QUYNH & JONATHAN
- Ceremony and reception: Noor in Pasadena, CA
Wedding photos at Noor:
I first met Quynh and Jonathan at my studio in Downtown Long Beach, and again during their e-session in the Fall last year. It had been such a pleasure getting to know them and their story, which I feel adds so much to my creative potential as their wedding photographer. When I know a little bit about people, I can connect to them so much easier, and I feel like this translated into the photos of their wedding at Noor.
The bride and groom embrace outside the Noor private club and restaurant in Pasadena.
Getting ready photos at The Langham Huntington:
We started the day at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena where the couple was getting ready with their bridal party. While I was with Quynh and the bridesmaids, my second photographer Natalie was with Jonathan and the groomsmen. The couple had opted for a modern, elegant style to their wedding, with Quynh’s gorgeous white bridal gown complemented by soft peach bridesmaids dresses. I captured some silhouette shots as she was having her makeup applied, as well as a touching moment when she handed out tissues to her tearful bridesmaids!
The bride and her bridesmaids admiring their dresses in one of the suites at the The Langham Huntington in Pasadena.
Quynh having her makeup applied as she prepared for her wedding ceremony at The Langham Huntington.
Quynh in her bridal gown, surrounded by her bridesmaids, as they were getting ready in a suite at the The Langham Huntington.
Quynh reading a note from her groom as she prepares for her wedding day at the The Langham Huntington in Pasadena.
The bride hands out tissues to her bridesmaids as they are getting ready at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena.
An elegant portrait of Quynh in her classic bridal gown in one of the suites at The Langham Huntington.
Pre-ceremony portraits at The Langham Huntington and Pasadena City Hall:
After exchanging note cards for each other to read, the couple held their first look session on a vintage-style wooden bridge at The Langham Huntington. We then headed over to the Pasadena City Hall for a short pre-wedding photo session, backed by the elegant colonnades of this historic building.
Quynh walks towards Jonathan during their first look session at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena.
A portrait of the bride and groom within the colonnades of the Pasadena City Hall.
A warm embrace between Quynh and Jonathan during their wedding photo session at the Pasadena City Hall.
Ceremony photos at Noor:
The western wedding ceremony that followed was at the Noor private club and restaurant, also in Pasadena, which was beautifully decorated in soft drapes. This is a modern, multi-purpose venue that was not only the stage for their ceremony, but also their wedding reception. While the wedding ceremony was very intimate with a touch of tradition, they did bring their cute Boston Terrier along, and he held pride of place in one of the groomsmen’s arms as Quynh and Jonathan exchanged their vows.
Jonathan and his groomsmen watch as Quynh walks down the aisle during their Noor private club wedding ceremony.
Quynh’s father gives his daughter away during her wedding ceremony at the Noor private club and restaurant in Pasadena.
Quynh and Jonathan exchange vows during their western wedding ceremony at Noor in Pasadena.
A close-up portrait of the bride during her intimate Noor wedding ceremony in Pasadena.
The bride and groom share a laugh during their elegant wedding ceremony at Noor in Pasadena.
The couple celebrates amidst family and friends during the recessional walk down the aisle at Noor.
Reception photos at Noor:
The reception then kicked into full swing, with lots of fun-filled moments and joyful celebrations in these Noor wedding photos. I particularly liked the combined mother-son/father-daughter dance that they had planned for their guests. After capturing the speeches, the cake cutting ceremony, and even some “selfie” shots by the newlyweds themselves, we snuck out for a short nighttime wedding portrait session to take advantage of the dramatic lighting conditions.
An intimate portrait of the newly married couple during their Noor wedding photo session.
A sweeping kiss between the newly married couple outside the entrance to Noor in Pasadena.
The newly married couple make their official entrance to their reception at the Noor private club and restaurant.
Capturing Quynh and Jonathan’s first dance during their modern wedding reception at Noor in Pasadena.
Jonathan dips his bride during their first dance at the Noor private club and restaurant in Pasadena.
The bride and groom capture a “selfie” during their modern wedding reception at Noor in Pasadena.
A silhouette shot of a groomsman during his speech at Quynh and Jonathan’s Noor wedding reception.
The newly married couple react to a speech being made by one of the bridesmaids at their Noor wedding reception in Pasadena.
The couple share a laugh during the cake-cutting ceremony at their Noor wedding reception in Pasadena.
Capturing all the fun of the combined mother-son/father-daughter dance at the Noor private club and restaurant.
Quynh and one of her bridesmaids on the dance floor at the Noor private club wedding reception in Pasadena.
The mother of the groom enjoying the dance floor during Quynh and Jonathan’s wedding reception at Noor in Pasadena.
The bride celebrates on the dance floor of the Noor private club during her modern wedding reception.
The couple’s initials illuminated on the dance floor during their Noor private club reception.
Quynh and Jonathan on the dance floor at Noor, surrounded by family and friends.
A wide-angle portrait of the couple within the dramatically-lit interior of the Noor private club and restaurant.
An intimate close-up portrait of the newly married couple, illuminated using an external flash.
The newly married couple kiss beneath the beautifully-lit courtyard of Noor during their nighttime wedding photo session.
Wedding photos at Noor:
I really enjoyed working with Quynh and Jonathan and their relaxed, calm presence, and feel so privileged that they chose me to capture their special day.