Beautiful Day

The Essence… Artistically

Beautiful Day Photography, owned by Los Angeles-based Travel Photojournalist Laura Grier, is one of LA’s most highly regarded wedding companies specializing in destination weddings and Laura’s signature colorful style. Living abroad and traveling extensively through her work has influenced her technique to always take the perfect shot in spontaneous situations, no matter what it takes.

Laura and her BDP team have been shooting weddings for over 17 years. During the year, Laura can be seen in LA and overseas shooting weddings and for the National Geographic Catalog, and she has been published in over 25 magazines worldwide. Laura’s ability to combine her love of travel, adventure, and weddings into a chic, vibrant perspective, has made her a renowned international photographer.

Laura and her team understand the importance of building a relationship with each couple they shoot, because it is not just for one day, but an experience to go through together.  No event is too intimate or extravagant for BDP to cover.  We ensure that our images will be as intimate and personal as the moments they reveal.

Laura Grier

(323) 788-4824

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Caught in the Moment

The WOW! Experience

Expertly capturing the time of your life – spontaneous, romantic and fun!

Our creativity thrives on our passion to deliver a WOW! -experience to our couples. You should enjoy being photographed as much as you prize your wedding day images.

When you look at each photograph, you should remember exactly how you felt at that moment. This is our mission and the essence of our name, Caught in the Moment. Beauty, style and emotion are our muses and we bring top talent and technical expertise as our tools. Bilingual in English and Spanish, this husband and wife team is ready to WOW you!

“We want to thank you so much for your absolute professionalism, calmness and grace during our wedding. Having you there was like being photographed by a member of the family. It was a beautiful, loving wedding that no one in attendance will ever forget.”

Salvador & Lana Farfán

(562) 397-5674

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Amy Theilig

Bright and Modern

Based in Redondo Beach, Amy Theilig Photographic is a boutique style company that has been capturing weddings at Wayfarers Chapel for over 10 years.

Our images are known for their bright and modern look with a natural and candid feel, always capturing the Chapel and bride at their best angle.

We have been featured in many publications, including Los Angeles Weddings, Inside Weddings, VOW, Ceremony and Luxury Life and Style.

Please check out our Wayfarers album in the Wayfarers Chapel Visitor Center and visit our website for more information.

We look forward to hearing from you…

Amy Theilig

(310) 972-9470

Serving Southern California

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Artistic, Spontaneous, Romantic, Candid...celebrating couples in love!

Jim and Laura are a husband and wife team that truly create magic together. Jim’s dramatic lighting techniques coupled with Laura’s journalistic approach make the perfect combination for capturing couples in love and the exquisite beauty of the Wayfarers Chapel. Throughout the years, they have been featured on ABC Channel 7, NBC Channel 4 and other major media while serving over 2,000 happy couples in their career! If you’re looking for something that will exceed your expectations, they are the perfect photographers for your event!

“Laura and Jim are absolutely wonderful! They are true professionals. We love all of the pictures they took and they were very fun to work with!” ~ O’Neil and Taylor Wedding, Redondo Beach, CA

Jim and Laura Weintraub

(310) 717-2257

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Carissa Woo

Romantic. Beautiful.
Carissa Woo Photography is known for creating vibrant and romantic imagery, full of color, beautiful light and laughter. Our clients have a radiance that comes from being head-over-heels in love. We capture that glow in our images of their special day.
Our team is passionate about portraying the most emotional moments—when you light each other up, whisper sweet secrets, or laugh so loud that you snort. Moments that capture a feeling, and help you remember it for a lifetime. We want to express who you really are, in the gorgeous setting of Wayfarers Chapel.
Carissa Woo Photography has more than 200 five-star reviews. She has been inducted into The Knot Hall of Fame, and has been featured on TV and in print media, on David Tutera’s Celebration, 100 Layer Cake, Daily Breeze, and many others.
Come visit her South Bay studio, and check out a slice of photography heaven.

1560 W. Artesia Blvd, Unit C, Gardena, CA 90248

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Wayfarers Chapel wedding couple - Carissa Woo Photography

Harrison Piper

Elegance. Fun. Real Emotion.

Your wedding is our passion and we are as involved in the moments as you are. Our team sees the elegance, fun and real emotion in your unique event. Our technical expertise, creative insight and 25 years experience at the Wayfarers Chapel gives you total coverage of your time on these extraordinary grounds. Classic, romantic or photojournalistic, our style, professionalism and reasonable rates give you superlative value. On line posting, custom designed albums and engagement photo sessions are all available. Come see us at Harrison Piper Photography and you will know why we are one of the most popular photography companies in the South Bay.

By Appointment Only

Michael Piper

(310) 831-1695

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Joey Ikemoto

Outstanding. Amazing.

Joey Ikemoto Photography has been honored as one of the top 25 photographers in southern California by The Knot “Best of Weddings” for the last eight years, and has been awarded into The Knot “Hall of Fame.” Over 130 five star reviews on The Knot.


Joey holds degrees as both a Master and Craftsman of Photography, and has been a keynote speaker at professional photography conferences around the world. With 40 years of experience and over 100 weddings per year, capturing the unique spirit and beauty of your day is truly a perfected skill.


Come by our 6,000 sq. ft. studio in the heart of Historic Downtown Torrance, or visit us online at to view thousands of images. We have pricing to fit most budgets.

“Our pictures at Wayfarers Chapel were so amazing! Joey not only knows the chapel but small intimate locations around the area that made for additional once in a lifetime pieces of art! We could not have been happier! I give them 5 plus stars!”~Lauren and Jayson Campadonia

Joey Ikemoto Photography, Inc.

Joey Ikemoto, M. Photog., Cr.

(310) 212-7366

1267 Sartori Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501

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Karen French

Fashion Photojournalistic

Karen’s approach to weddings has won her international acclaim. She is currently the most published wedding photographer in the country. Over 4,000 of her wedding images appear in national publications. Wayfarer’s has been recommending Karen for 15 years.

Early in her career, Karen assisted Los Angeles’ top fashion photographers, which laid the foundation for her distinctive fashion-photojournalistic style.

Karen loves what she does for a living. Her passion for photography shows in her work. Many consider Karen a “photographer’s photographer” and is frequently sought out by professionals in the art industry to photograph their own weddings. Karen has also photographed many well-known professionals in the entertainment, sports and business fields. She invites you to visit her website.

Karen French

(949) 679-9222

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Gusto. Vivacity. Energy. Spirit.

Brio means energy, gusto, and spirit! Brio Photo embodies these qualities while bringing a unique vision to every wedding.

Brio Photo is a small group of inspiring photographers led by Leslie Barton. Leslie has photographed hundreds of weddings worldwide. Her work has been published in magazines such as InStyle, Town & Country and Elegant Bride. She also created a book of her wedding photography titled, ‘The Bride Revealed’.

Leslie’s love of photography has always been about people. “Being a photographer gives me the unique opportunity to make an immediate, personal connection with people. Weddings are especially rich with intimacy and emotion.” Leslie has a remarkable ability to document beautiful moments as well as direct natural, relaxed family photos.

The Brio photographers are a calming presence, always ready to capture the energy and emotion of your wedding day. We would be delighted to hear about your plans and vision for your big day.

Leslie Barton


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