In the many weddings we have witnessed, we see many relationships and bonds that have risen and soared to the heights of that celebratory day. And we see that it only grows and ascends higher with time. When I think of Aurea and Alexis, I remember the first meeting that we had with them. They were your typically happy couple, but near the end we started talking about hardships (the “for worse” part of your vows). Without disclosing details, it ends up that these two are battle-tested and had endured those “for worse” moments earlier than most. And what we saw in their eyes after that was deeper than happiness and stronger than joy. They really love each other. And that’s what I see when I look at these photos of their celebratory day, since they have much to celebrate. It’s a reminder to me that I shouldn’t take my own marriage for granted, a reminder to be grateful to be so blessed. So read on for our Seven Degrees wedding photography.
So look deep into the photos and hopefully you’ll see that deeper happiness. Also, thanks to Robert Paetz for being our second shooter that day! You can also see more examples of our work in Laguna Beach here.
And don’t forget to click play and check out their wedding video as well.
Preparation at The Inn in Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach Wedding Photos
One thing I love about doing wedding photography in Laguna Beach is the easy access to some of the best beaches in Southern California. We actually did their engagement photos in Laguna Beach. The engagement photography session gave us a chance to get to know the couple (who they are together, what makes them unique) along with helping Aurea and Alexis get more comfortable with us.
Back to Seven Degrees
From there we headed to 7 Degrees for wedding photography of the bridal party.
Wedding Ceremony at Seven Degrees
Seven Degrees has a beautiful garden that goes up the hill, with cascading waterfalls. Our bride descended down to the wedding ceremony below.
And you have to love that amazing sunset over the hills of Laguna Beach.
7 Degrees Cocktail Hour
Seven Degrees Wedding Reception
The reception ballroom at Seven Degrees is actually more of an art gallery space. The lighting is all configurable and dynamic, with modern concrete styling.
I love the mesh metal ceiling and the reflections that it made with the tables.
First Dance at 7 Degrees
They had a food truck make food for the wedding, bringing it in from outside. Gotta love amazing handmade tacos.
Make sure that you check out the rest of blog for more examples of wedding photography in Laguna Beach, along with the many examples of Laguna Beach engagement photography. We also have Seven Degrees wedding photography (7 Degrees) examples and more.
You can also find more recent work that we’ve done on our Instagram, such as this wedding we did more recently at Seven Degrees (wedding video teaser):