Chad and Hailey's wedding took place at an incredibly cool venue near the Port of LA. The expansive warehouse space with industrial details and strung everywhere with market lights provided the perfect backdrop to celebrate the new couple as the sun went down.
Saturday, November 18
Getting ready: Hailey's family home
Ceremony & Reception: 4:15pm at Crafted LA
Wedding coordinator: Sweet Peach Planning
Cocktails: The Cocktail Concierge
Catering: Beachwood BBQ, Long Beach
DJ: DJ Mike Gonzo
Whoa these two.... they need to just get married already because their connection is so grounded, so natural. Sunlight in the fall in Malibu can be hit or miss, so when day-of arrived and the marine layer hung low, I thought for sure Cassidy would ask for a reschedule, but I'm SO glad she didn't. The colors from this shoot are just luscious.
Brandon and Samantha are match made in paradise.... literally. As Pepperdine sweethearts, they met and fell in love in sunny Malibu, California. So naturally they schedule their nuptials for the same gorgeous location, locking down the awe-inspiring Stauffer Chapel for their ceremony and the breezy Malibu West Beach Club for their sunset reception.
And if Brandon and Samantha look familiar, that's because they are! I shot their engagement photos back in March at Malibu Creek State Park, yet another perfectly gorgeous backdrop for this oh-so-charming couple (they really know how to pick the spots!)
Date: September 30, 2017
Getting ready: Malibu West Beach Club
Ceremony: 3:00pm at Stauffer Chapel
Portrait hour: Malibu Bluffs Park
Reception: Malibu West Beach Club
Alexa and Ryan's beautiful wedding day took place at Sacred Mountain Ranch in Julian, California. Highlights? Alexa riding in on a horse (yep), the whole wedding party rocking bare feet (because why not?), and an epic margarita-taco-doughnut feast (that's gonna be a hard one to top.)
And just in case Alexa and Ryan look familiar..... it's because you may have seen their gorgeous clifftop proposal/engagement photos overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Allison and Dan's wedding was an East Coast meets West Coast affair. Having lived in New York for the last several years, their love story and their crowd of friends hails from back east. Allison's roots and their future, however, is out west (they're moving to the LA area soon), so they decided to say their vows in a beautiful Catholic church and then follow it up with a beautiful outdoor reception in true So Cal wedding style—in a vineyard.
Under a tree, in a vineyard, amidst dear friends and loved ones, Natalie and Ivo vowed to love and serve one another for as long as they both shall live.
Ryan proposes to Alexa at Charmlee Park in Malibu, CA | Malibu proposal photography, Malibu engagement photography
As a photographer, I'm seeing a trend toward photographing actual moments in people's lives, not just the posed portrait photo shoots and I'm. Loving. It. When Ryan reached out and asked for photos of his proposal to beautiful Alexa, the love of his life, I knew it would be one of my favorite moments of the year.
Two days. I took these photos two days before Zac and Christy welcomed Jude earth-side. I barely had time to edits these photos before Jude was here!
I don't know where to even begin talking about the dynamic, energetic, authentic, inspirational couple that is Hannah and Ford. Individually, they are both trusted friends, admired leaders, and all-out adventurers. Together, they are an unstoppable force and their marriage is going to be one of those matches that makes people believe in love all over again.
Wedding date: December 29, 2016
Getting ready: Malibu West Beach Club
First look and family portraits: Peter Strauss Ranch
Ceremony and reception: Malibu West Beach Club
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