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Bowers Museum Wedding Orange County Photographer

Bowers Museum Wedding Photography

The Bowers Museum is just minutes from our photography studio making this location a favorite of ours to photograph weddings and social events.

We love Samantha and John-David’s unique fairytale love story. Where else would such a story begin but at the happiest place on earth! Disneyland! Having met as employees at an orientation in 2006 it wasn’t till a couple years later that they began dating. They were both working in Disney’s A Christmas Fantasy Parade John-David a trumpet playing toy soldier and Samantha the music box ballerina. On their 7th anniversary he proposed at Disneyland after they watched the Christmas Parade. It was a total surprise and her family and friends were all in on it. Check out the video

How/when did you meet?

  • John-David and I met in 2006 at employee orientation at Disneyland. We didn’t really “notice” each other until a couple years later, and we started dating in December 2008. We both worked in Disney’s A Christmas Fantasy Parade, where John-David was a trumpet playing, toy soldier and I was the music box ballerina.
  • How were you engaged?
  • John-David proposed on our 7 year anniversary at Disneyland, of course. It was a huge surprise! His friends came up and grabbed me after we finished watching Christmas Parade. They put a mic on me and pulled me out to Main Street where all our family and friends came out and gave me roses. My dad turns me around to face the Christmas tree and there is John-David! It was also all caught on video:
  • What do you love most about your husband?
  • I love how passionate John-David is in everything he does. He always gives 100% and goes the extra mile. He has a wonderful sense of humor and is possibly, the most loyal person I have ever met. Not only is he my best friend, but he loves me unconditionally and balances me perfectly.

Wedding Ceremony

The two chose to get married where Samantha’s parents exchanged vows at the Chapel of Orange. A cute Chapel in the heart of Orange just off the Orange Circle. Family and friends filled the Chapel to witness the bride and groom exchange their very own vows.

Wedding Reception

Looking for a venue that offered Old California Spanish look they chose Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California. A perfect Summer night for guests to enjoy an al fresco evening under the stars. The bridal party broke out into a flash mob and surprised the groom with a fun choreographed dance routine.

Margaret & Cleo Key Courtyard was the perfect outdoor historic early-California garden setting for such a fun filled party full of love and laughter.


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This Bride got ready at Ayres in Orange County. A beautiful wedding Ceremony in the Old Church in Downtown Orange.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by father, a great moment during the ceremony at the Chapel of Orange.
The couple snuck off before the reception at Bowers and I got this candid photo of the bride and groom.
A romantic photo of the newlywed at Bowers Museum before their grand entrance to the reception.

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