Nancy and James : Tea Ceremony


Last night JD and I headed to Los Angeles for James and Nancy’s Korean Tea Ceremony. I love documenting cultural sacraments that accompany traditional American weddings, so photographing their ceremony was a blast! JD and I have photographed a few Korean tea ceremonies before, but last night was the first time we ate Korean food with their guests…we don’t know what we ate, but it was all really yummy! 🙂

I’m off to shoot a lovely wedding today and then headed to James and Nancy’s fabulous wedding tomorrow…I’m super excited because both brides paid accute attention to details, they couples are FUN, and the planned events are going to be amazing!

Here’s a sneak peek into their beautiful tea ceremony…

At the encouragement/taunting of their friends, they wanted Nancy and James to take a stoic picture, much like their great, great ancestors. They couldn’t hold their faces straight but for one, single frame…the rest of the pictures are of Nancy and James rolling in laughter 🙂

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  1. david baxter

    July 27th, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    beautiful color!! wow. what a cute couple. you really know how to capture their happiness.

  2. Kenny Kim

    July 27th, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    Hi Jasmine, you captured their Pae-Baek (the korean word for their traditional ceremony) beautifully! 🙂 Great job. My recent wedding post – the couple was chinese and korean so she wore her chinese outfit and also did the pae-baek too. 🙂

  3. angel swanson

    July 27th, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    i looove the serious face picture… you can tell that they are trying to hold the laughter back and that makes it even funnier! 😀

  4. Regina

    July 27th, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    Very Awesome…love the different traditional weddings as well.

  5. Jasmine C.

    July 27th, 2007 at 11:26 pm

    Love the one of the bride in red. SO vivid!

  6. Carmen

    July 30th, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    Beautiful colors!!!!
    Great photos Jasmine!!!
    Keep it up!

  7. Kay English

    July 29th, 2009 at 1:57 am

    I’ve always wanted to photograph a tea ceremony! And also a henna painting ceremony too!