This gorgeous Millwick wedding in Los Angeles was one of my all time favorites. And a large part of that is because of the two people getting married. Christina and Nathan have been dear friends for a long time, and I was among the many loved ones cheering them on on their wedding day. Long time partners of over ten years, they built a life together in two Southern California cities, made a home, and encouraged each other in their passions and professions along the way. Both artists, their wedding was full of visually rich details and creativity. Throw in what might be the perfect venue, the both urban and tropically decorated Millwick, and you have a combination that was stunning. Equal parts fun and tear jerking, Christina & Nathan’s wedding was the perfect representation of this amazing couple who are full of passion, both for each other and for life.

bride and bridesmaids toasting at Millwick wedding in Omni Hotel

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bride and groom listening to best man's speech at Millwick wedding reception in Los Angeles

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brides family dancing at Millwick wedding reception

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bride dancing with light trails at Millwick wedding reception

Coordinator: Coordinator, M.D.
Venue: Millwick
Hair & Makeup: Veronica Lane
Caterer & Cake: Whoa Nelly!
Florist: Seed Floral
Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals and La Tovola Linens
Photo Booth: Fotopod Photo Booth
DJ: MX Farina
Transportation: GTS Charter

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  • chendershaw@me.com - Thank you, Sarah! I am so lucky to know such a talented photographer document our big day. You are the best! ReplyCancel

Just a few days away from their first wedding anniversary, what a better way to celebrate than with a blog! Amanda & Ray were married in beautiful Coronado, California on a cool, cloudy day (actually my favorite for beach weddings). In a celebration as laid back and fun as the couple, they were married on the beach, then partied at their reception at Miguel’s Cocina, a local Mexican restaurant. In between, we had time for some modern and classic portraits as well as some out of the box ones that are my favorites. Sweet, emotional, and fun, this is a wedding their family and friends (including me) will remember for a lifetime. And shout out to Ray’s family who celebrated with a Nigerian money spraying of the couple during the reception, similar to a money dance in other cultures. I love learning new wedding traditions from families. Happy anniversary Amanda & Ray!

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Nigerian money dance during a wedding at Miguel's Cocina in Coronado California

Nigerian money spraying at wedding at Miguel's Cocina in Coronado California

bride dancing at wedding reception at Miguel's Cocina in Coronado California

Ceremony venue: Coronado’s South Beach Reception
Reception Venue: Miguel’s Cocina, Coronado

Caroline & Kevin just said “I do” this past weekend, and I had the pleasure of being their wedding photographer. First we got to know each other at their Balboa Park engagement session where we explored some quieter parts of the park. Caroline and Kevin live in the neighborhood and Caroline can often jogs the park’s miles of gorgeous grounds so it’s not only a beautiful location, it also has a personal connection to this easy going couple. This session reflects the laid back and warm mood that makes this couple such a joy to be around.

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Balboa Park wedding photographer engagement session

San Diego wedding photographer engagement session in Palm Canyon

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This adorable family has been coming to me annually since Cedar was a wee babe. I love their carefree spirits and their ability to laugh even in the craziest of toddler moments. It really allows their colorful personalities to shine and I am able to capture the fun they have together and their zest for life. Thanks Amber, Joshua, & Cedar for the laughs and allowing me the photograph your beautiful family!

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Engagement sessions are the best when you can capture a slice of a couple’s everyday life. Sydney & Heather visit Dark Horse Coffee in North Park on the weekends, so we started their engagement session there, and then took a walk around the neighborhood to visit the colorful murals that Sydney & Heather love. They brought along their pit bull Mikey, which was the perfect touch to make their session even more meaningful. Mikey put up with us pretty well for the better part of an hour and charmed my pants off. Sydney & Heather’s wedding is less than a week away and I cannot wait to photograph this amazing couple again. Their relaxed and warm personalities are going to make for the best day ever.

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