Jenn & Rich: West Hollywood wedding at the Sunset Marquis

Sunset Marquis Hotel wedding portrait West Hollywood

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!

Saint Victor Catholic Church wedding West Hollywood
Saint Victor Catholic Church wedding candid
Saint Victor Catholic Church bride and father
Saint Victor Catholic Church bride and father
Saint Victor Catholic Church wedding altar
Saint Victor Catholic Church bride candid
Saint Victor Catholic Church wedding
Saint Victor Catholic Church wedding first kiss
Saint Victor Catholic Church wedding exit
Saint Victor Catholic Church bride and groom candid
Saint Victor Catholic Church bride candid
Sunset Marquis wedding portrait West Hollywood
Sunset Marquis wedding portrait West Hollywood
Sunset Marquis wedding cake
Sunset Marquis wedding cake
Dr. Who cake
Sunset Marquis wedding reception West Hollywood
Sunset Marquis bride candid moment
Sunset Marquis wedding candid moment
Sunset Marquis wedding guests West Hollywood
Sunset Marquis wedding cake cutting
Sunset Marquis wedding cake cutting
Wedding favor cookies
Sunset Marquis wedding guests
Sunset Marquis wedding candid
Sunset Marquis wedding candid
Sunset Marquis wedding candid Portra 800 Olympus mju-ii
Sunset Marquis wedding portrait West Hollywood
Sunset Marquis wedding portrait West Hollywood

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