I officially started my wedding photography business and officially started photographing for the LA Derby Dolls at the same time in early 2011. But Rachel and Jorge’s wedding was actually the first time those worlds intersected. I had previously photographed Rachel skating for the Tough Cookies and I also got to work with her taking photos for her derby uniform company Iron Doll Clothing, so it was easy and familiar to slip into photographing her on the wedding day. Rachel and Jorge’s friends and family were all so warm and fun, and their daughter was the most adorable flower girl. The Ponte Winery in Temecula was the perfect venue for a modern vineyard wedding, and the reception had lots of personalized touches including some nods to roller derby, like the custom wine charm favors and even some head banging to an Iron Maiden song at the end of the night.
See the full gallery or order prints here. Congratulations again to Rachel and Jorge!
Venue: Ponte Family Estate Winery
Coordiation: Rebel Belle Weddings
Hair and Makeup: Missy Firestone, Styling by Melissa
Ombre Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Friar Tux Shop
Catering: Ponte Vineyard
Cake: Jodee’s Bakery Temecula
Flowers: Sweet Flowers
DJ: Jeremy at DJ Pros
Engraved ring box and custom wine charms: Chuddywinks