Hi. It's me, Kortney -crawling out of the dark pits of lockdown. Finally back in the game after 3 months of a dry spell, and baby I am on fire and ready for more action!

Michelle & Michael were supposed to tie the knot back in June surrounded by a plethora of friends at Ole Hanson Beach Club in San Clemente. They were one of many couples whose wedding was put on hold due to COVID. Although they couldn't control the situation with the pandemic, they took initiative on how they reacted to it.

They decided to get married at Laguna Hills Courthouse. Due to circumstances relating to COVID (again), the county had to relocate their marriage license to the Honda Center in Anaheim. The Honda Center is an indoor arena for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League. So yes, Michelle & Michael got married at a ticket booth outside of the arena. Now that's a story to tell their future kids!

After their ceremony, we went to grub at In-N-Out. Shoutout to the Huntington Beach location for being super chill and letting us take photos inside! By the way, COVID In-N-Out is the PERFECT time to take photos there. You don't have to worry about people in the background!

We were supposed to take photos at the beach, however; they were super content with their photos at In-N-Out (easy going couple, am I right?). On the way home, we swung by Din Tai Fung to get togo or as Michelle puts it, "It's my wedding day, I'm not going to go cheap on our wedding meal!". Since we were already in the Costa Mesa area, I suggested we stopped by Noguchi Garden and we had no regrets with the white walls and simple geometry. Also, it gave me the opportunity to practice my skills with midday harsh sunlight!

Congratulations to Michelle & Michael! I can't wait to party even harder in 2021!

Photos With Kortney is a California and destination digital wedding photographer creating timeless and artful imagery for the spontaneous and irrevocably in love couples.