Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sarah and Raj's Malibu wedding at Rancho Del Cielo

Rancho Del Cielo in Malibu is one of my favorite locations for a wedding and for wedding photography! I would love to live there... It is an absolutely gorgeous spot up in the mountains of Malibu overlooking the ocean with exquisite views and lush gardens. The landscaping ( designed by owners, Jill and Sparky) always inspires me- it's a lovely mix of native/drought resistant plants, flowering trees and exotic flowers. It's dreamy... Sarah and Raj's wedding was a delightful mix of Eastern and Western traditions. There was an Indian Wedding ceremony and a Unitarian Ceremony that seemed to fit together perfectly. Sarah and Raj live in London . With guests and family form India, Europe and California, it was quite cosmopolitan, a lively and fun celebration!

Here are some of my favorite wedding locations in Los Angeles

As a wedding and event photographer in Los Angeles, I have photographed in many locations. Here is a list of some of my favorites:

Casa del Mar ( Santa Monica wedding photography)
1910 Ocean Way
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: 310/581-5533

Music Center ( Los Angeles wedding photography)
135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Patina Catering
Phone: 213/972-7565

The Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey ( Marina del Rey wedding photography)
4375 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Contact: Catering Department
Phone: 310/823-1700

Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens ( Los Angeles wedding photography)
120 South Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Contact: Catering Department
Phone: 213/253-9200

Shutters on the Beach ( Santa Monica wedding photography)
Santa Monica Wedding Location
1 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Contact: Catering Department
Phone: 310/458-0030

Paramount Special Events Department
( Hollywood wedding photography)
5555 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038
Contact: Special Events Department
Phone: 323/956-8583

Oviatt Penthouse
( Los Angeles wedding photography)
617 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Contact: Event Coordinator
Phone: 213/488-9951

Citrus at Social
Los Angeles Wedding Location

6525 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Contact: Special Events Department
Phone: 323/462-5222 x3

Los Angeles Union Station
Los Angeles Wedding Location

800 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Contact: Jeff Cooper
Phone: 213/617-0111

Il Cielo
Beverly Hills Wedding Location

9018 Burton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Contact: Fabio Price, Director of Events
Phone: 310/276-9990 Catering Dept.

Ebell of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Wedding Location

4400 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Special Events Office
Phone: 323/931-1277

Malibu Nature Preserve
Malibu Wedding Location

33905 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265-2316
Contact: Peter Ireland
Phone: 310/457-9783

Cafe Pinot
Los Angeles Wedding Location

700 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Contact: Special Events
Phone: 213/239-2513

Los Angeles Wedding Location

210 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Contact: Anika Warden
Phone: please email

Los Angeles Wedding Location

617 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Contact: Special Events
Phone: 213/488-9951

Inn of the Seventh Ray
Topanga Wedding Location

128 Old Topanga Canyon Road
Topanga, CA 90290
Contact: Special Events
Phone: 310/455-1311

Mosaic Hotel Beverly Hills
123 Spalding Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone 310/278-0303

Beverly Wilshire Hotel ( Beverly Hills wedding photography)
9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Avalon Hotel of Beverly Hills ( Beverly Hills wedding photography)
9400 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Rancho Del Cielo ( Malibu wedding photography)
P.O. Box 6704
Malibu, Ca

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pet portraits

Photojournalistic pet portrait sessions
email for more information

Palm Springs wedding photography

"Style Unveiled", the blog for "Los Angeles Style Magazine" has included one of my weddings. Ting and Casey were married at The Parker Hotel in Palm Springs

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Dave and Joy's wedding reception at Wolfgang Puck's in the Pacific Design Center

Dave and Joy decided celebrated their wedding with a reception at the Wolfgang Puck catering space in the Pacific Design Center. They brought in the wonderfully talented and creative team of Anne Barnett, Debbie Powell and Rusty Feldman from Hold The Date, Inc. The gals transformed the room! It was a black and white theme with lovely sculptural trees in the dining room. The Wolfgang Puck space at the Pacific Design Center is a great cosmopolitan setting.

Cameron and Adele's - Santa Monica Wedding photography

Cameron and Adele's wedding took place at The Latter Day Saint's Church In Los Angeles
followed by a lively party at The Sheraton Delfina in Santa Monica.

Shirley and Ed's 85th Birthday Party Photography Los Angeles

Shirley and Ed were still like love birds celebrating their 85th birthdays together. The party was held at daughter Ellen's house in Hancock Park. Friends and family came from near and far to celebrate.

Dara's Bar Mitzvah Photography - Union Station, Los Angeles

Click here to see the Bar Mitzvah : slide show

The wonderful Moghavem family and their friends celebrated Dara's Bar Mitzvah at Union Station. This was a 2nd party ( a couple of months after the teens celebrated) mostly for family and friends. Union Station , which is a beautiful location to begin with , was elegantly transformed with projections on the walls, an illuminated dance floor and there was great music arranged by Sal Kuenzler at City Connection

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Peacock Wedding Dress

This wedding dress decorated with peacock feathers was featured at a Wedding Expo  in Nanjing, China. The unique gown took eight handcraft workers two months to finish. It is decorated with brocade, 2009 peacock feathers and 60 Hetian jades. The price?  1.5 million dollars.