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Yiyi | San Juan Capistrano Bridal Shoot

Part deux of the international brides here we come. Lately I’ve been an editing machine at home after work – with so many shoots to keep track of and then finally pumping my business cards out. Photography life just continues to get better and better.

Thanks to Yiyi who was modeling as a stunning Chinese bride at the last shootout I went to with her traditional ‘cheongsam’ dress and umbrella. Pretty much the epitome of elegance. One of the best parts about this shootout was that there were so many little nooks and crannies for us to find places to shoot it was nearly impossible to run out of ideas. The owners of this home were completely okay with us taking over their property for a good five hours without charging us a cent. The sun was so yummy and the rim light over her head. Perfect.

Chinese Bride Shootout by Maritha Mae Photography

Chinese Bride Shootout by Maritha Mae Photography
Chinese Bride Shootout by Maritha Mae Photography

Chinese Bride Shootout by Maritha Mae Photography

Chinese Bride Shootout by Maritha Mae Photography

Los Angeles Chinese Bridal Shootout

Stay tuned for the rest!

Parisian Bridal Shoot | San Juan Capistrano

I really love what I do. This weekend was nuts but it was one of the most rewarding. I had a really great opportunity of being part of a bridal themed shootout in Orange County where I shot a total of 5 models modeling in international bride garb with about 40 other photographers rotating in groups of 7-8. I could not WAIT to post this session and could hardly hold my excitement the week before this shoot began. Jordan made a beautiful Parisian bride and was one of the most photogenic women I have ever shot! Here are my favorites shot on my 1.2’s first field day! Honestly there were so many it was so hard to choose.

Southern California Bridal Photography by Maritha Mae Photography
Southern California Bridal Photography by Maritha Mae Photography
Southern California Bridal Photography by Maritha Mae Photography
Southern California Bridal Photography by Maritha Mae Photography
Southern California Bridal Photography by Maritha Mae Photography
Southern California Bridal Photography by Maritha Mae Photography

Love the rim light over her hair in these – her skin tone is gorgeous.

Southern California Bridal Photography by Maritha Mae Photography

Southern California Bridal Photography by Maritha Mae Photography
Southern California Bridal Photography by Maritha Mae Photography
Southern California Bridal Photography by Maritha Mae Photography
Southern California Bridal Photography by Maritha Mae Photography

The best part about this shoot was that we got the venue free from the family who lives here. Amazing.

Southern California Bridal Photography by Maritha Mae Photography

Southern California Bridal Photography by Maritha Mae Photography

Isn’t she gorgeous? Jordan just worked the camera. She makes it look so easy too – I’m jealous! It sure would have been nice exchange spots with her for a few sweet moments.

Southern California Bridal Photography by Maritha Mae Photography

And now for some of my favorites of the day!

Southern California Bridal Photography by Maritha Mae Photography
Southern California Bridal Photography by Maritha Mae Photography
Southern California Bridal Photography by Maritha Mae Photography
Southern California Bridal Photography by Maritha Mae Photography
Southern California Bridal Photography by Maritha Mae Photography

Just wanted to add a little shout out to the extremely talented leaders I shot with: Matthew SavillePye JirsaPaul SchaeferJoel MausNathaniel Kam.

Venue:
Maison des Oliviers

Hair:
Diego Ortega – Lead Hairstylist
Heather Renee

Models and Accessories: Kaylee Sizemore of The Tangled Vine on Los Rios

Makeup:
Jennette Pulecio – Lead Make-up Artist
KC Whitcamp and Maira Gomez

Dress:  Carino Bridal
Florist: The Tangled Vine
Jewelry and Accessories: Tanya Kara
Clothing: JunQies

 Leave me some comment love and stay posted for Parts 2-5 coming soon!