Michael’s Tuscany Room Wedding: Judy + Ruben

I am so excited about one of my most recent weddings at the Michael’s Tuscany Room in San Pedro I just had to share their wedding photos I sent for their sneak peek! What a whirlwind of a day! First, we started at the Crown Plaza Hotel in downtown San Pedro. Both Ruben and Judy decided to get ready in the same place, which we loved because it allowed my second photographer and I to tag team them as they got ready. It’s always nice to have a second pair of eyes when it comes to photographing the details.

We then headed over just a few blocks away to the St Peter Church – another plus, I love this church especially because the ceiling is white! Churches tend to be pretty dark and allow no flash, so the white ceiling is like a giant reflector bouncing the light. I have actually photographed here before when I first started. You may remember Jessica and Isaac – they were literally like my fourth wedding. Lucky for me, they were actually at this wedding too! It always so nice to see couples from the past. They have the cutest little daughter and some of their family recognized me as well! Gotta love a small town right?

After the ceremony, we planned to head on over to the Cabrillo Marina nearby to get some fun shots by the water…however, the weather gods spoke and said – you get rained on now! No worries, we headed on over the Brouwerij West and Crafted because I remembered that it had a super fun vibe and was COVERED! Those are also two amazing venues to have your wedding at as well. I had a clear umbrella just in case which saved the day for Judy’s hair!

Lastly, we headed on over to Michael’s Tuscany Room – no worries, San Pedro is relatively small so everything was a quick 5-10 minute drive! I love Michael’s, the light inside is just gorgeous and the urban vibe outside completes me! I have photographed here many times too, so it is always nice to see their friendly staff and feel comfortable. It’s also like 6 blocks from my house – I can’t complain about that!

The food, toasts and speeches all commenced as the dance party began – it was time for us to leave. This is probably my fave part of the night…not because it’s time to go. But this is where I get another moment with the couple to say a special goodbye and get some night photos in! That last little burst of creativity seems to come alive! I loved it because Judy and Ruben were totally into it and they seemed to enjoy taking that moment away to be with one another. What a great pair and I feel so lucky to have been apart of their story. Not only are they super fun, which I love, but they are absolutely smitten with one another. That is what I love capturing. Thanks guys for being you!


Hotel: Crowne Plaza San Pedro

Venue: Michael’s Tuscany Room San Pedro

Church: St Peter San Pedro

Makeup: Makeup by Emerald M

Linens: Soiree Linens

Sax Player: Tyler Varnell

Video Team: Vier Photo + Video

Photo: Lisa Marie Photographie

Cake: Polly Ann Bakery

Wedding Dress: Bridal Elegance Studio

Dresses: Azazie

Tux: Mr. Tuxedo

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