Rustic DIY Outdoor Wedding

Los Angeles Wedding photographer

It was a summer’s afternoon with the most beautiful weather. Admittedly, when I first walked into the space at the venue where the bride was getting ready with final details, I was originally taken aback by the fact that the room looked a bit dark, the space a bit cluttered, and let’s just say the decor was peculiar… I love how the first few photographs turned out! The whites and blues, and the soft tone of her skin in the first few photos is gorgeous, if I do say so. All you have to do in 95% of cases where a setting doesn’t initially seem ideal, is move to where the light is ladies; and the bay windows in one part of this room were perfect. And I have yet to find a room who’s decor is busy to the point of making it impossible to find clean and ethereal backdrops. If there is a love-for-finding-the-right-angle, there is a way. I make it my mission to never distract from the bride.

As for the rest of the day… how could you not love all that lush, green scenery, and all of those thoughtful details (many of them DIY, btw) that gave the overall ambience lightness, freshness, and a little bit of a vintage-rustic feel. Then, eclairs and macaroons, and multiple cakes! Oh, and string lights, always love those. All around a spectacular day with a lovely couple.

My very special thank you to Matt Dames for having me second-shoot this wedding. To many more! Cheers *clinking wine glass, against my monitor

,Los Angeles wedding photographer Linda Arredondo