It’s spring — the season for romantic courthouse weddings, and no better place for a courthouse wedding or elopement than the Beverly Hills Courthouse! Claudia and Buzz were married in an intimate wedding ceremony this afternoon at the Beverly Hills Courthouse, followed by a high fashion photo shoot at Malibu Beach.
One of the best things about a courthouse wedding is that without the structure of a whole formal wedding day, there’s lots more room to get creative with your wedding locations and photos. Claudia and Buzz’s wedding is a great example of how adding a photographer to a simple courthouse wedding makes your day special and extra-romantic.
Makeup/hair: Bioanca Robinson
Just because your wedding is at the courthouse doesn’t mean you can’t do a First Look — and Claudia and Buzz’s First Look was one of the most romantic ever! Getting married at the courthouse also gives a bride the opportunity to be a bit more fashion-forward than a traditional wedding usually does, and Claudia looked super-chic in her black and white mini-dress (just wait till you see the gown she changes into for the beach photos!).
Then it was time to head across the street to the Beverly Hills Courthouse for the wedding ceremony. I love the staff at the courthouse — they always create such a romantic and wonderful atmosphere for the bride and groom!
On to Malibu beach, where we started with a few “just married” portraits of the new Mr. and Mrs. Pierce…
With the sun sinking lower in the sky and the late afternoon sunlight turning extra-pretty, Claudia changed into a lace and satin gown she designed and made herself. And to double the romance, we did a second First Look (!) so Buzz could see his new wife in her glamorous couture creation…
And finally, the best part (for a fashion photographer at least…). An adventurous, sexy, romantic beach photo shoot. These are the kinds of memorable photos that are possible when a bride & groom make photography a priority and are willing to get (more than) a bit adventurous during their photoshoot…
Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Pierce!
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