Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Amanda and Robert: Millennium Biltmore Wedding

As the teaser mentioned, I shot with the lovely Melissa Koehler at the Millenium Biltmore a couple of weeks ago. The ceremony was held at the Los Angeles Cathedral. The travertine marble throughout the church felt as if I had stepped into Europe. The hotel was spectacular, possessing an ornate, gold-leafed everything look that made me feel like I was in Versailles. I could go on and on about the old world feel to the entire event, but I think that I will let the photos do the talking.

On onto the hotel... isn't the cake amazing?? And, let me tell you... it was delicious!

Getting ready for our little run into the street:

Amanda and Robert's first dance was the most show-stopping one I have ever seen. A formal waltz, with lifts, dips, the whole works. Robert's mom was a dance teacher, and he apparently grew up doing ballet. He even incorporated a tour jete into the dance!

The best man and maid of honor did a hilarious toast, incorporating a homemade video mapping out the future (their honeymoon!) and a self-written rap about the happy couple. They had everyone in stiches!
The took some time to sit at the head of the dance floor while the dj spoke about their 'love story.' They met in Italy while studying abroad, surviving a long distance relationship, always coming back to each other. The story of my life :-)
The did the traditional Italian Tarentella - much like the Hora, it involves holding hands and dancing in circles. Fun!

And afterwards... tons of dancing! The worm even made a comeback!

Finally, the bouquet toss... one of the best every. Look at the participation - you can tell these ladies meant business!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sara and Jarad: Engagement Teasers

Just a couple from our session at the US Grant (sneakily!) and Balboa Park today.... more to come!

ps - anyone notice anything new?

Kristina and Jet: Wedding Teaser

A few weeks back, I shot Kristina and Jet's wedding with Kim of Cary Pennington Photography. Kristina has this infectious smile that touched everyone in the room, making for a fun-filled evening of dancing and laughter.

More to come soon!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Amanda and Robert: Wedding Teaser

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of shooting with the amazing Melissa Koehler at the Millennium Biltmore in downtown Los Angeles. A couple of teasers while I catch up on my blogging!

The videographer had this awesome idea about running out into the middle of the street to take some pictures between traffic signals. A little stressful, but I loved the results!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Dina and Jesse: Wedding Teasers

This past weekend, one of my very best friends from law school got married. While I didn't shoot the wedding (per my request), I did shoot some of her getting ready and of the ceremony. And now, before they depart on their two and a half week wedding to Prague and Paris (so jealous!), a couple of teasers:

Stunning, isn't she?
I don't know whether Dina's sister Masha (the maid of honor) or Jesse was more excited to see Dina walk down the aisle.
I don't know what it is about this picture that captures me, but I love it. I think it may be the batman ring that Jesse wore on his middle finger.

Congratulations you two, I was so thrilled to be a part of everything. And have a wonderful time on your honeymoon!