There is nothing more satisfying than finding the perfect wedding day venue that is just perfect for you both as a couple. Brides and grooms look at numerous options before making what they think will be the perfect fit for their special day. When choosing a venue, brides and grooms have to consider multiple variables, including the size of the location and if it’s beautifully designed.
Stephanie and Bjorn chose to get married at LA River City and Gardens, located in Los Angeles, California. As you’ll be able to see from the stunning photos, the couple chose a gorgeous venue for their wedding day!
Monika, with Impromptu Pictures, had the opportunity to shoot the couple’s photos along with her husband. Here is what Monica had to say about Stephanie and Bjorn and the couple’s wedding day:
“Stephanie and Bjorn came to us with the request of covering their wedding day – they wanted a more journalistic approach of photography as Stephanie is camera shy. It was a gorgeous hot September day – hotter than normal for SoCal standards, but the groom didn’t show a sign of fatigue though out the ceremony or the reception. Maybe it was the excitement of the day that kept him cool!
Stephanie and Bjorn met in high school and they were really good friends throughout. After graduation, they went their separate ways – Bjorn went back to Sweden and Stephanie stayed in LA. Eventually their only form of contact was Facebook, but that faded as their lives took them away. Years passed before Stephanie found out that Bjorn was back in town. She was excited as she realized that her feelings for her friend were much more than platonic.
She e-mailed him on Facebook, but no answer, she kept emailing and even opened her heart and let him know exactly how she felt for him! Still no answer….she was discouraged and set herself a deadline – if he doesn’t call or e-mail me by a certain date and time, I will let him go….
Minutes before her deadline, he called!!!!”
We hope you enjoy these stunning LA River City and Gardens photos from Stephanie and Bjorn!
Here is a little more of what Monica had to say”
“My partner and husband is my second photographer and we tackle all weddings together. The benefit of having a second photographer is that you can split up and cover different sections of the wedding or different angles. At this wedding we split up for the getting ready part – Derek stayed with Bjorn and I focused on Stephanie. It gives the couple a piece of mind that they both will get the attention they need and it is easier for us than having to drive from one prep location to the next.
At the ceremony and reception we designated locations and shooting angles so we can provide the couple with a variety of images to choose from. The venue provided beautiful big trees for shade so it made for another perfect wedding day!”
Los Angeles, California has a multitude of venues to choose from for engagement or wedding photography. If you have an upcoming engagement shoot or if you’re getting married in the area, don’t miss out on these beautiful LA area venues for your photography needs. Be sure to speak to your wedding photographer as well, so he/she can tour the venue and find the perfect spots to shoot some photos on your special day.
Thank you so much Monika for sharing these beautiful LA River City and Gardens wedding photos with us! To see more work from Impromptu Pictures, visit www.impromptupics.com.
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