Natalie and Stephen September 23, 2023 Photography by Tom Keene at the California Yacht Club
Updated: Sep 27
Wedding Photography LAdigitalPhoto - Life Event Photography by Tom Keene ©
Ceremony - Saint Monica Catholic Church
Reception - California Yacht Club
What a beautiful day this was for Natalie and Stephen. As their photographer for their wedding at St. Monica Catholic Church and the California Yacht Club, I can attest to the absolutely lovely day it was for this couple.
Starting at the church for the ceremony often feels like a military operation. You arrive, you get your orders of where you can go and what you can do and then you set off on your mission, capture a stunning couple.
It wasn't long after we arrived that the couple arrived. And we were off to the races.
Saint Monica Catholic Church, Santa Monica, CA
The groom and his aunt
Inside the church
The groom awaits his bride
And what a beautiful bride she was...
I can't remember why everyone laughed but I am sure it was a great way to relax
A new trend in churches. The priest stands between the couple and the guests.
Pro: You can see the couple and not their back
Con: The priest is often blocking the view of the couple
Lighting the unity candle
Natalie was ready for this moment
And she nailed it!
Congratulations to Natalie and Stephen
We are married!
A moment back in the church for one photo (that was all that was allowed)
The amazing wedding party
Their chariot awaits; keeping it classic
A quick stop off for a photo with a view of the Santa Monica Pier
Vintage love. These two are old souls for sure!
Just some fun at another stop before arriving at the reception
Bride and groom tug o' war kissing
We made everyone leave so we could get down to some romantics
And they came out amazing
One request: Capture this photo as a redo of her parent's wedding day
My gift to my couple. You will have to hire me to find out what it is!
Go big or go home, or so the say. A beautiful ring.
The staircase at the California Yacht Club
Headed down to do a couple walk through before the guests arrive.
They just loved it.
A private dance with no one but us around to see it
No truer words have ever been said
This guy, wow, he was a true performer and made the bride tear
A quick run out to catch the sunset before heading in to their event
Here are the locations for the day
Saint Monica Catholic Church
725 California Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
California Yacht Club
4469 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Contact Brooke Caress
Vendors for the day (updating soon)
The VW Bug
Photography and Videography
LAdigitalPhoto.com, of course!
Ready to see the whole day? All 4500+ images? Go get something to drink and find a nice chair to sit in and enjoy!