Ayres hotel manhattan beach wedding photographer / esther + danny

Amazing Vendors: Hair and Makeup Hanna Choi / Cake: Torrance Bakery / Invitations: Vista Print / Dress: Tadashi Shoji / DJ: John Villa Dance Syndicate Entertainment Esther and Danny's wedding took place at Ayres Hotel in Manhattan Beach, ten minutes from where I live. I love shooting here because it's a boutique hotel with so much character and personality.

Esther and Danny have been the most easy going clients from the initial meeting to their engagement session in Torrance. This winter wedding was so beautiful and truly all about friends and family. They have a fun-loving relationship and they just love being next to each other, I can feel it. I love Esther's long waves and natural beauty and I love Danny's blue suit, so trendy. We took photos around the hotel before the ceremony and the rest of the night was just one big party.

This was the first time this has ever happened to me at a wedding but THE ELECTRICITY WENT OUT right when the reception started. The whole block was blacked out. Luckily I had my constant lights with me to save the day and Esther and Danny were good sports about it, nothing could get in their way of having the best day of their lives. More than an hour later, the lights went back on and the guests all cheered. It was such a special moment and relief that the dj could play some music. It made the wedding that much more memorable.

I love these two and and I wish them the best of luck.

weddingsCarissa Woo