CORI & AUSTIN
Wedding photos at The LINE Los Angeles:
Cori and Austin were saying “I do” on Valentines Day, 2020 during a wedding at The LINE Los Angeles, with a beautiful day to mark the occasion. From the getting ready to the wedding reception, everything was happening in the one place, which made things logistically easy from my perspective and created a really relaxed atmosphere.
I’d first met the couple last year during their engagement session at Union Station and Vista Hermosa Park in Downtown Los Angeles. Their cute dogs, Maceo and Chloe, had made a cameo appearance during the e-session and were also going to be attending the wedding!
Cori and Austin stroll hand-in-hand through their wedding ceremony venue at The LINE Los Angeles.
Getting ready photos at The LINE Los Angeles:
My assistant and I arrived in the early afternoon to document the bride and groom as they prepared in separate suites. I photographed Cori as her mom helped to secure her earrings and captured a tender embrace with her soon-to-be mother-in-law before grabbing some shots showing off the back of her gorgeous dress. Meanwhile, Austin was getting ready in a separate suite where I captured a candid as he fixed his watch before a sophisticated portrait in the downstairs courtyard.
Cori’s mom helps to secure her earrings while preparing for her wedding in a suite at The LINE Los Angeles.
A candid shot of Austin securing his watch as he prepared for his intimate wedding at The LINE Los Angeles.
Cori is embraced by her soon-to-be mother-in-law while preparing for her intimate hotel wedding in Los Angeles.
A portrait of Cori holding her bouquet while showing off the back of her dress in a suite at The LINE Los Angeles.
A sophisticated portrait of Austin wearing his blue suit in a leafy courtyard of The LINE Los Angeles.
A close-up portrait of Cori holding her bouquet backed by an industrial concrete wall at The LINE Los Angeles.
Pre-ceremony portraits at The LINE Los Angeles:
It was in the same courtyard that Cori and Austin were holding their first look session, with the bride walking up towards her emotional groom. I captured their reactions as the groom tried to hold back tears before a tender embrace between them in this loved-up moment. It was at this point that Maceo and Chloe made their appearance, with it obvious how much these four-legged little ones meant to the couple.
Cori walks up behind Austin during their romantic first look session in a leafy courtyard of The LINE Los Angeles.
Capturing the reactions of Cori and Austin during their courtyard first look session at The LINE Los Angeles.
An emotional Austin wipes away tears after seeing Cori for the first time on their wedding day in Los Angeles.
The soon-to-be-married couple embrace in a courtyard of The LINE Los Angeles during their wedding portrait session.
A portrait of Cori and Austin with their adorable dogs, Maceo and Chloe, in a courtyard of The LINE Los Angeles.
Cori and Austin share a laugh during their courtyard wedding portrait session at The LINE Los Angeles.
Ceremony photos at The LINE Los Angeles:
Austin was escorted down the aisle by both his mom and his mother-in-law, with Cori following close behind on the arm of her dad. The proceedings were being officiated by Austin’s brother while being watched on by the couple’s closest family and friends.
I captured the reactions of both sets of parents as they listened to their children exchange vows, as well as a funny moment when the officiant accidentally dropped one of the wedding bands! But everything else went smoothly as the couple were pronounced “husband and wife” and made their celebratory recessional walk down the aisle.
A candid photo of Austin embracing his mom after being walked down the aisle during his courtyard wedding in Los Angeles.
Austin trying to hold back tears as he watched Cori walk down the aisle during their LINE Los Angeles wedding ceremony.
Cori smiles while holding back tears as she is walked down the aisle by her father at The LINE Los Angeles.
Austin looks lovingly at Cori while standing in front of their officiant for the intimate courtyard wedding in Los Angeles.
Capturing Cori’s reaction as she exchanged vows with Austin backed by the leafy greenery of The LINE Los Angeles.
Cori’s family watches on during the intimate courtyard wedding ceremony at The LINE Los Angeles.
Austin looks at his bride as they exchanged vows in front of their closest family and friends in Los Angeles.
Austin’s family watches on during the intimate courtyard wedding ceremony at The LINE Los Angeles.
A wide-angle shot looking down the aisle during Cori and Austin’s wedding ceremony, with the Oasis Church in the background.
Austin wipes away tears as Cori reads her vows during their wedding ceremony at The LINE Los Angeles.
A candid shot as the officiant (Austin’s brother) scrambles to grab a wedding band that he accidentally dropped.
Cori places a ring on Austin’s finger while their officiant watches on at The LINE Los Angeles.
Cori and Austin kiss after being pronounced “husband and wife” at The LINE Los Angeles.
The newlyweds celebrate as they begin their recessional walk down the aisle in the courtyard of The LINE Los Angeles.
Post-ceremony portraits at The LINE Los Angeles:
While the guests headed off to cocktail hour, we used the opportunity for some portraits of the newlyweds in and around The LINE Los Angeles. Aside from utilizing the leafy gardens and their courtyard wedding ceremony site, I also grabbed some shots of them backed by the ornate Oasis Church, which stands adjacent to the hotel.
A portrait of Cori and Austin kissing backed by the Oasis Church during their Los Angeles wedding celebrations.
Cori leads Austin through the gardens of The LINE Los Angeles during their romantic wedding portrait session.
A wide-angle shot of the newlyweds in front of the Oasis Church, which lies adjacent to The LINE Los Angeles.
Cori embraces Austin during their romantic garden wedding portrait session at The LINE Los Angeles.
Capturing a tender moment between the newlyweds in front of the whimsical backdrop of their LINE Los Angeles wedding ceremony site.
Reception photos at The LINE Los Angeles:
Cori and Austin kicked off their ballroom wedding proceedings with their first dance, which was followed by the cake-cutting ceremony and the mother-son dance. Cori and her dad switched things up with a lively, choreographed father-daughter dance before everyone let loose to celebrate. Throughout the night, the couple and their wedding guests took advantage of the photo booth, as well as getting a conga line going across the dance floor.
I managed to sneak out with Cori and Austin for a few nighttime portraits in front of The LINE Los Angeles. Aside from a shot of them kissing while being illuminated by an off-camera flash and a photo pointing at their wedding day hashtag, I also grabbed a portrait of them embracing on busy Wilshire Boulevard.
Cori and Austin make their grand entrance into the mini ballroom reception at The LINE Los Angeles.
The newlyweds look lovingly at one another during their intimate first dance of The LINE Los Angeles wedding reception.
The couple and their friends having fun in the photo booth during their wedding reception at The LINE Los Angeles.
Capturing Cori’s funny reaction during the cake-cutting ceremony at her LINE Los Angeles wedding reception.
Austin and his mom perform their mother-son dance during the ballroom wedding reception at The LINE Los Angeles.
An action shot of Cori performing a choreographed father-daughter dance with her dad during the ballroom wedding reception.
Cori and her dad share a laugh at the end of their energetic father-daughter wedding reception dance.
Cori and Austin’s wedding guests enjoying the dance floor during The LINE Los Angeles wedding reception.
Cori shares a laugh with one of the guests on the dance floor at The LINE Los Angeles.
Two wedding guests letting loose on the dance floor during the lively wedding reception at The LINE Los Angeles.
Cori and Austin share a tender moment on the dance floor during their Los Angeles ballroom wedding reception.
A conga line makes it way across the dance floor in the ballroom venue at The LINE Los Angeles.
Two wedding guests laugh as another sings into the microphone at Cori and Austin’s LA wedding reception.
Cori and Austin laugh while dancing to a live band during their wedding reception at The LINE Los Angeles.
Cori and Austin kiss during their nighttime wedding portrait session outside The LINE Los Angeles.
The newlyweds embrace during their nighttime wedding portrait session at The LINE Los Angeles.
A playful shot of the couple pointing at their wedding hashtag, which is a play on words with Austin’s surname.
An off-camera flash portrait of Cori and Austin kissing on Wilshire Boulevard during their LA nighttime wedding photo session.
Wedding photos at The LINE Los Angeles:
Cori and Austin’s intimate wedding at The LINE Los Angeles was a really easy-going affair and I have to mention just how well they treated me and my assistant. Not only did Cori make sure we were well fed but she also created a goodie bag filled with snacks, just in case we got hungry!
With the current health scare, Cori and Austin are unfortunately not heading off on their honeymoon until (hopefully) later in the year. But I wish them, Maceo and Chloe all the happiness in their family life together and with whatever the future holds.