Skirball Center Wedding : Amy + Will

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ill nodded politely when an older gentleman leaned over and said, It's a good thing your parents made you learn Cantonese, huh? Will's smile broadened and looked onto Amy and her family as they posed for family pictures. Yes, it was a good thing. But there were so many good things it might have been easy for him to lose count. The girl of his dreams smiled and waved from a shirt distance, and when it was time for Will to squeeze in for family pictures, he did it with an easy mix of English and Cantonese. Yes, it was one of many good things that day.

The rain that threatened the weekend forecast disappeared when the sun decided to behave and shine brightly on the Skirball Center for Amy and Will's wedding. They laughed together as they strolled through the pewter walkways and focused on the marriage, as much as they focused on the wedding. Throughout the day friends and family roasted and toasted the couple, but the common theme was perfection. The perfect meeting, the perfect date, the perfect proposal, the perfect union. Glasses and flutes were raised in honor of their love...and their perfect day.

Amy and Will...I woke up incredibly excited to join you for your wedding. The planning process has made you feel like friends and I can't thank you enough for the constant notes and gifts of thoughtfulness. You are the type of couple that makes me fall more in love with what I do and I'm incredibly thankful to have you as clients...and friends. Enjoy your two weeks in Tahiti and I hope you come back more in love! Much Love and Appreciation... j*

The wedding day started at the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica and when I saw the wedding rings and the Manolo Blahniks, I knew it was going to be a great day! :)


Hellllo fabulous wedding dress!


The floral arrangements and details were done by the ever fab Nisie of Enchanted Florist...I simply love working with her as she's positively the sweetest thing ever...




Amy looked radiant with a little extra help from Tanya Bures for makeup...


It never gets old to me...when a bride and groom opt to see each other before the ceremony, I get choked up. The moment is so poignant and powerful....and happy!


Why, yes. Yes, Amy looked gorge...


After the First Look at the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica, we headed to Skirball Center for wedding photos...






The slate color of the bridesmaids dresses and the gray colors at the Skirball Center made everything work so well together...and, of course, bows will make everything better...






The processional photo on a wedding day is one of my favs to capture every time...


After the wedding ceremony, we roamed the grounds of the Skirball Center for more pictures of the newlyweds...


With many, many thanks to Kerrie Underhill of Platinum Weddings by Kerrie for orchestrating a perfect wedding day...not a moment, detail, or thing was overlooked! Kerrie, Melissa, and Amy worked to ensure the day flowed smoothly and I'm so thankful for their help.


Again, Nisie did a wonderful job with decor, and Amy of Vanilla Bake Shop provided a stunning cake. And in case you're wondering...yes, the flowers on the cake were designed to match Amy's wedding dress...


The amazing Julie and Alex of Elysium Productions were on hand to film the wedding and I simply lovelovelove working with such great videographers...I especially like the lights they use because it makes my job easier to shoot during the reception! ;)


Here's to a perfect night...


To see more of Amy and Will's Skirball Center wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!
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Allison - Do you happen to know the designer / style for the bridesmaids dresses? I love them!  11.17.12 - 8:08pm
Sebastian Joel - The last picture really makes a statement. I like like how the light is bright and shinning down on the couple, almost symbolizing like a bright start to their future. Also enjoy that the entire frame of this image incorporates the entire essence of the reception. AWESOME PICTURE!!   03.15.11 - 3:17pm
Jill Samter Photography - thanks for sharing this link so I could bask in their love and your beautiful photography! awesome captures of a beautiful couple!  03.15.11 - 7:48am
Kristin Nicole Photography - gorgeous pictures as always.  05.20.10 - 5:29pm
Kay Nny - Excellent slideshow and photos!!! I love it!!  05.17.10 - 2:23am
Jakki - what a beautiful bride...she is absolutely breathtaking  04.29.10 - 7:48am
Alex Rubin - Wow, great stuff. Love the dress shot!  04.27.10 - 9:25pm
Brian Fletcher - Gorgeous! I love the lighting in the reception hall....that purple is awesome!  04.25.10 - 2:59pm
Ginger Murray - Okay. She is SO gorgeous. I LOVE her dress (and the shot you took of it!), and the bridesmaid dresses and their shoes, and the cake... what a lovely wedding. Great job, as always!  04.21.10 - 11:56am
Lora Ayers - J*, Absolutely gorgeous wedding, and you are so right with how the venue, and decor, and dress all went together so perfectly. Stunning my dear. :) Lora  04.21.10 - 11:45am
Kelly Beane - I love the overall tone of these images. Always beautiful!!  04.20.10 - 10:35pm
Serendipity Photography - What a lovely wedding!  04.20.10 - 4:55pm
Cathy Crawley - Oh my, could Amy be any cuter?!?! I'm totally in love with that dress, and the canvas it is hanging next to!  04.20.10 - 4:20pm
Juli L. - Absolutely stunning images! :)  04.20.10 - 12:05pm
tangie - SO loverly!!! the perfectness you described comes through in the way you perfectly captured the day!! ...& those bridesmaids dresses... love that color!!  04.20.10 - 11:57am
Luis Godinez - Amazing photos as usual Jasmine. You are great inspiration to me and many alike.   04.20.10 - 9:49am
mike - you are the MASTER of natural light... so good.  04.20.10 - 9:32am
s h e r r y - LOVE the dress shot, and the bows on the back of the bridesmaid dresses. :) Super cute couple!  04.19.10 - 11:48pm
Becka @Studio222 Photography - Gray = love  04.19.10 - 9:25pm
Shannon - Love the Shoe shot and the Dress shot next to the painting. Absolutely gorgeous.  04.19.10 - 9:18pm
renee - How are you maintaining that gorgeous blue/purple lighting while taking action shots? Are you slowing the SS drastically? Using OCF? Gorgeous images Jasmine! Of course, it's your trademark so not surprised! :-)  04.19.10 - 8:50pm
Amber Paterson - You always come up with such fun ways to photgraph the bride's shoes! I love it!!  04.19.10 - 7:03pm
john p. - nice pix. your control of camera and poses r cool. great.  04.19.10 - 6:59pm
amber reinink - Simply stunning! Absolutely love the first 3 images. Details can't look better than this.   04.19.10 - 6:24pm
Amber Martin - These are uber fabulous! I wish I were at this awesome wedding! Great job!  04.19.10 - 6:21pm
Amy Arrington Photography - Jasmine, you are such a talented and inspirational photographer! I love your work!  04.19.10 - 5:25pm
Marissa Rodriguez - You're totally right about this wedding! Perfect! The slide show is beautiful!   04.19.10 - 5:20pm
Dawn spinella - Jasmine rocks! Beautiful images, beautiful couple....thanks for sharing.  04.19.10 - 4:19pm
Andi Diamond - Absolutely beautiful- so crisp and vibrant! LOVE it!  04.19.10 - 3:44pm
Stephanie Ortega - What a beautiful couple!!! I love the pictures!  04.19.10 - 3:41pm
jenny - awesome ! the last shot is so full of emotions!  04.19.10 - 3:24pm
Sally - It looks such a beautiful day. I love the way you captured the bride, Amy, in the shot of her looking back over her shoulder.   04.19.10 - 3:24pm
3097 Weddings - I really like the shots, great framing.  04.19.10 - 2:30pm
Diana Rush - Jasmine - I have to be honest with you... I may very well have to give up reading your blog! I get all choked up and teary eyed when looking through your photos, and it doesn't really go over well when I'm taking my lunch break at work & my employees come in and think something terrible has happened... but alas, I love your blog & am pretty sure that I'll accept the emotional state of myself to continue reading, looking & experiencing! Thank you!  04.19.10 - 2:17pm
corey - J, great photographs and the gray looks cool! Was just in Santa Monica hate i missed you guys I love Cali.  04.19.10 - 1:43pm
Sam@Shuttersnap - I love the processional shot - awesome!  04.19.10 - 1:29pm
Molly Kate Photography - I love all the details of this wedding. You captured them beautifully! Do you ever photograph weddings that aren't so amazing? ;)  04.19.10 - 1:09pm
nena - Such fun photos for a beautiful and in love couple. I love them! =-)  04.19.10 - 12:44pm
Erica Velasco - I thought her cake looked familiar! Great shots!  04.19.10 - 12:19pm
Alicia Swedenborg - Oh, the processional photo is the best!   04.19.10 - 11:49am
Ally Michele - Um Hello....but MY FAVORITE photo of a wedding day is the processional!! LOVE IT!!! :) These are beautiful!  04.19.10 - 11:48am
Eileen - A perfect night with perfect photographs - Stunning!!! :)  04.19.10 - 11:46am
Alicia Candelora - Gorgeous photos! I wanted to let you know - I am speaking at the CT PUG group this week, talking about the importance of authenticity, and I stole a few lines from your promo video. (you will be quoted while I am speaking) I bring who I am to everything I do  if its photography or any other aspect of my life. We all have something that nobody else has, something that makes us truly unique, and its us. Its who we are. And whether or not you believe it, it is unique and it is interesting and it is beautiful. Thanks for KIR!  04.19.10 - 11:22am
michelle Levinson - LOOOVEE these jasmine! especially the dress next to the chandelier artwork, so fab!  04.19.10 - 11:22am
Caitlin - As usual - you always amaze me. You are just fantastic. I shoot with hopes of reaching your level of "fantastic-ness" (that's right I made up a word for you!) They are gorgeous!  04.19.10 - 11:21am
Angela - You are amazing!  04.19.10 - 11:10am
Jewelielyn - beautiful, as always. but i LOVE the shot of the back of the bridesmaid dresses. just perfect! i know there are no faces in it, but oddly, it is my favorite photo today :)  04.19.10 - 11:09am
amanda thiessen - simply beautiful!  04.19.10 - 11:03am
Kasi - Girl, I could sing your praises all day. Beautiful shots, beautiful blog.   04.19.10 - 11:03am
Damaris Mia - beautiful!   04.19.10 - 10:57am
Edward - Beautiful couple, gorgeous venue, amazing pics and video. Just what a perfect wedding would be. Thanks for sharing.  04.19.10 - 10:57am
Kellie Carter - Beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous!!! As always ... you can feel the love in your photos!! =]  04.19.10 - 10:56am
Brandi W - Great idea for the wedding dress picture!   04.19.10 - 9:56am
Julie from Elysium - I love seeing the results of your magic after seeing you in action! Beautiful as always J. You rock!  04.19.10 - 9:09am
Diandra - beautiful! I love the shoe shot! I would have never thought of that!  04.19.10 - 8:50am
Colorado Wedding Photographer, JasonG - Great pics J* - Love the shoes on the back of the chair!  04.19.10 - 8:23am
gladys jem - the colors in these are just so pretty. it gave me goosebumps watching the slideshow, they are precious! love it jasmine, very beautiful!  04.19.10 - 8:19am
Stephanie Stewart - GORGEOUS! Love these images! So elegant, beautiful, full of light and love! Amazing work!  04.19.10 - 8:17am
krista - aw, i love newlyweds! : )  04.19.10 - 7:17am
Katie Jane Parker - Gorgeous wedding. And I am in love with those bridesmaids dresses!  04.19.10 - 7:08am
Cindy - You make it all look so easy!! Maybe one of you FAQ posts could be about orchestrating the photography for the day.   04.19.10 - 7:03am
Alexandra - Such beautiful photos.   04.19.10 - 6:53am
Leina - simply beautiful....you're such an insperation  04.19.10 - 6:48am
I'm Kristen! - Aw! Very beautiful - I realllllly like these :D  04.19.10 - 6:42am
Sarah - Wowza! What an amazing wedding! Those bridesmaids dresses are gorge! I would totally wear them :)  04.19.10 - 6:20am
Lisa - What a perfect wedding! Love the back of the bridesmaid dresses shot. Amazing photos as always!   04.19.10 - 6:01am
Melissa Papaj Photography - Wow! Beauitful wedding! So classy!