St Regis Monarch Beach WeddingPhotographing weddings a the St. Regis in Monarch Beach is always a pleasure, as the property provides so many wonderful places to shoot. The key to getting great photographs at the St. Regis is to make sure you allow enough time in your wedding day timeline to facilitate walking from one side of the property to the other. The St. Regis is huge, so to make best use of all its nooks and crannies, you just have to give your photographer time. This image was taken on the side stairs, just below the coffee house to the right of the lobby. Most clients want to shoot in the rotunda, as it boasts wonderful light and a mosaic tile floor. But I always enjoy creating photographs on this lovely staircase as well. There is almost never enough time to walk down to the Botanical Gardens, but that is also a lovely place to create beautiful portraits. Extensive Photoshop work on this image helped give it a dark, moody quality. Wedding photographed at the St. Regis, Monarch Beach.