Ann contacted me a mere two weeks before her wedding date and asked if I could come and photograph a simple courthouse ceremony the week before Christmas. December till February are generally hibernation months for photographers where we get comfortable in our yoga pants and edit out our remaining 2015 sessions. So of course I was happy to get dressed up and enjoy one final wedding for 2015.
Ann and Mehdi anxiously waited with a small group of friends and family outside of the chapel room. Other small groups came and went as we took photos in the hallway. Finally, they were called in to perform their ceremony. It was short and sweet and both the bride and groom could not contain their joy. They kissed, everyone hugged and we wandered across the street to take some formal portraits. Everyone was just so genuinely happy and excited for the merging of these two families. They said farewell to their family and we ventured to downtown LA for some portraits at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
We made it just in time to catch the last light of the sunset. The warm hues glowed on the metal structure of the building and the cool air whipped around through all of the small channels in the building. Ann and Mehdi were a wonderful end to me amazing 2015 season. I cannot wait to make 2016 incredible!
Beverly Hills Courthouse Wedding
Walt Disney Concert Hall Elopement
Second Shooter: Jason Horrell
All images shot on Canon 5D MKIII