Emily + Free = Married!

You probably remember Emily and Free from their Griffith Park Observatory engagement session. Well, now this cute couple is Mr. and Mrs.! They were married this weekend at the LDS Temple in Westwood with a reception at the Pasadena Masonic Temple. Their wedding day was casual, cool and fun – just like them. It was such a pleasure being there with their closest friends and family on such a special day. My lovely friend Heather was along for the ride that day and I couldn’t have done it without her!

We started the day off at the temple, waiting patiently for Emily and Free to exit as husband and wife. The smiles on their faces made it worth the wait!

During the week leading up the wedding there was a forecast for rain all day. I know Emily hoped we would have sunshine instead and when the forecast started turning around as the day got closer, I was so excited for them! We couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous day. Would you look at that blue sky?!

Emily and Free’s wedding party was the funnest. They made a good looking bunch, I must say. Oh, and aren’t the bridesmaid’s dresses lovely? Emily’s grandma made them, and I was in awe. And Emily’s beautiful dress was custom made, too, and inspired by a dress Emily saw on Project Runway. Love it!

Westwood Los Angeles LDS Temple Wedding

Westwood Los Angeles LDS Temple Wedding

This next one is probably my favorite from the day…

Westwood Los Angeles LDS Temple Wedding

We had some time before the reception to wander around Old Town Pasadena and take some lovely portraits. I love that time of the day when it’s just me and the couple – they get to relax and enjoy each other and I get to capture it. The best.

Old Town Pasadena Wedding Portraits

Old Town Pasadena Wedding Portraits

Old Town Pasadena Wedding Portraits

Old Town Pasadena Wedding Portraits

Old Town Pasadena Wedding Portraits

Old Town Pasadena Wedding Portraits

Old Town Pasadena Wedding Portraits

Old Town Pasadena Wedding Portraits

I call this next shot Free’s Real Estate Mogul Portrait. I made him promise that if he ever got into real estate, he needed to use this shot on the side of a bus bench.

Old Town Pasadena Wedding Portraits

Old Town Pasadena Wedding Portraits

Old Town Pasadena Wedding Portraits

From the very first meeting I had with Emily and Free they told me they definitely wanted their reception to be a bit of a dance party. It’s a good thing, too, because they had some friends with some moves. I threatened one in particular (hi, Kate!) with a blog post dedicated solely to photos of her on the dance floor, but I’ll refrain and post this fun collage instead. :)

Masonic Temple Pasadena Wedding Reception

Emily and Free, I hope you are having an amazing honeymoon in Hawaii! Thank you so much for letting me a part of your wedding day. I wish you both all the happiness in the world.

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  • Dorie - i want to rip her wedding dress right off her and steal it when she isn't looking. it is soooo gorgeous. i might give her, like, a robe to wear so she isn't nekkid. but the dress would be mine.

  • Ala @ The Modern Type - so fresh and so fun! i love the dancing collage!

  • Heather Kincaid - Love. Love. You captured the day and Emily and Free perfectly! So much fun with you. :)

  • Elizabeth D. - Love these pics, Heidi! My parents got married there, it’s a beautiful place.

  • Kim M. - Awesome photos!

  • Dorie N. - i want to rip her wedding dress right off her and steal it when she isn’t looking. it is soooo gorgeous. i might give her, like, a robe to wear so she isn’t nekkid. but the dress would be mine.

  • Tess Reyes - You are an awesome photographer, Heidi! and yes, thanks to Heather, too, for doing these fun, amazing photos with you.
    Can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures. It was a perfect day for a perfect couple!

  • Julie - that is one of the prettiest dresses I have ever seen! aren't they just too cute?Great party shots!!

  • Julie R. - that is one of the prettiest dresses I have ever seen! aren’t they just too cute?
    Great party shots!!

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