A Dream Wedding in Anaheim, California

I had the opportunity of a LIFETIME last month when Marissa and Brendan hired me to photograph their amazing and magical day in Anaheim, California. I met them for the first time during their engagement photos last year and it was just a BLAST. They love dogs… I love dogs…. basically we hit it off!

I knew from that session alone how happy and joyful their love was, so I was beyond honoured and thrilled that they wanted me to document their special day in Cali! I have to mention how EASY it was working with Marissa. She dropped off a duo-tang the week prior for me with all our flight, shuttle, and accommodation information. She was a dream bride and made my life SO easy! She also valued my opinion and timeline recommendations for photography which I appreciated SO much!

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Marissa and Brendan had a super unique timeline and schedule! The ceremony, quick wedding party photos, and reception happened on one day and we did family photos and formals the next day! It really broke things up and I could tell how relaxed people were by day two!

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On the morning of the big day, everyone was SO relaxed and ready to have fun! Did I mention I am really good friends with two of the bridesmaids in the wedding party? That made things even more fun for me! I felt so welcome and Marissa treated me like a friend too- something I really value! The guys were also super chill! They were prepared with their ties on and were ready to go! I was impressed since sometimes guys tend to be a little slow getting ready…. just saying… :)

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I headed back to the girls for some lovely getting ready moments and for a first look with Marissa’s dad- it was a special one! Also- that little flower girl is ADORABLE!

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And now it was time for the ceremony up on a lovely balcony! It was a warm and VERY sunny day which matched the couple’s personalities perfectly!

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After the ceremony we did some photos with wedding party, had lots of laughs, and created bright vibrant imagery! PS- the florals were incredible and so colourful! The bridesmaid dresses also added the perfect touch!

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Now time to head to the reception! It was a dreamy, warm, and intimate set up that I adored. Receptions always lead to some of my favourite shots of the entire day! I am able to capture your guests having fun and just get candid memories for you to always look back on! Their were lovely dances with the parents, and the couple did their own epic first dance!

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After a blast of an evening and a piece of cake, we went to our hotel and rested up for more photos the next day! I met up with the family late afternoon and got some natural photos full of laughter and joy! Next it was all about the couple and we could focus on images of JUST them! By the end of the day we captured fun memories in the park with the wedding party! I HAVE to say again how lovely working with Marissa + Brendan was! I will always remember this experience!

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What an exciting, memorable, and joyful week I had as their wedding photographer! So thankful and HAPPY for these two newlyweds! Congratulations Marissa and Brendan! You two have a fairytale kind of love!

Love always,


Schae, B.B.A.
Professional Photographers of Canada | Click Pro
www.schaephotography.com
@schaephotography