A New Year’s Wine Country Wedding at Villa de Amore

Happy New Year and congratulations to another beautiful couple. Combing both a traditional Thai and a modern American wedding, Sam and Sarin held their special day at the Villa de Amore in Temecula, CA on New Year’s Day.

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Southwestern Law School’s Historic Bullocks Wilshire Building

The landmark Bullocks Wilshire Building, a Los Angeles Cultural Monument (#56 to be exact), is part of Southwestern Law School’s campus. Originally a luxury department store for more than 60 years, Southwestern purchased the building from the R.H. May company in 1994 and restored the building to its Art Deco glory. I have had the privileged opportunity to photograph some events for Southwestern Law School, including photographing events at the legendary Tea Room where Hollywood’s royalty including John Wayne, Greta Garbo, Alfred Hitchcock, Marlene Dietrich, Clark Gable and Mae West, came to dine. The public has an opportunity to enjoy this architectural gem through “Summer Days at Bullocks Wilshire”, an annual open house where there are self-guided tours, as well as exclusive events through Southwestern’s Friends of Bullocks Wilshire. For now, take a look at the beauty that is the heart of the Southwestern campus.

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Perfume Hall
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Tea Room
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Coco Chanel Room/ La Chinoiserie
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La Directoire/ French Room
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Louis XVI Room

Vincent Lamouroux’s Projection at the Sunset Pacific Motel

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French Artist Vincent Lamouroux has transformed Silver Lake’s Sunset Pacific Motel, also known as the Bates Motel, into a temporary art installation. Entitled ‘Projection’, the artist seeks to revive the dilapidated building (and its surrounding palm trees) by giving it a new life: “The idea is to disrupt the way we perceive things by giving some special attention to this one place.” Although the white paint shall slowly fade away and the motel will eventually be demolished to give way to a new apartment complex, it has allowed for the community to enjoy and engage in the beauty that is art.

Los Angeles Wedding Photography

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I had the honor and privilege of photographing Lawrence and Claire’s Wedding at St. Lawrence Martyr Church and the Palos Verdes Art Center. Their special day also included a “paebaek”, which is a traditional Korean ceremony where the bride and groom paid respects to their parents and elders. For more information about booking Richard Manirath Photography™ for your special day, please contact us for the rates.

We look forward to working with you soon!
Richard Manirath Photography™

Summer Nights in Los Angeles, California

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Love Is In the Air

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These couple “Love Photoshoots” are always so much fun! Romantic sunset photographs are my specialty! Let us know if you need a photographer to shoot your next engagement shoot or if you just want to remember your moments of love!

See you soon!
~Richard Manirath Photography™