Los Angeles Union Station Wedding : Vince+Tina

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e says the city sounds are what lull him into a state of happiness. Cars honking, sirens crying, music blaring, and a taxi driver yelling out the side of his window. While on a medical trip to Costa Rica, his roommate woke in the morning and sat in a hammock, listening to the sounds of crashing waves...and Vince missed the noise. It was amongst the noise when he met Tina, a girl who lived in his Hollywood apartment complex. Smart, ambitious, and witty, her credentials paled in comparison to her heart. She was on her way to Harvard University for business school, having completed medical school at UCLA and founded a non-profit organization in Africa.

Tina left for Harvard and Vince completed medical school at USC and residency in Los Angeles, still fond of the noise dancing outside his windows on Sunset Boulevard. Through a series of events, Tina and Vince reconnected while she was in L.A. for an interview and when she returned to Boston, she took his beloved noise with her. He couldn't hear when she wasn't around...or perhaps nothing sounded as nice as her voice.

Years later, they're listening to the noise. Together. In their New York City apartment and in the bustle of the emergency room. They're the type of people trusted taking care of people's hearts because they take such great care of each other's. Their love spills over into their work, passion, and commitment...and people who make others want to be better versions of themselves.

Vince and Tina, I'm sure you're tucked away in Italy enjoying vino, pizza, and espresso, recuperating from your transcontinental wedding planning ventures, but I just want to say how honored I am to have witnessed and documented the fusion of your lives. And love. I adore you both and hope tomorrow is always twice as bright as today. Much Love and Appreciation... j*


Wedding preparations took place at The Standard Hotel in Los Angeles...


Food...for body and mind...






Rawr. On two counts.


Vince and Tina opted for a First Look...and I just LOVE their reactions...


...shedding a few tears always makes me choke up too...


Once the tears were wiped, we started wedding photos at The Standard and nearby areas of Downtown Los Angeles...




We were lucky to have Vince and Tina hop in our car for a ride to the church because we happened upon a random building and asked if they'd be willing to have a few wedding pictures taken before the ceremony...they agreed and I'm thankful for it!


Tina's brother gave a toast during the reception listing the Top Eight Reasons Why Vince Is Awesome (or something loosely along these lines). Reason number four was Vince's affinity for jumping photos. Yes, we all know they lost their coolness, but Vince still pushes forward. Jumping.
Way to keep the dream alive, Vince.








The wedding reception was at Los Angeles Union Station...which is an awesome venue. What made it particularly fabulous was Vince. You see, he explained that he and Tina had a bit of role reversal: she planned the honeymoon and he planned the wedding. He explained the difficulty of choosing the flowers, uplighting, and linen chargers and said he can't wait to get back to non-wedding decision making...I think he did a great job! ;)






You see, Vince?! This is what you get when you plan a wedding...a beautiful girl whispering sweet nothings in your ear. FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. From my view point, you walked away with a bargain!


Vince and Tina allotted extra time for wedding photos at Union Station and I was more than happy to oblige...


The First Dance...




To see more of Vince and Tina's Los Angeles Union Station wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!
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Camarie McBride - An inspiration, as always :)  08.09.14 - 5:28pm
Shirley Wong - what an inspiring story and unbelievable venue! jasmine, do you know who catered their wedding?  11.01.11 - 10:15pm
Kaly - Six words...Andrew Baldwin, eat your heart out! Tina looks absolutely stunning! I didn't realize who she was until I read and then it just clicked! Congratulations on her marriage and I wish her all the best.   07.30.11 - 5:26pm
WeddingSnapper - It's the details that make this one for me - designing the album must have been really enjoyable!  05.20.11 - 5:12am
Izzy Hudgins - I just discovered Bon Iver, the band you used for the slideshow, and I adore them!! Their music is so lovely.....Keep up the phenomenal work Jasmine!  05.17.11 - 1:56pm
Paige Overturf - So cute!! The tears pictures has to be my fave!!  05.09.11 - 12:35am
Steven Wayne - Jasmine, you inspire us!!! Your openness has transformed us!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!! Steven & Sherry Ann  05.08.11 - 11:51pm
Luke Stanton - As always, fantastic photography, great ideas and pure originality!  05.06.11 - 4:24am
Shuva Rahim - Seriously, you pick the best music for your slideshows... I've been listening to the music to this wedding nonstop for nearly an hour... makes me feel at peace :-)  04.30.11 - 10:42pm
Mark - Great shots as always! Did not know they do weddings there.  04.29.11 - 1:36pm
Timothy - Fantastic set of images. I've been to Union Station, but I never knew they did weddings there. Very unique location.   04.29.11 - 1:03am
Irina - I like a lot the very first photo pf the bride and groom. Also, me personally, I find the very first photo of the dining table is a very pleasant one   04.26.11 - 2:15pm
Andy - Love the rings shot on the hotel key card. Genius!  04.15.11 - 8:25am
Aisha - Love the strong architectural feel to this shoot. Such a distinctive and gorgeous place to get married!  04.14.11 - 1:21pm
chris griffiths - beautiful vintage style. I love it!  04.13.11 - 9:03am
Lydia - What an amazing place to have a reception! Love!  04.09.11 - 12:11pm
Sheri - Beautiful wedding photography! And what a gorgeous couple. I just watched your video on CreativeLIVE. I really loved the video...You are so down to earth and inspiring. I got so much out of it. Thanks so much!   04.09.11 - 4:24am
Kevin Le Vu - Beautiful and gorgeous shots Jasmine!!  04.09.11 - 1:25am
ann wedding favors - Isn't it so romantic to see the lovely couple directly looking into their eyes? Then, their tears were running down their faces like a dam. I love your pictures. You were able to capture every inch of the angle.Keep it up!  04.06.11 - 6:27pm
Karen - Gorgeous work. Love, love, love Union Station. You captured it beautifully, as always.  04.06.11 - 11:07am
Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie - So cool! xo www.PlumPrettySugar.blogspot.com  04.06.11 - 10:01am
Immo - no suprise! Really wonderful. Again :-)   04.06.11 - 1:05am
Samuel Burns - These are great! i really enjoy the photo on the chairs at Union Station. Sounds like an amazing couple too.  04.04.11 - 6:13pm
amanda thiessen - gorgeous! i love that their reception was at the union station!  04.04.11 - 11:41am
Jorge - Amazing! Wonderful pics!  04.04.11 - 9:02am
Claire O'Hara - Absolutely gorgeous. I love the feeling I get when I look at these photos.  04.03.11 - 9:07pm
Ariana - You are always new and fresh aren't you? Geez gorgeous work!  04.03.11 - 8:35pm
JamieY - Gorgeous couple, they sure know how to work the camera  04.02.11 - 5:42pm
Jessica Sweeney - It's great to watch you continue to improve. Some of these are really poetic. I especially like the detail shots.   04.02.11 - 5:40pm
s h e r r y - GORGEOUSNESS! Love love love the ones in the train station :)  03.31.11 - 11:16pm
Barbara - I love these photos. My favorite is reading your running narrative that accompanies your art. I feel like I walk away knowing these beautiful people that you've photographed.  03.31.11 - 8:07am
Photographe mariage lyon - Vos photos sont magnifiques ! J'aime beaucoup ce reportage...  03.31.11 - 3:51am
Nessa K - This is one of my favorite weddings of yours ever, Jasmine! I love the diagonal lines in the shot where they're walking away from the camera, and you're oh-so-good at detail shots! Love love love.   03.31.11 - 3:45am
Kansas City Wedding Photographers - Beautiful wedding as always. The "slip it in" with the rings made me laugh... Kinda sexual. :)   03.30.11 - 10:37pm
Julie O'Dell - My fav...the ring and card...nice!   03.30.11 - 7:43pm
Carol - Jasmine, these pictures are beautiful!! I love every single shot. Simply stunning!   03.30.11 - 12:11pm
michelle gunton - The crying picture is a great moment, great work as always!  03.30.11 - 11:35am
Nelly - You take such beautiful pictures!! -- I saw the slide show on Vince & Tina's wedding and it had me tearing -- I may not know them but I wish them tons of happiness and a long lasting wedding -- they look soooo happy with eachother such a lovely couple && I'll say it again -- you take beautiful pictures!!  03.30.11 - 10:07am
Kent Wedding Photographer - Gorgeous work.   03.30.11 - 7:09am
Christina - Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!  03.30.11 - 12:27am
sue jean park - omg!! it's Vince from Whittier!! So happy for the lovely couple! FAB!   03.30.11 - 12:18am
Mindy Metivier - Jasmine!!! I love, love, love all the images!!! These were incredibly beautiful!!! I was wondering if you were going to photograph Vince's wedding...:) My sister told me he was getting married...unfortunately, she missed his wedding by a day...she was in China, which was planned before she knew the wedding date...:( My favorite image is the one with Vince sitting on the guard rail...oh and when they're sitting on the chairs side by side in Union Station. Beautiful job Jazzy*!!!  03.30.11 - 12:14am
Columbus GA Wedding Photographer - SUPER Wedding! Photos are fantastic! The lighting on them in a few of the inside shots is pretty spectacular.   03.29.11 - 10:21pm
ashley barnett - Okay, the jumping photo might be my fav. He's got a good jump pose going on :) Lovin that venue!  03.29.11 - 9:45pm
Paula Franco - As always wonderful photos!! I love the station ones!  03.29.11 - 9:38pm
Nick Coyne - Absolutely love that last image.  03.29.11 - 9:15pm
Mo - Love the shot with the Hope Street sign.  03.29.11 - 9:02pm
Christina Hastings - Such extremely "gorge" (the Jasminese has rubbed off apparently) photos!  03.29.11 - 8:10pm
Lloyed Valenzuela - Another beautiful set. Awesome!!!  03.29.11 - 8:02pm
HANAFEE ZIN - Great capture as always. Very casual,but not leaving out the detail.  03.29.11 - 6:10pm
Laura Rhoades - Love the picture of the groom next to the ticket picture. Great light!  03.29.11 - 5:38pm
Nicole - Beautiful! The groom did a wonderful job planning the wedding! Love the details!  03.29.11 - 5:31pm
Erica Velasco - Loving the settings!  03.29.11 - 5:25pm
Michelle Hebert - Your talent is Ah-MAZing!  03.29.11 - 4:54pm
Roxie - Wow Jasmine, these are seriously amazing. The beaty that comes through your images are like no other. :)  03.29.11 - 4:47pm
Ela Photography - Ah Ah Ah!!! JAZZZZY!!! LOVE how you are mixing it up with more wider shots of them walking!! SOUP-ERB! (Oh my gosh I just said Soup. well soup is good anyway!) Love love! Ela.x  03.29.11 - 4:39pm
Kristin Nicole - Love them all...so cute!  03.29.11 - 3:58pm
Katie - I love the stories you share surrounding the photos. Beautiful.   03.29.11 - 3:40pm
Stephanie - I love their story! (and of course the way you tell it) My husband and I are heading to medical school and its so fantastic to hear/see other people's stories that relate!  03.29.11 - 3:25pm
Marissa Nicole - I love the background of the first look photos. It is so unique & colorful. Also, I love the random direction that your photos take sometimes, I love it when I find a couple that it like "sure we will take a photo on the side of road". Killer!  03.29.11 - 3:21pm
Kim J Martin - "Way to keep the dream alive Vince." Lol, for reals.  03.29.11 - 2:26pm
Pol - Beautiful as always!  03.29.11 - 2:09pm
nena - Such a beautiful capture of amazing people. You're so talented! =-)  03.29.11 - 2:05pm
Shane O' Sullivan - Gorgeous, I'm lovin the photo booth pictures, so much potential to do something really cool with them!  03.29.11 - 1:44pm
Stephanie Castillo - Gorgeous AS usual!! I Love You J* In a no-creepy way ;)  03.29.11 - 1:29pm
Arnau - Wow, I love how you capture details! Awesome!  03.29.11 - 12:35pm
Kristi Chappell - Why does is seem like overcast skies follow you? Beautiful from start to finish.  03.29.11 - 12:30pm
Mireille - What a lovely wedding, captured beautifully. The slideshow has even more amazing images!  03.29.11 - 12:19pm
Michelle Lunn - Gorgeous couple...and what a great first look photo!!! Love them all!! :)  03.29.11 - 12:09pm
Jenelle Sewell - Beautiful wedding! What an adorable couple. Love the Union Station venue!   03.29.11 - 12:00pm
Natalie - Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Such a sweet story and beautiful moments captured at such a fantastic venue! Love it!   03.29.11 - 11:27am
LEOLAK - Ok Vince did an awesome job in the planning! Those seating cards - the bomb! Makes for a great keepsake. Great job as always Jasmine and JD....that venue is awesome! They looked absolutely stunning!   03.29.11 - 11:06am
Jacqui Nguyen - looooove the pictures!! I'm so happy you captured all the candid moments that made their day so special!! amazing slideshow....can't wait to see more! Jac  03.29.11 - 10:35am
Andrea - I had no idea they did weddings at Union Station, what an amazing canvas! So, the first look pictures get me every time and I find myself fighting the tears.   03.29.11 - 10:17am
Jackie Almeida - You have such a great way of capturing images! Love it :) Hope to continue learning from you! Thanks for sharing!  03.29.11 - 10:14am
kelsey {las vegas wedding photographer} - Beautiful as always!  03.29.11 - 10:03am
Amy Jo - What beautiful pictures! I love all the details and the cute Union Station pictures.  03.29.11 - 9:59am
Sheree - He's a keeper - actually planning the wedding, now that's dedication! Made her job a little easier then ;P Great pics btw, as always J*  03.29.11 - 9:54am
Kate Douthwright - Amazing photos and love story. They look so happy together :)  03.29.11 - 9:50am
Life with Kaishon - I am so happy for them. Beautiful hearts are a treasure. May their beauty continue to grow.  03.29.11 - 9:50am
Francis Aldana - ...I'm a fan of your story. Continued success.. Malcolm Gladwell is badass.   03.29.11 - 9:47am
Kathrina - OMG i love this! and the slideshow is even more awesome! it plays Bon Iver's Re: Stacks! <3 so much love!  03.29.11 - 9:22am
Kathy - This session is glorious. What a beautiful couple! The wedding looked gorgeous....love all the little details and the photos are just amazing.  03.29.11 - 9:20am
Gail - BEAUTIFUL! I love their love story! And I love how you're changing things up with some of those awesome landscape shots (wink wink) Also, totally random, but I LOVE the look of Union Station -- it's the setting for one of my favorite movie meet-cutes in "Can't Hardly Wait" (such a cheesy '90s flick, but I do love it so!)   03.29.11 - 9:15am
Dallas - I love these photos, and this couple. They are so adorable and sound like amazing people. Their personality really comes through in these shots. Awesome work, as always, Jasmine. There's something about this venue and the way Vince planned the wedding (so awesome) that I just adore!  03.29.11 - 9:06am
Ginger Snap - I am in LOVE with this couple. I only read a 6 sentence paragraph about them and I think they are freakin' amazing. Beautiful inside and out. Seriously.   03.29.11 - 8:54am
Mary - I love this so, so, so, much!!! :') what a beautiful story!!! AND UGH CALI MED SCHOOLS. My dreeeeeeamm...  03.29.11 - 8:53am
Dajuan - Wow, a few of those were stretched the coolness that is J*. I aspire!  03.29.11 - 8:53am
Emily Crall - Gorgeous wedding and beautiful couple! I love the variety of locations from Union Station to the street/sidewalk to a metal-esque building! So beautiful!   03.29.11 - 8:53am
Tanya De Leeuw - You have a wonderful way with words, Jasmine! Thank you for sharing Vince & Tina's story with us, as well as your stunning photo's of the wedding!  03.29.11 - 8:33am
Bobbie Brown - Ohhhh! These images are gorgeous (as are the bride and her groom) I LOVE the one that looks like it might beside a guardrail (?) Also love their story...   03.29.11 - 8:32am
Chris Sansom - You really do get some great weddings, and this one's no exception. Great work as always, it looks like a stunning album!   03.29.11 - 8:27am
Emily Faith Allen - Love the story you told with these images. What an incredible location!  03.29.11 - 8:24am
Liz Nguyen - Jasmine, I love, love, love it!!!!!! I think Vince's best wedding planning decision was picking you and JD to document their day! Can't wait to see what else you captured! xox, Liz   03.29.11 - 8:21am
Brittany Schlamp - Oh. Em. Gee. I love it. Especially Vince jumping. AWESOME! :)  03.29.11 - 7:51am
Stephanie Stewart - This couple just makes me smile! Gorgeous wedding! Love the locations and that amazing light that always follows you wherever you go. Such a gift!   <