Jackie & Chris | Los Angeles Wedding Photography | The Smog Shoppe Culver City, CA
January 13, 2017
I first met Jackie and Chris when they visited the Palm Springs area for an award ceremony in which Jackie was receiving her Masters degree. She had a few close family and friends, and they all stayed at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, where I met them for Jackie and Chris' engagement photos. When we think Palm Springs, we think blue sky and warm sun. Well, it was definitely warm, like 108 degrees warm, but it was crazy windy!! I thought that it would have an impact on the way the session went. I was so happy that after the photo shoot, after they saw their gallery and order photos, that Jackie contacted me about photographing their wedding in Los Angeles! Umm, yes....!!! There was no doubt that we had a great connection that overcomes any kind of awkward weather situation. haha.
Their wedding was held at a really amazing, self sufficient venue in Culver City called the Smog Shoppe. Yes, at one time, it used to be that place where you get a smog check, but it was completely overhauled and turned into the one of a kind venue with plants growing along the walls, completely private from whats around on the outside. This could not have been a more chic wedding venue!!
The day had a few hiccups, but the cool about me hired as the photographer is that I continue to make things happen. It doesn't matter what goes on during the wedding day, it is my job to deliver images that tell the story as it looks and feels. The true feeling of their wedding day was filled with so much love and joy, a real life fairytale! I'm so glad that Jackie and Chris had their perfect day!