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Shawna & John's Epic Blog


I had the pleasure of shooting the engagement session and the wedding of Shawna and John. I had so much fun with them, I decided to share a gazillion of pictures from those two days. They are both Disney fans, and incredibly fun to be around of. We spent a very nice golden hour in and around Balboa Park. They enjoyed the lovely waterfront Ferris Wheel.

The engaged couple on the waterfront Ferris Wheel in Balboa Park

Then I took a few photos of them riding their bikes... I fell in love with John's "chopper" bike.

Engaged couple having a nice bike ride in Newport Beach

Before we hit the beach to take the pier pictures, I took the requested t-shirt photo.

Engagement pictures under Balboa Pier in Newport Beach, CA

Then we did the sunset shots.

Sunset engagement photos in Newport Beach, CA
Sunset engagement photos in Newport Beach, CA

The wedding took place in one of the gorgeous Orange County venues, The Villa San Juan Capistrano. I had a great time shooting at this authentic location. Let me share you a few details shots. The wedding gown, the wedding rings, the bride's jewelry, the bride's bouquet, the bridesmaids dresses, and a few other personal touches from the couple.

The wedding gown at The Villa San Juan Capistrano
The wedding rings and the engagement ring at The Villa San Juan Capistrano
The wedding rings and the engagement ring at The Villa San Juan Capistrano
The wedding rings and the engagement ring at The Villa San Juan Capistrano
The bride's jewelry and bouquet at The Villa San Juan Capistrano
The bride's gown and the bridesmaids dresses at The Villa San Juan Capistrano
The bride is getting ready at The Villa San Juan Capistrano
No one doubts the groom's taste when it comes to Scotch
A very special and touching appearance by Tinkerbell. A personal touch from the bride.

Here is the handsome groom making sure he is ready for the ceremony.

The groom is getting ready at The Villa San Juan Capistrano

And of course, the beautiful bride getting ready for the ceremony. I also did have some time to shoot some portraits of her (and her bridesmaids) before the ceremony started. We made sure we took advantage of the several different settings of the venue.

Bridal portraits at The Villa San Juan Capistrano
The bride with her bridesmaids at The Villa San Juan Capistrano

Following the ceremony, we gave the couple a few moments alone to enjoy and savor the moment, to freshen up etc. While they were relaxing and grabbing a little bite, I went around and take a few photos pf the bathroom... Yes... The bathroom.

Detail photos from the bathroom setup at The Villa San Juan Capistrano
Detail photos from the bathroom setup at The Villa San Juan Capistrano

​​​After that, we had some time for their portraits and we truly enjoyed what The Villa had to offer. The couple was so easy to work, we had the chance to try different approaches to wedding photography.

Newlyweds portraits at The Villa San Juan Capistrano
Bride and groom after the ceremony at The Villa San Juan Capistrano
Bride and groom portraits at The Villa San Juan Capistrano
Shawna & John at The Villa San Juan Capistrano
Bride and groom portraits at The Villa San Juan Capistrano

Then it was time for the Grand Entrance, which was immediately followed by the First Dance.

Grand Entrance at The Villa San Juan Capistrano
First Dance at The Villa San Juan Capistrano
First Dance at The Villa San Juan Capistrano
Bride and groom at The Villa San Juan Capistrano

A few more details of the wonderful Villa after dark.

The Villa San Juan Capistrano after dark details

Let's wrap it up with the cake and the cake cutting picture. I wish Shawna and John a wonderful, healthy, happy, prosperous life with full of trips to Disneyland together!

Wedding cake at the Villa San Juan Capistrano
Bride and groom cutting the cake at the Villa San Juan Capistrano

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