Jamie and Nick. These two have the sweetest origin story (they grew up around the corner from each other!) and have such a warm, steady and super fun energy about them. They live right off the bike path in Playa Del Rey, and wanted to spend their engagement session doing one of their favorite things - riding down the beach and watching the sun set.
I rented a tandem bike in a valiant attempt to ride backwards and shoot them in action (bless my partner for entertaining this idea/volunteering to steer that disaster of a ship). We managed to get some great shots, and then hopped of the bikes to meander along the water's edge and dance along the san dunes.
They ended the session nuzzled in the cool sand as the sky grew dark.
When one of the most imaginative and resourceful creatives you know hires you to shoot her wedding, you do a little dance, pat yourself on the back and then head out to the wedding and become as invisible as you can.
Tabitha is a super talented wedding designer who recently left the world of television - much like myself - to leap into entrepreneurship in search of broader creative reach. She is the definition of crafty - making art from home depot buys and a brain full of good ideas (see one of our favorite collaborations for A Practical Wedding here).
Tabitha & Gavin held a small ceremony at Grand Park in DTLA, officiated by her close friend and former wedding client. It was intimate and dear, full of laughter and bright light. Afterwards, in a beautiful statement of celebration and support, they led their guests on a parade - past the Walt Disney Music Hall and the brand new Broad Museum, down below the Angels Flight railway, beneath the hanging lights of Main Street. The parade ended at Ledlow where they hosted a dinner filled with toasts and taxidermy, and followed by four different desserts.