{ jackie + james | cafe pinot wedding }

The internet is a crazy thing isn’t it? It creates these connections with people you may have never otherwise met, and in this industry, this often means couples {just like Jackie & James for example} who happen to live 3000 miles away, but somehow find you nonetheless. And it’s exciting, because when you finally meet, maybe for tea lattes at Coffee Bean? you find that they’re really just like you, and everything is a perfect fit, and it’s as if you’ve known each other all along :)

Jackie & James’s wedding was held at one of my most favorite urban venues, Cafe Pinot, a quiet green oasis in the midst of downtown LA, flanked by skyscrapers on all sides (which resulted in reflections galore and the.most.amazing light!) Jackie was exactly how a bride should be on her wedding day – a perfect blend of smiles, laughs, excitement, joy. There were a few moments – while she was getting ready, while walking over to the venue – where she would have a moment of realization, and whisper “oh my goodness, I’m getting MARRIED today..”, her eyes welling up with tears of joy.

It was a perfect day :)

The photo below is perhaps one of my favorite images ever. Jackie wanted to do a private first look, so her bridemaids & mom stayed behind as she walked over towards James… the moment she spotted him in the distance, she started tearing up and paused for a moment, as her bridesmaids & mom encouraged and comforted her to go on… it was such a beautiful moment…

A shot of the guys courtesy of my awesome second shooter for the day Ayumi Pantell!

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11 Responses to “{ jackie + james | cafe pinot wedding }”

  1. Rachel Tatem Says:

    She must be the happiest bride I have ever seen. Almost every picture of her she is bursting with joy! What a joyous day indeed!

  2. Missy Desiree Says:

    I just found your blog & I must say your photography is amazing and so beautiful! It took my breath away!

  3. Christine Says:

    Beautiful! Love the photo of her walking toward the first look. Also love all of the emotional moments you captured!

  4. Ayumi Says:

    What a beautiful day! Thank you so much for having me along. Your photos completely capture the beauty of Jackie’s laugh!

  5. jackie g. photog Says:

    so beautiful! i love her bouquet!!

  6. William Kim Says:

    photo 2134 is just glorious! love that moment!

  7. shipra Says:

    never every disappointed by your work, Adrienne. This is just lovely and the shot of the bride composing herself is classic. I got butterflies looking at it.

  8. Stephanie U. {Preppy Chic} Says:

    Absolutely beautiful Adrienne… your work is always incredible. By the way, do you know who did their florals and where the bridesmaid dresses are from? I really like them!!!

  9. Jackie Says:

    ADRIENNE-
    Thank you SOOOO MUCH for capturing such amazing pictures of our wedding. You were the best decision that we made about the wedding preparations. Everything was perfect. Although it’s weird to see ourselves online, the quality of the pictures are great, and really capture the qualities that I loved about your photos.
    THANK YOU.

    @ stephanie: the bm dresses are the cotton cady from jcrew, and the florist (who was also GREAT) was fiore flowers in LA.

  10. Krysta Masciale Says:

    Here you go again with downtown goodness. I freaking LOVE the library. I wanted to get married in this exact spot, no lie. But I’m too cheap.

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