It had been several years since I’d shot a wedding at Monarch Cove Inn – a lovely little venue overlooking the ocean in Capitola, California; so of course I was elated when Molly told me I was her top choice of the photographers she’d interviewed. There are separate suites on the property for the guys and gals to get ready separately – thankfully the bridal suite has tons of room to spread out, as there’s usually plenty of wedding collateral on a typical Big Day. The ceremony spot is simply stunning – a green lawn with old sycamores behind, and the blue ocean beyond. The reception is held on an elevated deck with the same great views of the ocean – and can accommodate a big tent if the weather is iffy. In Molly and Zak’s case, they opted for the tent, even though it ended up being really nice out. Molly was a gorgeous bride, and I had so much fun hiking into the little woodsy area with them to capture some great bride and groom portraits in the redwood grove. Below are my favorites from the wedding, enjoy!
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