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Getting Ready

Just a couple miles away from their Smog Shoppe wedding venue, the historic Culver Hotel was any photographer’s dream for a getting ready location. Big open windows, a stunning spiral staircase, and rooms with the perfect mix of elegance and character, Garri and Evan started their big day off right.

The Venue

Third time at this eclectic hot spot of a wedding venue, and I couldn’t be happier to be back! Smog Shoppe is the perfect bit of industrial, hip, and intimacy- smack-dab in the heart of Culver City. Who doesn’t love that living wall as a ceremony back drop or light creeping in from above in that reception space. I’m in love with all Smog Shoppe has to offer. I would get married here.

The Couple

How do I describe Garri and Evan? They are the cutest young couple with a shared love for one another- and literature. Books were a key touch throughout their wedding day along with excerpts shared in both ceremony and reception by their loved ones.

I am lucky to have not only been able to photograph their wedding 39 weeks pregnant but also to have met two such beautiful and wholesome souls.

These photos speak for themselves. Such a great way to have ended by final 2021 wedding weekend.



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