Christopher and Kristen Wedding - Thursday Club, Point Loma, California

February 28, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 

Chris Koci and Kristen Anderson tied the knot on February 11th, 2012 at the Thursday Club in Point Loma, San Diego California. 

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Now where do I begin? This wedding was very special for me, seeing that this couple was my brother and new sister in law. Of course, when my brother told me he was getting married, I told him to let me take care of the photography.

After a series of unfortunate circumstances with other photographers that I had lined up, I told Chris and Kristen that I would be the one photographing their wedding (in addition to my previous agreed position of being a groomsmen). Everything I have read has told me to stay away from photographing family weddings, especially if I was going to be in the wedding myself. Well, needless to say, I ignored that warning and am so glad I did. It was one of the most fun weddings I have photographed in my life. 

I was lucky enough to have a team of kick ass vendors, to whom I would like to gratefully thank for being their for my brother and new sister. 

Coordinators: Jenn Mobley from Eventity Inc.
Officiant: Bethel from Ceremonies by Bethel 
Caterer: Wahoo's Catering
Cake: Flour Power
DJ: DJ Average Joe from JMC Events
Video: Patrick from Anibaldi Wedding Video

Last but not least, I would like to thank Kevin Nguyen from PhotoQuest Studio for helping me out throughout the day. He had a bit larger role than being just a second shooter, and was able to lead shoot the ceremony and most of the open dancing for me. 

Thank you all so much again. 

Anyways, on to the photos that I promised!

 

I started off the day getting ready with the guys, and I literally mean getting ready with the guys (seeing that I was a groomsman as well). Here Chris is getting all suited up.Chris Koci Olaf0028_120211_OlafWedding

And I just love this photo with the painting Kristen did of a Cow's backside. 

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Chris and Kristen are animal lovers, and here is the kitty they rescued from my house, currently renamed Roo after I had given her the name Porch Kitty.

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Instigator! 

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Seeing that Chris likes to drink, I found this quite fitting.

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Now over to the girls. Kristen was dressed and ready for photos when I arrived, and she was such a beautiful bride. Here are a few photos with her and her bride's maids.

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Why, of course they are wearing Cowboy boots. Kristen wouldn't have it any other way.

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And this handsome fella is me! I know, I am not wearing a Red Tie, but even though the colors of the wedding didn't match with my branding, I still agreed to shoot it. Aren't I such a great guy?

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Chris and Kristen decided to forgo a first look and see each other for the first time at the ceremony. Kevin played a huge role at this part of the day and got some great captures. And yes, if you must know, I still did decide to shoot the ceremony from the front of the ceremony in my groomsmen line.

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For all of you with good eyes, you may be able to see me shooting in the background. I could edit that out, but I think I like it.

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We were pressed for time, but still got some fun full bridal party shots!

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And of course, a nice portrait of Mr. Buckshot.

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The Chris and Kristen took her Grandfather's 1931 Ford Model A to their romantic session at Sunset Cliffs Park.

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The reception was beautiful, with man hand made decorations.

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Buckshot wanted to help with the garter.

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There are many, many more images in the gallery (including the Photo Booth and their engagement session) located here: http://redtiephotography.zenfolio.com/olaf

Again, it was a pleasure photographing this wedding, and I hope they enjoyed it as much as I did.

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