Colorful Santa Monica Pier Wedding – Nicole + Lorry

Sometimes there is a couple whose personality is so strong it comes across in every aspect of their wedding. Nicole and Lorry’s wedding was just that – colorful, sparkly, emotional and meaningful, while still being ridiculously fun! In the middle of all the crowds on the Santa Monica Pier, these two were in their own little bubble, grinning at each other nonstop all day long.

You can see the whole wedding and order prints here. Congrats again, Nicole and Lorry!

Venue: Santa Monica Pier Carousel
Coordinator: Laurie at Pop the Champagne Events
Caterer: Dickey’s BBQ
Officiant: Rabbi Richard Speigel
DJ: Terry Owens

Los Angeles Small Business Photography – Brasil Kiss Coffee

If you know me, you know I love coffee. You may even know that I worked as a barista for a couple years in college and my caffeine addiction flourished there. One of my favorite coffee shops in LA is Brasil Kiss. In addition to being incredibly convenient for getting my afternoon fix, they also have the coolest, friendliest staff who have now become friends. When they opened up a downtown LA, I wanted to take some film photos to show off the new space, with a few shots of the coffee truck and their Hollywood location thrown in for good measure.

All shot on Mamiya 645 Pro TL, Kodak Portra 400. If you’re interested in similar photos for your own small business, please get in touch for a quote!

Korean Wedding at Elysian LA – Annie + Tommy

Los Angeles wedding photographer Jessica SchillingAnnie and Tommy’s wedding at Elysian LA was full of so many lovely and personalized details and events. I really loved that they got ready together in the same room. Tommy’s mom had custom hanboks made in Korea for their Paebaek ceremony. Annie’s dad carved the wooden duck cake toppers. Tommy’s stepfather officiated the ceremony and a friend read a beautiful poem Tommy wrote. Annie made all these gorgeous ceramic air plant holders for their backdrop and the favors. Friends and family did all the flowers, decor, hair and makeup.  And the guest book was two vintage typewriters since both Annie and Tommy are writers themselves. There was so much warmth and community and personality at this wedding and I’m so glad I got to be there for it!

See the full wedding or order prints here. Congrats again, Annie & Tommy!

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Venue: Elysian LA
Coordinator: Christine Tran
Catering: Elysian
Cake: Lark, Silverlake
Officiant: Jay Kronish
Flowers: Yee Ie
Hair and Makeup: Thy
Bride’s attire: Vera Wang
Groom’s attire: J Crew

Elissa - Jess! This is gorgeous. I love the portraits in front of that fern wall. (What does their cake say?)

Veronica Varos - Love! Both ceremonies look like they were so magical. You captured it all so perfectly.

Petar Jurica - Killer work Jessica!!

Heather Kanillopoolos - Aww I love their expressions during the ceremony <3 Gorgeous work!!

Paul Krol - Great job – loved all the colours they had and those vintage typewriters, etc. So cool.

Adam - Awesome work! So many moving images.

bryan - rad work, and killer venue!

Sachin Khona - Ahh the colours. Beautiful work Jessica!

Rahul Khona - Beautiful work as always Jessica!

Alyssa - Korean ceremonies are so much fun! Love that shot of them against the coloured wall. Sweet venue too!

Love Wins! Marriage Equality Wedding Photography

Today is historic, with the Supreme Court of the United States ruling in favor of marriage equality for all couples in all 50 states! I remember how happy I was when Prop 8 was overturned 2 years ago in California, and feeling the same immense joy and pride today. I’ve been an ally in this fight, photographing LGBTQ couples since 2011, and I’m so honored to have been trusted in capturing the engagements and weddings of my many wonderful clients. Here’s some pretty pictures to look at through happy tears today!

Anton Chia - Wonderful photographs of beautiful people!

Darren Gair - Wonderful set, a reminder of how unique each and every one of us are.

damian burcher - Lovely photographs. young or old, black or white, tall and short, fat and thin, man and woman, man and man, woman and woman. Who cares as long as they love each other!

Mark Byron - Great photos. I absolutely love the black and white one with one of the brides crying. great work

Veronica Varos - I love this post! So many beautiful couples and beautiful images!

bryan - YES YES YES YES YES.

Sachin Khona - Love it!

Sarah - HELL YES
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Rahul Khona - History has been made! Great post.

Per Henning - Wow they are all so nice and awesome!

Shyann - What a great day! Beautiful photos! You do such lovely work Jessica.

Gavin Farrington - Beautiful set of images. LOVE that B&W moment of the bride crying. Amazing moment.

Los Angeles Page Museum La Brea Tar Pits Engagement Photography

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Photographing another photographer is always a little extra exciting and a little extra pressure. Excitement because you know they are up to let you experiment a little more and that can push you to try something new or different. Pressure because you know they have their own talent and way of seeing things, and you want to deliver amazingness that matches what they give their clients. Such was the anniversary session with my wonderful friend Kelly Prizel and her lovely wife Natalie.

We started their shoot at the Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits, which was not only fun and educational, but delivered these incredible shadows and lines to play with. Then we headed over to a park in Beverly Hills that gave Kelly and Natalie the Southern California desert experience without having to drive all the way to Joshua Tree. These two are so sweet and adorable. I’m so lucky to have spent a few days with them, and already looking forward to the next time we get together!
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All images shot on film! The color photographs are Kodak Portra 400 medium format on the Mamiya 645 Pro TL. The black and white photos are Kodak P3200 (and way grainier than I expected, but still cool) on the Fuji Klasse 35mm. Developed and scanned by the FIND Lab.

Katie Jane - I love these so much!

Elissa - They are so cute, and Kelly is serving me some major eyes in that one photo where she’s looking over Nat’s shoulder. I really really really love the first B&W where they’re in the triangular shadows… so good!!

Nicki - Seconding Elissa! These are super cute! And Kelly, I love your dress!

Kandise - Awww!!

James Fear - OH jessica. These are so special xx

Teresa K - What a super fun session…I LOVE that you guys went to the museum and the images are so sweet and natural. Great job Jessica!!

Per Henning - Epic images!

Matthew Long - So cool. Lovely work Jessica.

Amy Barton - Too many favourites to list but that first black and white is pretty special!

Derek - Such an amazing session full of love. Beautiful work Jessica!

Darren Gair - Beautifully done Jessica, loving the location!!

Sarah - Love how warm these images are, so sweet and intimate