I’ve shot at the Marriott in Marina Del Rey before, and every time I return I fall in love with LA more and more. This town is just a little slice of LA heaven! Aside from the record heat that was all over Southern Cali, the weather at the marina for Vanessa + Tuan‘s wedding was actually nice and cool. My trusty second shooter, Tai, was thoughtful enough to pack us a small travel cooler with iced water bottles in anticipation for a looooong, hooooot day of shooting. We’re glad we didn’t need them after all – can you imagine us lugging our gear AND a cooler???
We started with Vanessa’s bridal prep in her suite and booyyy was it a full house. Guests were flying in from all over just to see these 2 get married! There was so much love and hugs going around I felt as if I was even part of the extended family. Vanessa + Tuan’s ceremony took place on the roof top where the helipad is, which made for a cool air breeze and spectacular views of the marina! It was such a beautiful wedding complete with the fresh air of the sea. And the sunset… let’s not forget about LA’s gorgeous sunsets!
Congratulations, Vanessa + Tuan. Thank you for inviting me into your lives and for being a part of your wedding day.
… and then Mr. Manolo Bhlanik made an appearance.
Associate Photographer: Tai Nguyen // Venue: Marriott at Marina del Rey // Cinematographer: Three Light Guide Films