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Bride and groom sharing a kiss with bride's veil swaying in the wind at Seven Degrees, taken by Christopher Brown Weddings

Alison, a local California girl, and Joe, originally from England, finally got to tie the knot at the Seven Degrees wedding venue in Laguna Beach. This was after a lengthy delay because of the pandemic.  Covid has affected so many weddings, and couples like Alison and Joe have had to postpone their wedding on multiple […]

Groom plants a kiss on bride’s cheek, captured by Christopher Brown weddings

This Bates Nut Farm wedding with Sarah and Sean was a relaxed celebration that was a joy for me to shoot. Sarah and Sean are an easygoing couple that wanted their wedding photos to be natural, which matched my style perfectly. I loved capturing the couple’s sweet, candid moments. It reminded me exactly why photographing […]

Newlywed couple sharing an embrace with each other with their backs to the camera and looking over beach view, captured by Christopher Brown Weddings

When a Five Crowns wedding comes along that involves taking a ride in a convertible mustang to the nearby beach to capture romantic moments between the bride and groom, it’s a given the shots are going to be incredible. Thankfully, this Five Crowns wedding followed that rule instead of breaking it. I love shooting in […]

Couple leaning in for a kiss during their romantic Pasadena City Hall Photoshoot, taken by Christopher Brown weddings

While a city hall might not be your first choice for an intimate wedding day shoot, let me change your mind with this Pasadena City Hall photoshoot. There’s no pressure, but shooting Samer, Madonna, and their love for another framed in Pasadena City Hall’s classic, stark architecture gave the whole shoot a deeper, more timeless […]

The threat of COVID-19 can seem like a dark cloud over everyone’s 2020 wedding plans. But as they say, love finds a way. This was evident in the union of Emma and Jake, just like their Laguna Beach engagement shoot. This small, intimate wedding at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach overflowed with elegance and charm. […]

In the wake of COVID-19, countless couples have had their engagement and marriage plans turned upside down. No one could have prepared for these times, which left one option: get creative. For Johnny and Moriah, the plan became an elope—well, kind of, as their approving parents were in attendace. Like their engagement shoot, the couple’s intimate elopement […]

With only 200 permanent residents and all-wooden houses straight out of 1900, Tällberg’s intimate atmosphere starts at its very foundation. Though a popular tourist resort, it’s hard to think of a better place for Gustaf and Mikaela’s intimate wedding in Sweden. The unique natural beauty of this location gave me so much to work with […]

“There’s a place on a blank stretch of road/ Where nobody travels and nobody goes,” Bruce Springsteen sang of hidden slices of heaven on his song “Moonlight Motel.” It’s an ode to the places made priceless by the passage of time. That’s what makes 1880 Union Hotel in Los Alamos such an exquisite location. Part […]

It’s easy to catch a contact high when you’re involved in the happiest day of a person’s life. When it’s one of your oldest friends, you’re experiencing it right alongside him. For that reason alone, Ray Patchen’s marriage to Tori became a particularly memorable photo-shoot. Temecula Creek Inn had beautiful pockets of great locations to […]

Venue/Caterer: Five Crowns Restaurant Wedding Coordinator: Lily Mac Events  Videographer: David Moore Florist: Cabbage Rose Weddings Cake: Simply Sweet Cakery Hair: Mallory Boaz Makeup: Ms. Victoria Beauty DJ/Band: Steve Burdick Gown Designer: Essense of Australia Bridesmaids Attire: David’s Bridal Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Friar Tux  Jewelry: Haute Couture Intimate weddings can be a bit of […]