Photographers Analysis of Pacific Edge a Laguna Beach Wedding Location

Mar 9 08:46 2009 Stephen Honda Print This Article

Pacific Edge in Laguna Beach is a wedding location that has great potential for wedding photography; however, there are several things that should be avoided when shooting in this location.

Pacific Edge is located south of the main beach in Laguna Beach. From a photographer’s perspective,Guest Posting obviously the main attraction is the ocean and sand shots to be had. The ceremony location is a burgundy deck in front of the ocean. As the photographer, you can climb above the deck so you are 30 feet or so above the wedding party. From this vantage point you can get a beautiful shot of the wedding party and audience with the beach and ocean in the background. There is however one potential distraction - beachgoers. The beach is not off limits during the wedding ceremony. This means there can be dozens of people strolling along the beach with their beach gear spread across the landscape cluttering up the shot. As the bride, you should check with your photographer beforehand to see if he is able to Photoshop those people out of the picture and whether or not that kind of work is included in your wedding package. This work is not necessary for shots that are taken at floor level as the angle of the shot allows for the ocean to be in the background but not the beach. These adjustments really are necessary as the beach is crowded during the day. It would be a rare moment when there was no one taking advantage of the beach front property.

The interior of the location has an elegant rustic look. There are windows in the room which allows for a great deal of natural sunlight. Below one of the windows is a long stair well which is well suited for taking group shots. 20-30 people can fit on this stairwell. For indoor bridal pictures there is a small deck which overlooks the beach. The railing is white and matches well with a traditional white wedding dress. The entrance to deck has a double white door. Placing the bride in front of these doors with bright sunlight in the background and shooting with a diffused filter creates an artistic dreamy shot which the bride will likely appreciate.

There are many opportunities for wedding photographers in Laguna Beach to create fine art portraits. Pacific Edge, if shot well will deliver many such portraits.

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Stephen Honda
Stephen Honda

Stephen is a Laguna Beach Wedding Photographer. He and his wife Vanessa shoot weddings, portraits, and events throughout Orange County, California.

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