Tuba & Dylan: Downtown LA Wedding at Perch

Wedding natural light portrait Perch LA Mamiya 6 Portra 800

Tuba and Dylan opted to hold their wedding in Downtown Los Angeles at the visually delightful Perch. As a photojournalist, the details that resonated most with me were the emotions and personal touches – matching henna for the bridesmaids, two-piece wedding dress, conscious decision to pick a location that added to their guests’ experience. We also took a break from the reception at night to head over to Pershing Square and take some portraits with and without the bridal party.

Bride and bridesmaids henna
Groom and groomsmen Perch LA
Wedding first look Perch LA
Wedding natural light portrait Perch LA Mamiya 6 Portra 800
Black and white portrait bride and groom Perch LA
Bride and Bridesmaids rooftop Perch LA
Wedding family portrait Perch LA
Wedding party portrait Pershing Square Downtown LA
Bride's henna and groom
Wedding cake cutting Perch LA
Bride and groom downtown LA night

Nora & Alfredo: Pasadena wedding

Pasadena Wedding bride and dress

Nora and Alfredo are SoCal natives and wanted to get celebrate nearby their with their families and closest friends. They held their ceremony at St. Andrew’s church, a historic and visually striking parish. Their reception took place at the Masonic Temple, another historic building in Pasadena. The local culture is a big part of who they are, making this the perfect itinerary for them. This may have been my first time setting foot inside a temple of the Freemasons. I’m not sure what I expected (secrete ceremonies anyone?) but I saw the evening to the end and left with my arms and legs intact!


Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo


St. Andrew Catholic Church Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
St. Andrew Catholic Church Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
St. Andrew Catholic Church Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
St. Andrew Catholic Church Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
Pasadena City Hall Wedding Portrait - Stephen Tang Photo
Pasadena City Hall Wedding Portrait - Stephen Tang Photo
Masonic Temple Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
Masonic Temple Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
Masonic Temple Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
Masonic Temple Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
Masonic Temple Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
Masonic Temple Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
Masonic Temple Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
Masonic Temple Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
Masonic Temple Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
Masonic Temple Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
Masonic Temple Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
Masonic Temple Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
Masonic Temple Pasadena Wedding - Stephen Tang Photo
Masonic Temple Pasadena wedding reception

Engagement Session at Colorado Street Bridge

Most of the year, you expect blue skies in SoCal. When your timing is right and have a session in between the rain clouds, you get the soft sort of natural light reminiscent of the Pacific Northwest. Not only that, the rain brings in new growth with lots of leafy plants shooting up through the once patchy ground.

Located in Pasadena, the Colorado Street Bridge has a long history but recently received notable attention on the big screen in a particular 2016 musical. It’s also nice to give the San Gabriel Valley some love, as I’ve been frequenting Central LA and Orange county all too often.

Engagement session at colorado street bridge
Engagement session at colorado street bridge
Engagement session at colorado street bridge
Engagement session at colorado street bridge
Engagement session at colorado street bridge