May 25, 2009

Dave + Ally at Crystal Cove, Laguna Beach

Ally and Dave's engagement photo shoot at Crystal Cove - Laguna Beach
Here's a few of my favorites:

Lately my engagement shoots have turned into hiking trips. It's probably because I've been wanting to be outdoors and getting to the best spots sometimes take a little walking. I totally don't mind it because it's always worth the hike! With Ally and Dave we had fun exploring the cliffs above Crystal Cove and we finished the shoot with a sunset dip in the water. Check it out...

I got soaked too (well, I always do when shooting at the beach)
Ally and Dave were such troopers!

Tags: E-session, engagement pictures with Dave and Ally, Crystal Cove Laguna Beach engagement photos, Orange County Photographer Greg Bumatay, wedding photography

May 17, 2009

Shelby & Joe's Wedding at Coto de Caza

Congratulations to Shelby and Joe! Their wedding at Coto de Caza was absolutely beautiful.

Sometimes a simple thing becomes something immensely bigger.  When Joe looked Shelby in the eyes, it began as a simple gesture.  But that simple thing showed how much they loved each other.  It became a lingering gaze, an expression of gladness, and a statement of affection that words cannot replace.  Then their hands met and both smiled as if they've been waiting for this moment all of their lives.

I had a chance to show off my DJ skilz - that's right call me djG! Hahahaaha

Tags: Shelby & Joe's wedding photos at Coto de Caza, Orange County wedding pictures by Greg Bumatay
It was awesome hanging out with DJ Mark Hix and videographer Mike McCaleb - Mission Visual
The amazing orchids were designed by Chris of Paradise Delight

May 10, 2009

Pamela & Nathan's pre Wedding Photo Session in Chino Hills

Congratulations to Pam and Nathan on their engagement!

We had planned to do their photo shoot outdoors, on a hill maybe, or something scenic. We went to the perfect place atop the Chino Hills State Park trails. It was truly scenic but it came with a price. It was not an easy hike up the mountain!

Once we got near the top I realized that it was all worth it. This place had so many places to shoot and no matter which way you turn there was a great photo opp.

Of course it also helps when the couple I'm shooting is comfortable with being themselves. Nathan and Pam were just having a wonderful time together. It shows.

Tags: Pam and Nathan's Engagement Pictures at Chino Hills State Park, Pre wedding photography by Orange County Wedding Photographer Greg Bumatay, Carbon Canyon hiking trail, outdoor photo shoot

May 07, 2009

Kathleen & Ben's Wedding Photos at Sheraton Cerritos

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Ben and Kathleen!!!

It was a gorgeous (and warm) day full of excitement as they met up with us at the Cerritos Library for their 'First Meeting'. It was an intimate photo session in the Sculpture Garden which turned out to be a special moment for them. Kathleen and Ben had the chance to be alone and have fun before the day's schedule began.

Tags: Kathleen & Ben's wedding pictures at Sheraton Cerritos, wedding photos at the Cerritos Library Sculpture Garden, Los Angeles Wedding Photography by Greg Bumatay
Second shooter: Ari Simphoukham - awesome work my friend! Thank you for coming out to shoot with me
Wedding design and planning by Caroline Chang of Serenity Events - it was a pleasure working with you and your staff!