Pam + Gary = Married!

I’ve talked once before about the first time I met Pam and Gary, and the kindness they showed me when they learned about my grandfather passing away before I was even officially chosen as their wedding photographer. I’ve had a special fondness for these two ever since, and it’s not just because they did end up choosing me to photograph their wedding day. :)

Pam and Gary are as fun as they are kind. I felt comfortable around them instantly and enjoyed every minute of their wedding day. They created a day all their own and it was obvious how much they both appreciated being surrounded by their family and friends on such a special day. That appreciation is contagious and I am so appreciative to know Pam and Gary! Thanks, you two, for allowing me to play a part in your day. I’m so happy to have been a part of it!

Big thanks, as well, to the other vendors that helped make the day what it was:

Coordinator: Carina McLaughlin of Tealight Weddings and Events
Venue: The Grand Long Beach
Hair and Makeup: Kelly Zhang
Flowers: My Wedding Blooms
Videography: Onyx Cinema
Photo Booth: Instabooths
DJ: Pacific Events Entertainment
Gelato Bar: Gelato Bar LA

And now for some favorites! Click here to watch a slideshow of Pam and Gary’s wedding.

macro wedding ring photo

wedding dress in hallway

bride getting ready photos

Pam and Gary chose to do a First Look, which allowed us TONS of time for portraits before the ceremony. It was so nice to have all the romantic portraits done before the ceremony so they were able to mingle with their guests during cocktail hour!

wedding first look

wedding party photos

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding portraits

bride and groom in long beach

photo of bride laughing

groom photo long beach

I was so in love with the rosette detailing on the strap of Melissa’s (the MOH) dress.

purple wedding bouquet

long beach grand wedding

grand long beach wedding

purple pink wedding centerpieces

bamboo tier centerpieces

signature wedding cocktail

purple wedding details

Pam and Gary told me they were having a gelato bar as a special treat for guests. I had been looking forward to it ever since. It was worth the wait! :)

wedding gelato bar

bride groom first dance

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