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Jenny + Adam | Calamigos Ranch | Malibu Wedding Photography

Jenny envisioned a classy yet rustic outdoor wedding, with plenty of handmade details. She and her amazing groom, Adam, made many of the details themselves, based on Pinterest ideas. They chose Calamigos Ranch as their wedding and reception location, which provided us with the opportunity to shoot on a vintage carousel, outside a log cabin, and in front of an old barn. One of my all-time favorite wedding moments was during Jenny and Adam’s reception, when Adam set up a keyboard and played a surprise slow, romantic rendition of “I Melt With You” to Jenny, who was in tears throughout the entire song.
Jenny’s dress is handmade, and their cake is gluten-free. They even had gluten-free beer brewed by a member of their wedding party.
Congratulations to you both, and thank you for choosing me to photograph your special day!

Hair: Jamie Stevens Hair Stylist: http://prohairstylist.wix.com/jamiestevens

Makeup: Joanna Berdzinska, http://www.jbmakeup.com/bio.html

Handmade Bridesmaid Jewelry (earrings and necklace): Marit Erickson Jewelry Deisgn: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Marit

Handmade Necklace (on bride): Marit Erickson Jewelry Design: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Marit

Dress: Handmade by Hanna Hartnell: http://www.hannahartnell.com/bride.htm “Firebird” in Silk Charmeuse

Cake: Gluten Free wedding cake handmade by Khatija Dadabhoy: http://gliving.com/author/khatija-dadabhoy/

Flower Arrangements: Rene Jensen Ordeman and Paula Burke (Jenny’s aunts!)

Dessert, Pies: http://www.iheartpies.com/ made by Emily and Nicholas Cofrancesco

Jenny’s Wedding Pinterest Board: http://pinterest.com/luckygirljenny/blushing-bride-to-be/

All other craft items you saw at the wedding were made by Jenny, Adam and his loving sister and father.

Morgan + Jake | Malibu Creek State Park Winter Engagement Photography

After Morgan and Jake’s engagement session being rescheduled a few times due to LA winter rain, we finally set a date that turned out to be beautiful. We met at Malibu State Creek Park, which is one of my new favorite spots. It features a ton of completely different looking areas, all within a few minutes of walking distance to each other. Like most couples, Morgan and Jake were a bit nervous at the beginning, but Jake broke the ice by almost immediately falling in the water. After we all stopped laughing, they were relaxed and ready to have a great time.

Morgan and Jake had also had Jake’s dad make a large frame and wanted to get some photos on the beach with it. After we finished exploring the park, we headed down to Point Dume for a few shots just before dark.

I had such a great time working with you both, and can’t wait until the wedding! See you soon!

Jonathan + Chiachi | Orcutt Ranch | Los Angeles Wedding Photography

Jonathan and Chiachi had a beautiful winter wedding at Orcutt Ranch. Orcutt Ranch is right here in the Los Angeles area, but feels like a rural ranch, and has some really amazing spots for photos including gardens and bamboo and orange groves. Jonathan and Chiachi happen to be the only couple I have photographed to found a way to incorporate their love for Star Wars into their wedding day. Check out their cake toppers!
Congratulations to you both on such a wonderful union!