This is a wedding with the ceremony and reception happening at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. We had made arrangements to use the grounds of a private facility within walking distance of the museum for the pre-ceremony wedding photography. We were scheduled to start our session with the “first look”, but as the bride was running late with makeup and hair, I started with the groom. (One always has to be flexible in this profession.)
You will be seeing a lot of black and white on this post as I felt it worked best. For those of you who might not like black and white, I should mention that it was all shot in color and then a copy converted to black and white.
The bride arrives…
And we have the first look.
In spite of the fact it was a hot southern California summer day, everyone was upbeat and we easily slipped into a photogenic groove. This couple is involved in the world of the arts and both have an artistic flair and were not afraid to create their own style, which is evident in the bride’s gown and unique bouquet.
We’re then off to the Founder’s Gallery at the museum for their ceremony.
After the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom and I slipped away into a section of the Pasadena Museum of CA Art I had previously scoped out, where the light was radiant, warm and directional and the lines of the room were inspiring.
Then we were quickly back to join the guests for their wedding reception on the PMCA’s Rooftop Terrace with its panoramic views of Old Town Pasadena, historic Pasadena City Hall, and to the north, the San Gabriel Mountains.
A few photographs for detail.
A quick night shot with Pasadena City Hall in the background.
We end the night with closing night-shots on Pasadena’s Colorado Street Bridge.
You can see more photography from this wedding and reception in an animated video here: Pasadena Museum of CA Art wedding.
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The Pasadena Museum of California Art is located at 490 East Union Street in Pasadena, CA. I have worked here on several occasions and find it to be an intimate and well run venue with a warm and cozy atmosphere and wonderful evening and nighttime views of the city.