The Chateau At Lake La Quinta
Michael Anthony Studios | Los Angeles Wedding Photographers

The Chateau At Lake La Quinta

This beach wedding at The Chateau at Lake La Quinta in Palm Springs was picture perfect.  The bride and groom got married alongside a private lake, and the ceremony overlooked the water.  We were able to take pictures of the bride and groom on a beautiful rocky beach in Palm Springs during their cocktail hour at sunset, which created can idyllic background for their wedding pictures.  Beach weddings, or getting married along the coast, allows for us to get unique, creative pictures in a setting other than the couple's venue.  In this case, the beach created a perfect background for stunning photos.

Later in the night, after dancing and fun during the reception, all of the guests took part in letting go of these Chinese Lanterns.  This created the perfect opportunity to create beautiful photographs.  What I love about this image is that it is a special moment between the bride and her flower girl, who happens to be the bride's niece.  They are both wearing white dresses, and letting go of the lantern together,  The light from the Chinese Lantern illuminate the bride and flower girl's faces just enough to separate them from the background of the night sky.  The warm light coming from the lantern gives beautiful contrast, allowing the bride's skin to glow against her white dress and the black sky.  

All of the guests at this Palm Springs wedding had a fun time, and we definitely did too!

1/160; f/4.0; ISO 6400; 16.0 mm.