All-new in 2019, I'm offering a brand new type of wedding photography package to the menu. No editing, no post-processing. Just me, my artistic eye, my work ethic, my gear and a bunch of digital, unedited RAW files for you at the end of the night. It's not for everyone, but the Shooter-Only Package might be just what you were looking for.
These two joyful lovebirds lit up an otherwise rainy and overcast October afternoon with the thousand-watt glow of Kelsey's smile and the dinosaur-themed, candy-strewn party they threw.
Location: Malibu West Beach Club
Think you might recognize Kelsey and James? Probs because I shot their engagement session a few months back at Leo Carrillo.... at SUNRISE no less >> Yep, that's this same awesome, hilarious, adventurous, best-friends couple.
Danielle and Jacob celebrated their lifelong commitment to one another on the steps of Danielle's childhood home, officiated by Jacob's father, and surrounded by long time friends and family members. What a dream!
Danielle got ready in her bedroom, walked downstairs to a first look in the backyard, then said her vows on the front steps. Afterward, the happy couple walked through the house to the backyard where tables were set up pool side and dinner and merriment was had late into the night. The dining room was cleared out for dancing and late night snacks.
Brayden and Alicia planned an intimate, family-only gathering at the base of the iconic Point Dume in Malibu, California, to say their vows. They wanted a few snaps of family and friends, but mostly just wanted to get some epic photos of just the two of them at sunset on the day they pledged to spend the rest of their lives together.... so that's what we did!
Location: Point Dume State Beach, Malibu, CA
Lindsay and Ryan's Malibu West Beach Club wedding was a beautiful fall kick-off celebration. With warm sunshine stretching into the evening, and cocktails passed between loved ones, this gathering was swimming in love and sweetness from beginning to end.
Wedding coordinator: Dana Gabriel
Food/Catering: Command Performance
DJ/Music: One Up
Flowers: Diane Carvotta
Cake: dessert bar + cake from Sweet Art Bake Shop
Dress: Pebbles in Woodland Hills
Photographer: Cecily Breeding (that's me!) and second shooter, Joseph Ramli
Videographer: Shawn Tanowitz
Jessica and Kyle's sweet ceremony and reception in her parents' backyard was full of tenderness, laughter, tears, and SHOES. (Get a load of Jessica's legendary Badgley Mischkas.) Jessica's dad is a set designer, so the backyard was transformed with a bridge over the pool leading to a sweet barn built for two where the happy couple said their vows under a late summer sunset sky.
Then after sunset, all the guests danced the night away, taking periodic breaks for soft serve ice cream cones from an ice cream truck.
Rachel and Troy's golf course wedding was a perfect southern California combo of bright sunshine, cool ocean breeze, and sweeping views of the Pacific ocean. Add in pops of blush bridesmaid dresses and gray groomsmen and this was one of the most photogenic wedding parties of the summer.
After wowing their guests with a choreographed first dance to the Lalaland soundtrack (not a dry eye in the house), we snuck away to the 11th green for canoodling beneath the sunset sky.
Food/Catering: Los Verdes Golf Course 7000 W. Los Verdes Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
DJ/Music: Vox DJs (Brendan Shannon) 360-966-6983
Cake: Torrance Bakery
Dress: David's Bridal
Videographer: After Dark Media, Johnny Ortiz firstname.lastname@example.org, 602-793-4132
It doesn't get any better than this. Grant and Sarah really just wanted to do a paper elopement—courthouse and that's it. But their parents begged them to do a wedding, so they compromised: just the immediate family, she got a dress of Etsy, he threw on a suit and bought a cake from the grocery store, they tapped the closest minister (who happened to be my husband) on the shoulder, and their immediate families flew in from out of state. Oh yeah, and they also rented this badass 1965 Mustang, because if you're going to the trouble of having pictures made, they might as well be fit for a full-page magazine spread. So there you have it: feast your eyes on the epic simplicity of Grant and Sarah's Tuesday evening Malibu elopement.
Location: Point Dume State Beach, Malibu, CA
Lindsay and Jeff’s wedding will go down in history as the most tattooed wedding I think I’ve ever experienced. Everywhere I looked, it seemed, there was someone covered with beautiful ink. And all the rest of the guests who weren’t tattooed looked like they stepped out of an LA fashion mag. I was all heart-eyes all day long.
And what’s more, everyone at the wedding was as beautiful inside as they were outside. So much love. So much caring was passed from person to person over the course of the night. From the first Miller light can-in-a-coozie toast to the last smear of white cake frosting, this party was all about fun, togetherness and the best friendship that brought Lindsay and Jeff to the altar in the first place.
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