For this September wedding, the bride got ready at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica.
You wouldn't know it from this photograph, but the bride was rather stressed about so many details coming together at one time. She'd warned me before the event, that she might be overcome by certain feelings and I assured her that I would be there to help her along the way and make the process easier for her. In the middle of her getting ready photographs, and before she got dressed, she called me into the bedroom to share some details about certain things that were troubling her — certain things that had to do with other people who were in the room. Realizing that the bride's happiness was at stake, I asked her to stay in the room and I returned to the main room and handle the situation in such a way as to ensure the bride's happiness while maintaining a diplomatic decorum.
The story is typical of what happens on a wedding day when you hire me to photograph your event. I perform services other than photography, because doing so helps ensure that the day run smoother for everyone and that a certain level of happiness is assured therefore helping me create better photographs.
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is located in Santa Monica, California. Phone: (310) 576-7777. Website: http://www.fairmont.com/santa-monica/.
Location: 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401.