As a Kansas City based wedding photographer having the opportunity to photograph a wedding at the amazing Terranea Oceanfront Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California was exciting. I have been talking with John and Dina for months planning out their day and it did not disappoint. With California being in a drought that has lasted longer than any in the states history one would think that it would be no problem to have wedding ceremony ocean side as planned. Little did anyone know that I would bring all the rain from the Midwest, and it ended up raining most of the day. Although the outdoor wedding plans were squashed, the love and emotion by the couple and their families were not. We lucked out with the rain in the end as it produced a very dramatic sky full of colorful clouds at sunset making for the perfect setting for an epic portrait of couple overlooking the Pacific Ocean. All ended up being perfect.
Her father continued to be emotional throughout the ceremony. I love this image of him watching his daughter during a prayer at the end of the ceremony.
John and Dina had a fun first dance.