Kristi and Arjun got married on a beautiful day in Southern California at The Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach. We were so excited to go down to Southern California for this picture perfect wedding! There is just something so special about Southern California sun that we love! Images are always so bright and colorful down in Socal, compared to the fogginess and windy conditions we often get in San Francisco.
We were so excited to go down to Southern California for this picture perfect wedding! There is just something so special about Southern California sun that we love! Images are always so bright and colorful down in Socal, compared to the fogginess and windy conditions we often get in San Francisco.
The Sangeet night was the night before and the next day was their gorgeous wedding and reception. We captured both the bride and groom getting ready before heading downstairs for Kristi and Arjun to do their “first look”.
While looking at these images, I am reminded of how awesome things can go when the bride and groom plan things the right way! For example, we started shooting getting ready early so we could get lots of detail shots of Kristi and Arjun’s outfits and jewelry and had time to capture makeup going on naturally, and not fake shots! Kristi then proceeded to put on her jewelry in a very relaxed and “good mood” sort of way! Notice her beautiful and natural smile. In her eyes, she is calm, excited, and bursting with energy!
It also helped, Kristi, hired an amazing coordinator, Jen Bergmark, from First Pick Planning, who is amazing and wonderful to work with! She really made sure everything was on schedule and was super fun to work with!
For the photo session with the bride and groom, we had a lot of time to incorporate their large bridal party in a number of shots and did countless combinations of family photos. This was awesome because often times there is not enough time to do these images later in the day after the ceremony and we prefer to do them before as well.
Their ceremony was absolutely gorgeous with light coming from behind and sheer fabric on top to filter out the bright sun and make it a beautiful soft light. Their Priest is awesome too because he conducts the ceremony to the point and doesn’t drag on too long. Also helps that he can explain everything in English so guests can really appreciate the beautiful meanings of all the Hindu wedding rituals.
Prior to the reception, we had another amazing photo shoot with the couple before the grand entrance. The sunset was amazing and created really beautiful light. Kristi’s outfit and color choice was also wonderful because it really pops off the color of the sky.
For the reception, there was a ton of food, dancing, and amazing desserts! We loved capturing Kristi + Arjun’s wedding in Huntington Beach and hope to come back again for future weddings!
If you are getting married in Southern California let us know! We frequently come down for beautiful Indian weddings and would love to hear from you!