Eden Gardens Wedding Inspiration
What you're about to see an overload of gorgeous wedding inspiration! Eden Gardens in Moorpark is one of my favorite garden themed wedding venues, and I really wanted to create a whimsical wedding experience with some serious tea party vibes. For this inspiration shoot, I collaborated with a ton of awesome Los Angeles based wedding vendors to create some seriously dreamy photographs. Blush tones and olive vines ruled this photo shoot. We went for gold accents, gorgeous lacy details, and hard torn paper goods. Thanks to all the vendors that helped to make this styled shoot a dream come true!
Colony 29 Wedding: Bryanna & Dane
This wedding is straight magic. Seriously. I'm already pretty obsessed with Palm Springs weddings, because, let's face it, Palm Springs is where you go to party and get away from LA... How can you NOT have an amazing wedding experience there?! But this wedding was something else completely. This wedding was vibrant, colorful, and... RAINY. When I talk about a wedding being magical, I'm definitely talking about well timed rain. Southern California definitely needs rain whenever it can get it, but on your wedding day?! And in Palm Springs??? That just doesn't happen. For better or worse, it rained on and off throughout Dane & Bryanna's wedding day, but these two just simply did not care. They were getting married, and that's all the really mattered. It was perfect. The colors at Colony 29 were even more vibrant. The rain held off for their outdoor ceremony, and their desert backdrop looked surprisingly lush. The rain brought a mood to the photographs and made their desert wedding so unique. Here's some of my favorite moments and details from this rainy wedding day!
Highlights from 2017
Oh. my. GOSH!! I don't even know where to begin when I sit down and think about all the AMAZING weddings I got to document over this past year! Seriously. It was crazy. I spent almost every weekend from the end of April to the beginning of November traveling all over California photographing the most gorgeous weddings in the most incredible places. It would be impossible to pinpoint a favorite photograph from this past year, but I really wanted to kick off 2018 with some of my most loved moments and details from all the weddings I got to experience this past year. I photographed so many perfect sunsets in the mountains and watched many a bride risk her wedding dress for an unforgettable photograph on the beach. My 2017 couples were fearless and crazy fun, and I feel pretty lucky to have met so many cool people. As January rolls in, I am reminded of my anniversary of moving to LA in January 2015 to chase this little photo dream... and I'm just completely blown away on how much my business has grown in a few short years. So to all the couples that trusted me to photograph their wedding in 2017, THANK YOU! It's been a dream, seriously. And to my 2018 couples.... Pop that Champagne. Your year is here. Let's do this!
Portofino Hotel Wedding: Stephanie & Vlad
If you were thinking about doing a First Look for your wedding, let Stephanie & Vlad convince you. Their First Look was definitely one my favorites from this year, and their intimate wedding at the Portofino Hotel was such a dream to photograph. They skipped the bridal party and a lot of wedding day traditions, and honestly you all... Going rogue is the way to do it. They did adhere to a Romanian tradition of "stealing the bride", which involved Stephanie being whisked away to a nearby bar, a pretty amazing ransom note, and Vlad confessing his undying love. I now firmly believe that should be a tradition at all weddings.
Congratulations Stephanie & Vlad! Thanks so much for having me as your wedding photographer!
Sacred Mountain Julian Wedding: Molly & Asher
If you're planning a wedding that's intimate & romantic with bohemian vibes, this blog post is for you! I cannot say enough about the love I have for this venue.. From the amazing mountain views to their quiet secret garden; Sacred Mountain Julian is the perfect getaway for free-spirited engaged couples. My absolute favorite part of this Sacred Mountain Julian wedding though? This incredible, madly-in-love couple. Molly & Asher share a love that just exudes joy, and it's been such a pleasure to get to know them while photographing their engagement & wedding day. Their wedding felt so down-to-earth, yet refined. I love that chose to include their super sweet golden retriever in their day! Besides being an amazing photo opt, including their dog into their wedding made the whole day feel more personal. Together with their closest family and friends, these two threw an elegant, yet laid-back celebration that I will never forget!
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Megan & Colin
When Megan contacted me to photograph her marriage to Colin at the gorgeous Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, I was 100% ALL IN. Calamigos Ranch has been on my list of dream venues to photograph at since I moved to Los Angeles, and Megan & Colin's wedding there was definitely a photographer's paradise. First... Let's talk about the ceremony site: A gorgeous oak tree adored with twinkle lights and surrounded by vines. Need I say more?! Well... I wish I could just stop talking about the gorgeousness of this venue there, but NOPE. It gets better. There's a vintage Ferris Wheel. Yes, a Ferris Wheel! The venue was SO perfect for Megan & Colin's vintage inspired wedding! The couple filled their day with soft pastel colors, rose gold jewelry, and lots of love. I always love a bride who opts for an open back wedding dress, and Megan looked so stunning in hers! Colin wore a vintage inspired vest that was handmade by a friend of theirs.. How sweet is that?! Even with all the gorgeous details & awe-inspiring setting, I must be honest.. My favorite part of this wedding was photographing the one-of-a-kind love these two shared for each other. Congratulations Megan & Colin! Thank you so much for having my team provide the photography for your gorgeous Malibu wedding!
Triunfo Creek Vineyards Wedding: Nicole & Andrew
It's no secret that this Triunfo Creek Vineyards in Agoura Hills is one of my favorite venues in the Malibu area, but you probably didn't know that Nicole & Andrew's romantic & FUN wedding is the exact reason why I fell in love with the gorgeous space. From saying your vows underneath a gorgeous oak tree to dancing the night away underneath the stars, this place is so effortlessly dreamy & picture perfect. I could honestly photograph a bride all day long in their bridal suite.. it's pure magic! I was very happy to work alongside my friend, Geoff Captain Studios, on this gorgeous wedding!
El Matador Beach Engagement: Molly & Asher's Engagement
If you happen to be curious as to what soulmates actually look like, you've come to the right place. Molly and Asher's free-spirited engagement session at El Matador Beach + the Pier in Malibu was one of my favorite shoots to photograph to date. From the couple's perfect engagement style to their fun-loving attitude, they made my job so very easy. We started their engagement session with a milkshake at the Malibu Pier, but I'm saving that half of their session for later... This post is allllll about our incredible time taking pictures at this amazing beach. The weather was somewhat moody, but it created the perfect vibe for romantic, free-spirited photos. I cannot wait for their wedding in a couple of weeks at the Sacred Mountain Julian!