Pepperdine University is a world-class institution nestled on the coast of Southern California. Students in Pepperdine's undergraduate and graduate programs may have sweeping ocean views, but it doesn't stop them from studying for the many rigors of their academic courses.
This photo shoot took place on campus at Pepperdine's Malibu campus and at various Malibu landmarks.
This is how much Katie and Doug's people love them; literally none of their guests live in San Francisco, and yet, when they planned a wedding in the city of the Golden Gate, over a hundred people flew in from across the country and across the ocean (Brad's Aussie!) for the celebration. With so many fun-loving (and sort of jet-lagged) people in town, Katie and Brad's wedding was a weekend-long series of festivities, complete with a rugby match at a pub the night before, loads of opportunities for sightseeing and hiking in the morning, and a picnic in the park the day after the wedding.
Unexpectedly, San Francisco's signature fog layer lifted right at sunset, allowing us a window of time for gorgeous (and windy!) couple photos in between the ceremony and the reception at SF Film Centre.
Photographer: Cecily Breeding (that's me!)
Wedding coordinator: Kayla Teague // email@example.com // 571-246-1074
Getting ready: Inn at the Presidio
Ceremony venue: Chapel of Our Lady
Reception venue: SF Film Centre
Food/Catering: James Standfield Catering
DJ/Music: Heart of Gold DJs
Flowers: Bell & Trunk
Cake (Pastries): Gerhard Michler
Dress: Shareen Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Edward Joseph Plata and Amy Galibut
Pepperdine University's campus in West Los Angeles gives students mental and physical proximity to the futuristic energy of silicon beach, LA's tech hub. Though it's a stone's throw from the bustling 405 freeway, the West LA campus is an oasis where students can clear their minds and devote time to their studies and development.
These images are a new set of print and digital stock for the business school's marketing library.
Pepperdine University is a world-class institution located on the sunny shores of Malibu, California. In order to tell their story well in print, social, and other digital outlets, Pepperdine's business school marketing team put together this fun sunny photo shoot in Malibu, complete with some hilarious, stylish, and oh-so-authentic talent.
Great business schools need great stock photography (for print and digital promo) and Pepperdine’s Graziadio Business School is preparing students for greatness in business administration, finance, and more across many sectors. The Graziadio marketing team was in need of a fresh set of photos that showcase real students in authentic classroom settings at one of the business school facilities, so we put together a day of shooting. Check out what came out!
Doug and Katie's Santa Barbara July wedding began in a park and ended up in an uproarious Italian-style party. This Alice Keck Park wedding was sunny and bright. After a post-ceremony portrait hour, the new couple and I did a photo-walk to Villa & Vine, where their friends and family awaited them to celebrate and wine down the evening together.
Ceremony venue: Alice Keck Memorial Gardens, Santa Barbara
Reception venue & catering: Villa & Vine
Cake: Santa Barbara Cakes
Pepperdine sweethearts getting married at a historic church in the Highland Park neighborhood of LA? It just doesn't get any sweeter than this.
Katrina and Sergio's wedding was so totally THEM. They met at Pepperdine, so their ceremony was officiated by a beloved professor, who delivered his message beautifully in both English and Spanish, to honor the bicultural union of the United States and Bolivia. Bolivian traditional appetizers, Southern BBQ buffet for dinner. Bilingual table decorations. Live music from their line up of ultra-talented friends. Group dancing lessons taught by the bride herself. Desserts baked by the mother of the bride. What a wonderful way to kick off the lifetime of a wonderful new couple!
Venue: York Manor
Food/Catering: It’s In the Sauce
DJ/Music: Alex and Wesley Park
Flowers: The Little Branch
Cake: Half Baked Co
Stauffer Chapel at Pepperdine University is the ideal backdrop for Jordan and Simon's beautiful wedding vows. With Jordan's impeccable sense of style and Simon's ability to keep everyone laughing, this wedding was a treat to document and participate in.
As beautiful as the blue stained glass window of the chapel is, those moments pale in comparison to the gorgeous post-ceremony couple photos we snapped on the cliffs overlooking Point Dume State Beach. Hands down one of my favorite wedding photography moments of my career.
Getting ready @ Airbnb in Malibu
Ceremony: Stauffer Chapel
Post-ceremony photos: Point Dume State Beach
Reception: Duke's Malibu
Photographer: Cecily Breeding (that's me!)
Officiant: Landry Smith (best friend of groom)
Food/Catering: Duke’s Malibu
Flowers: Wildfire Florist
Dress: Chantilly Couture
Hair/Make up: Cheek to Cheek Artistry
Caitlin and Josh are college sweethearts who planned their wedding from out of town while doing long-distance and they still got married and had a blast on their wedding day. So basically they should get a medal (but instead they got rings and an unforgettable party in the mountains, which is just as good).
Thank you Caitlin and Josh for being so dang fun AND willing to traipse through the wild orchard underbrush for your photos (it helped that you were wearing cowboy boots). Thank you also for introducing me to my new favorite venue, The Homestead at Oak Glen. This venue was the perfect choice for your celebration because they did everything (right down to the flowers and the photo booth) for you but they are also so creative and helpful in every way. Bride's dream, but also a photographer's dream.
Photography: Cecily Breeding (that's me!)
Wedding coordinator: Paula Christante
Venue: The Homestead at Wilshire Ranch (Owner Paula Christante), (909) 790-8010, firstname.lastname@example.org, 11951 Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen, CA 92399
Food/Catering: Haverland Catering, (909) 446-0557, email@example.com
DJ/Music: DJ Milo (booked through The Homestead)
Flowers: Nadine (through The Homestead)
Cake: ??? (provided by The Homestead.... didn't I say this place is awesome?)
Dress: David’s Bridal
Alicia and Reilly got married at the church where Alicia grew up and where her father is a minister AND he officiated their wedding ceremony. And to add another level to the beautiful family symbolism, Alicia wore her mother’s wedding dress, which was customized and re-imagined by her mother-in-law. Crying yet? Oh, also she got ready at home, with her dog, and crossed the street to get married. The day couldn't have been more perfect, and with such incredible families, this marriage is destined for greatness.
After the ceremony in the church, the guests drove over the hill to Malibu where the reception was held on campus at Pepperdine University, where Alicia is an alum. With so many church and Pepperdine people in attendance, the whole day felt like a big family reunion (which is exactly how weddings should feel)!
Ceremony venue: Conejo Valley Church of Christ
Ceremony start time: 1:00pm
Reception venue: Villa Graziadio at Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
Wedding coordinator: Avesta Carrara
DJ/Music: Vox DJ (Daniel Cabral)
Flowers: LA Flower Market
Cake: The Pie Hole
Dress: Mom’s dress, reimagined by future mother-in-law
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