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Leslie and Dominick | Newport Beach Wedding

Leslie and Dominick | Newport Beach Wedding
Savannah Chandler Photography | Newport Beach Wedding Photographer

I can’t believe that July has come and gone!  I’ve been looking forward to heading out to California to photograph Leslie and Dominick’s Newport Beach wedding for just about a year now.  I knew that it would be beautiful, and also one heck of a party.  And their day was just that – incredible all around.

When Leslie first contacted me to see if I was interested in going out to California, to Newport Beach, on a yacht to photograph their wedding, the word “YES!!!!!” couldn’t come out fast enough.  I LOVE destination weddings and traveling to capture beautiful people getting married in beautiful places.

We stayed in Los Angeles for a few days, and had an absolutely amazing time.  On Friday morning, we headed out to Newport and met Leslie and Dominick at their hotel prior to boarding the yacht to capture some details.

The yacht was an awesome place to have a wedding – it was an intimate space where they had a beautiful and emotional ceremony.  Leslie’s brother officiated the wedding.  Being a member of the armed forces, he was unsure until that morning if he would be able to attend.  Having him there was in its self a beautiful surprise.

Once the party got started… the boat was rockin’ 😉  This crowd knows how to have a good times and let loose.

Since we were all extending our stay in California, on Sunday just Leslie, Dominick, and myself headed to Seal Beach to take some bridal beach portraits.  The sun in California is gorgeous – I’m not used to seeing the giant ball of orange drop all the way to the horizon.

I’ll be missing you until next time, California.

Congratulations Leslie and Dominick!!





Secondary Photographer: Molly Blair
Yacht: Pacific Avalon Yacht Charters
Floral: LaVonne’s Florist
Cake: Cinderella Cakes
Dress: David’s Bridal
DJ and Entertainment: Level Entertainment
Decor: Leslie McFadden Collins (Bride)

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Julia Morgan says:

Well these are just adorable. And so beautifully done, lovely work Savannah!

Rayna McGinnis Mason says:

Starfish ring shot? Need I say more? The rest of the photos are pretty sweet too!

Erica Thompson Swantek says:

These are so gorgeous! And that little guy, oh my. He’s adorable! Such beautiful light.

Julie Livermore says:

A dream wedding, beautifully captured! That little guy is melting my heart with his hugs and smiles.

Kristina Marshall says:

I know shooting a wedding on a yacht can be tough since it’s usually a tight space but you captured it perfectly! Love the ending shots on the beach. Beautiful!

Monet Nicole - Birthing Stories says:

What a beautiful wedding! Love the shots on the beach. A perfect ending!

Fantastic! It can’t be easy photographing in a boat!

Pamela Tabb says:

These are so awesome! Beaitufl couple, location and photos!

Elizabeth Stamm Weitz says:

Wow! This is amazing. That ring shot…the clarity…gorgeous work Savannah Chandler <3 <3 <3

Amanda Tipton says:

Beautiful and crystal clear. Great work with the details!

Jennie Crate says:

You made the small space work! Love the cigar shots 🙂

Ashley Kidder says:

I love that you can see the reflection on the ceiling! What a rad wedding venue — gorgeous photos!

Melissa Mullins says:

What a unique and beautiful wedding!

ANNAdventure says:

Awwww what a cute wedding! Boat weddings are so much fun 🙂

Jennifer Vanpelt says:

Absolutely amazing!!!!!!! Beautiful pictures of a gorgeous couple! Congrats u two!

Grammy Jo says:

Sooo beautiful. Loved all the family photos as well. Appreciate seeing what we missed.

Mary Schlener says:

SOOOOO lovely and looks like it was a ton of fun!

Kim Fahrion McFadden says:

Love the pictures. Thank you!

Laurie Callahan says:

gorgeous, makes me want to get on a boat!

Carolin Olsen Smolenske says:

OMG ….stunning!!!!