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On a beautiful January day recently, I traveled a mere 5 minutes from my home to the grand and ornate St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church to photograph Krissy & Chris’ wedding. This was a special event for many reasons and I was very energized to spend the day among friends while capturing stunning images. The day started off rainy, but sure enough the rain departed and left blue skies with white billowy clouds, much to my pleasure.  The day brimmed with touching moments, meaningful toasts and some seriously crazy dancing! I knew from Chris’ sister’s wedding (which I photographed) what to expect… and I wasn’t disappointed in the least! By the way, take a look at the r2d2 groom’s cake below… how cool is that?! Please enjoy a few of the ones that caught my eye,

Danny Baker

 

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Happy New Year 2012! Thank you for taking a moment to a look at a few highlighted images of 2011. This was a difficult task,  as there were thousands of images to sift through, and picking just a few while showing the range of my work proved challenging.  A special thank you to my wife, Allena, for helping with the selection, as I sometimes need a more objective eye.  I tend to be drawn to the dramatic shots that demonstrate more skill as a photographer, and she likes to gravitate toward those that are a little more subtle and intimate.  Hopefully, we have created a marriage of the two within this collection!  One of the reasons I LOVE my job is because I encounter a new experience at every wedding and event I capture. Stunning locations, personal connections and intimate details are what it’s all about! Click here to see my primary portfolio collection and to learn more about the studio.

May 2012 bring peace, prosperity and abounding LOVE!
Danny Baker | 818-832-2700

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A few weekends ago on an absolutely gorgeous Saturday in Pasadena, CA I photographed a touching, and very special wedding for Leslie & Justin. Although it was a perfect fall day, it ended up raining the day before AND after… so I was very pleased to wake up to blue skies and white puffy clouds!

Leslie & Justin had both their ceremony and reception at the captivating Athenaeum Club on Cal-Tech’s campus in Pasadena, CA. I always look forward to capturing wedding’s at this venue. It’s simply a combination of classic Pasadena charm, a flawless catering staff and an intimate atmosphere.

One of the reasons why I was really looking forward to this wedding was because of a very fun afternoon I spent photographing their engagement session. I walked away from that shoot feeling a great sense of connection and friendship, which is a tremendous resource to draw upon for a successful wedding shoot.

The wedding day unfolded in a casual, timely manner filled with meaningful, emotional and sublime moments. Working with the bride & groom, friends and family was a joy as everyone was eager and willing to do pretty much whatever I suggested.. cue evil laugh! ha ha. Seriously, a fun and adventurous spirit can go a long way in creating stunning and timeless images (see below).

Thanks for stopping by!

Danny Baker

 

Here are a few of the fabulous vendors I had the pleasure of working with:

Dior Chase, Events Manager at the Athenaeum

Samantha Sisk, Wedding Planner with La Bella Dia Events

Scott Norris, Coastline Music

Takes the Cake, Wedding Cake

Leonora Moss, Floral

 

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This last Thursday I spent a couple hours with Vanessa & Kevin in downtown L.A. I have the privilege of photographing their Engagement Party in a couple weeks, so capturing their fun-filled Engagement Session was only natural. Their obvious chemistry and playful interactions made my job amazingly easy!

We started shooting at the incredible L.A. landmark, Disney Hall. From the contoured lines, impeccable architecture and beautiful gardens, it’s virtually impossible to not capture stunning images there. From there we journeyed to the historic Olvera St. where vibrant colors and classic Los Angeles culture abound.

Please enjoy a few of my favorites!
Danny Baker

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On a cool, yet beautiful Saturday in September I photographed Melissa & Bryan’s Camarillo Ranch wedding in Camarillo, CA.

I was so excited to shoot this wedding: incredible location, thoughtful details and a striking couple always gets me pumped! One of the reasons why I was really excited for this wedding was because Melissa & Bryan’s engagement session simply ROCKED! The images resulting from this session and the personal connection established, was incredible. If you missed that blog post, click here

That same excitement translated into incredible anticipation for this wedding. Melissa looked absolutely stunning in her bridal gown and Bryan held his own looking quite dapper in his tan, casual attire. Capturing this playful couple and their energetic friends made the day even more enjoyable. Meaningful moments, from their first glance and vow exchanges to their first dance were abundant.

On this day I had the joy of working with great friend Asgeir Bollason and a wonderful list of vendors that made this day come alive. Planner Hallie Slade with La Boheme Events made sure every vision down to the smallest detail came to fruition. Crista Nicole Artistry  and Brooke Benton with Hair By Brook provided makeup & hair styling. Also, Melissa Boothe with MJB Cakes did an amazing job on the cupcake tower.

Cheers!
Danny Baker

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On a somewhat overcast Monday afternoon in September I photographed an intimate, unique and inspiring wedding at L.A.‘s Bel-Air Bay Club. This is truly one of my all-time favorite venues… A panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, historic Bel-Air vibe and friendly staff are all apart of the appeal.

On this particular wedding, I had very little contact with the bride & groom prior, as they live in India and were planning everything remotely. That being said, I immediately felt a great connection between the two of them. Runa is simply a beautiful person and was overflowing with energy, enthusiasm and probably a few nerves too! Scott reminded me of some international Bond-like guy. Tuxedo wearing, champagne toasting, cigarette smoking and extremely gracious… I liked Scott.

This wedding had the extra flavor of infusing Runa’s Indian heritage & culture with a Southern California flair. Her ornate & colorful embellishments added a uniqueness that was inspiring to shoot. The ceremony was meaningful and intimate, with only a handful of their closest family and friends on hand to witness the exchanges. Overall it was truly a pleasure and honor to capture this wedding!

I had quite a talented cast of vendors on hand too. It was a pleasure working with planner Annette Garcia from Simply Natural Events. Tara Dowburd-Luftman from Makeup Therapy  and Yen Nguyen from Ezai Floral Design were perfection and Vanilla Bake Shop provided the tasty treats. Also, as always de Bois Entertainment  did an amazing job keeping the party rocking! Lastly, if you’re curious, Runa wore a stunning  Sottero and Midgley gown.

Please enjoy a few of my favorite “snaps” 🙂

To view additional images from my portfolio, click here .

Danny Baker

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