It is always great to not only photograph a wedding at a beautiful venue such as Skirball Cultural Center at Santa Monica, but also to be a guest. I suppose I am at an age where my friends are slowly proposing and hosting weddings quite frequently now. One of my dearest friends, Jamie and Joey, finally tied the knot! These two college sweet hearts have dated for some time since college and Joey eventually popped the question after graduation at UCLA! Although they moved back home to Maryland, their hearts and friends are still in California. What better way to host their wedding than over here at Skirball Cultural Center in sunny Santa Monica.
Although even at sunny California, their wedding started off with rain and lots of it! Although the downpour had a few setbacks, this did not dampen their spirits at all. Jamie and her girls started off bright and early at a local salon in Korea Town, Los Angeles with plenty of coffee and donuts to warm themselves up while Joey finished the last of their wedding preparations at Skirball Cultural Center. While the hairspray and makeup session went on, our cameras did not stop clicking away from a distance. Once everyone’s makeup were done, we all headed our way to Skirball Cultural Center to meet up with Joey and the boys for their “first look.” Luckily, shortly before Jamie was all ready in her wedding dress and shoes, the rain retired and the sun popped up just in time! Talk about getting lucky! Once these two love birds met up and checked each other out, Wilson, Phebe, and I immediately started the photography session with the entire wedding party before the ceremony.
Their wedding ceremony was quick, short, and sweet. To top it off, there was a song performed by one of their wedding guests to make things even sweeter! The entire wedding felt like it breezed by so quickly once their reception started. There were exchanges of sweet speeches by their friends and family and finished with Jamie and Joey thanking everyone for participating in their joyous occasion. Enjoy their wedding photos!
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Wedding photo of the day
One of our friends stole the show with his cute outfit in this following wedding photo. To remember our college where we all met, James dressed in all gold and royal blue to represent UCLA. Go Bruins!
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