This traditional portrait of a bride and groom before their Malibu wedding is something that I create for all of my client couples.
I like to joke that this is the photograph that the parents always want to see and hang on their walls after the wedding. And although most wedding photographers will also create images like these, I'd like to think that my traditional wedding photographs do more than show a newly married couple in their wedding day finery. Instead, I like to think that both their personalities and their joy come through in the image.
This summer wedding was held at the bride's grandparents home. They live in an area with some pretty amazing neighbors including Matthew McConaughey. And just a few doors down from there is the former Malibu estate of Johnny Carson. As you can imagine, Carson's estate is gated and patrolled by security. However, with a bit of sweet talking by myself and the couple, the guard opened the gate and let us step inside for just a few minutes so we could capture a few images like these. We felt so incredibly fortunate to have this kind of access to such a lovely background.
Location: Malibu, CA.1/320; f/5.0; ISO 400; 135.0 mm.