* Jess and Justin


Childhood friend Justin and longtime gal Jess were married off the coast of California on Catalina Island! It was an honor to attend their intimate wedding weekend- especially to photograph their wedding day!

They were married at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, with an outdoor (something we don't know about in New England!) reception at the Catalina Country Club.

Event planner Cathy Machado did a fantastic job sorting out all the details!

A few pics:
the bling (can't get enough of that macro lens!).
Jess' hand-made gown.
Jess' jewelry bag made a colorful back-drop for her pearls.
The church roof: loved the angles of the cross and the tile wall.
Blushing bride!
Avalon is mostly golf-cart only. The newlyweds left the church in a decorated one, of course!
Downtown Avalon.
To get there: take the ferry from Long Beach (bring Dramamine!).
Where we stayed: Hotel Metropole (gorgeous!).
Rehearsal dinner location: Descanso Beach Club.
Where to hang with the fun locals: The Marlin Club (oldest bar in town).

The reaction:
"Em, I'm like obsessed with them! I can't stop looking. They are
fantastic - not that I'm surprised - but I am really, really thrilled.
Thank you so much; they're wonderful..."


  1. Anonymous7:54 PM

    It looks lovely! I'm about to email you directly to get the full scoop.

  2. Anonymous10:41 AM

    Great job, Emilie! You have succeeded in capturing the feel of Catalina and the joy of Justin and Jess.



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