LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Wedding

We met J at her hotel before sunrise. The vibe was super. chill. Everyone had hair and makeup done in an hour (one hour!) and we were on our way to the LACMA for the first look and wedding party portraits.

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There was a little drizzle that morning, but it didn’t stop us from playing. We had so much fun running around the Urban Light exhibit - it was completely empty that early!

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After a short walk around Wilshire, we headed to Lawry’s The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills for the wedding ceremony and reception.

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R changed into his uniform after the ceremony and we grabbed a few more photos in between bites of prime rib and bowls of wine. A perfect lunch wedding!

Photographed by Brittany and Rhea of BKM Photography

Hair/Makeup: Tina Mit Artistry
Florist: Floraland
Photobooth: Softspot Media
Pianist: Steven Solomon
Cake: Kings Hawaiian

Photographers: Brittany and Rhea
Hotel: Kimpton Hotel Wilshire
Portraits: LACMA
Venue: Lawry’s The Prime Rib
Coordinator: Stark Events

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Backyard Wedding, Highland Park Los Angeles

Stephanie and Aaron were married in the backyard of their historic Highland Park home. The location was steeped in memories, it's been in the family for generations. Their event was a true coming together of loved ones. Months prior, everyone worked together to renovate the backyard. When I arrived the morning-of, family and friends were all through the space setting up lights and tables and wine (can't forget booze). The teamwork was a beautiful thing to witness, and it was a true coming together of families!

Steph and Aaron leveled up the new first look tradition with private vows. I absolutely love this idea. So happy to have captured the moment (from afar!).

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They were married under a huge tree in the backyard, surrounded by their loved ones. Cocktail hour was under the shade of the biggest cactus I have ever seen, as tall as the house! Aaron's grandma could remember when it was just a tiny, single stalk. We walked the neighborhood streets for our post-ceremomy portrait session. 

It was such a beautiful, intimate backyard wedding. I was the only "real" wedding vendor in attendance, and sometimes that's just the way I like it. Such an honor to be a part of their event.

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Popover | Lifestyle and Product Photography

Popover curates stylish kits for working, living, and entertaining. Had a lovely morning creating content with the founder Jaclyn in the beautiful home of Jolene and Ben of Park Studio

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Photographed by Brittany.

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Gerry Ranch Wedding

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I feel like as soon as I start writing about Jessica and Jeremy's Gerry Ranch wedding, I'm going to have a novel! So I will keep it short and sweet -- these two are so obviously in love with one another. Their excitement was infectious and their joy shows clearly in their images. I feel so lucky to have captured the day. 

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Gerry Ranch was a dream to work with. Everyone, the family and staff, was so kind and helpful. Chantal, especially! Everything was on site - bridal suite, ceremony, cocktail, and reception. The ranch even included a sunset golf cart trip to the top of the ridge where frolicked (yup) and ate fat little blueberries straight from the bush. Dreamy.

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Venue: Gerry Ranch
Coordinator: Chantal, Gerry Ranch
Photographer: BKM Photography
Hair and Makeup: Cheek to Cheek Artistr

Florals and Rentals: Casi Cielo
Officiant: Officiant Eric
Food: Command Performance Catering
Cake: Sugar Lab

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Wedding photographed by Brittany and Rhea.

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Multigenerational Family Portraits, Pasadena

LISTEN UP! Next time your whole family is in town, the rare case when everyone is together -- HIRE A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER! I promise you, you will not regret it. 

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I worked with Carol to get a family and shot combo list ahead of time, so that on the day-of we knew exactly what we were doing. Preparation keeps the stress at bay and gives everyone time to play! (I didn't mean to rhyme, but I'm sticking with it!)

Photographed by Brittany.

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SmogShoppe, Culver City Wedding

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Karin and Jeremy's 2015 feels simultaneously like yesterday and 100 years ago! I can't believe it was 2015. Never blogged, thanks to my wee baby girl and adjusting to life as a new mom. But this wedding has to be posted! It was so filled with fun, laughter, and happy tears.

Their wedding day started at the gorgeous Culver Hotel with bagels and champagne. They DIYed their flowers, hair/makeup, shoe design, and even the bridesmaid dresses! Sewing is one of Karin's favorite past times. After their first look, I witnessed one of the most heartfelt Ketubah signings of my entire career. The atmosphere was beautiful and heavy - the upstairs of the SmogShoppe was the perfect intimate space. After the ceremony, guests were treated to breakfast for dinner. Soooo tasty. The party finished with an AWESOME dance floor that can only be credited to Karin and Jeremy's amazing tastes because this was AN IPOD wedding! No DJ! Kinda scary, I'm not gonna lie, but this one turned out pretty freakin' great! 

Since their wedding day, I've photographed them as guests at one of their bridesmaids weddings and still follow most of their crew on instagram - they are just GOOD people. I'm so happy that my work brought me into their world. 

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Wedding photographed by Brittany and Jayrol.

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Abby Pendergrast, Stylist | Branding Photography

 
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Spent the day with Abby Pendergrast doing things her stylist heart loves to do. And since what I love to do is capture people doing what they love to do, the day was phenomenal. 

Abby is the chic-est of West Coast chic, with a hearty and loving personality grounded by her Southern roots. I know you're going to read this, Ab - I'm so happy we're friends! xo

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