Intimate Winter Wedding at the Culver Hotel in Culver City, Los Angeles, CA.
The end of a year is always a time for reflection (especially when you're on vacation and it's too cold to go outside!). When reviewing photos I always pause on how a good portrait is a full collaboration between photographer and subject. Thank you to everyone who both trusted me and brought so many great ideas in front of my camera!
2017: A year of weddings, engagements, and elopements with the coolest couples a photographer could ask for.
Every year is different, and I'm excited for both the pre-planned bookings and the mystery of what's to come. I plan on diving further into non-wedding portraiture and seeing how that mindset influences my wedding work. I'm ready to embrace and challenge the power of light, movement, emotion, and editing -- but I also aim to tell simple, beautiful love stories without getting caught up in trendy optics.
I'll see you there.
I'm sure there are all sorts of cliches on the theme of love having no age, and this couple embodies every single one of those. Barbara and Kenny were born in the same town on the same day sixty nine years ago, but only recently met and fell in love. With entire lives behind them, a relationship was formed around true compatibility and comfort (and constant laughs).
Barbara and Kenny got ready at a friend's house in the Los Angeles hills and then headed to the nearby Mulholland Tennis Club for a beautiful Jewish ceremony overlooking the city. This was followed by a showcase of Kenny's talented LA network of musicians, and a fun dance party including costumes and the hora. I'm honored to have been included in such a fun and memorable day!
I don’t often shoot film in general, and I’ve never shot it at a wedding. At the groom’s request I included a roll of 35mm in my workflow. A few of those are below, followed by the digital coverage. I’ll admit, though I was glad to have the digital there as a base plan, it was nice to release a bit of control and trust my instincts with film! This will not be the last time.
Film processing: Photo Lab Berkeley
Planning: Blue Door Creative
Venue: Heritage Square Museum, Pasadena
Dress: Mikaella Bridal
Hair: Mobile Bridal Salon
Flowers: Culver City Flower Shop
Taco Truck: Border Grill
And now back to your regularly scheduled digital programming, featuring two of the kindest and most photogenic subjects a wedding photographer could ask for (not to mention the venue!). Thanks to the awesome team of vendors for making this a great day & evening.