Category Archives: Weddings

Girls in the Garden // Altadena, CA

Suzy Weeks and Rebekah Rossi // Altadena, CA

When I was 12 I picked up my first automatic film camera. It was tiny, black and sleek. I remember the first time I awkwardly loaded that first roll of Kodak. And then I took a look through that viewfinder, and in that moment, my eyes were opened to a whole new world. It’s been a long time coming that I revisit some of those roots. Last month, I challenged myself to try something I hadn’t done in awhile and I finally picked up some film again.

I find that as an artist, I’m constantly exploring ways to push myself while keeping things raw and authentic. I think it’s human nature to want to get back to the truest sense of things in all that we do. For me with photography, that looks like film and analogue shooting.

Last month when I rolled out my father’s old 1970’s 35mm Canon FtB, it was to capture a few of my favorite behind the scenes moments of wedding preparation at my friend Ruth’s wedding. It was an honor to be in the wedding and to share in the joy of two of my friends becoming one.

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Emblem Flowers // Valentine’s Day Flower Stand

 

Back in February I had the opportunity of capturing my friend Charmain of Emblem Flowers, hard at work at her Valentine’s Day flower stand hosted by one of my favorite local coffee shops in Pasadena, Lavendar & Honey Espresso Bar.  It’s obvious Charmain’s art is about connecting with community and making flowers and arrangements available to all people. I was inspired by her fresh take on the flower stand which featured a curated selection of atypical fresh spring blooms and greens made available to anyone and everyone wanting to make their own bouquet for a loved one. I found myself realizing that what drew me in was the fact that each bouquet was made with a whole lot of thought and care by the person gifting it. When I asked her why she was doing the stand a few days earlier she said, “Letting people flex their design muscles by choosing their own blooms, is important. All I do is wrap it. It’s more personalized and customized that way.” I love it.

Ruth’s Irish Infused Pastel Bridal Shower // Pasadena, CA

 

My friends are getting married off one by one. This weekend, one of my dearest friends Ruth is getting married to an amazing man and I couldn’t be more excited for them. Last month a few of the bridesmaids and I got together to dream up something special for the bridal shower of our sweet adventurous, colorful, Irish friend. The most beautiful pastel & tissue paper inspired bridal shower was what transpired. Oh and of course we had Irish breakfast tea!

Event Design: Poetrie Weddings // Florals: Emblem Flowers

Betty // Bridal Shower in Los Feliz, CA

My cousin Betty is getting married in NY next month. Last month we got together, popped a few bottles of champagne and celebrated her singleness at her bridal shower in her gorgeous Los Feliz home. Congrats Betty!

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Jenny + Tamson // Brand Park Japanese Tea Garden, Glendale, CA Wedding

There’s nothing like getting to relive the moments of a wedding day with tangible printed memories in person with my clients. Two Saturdays ago had an incredible time doing just that with Jenny and Tamson when we synced up for a live viewing session at Coffee Commissary here in West Hollywood.  Jenny and Tamson grew up in similar circles of friends in the same town going to the same school but didn’t end up noticing each other until after college when their friend circles once again reunited them at a party. Funny how life works itself out.

Their wedding was one of the funnest weddings I’ve been to. Set at the Japanese Tea Garden in Brand Park, here in LA, Jenny and Tamson’s wedding day went off without a hitch. The two had envisioned a day focused on people, family, and friends. They wanted a day that would highlight their heritage infused with a bit of their own taste. Every carefully curated element of the day reflected their discriminating taste – from the personalized foil-embossed invites, to the DIY pin-wheel theme, to the venue, to the delicious multi-course Chinese banquet dinner and so much more. One of my favorite parts about their day was how they adopted a traditional joy-ridden Chinese custom of personally toasting each table of guests with their families. Congrats Jenny and Tamson!