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Newport Beach Wedding Photography / David + Megan Wedding

Newport Beach Wedding Photography / Upon a Sea of Love

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I Love Being A Newport Beach Wedding Photographer When It Comes To Everlasting Love

Take a look at this Newport Beach wedding photography.  Being a wedding photographer allows me to experience all types of unions. Honestly, there is nothing quite like young love.  Especially high school sweetheart everlasting love. David and Megan have known one another since they attended junior high school together. They became close friends once they started attending high school. Only nine months later they realized this was love.  This was not just high school puppy love.  This love was real.  At that moment they realized they were meant for one another for life.

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Newport Beach wedding photography aboard the Newport Princess / Newport Bay

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A bride’s beautiful gown makes perfect for Newport Beach wedding photography!

Life Gets Busy But They Stayed Focused

Working and attending college around their engagement and wedding planning wasn’t easy. Megan attends University of California Riverside and will be graduating in June, 2013. David started out attending Riverside Community College, but realized joining the Navy was really his calling. David enlisted in the US Navy.  He was put into the Nuclear Engineering program and has been attending school for the past two years. Life gets busy, but they approached their wedding like any other milestone.  They focused on their relationship with love and energy.

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Only days before Christmas the wedding took place aboard the Newport Princess Yacht.

 

Inseparable since those early high school years, these sweethearts were thrilled to become man and wife this past December.  The wedding ceremony and reception took place with Electra Cruises.  They chose to wed aboard the Newport Princess Yacht in Newport Bay, Newport Beach. I was thrilled they chose me as their wedding photographer and really enjoyed shooting this beautiful pair.

 

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The entire yacht was decorated with holiday décor, including ornate Christmas trees, garland and pearls.

The wedding was a beautiful, sunny day upon a calm sea of love. The entire yacht was decorated with holiday décor, including ornate Christmas trees, garland and pearls.

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Dressed For The Season

The groomsmen looked dapper in their three-piece tuxedos and the bridesmaids sparkled in crimson dresses. The entire wedding party was dressed for the season, but with a modern, wedding flair.

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The Bride Was An Angel In White

Megan was an angel in white. Her floor length gown was simple and elegant. She wore a beautifully beaded headband and veil.  They were a perfect compliment to her gorgeous deep red and crimson calla lilies. David stood handsome and proud in his black suit accented with a crimson tie.   His eyes sparkled with love.  David was beaming with joy as he saw his bride for the first time walking towards him down the aisle.

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Strong And Everlasting Love

The ceremony was true to the couple; simple, sweet and lovely. The reception was full of laughter, friends, food, family, giving of gifts, dancing and pure joy. Watching these two young people grow together over the years has only solidified my belief in true love. No matter what the age, the time these two have spent together has created a union that will last through their lives. It is with great joy I attended such an event and was able to participate as their Newport Beach wedding photographer. Their love is strong and lasting. I look forward to photographing their children and family for years to come.

Contributing Vendors and Coordinators:

Electra Cruises www.electracruises.com :  Mona – Onboard Day Of Coordinator, Larry Phoenix – Captain, Allison Danielson – Wedding & Special Events Planner

LaVonne’s Florist www.lavonnesflorist.com

Gary Barmore / Marrying Captain / barmorehome@earthlink.net

Please stop by and view other favorite wedding photos at http://www.bellamiafotos.com/wedding.html

Lindsey & John Destination Wedding Maui!

I am so blessed to be the destination wedding photographer for this amazing couple, John and Lindsey Arviso They chose to be married on the perfect island Maui, the Valley Isle. As the wedding began, a gorgeous rainbow with the most vivid colors stretched side to side as if beckoning us to delight our eyes on the princess bride soon to appear through this extraordinary vision. Incredibly, the rainbow remained the entirety of the ceremony. In this magical Island of Maui even rainbows are mystical.

Following the ceremony, we were privileged to a perfect sunset changing colors with every breath, simply a photographer’s castle in the sky. Speaking of photographers, I was so fortunate to have my friend/photographer second shoot with me for this incredible destination wedding, Sonia Tapia. Her assistance and eye for detail is impeccable.

The very next day we jumped in our cars to drive “The Road to Hana”. We made many stops for amazing photo opts which included waterfalls and the Black Sand Beach. Two days later we ventured out to take advantage of more of the island’s natural beauty, the Sugar Cane Train, Mama’s Fish House for dinner and then into the waters of the North Shore. I believe the treacherous waters calmed just for the time Lindsey and John danced in the sea and sky. Gorgeous!

Kristee & Elliott Wedding ~ in the beautiful mountains of Frazier Park

Photos coming soon!

Stacey & Don Wedding ~ Weins Family Winery