Monday, August 23, 2010

Alan and Maya's wedding shot by Hermosa Beach photographer, Cheryl Ogden

Ogden Photography was so happy to be back shooting at The Redondo Beach Historical Library! I really enjoy working with everyone on staff at the Library. Kathy, Spectrum Caterings head coordinator keeps everything running smoothly. It is always a pleasure.
Maya and Alan incorporated many Indian traditions into the wedding. The colors were bright and beautiful. Magical Blooms once again outdid themselves. The flowers were gorgeous. Here are a few details...
Maya wore a lovely white Indian sari. It was so interesting to watch her being "wrapped". I love the result. She looked really beautiful. The evening before, Maya had a henna stencil applied to her hands. I so enjoyed shooting all the details!
The guys were really fun to shoot. I was able to do traditional shots, but of course, my favorites are the fun candids...
The ceremony was officiated by Alan's father. It was perfect. All the children in attendance were adorable, but I loved Alan's nephew's confident walk down the aisle...

After the ceremony we took advantage of the grounds and the sunset.
It was a dancing crowd and Lance the dj for The Library made sure everyone had a great time.
Thanks Alan and Maya! Congratulations!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Freeman Family August 11, 2010

When Jamie told her son that the family was meeting Cheryl for portraits, Paul (the youngest of the grandchildren) replied, "my Cheryl?". I just loved that. I had to share it...
I needed a location that would give The Freeman's six grandchildren some elbow room and Terranea was the perfect place. We started on the grassy area above the ocean.
I like to start with the whole family and then break it down into smaller groups.
We made our way down to the rocky little beach. The little hike was perfect for everyone.

We got amazing and fun shots. It has been a while since I have shot The Freeman's. It was so nice catching up and seeing how grown up all the kids are now. Thanks Freeman's!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Michael and Michelle, July 17, 2010

Ogden Photography was so happy to meet Michelle at her wedding site, The Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Pedro. The perfect description of Michelle is "bombshell" and she did not let anyone down on her big day. She looked gorgeous. I shot some candids and details in the room. When we all left to go to the ceremony, Michelle stepped into the frame of this window and I knew I would love this shot...
I did some traditional shots of the guys, but my favorites are always the more "candid" shots.
Michelle and Michael are so cute together. Here are a few shots of the two of them and then a wedding party shot. I love the reflection in the water.
The reception was full of great moments, but I think my favorite was when Michael thanked everyone. The dance floor was packed! This picture of Michelle dancing says it all. The maid of honor and the best man caught the bouquet and the garter, coincidence? Hmmmm.
Congratulations Michael and Michelle! And a special thank you to Suzie Bell, for introducing me!

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Felix Family

What a blast I had with the Felix family today! We started at my shop on Hermosa Avenue and worked our way down to the beach. The kids were so amazing. Our main focus was to get some individual shots of the kids. Easily accomplished. Here are just 4 of 154 cute, cute images of the kids...
We were able to sneak in family shots too.
Thanks Felix's!!! It was a pleasure!