the love story
Justin and Samantha’s love story blossomed after 4 years of dating. While both had moved to San Diego for school, the couple decided to move back to Orange County last year.
Justin decided the best time to propose to Samantha would be during Christmas time, surrounded by their loved ones. During their gift exchange everyone was opening presents and taking pictures when Samantha opened her present from Justin and he popped the question, shocking her in front of her entire family! Soooo romantic!
Justin and Samantha’s love for the summer atmosphere and the beach inspired their Catalina island wedding. The island really gave the pictures a beautiful destination feel without being too far from home.
Catalina was beautiful – and it was perfect weather for their special day.
Everyone got ready at the Hamilton Cove Villas on Catalina Island
And here’s the bride, looking gorgeous on her wedding day!
You look gorgeous, Samantha!
Loving the shades of purple and blue
Adorable ladies – had so much fun with them at the wedding
Samantha even gave matching gifts to her bridesmaids to be opened while they were getting ready. So sweet!
We absolutely love capturing kids at weddings. They’re so freakin’ adorable.
It’s awesome how close both Samantha and Justin are to their families – always a blessing to capture – and you feel the love from everyone on their wedding day.
Love this shot of Justin with his grandmother
Beautiful emotional moment with Samantha and her parents
Samantha and her sister are gorgeous! And seriously adorable <3 Love this shot of you two!
Samantha’s grandma, so excited to see her granddaughter all dressed up as a bride!
Precious moment with Samantha and both grandmothers!
Here’s Samantha herself, looking absolutely beautiful. Love the details on the dress and in the jewelry!
Her Maggie Sottero gown was absolutely gorgeous – Samantha made it look that much more spectacular!
The bridal party was SOOO fun
The handsome groomsmen
Had so much fun capturing the groomsmen just playing around!
And here is the beautiful bridal party
And the whole party together! Loving the use of sunglasses
Stylin’ – love the jr. groomsman here!
The gorgeous couple
Having captured enough weddings, you can really tell as the photographer how much couples love each other. Samantha and Justin are adorably in love.
Ah, so romantic.
Loved taking pictures at the beach as the sun set! Parasol – LOVE!
Had a blast during the hora at the reception!
Priceless moment as they danced the night away
The bride’s father even sang for her – so freakin’ cute.
Samantha was actually her own DJ for part of the night – mixed her own music and everything. Amazing!
Rock star bride
Pumpin’ dance floor
Congratulations, Justin and Samantha! Gorgeous couple. Amazing family. Awesome bridal party. We felt so blessed to be there for such an amazing event and experience. May God continue to bless you two and your future together!
With our love,
- Wedding Photographer | D. Park Photography
- Getting Ready | Hamilton Cove Villas
- Ceremony and Reception Venue | Descanso Beach Club | 1 Descanso Ave, Avalon, CA 90704
- Wedding Coordinator | An Event Two Be | Cathy Machado
- DJ | As You Wish Events | Victor Guiseppe
- Officiant | Michael Russ
- Videographer | Josh McCabe
- Florist | Bloom | Tracey Spiter
- Hair Stylist | Courtney Resch
- Makeup Artist | Jennifer Sweeney
- Caterer | Catalina Island Company
- Cake Artist | Rossmoor Pastries
- Invitations | Where’s the Party | Mimi
- Transportation | Taxi and Gold Cart
- Bridal Gown | Maggie Sottero
- Shoes | Bandolini
- Rings | Robbins Brothers
- Bridesmaids Gowns | Levkoff
Check out their beautiful Catalina Island Avalon engagement: