Kolby and Liz became friends, and then best friends, and then fell in love over their shared love of adventure, the ocean, and putting their playful hearts and souls into everything they do. It was only natural then that their wedding would be an extension of their earthy and easy-going style. From the paperless e-invitation to the friend's backyard venue to the barefoot wedding party to the sustainable reception (no disposables!), this ocean-loving couple celebrated their Earth Day wedding with intention and creativity.
Eric & Ljiljana threw the most amazing party at Eden Gardens in Moorpark, CA, surrounded by family and friends from around the world!
Venue: Eden Gardens, Moorpark, CA
Getting ready: Westlake Village Inn
Post-ceremony portraits: El Matador State Beach, Malibu, CA
Santa Monica Wedding Photography | Patrick and Valerie at Casa del Mar | Los Angeles Elopement Photography
Patrick and Valerie eloped on the beach in Los Angeles. Well... sort of. They actually eloped kind of accidentally in one of the most beautiful and posh hotels on the beach in Santa Monica. Here's the story:
Patrick and Valerie stayed the night at the Casa del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica, CA. They fully intended to just walk out onto the sand and say their vows, snap a few photos with me, and be done with it. But after getting dressed up, the hotel security guard just let them (and me, and the officiant) into the gazillion-dollar ballroom. Turns out a wedding dress is basically a carte blanche. Fifteen minutes later, these two were hitched!
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
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.
One week. I edit and deliver all my wedding photo shoots in one week (with teasers in 24 hours).
I'll explain how later. But first, why?
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.
Emma & Kyle have been together the longest of any wedding I've ever shot. They're the high school sweethearts who actually worked out, the best friends who have made it work, and the long-distance love birds who lasted. To celebrate their forever commitment to one another, their friends and families celebrated with an unforgettable backyard party, complete with all the usual (and not so usual) details that befit an Arkansas wedding—church pews in the backyard, perfectly mismatched place settings, and an outpouring of love from golden souls who have loved Emma and Kyle since before they were born.
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.
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