Los Angeles Union Station Wedding : Vince+Tina


He says the city sounds are what lull him into a state of happiness. Cars honking, sirens crying, music blaring, and a taxi driver yelling out the side of his window. While on a medical trip to Costa Rica, his roommate woke in the morning and sat in a hammock, listening to the sounds of crashing waves…and Vince missed the noise. It was amongst the noise when he met Tina, a girl who lived in his Hollywood apartment complex. Smart, ambitious, and witty, her credentials paled in comparison to her heart. She was on her way to Harvard University for business school, having completed medical school at UCLA and founded a non-profit organization in Africa.

Tina left for Harvard and Vince completed medical school at USC and residency in Los Angeles, still fond of the noise dancing outside his windows on Sunset Boulevard. Through a series of events, Tina and Vince reconnected while she was in L.A. for an interview and when she returned to Boston, she took his beloved noise with her. He couldn’t hear when she wasn’t around…or perhaps nothing sounded as nice as her voice.

Years later, they’re listening to the noise. Together. In their New York City apartment and in the bustle of the emergency room. They’re the type of people trusted taking care of people’s hearts because they take such great care of each other’s. Their love spills over into their work, passion, and commitment…and people who make others want to be better versions of themselves.

Vince and Tina, I’m sure you’re tucked away in Italy enjoying vino, pizza, and espresso, recuperating from your transcontinental wedding planning ventures, but I just want to say how honored I am to have witnessed and documented the fusion of your lives. And love. I adore you both and hope tomorrow is always twice as bright as today. Much Love and Appreciation… j*

Wedding preparations took place at The Standard Hotel in Los Angeles…

Food…for body and mind…

Rawr. On two counts.

Vince and Tina opted for a First Look…and I just LOVE their reactions…

…shedding a few tears always makes me choke up too…

Once the tears were wiped, we started wedding photos at The Standard and nearby areas of Downtown Los Angeles…

We were lucky to have Vince and Tina hop in our car for a ride to the church because we happened upon a random building and asked if they’d be willing to have a few wedding pictures taken before the ceremony…they agreed and I’m thankful for it!

Tina’s brother gave a toast during the reception listing the Top Eight Reasons Why Vince Is Awesome (or something loosely along these lines). Reason number four was Vince’s affinity for jumping photos. Yes, we all know they lost their coolness, but Vince still pushes forward. Jumping.
Way to keep the dream alive, Vince.

The wedding reception was at Los Angeles Union Station…which is an awesome venue. What made it particularly fabulous was Vince. You see, he explained that he and Tina had a bit of role reversal: she planned the honeymoon and he planned the wedding. He explained the difficulty of choosing the flowers, uplighting, and linen chargers and said he can’t wait to get back to non-wedding decision making…I think he did a great job! πŸ˜‰

You see, Vince?! This is what you get when you plan a wedding…a beautiful girl whispering sweet nothings in your ear. FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. From my view point, you walked away with a bargain!

Vince and Tina allotted extra time for wedding photos at Union Station and I was more than happy to oblige…

The First Dance…

To see more of Vince and Tina’s Los Angeles Union Station wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. sherri lynn

    March 29th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    love this venue! and i love how your write the intros to your couples. you do have a way with words.

  2. Damaris Mia

    March 29th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Wow! Beautiful wedding! And I really love the venue! Very unique.

  3. Jennifer Hudspeth

    March 29th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Loveee the photos. (& how the groom opted to plan the wedding!) WOW.

  4. Sarah Danaher

    March 29th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    sweeeeeet location!!

  5. Stephanie Stewart

    March 29th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    This couple just makes me smile! Gorgeous wedding! Love the locations and that amazing light that always follows you wherever you go. Such a gift!

  6. Brittany Schlamp

    March 29th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Oh. Em. Gee. I love it. Especially Vince jumping. AWESOME! πŸ™‚

  7. Liz Nguyen

    March 29th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I love, love, love it!!!!!! I think Vince’s best wedding planning decision was picking you and JD to document their day! Can’t wait to see what else you captured! xox, Liz

  8. Emily Faith Allen

    March 29th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Love the story you told with these images. What an incredible location!

  9. Chris Sansom

    March 29th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    You really do get some great weddings, and this one’s no exception. Great work as always, it looks like a stunning album!

  10. Bobbie Brown

    March 29th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Ohhhh! These images are gorgeous (as are the bride and her groom) I LOVE the one that looks like it might beside a guardrail (?) Also love their story…

  11. Tanya De Leeuw

    March 29th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    You have a wonderful way with words, Jasmine! Thank you for sharing Vince & Tina’s story with us, as well as your stunning photo’s of the wedding!

  12. Emily Crall

    March 29th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Gorgeous wedding and beautiful couple! I love the variety of locations from Union Station to the street/sidewalk to a metal-esque building! So beautiful!

  13. Dajuan

    March 29th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Wow, a few of those were stretched the coolness that is J*. I aspire!

  14. Mary

    March 29th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I love this so, so, so, much!!! :’) what a beautiful story!!! AND UGH CALI MED SCHOOLS. My dreeeeeeamm…

  15. Ginger Snap

    March 29th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I am in LOVE with this couple. I only read a 6 sentence paragraph about them and I think they are freakin’ amazing. Beautiful inside and out. Seriously.

  16. Dallas

    March 29th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I love these photos, and this couple. They are so adorable and sound like amazing people. Their personality really comes through in these shots. Awesome work, as always, Jasmine. There’s something about this venue and the way Vince planned the wedding (so awesome) that I just adore!

  17. Gail

    March 29th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! I love their love story! And I love how you’re changing things up with some of those awesome landscape shots (wink wink)

    Also, totally random, but I LOVE the look of Union Station — it’s the setting for one of my favorite movie meet-cutes in "Can’t Hardly Wait" (such a cheesy ’90s flick, but I do love it so!)

  18. Kathy

    March 29th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    This session is glorious. What a beautiful couple! The wedding looked gorgeous….love all the little details and the photos are just amazing.

  19. Kathrina

    March 29th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    OMG i love this! and the slideshow is even more awesome! it plays Bon Iver’s Re: Stacks! <3 so much love!

  20. Francis Aldana

    March 29th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    …I’m a fan of your story. Continued success..

    Malcolm Gladwell is badass.

  21. Life with Kaishon

    March 29th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I am so happy for them.
    Beautiful hearts are a treasure. May their beauty continue to grow.

  22. Kate Douthwright

    March 29th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Amazing photos and love story. They look so happy together πŸ™‚

  23. Sheree

    March 29th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    He’s a keeper – actually planning the wedding, now that’s dedication! Made her job a little easier then ;P

    Great pics btw, as always J*

  24. Amy Jo

    March 29th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    What beautiful pictures! I love all the details and the cute Union Station pictures.

  25. kelsey {las vegas wedding photographer}

    March 29th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Beautiful as always!

  26. Jackie Almeida

    March 29th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    You have such a great way of capturing images! Love it πŸ™‚ Hope to continue learning from you! Thanks for sharing!

  27. Andrea

    March 29th, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I had no idea they did weddings at Union Station, what an amazing canvas! So, the first look pictures get me every time and I find myself fighting the tears.

  28. Jacqui Nguyen

    March 29th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    looooove the pictures!! I’m so happy you captured all the candid moments that made their day so special!! amazing slideshow….can’t wait to see more!

  29. LEOLAK

    March 29th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Ok Vince did an awesome job in the planning! Those seating cards – the bomb! Makes for a great keepsake. Great job as always Jasmine and JD….that venue is awesome! They looked absolutely stunning!

  30. Natalie

    March 29th, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Such a sweet story and beautiful moments captured at such a fantastic venue! Love it!

  31. Jenelle Sewell

    March 29th, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Beautiful wedding! What an adorable couple. Love the Union Station venue!

  32. Michelle Lunn

    March 29th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Gorgeous couple…and what a great first look photo!!! Love them all!! πŸ™‚

  33. Mireille

    March 29th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    What a lovely wedding, captured beautifully. The slideshow has even more amazing images!

  34. Kristi Chappell

    March 29th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Why does is seem like overcast skies follow you? Beautiful from start to finish.

  35. Arnau

    March 29th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Wow, I love how you capture details! Awesome!

  36. Stephanie Castillo

    March 29th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Gorgeous AS usual!! I Love You J* In a no-creepy way πŸ˜‰

  37. Shane O' Sullivan

    March 29th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Gorgeous, I’m lovin the photo booth pictures, so much potential to do something really cool with them!

  38. nena

    March 29th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Such a beautiful capture of amazing people. You’re so talented! =-)

  39. Pol

    March 29th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Beautiful as always!

  40. Kim J Martin

    March 29th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    "Way to keep the dream alive Vince." Lol, for reals.

  41. Marissa Nicole

    March 29th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    I love the background of the first look photos. It is so unique & colorful. Also, I love the random direction that your photos take sometimes, I love it when I find a couple that it like "sure we will take a photo on the side of road". Killer!

  42. Stephanie

    March 29th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    I love their story! (and of course the way you tell it) My husband and I are heading to medical school and its so fantastic to hear/see other people’s stories that relate!

  43. Katie

    March 29th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I love the stories you share surrounding the photos. Beautiful.

  44. Kristin Nicole

    March 29th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Love them all…so cute!

  45. Ela Photography

    March 29th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Ah Ah Ah!!! JAZZZZY!!! LOVE how you are mixing it up with more wider shots of them walking!! SOUP-ERB! (Oh my gosh I just said Soup. well soup is good anyway!)
    Love love! Ela.x

  46. Roxie

    March 29th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Wow Jasmine, these are seriously amazing. The beaty that comes through your images are like no other. πŸ™‚

  47. Michelle Hebert

    March 29th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Your talent is Ah-MAZing!

  48. Nicole

    March 30th, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Beautiful! The groom did a wonderful job planning the wedding! Love the details!

  49. Laura Rhoades

    March 30th, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Love the picture of the groom next to the ticket picture. Great light!


    March 30th, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Great capture as always. Very casual,but not leaving out the detail.

  51. Lloyed Valenzuela

    March 30th, 2011 at 3:02 am

    Another beautiful set. Awesome!!!

  52. Christina Hastings

    March 30th, 2011 at 3:10 am

    Such extremely "gorge" (the Jasminese has rubbed off apparently) photos!

  53. Mo

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Love the shot with the Hope Street sign.

  54. Nick Coyne

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:15 am

    Absolutely love that last image.

  55. Paula Franco

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:38 am

    As always wonderful photos!! I love the station ones!

  56. ashley barnett

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Okay, the jumping photo might be my fav. He’s got a good jump pose going on πŸ™‚ Lovin that venue!

  57. Columbus GA Wedding Photographer

    March 30th, 2011 at 5:21 am

    SUPER Wedding! Photos are fantastic! The lighting on them in a few of the inside shots is pretty spectacular.

  58. Mindy Metivier

    March 30th, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Jasmine!!! I love, love, love all the images!!! These were incredibly beautiful!!! I was wondering if you were going to photograph Vince’s wedding…:) My sister told me he was getting married…unfortunately, she missed his wedding by a day…she was in China, which was planned before she knew the wedding date…:( My favorite image is the one with Vince sitting on the guard rail…oh and when they’re sitting on the chairs side by side in Union Station. Beautiful job Jazzy*!!!

  59. sue jean park

    March 30th, 2011 at 7:18 am

    omg!! it’s Vince from Whittier!! So happy for the lovely couple! FAB!

  60. Christina

    March 30th, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!

  61. Kent Wedding Photographer

    March 30th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Gorgeous work.

  62. Nelly

    March 30th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    You take such beautiful pictures!! — I saw the slide show on Vince & Tina’s wedding and it had me tearing — I may not know them but I wish them tons of happiness and a long lasting wedding — they look soooo happy with eachother such a lovely couple && I’ll say it again — you take beautiful pictures!!

  63. michelle gunton

    March 30th, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    The crying picture is a great moment, great work as always!

  64. Carol

    March 30th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Jasmine, these pictures are beautiful!! I love every single shot. Simply stunning!

  65. Julie O'Dell

    March 31st, 2011 at 2:43 am

    My fav…the ring and card…nice!

  66. Kansas City Wedding Photographers

    March 31st, 2011 at 5:37 am

    Beautiful wedding as always. The "slip it in" with the rings made me laugh… Kinda sexual. πŸ™‚

  67. Nessa K

    March 31st, 2011 at 10:45 am

    This is one of my favorite weddings of yours ever, Jasmine! I love the diagonal lines in the shot where they’re walking away from the camera, and you’re oh-so-good at detail shots! Love love love.

  68. Photographe mariage lyon

    March 31st, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Vos photos sont magnifiques ! J’aime beaucoup ce reportage…

  69. Barbara

    March 31st, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I love these photos. My favorite is reading your running narrative that accompanies your art. I feel like I walk away knowing these beautiful people that you’ve photographed.

  70. s h e r r y

    April 1st, 2011 at 6:16 am

    GORGEOUSNESS! Love love love the ones in the train station πŸ™‚

  71. Jessica Sweeney

    April 3rd, 2011 at 12:40 am

    It’s great to watch you continue to improve. Some of these are really poetic. I especially like the detail shots.

  72. JamieY

    April 3rd, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Gorgeous couple, they sure know how to work the camera

  73. Ariana

    April 4th, 2011 at 3:35 am

    You are always new and fresh aren’t you? Geez gorgeous work!

  74. Claire O'Hara

    April 4th, 2011 at 4:07 am

    Absolutely gorgeous. I love the feeling I get when I look at these photos.

  75. Jorge

    April 4th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Amazing! Wonderful pics!

  76. amanda thiessen

    April 4th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    gorgeous! i love that their reception was at the union station!

  77. Samuel Burns

    April 5th, 2011 at 1:13 am

    These are great! i really enjoy the photo on the chairs at Union Station. Sounds like an amazing couple too.

  78. Immo

    April 6th, 2011 at 8:05 am

    no suprise! Really wonderful. Again πŸ™‚

  79. Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie

    April 6th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    So cool!



  80. Karen

    April 6th, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Gorgeous work. Love, love, love Union Station. You captured it beautifully, as always.

  81. ann wedding favors

    April 7th, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Isn’t it so romantic to see the lovely couple directly looking into their eyes? Then, their tears were running down their faces like a dam. I love your pictures. You were able to capture every inch of the angle.Keep it up!

  82. Kevin Le Vu

    April 9th, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Beautiful and gorgeous shots Jasmine!!

  83. Sheri

    April 9th, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Beautiful wedding photography! And what a gorgeous couple. I just watched your video on CreativeLIVE. I really loved the video…You are so down to earth and inspiring. I got so much out of it. Thanks so much!

  84. Lydia

    April 9th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    What an amazing place to have a reception! Love!

  85. chris griffiths

    April 13th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    beautiful vintage style. I love it!

  86. Aisha

    April 14th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Love the strong architectural feel to this shoot. Such a distinctive and gorgeous place to get married!

  87. Andy

    April 15th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Love the rings shot on the hotel key card. Genius!

  88. Irina

    April 26th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I like a lot the very first photo pf the bride and groom. Also, me personally, I find the very first photo of the dining table is a very pleasant one

  89. Timothy

    April 29th, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Fantastic set of images. I’ve been to Union Station, but I never knew they did weddings there. Very unique location.

  90. Mark

    April 29th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Great shots as always! Did not know they do weddings there.

  91. Shuva Rahim

    May 1st, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Seriously, you pick the best music for your slideshows… I’ve been listening to the music to this wedding nonstop for nearly an hour… makes me feel at peace πŸ™‚

  92. Luke Stanton

    May 6th, 2011 at 11:24 am

    As always, fantastic photography, great ideas and pure originality!

  93. Steven Wayne

    May 9th, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Jasmine, you inspire us!!! Your openness has transformed us!!
    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!
    Steven & Sherry Ann

  94. Paige Overturf

    May 9th, 2011 at 7:35 am

    So cute!! The tears pictures has to be my fave!!

  95. Izzy Hudgins

    May 17th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    I just discovered Bon Iver, the band you used for the slideshow, and I adore them!! Their music is so lovely…..Keep up the phenomenal work Jasmine!

  96. WeddingSnapper

    May 20th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    It’s the details that make this one for me – designing the album must have been really enjoyable!

  97. Kaly

    July 31st, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Six words…Andrew Baldwin, eat your heart out! Tina looks absolutely stunning! I didn’t realize who she was until I read and then it just clicked! Congratulations on her marriage and I wish her all the best.

  98. Shirley Wong

    November 2nd, 2011 at 5:15 am

    what an inspiring story and unbelievable venue! jasmine, do you know who catered their wedding?

  99. Camarie McBride

    August 10th, 2014 at 12:28 am

    An inspiration, as always πŸ™‚

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    January 5th, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    You did a great job working with a downtown area, but still getting it to look great. Looks beautiful.

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