It was a wonderful wedding day in Monterey and Pacific Grove and the couple was able to get away from their reception for a few moments to take sunset photos at Lovers Point.

Capturing the best light at Pacific Grove's Lovers Point requires arriving just before sunset to catch that golden light that falls on the location.

The bride's bouquet consisted of white roses.

With careful planning and a little luck the best wedding photographers are able to capture a bridal portrait before the ceremony while the bride is getting ready.

Bride getting ready and bridal portrait - Monterey - Pacific Grove wedding.

It is always interesting to see the differences between the goings own of the bride and groom getting ready for their big day.

Groom and groomsmen getting ready before wedding ceremony - Monterey, CA

Riding in the limo on the way over to the wedding ceremony site can yield some fun and interesting candid images.

Last minute preparations before the wedding ceremony.

They raised you from the very first day of your life. They have enjoyed and endured the highs and lows with you. Now as you enter a new chapter in your life, your parents walk you up the aisle during the wedding ceremony where you will get married and start a new life and repeat the cycle of life. The San Carlos Cathedral church is located in Monterey, California Phone: (831) 373-2628 Website:

Walking up the aisle with your parents - San Carlos Cathedral - Monterey, California

The bride and her father wait outside the historic San Carlos Cathedral in Monterey for the moment he will walk his daughter up the aisle.

San Carlos Cathedral Monterey - father and bride - The San Carlos Cathedral church is located in Monterey, California Phone: (831) 373-2628 Website:

Wide angle view of guests and church during ceremony - Monterey Wedding Ceremony

The Wedding ceremony viewed from balcony of the church.

View from above during the wedding ceremony - San Carlos Cathedral 500 Church St, Monterey, CA 93940

Catholic wedding ceremony San Carlos Cathedral – Monterey, California

Bride and groom lighting the unity candle during the wedding ceremony - San Carlos Church.

The newlyweds celebrate as they walk down the aisle in the San Carlos Cathedral in Monterey California

The bride and groom celebrate as they step outside the church - San Carlos Cathedral - Monterey, CA

Everybody is dressed up and looking their best and some family members may have flown thousands of miles to attend the wedding ceremony. Just after the ceremony is a great time to capture the family members with the bride and groom in a portrait. As this sometimes can be a large group, using the steps of the church alter helps create separation so that all the family members can be seen.

Family members and the bridal party take a group photo on the alter steps at the San Carlos Cathedral church in Monterey California

The soft light and fall colors make this the best bride and groom portrait in Monterey California.

Bride and Groom holding hands in Monterey California

Bride and Groom celebrate as they enter Gatherings in Pacific Grove, CA.

The Gatherings is located in Pacific Grove, California Phone: (831) 647-0114

When the day starts you never know that what or where will serve as the backdrop for the wedding ring photo. In this case it was the interesting patterns of the marble that made the image.

Wedding ring details - Bride greeting guests - Gatherings, Pacific Grove, CA

The setting sun silhouettes the bride and groom at Lovers Point in Pacific Grove, CA – The Bride poses on the rocks around Lovers Point while the dark clouds make for a great dark blue background.

Lovers Point Wedding Day Images - Pacific Grove, CA

Besides the wonderful images of you and your spouse, it’s important to capture photos of all your guests and the details that made the wedding day so special.

Wedding Reception Guest and Detail Photos

The best man gives a speech celebrating the bride and groom and then raises a glass to toast their wedding.

Wedding Reception Speeches - Gatherings - Pacific Grove, CA

Just a few hundred feet from the Pacific Ocean is Gatherings where you can get married and then entertain your wedding guests.

The traditional photos from a wedding day include the bride and groom’s first dance, the father of the bride dancing with his daughter, and the cutting of the cake. The more non traditional photo would be the bride and her maid of honor pretending their bouquets are microphones and using them as microphones to lip sync to the music.

Cake cutting and Father Daughter Dance at Gatherings, Pacific Grove, California

Lovers Point in Pacific Grove offers many magical backdrops for a wedding day couple to incorporate into their images from the day. Here the Bride and Groom reach out towards each other and hold hands with the Pacific Ocean in the background. More adventurous couples can go down to the beach and be photographed with the sand between their toes and the waves crashing on the beach.

Pacific Ocean as backdrop the bride and groom hold hands - Lovers Point 630 Ocean View Blvd,  Pacific Grove, CA 93950