This was a perfect day to have a Smog Shoppe Wedding in Los Angeles, it truly was perfect and my couple made it so much better. Smog Shoppe is such a unique and beautiful wedding venue with a ton of photo opportunities all around and within it. There are areas I still learn about every time I photograph there. It is as hip as can get. This venue turned from a smog-check place to a 100% solar powered wedding venue. Smog Shoppe Venue is filled with different types of greenery in various areas as well as bold wallpaper patterns. It's refreshing, beautiful, and gives such a unique vibe to the photos.
Aside from all the cool parts of the venue itself, my beautiful bride Jana wore the most beautiful dress and a star-filled veil that was so cool and fun to photograph. We also set aside some time at night to focus on some awesome bride and groom portraits with flash photography. This Smog Shoppe Wedding truly was just a dream of a day.
SMOG SHOPPE WEDDING
The day started at Hotel June in West Los Angeles. We focused on just a few shots of Jana and her girls in their robes. The hotel is pretty stinkin' cute so I'm glad we took advantage. Although we started at Hotel June, we spent most of getting ready at Smog Shoppe. Jana started the morning reading a letter by Greg. And then wore her dress in the bridal suite's bathroom. I am truly in love with the venue and all the details they have, it is so unique. The bathroom itself is set up in an extraordinary way which allowed us to take beautiful photos of my bride in it, without it seeming like a bathroom at all.
Jana and Greg did their first look outside of Smog Shoppe. I picked the spot because I love the contrast it offers. There's a white "brick" wall where there are different types of bright green palms and cacti. The greenery stands out so beautifully and my couple look so good in that space. G+J used this time to also read their vows to each other. They wanted it to be a more intimate experience, it was perfect and there were tears. We went into bridal party portraits, family formals, and then bride and groom portraits before the day began! Doing a first look truly, logistically, makes the day go so much smoother.
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Hotel June Getting Ready --
Smog Shoppe Bridal Suite Bathroom --
Smog Shoppe Ceremony Area for Groomsmen Portraits --
First Look right outside of Smog Shoppe --
Smog Shoppe Reception Space --
Smog Shoppe Wedding Ceremony --
Bride and Groom Portraits in Bridal Bathroom + Outside --
Smog Shoppe Wedding Reception --
Bathroom Bridal Portraits --
Courtyard Bridal Portraits and Cake Cutting --
An incredible team of vendors came together to make this dream Smog Shoppe Wedding day come true -- here they are: