Wedding At The Ebell Of Los Angeles In Los Angeles, CA | Kensie & Jesse

Wedding At The Ebell Of Los Angeles

KENSIE & JESSE

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Wedding photos at The Ebell Of Los Angeles:

I had the privilege of getting to know Kensie and Jesse during their engagement session in Downtown Los Angeles last August and they were so wonderful from the moment we met. We had a virtual meeting in the lead up to their wedding with Kensie’s parents and you could really feel the excitement of the family in the build-up to their wedding at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago when my second photographer, assistant and I met up with the bride and groom in their respective getting ready suites. While my second photographer was with the groom and his groomsmen at The LINE Los Angeles hotel, my assistant and I were with the girls as they prepared at a private residence in Los Angeles.

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A sunset portrait of Kensie and Jesse beneath the bride’s veil following their wedding ceremony at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

 

Getting ready photos at a private residence and The Ebell Of Los Angeles:

I photographed Kensie as she shared in this special moment with her mom and 10 bridesmaids, capturing shots of her being embraced by those closest to her. I grabbed a close-up portrait as she admired her engagement ring and another as she looked at her dress hanging in a naturally-lit window of this private Airbnb residence.

We then drove over to The Ebell Of Los Angeles where she made her final preparations in an old world-style bridal suite. I captured some candid shots as her mom and sister helped to secure her jewelry and some photos of the bridesmaids “fluffing” her dress, as well as the moment when Jesse’s best man delivered her gift.

Kensie was all smiles as she opened a beautiful bracelet from her groom before giving a gift to her mom in what was an emotional moment. The bride’s dad then arrived for the father-daughter first look, with Kensie’s mom and sister watching on during this special family moment.

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A creative photo of Kensie and her mom standing at the top of a staircase with her wedding dress at a private Los Angeles residence.

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Capturing a special moment between a Kensie and her maid-of-honor in their floral dressing gowns while getting ready at a private residence in Los Angeles.

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Kensie admires her wedding dress hanging in a naturally-lit window at a private residence in Los Angeles.

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A portrait of a Kensie with her 10 bridesmaids in their floral dressing gowns at a private residence in Los Angeles.

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A close-up portrait of Kensie admiring her engagement ring while getting ready for her wedding at a private Los Angeles residence.

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Kensie’s mom helps to secure her necklace while getting ready in the bridal suite at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie’s bridesmaids and mom help to “fluff” her wedding dress in an elegant bridal suite at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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A candid photo of Kensie’s mom and sister helping to secure the bride’s jewelry in a getting ready suite at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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A creative, reflective photo of Kensie getting married in an old world bridal suite at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie’s bridesmaids help to “fluff” her wedding dress in front of a naturally-lit window at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Jesse’s best man brings Kensie a gift from her groom while seated on an elegant chaise lounge at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie smiles while putting on a bracelet gifted from her groom on their wedding day at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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A candid photo of Kensie giving her mom a present in an old world suite at The Ebell Of Los Angeles in Southern California.

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Kensie is embraced by her mom following a gift exchange in her old world suite at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie’s dad walks towards her during their father-daughter first look in an elegant suite at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Capturing the reactions of Kensie and her dad during their first look session in a suite at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie’s mom and sister watch on during the father-daughter first look in a suite at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie’s father opens a note card from the bride during their emotional first look session at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Capturing a special moment between Kensie and her parents in the lead up to her wedding ceremony at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at The Ebell Of Los Angeles:

Kensie and Jesse had decided against a first look, so we had to move carefully around The Ebell Of Los Angeles so they didn’t accidentally see one another during their pre-ceremony portrait sessions. I captured some creative shots of Kensie with her bridesmaids outside the front of this classic Los Angeles wedding venue, as well as some of the bride by herself in a rustic whitewashed walkway.

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Kensie and her bridesmaids walking down an elegant wooden staircase at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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A portrait of a Kensie and her 10 bridesmaids wearing maroon dresses outside the The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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A portrait showcasing the back of Kensie’s wedding dress in a whitewashed walkway at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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A creative portrait of Kensie with her bridesmaids during their wedding photo session on the terrace of The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

 

Ceremony photos at The Ebell Of Los Angeles:

It was then time for the wedding ceremony to get underway, which was being held in the gorgeous wood-paneled ballroom of The Ebell Of Los Angeles. I photographed Jesse being escorted down the aisle by his parents, with Kensie following on the arm of her dad as her groom watched on proudly.

In addition to capturing the reactions of the bride, groom and their parents as they exchanged personalized vows and rings, I also grabbed some shots overlooking the stunning ballroom of The Ebell Of Los Angeles from the second-floor balcony. Kensie is of Catholic faith and Jesse is Jewish, so they paid tribute to a portrait of Mother Mary and performed a traditional “breaking of the glass” to honor their beliefs.

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Jesse is escorted down the aisle by his parents at the start of his private club wedding ceremony at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Jesse embraces his mom at the start of his intimate wedding ceremony in the ballroom of The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie walks down the aisle on the arm of her dad during her private club wedding ceremony at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Capturing Jesse’s reaction as he watched his bride walk down the aisle during their intimate wedding ceremony at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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An elevated view from the second floor overlooking Kensie and Jesse’s elegant wedding ceremony at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Capturing Kensie’s reaction as she listened to Jesse read his personalized vows at their Ebell Of Los Angeles wedding ceremony.

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Kensie’s parents watch on as their daughter wed Kensie during a classic wedding ceremony at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Jesse smiles while exchanging vows with Kensie in the old world ballroom of The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Capturing the reactions of Jesse’s parents during the private club wedding ceremony at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Jesse places a ring on Kensie’s finger during their multi-faith wedding ceremony at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie puts a ring on her groom’s finger during their classic wedding ceremony in the old world ballroom of The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Jesse kisses and dips his bride after being pronounced “husband and wife” at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie and Jesse make their joyous recessional walk down the aisle following their wedding ceremony at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at The Ebell Of Los Angeles:

After being pronounced “husband and wife” and making their recessional walk down the aisle, we used the time available during their extended cocktail hour for a sunset portrait session. We captured romantic embraces between the newlyweds in the fountain courtyard of The Ebell Of Los Angeles and some bridal party portraits on the entrance steps, as well as utilizing the ceremonial ballroom and their gorgeous floral decorations.

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A romantic portrait of the newly weds in an elegant colonnade at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie and Jesse kiss in an ornate colonnade during their wedding portrait session at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie and Jesses embrace beside a courtyard fountain during their wedding portrait session at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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A creative portrait of Kensie, Jesse and their bridal party on an elegant wooden staircase at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie and Jesse kiss in front of their stunning floral decorations in the wood-paneled ballroom of The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie and Jesse kiss on the staircase outside The Ebell Of Los Angeles while their bridal party celebrate around them.

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Capturing a tender moment between the bride and groom during their wedding portrait session on the steps of The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie and Jesse embrace in front of the elegant architecture of The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Jesse affectionately kisses Kensie’s hand during their sunset wedding portrait session at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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An intimate portrait of Kensie and Jesse with the bride’s veil flowing behind at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie and Jesse hold hands on an elegant wooden staircase during their wedding portrait session at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

 

Reception photos at The Ebell Of Los Angeles:

Kensie and Jesse then made a grand entrance into their ballroom reception at The Ebell Of Los Angeles, with a live band accompanying them as they went straight into their first dance. Everyone then jumped onto the dance floor to get the party started for a couple of songs before returning to their seats for the speeches and toasts.

Both Kensie and Jesse’s fathers made speeches as their wives watched on, followed by toasts from the best man and the maid-of-honor. The parental dances followed before the bride and groom were lifted above the dance floor for the Jewish Horah chair dance. Everyone then hit the dance floor to celebrate, with plenty of action to capture as the saxophonist came down from the stage to party with them.

I photographed the couple’s cake cutting ceremony, then captured the bride’s bouquet toss, which was followed by the garter toss as Jesse’s friends jostled to catch it. The rest of the night was open dancing, with guests coming and going from the popcorn stand, cookies and ice cream station, and cigar station outside. The reception ended with the couple’s grand exit down the stairs of The Ebell Of Los Angeles, with their wedding guests holding white balloons on either side.

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A close-up photo of a saxophonist performing during a wedding reception at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie and Jesse make their grand entrance into a ballroom wedding reception at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie and Jesse perform their first dance backed by a live band at their Ebell Of Los Angeles wedding reception.

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Jesse kisses and dips Kensie at the end of their wedding reception first dance at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie enjoying the dance floor with her family and friends during her wedding reception at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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A bridesmaid letting loose on the dance floor during a ballroom-style wedding reception at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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A candid photo of Kensie and Jesse enjoying the dance floor during their Los Angeles ballroom wedding reception.

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Kensie and Jesse listen in to a speech from the bride’s father during their wedding reception at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie’s mom listens into a speech by her husband during the ballroom wedding reception at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Jesse’s dad makes a speech while the couple listen in from their sweetheart table at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Jesse’s mom listens in during the speeches and toasts at the ballroom wedding reception in Los Angeles.

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Kensie and Jesse raise their champagne glasses during a toast from the maid-of-honor at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie and Jesse share a laugh at their floral-lined sweetheart table at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie and her dad perform their father-daughter dance during The Ebell Of Los Angeles wedding reception.

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A candid photo of Jesse dancing with his mom during the ballroom reception at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie and Jesse are lifted above their wedding guests during the Jewish Horah chair dance at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie having fun with the saxophonist on the dance floor during a private club reception at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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A candid photo of a bridesmaid dancing with her partner during a private club reception at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie and Jesse dancing, surrounded by their family and friends, during their wedding reception at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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An action shot of two wedding guests enjoying the dance floor during a wedding reception at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Jesse’s mom with her arms in the air on the dance floor at The Ebell Of Los Angeles wedding reception.

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A fun photo of two wedding guests singing to one another on the dance floor during an Ebell of Los Angeles reception.

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Kensie dancing with one of the groomsmen during her lively ballroom wedding reception at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Two wedding guests getting down on the dance floor during a wedding reception at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie and Jesse perform their cake cutting ceremony during The Ebell Of Los Angeles wedding reception.

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The newly married couple kiss with their multi-tiered wedding cake at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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An action shot of Kensie’s bouquet toss to a group of waiting women in the stunning ballroom of The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Men jostle to catch Jesse’s garter toss during the glamorous ballroom wedding reception at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie in a huddle with her girlfriends during the fun-filled wedding reception at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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A candid photo of Jesse smoking a cigar outside The Ebell Of Los Angeles during his wedding reception.

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Capturing the stunned reaction of a groomsman as a wedding guest rips off his shirt at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie and Jesse having a blast on the dance floor with their family and friends at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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The bride, groom and one of their bridesmaids with their arms in the air on the dance floor at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Capturing a special moment between Jesse’s parents on the dance floor during The Ebell Of Los Angeles reception.

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The band comes down to perform on the dance floor in the gorgeous ballroom of The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie and Jesse dancing on the stage at The Ebell Of Los Angeles during their lively wedding reception.

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The newly weds in group huddle with their family on the dance floor at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie and Jesse letting loose on the dance floor together during their ballroom reception at The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie and Jesse make their grand balloon exit down the entrance steps of The Ebell Of Los Angeles.

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Kensie and Jesse stop to kiss on the steps of The Ebell Of Los Angeles during their grand reception exit.

 

Wedding photos at The Ebell Of Los Angeles:

It really was a wonderful day spent capturing the wedding of Kensie and Jesse at The Ebell Of Los Angeles, filled with incredible moments and love. I know they’re off to Thailand for their honeymoon so wish them a blast and can’t wait to share all their wedding photos in the coming weeks.

August 30, 2018

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