When Diane & Justin’s email landed in my inbox, I truly didn’t know how much I would come to love these two. Diane is a video producer for TIME and according to her, Justin has a great eye and classic taste that she’s been very excited to see blossom over the past five years of their relationship. When they inquired, they didn’t know their perfect wedding venue would be the Walt Disney Concert Hall nor were they even certain of their date. They simply wanted to get the ball rolling and when this is how they described my wedding photography, well, I had to take several moments to come down off my excitement before responding:
You have such a unique eye and daringness to push the boundaries of what wedding photography should look like. With many other photographers, I can tell they are settling into a rhythm of the same type of photos, but your work constantly surprises and amazes me. The art element, the film-like quality, the amount of effort you put into collaborating with the couples. It’s incredible to me how you marry such an artistic style with the documentary grasp of moments and emotions.
—Diane & Justin
Pairing fond memories from Diane’s childhood with a sleek and modern aesthetic, the Walt Disney Concert Hall had it all
A pre-wedding photo session at Crescent Bay and letting the warm air into our lungs. Quiet mornings turned into sunshine against murals turned into creating memories on a fire escape (of all places). Chanel, Badgley Mischka, and calla lilies for added understated elegance. The kindest and most hilarious of wedding parties sharing the loveliness of Diane and Justin with the world. The Walt Disney Concert Hall changing colours, bending light, and reflecting Los Angeles’ famous glow. When simultaneous hugs, barefoot waltzes in emerald dresses, and dance offs round off an already incredible celebration, we’ll remember all that and more: when you gathered your nearest, your dearest, held them close, shared your loved for them, and celebrated with reckless abandon. Up close and personal.
This wedding was recently featured on New York Magazine’s The Cut: A Wedding in Los Angeles’ Most Beautiful Building
Location: Los Angeles, California
Planner: Demaray Events
Floral: The Loved Co
Caterer: Patina Catering
Hair & Makeup: Studio mm&b
Wedding Dress: One Day Bridal
Suit: Z Zegna
Music: Dart Collective