Monterey memory gardens wedding // monterey wedding photographer // Dana & Alex's wedding in California

Alex and Dana met 7 years ago when they worked as lifeguards and immediately knew they were each others ‘one’. Alex is constantly making Dana laugh, always the up beat energetic one. Dana’s favorite thing about Alex is how lighthearted and sweet he is, rarely anxious or frustrated. Dana’s practical and artistic and they balance each other perfectly. Alex and Dana love the ocean; from surfing to diving together; a large part of their relationship is centered around ocean activities. Dana and her family have spent many summers vacationing in Carmel and they felt The Memory Gardens was the best fit with the close proximity to the fisherman’s wharf and adjacent beaches. From the first time I met Dana and Alex at Captain and Stoker to their wedding this past weekend I had so much fun working with them! Have fun in Fiji you two!!

The wedding season is in full swing and I cant wait for all the upcoming sessions this month, it’s a busy one! I’ve had a few brides concerned that I don’t take traditional portraits of families, or how well my cameras work in the dark. So I’ve included more family, reception and wedding party images than usual in this blog post. My focus will always be on connection, emotion and love but please rest assured you will always receive a few “fridge pics” or what I call everyone smiling at the camera.

Venue: Memory Gardens Monterey

Prep: Portola Hotel Monterey

Makeup: Spa Bella

Music: DJ Neptune