Jennifer + Jordan: Wedding at the Cicada Club

Cicada Club wedding portrait

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!


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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