Drew Clayton Photography
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Photo Journal

Drew's blog, showing his latest work, with photos from recent weddings, engagement sessions and portraits.

John and Phoebe's Wayfarers Chapel Wedding

If you've never seen the Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, it's a stunning piece of architecture, melding extreme geometry organically into the surroundings -- the work of Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright. It was such a joy to shoot a wedding there. Even more joy was photographing a marvelous couple and all the events of the day before and after the ceremony.

John and Phoebe wanted a very photojournalistic approach to their wedding photography, so I held back on my normal editorial portraits to spend more time documenting the spirit of the day. I witnessed Chinese tests of fortitude John had to pass in order to see his bride that included a high-heel relay and Back Street Boys performance. The day contained a choreography practice for an intense grand entry, some delightful games for the couple during the reception, and ultimately a lot of love between this marvelous couple and all their family and friends. 

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