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Hi, my name is Mike, a professional wedding and portrait photographer born, raised, and based here in beautiful, Silverlake, Los Angeles, California.

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Happy fourth of July week everyone! If you’re living in So. Cal., man, it’s HOT! Albeit, humid hot, which reminds me of Hawaii, which is nice, but still, HOT!

For those of you who have followed me over the years, you know that I describe my wedding work as modern, fun, and energetic. I strive to make my weddings all of these and have had good success in doing so. What I love most about this style are the couples that I get to meet and work with/for. I’ve been blessed with couples who are every bit of these adjectives, and for that, I am truly grateful and blessed!

Last week Tuesday, I was once again hnored to have photographed yet another terrific couple, Heather and Roger, of whom I met at another wedding I photographed and shared here on the blog, Crystal and Mark. Because Crystal and Mark are amazing people, it only figures that their friends are the same! Heather and Roger are exactly that as well.

I hadn’t seen them since early this year, January when we first met to go over their wedding, and last week, 6 mos. later, there we were photographing their engagement session at the world famous Music Center in downtown L.A. Sure, a lot of couples have had their wedding and e-sessions photographed within and around its beautiful surroundings, but this couple (and I!) were able to photograph INSIDE it! Yup! Inside the theater and stage areas!!! Prior to any shoot, I always like to research the venue I will be photographing, and noticed that no other photographer has ever photographed an e-session inside that actual performance space! As noted, there are tons of photos in the lobby, on the subsequent floors, etc., but none in the theater area itself. My cool bride-to-be Heather works for the Music Center, so hence the special permission given to us to shoot inside! Woo hoo!!! I have to say, photographing in such an iconic venue was so cool!!! I was awestruck thinking of all the entertainment legends who have graced that stage, everyone from Sinatra to Pavarotti! There we were, the three of us, with the theater all to ourselves, to photograph any which way we wanted.

Here’s the caveat though – I CAN’T show you guys the interior photos. I know, I know, I hyped it up, told you how awesome it was, but can’t show you the photos?! What the?! With all my clients, I always ask them for permission for certain photos of their e-sessions or weddings. I respect everyone’s privacy, and sometimes, I can’t post any or all of the photos, and that’s alright. Because Heather works for the Music Center, she thought it best for us not to post any of the interior shots, just in case. And for that I applaud and respect her decision. So to everyone reading this, sorry!

However, I’m going to share a few photos from the outside we took! From these photos, you will definitely see the “modern, fun, and energetic” side to Heather and Roger. The best type of clients!!! I love these two and the energy they shared with me during their e-session. To say that I’m excited for their fall wedding is an understatement! These guys make my “job” easy :) Thanks you two :)

Enjoy your Fourth of July weekend everyone. Thanks for stopping by!

Mike

2015, M Palma Photography, engagement session, music center, downtown los angeles, dorthy chandler pavillion, nikon d810, couples

2015, M Palma Photography, engagement session, music center, downtown los angeles, dorthy chandler pavillion, nikon d810, couples

2015, M Palma Photography, engagement session, music center, downtown los angeles, dorthy chandler pavillion, nikon d810, couples

2015, M Palma Photography, engagement session, music center, downtown los angeles, dorthy chandler pavillion, nikon d810, couples


Categories: Engagements