This article is written for those who will be getting married at Rancho Las Lomas or those who will be photographers at the wedding – either as friends and family wanting to contribute some shots or t...
This article is written for those who will be getting married at Rancho Las Lomas or those who will be photographers at the wedding – either as friends and family wanting to contribute some shots or the professional photographer. The following are some tips for shooting successfully at this location.
There are some beautiful fruit bearing trees at this location. Try and get some shots of the bride and groom walking through these trees. With a few good applied Photoshop actions, you can turn these shots into period portraits with a rustic feel.
Look for the balcony. Get some pictures of the bride, bride and groom and others on the balcony. Make sure you are far enough back to pick up the entire building and some of the beautiful landscaping. You can always zoom in or crop to get some close-ups. This shot will have a princess in a castle type feel to it.
At the ceremony site, line up the bride and groom in front of the last row of chairs. Frame the ceremony structure in the background. This will perfectly frame your subjects in the wedding area.
There is a beautiful, old, red telephone booth on premise. A fun shot is to take pictures of the bride or the bride and groom kissing in the booth, posing in front of the booth, or sticking their faces out of the booth. Later in Photoshop apply a 50’s retro action.
On the grounds, you will see a large tree with a large long low hanging vertical branch. A tree swing has been attached. From a distance - so you can get a good portion of the tree in the shot – capture the bride and groom on this swing.
Look for the bench that is covered in blue tiles. This location is a stunning place to take some shots of the bride alone – especially if that dark blue compliments her skin tone. The white dress creates a strong and memorable contrast with the dark blue tile. This is a good location to get pictures of the bridesmaids as well, if their dresses go well with the color of the tile.
Find the green bridge. There are a number of angles from which you can shoot the couple or groups; however, if the riverbed is dry, get down in it. From this lower angle you will be able to capture your subjects with the large trees towering overhead.
Professional photographers in Orange County speak highly of this location as a place to shoot a wedding. By following these tips, a photographer will better be able to combine the beauty of the couple with this wedding location.
The Author is a Newport Beach Beach Wedding Photographer who services all of Orange County. He has created a website that evaluates, from a photographer’s perspective, wedding and portraits sites in and around Orange County. Included cities are Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Temecula, Irvine and Costa Mesa. Suggestions from readers on San Diego, Riverside or other Southern California Locations which the reader feels is a great place for portrait or wedding photography will be evaluated and added if the author agrees on the quality of the location.