Wedding At Oviatt Penthouse In Los Angeles, CA | Isil & Stephen

Wedding At Oviatt Penthouse

ISIL & STEPHEN

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Wedding photos at Oviatt Penthouse:

I first had the pleasure of working with Isil and Stephen during their engagement session last year. This loved up Turkish-American couple were naturals behind the camera, but as they were planning a wedding in Turkey, I wasn’t booked to be their wedding photographer.

But things didn’t quite work out, and they ended up having a private civil ceremony in the States with just their closest family, followed by a big celebration with all their friends. So I was thrilled when they called me up to see if I could be their photographer for their wedding at Oviatt Penthouse, and I didn’t hesitate to say “Yes!”.

couple kiss in front of love sign at oviatt penthouse wedding

The newly married couple kiss in front of their “LOVE” sign at the Oviatt Penthouse in Downtown LA.

 

Getting ready photos at Oviatt Penhouse:

The Oviatt Penthouse is located in the rooftop of one of Downtown LA’s most historic Art Deco buildings – the Oviatt Building. But the day was actually starting at Isil and Stephen’s apartment complex, so along with my assistant Natalie, we headed over to capture them getting ready.

First we took some candid shots of Isil and her bridesmaids as they were making their final preparations, as well as a few special moments between Isil and her parents who had flown over from Turkey and presented her with a necklace in what is a Turkish wedding tradition. Isil’s bridesmaids really were such a great group of girls to work with, helping to make our jobs as easy as possible.

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Isil and her bridesmaids admiring her wedding gown as they prepared for the special day at the Oviatt Penthouse.

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The bride shares a special moment with her bridesmaids as they prepared for her wedding at the Oviatt Penthouse.

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One of Isil’s bridesmaids helps to secure her bridal gown as they were getting ready at the Oviatt Penthouse.

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Isil’s father sees his daughter for the first time on her wedding day at the Oviatt Penthouse.

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Capturing a special moment between Isil and her mother before her Oviatt Penthouse wedding celebration.

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Stephen makes some final adjustments to his wedding attire before the start of his Oviatt Penthouse wedding celebration.

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The bride’s parents help to fit a necklace in what is a Turkish wedding tradition at the Oviatt Penthouse.

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A black and white shot of Isil embracing her father before the wedding celebration at the Oviatt Penthouse.

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The bride takes a moment to reflect before her wedding celebration at LA’s Oviatt Penthouse.

 

Couple portraits at Oviatt Penthouse:

Then at the Oviatt Penhouse building, we had a first look session in its stunning entrance lobby. We used the opportunity for a pre-reception photo session, utilizing the stunning Art Deco interior design and exterior detailing of the building. I captured warm embraces between Isil and Stephen, and an intimate kiss in front of the beautifully lit “LOVE” sign.

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Isil walks towards Stephen for their first look session at the Oviatt Building in Downtown LA.

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Capturing the couple’s reactions during their first look session at LA’s Oviatt Building.

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A portrait of the couple embracing outside the Oviatt Building during their romantic first look session.

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Isil and Stephen embrace outside the Oviatt Building during their wedding day photo session.

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Isil and Stephen look into each other’s eyes during their Oviatt Penthouse wedding photo session.

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An intimate portrait of the couple embracing during their Oviatt Penthouse wedding photo session.

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Isil and Stephen within the sophisticated interior of the Oviatt Penthouse where they held their Los Angeles wedding party.

 

Reception photos at Oviatt Penthouse:

Isil and Stephen then made their grand entrance into the wedding reception, with a sweetheart table where they could be the focus of attention. Although it was quite an intimate celebration, with just their closest family and friends, they definitely knew how to throw a great party. I captured the father-daughter and mother-son dances, with the respective partners watching on, and took some candid images of Isil’s parents showing their Turkish dance moves.

From a game of limbo beneath Isil’s veil to a conga line which snaked around the dance floor and Isil’s bouquet toss, there were plenty of memorable moments to capture in these Oviatt Penthouse wedding photos. We ended the night with a short couple portrait session, backed by the beautifully illuminated Los Angeles city skyline.

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The bride and groom make their grand entrance into the Oviatt Penthouse during their LA wedding celebrations.

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Isil and Stephen kiss behind their sweetheart table during the Oviatt Penthouse wedding reception.

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Stephen’s brother toasts the newly married couple during their Oviatt Penthouse wedding reception.

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Capturing the couple’s reactions during the speeches and toasts at their Oviatt Penthouse wedding reception.

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Isil and Stephen were all smiles during their first dance at the Oviatt Penthouse in Los Angeles.

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Capturing Isil and Stephen’s first dance during their Oviatt Penthouse wedding reception.

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Capturing a playful moment during Isil and Stephen’s first dance “dip” at the Oviatt Penthouse.

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A touching moment between Isil and her father during the father-daughter dance, watched on by Stephen.

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A black and white shot of the mother-son dance at Isil and Stephen’s Oviatt Penthouse reception.

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Isil watches on as Stephen dances with his mom at their Oviatt Penthouse wedding party.

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The bride and groom getting down on the dance floor during their wedding reception at LA’s Oviatt Penthouse.

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Stephen’s brother dancing with his son during the Turkish-American wedding party at the Oviatt Penthouse.

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Stephen limbos under Isil’s veil during their energetic wedding party at the Oviatt Penthouse.

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Isil’s parents show the wedding guests how to dance Turkish-style at the Oviatt Penthouse wedding reception.

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A black and white shot capturing all the dance floor action during Isil and Stephen’s Oviatt Penthouse wedding reception.

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Stephen’s nephew pretending to punch my camera during the lively wedding celebrations at the Oviatt Penthouse.

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Isil feeds Stephen cake during their cake-cutting ceremony at the Oviatt Penthouse in LA.

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Isil leads a conga line around the dance floor during her Oviatt Penthouse wedding reception.

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Isil enjoying the dance floor with her girlfriends at Los Angeles’ Oviatt Penthouse.

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Stephen on the dance floor with his niece during the Oviatt Penthouse wedding celebrations.

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The bride and groom, surrounded by their family and friends, on the dance floor at the Oviatt Penthouse in LA.

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Capturing Isil’s bouquet toss during her wedding reception at the Oviatt Penthouse in LA.

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The newly married couple embrace, backed by the iconic LA city skyline, during their Oviatt Penthouse wedding celebrations.

 

Wedding photos at Oviatt Penthouse:

I want to send a big congratulations to Isil and Stephen – it was a huge pleasure it was to be their LA wedding photographer and wish them all the happiness in their married life together.

June 7, 2016

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