This was a beautiful wedding held in Laguna Beach at the Surf and Sand Resort. It was a great day to have a ceremony outdoors with beautiful views! Brittany and Shad had a gorgeous sunset for a winter wedding.

I photographed their cute Jeffrey Open Space engagement session with their little dog, which is live on the blog right here.

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Bridal Prep

We started the day off with some bridal details. Surf and Sand is a gorgeous Southern California resort so I took the bride’s dress and shoes outside, of course we made sure the groom wasn’t going to see it.

I love capturing shots like this when timing allows. It’s great to create something moody that stands out from the rest of the getting ready shots.

bride getting her hair done in the bridal suite in surf and sand

Groom Prep the groom getting ready with his best man at the surf and sand resort First Look & Couples Session

It’s easy to notice that this guys was a little nervous while is bride was about to walk up behind him for their first look.

groom anxiously waiting for his bride for first look at surf and sand resort

Bridal Party


It’s always a little risky having an outdoor wedding on the beach in December, but SoCal is usually pretty great with weather and this sunset did not disappoint one bit. It was absolutely

ceremony site at surf and sand resort groom hugging father of bride at surf sand sand resort in laguna ca wedding ceremony at surf and sand resort in laguna married couple having their first kiss at surf and sand resort

Post Ceremony Couple’s Session

Reception night time couples photo in front of the fountain at surf and sand

Surf and Sand Resort: 1555 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Michael Santos Photography is a full service Orange County wedding photographer that offers family portraits and engagement photography, in Los Angeles, Orange County and surrounding area. Offering the best quality albums, prints and canvases to clients since 2013. Please contact me for more information regarding my photography services.