Photographing a bride and groom in the back of the limousine is typically incredibly difficult. And I guess it was difficult in this case as well.
For this SLS Beverly Hills couple, I was extremely fortunate. I captured this image after we had finished the couple's portraits and the three of us were riding back to the SLS Hotel. This was a stretch limousine and I was riding at the far front end near the driver. This newly married couple had just popped open a bottle of champagne and were enjoying a moment together for the first time as husband and wife. I try to stay as unobtrusive as I could and snapped my shutter just as all of the moments conspired together with beautiful expressions on both of them and with perfect lighting both inside and out — not to mention the perfectly positioned hands holding the glasses of champagne.
As we cruised through the streets of Beverly Hills, I was excited to get to the SLS Hotel and photograph their reception. This was certainly one of my favorite weddings of 2015 as a professional wedding photographer. It was a beautiful wedding on a beautiful day with a beautiful couple who shared a beautiful love.
The SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills is located in Los Angeles, California. Phone: (310) 247-0400. Website: http://slshotels.com/beverlyhills/.
Location: 465 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048.