07.27.07 Weddings

Nancy and James : Tea Ceremony

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ast night JD and I headed to Los Angeles for James and Nancy's Korean Tea Ceremony. I love documenting cultural sacraments that accompany traditional American weddings, so photographing their ceremony was a blast! JD and I have photographed a few Korean tea ceremonies before, but last night was the first time we ate Korean food with their guests...we don't know what we ate, but it was all really yummy! :)

I'm off to shoot a lovely wedding today and then headed to James and Nancy's fabulous wedding tomorrow...I'm super excited because both brides paid accute attention to details, they couples are FUN, and the planned events are going to be amazing!

Here's a sneak peek into their beautiful tea ceremony...

At the encouragement/taunting of their friends, they wanted Nancy and James to take a stoic picture, much like their great, great ancestors. They couldn't hold their faces straight but for one, single frame...the rest of the pictures are of Nancy and James rolling in laughter :)

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Kay English - I've always wanted to photograph a tea ceremony! And also a henna painting ceremony too!  07.28.09 - 6:57pm
Carmen - Beautiful colors!!!! Great photos Jasmine!!! Keep it up!   07.30.07 - 3:00pm
Jasmine C. - Love the one of the bride in red. SO vivid!  07.27.07 - 4:26pm
Regina - Very the different traditional weddings as well.   07.27.07 - 1:31pm
angel swanson - i looove the serious face picture... you can tell that they are trying to hold the laughter back and that makes it even funnier! :-D  07.27.07 - 9:48am
Kenny Kim - Hi Jasmine, you captured their Pae-Baek (the korean word for their traditional ceremony) beautifully! :-) Great job. My recent wedding post - the couple was chinese and korean so she wore her chinese outfit and also did the pae-baek too. :-)  07.27.07 - 9:06am
david baxter - beautiful color!! wow. what a cute couple. you really know how to capture their happiness.   07.27.07 - 8:43am