I'm so glad the Slones stayed at Calamigos Ranch so we could take their family pictures together on the property! The Ranch is such a beautiful natural setting for photos (it's no wonder it's also a very popular wedding venue!) filled with mini-forests and cultivated gardens. We shot these photos mid-morning while the grounds were quiet and explored some of the gardens and buildings on the property. Lucky us we happened upon this very stylish chair for some editorial-style family pictures to go along with the more casual, natural ones. (Click "Read More" below to view more photos from the Slone's gallery)
Please note: Calamigos Ranch is not open to the public. It is a private guest ranch, which means only guests staying on the property are allowed to schedule photo sessions. If you are planning a stay at Calamigos Ranch, give me a shout and let's schedule a family photo session for you!
This was a fun grad-plus-family combo! The French family all convened in Malibu to celebrate the graduation of their daughter Carolina and spend some time catching up at the beautiful Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, CA. Family photos together on the Calamigos Ranch property was the perfect activity to explore the grounds and get everyone dressed up before their celebratory dinner out. Congrats to the French fam on all the exciting milestones you're celebrating together!
Congratulations Erin and Jordan on your beautiful Calamigos Ranch wedding!
There were so many thoughtful and personal details to this wedding—a family keepsake carved turtle ring box, a hand-fasting ceremony, a surprise choreographed dance with the bride and her bridesmaids, loads of nods to Harry Potter—and the Calamigos Ranch setting played the perfect backdrop to Erin and Jordan's vows and celebration as they danced the night away under the stars.
Coordinator: Heather from Three Sisters Weddings
Venue: Oak Room at Calamigos Ranch
Officiant: Chris Stratton (family member)
Food/Beverage/Catering: Calamigos Ranch
Videographer: Kyle Lidtka (friend from church)
DJ/Music: Kyle Mcauley, DJ Lunakye
Flowers: LA Floral Couture
Cake: Karma Bakery + Ralph’s
Sion and Christina selected the picturesque St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral for their wedding ceremony and the equally beautiful Calamigos Ranch for their reception. I always love the gravitas and old-world class that a cathedral brings to the setting of wedding vows. Then afterward, treating all their loved ones to lavish food and dancing beneath the stars in Malibu was the perfect balance. It was truly an honor to document their special day! (Click read more to view the gallery of photos from their St. Gregory wedding and Calamigos Ranch reception)
Wedding coordinator: April Bautista, (714) 657-6152, firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Calamigos Ranch-Birchwood Room
Photography: Cecily Breeding Creative (that's me!)
Food/Catering: Shayne at Calamigos Ranch
DJ/Music: Robert, (808) 317-7865 + email@example.com
Flowers: Ailene Castanares, (310) 972-8171
Cake: Katty Brillantes, (562) 303-8369
Dress: Saint-Clark Bridal Suite
Lighting: Atmosphere Events Joe Paxton, (714) 264-9338 + firstname.lastname@example.org
Videographer: Sailing Pig Entertainment, email@example.com
Photobooth: Ky Truong, (818) 795-2574, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben & Jerry’s-Direct: Carly Veneracion, (424) 652-8313 + email@example.com
Cristina and Sean are having their wedding this October at Calamigos Ranch, so they opted to shoot engagement photos their too, to create a cohesive gallery photography. I love that idea! On a beautiful afternoon in March, we got to explore all over the dreamy grounds of Calamigos Ranch, from the ferris wheel to the carousel, from grassy meadows to chandelier-clad oak groves. What an incredible place and what a fun-loving couple! I'm so excited for your wedding this fall.
Jenny and Parke are a pair of globe-trotting lovebirds who seem to have friends and loved ones all over the world. Rather than just one wedding day, they've opted for a whole season of wedding celebrations and gatherings in California, Colorado, Connecticut, and England! This engagement party at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California, was their kick off celebration, complete with wine tasting, paddle boats, and ping pong on the lawn.
Jenny and Parke requested a quick engagement portrait session in the midst of the party, and Calamigos Ranch is the perfect location for that.
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