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The Rehearsal Dinner

The  rehearsal dinner kick starts or initiates the wedding celebration.  I love shooting the rehearsal dinner as the the celebration finally (after all the wedding planning) has begun, and the energy of the family and bridal party is great.  It's also a good opportunity to get to know the family and friends or key players in the upcoming wedding.

At this particular rehearsal dinner, at the  Monterey Peninsula Beach House in Pebble Beach, the parents seemed to know all of the bride and grooms friends.  The rehearsal dinner is also when most of the toasts can take place, and they  are heartfelt and entertaining....sometimes there's a bit of a roast involved as well. 

 Palino- Hill Rehearsal Dinner
Photos by Tom G O'Neal

In some situations the   bridal couple is too busy with their party to take a moment to shoot a few shots of just them...here, we were at this great venue on Spanish Bay, and Morgan and Jennifer were into having some photos of just them.

 When couples are relaxed and having fun it translates into great photos.

When couples are relaxed and having fun it translates into great photos.

 Palino- Hill Rehearsal Dinner
Photos by Tom G O'Neal
 Palino- Hill Rehearsal Dinner
Photos by Tom G O'Neal
 Jennifer already looks like a bride.  A great couple, and a great rehearsal dinner at MPCC Beach House

Jennifer already looks like a bride.  A great couple, and a great rehearsal dinner at MPCC Beach House