I love involving the parents in getting ready photographs. This is especially important when the bride or the groom is close to apparent and wants to honor them and make them feel involved. Prior to her wedding at the Japanese Garden in Pasadena, this bride got ready at her parents' home. Once she was dressed, I organized a brief first look with her father and afterwards this celebratory moment occurred. Emotion of any type, whether it be laughter, joy, sorrow, or tears serves to expand the impact of any photograph. And I will often do whatever I need to do in order to help ensure that I am there when those moments occur. In photography, 90% of the job is to be in the right place at the right time and to innately understand the best moment to press the button on the camera in order to capture the photograph. Although some wedding photographers may consider that an oversimplification, I actually consider that idea quite complicated. If simply being there is most of the battle, then how hard can it be to work as a wedding photographer? Well, to be in the right place at the right time and do your job at the right moment is a true gift and one that takes countless hours of practice to even begin to do correctly. Storrier-Stearns Japanese Garden is located in Pasadena, California.
Location: 270 Arlington Dr, Pasadena, CA 91105.