Los Angeles weddings have a special place in my heart because I'm an Angeleno. We started this day in Pasadena and made our way to Downtown LA. This Redbird Wedding in DTLA in the West Room was a special one. With the focus on an intimate day, the guest count had less than 30 guests including all close family and friends. It was sweet and simple in the best way possible. The cherry on top was the badass group of vendors who were a group of women of color. They brought absolute magic to life.

The day started at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, where we took Karina's getting-ready photos with her sisters and parents. We then headed to The California Institute of Technology (CalTech) for an accidental first-look, a couple of bride and groom portraits, and family photos. It was such a sweet and easy start to the day. Karina wore a long sleeve white sparkly dress that fit her like a glove, she paired it with a classic veil and blue heels. She held a blush bouquet and looked absolutely beautiful and elegant. Christopher wore a classic dark black suit and cufflinks passed down to him from his grandfather. They were a stunning duo.


The West Room in Redbird is such a beautiful and detailed room. It helped set the stage for romantic style lighting and the feeling of closeness. The space was the perfect size for an intimate wedding and fit a long table, just as Karina imagined, for the reception. It made dinner feel very intimate, homey and family-like. It's a unique room with unique details and it photographs beautifully. Cocktail hour followed the ceremony in the same space. Classic gold rimmed plates, pretty pink taper candles, and bud floral vases with a couple of beautiful floral centerpieces adorned the tables. Details like these are a great way to get beautiful and layered tables cape photos. Black chairs lined the tables, it was beautiful and timeless.

In the middle of the reception, Karina changed into a gold pleated dress, gold thick heels, it was lovely and magical. It looked so good with flash photography and moved so beautifully. We definitely took advantage and took a couple of solo bride portraits, some of my favorite photos to take. After speeches, dinner was served and the sun set on this beautiful Redbird Wedding in DTLA. Both digital and film photography were used to photograph this day, both are included in the photos below.

I can only hope to photograph more intimate and timeless days like this one. If you are interested in having me be your wedding photographer, please reach out, I would be so honored.

P.S. Can you spy the pigeon throughout the day? It was an inside joke between Karina and her close, friend the officiant.

This is the end of this absolute dream of a day.

Here's the beautiful vendor team that made this day possible: Photo // @fatimaelredaphoto; Florist // @moonjardesign; Cake // @larkcakeshop; Hair // @daphnedoesmyhair; Makeup // @bytaarymoy