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

Wayfarers Chapel Wedding (A Study in Pink… Green, and Blue)

Wedding portrait Wayfarers Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

I am an introvert. An unapologetic, low-talking, low-key introvert. My photos deliver my message and I love what I do. I may not be the bubbly, high-energy social media presence some people have come to expect of wedding photographers, but I am devoted to building genuine rapport with everyone I meet. I am far from the loudest person in the room, but I am always reading the emotions around me to translate them into the vast majority of my photos. I am not clique-y with photographers that group by camera brand, gender, or ethnicity (sorry, they exist!). Rather, I embrace my growing up in an environment that celebrated diversity. My inspiration is not so much other weddings, but real life.

I love a photo that is well-timed and technically sound. Some historically recognized photos and institutions known for their stringent criteria, such as National Geographic and Magnum Photos, exemplify these traits.

Naturally, given the opportunity to be myself, and truly just myself at a wedding, allows me to shine my brightest. I fell in love with the this day and the photos I was able to produce. There were no other voices chiming in for photos or video, no reenactments. This is triple-distilled, single-origin Stephen Tang, not the blended stuff. If you’re a storyteller, this is what you live for – sitting front row and center to perform your craft.

Wedding Venue – Wayfarers Chapel

Bridal prep Wayfarer's Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Bridal prep Wayfarer's Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Bridal prep Wayfarer's Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Bridal prep Wayfarer's Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Bridal prep Wayfarer's Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding portrait Wayfarers Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding portrait Wayfarers Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding ceremony Wayfarers Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding ceremony Wayfarers Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding ceremony Wayfarers Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding ceremony Wayfarers Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding portrait Wayfarers Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding portrait Wayfarers Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding portrait Wayfarers Chapel - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding cake Bluewater Grill -Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding details Bluewater Grill - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding details Bluewater Grill - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding reception speech Bluewater Grill -Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding reception moments Bluewater Grill -Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding reception moments Bluewater Grill -Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding reception moments Bluewater Grill -Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding reception moments Bluewater Grill -Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding reception moments Bluewater Grill -Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding details Bluewater Grill - Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding reception moments Bluewater Grill -Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding reception moments Bluewater Grill -Stephen Tang Photo

Wedding reception moments Bluewater Grill -Stephen Tang Photo