This Cicada Club wedding was one I looked forward to for the longest time! Perhaps due to my New York roots, I am a huge fan of old, historic venues to balance out all of the sunny, outdoor weddings. Tucked away in Downtown Los Angeles, the Cicada Club opened its doors in 1928 and is adorned with wood tones, gold accents, and art deco styling. Due to the moody and dim interior, lighting is a challenge and reminds me of a clean slate to work with. The challenge is almost like setting up in a photo studio.
To remain faithful to the styling of Jennifer and Jordan’s wedding, I approached this wedding no different than any other, adding some of my own lighting without overriding the ambience the couple and lighting designers created. I want couples to look back and see what they remember, not an entirely new scene I created with flash.
While I’m sure next year holds many amazing weddings at sunset or overlooking the ocean, I also look forward to photographing many more historic interiors like the Cicada Club!
I’m now offering studio headshots, a wonderful tie-in of many of my experiences:
- portrait photography
- directing real people and models
- studio set-design and lighting for fashion and commercial jobs
My focus is to keep your look authentic and capture your essence in the session. Whether you want to stand out from the rest and get the audition, create a signature look for your brand, or update your social media feed, I’m here to help!
Studio portrait work is all about confidence, consistency, and accuracy. My retouching and color work does not change you into someone you’re not. Same goes for direction. We’ll work together and create the most flattering representation of you.
Between now and September 30, 2018, I have an ongoing introductory headshot deal for all new bookings. If you book a headshot session with a friend, you’ll each save 10%. Studio headshot sessions begin at $300 and you receive three retouched images + 25 edits. Edits are corrected for color and brightness to match retouches.
Appointments are 90 minutes, multiple outfits encouraged. Appointments must be booked on the same day between 9am and 6pm. Appointment date must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
Jenn and Rich wanted to celebrate their wedding in West Hollywood, the city they live in and love. We approached the day in strong photojournalism fashion, passing on “getting ready” photos in favor of documentary and first look at the ceremony site. They got married at Saint Victor Catholic Church, one of the friendliest churches I can remember in a long time, with the priests understanding that they and I are all in service of the couple on such a day. Also, one of the ladies tidying the premises referred to me as such a good-looking photographer and I’m a sucker for compliments!
The reception was held just around the corner within walking distance at the iconic Sunset Marquis. There were three beautiful cakes, one dedicated to the parents of the groom’s 50th anniversary, and one to their Dr. Who fandom, and one to cutting. The gathering was with their closest friends and family throughout the afternoon, allowing me to be a fly on the wall and capture many moments, big and small.
Their corgi Archie could not join them at the venue, but he participated in cookie form!