Overseas Destination Wedding | Carmel, California

I originally met Katie and Andrew in Okinawa when they asked me if I would shoot some pre wedding / engagement photos for them at sunset down at Toguchi beach. It seems they liked the photos so much they asked me to join them in amazingly beautiful Carmel highlands, North California for their wedding and location shooting. 

Its always tricky shooting in a new unfamiliar location. But although overcast we were blessed with nice soft light through out the day. Here's a couple of Katie and her brides maids helping her get ready.

Out on the balcony at the Hyatt, Carmel highlands. 
Amazing spot!

The guys as usual took about 5 minutes to get ready and spent the rest of the time before the wedding in the bar. Quick break for a cool snap of the groom with his groomsmen. 

 Pretty awesome spot for a wedding!

After the ceremony we wandered the resort grounds for a
 few more pics before the reception. 

Time for a location shoot!
Next day we headed off to Point Lobos National Park for some sneaky location shooting. 
We drove through the gate loaded with camera gear and a bride and groom with their full wedding apparel on. The lady park ranger at the gate took a look at us and said you cant shoot here without a permit. Of course we were not going to shoot. Just walk around in wedding dress and tux. And if the couple got in the way of my camera while I was taking a photo of the landscape well that was just accidental. 

Point Lobos is a seascape and nature shooters dream. With amazing rocky coast line and big waves crashing up on them, thousands of Seals and Sea Lions and beautiful forest walks. 

If you are thinking to have a destination wedding or would like to have me come capture your special day in your country then drop me an email via the mail icon above right. It works out more affordable than you think!

Here's what Katie & Andrew had to say about fotoShisa | Pete Leong Wedding Photography: 

"Pete was the photographer for our destination wedding overlooking the ocean in Carmel, California -- his work is second to none. His talent far surpassed any local vendor portfolio. I would recommend him in a heartbeat. Beyond his unquestionable talent, he was able to go a step further to truly capture the event. The tears, the smiles, the feeling of the day- all there in the magical photographs we will treasure forever. The photos are absolutely perfect. Thanks Pete!!!"

Have a look at more testimonials on my website http://www.fotoshisa.com/guestbook.html

Thanks very much & Happy Wedding Katie & Andrew!


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