Karen and Kurt • Rustic Smog Shoppe Wedding

February 15, 2013

Back in December, I had the opportunity to photograph an absolutely beautiful wedding at the Smog Shoppe in Culver City, CA. Between the gorgeous couple and their many friends ecstatic to celebrate their love the night could not have been more perfect.  Even though the details were incredible, I think the thing that made this wedding stand out was Karen and Kurt’s first moment together as husband and wife. They looked into each others eyes and just laughed and cried and squealed with joy. With dozens of people surrounding them at that moment they were the only two people in the world and it was the most beautiful way to begin their marriage. I hope you love these photos as much as I do!

Needless to say, Karen is gorgeous.

This group of guys was totally hilarious! Their groomsmen gifts were swiss army knives which they had a hard time putting down for photos. And then they decided to cross a street in the middle of LA “Madmen Style.”

I loved all of the details. The Smog Shoppe is wonderfully eclectic to start, but between the framed photos of the bride and grooms parents and the beautifully clean flower bunches it was per-fec-tion.


Karen and Kurt were SO happy to finally be Mr. and Mrs.


All images were shot for Mackenzie Rouse.






A fan from ReStart…you captured some great stuff here!

LOVE these. They look head over heels for each other 🙂