Marianne Wilson Photography Blog » Malibu California Husband and Wife Wedding Photographers

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    We are a husband+wife wedding photography team based out of Southern California. We also travel to places far and wide to capture beautiful and quirky moments for our clients.

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We do not even know where to begin with talking about these two insanely fun and genuine people. From our first meeting we knew they were going to be amazing to work with. Mallauri is a fantastic dancer and actress and Curt is a wonderful broadway/stage actor (::cough::Wicked::cough::…right?!?!). These two are the bee’s knee’s and we cannot wait for their wedding next year. We know it’ll be beautiful but, even better, it’s going to be a complete and total blast! Enjoy this session and I dare you not to smile!

 

Mallauri and Curt The couple on the hillside. Sweet photos of the couple close together. Mallauri and Curt kissing on the hill. The couple sitting on the hillside. A beautiful black and white photo of the couple. An adorable photo of the couple laughing. Mallauri and Curt under a large tree. A sweet photo of the couple with hills in the background. Curt kissing Mallauri The couple playing with a Polaroid camera. A cute photo of the couple use the Polaroid camera. Mallauri wrapping her arms around Curt. Sweet photos of the couple in the field. A beautiful shot of Mallauri and Curt with a mountain backdrop. The couple snuggling together. A beautiful photo of the couple. An adorable photo of the couple laughing. The couple walking together on the moutainside. The couple standing between two large trees. A cute photo of the couple kissing. Adorable black and white photos of the couple. Curt kissing Mallauri A photo of the couple hugging each other. A beautiful sun lit shot. The couple standing under a large tree in the Malibu Hills. A cute photo of the couple together. Mallauri and Curt playing the guitar. Curt playing the guitar for Mallauri. Curt singing to Mallauri. Curt playing the guitar for Mallauri. A beautiful black and white photo in the Malibu Hills. Mallauri and Curt Cute photos of the couple standing together. Curt kissing Mallauri Mallauri and Curt standing in the fields. Curt dipping Mallauri during a kiss. The engaged couple walking together. The couple walking under a large tree. A beautiful sunset photo of Mallauri and Curt. A romantic photo of the couple. The couple sitting together on a tree. Mallauri and Curt sitting on a tree branch. Adorable photos of Mallauri and Curt. A sweet photo of the couple on the bridge. Mallauri and Curt

Liz and Chris had such a gorgeous and fun wedding and we were so stoked to be a part of their day. From the absolutely stunning  bridesmaids dresses and Liz’s flower crown to their pancake wedding cake (yes, that’s right a blueberry pancake wedding cake!) it was all perfection. The joy at their wedding was palpable and you could tell that these two are a perfect match! Check out their beautiful Santa Barbara wedding below!

 

Liz and Chris Liz getting her make up done. Liz getting ready at the Fess Parker. The final touches on the bride Chris gave Liz a beautiful necklace. Chris getting ready. The groomsmen helping Chris put on his tie. Chris putting on his shoes and watch. The bridal party rode a trolley to the Historical Museum. The bride and bridesmaids on the trolley. Liz Liz getting in her dress. The bridesmaids helping Liz get in her dress. The bridemaids helped Liz put on her shoes. Liz putting on her shoes and veil. Portraits of the bride. A black and white photo of the bride and bridesmaids. The bridesmaids and bride at the museum. The groom and groomsmen wore gray suits. Portraits of the groom. The ceremony site at the museum. Liz walking down the aisle with her dad. Chris hugging Liz Liz and Chris Liz and Chris holding hands during the ceremony. The bride and groom laughing during the ceremony. A photo of the ceremony area. The bride and groom laughing together. Liz and Chris during the wedding ceremony. The couple exchanging rings. The bride and groom Chris dipped Liz during the first kiss. The couple The full wedding party at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. The bride and groom laughing with the wedding party. A beautiful shot of the full wedding party. Liz and Chris at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. A sweet black and white photo of the couple. Liz and Chris next to a plant. The bride and groom Liz and Chris walking together. Beautiful photos of the bride and groom. The bride and groom by a large tree. A portrait of the bride and groom. A beautiful photo of the couple in Santa Barbara. Liz and Chris The table numbers were city names. Photos of the reception details. The couple The bridal party The couple entering the reception. Liz and Chris The couple dancing during the reception. All the guests dancing together. Liz and Chris The maid of honor The bride laughing during the maid of honor The best man The best man toasting the couple. The bride and groom A photo of the back of the bride The couple dancing together. A gorgeous black and white photo of the first dance. The couple The mother son dance. The father daughter dance. Guests dancing during the reception. The groom break dancing. A guest dancing during the reception. Liz and Chris The bride and groom using the photobooth. The bride and groom

 

Awesome Vendor Credits:

Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Coordinator: Joelle Charming

DJ: Vox DJs

Custom Printing: Signs by Nicole

Floral: These Buds A Blooming

Rentals: Town and Country Event Rentals

 

So you may say that we are dog people. We are mildly (ok, fully without reserve) obsessed with our dog (Penny). That means we are always stoked when our couples want to bring their furry friends to the shoot. They add another level of family and adorableness to our already adorable couples (and a bit of unpredictability).  So… we were super excited when Sara + Sam let us know they were bringing Gus to their session. We were even more excited when they told us they had a matching jersey for Gus to wear (and he actually loves wearing it!). It was pretty amazing. Gus had also never been in the water at the beach so he was in hog heaven exploring new places. On top of the super rad Gus Sara + Sam are pretty damn cool too. They have gorgeous style and are pretty much models in front of the camera. We lucked out with a pretty pastel sunset and perfect low tide at the beach which made for a stunning session overall.

 

This is Sara and Sam The first half of the session was at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. A black and white photo of Sara and Sam. The couple between two large trees. A beautiful photo of the engaged couple. A photo of the back of Sara Sara and Sam brought their adorable dog. The dog standing between the couple. A photo of the dog with the couple kissing in the background. A photo of Sara and Sam Sara and Sam walking at Paramount Ranch. The couple under a large tree. Sam kissing Sara A cute photo of the couple smiling. The couple sitting in the fields. Sara and Sam laughing during their engagement session. A sweet photo of the couple. Sara and Sam with their dog, Gus. Sara and Sam walking Gus. A black and white photo of the couple on the hillside. Sara and Sam with a large mountain in the background. Sam kissing Sara. Sara kissing Sam The couple next to a large tree. Sara and Sam walking down the hillside. Sara, Sam, and Gus wearing football jerseys. Sara and Sam at Paramount Ranch with their dog. Sara and Sam walking at the beach. Sara and Sam The couple sitting on the stairs. The couple kissing by a rock. Sara and Sam in a rock cove. A sweet photo of Sara and Sara. The couple under a large rock. The couple sitting on rocks at the beach. Sunset photos of Sara and Sam. Sara and Sam at El Matador beach in Malibu. Sunset photos of Sara of Sam. A beautiful photo of Sara and Sam on the beach. The couple standing on rocks. A beautiful photo of Sara and Sam on beach rocks. A gorgeous pink sunset photo. Sara hugging Sam. The couple looking at each other. Sara and Sam A sweet black and white photo of Sara and Sam on the cliffside. Sara and Sam

 

 

This was our first time shooting at Graf Barn and let us tell you, it is a very unique space! The ceremony was under two gorgeous trees that also provided shade for the guests. In the reception there were all non-matching vintage chairs, tables, and place settings in a barn with chandeliers and beautiful lit candles hanging from the rafters. Very cool warm and romantic ambiance!

Plus, it didn’t hurt that Brooke and Blake are a great couple who are so in love and that the groomsmen were willing to help us move furniture around for photos. :)

Brooke and Blake Bridal bouquet on rustic old piano. 023-storyboard 025-storyboard 026-storyboard 027-storyboard Brooke and her bridesmaids ready to walk down the aisle. The bride in a rustic archway. 030-storyboard 031-storyboard The groom 029-storyboard 028-storyboard The bride and groom had a special first moment. 033-storyboard 034-storyboard The bride walking down the aisle. Brooke and Blake Brooke and Blake laughing during the ceremony. A sweet photo during the ceremony. Brooke and Blake exchanging rings. The bride and groom Brooke and Blake are married. 035-storyboard The wedding party at Graf Barn. 036-storyboard 037-storyboard A sweet photo of the bride and groom. 039-storyboard 038-storyboard 041-storyboard 042-storyboard 043-storyboard Brooke and Blake The reception was inside the barn. The centerpieces were bright flowers. 044-storyboard Blake dancing during the grand entrance. Brooke and Blake A beautiful photo of the couple dancing. Brooke wore large flowers in her hair. A gorgeous photo of Brooke and Blake during the first dance. A beautiful sunset photo of the bride and groom. The reception was inside the barn. A sweet toast by a parent. 045-storyboard 046-storyboard The bride and groom snuck a kiss during dinner. 047-storyboard The bride dancing with her dad. The groom also had a special dance with his mom. The mother and son dance. A beautiful photo of the mother son dance. 048-storyboard Brooke and Blake cutting their cake. 049-storyboard Brooke and Blake Guests dancing at the wedding reception. Brooke dancing with her guests. 050-storyboard 052-storyboard 053-storyboard 051-storyboard Brooke and one of her bridesmaids dancing. Blake dancing at the reception. Blake doing the chicken dance. The groom dancing with a groomsmen. Brooke and Blake 054-storyboard The sparkler exit at Graf Barn. Brooke and Blake

Vendor Credits:

Venue: Graf Barn in Oxnard

DJ: DJ Steve Stock

Floral: A Beautiful Day Productions

Hair/Make-up: La Rouge Makeup and Hair Artistry