Shutters Hotel on the Beach, Santa Monica

stephanie & john
july 21, 2007

There was no detail forgotten at the gorgeous wedding I shot on Saturday. Shooting along with me were my sister, Joy, who flew down from the Bay Area, and all the way from the East Coast, Amy Trahant of Take Aim Photography who is participating my Tea for Two mentoring program. The day flew by, but we had great fun the whole time! How happy was I that Bear, John’s dog, was in the wedding party?


wedding and reception venue: Shutters Hotel on the Beach
coordination: Stephanie Lairson
floral design: City of Commerce Flowers
Hair & make-up: Sheree Pouls, Lips & Locks
band: West Coast Music
bridal gown: Priscilla of Boston
honeymoon destination: Fiji

Super fly slideshow set to the couple’s first dance song (to see it in its own window, click here):

12 thoughts on “Shutters Hotel on the Beach, Santa Monica

  1. Hi,

    I just stumbled across your blog and this particular wedding and I wanted to say, “Beautiful work!” The slideshow was amazing and evoked exactly the kind of feelings a wedding should evoke. That shot of the bride dancing with her dad nearly did me in!!! Wonderful!!! Thanks for a bit of holiday inspiration!

    Warmest wishes,
    Christine Ferullo
    Bello Photography

  2. What a wonderful job capturing the essence of an amazing affair and a breathtaking couple. The slide show is remarkably heartfelt and I dare anyone to watch it without shedding at least one tear!

  3. Jules: Having been a witness to John and Steph’s beautiful day, I am in awe of how beautifully you, Joy and Amy captured every memorable moment of their day. The love John and Steph have for each other, their families, and their friends is evident throughout all your pictures. Being a close friend to both, this love is reciprocal. This day was truly special and through your pictures, forever timeless. Warm regards….George

  4. There are truly no words that can express how much we love the slideshow and pictures that we have seen to this point. Special thanks to Joy and Amy for sharing in our day, wonder twin powers! You beautifully captured all the emotion of our wedding and we continue to be in awe of your creative eye. I can’t help but cry each time I watch the slideshow, the pictures are breathtaking, our guests can’t stop talking about how talented you are and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we love you.

  5. Hi Jules,
    What a beautiful wedding, I love this couple and all the emotion you captured. It really made me cry. How cute was their dog, how awesome that it was included in their special day. I just love your work!

  6. Jules, Joy and Amy These images have brought me to tears. You did such an amazing job and we can’t thank you enough for capturing on film one of the most important days in our lives. We had a blast and now we have the most spectacular photos to remember the event by. Can’t wait to try and make decisions on which photos to include in our album. I think this is going to be two volumes. XOXOXO MOB (Mom of Bride)

  7. Wow. I love this couple, and I don’t even know them! They seem so down to earth. I love how they had the parents in the ceremony. I love all the pictures of the bride and her Father. I love the way the wedding was photographed. Very heartfelt!

  8. omg jules how i loved that wedding! steph and john, you are both so fantastic, it was such an honor to shoot your special day. i’m so glad to have gotten to know you and your friends! take care, can’t wait for the next one, jules!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *