I was been waiting a year to photograph this sweet couple. I met Tom and Sherry last February and I was just thrilled that they hired me to photograph their special wedding day. They made all of the right choices. Fleur de Lis Chapel in Upland is one of my favorite wedding ceremony sites and Padua Hills Theatre in Claremont is simply amazing for both weddings and receptions. They chose both of these locations and the wedding was a complete success.
The weather kept us all on our toes. It had rained quite a bit the day before and on the morning of this wedding, but it turned out to be a glorious day filled with puffy white clouds and blue skies. It was a bit chilly , but that just kept us alert and full of energy.
I have to thank my team of photographers. My number one second shooter Mark who happens to be my husband was there to capture moments happening behind my back. It is extremely important to have a second shooter at a wedding so Thank you Mark! I am so excited to announce my newest Intern Marissa! Marissa is a college student on her way to amazing things. She will be an amazing Nurse Practitioner one day, but she is extremely talented with the camera and I am so honored to help her achieve her photography dreams. It won't be long before she is one of my trusted associate shooters. I can't wait! Marissa is a blessing and I love seeing her learn and grow with her photography. She got some great shots for Tom and Sherry.
We started the day at The Ayres Suites in Ontario. What lovley rooms they have. We got some gorgeous photos of Sherry getting ready.
Our next stop was the charming Fleur de Lis Chapel in Upland. If you are seeking out a historic, quaint wedding chapel, then Fleur de Lis Chapel is for you! Thank you Liza and staff for the hospitality and to Greg Pratt of The Clery Referral for such a lovley wedding ceremony. After the wedding we made it to our final destination for the reception at Padua Hills Theatre in Claremont. We were greeted by friendly staff, drinks and appetizers and the beautiful essence of Padua Hills Theatre. The reception room is stunning and takes your breath away. Tom and Sherry were so pleased to see how much Padua Hills did to make their reception perfect!
Shawn from Entertainment Express provided the wonderful music and entertainment for the evening.
Tom and Sherry's wedding was a complete success and it was just a joy to be a part of it. Stay tuned for Tina and Ted's wedding coming up soon as well as 2 newborn shoots. Have a blessed weekend.