Romantic Wedding at Samsvick Chapel

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“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

Calvary Church of Santa Ana with Reception at Delta Hotel by Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove


Andrea and Ryan reached out to me in early march right as they were finalizing all their wedding plans. We planned an engagement session and got some fantastic photos at their favorite spots around Orange County.

They loved their engagement photos and were so excited for the wedding. Her sister Julie loved the photos so much that she hired me for maternity photos too! It was great to be so welcomed by the family on their wedding day.

We started the day off at Andrea’ parents house in Costa Mesa. The living room was lit perfectly and made for a beautiful “bridal suite” for Andrea to do her finishing touches.

We then headed to Tewinkle Park down the road for the first look and bridal party photos. We finished up fairly quickly since I had my good friend Allie as a second photographer. Having a second photographer is a life saver, trust me!

Once we arrived at the Chapel we took immediate family photos and then prepped for the ceremony. Once the ceremony was complete, we gathered more family for photos and finished up with some romantics with Andrea and Ryan in front of the chapel.

The Delta hotel was able to safely accommodate all of the guests per guidelines since the number of guests was 25% of their normal occupancy. It was refreshing to see an indoor wedding.

Seeing Andrea and Ryan’s wedding come together was truly amazing. It defied all the odds and blossomed forth into an unforgettable night was friends and family.