July 18, 2008

Cicada - Los Angeles, CA

Here are just a few of my favorites from Monica and Tony's wedding in Los Angeles. There are so many vintage images that I love from their wedding but I couldn't post them all on the blog so be sure to check out their teaser slideshow (click here). The song on the slideshow is something very special to Monica as she used to sing to her Dad when she was a kid. Tell me if you recognize the singer.Monica and Tony's wedding ceremony took place at Holy Family Catholic Church in Glendale (one of my favorite cities to live in) and their wedding reception was held at the magnificent Cicada ballroom in Downtown Los Angeles.
I can't say enough to describe the countless advantages there are to doing a first meeting (romantic portrait session before the ceremony). Let's just say we came out with some amazing images because we didn't have the time constraint or pressure during the photo shoot. We started Monica and Tony's first meeting at The Oviatt Penthouse in Los Angeles.

Second shooter: The Amazing Neil Rosales
Awesome vendors: the Art Deco and lavish ballroom is inside the opulent Cicada Restaurant
the stunning and elegant flowers by Shirvan Designs
gorgeous cake was from my favorite bakery Porto's (seriously good sweets)
Jazz singer Max Vontaine made everyone gush over his stellar performance
and afterwards DJ BStang filled the dance floor with some killer mixes
Haute Cuture gown by Justina McCaffrey

Tags: wedding photography los angeles, Monica and Tony's wedding pictures, Cicada wedding reception, Holy Family, Justina McCaffrey wedding dress, romantic and sexy photographs by Greg Bumatay, Los Angeles wedding photographer


gina lynn said...

I just don't know what to say after seeing these, especially the black and white pictures. I actually watched the slideshow too - so many good black and whites. My mouth is still wide open!


Josh said...

That black & white first dance shot is just plain beautiful!

Darla said...

The lighting is freaking awesome. I love the one where she is lit and he is dark in the background. BEAUTIFUL photos as usual.

Scarlett Lillian said...

Hot stuff! Love the lighting in the passionate shots!

Monica said...

What a nice treat to come home to from our honeymoon. The pictures are soooo beautiful! You are an amazing artist. The slideshow was a big hit. Thank you again for being a part of our day. Your work is phenomenal.

Melissa said...

The pictures are breathtaking!!!! I'm recommending you to all my friends getting married in southern california =)

Rodolfo Arpia said...

Loving that B&W treatment my friend!

eliesa said...


I love how dramatic these pictures are! They are truly stunning!


Ruby said...

Your lighting and posing are incredible. Is that video light you use?
Your BW conversions are perfect too. Love seeing your work.

Tempting Weddings said...

black and whites are SOOSOOOOO
sexy. I wanna shoot with you if you come to our area or get a gig!! central coast loves greg Butamay :)