I always love shooting a Paramour Mansion wedding! Not only is the venue an amazing historical feature of Los Angeles, it has amazing views of both downtown and the Griffith Observatory/Hollywood sign. Plus, it has both a sprawling lawn with huge, beautiful trees, and amazing architecture! It’s this gem of a place and is so perfect for a sophisticated-yet-funky wedding. And that’s just what Sophie & Josh had!
The tone for the wedding was set by Sophie’s amazing dress by Cortana and these Prada heels in the perfect shade of eggplant.
The off-the-shoulder dress with that gauzy-textured material made me so happy.
Sophie was effortlessly chic and was such a dream to photograph.
On her way to the First Look!
I love a First look so much.
Photo tip: Soft focus and lensflare are always a good thing. Shot on a Canon 50mm 1.2 at f1.2
This bride and groom were made for each other.
One of my favorite things about this wedding (though I have SO many) was that Sophie and Josh wanted a truly relaxed and fun day for everyone! That meant, no formal bridesmaids gowns. She trusted the individual style of each of her ladies and wanted them to wear something they each loved. They didn’t even coordinate amongst each other, but the dresses just happened to look so great together!
I loved the petite bouquets for each girl…
The most stylish wedding party!
They used vintage sofas from Archive Rentals for their ceremony seating.
The style of the wedding didn’t stop with the bride and groom and their wedding party. Their officiant was a friend whose style game was also on point. I mean, that blue hat and jacket??
So many sweet moments during this ceremony.
Some of my favorite images from this wedding were the candid shots I was able to take just as the newlyweds walked back down the aisle. And, I found out a few months later, these shots were also the favorite of the bride and groom. Sophie told me that she was so distracted with happiness that she didn’t even know I was following them and was so surprised and happy to see these images in their gallery for the first time. I LOVED hearing that.
After the ceremony, if I have enough light, I will always steal the bride and groom away for a few photos. It’s great to get most of the portraits done before the ceremony so the bride and groom can just party after, but just a few moments with them after always creates such wonderful images in pretty sunset light.
I typically shoot light and bright, but a dark and moody portrait has so much appeal to me, too. I like to add in a few of these for each wedding, too…
There’s nothing more recognizable about a Paramour Mansion wedding than the iconic look of the cocktail hour around the pool. It’s such a wonderful space to kick off the party for the night!
The First Dance…
Congratulations, Sophie & Josh!!
Click here to see the blog post from another Paramour Mansion wedding I shot that featured a wedding dress designed by Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen for The Row.