Wedding At Skirball Cultural Center In Los Angeles, CA | Fausat & Jason

Wedding At Skirball Cultural Center

FAUSAT & JASON

Locations:

  • Getting ready: W Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA (bride and groom)

 

Wedding photos at Skirball Cultural Center:

I met Fausat and Jason about a year before their multicultural wedding was planned and it was wonderful getting to know them and hear about their story. Fausat is of Nigerian descent, while Jason’s family is Chinese, and they had decided to incorporate elements of both cultures into their wedding day celebrations. I just love cultural weddings and was really excited to be the Los Angeles wedding photographer for this wedding at Skirball Cultural Center.

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An off-camera flash nighttime portrait of the newly married couple in the gardens of the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

 

Getting ready photos at the W Los Angeles:

The day all started at the W Los Angeles hotel where my wife Charlene and I met up with the couple to photograph them as they were getting ready. We then headed over to one of my favorite Los Angeles wedding venues – the Skirball Cultural Center. From lush greenery to sweeping architecture, there are just so many elements to work with here, as well as plenty of space to accommodate huge wedding parties.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at the Skirball Cultural Center:

Fausat and Jason had decided on a first look session, and after capturing their joyous reactions at seeing each other in their bridal attire, we had a short couple portrait session incorporating the modern architecture of the Skirball Cultural Center.

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Fausat walks towards Jason during their first look session at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

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A black and white shot of the couple embracing during their first look session at the Skirball Cultural Center.

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A portrait of Fausat and Jason looking into each other’s eyes during their Skirball Cultural Center wedding photo session.

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Jason embraces Fausat amidst the sweeping architecture of the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

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A portrait of the couple along one of the modern architectural walls of the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

 

Ceremony photos at the Skirball Cultural Center:

Their Western wedding ceremony was being held in the interior courtyard of the Skirball Cultural Center, backed by a tranquil lily pond. While I was below capturing the close-up reactions of the bridal couple as they exchanged vows, Charlene was on the upper level getting an elevated vantage point. Fausat and Jason had decided on purple as a theme, and the traditional Nigerian purple outfits worn by Fausat’s family gave plenty of color to these Skirball Cultural Center wedding photos.

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Jason looks across the lily pond towards Fausat during their Skirball Cultural Center wedding ceremony.

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Fausat’s brother walks towards her as they prepared for the wedding ceremony at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

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A close-up shot of Jason’s smile as he watched Fausat walk down the aisle of the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

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An elevated view looking down across Fausat and Jason’s Western wedding ceremony at the Skirball Cultural Center.

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Fausat’s brother leads her towards Jason at the start of their Skirball Cultural Center wedding ceremony.

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Fausat’s bridesmaids and flower girls stand behind her as she exchanges vows with Jason at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

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Looking through the traditional Nigerian attire of Fausat and Jason’s wedding guests towards the couple during their Western wedding ceremony at the Skirball Cultural Center.

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Fausat and Jason kiss after being pronounced husband and wife during their Skirball Cultural Center wedding ceremony.

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The newly married couple begin their recessional walk down the aisle at Los Angeles’ Skirball Cultural Center.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at the Skirball Cultural Center:

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An off-camera flash portrait of the newly married couple within a dimly-lit hallway of the Skirball Cultural Center.

 

Reception photos at the Skirball Cultural Center:

After another short portrait session, including bridal party portraits and family formals, we headed indoors for the reception. In addition to speeches, toasts, and traditional Western wedding reception elements, there was also a Chinese dragon dance performance, honoring Jason’s Chinese heritage, with the bride watching on in a bright red qi pao dress.

Fausat and Jason paid tribute to the bride’s Nigerian roots by changing into traditional Nigerian wedding attire, before hitting the dance floor to celebrate with their family and friends. I also captured some shots as money was attached to Fausat’s purple dress in what is a Nigerian wedding custom.

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Fausat and Jason’s bridal party make an arch for their grand entrance into the Skirball Cultural Center wedding reception.

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Capturing the newly married couple’s reaction to the best man’s speech during their wedding reception at the Skirball Cultural Center.

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A reflective shot of the maid of honor’s speech during Fausat and Jason’s Skirball Cultural Center wedding reception.

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The couple listen as Fausat’s brother makes a toast during their multicultural wedding reception at the Skirball Cultural Center.

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Jason’s mother embraces Fausat during the Skirball Cultural Center multicultural wedding celebration.

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The newly married couple watch on during a traditional Chinese dragon dance at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

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Capturing a playful moment between the newly married couple in their traditional Nigerian wedding attire.

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Fausat’s Nigerian family and friends on the dance floor during her multicultural wedding celebration at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

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Friends and family offer Fausat money at her Skirball Cultural Center wedding reception in what is a traditional Nigerian wedding ritual.

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The newly married couple enjoying the dance floor during their Chinese-Nigerian wedding reception at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

 

Wedding photos at Skirball Cultural Center:

It really was a pleasure to be selected as the wedding photographer for this lively multicultural wedding celebration and I want to wish Fausat and Jason a wonderful future together as husband and wife.

September 8, 2014

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