Åse and Stephan – Destination Wedding at Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles
Åse and Stephan are from Sweden. They’re a very relaxed easy going couple, and fun to work with as well. They’ve been together for about 17 years now, and have two kids; 7 and 10. They live in a small town, and have been planning their Los Angeles beach wedding for about a year without anyone finding out. They want it to be a surprise to everyone back home in Sweden. They even planned on announcing their destination wedding nuptials via the local newspaper! Stephan works for an American company based out of Santa Monica, and stayed a stone’s throw from the Santa Monica Pier.
They flew out on tuesday for their destination wedding in Los Angeles, and got married on Friday at the Trump National Golf Club. The ceremony itself was tiny…It was the priest Staaphan, two witnesses, and me. It was such a beautiful wedding with the cliffs of Rancho Palos Verdes in the background, the ocean, the clear blue skies. We really couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. Åse had told me that she mostly just wanted some photos of the ceremony and a couple portraits afterwards.. she said about 10-15 photos. For a 1 hour session like this I’ll usually hand over about 25 quality select photos… but since there was a ceremony as well, I had to capture those moments too. I always try to under-promise, over-deliver… and this time was no exception. She ended up with a total of 84 photos. I hope she like them!
I usually don’t offer 1 hour wedding packages, but Åse just wanted portraits and a couple shots at the ceremony and had promised that it wouldn’t go over 1 hour. It was one of the most fun, easy “weddings” that I have ever shot!
Here are a few of the photos: