In March of 2016,Sugar Branch Events reach out to me to shoot an event at Crystal Cove Club House in Laguna Beach California. This event was for a Welcome Party the night before a couple's wedding. The family requested a casual photographer blending into the group taking pictures like a family reunion. They preferred this friendly shooting style rather than a professional photographer sticking out and organizing people for posed shots.
So, I did just that! I was able to intimately take pictures with the guests, all while mingling and getting to know the wedding party. It turns out the groom Phil was Australian and a former pro baseball player. The bride is originally from Chicago, but was living in New York City when she met him. He'd come to NYC with some teammates to attend a Yankees game. About 6 months after they met, she moved to Australia to be with him! Her parents relocated to Laguna Beach two years ago, the couple really came to love the area and chose to get married here. You could tell from their friendly demeanor that they both are great people - so easy to work with and very laid back. I couldn't have asked for better clients!
These photos were shot straight to JPG and delivered same day. No editing required.