Most people choose September as a wedding month here in Southern California because well June is rainy, July most people go on vacation and August is too dang hot. That is what Jessica and Raul were thinking when they planned their wedding a year ago, little did they know that there would be a record breaking heatwave and their wedding date would produce a temperature of 104 degrees in Redondo Beach, that is what i call one HOT couple. (sorry i could not resist) I met Jessica and Raul after they were referred to me by a former client. I was super excited when i met them for their wedding consult at a location mexican restaurant for chips and guac. After getting to know them Jessica mentioned she wanted to do something fun and different for their engagement session and i was all for it, you can check it out here… I could not wait for this wedding and was counting down the months before hand.
As always i arrived early at the reception venue to scout bridal portrait locations with my second shooter Crystal with Crystal Nicole Photography. After being honked at because we made a rolling stop at a stop sign (come on its cali and the other person was on their phone, anyways i digress hehe), getting so involved in our photography conservations and getting lost maybe once or twice, ok it was more like four times, we finally made it to Jessica’s home while she prepared to get ready. Her mother was so sweet, the second we walked in she showed us into where Jessica was getting ready, offered us water (in spanish, good thing Crystal was there to help me translate that night hehe) and even rearranged her backyard so we good get the best shot of Jessica’s dress. Before i keep going on about this wedding and how amazing it was, i am just going to mention one thing… the look on Raul’s face when Jessica came through the church doors was priceless. Raul looked so happy and so in love and was definitely trying to hold back some tears. I am so happy for these two and cannot wait to work with them again and all of their fun friends! Their ceremony was held at a beautiful church in Torrance and the reception at Cheesecake Factory in Redondo Beach overlooking the harbor! Here is to you Jessica and Raul and many more years of fun themed photoshoots!