Alex and Lucia disregarded many of wedding traditions, and kept true to themselves. From getting ready in the same room, to wearing a beautifully structured suit and a lace jumpsuit. Everyone in attendance was full of emotions, especially when it came to the toasts.
On a cloudy Texas day, Eliotte and Ryan got ready for their big day at Hotel Valencia right on the beautiful San Antonio River Walk. It was in the hotel’s lovely courtyard that these two met with each other for the first time, all smiles and giggles as they exchanged private letters. After they officially tied the knot at Margaret B. Parker Chapel at Trinity University, everyone eagerly headed over to the reception venue, the Pearl Stable, to get their party on. Definitely the most intense dancing I’ve seen to have happened on the dance floor, haha.
As a huge fan of traveling, it was such an honor to be asked to document Eliotte and Ryan’s wedding in San Antonio, Texas. I had never been to Texas prior, and absolutely enjoyed photographing an awesome couple in new territory. From photographing Ryan and Eliotte’s beach engagement session, I knew that photographing their wedding would be just as equally awesome. They are such a down to Earth couple with such kind hearts. I seriously have the best clients!
Olia and Guillaume, and the rest of their wedding guests, flew in from France to Los Angeles to have an intimate wedding at the amazing Paramour Estate on top of Silverlake. With a Great Gatsby type of wedding in mind, the Paramour Estate was the perfect location to have it. The interior decor was very eclectic, with furniture from different parts of the world, large ornate paintings, and taxidermy in every room.
Olia wore a beautiful 1920’s style wedding dress, intricately woven with beads, while Guillaume looked absolutely dapper in his light blue suit with white trimmings. Emotions ran high during the ceremony, when Olia was in such a joyous state that tears would not stop, and to comfort her, Guillaume was ever so gentlemanly that he would give her kisses before the official “you may kiss your bride” statement! D’aw!
In so many ways, Olia has such a firecracker personality, it was an absolute joy to photograph their wedding. They even opted for a completely documentary-style coverage – no posed photos!
Many many moons ago, I teamed up with makeup artist Nathaly Morago to do a styled shoot with an Indian flare. Since then, we’ve been wanting to do another styled shoot, specifically a bridal one, and it took a long while until things finally came into place to make that shoot happen! With my friend Rachell as the stunning bride in her own bridal dress, Tiffany & Co. pearl necklace, Spanish-styled veil, and gold Jimmy Choo kitten heels, we flounced around a nearby meadow to make these images happen.
After working with Annette for Confetti by Annette’s 2014 lookbook, I was excited to hear that she is getting married in Paris later this spring! What an amazing location to have a wedding!!!
For her Los Angeles bridal shower, Annette’s bridesmaids held a backyard party that is just so picturesque. I LOVE shooting bridal showers because it’s just a bunch of girls having fun while being surrounded by such pretty things! Of course, that’s not to say that there aren’t some tears being shed, as you’ll see in this post!
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA & DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
A few weeks ago, Mark and Marisol celebrated their beautiful and intimate wedding all over Los Angeles. The celebration began on a bright and sunny California winter morning in Beverly Hills’ Franklin Canyon Park where the bride and groom got ready for the day ahead. Marisol looked absolutely gorgeous as her bridesmaids helped her into her wedding dress, and even more beautiful as she walked down the aisle of the amphitheater with her father.
For lunch, the bridal party headed to a place that Mark and Marisol spent a lot of meals at: the Johnny Rockets on Melrose. I love how laid back this couple is! A bride munching on chicken fingers and a groom chowing down a burger? Too cool.
Everyone gathered back together for the reception held at the rooftop of The Oviatt in Downtown Los Angeles. Oh my, this historic building is so beautiful, and going up to the rooftop felt like being transported to a different era. The decor had the gorgeous 1920’s feel of the Art Deco time period. I loved it! And the rooftop! So pretty! Being surrounded by the surrounding skyscrapers of DTLA was magical.
I absolutely loved photographing Mark and Marisol’s Los Angeles intimate wedding. They were such a sweet, sweet couple and I adore how they put their own personalities to every aspect of their big day.