During 2020, when most weddings were being postponed, a lot of people opted to do Courthouse Weddings. Now, we’ve always done Courthouse Weddings periodically so it wasn’t anything new to us. However with the new rules set in place by the California state, there were some changes at the Old orange county courthouse for weddings. For example, we weren’t allowed to go inside the ceremony while they were exchanging vows. This was new and an adjustment here in Santa Ana and in Laguna Hills Civic Center but we made the best out of it. We were still able to do photos around the area. In Downtown Santa Ana, inside the city hall while they waited or after. It’s a beautiful location here in Orange County so regardless of the limitations, we were still able to make it work.
After the legal paperwork is completed we usually like to walk around the Old Orange County Courthouse and do a small session. Sometimes we do a second location by the beach and other times we just keep it local depending on the package that our couple chooses. In this instance we went with the shorter one but we were still able to get some beautiful photos right down the street.
As you can see from their beautiful session above, just because you’re doing a smaller ceremony does not mean it can’t be beautiful. Simplicity and beauty go hand in hand. Hopefully we can be there for your special day, big or small 🙂