Wedding At City Club On Bunker Hill In Los Angeles, CA | Karla & CJ

Wedding At City Club On Bunker Hill

KARLA & CJ

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Wedding photos at City Club On Bunker Hill:

I first met wonderful couple Karla and CJ in the summer of last year when they came to my studio in Downtown Long Beach to discuss their upcoming wedding at City Club On Bunker Hill in Los Angeles. They were so sweet and it was a pleasure to get to know them during their engagement session the following October. By the time their big day finally came around, I was looking forward to reconnect with the couple, accompanied by my now wife, Charlene, as my second photographer for the day.

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A creative nighttime portrait of Karla and CJ, overlooking the Los Angeles cityscape, at the City Club On Bunker Hill.

 

Getting ready photos at Omni Los Angeles Hotel:

The day all started at Omni Los Angeles Hotel where Karla and CJ were getting ready in separate rooms. While Charlene was with CJ as he made his final preparations, I was with Karla and her bridesmaids as they shared in this special moment together. I captured candid shots of Karla having her makeup done and helping her dad with his cufflinks, as well as the moment she unwrapped her gift from CJ. Meanwhile, the groom was admiring the Nikon camera his wife-to-be had just given him, before kicking back and relaxing as he waited for the ceremony to start.

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A reflective photo of Karla having her makeup done in a suite at Omni Los Angeles Hotel.

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CJ fixes his cufflinks as he prepared for his wedding day in a suite at Omni Los Angeles Hotel.

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Karla helps to fix her dad’s shirt buttons as they prepared for her wedding day at Omni Los Angeles Hotel.

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Karla’s bridesmaids getting ready in their matching dressing gowns at Omni Los Angeles Hotel.

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Karla opens a gift from her husband-to-be, watched on by her cute flower girl, at Omni Los Angeles Hotel.

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A black and white reflective shot of CJ admiring himself in a hotel mirror at Omni Los Angeles.

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Karla’s bridesmaids help to fix her wedding gown as they prepared in a suite at Omni Los Angeles Hotel.

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CJ opens a gift from his future wife containing a Nikon camera as he prepared for his Los Angeles wedding.

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Karla’s bridesmaids and mom help to secure her veil as she was getting ready at Omni Los Angeles Hotel.

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A sophisticated black and white photo of CJ kicking back before his wedding in Los Angeles.

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Karla admires herself in a hotel suite mirror before the start of her Los Angeles wedding ceremony.

 

Ceremony photos at First United Methodist Church Of Pasadena:

Karla and CJ had decided against a first look, so when Karla walked down the aisle at First United Methodist Church Of Pasadena, it was the first time they saw each other that day. There were some touching moments to capture as CJ respectfully touched his father-in-law’s hand to his forehead in a show of respect, as well as while the bride and groom touched heads in a shared quiet moment.

At the end of the Christian ceremony, the newly married couple made a joyous recessional walk down the aisle, then wiped away tears as the significance of the moment sank in. Their wedding guests then lined the courtyard of First United Methodist Church Of Pasadena and blew bubbles over the new Mr and Mrs as they made their grand exit.

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CJ looks out a window at the First United Methodist Church Of Pasadena before his wedding ceremony.

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A creative portrait of Karla on her wedding day in a suite at Omni Los Angeles Hotel.

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CJ’s father shakes his son’s hand at the start of the wedding ceremony at First United Methodist Church Of Pasadena.

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A black and white photo of Karla walking down the aisle at the First United Methodist Church Of Pasadena.

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CJ shows respect to Karla’s parents as they give her away at the altar of the First United Methodist Church Of Pasadena.

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Looking down the aisle of the First United Methodist Church Of Pasadena during Karla and CJ’s Christian wedding ceremony.

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Karla and CJ share a quiet moment during their Christian wedding ceremony at the First United Methodist Church Of Pasadena.

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A creative photo of Karla and CJ as they exchanged vows at the First United Methodist Church Of Pasadena.

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Karla and CJ make their recessional walk down the aisle at the First United Methodist Church Of Pasadena.

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Capturing an emotional moment between the couple after becoming officially married in Pasadena.

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A black and white photo of CJ showing his mom his wedding ring at the First United Methodist Church Of Pasadena.

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Young wedding guests blow bubbles during Karla and CJ’s grand exit from the First United Methodist Church Of Pasadena.

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Karla and CJ make their grand exit as guests blow bubbles during their Pasadena wedding celebrations.

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An intimate photo of Karla and CJ within the dimly-lit interior of the First United Methodist Church Of Pasadena.

 

Post-ceremony portraits in Downtown Los Angeles:

Before the reception started at City Club On Bunker Hill, we had time for a couple portrait session in Downtown Los Angeles. I grabbed a creative portrait of the couple embracing beneath Karla’s veil and a silhouette incorporating the soaring skyscrapers which surrounded them.

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A creative portrait of the newly married couple beneath Karla’s veil during their Downtown Los Angeles wedding photo session.

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A silhouette portrait of the couple kissing beneath the soaring architecture of Downtown Los Angeles.

 

Reception photos at City Club On Bunker Hill:

The reception then kicked off at City Club On Bunker Hill with a first dance from the newly married couple, followed by the parental dances and lots of speeches and toasts. I captured the couple’s reactions throughout this joyous event and a very cute moment when they tried to get a photo with all of the children and toddlers who were present! They also presented a slideshow of photos from their childhood which they watched accompanied by a tiny flower girl.

During the evening I snuck out with Karla and CJ for a nighttime couple portrait session, utilizing the elegant surrounds, candle-lit lounge and incredible Los Angeles cityscape that was providing a backdrop to their wedding at City Club On Bunker Hill. Then Karla changed into a white evening dress and everyone hit the dance floor to celebrate their love and union.

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Karla and CJ look lovingly into each other’s eyes during their first dance at City Club On Bunker Hill in Los Angeles.

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CJ watches on during the father-daughter dance at City Club On Bunker Hill in Los Angeles.

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A playful couple portrait of Karla and CJ at the City Club On Bunker Hill in Los Angeles.

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Capturing an intimate moment between Karla and CJ during their nighttime portrait session at the City Club on Bunker Hill.

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Karla looks on lovingly at CJ during their glamorous reception at the City Club On Bunker Hill in Los Angeles.

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A funny photo of Karla and CJ with their young wedding guests at the City Club On Bunker Hill in Los Angeles.

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A black and white photo of Karla being embraced by one of her bridesmaids on the dance floor.

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Capturing Karla and CJ’s reactions as a speech is made during their Los Angeles wedding reception.

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A playful moment during Carla and CJ’s cake cutting at the City Club On Bunker Hill in Los Angeles.

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The newly married couple watch a photo presentation with a young wedding guest at the City Club on Bunker Hill.

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CJ enjoying the dance floor with his male friends at the City Club On Bunker Hill in Los Angeles.

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Karla letting loose on the dance floor during her wedding reception at the City Club on Bunker Hill.

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A creative nighttime couple portrait of Karla and CJ at the bar during their Los Angeles wedding reception.

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A reflective nighttime couple portrait against the Los Angeles city skyline from the City Club on Bunker Hill.

 

Wedding photos at City Club On Bunker Hill:

I have really enjoyed getting to known Karla and CJ over the past year and want to send a shout out to their family and friends who brought so much energy to their wedding at City Club On Bunker Hill. I wish them a lifetime of happiness and joy as they start on this exciting new chapter together.

May 24, 2013

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