Skirball Center Wedding : Amy + Will


Will nodded politely when an older gentleman leaned over and said, It’s a good thing your parents made you learn Cantonese, huh? Will’s smile broadened and looked onto Amy and her family as they posed for family pictures. Yes, it was a good thing. But there were so many good things it might have been easy for him to lose count. The girl of his dreams smiled and waved from a shirt distance, and when it was time for Will to squeeze in for family pictures, he did it with an easy mix of English and Cantonese. Yes, it was one of many good things that day.

The rain that threatened the weekend forecast disappeared when the sun decided to behave and shine brightly on the Skirball Center for Amy and Will’s wedding. They laughed together as they strolled through the pewter walkways and focused on the marriage, as much as they focused on the wedding. Throughout the day friends and family roasted and toasted the couple, but the common theme was perfection. The perfect meeting, the perfect date, the perfect proposal, the perfect union. Glasses and flutes were raised in honor of their love…and their perfect day.

Amy and Will…I woke up incredibly excited to join you for your wedding. The planning process has made you feel like friends and I can’t thank you enough for the constant notes and gifts of thoughtfulness. You are the type of couple that makes me fall more in love with what I do and I’m incredibly thankful to have you as clients…and friends. Enjoy your two weeks in Tahiti and I hope you come back more in love! Much Love and Appreciation… j*

The wedding day started at the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica and when I saw the wedding rings and the Manolo Blahniks, I knew it was going to be a great day! 🙂

Hellllo fabulous wedding dress!

The floral arrangements and details were done by the ever fab Nisie of Enchanted Florist…I simply love working with her as she’s positively the sweetest thing ever…

Amy looked radiant with a little extra help from Tanya Bures for makeup…

It never gets old to me…when a bride and groom opt to see each other before the ceremony, I get choked up. The moment is so poignant and powerful….and happy!

Why, yes. Yes, Amy looked gorge…

After the First Look at the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica, we headed to Skirball Center for wedding photos…

The slate color of the bridesmaids dresses and the gray colors at the Skirball Center made everything work so well together…and, of course, bows will make everything better…

The processional photo on a wedding day is one of my favs to capture every time…

After the wedding ceremony, we roamed the grounds of the Skirball Center for more pictures of the newlyweds…

With many, many thanks to Kerrie Underhill of Platinum Weddings by Kerrie for orchestrating a perfect wedding day…not a moment, detail, or thing was overlooked! Kerrie, Melissa, and Amy worked to ensure the day flowed smoothly and I’m so thankful for their help.

Again, Nisie did a wonderful job with decor, and Amy of Vanilla Bake Shop provided a stunning cake. And in case you’re wondering…yes, the flowers on the cake were designed to match Amy’s wedding dress…

The amazing Julie and Alex of Elysium Productions were on hand to film the wedding and I simply lovelovelove working with such great videographers…I especially like the lights they use because it makes my job easier to shoot during the reception! 😉

Here’s to a perfect night…

To see more of Amy and Will’s Skirball Center wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. marissa moss

    April 19th, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    gorgeous wedding and i LOVE that cake!!

  2. Dennis Bullock

    April 19th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Jasmine these are all so gorgeous!

  3. angela young

    April 19th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    pretty. pretty. pretty. love.

  4. Girish

    April 19th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Great shots as always..where do you keep taking them out from 😉

    Wonderful detail shots. Fantastic cake !

    The bride shots have come very nice.

  5. Melissa Papaj Photography

    April 19th, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Wow! Beauitful wedding! So classy!

  6. Lisa

    April 19th, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    What a perfect wedding! Love the back of the bridesmaid dresses shot. Amazing photos as always!

  7. Sarah

    April 19th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Wowza! What an amazing wedding! Those bridesmaids dresses are gorge! I would totally wear them 🙂

  8. I'm Kristen!

    April 19th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Aw! Very beautiful – I realllllly like these 😀

  9. Leina

    April 19th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    simply beautiful….you’re such an insperation

  10. Alexandra

    April 19th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Such beautiful photos.

  11. Cindy

    April 19th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    You make it all look so easy!! Maybe one of you FAQ posts could be about orchestrating the photography for the day.

  12. Katie Jane Parker

    April 19th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Gorgeous wedding. And I am in love with those bridesmaids dresses!

  13. krista

    April 19th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    aw, i love newlyweds! : )

  14. Stephanie Stewart

    April 19th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    GORGEOUS! Love these images! So elegant, beautiful, full of light and love! Amazing work!

  15. gladys jem

    April 19th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    the colors in these are just so pretty. it gave me goosebumps watching the slideshow, they are precious! love it jasmine, very beautiful!

  16. Colorado Wedding Photographer, JasonG

    April 19th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Great pics J* – Love the shoes on the back of the chair!

  17. Diandra

    April 19th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    beautiful! I love the shoe shot! I would have never thought of that!

  18. Julie from Elysium

    April 19th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I love seeing the results of your magic after seeing you in action! Beautiful as always J. You rock!

  19. Brandi W

    April 19th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Great idea for the wedding dress picture!

  20. Kellie Carter

    April 19th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous!!! As always … you can feel the love in your photos!! =]

  21. Edward

    April 19th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Beautiful couple, gorgeous venue, amazing pics and video. Just what a perfect wedding would be. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Damaris Mia

    April 19th, 2010 at 5:57 pm


  23. Kasi

    April 19th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Girl, I could sing your praises all day. Beautiful shots, beautiful blog.

  24. amanda thiessen

    April 19th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    simply beautiful!

  25. Jewelielyn

    April 19th, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    beautiful, as always. but i LOVE the shot of the back of the bridesmaid dresses. just perfect! i know there are no faces in it, but oddly, it is my favorite photo today 🙂

  26. Angela

    April 19th, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    You are amazing!

  27. Caitlin

    April 19th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    As usual – you always amaze me. You are just fantastic. I shoot with hopes of reaching your level of "fantastic-ness" (that’s right I made up a word for you!) They are gorgeous!

  28. michelle Levinson

    April 19th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    LOOOVEE these jasmine! especially the dress next to the chandelier artwork, so fab!

  29. Alicia Candelora

    April 19th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Gorgeous photos!

    I wanted to let you know – I am speaking at the CT PUG group this week, talking about the importance of authenticity, and I stole a few lines from your promo video. (you will be quoted while I am speaking)

    I bring who I am to everything I do  if its photography or any other aspect of my life. We all have something that nobody else has, something that makes us truly unique, and its us. Its who we are. And whether or not you believe it, it is unique and it is interesting and it is beautiful.

    Thanks for KIR!

  30. Eileen

    April 19th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    A perfect night with perfect photographs – Stunning!!! 🙂

  31. Ally Michele

    April 19th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Um Hello….but MY FAVORITE photo of a wedding day is the processional!! LOVE IT!!! 🙂 These are beautiful!

  32. Alicia Swedenborg

    April 19th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Oh, the processional photo is the best!

  33. Erica Velasco

    April 19th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I thought her cake looked familiar! Great shots!

  34. nena

    April 19th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Such fun photos for a beautiful and in love couple. I love them! =-)

  35. Molly Kate Photography

    April 19th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    I love all the details of this wedding. You captured them beautifully! Do you ever photograph weddings that aren’t so amazing? 😉

  36. Sam@Shuttersnap

    April 19th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    I love the processional shot – awesome!

  37. corey

    April 19th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    J, great photographs and the gray looks cool! Was just in Santa Monica hate i missed you guys I love Cali.

  38. Diana Rush

    April 19th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Jasmine – I have to be honest with you… I may very well have to give up reading your blog! I get all choked up and teary eyed when looking through your photos, and it doesn’t really go over well when I’m taking my lunch break at work & my employees come in and think something terrible has happened… but alas, I love your blog & am pretty sure that I’ll accept the emotional state of myself to continue reading, looking & experiencing! Thank you!

  39. 3097 Weddings

    April 19th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I really like the shots, great framing.

  40. Sally

    April 19th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    It looks such a beautiful day. I love the way you captured the bride, Amy, in the shot of her looking back over her shoulder.

  41. jenny

    April 19th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    awesome ! the last shot is so full of emotions!

  42. Stephanie Ortega

    April 19th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    What a beautiful couple!!! I love the pictures!

  43. Andi Diamond

    April 19th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Absolutely beautiful- so crisp and vibrant! LOVE it!

  44. Dawn spinella

    April 19th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Jasmine rocks! Beautiful images, beautiful couple….thanks for sharing.

  45. Marissa Rodriguez

    April 20th, 2010 at 12:20 am

    You’re totally right about this wedding! Perfect! The slide show is beautiful!

  46. Amy Arrington Photography

    April 20th, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Jasmine, you are such a talented and inspirational photographer! I love your work!

  47. Amber Martin

    April 20th, 2010 at 1:21 am

    These are uber fabulous! I wish I were at this awesome wedding! Great job!

  48. amber reinink

    April 20th, 2010 at 1:24 am

    Simply stunning! Absolutely love the first 3 images. Details can’t look better than this.

  49. john p.

    April 20th, 2010 at 1:59 am

    nice pix. your control of camera and poses r cool. great.

  50. Amber Paterson

    April 20th, 2010 at 2:03 am

    You always come up with such fun ways to photgraph the bride’s shoes! I love it!!

  51. renee

    April 20th, 2010 at 3:50 am

    How are you maintaining that gorgeous blue/purple lighting while taking action shots? Are you slowing the SS drastically? Using OCF?

    Gorgeous images Jasmine! Of course, it’s your trademark so not surprised! 🙂

  52. Shannon

    April 20th, 2010 at 4:18 am

    Love the Shoe shot and the Dress shot next to the painting. Absolutely gorgeous.

  53. Becka @Studio222 Photography

    April 20th, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Gray = love

  54. s h e r r y

    April 20th, 2010 at 6:48 am

    LOVE the dress shot, and the bows on the back of the bridesmaid dresses. 🙂 Super cute couple!

  55. mike

    April 20th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    you are the MASTER of natural light… so good.

  56. Luis Godinez

    April 20th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Amazing photos as usual Jasmine. You are great inspiration to me and many alike.

  57. tangie

    April 20th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    SO loverly!!! the perfectness you described comes through in the way you perfectly captured the day!! …& those bridesmaids dresses… love that color!!

  58. Juli L.

    April 20th, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Absolutely stunning images! 🙂

  59. Cathy Crawley

    April 20th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Oh my, could Amy be any cuter?!?! I’m totally in love with that dress, and the canvas it is hanging next to!

  60. Serendipity Photography

    April 20th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    What a lovely wedding!

  61. Kelly Beane

    April 21st, 2010 at 5:35 am

    I love the overall tone of these images. Always beautiful!!

  62. Lora Ayers

    April 21st, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    J*, Absolutely gorgeous wedding, and you are so right with how the venue, and decor, and dress all went together so perfectly. Stunning my dear. 🙂 Lora

  63. Ginger Murray

    April 21st, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Okay. She is SO gorgeous. I LOVE her dress (and the shot you took of it!), and the bridesmaid dresses and their shoes, and the cake… what a lovely wedding.
    Great job, as always!

  64. Brian Fletcher

    April 25th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Gorgeous! I love the lighting in the reception hall….that purple is awesome!

  65. Alex Rubin

    April 28th, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Wow, great stuff. Love the dress shot!

  66. Jakki

    April 29th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    what a beautiful bride…she is absolutely breathtaking

  67. Kay Nny

    May 17th, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Excellent slideshow and photos!!! I love it!!

  68. Kristin Nicole Photography

    May 21st, 2010 at 12:29 am

    gorgeous pictures as always.

  69. Jill Samter Photography

    March 15th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    thanks for sharing this link so I could bask in their love and your beautiful photography! awesome captures of a beautiful couple!

  70. Sebastian Joel

    March 15th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    The last picture really makes a statement. I like like how the light is bright and shinning down on the couple, almost symbolizing like a bright start to their future. Also enjoy that the entire frame of this image incorporates the entire essence of the reception.


  71. Allison

    November 18th, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Do you happen to know the designer / style for the bridesmaids dresses? I love them!