Vanessa and Neto’s Southern California wedding

By Monique

I just love the word of mouth thing – brides who show their friends our work, and then their friends end up hiring us for their weddings too! This was the case with Vanessa and Neto. Vanessa is a friend of one of my favorite Tahoe brides Viktoriya. So I was really excited to fly down to Southern California in May to do their wedding at the Pacific Palms Resort in Industry Hills. It was a nice change from our Tahoe “Spring” weather. SoCal was warm and balmy, with LOTS of Palm trees, and a chance to reconnect with Viktoriya too. Vanessa and Neto were so great to work with, very easy going and naturals at not noticing the camera. We had a nice chunk of time before the ceremony to walk around the property for their portrait session, offering a lot of creative backgrounds both inside the Resort and around the grounds.

Available light @3200 with my new D3S!

Available light @4000 with my new D3S!

Available light @4000 with my new D3S, with the videographer’s video light on the side.

Available light 1/5 2.8 @4000 with my new D3S!


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  • jaymeeJune 3, 2010 - 8:07 pm

    holy crap! These are AMAZING. Just plain AMAZING. love love love all the amazing light. : )

  • TinaJune 6, 2010 - 2:18 am

    absolutely beautiful!

  • Jill StrawbridgeJune 26, 2010 - 8:02 pm

    I was a guest at Vanessa Jue’s wedding and really love your photos!

  • worcester photographerAugust 1, 2011 - 7:21 am

    hey there Monique, am loving your D3s photos, i am a nikonian too and would love the D3S 🙂

    is it worth the investment ?

    if you can drop me an email that would be awesome