One of the reasons I book a handful of weddings every year in Los Angeles is not because I like adding at least 3 hours of drive time to my day, but because the city has so much art and culture that it really allows a photographer to be more creative. I find it very easy to be inspired in the wasteland that is Los Angeles, but that is probably because I totally love seeing walls all tagged up, artistic design on seemingly every corner and homeless dudes offering out BJs for meth money. Wedding photographers in Los Angeles can pretty much place a couple on any corner and as long as the lighting works can capture some awesome stuff. Yes Los Angeles is where people become movie stars, wedding photographers never run out of inspiration and actors who lost it all chasing a dream to be famous instead become homeless people that barter sexual favors for cash to buy meth.
Gorgeous city! So needless to say, I was totally stoked on heading up north to photograph Emily and Luke’s wedding at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and anxiously awaited the opportunity to photograph some cool s***. Emily and Luke got ready at a rad little spot called the LA Athletic Club that had tons of awesome spots. We knocked out the getting ready shots, wedding party shots and first look there before heading off to the Natural History Museum for the wedding ceremony. I could seriously go on and on about how amazing this wedding was but you probably aren’t reading this anyhow so I will just let you check out the photos at the LA Athletic Club and Luke + Emily’s wedding at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.
Oh and a quick muchas gracias to Justin Martens for helping me kick this wedding’s ass. He is a true gentleman for tagging along with me and taking photos when I am sure he would much rather have been playing frisbee golf.
Once again, an extra special thank you to Justin over at YourInnerSong for cruising all the way up to Los Angeles to help me photograph Emily & Luke’s wedding. This wedding blog post would be considerably lacking without his many contributions and kick ass photos. Go check his work out as well!