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Wedding at Carmel Mission, Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach | Alexa + Mike

November 21st, 2010

Sun rays shining unto the newly wed at 17 mile drive, Pebble beach

Photographer Mike Goedde (pronounced as “geddy”) of Episode Photography interviewed numerous high end photographers for his wedding for months. His candidates include Wedding Photographer of the Year, Gene Higa, award winning, Salles Photography among others. Mike booked us immediately after meeting us at our studio. We were truly honored. It is flattering and quite a grand privilege when a phenomenal photographer wants us to photograph his/her very own wedding!!!

The expectations coming from a fellow photographer are usually huge. On the bright side, they will usually go above and beyond to collaborate for great imagery! ūüėČ

Here, the intellectual groomsmen study and plan in the library of Pine Inn, Carmel by the Sea to find the best spots for photography.

Groomsmen at the Pine's Inn, Carmel by the Sea

Pine Inn is mere minutes away from the wedding ceremony venue, Carmel Mission, aka San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo Mission. The mission is an absolute photography heaven. We could easily spend the whole day there, taking one breath-taking shot after another for the couple. Here are just a few of the photographs we shot in the short amount of time we we were there.

San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo Mission, Carmel

Intimate Moments at Carmel Mission

Carmel Mission Wedding photos

Alexa was resting in the vintage Chevy after the ceremony at Carmel Mission. I immediately noticed a transparent sticker on its window that says “Just Married” and the shadow falls upon her arm. How appropriate!

Just Married in a vintage car, Carmel Mission

Alexa and Mike love to travel. Hence, the theme of the wedding revolves around cities across the world. A old world map was also printed as a mural-like setup on the reception in the St Andrew’s Banquet Hall in The Inn at the Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach.

Here are the rest of the images, one with them silhouetted against the fiery sunset, a real treat since the week leading to the wedding was sprinkled with rain. On the wedding day, the weather was perfect. The sunset surrounding the Inn at the Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, spectacular. An impeccable way to start a new life together. Congratulations, Alexa and Mike!

Newly wed on a vintage Chevy

Wedding cake and tablescape in Inn at Spanish Bay

Silhouette of the first toast against the sunset

Father's speech and toast during the reception

First dance in the St Andrew's Room, Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach

  1. Anand Sankaran
    November 24th, 2010 at 14:10 | #1

    Excellent stuff, Mike. The silhouettes show you in great form as a landscape photographer :).

  2. admin
    November 24th, 2010 at 15:08 | #2

    Thanks much, Anand. I definitely miss the carefree days of landscape photography…although I definitely do not miss the waking up early part…

  3. December 2nd, 2010 at 14:21 | #3

    Hey Michael,

    Happy belated Thanksgiving! Alexa and I just got back from part 1 of our honeymoon in France and Italy. What a treat coming back from such a wonderful trip to see the amazing shots you captured on our wedding day! Even as a photographer myself, I am so impressed and so excited about the images you have captured to recreate the events and memories of our special day that will be cherished for generations to come. You are incredibly talented and so easy to work with. We look forward seeing the rest and we wish you, Paul, and Tiffanie a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year!

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