Wedding At Lindley-Scott House In Azusa, CA | Elaine & Jonathan

Wedding At Lindley-Scott House

ELAINE & JONATHAN

Locations:

  • Getting ready: Private residence in West Covina (bride) and The Langham Hotel in Pasadena, CA (groom)

 

Wedding photos at Lindley-Scott House:

I first connected with Elaine and Jonathan last year when they inquired about capturing their wedding at Lindley-Scott House, beginning with a Catholic ceremony at Our Savior Parish on the campus of USC. They met at a Los Angeles Kings game a few years ago and were so incredibly sweet for the moment we first spoke.

I got to know them better during their engagement session at Bodega Louis where they had their first official date and was looking forward to meeting up again at the end of April for their wedding. While my second photographer headed over to The Langham Hotel in Pasadena, I was honored to be invited into Elaine’s family home in West Covina where she was making her final preparations.

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Capturing an intimate embrace between the newlywed couple in one of the elegant rooms of Lindley-Scott House in Azusa.

 

Getting ready photos at a private residence in West Covina:

We began by capturing some shots of Elaine admiring her wedding dress hanging in front of a shuttered window at her parents home, as well as grabbing a portrait with her mom and her bridesmaids in their floral gowns. Elaine’s father then arrived, so we captured a cute photo of Elaine and her sister adjusting his tie and a warm embrace with her mom.

Elaine’s sister and mom then helped to secure the back of the bride’s stunning dress and fix her earrings, with her bridesmaids joining in as she stepped into her wedding shoes. It was then time for the official first look with her proud dad and we took advantage of this special moment for a portrait of the immediate family as they gathered around Elaine on her special day.

Jonathan had prepared a note and gift for his bride, so I documented her reaction as she read his words and opened a camera that was sure to come in handy on their honeymoon. We then grabbed some final portraits of the bride looking absolutely radiant in her parents’ living room before making the drive over to USC and Our Savior Parish.

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Elaine admiring her gorgeous wedding dress in a naturally-lit room at her parents’ home in West Covina.

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Capturing a special moment between Elaine and her mom while getting ready at a private residence in West Covina.

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Elaine being embraced by her bridesmaids in their floral robes outside her parents’ home in West Covina.

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Elaine and her sister help to straighten their dad’s tie while getting ready at a private residence in West Covina.

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Elaine being embraced warmly by her mom and sister at a private residence in West Covina.

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Elaine sharing a laugh with her mom and sister while admiring her wedding dress hanging at her parents’ house.

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Elaine’s sister helps to secure the back of her wedding dress in the living room of her parents’ home in West Covina.

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Elaine’s mom and sister help to fix her earrings while preparing for her special day in West Covina.

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Elaine’s bridesmaids assist as she steps into her wedding shoes at a private residence in West Covina.

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Elaine walks up behind her dad during their father-daughter first look session in West Covina.

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Elaine’s sister and mom watch on during the emotional father-daughter first look at the parents’ house in West Covina.

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Elaine shares a laugh with her dad during their father-daughter first look session in West Covina.

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Capturing a special moment between Elaine and her immediate family at the parents’ house in West Covina.

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A candid photo of Elaine reading a note card from her groom as she prepared for her wedding in Los Angeles.

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Elaine checking out a camera gifted from her groom on their wedding day in West Covina.

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A portrait of Elaine looking out the living room window of her parents’ house in West Covina as she prepared for her wedding.

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Elaine showing off the back of her stunning wedding dress in the living room of her parents’ house in West Covina.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at Our Savior Parish And USC Caruso Catholic Center:

While Elaine and Jonathan were having a traditional Catholic ceremony, they’d decided on a first look, which we held outside Our Savior Parish at USC. I photographed the bride as she walked up towards her groom, then their reactions as they got their first glimpse of one another on this special day.

With another wedding currently taking place inside the church, we utilized the adjacent building for portraits of the soon-to-be-married couple in this loved-up moment. I captured romantic shots of them embracing in an outdoor courtyard, with the overcast, diffuse lighting working in our favor. We also grabbed some creative shots in front of an illuminated window before Elaine returned to her bridal suite to spend her final unmarried moments with her bridesmaids.

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Elaine walks up behind Jonathan during their first look session outside Our Savior Parish at USC.

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Capturing the reactions of Elaine and Jonathan during their first look session at USC’s Our Savior Parish.

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Elaine and Jonathan look lovingly into one another’s eyes during their first look session on the campus of USC.

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Capturing a tender moment between the bride and groom with their bouquet outside Our Savior Parish at USC.

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A creative portrait of the bride and groom during their wedding photo session at Our Savior Parish.

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Elaine and Jonathan stand hand-in-hand during their wedding portrait session at USC in Los Angeles.

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The bride and groom look lovingly at one another while strolling across a building next to Our Savior Parish at USC.

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Elaine and Jonathan stand hand-in-hand in front of a light-filled window during their Our Savior Parish wedding portrait session.

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Jonathan tenderly kisses Elaine’s forehead during their wedding portrait session at Our Savior Parish & USC Caruso Catholic Center.

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Elaine and Jonathan look lovingly at one another during their Our Savior Parish & USC Caruso Catholic Center wedding portrait session.

 

Ceremony photos at Our Savior Parish And USC Caruso Catholic Center:

Elaine and Jonathan’s Catholic wedding ceremony at Our Savior Parish began with the groom being escorted down the aisle by his parents, followed by Elaine on the arms of hers. I captured Jonathan’s reaction as he watched his bride walk towards him, as well as the moment he shook hands with Elaine’s dad during the hand-off.

They’d decided on an abbreviated Mass, including a number of Filipino Catholic rituals such as being draped in cords by their parents. I tried to capture all the traditions and moments from numerous angles, including up-close candid photos of their parents’ reactions and wide-angle shots incorporating the beautiful stained-glass windows of Our Savior Parish.

After exchanging vows, Elaine and Jonathan offered flowers to an image of Mother Mary, then gave a rose to each of their moms and Jonathan’s elderly grandma. They then sealed their marriage with a kiss before making their recessional walk down the aisle to be congratulated by family and friends.

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A portrait of Elaine seated on an elegant leather sofa at Our Savior Parish & USC Caruso Catholic Center.

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Elaine shares in a special moment with her bridesmaids while waiting for her wedding ceremony to start at Our Savior Parish.

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Jonathan embraces his father while his mom watches on at the start of the wedding ceremony at Our Savior Parish.

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Elaine’s parents escort her down the aisle of Our Savior Parish during her Catholic wedding ceremony.

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Capturing Jonathan’s reaction as he watched Elaine walk down the aisle of Our Savior Parish in Los Angeles.

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Elaine’s father shakes hands with Jonathan while giving his daughter away during the Our Savior Parish wedding ceremony.

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Elaine and Jonathan face their wedding guests with their priest behind them at Our Savior Parish in Los Angeles.

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A wide-angle shot looking across Our Savior Parish with its beautiful stained-glass windows at USC.

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A candid photo of Elaine and Jonathan listening to the priest’s sermon during their Catholic wedding ceremony at USC.

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A creative photo of Elaine’s cute flower girls during the traditional wedding ceremony at Our Savior Parish in LA.

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A candid photo of the couple and their priest during the Catholic wedding ceremony at Our Savior Parish.

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A wide-angle shot looking down the aisle of Our Savior Parish during Elaine and Jonathan’s Catholic wedding ceremony.

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A candid photo of Elaine’s parents watching on during the wedding ceremony at Our Savior Parish.

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Elaine and Jonathan turn around to face one of their wedding guests in the aisle of Our Savior Parish.

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Jonathan’s grandma watches on during the Catholic wedding ceremony at USC’s Our Savior Parish.

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Elaine and Jonathan’s parents cover them with cords in what is a Catholic wedding ceremony tradition.

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A candid photo of Jonathan’s parents watching the wedding ceremony from the wooden pews of Our Savior Parish.

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Elaine and Jonathan exchange vows during their abbreviated Catholic mass at Our Savior Parish.

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The bride and groom lay flowers at a picture of Mother Mary during their Catholic wedding ceremony.

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Elaine and Jonathan hand a rose to the bride’s mom during their Our Savior Parish wedding ceremony.

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A rose is given to Jonathan’s mom during the traditional Catholic wedding ceremony at Our Savior Parish.

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Jonathan kisses his grandma’s forehead after giving her a rose during the Our Savior Parish wedding ceremony.

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Elaine and Jonathan kiss after being pronounced “husband and wife” at Our Savior Parish in Los Angeles.

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The newlyweds make their recessional walk down the aisle of Our Savior Parish to be congratulated by family and friends.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at Our Savior Parish And USC Caruso Catholic Center and Lindley-Scott House:

We had time for a few portraits of the newlyweds at the altar of Our Savior Parish and beneath a colonnade outside before they were whisked away in their shuttle to Lindley-Scott House. I met up with them again there, with the couple having arranged to utilize the interior of this residence, which is usually off-limits during receptions.

I captured romantic shots of them on the staircase, with some creative bird’s eye view angles, as well as incorporating the antique-style chandeliers that hung above. We also utilized an elegant mirror for a reflective portrait as they embraced in the entrance hallway, with a real old-world charm about the place.

Elaine and Jonathan had arranged for a unique Kombi photo booth, so we also grabbed a few quick portraits in front of this retro-styled van before they snuck away to enjoy cocktail hour with their guests.

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Capturing an intimate embrace between Elaine and Jonathan beneath a red-brick colonnade at Our Savior Parish.

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Elaine and Jonathan stand hand-in-hand at the altar of Our Savior Parish during their USC wedding portrait session.

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Elaine and Jonathan smiling at one another outside the entrance to Our Savior Parish at USC in Los Angeles.

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The bride and groom kiss in the aisle of Our Savior Parish following their Catholic wedding ceremony at USC.

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Elaine and Jonathan standing outside the entrance to Lindley-Scott House during their Azusa wedding portrait session.

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Capturing an intimate moment between the bride and groom on an elegant staircase at Lindley-Scott House.

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Elaine and Jonathan look at their gorgeous bouquet in a floral-decorated room at Lindley-Scott House in Azusa.

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Jonathan affectionately kisses Elaine’s hand on a staircase inside Azusa’s Lindley-Scott House.

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A bird’s eye view of Elaine and Jonathan dancing inside Lindley-Scott House during their Azusa wedding portrait session.

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The newlyweds kiss during their Azusa wedding portrait session at Lindley-Scott House.

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A creative shot of the couple walking down a staircase at Lindley-Scott House incorporating an antique chandelier.

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Elaine and Jonathan kiss on a landing at Lindley-Scott House, with an ornate chandelier in the foreground.

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Elaine and Jonathan look lovingly at one another while walking through a hallway at Lindley-Scott House.

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Jonathan embraces Elaine on a landing at Lindley-Scott House while she holds her beautiful bouquet.

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A creative, reflective portrait of the newlyweds embracing during their Lindley-Scott House wedding photo session.

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Elaine and Jonathan dancing during their wedding portrait session at Lindley-Scott House in Azusa.

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Capturing a tender moment between the bride and groom in the gardens of Lindley-Scott House.

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Elaine and Jonathan standing in front of their unique Kombi photo booth at Lindley-Scott House.

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The bride and groom kiss in front of their Kombi photo booth outside Lindley-Scott House.

 

Reception photos at Lindley-Scott House:

Elaine and Jonathan kicked off their reception proceedings with a grand entrance before launching straight into their first dance. This was followed by speeches and toasts from those closest to them, then the parental dances and a special moment with Jonathan’s grandma.

The newlyweds made a short “thank you” speech during their cake cutting ceremony before they were joined on the dance floor by guests for the “honeymoon dance”, with Jonathan’s best man taking the opportunity to dance with the groom. I then grabbed an action shot of Elaine’s bouquet toss and a funny moment as Jonathan donned a head torch for the garter removal. It was open dancing for the rest of the night, ending what had been an incredible day with a truly wonderful couple.

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Elaine and Jonathan make their grand entrance into the wedding reception at Lindley-Scott House in Azusa.

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The newlyweds perform their first dance during the private club wedding reception in Azusa.

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Jonathan spins Elaine during their wedding reception first dance at Lindley-Scott House in Azusa.

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The newlyweds look lovingly into one another’s eyes while performing their first dance at Lindley-Scott House.

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Capturing Elaine and Jonathan’s reactions during the best man’s speech at their Lindley-Scott House wedding reception.

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Elaine and Jonathan listen in from their sweetheart table during the maid of honor’s wedding reception speech.

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Elaine’s sister wipes away tears during her emotional wedding reception speech at Lindley-Scott House.

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Elaine wipes away tears during an emotional speech at her Lindley-Scott House wedding reception.

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Capturing a special moment between the newlyweds and Jonathan’s grandma at Lindley-Scott House.

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Elaine performs the father-daughter dance with her dad during the Lindley-Scott House wedding reception.

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Jonathan and his mom perform their mother-son dance during the Lindley-Scott House wedding reception.

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Jonathan’s father watches on during the mother-son dance at Lindley-Scott House in Azusa.

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Elaine and Jonathan make a champagne toast during their cake cutting ceremony at Lindley-Scott House.

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The bride laughs while making a “thank you” speech to her wedding guests at Lindley-Scott House.

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A playful photo of Jonathan dancing with his best man during the “honeymoon dance” at Lindley-Scott House.

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An action shot of Elaine performing her bouquet toss during the Lindley-Scott House wedding reception.

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A candid photo of Jonathan putting a light on his head as he prepares for the garter removal.

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An action shot of Jonathan throwing the garter during the lively wedding reception at Lindley-Scott House.

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Jonathan and his dad embrace during the private club wedding reception at Lindley-Scott House.

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Elaine and Jonathan enjoying the dance floor with their family and friends at Lindley-Scott House.

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A candid photo of wedding guests getting down on the dance floor during the Azusa reception.

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A wedding guest break dancing during Elaine and Jonathan’s private club reception at Lindley-Scott House.

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Elaine and Jonathan kiss on the dance floor, surrounded by their family and friends at Lindley-Scott House.

 

Wedding photos at Lindley-Scott House:

It was such a pleasure to be selected as the photographer for Elaine and Jonathan’s wedding at Lindley-Scott House and to get to work with such a sweet couple. I know they’re off to Costa Rica for their honeymoon, so I wish them an amazing time and I hope they like this sneak peek of the wedding photos that are to come.

May 15, 2019

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