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Jonathan Grassi Rethinks the Wedding Photo

Monday morning obsession: Jonathan Grassi‘s new wedding portrait series from the Madonna Inn. Sorry everyone, but the influx of wedding pics in my Facebook feed are kind of boring- but seriously these made me do a triple take. Loving how thanks to Grassi, art is not just a part of every day life, but also now the forever memories of the happy couple and their wedding guests. EVERYONE SHOULD DO THIS!

Suzi and Spencer in the Carin Room at The Madonna Inn - San Luis Obispo, California - 01.03.14 Credit: Jonathan Grassi

Suzi and Spencer in the Carin Room at The Madonna Inn – San Luis Obispo, California – 01.03.14
Credit: Jonathan Grassi

In August 2013, I was contacted by film director Suzi Yoonessi, in Los Angeles, who was getting married in January. She and her fiancé Spencer Crossland, a writer, were having their wedding up the coast in San Luis Obispo at the famously colorful Madonna Inn, where every room is highly unique. As an unusual gift to the guests, they arranged for me to come out and take portraits of all of them in their rooms. Some guests even brought costumes tied to the theme of their room. It was a refreshing strategy to celebrate the guests as much as the bride and groom, and it gave everyone a memento that ensured this wedding would not be forgotten.

Link to the entire project titled ‘The Madonna Inn’

Cameron, Hazel and Nicole in the Safari Room at The Madonna Inn - San Luis Obispo, California - 01.03.14 Credit: Jonathan Grassi

Cameron, Hazel and Nicole in the Safari Room at The Madonna Inn – San Luis Obispo, California – 01.03.14
Credit: Jonathan Grassi

Shaheen and Sarah in the Vous Room at The Madonna Inn - San Luis Obispo, California - 01.03.14 Credit: Jonathan Grassi

Shaheen and Sarah in the Vous Room at The Madonna Inn – San Luis Obispo, California – 01.03.14
Credit: Jonathan Grassi

Jen, Cyrus and Lucia in the Barrel of Fun Room at The Madonna Inn - San Luis Obispo, California - 01.04.14 Credit: Jonathan Grassi

Jen, Cyrus and Lucia in the Barrel of Fun Room at The Madonna Inn – San Luis Obispo, California – 01.04.14
Credit: Jonathan Grassi

Suzi and Spencer in the Just Heaven Room at The Madonna Inn - San Luis Obispo, California - 01.04.14 Credit: Jonathan Grassi

Suzi and Spencer in the Just Heaven Room at The Madonna Inn – San Luis Obispo, California – 01.04.14
Credit: Jonathan Grassi

 

 

 

 

 

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