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
Kaley and Trevor are twin flames. They finish each others' sentences and make each other laugh so hard they can hardly breathe. When they look at each other, there is an unmistakable connection between them.
They picked Point Dume at sunset, under a full moon to commemorate their engagement, because of all the memories they have of sitting here watching the night sky when they were Pepperdine students, before love chased them across the country and back again.
They're getting married just down the beach from Point Dume in September and it's gonna be an awesome party!
Location: Point Dume State Beach, Malibu, CA
This ocean-loving couple is getting married in October (at the beach) and they wanted to commemorate their love story with sunrise photos at one of their favorite haunts: Leo Carrillo. Kelsey grew up swimming at this beach where the strong waves helped her build her confidence as a swimmer and eventually become a lifeguard. Now she is a competitive obstacle course racer. So basically I'm surprised she and James didn't wind up ditching me on the sand to dive under the waves together. But I'm glad they didn't because these shots are just the greatest.
Can't wait for Kelsey-and-James-fest 2.0 this October!
Location: Leo Carrillo State Beach at sunrise
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.
With miles of beaches, canyons, and grassy meadows, Malibu is known for its natural beauty, but what most people don't realize is that the developed parts of Malibu are also full of fun and funky corners that make for beautiful photo ops. You just have to time it right!
The Collins family wanted some snaps that represent favorite memories and hang outs that are part of their daily life—trips to the playground, visits to the hardware store, acai bowls at the local juice bar. Usually these locations are packed with people, but we decided to visit first thing in on a weekday morning, when we would have it all to ourselves. It's amazing how a commercial storefront can transform into a beautiful photography setting when you have it all to yourself! Mama Kristy also requested some fun, funky, serious, etc. portraits of her kiddos. Well throw all that together into one sun-drenched morning and you get the magic that ensues below. See if you can recognize some of these favorite Malibu hangs.
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