Ashley + Ryan: Salvation Army Crestmont College Wedding

Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding portrait black and white

In the film and photo industry, you sometimes acquire access to a location you might not otherwise ever get to visit. The Salvation Army College for Officer Training at Crestmont, where this wedding occurred, is one of those places. It comes with Rancho Palos Verdes’ perfect weather and views. It also houses select scenes that lighting enthusiasts (photographers, painters, and cohorts) would geek out over.

Some of my favorite photos to take would have been the more “character-driven” moments, emphasized by emotional contrast. One example is Ashley’s glee next to her father’s tearful face as they marched down the aisle. Being in the moment is all a photographer can ask for of a subject on an assignment with limited time. There were so many happy photos of the bride since she was genuinely having a great time on her wedding day.

Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding invitations
Salvation Army Crestmont College logo
Wedding bands engagement ring closeup
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding ceremony site
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding shoes
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding dress
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding bridal prep
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding bridal prep
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding groom prep
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding groom prep
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding groom portrait black and white
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding groomsmen
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding bridal prep
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding bridal prep
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding bridal prep
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding bridal prep
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding bride portrait black and white
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding bride portrait
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding ceremony
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding ceremony
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding ceremony
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding ceremony
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding ceremony
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding candids black and white
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding party portrait
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding portrait
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding portrait black and white
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding candids black and white
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding portrait
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding reception site
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding grand entrance
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding first dance
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding first dance

Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding speech
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding reception
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding reception
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding cake cutting
Salvation Army Crestmont College sparkler exit
Salvation Army Crestmont College sparkler exit black and white
Salvation Army Crestmont College wedding exit

Wayfarers Chapel Wedding (A Study in Pink… Green, and Blue)

Wedding portrait Wayfarers Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

I am an introvert. An unapologetic, low-talking, low-key introvert. My photos deliver my message and I love what I do. I may not be the bubbly, high-energy social media presence some people have come to expect of wedding photographers, but I am devoted to building genuine rapport with everyone I meet. I am far from the loudest person in the room, but I am always reading the emotions around me to translate them into the vast majority of my photos. I am not clique-y with photographers that group by camera brand, gender, or ethnicity (sorry, they exist!). Rather, I embrace my growing up in an environment that celebrated diversity. My inspiration is not so much other weddings, but real life.

I love a photo that is well-timed and technically sound. Some historically recognized photos and institutions known for their stringent criteria, such as National Geographic and Magnum Photos, exemplify these traits.

Naturally, given the opportunity to be myself, and truly just myself at a wedding, allows me to shine my brightest. I fell in love with the this day and the photos I was able to produce. There were no other voices chiming in for photos or video, no reenactments. This is triple-distilled, single-origin Stephen Tang, not the blended stuff. If you’re a storyteller, this is what you live for – sitting front row and center to perform your craft.

Wedding Venue – Wayfarers Chapel

Bridal prep Wayfarer's Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Bridal prep Wayfarer's Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Bridal prep Wayfarer's Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Bridal prep Wayfarer's Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Bridal prep Wayfarer's Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding portrait Wayfarers Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding portrait Wayfarers Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding ceremony Wayfarers Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding ceremony Wayfarers Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding ceremony Wayfarers Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding ceremony Wayfarers Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding portrait Wayfarers Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding portrait Wayfarers Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding portrait Wayfarers Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding cake Bluewater Grill -Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding details Bluewater Grill - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding details Bluewater Grill - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding reception speech Bluewater Grill -Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding reception moments Bluewater Grill -Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding reception moments Bluewater Grill -Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding reception moments Bluewater Grill -Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding reception moments Bluewater Grill -Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding reception moments Bluewater Grill -Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding details Bluewater Grill - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding reception moments Bluewater Grill -Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding reception moments Bluewater Grill -Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding reception moments Bluewater Grill -Stephen Tang Photo