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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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Are you ready for your mind holes to be straight-up blown to pieces!? The Marianne Wilson Photography duo of awesomeness that most of you know (Marianne + Joe) is actually a trio (Quick aside to our families: don’t start going crazy.  We are not pregnant)! We know, this kind of a revelation is almost as shocking as the day you found out that to there was no invisible lock on the cookie jar and that your parents weren’t the only ones who had the invisible key… is that not a thing?… whatever. Once the room stops spinning, read on and we will explain.

Behind the scenes at Marianne Wilson Photography is our super awesome studio manager, Cameryn. She keeps this place running by managing our schedules, drafting emails, packaging USBs for delivery, and so, so, so very much more. In return, we take on the heavy burden of getting all of the credit and praise for the amazing customer service that Cameryn makes possible. It’s a win-win, really.

Seriously though. Cameryn’s role here cannot be overstated. If you love working with Marianne Wilson Photography, you love working with Cameryn. She is awesome and we love her like family. So, when she asked us to photograph her wedding, we had a big ol’ case of the feels. To say that we were simultaneously honored and excited is an understatement of epic proportions. We are not going to lie, we also got pretty choked up quite a few times at her wedding. It was wonderful getting to celebrate this huge milestone with her.

Oh, and Mark was there too and we guess he was cool or whatever. We kid, we kid. It was also great getting to hang out and celebrate with Mark and get to know him better too. :)

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Venue: Private residence in Santa Rosa Valley California
Coordinator: Carolyn from Occassions by C & C
Florals: Sweet Peonies Flowers
Styled Rental: My Lovely Events and Rentals
Other Rentals: Party Pleasers
Dress: Allure Bridal (9022)

  • March 10, 2016 - 4:31 am

    Adams - Amazing stuff! Just brilliant. Great moments and colors .ReplyCancel

What can we say about Caitlin + Dan’s gorgeous Crossroads Estates  (by Foley Estates) wedding? These two are a perfect pair and it was a pleasure to photograph their wedding day. They had an amazing ceremony where they had friends and family members come up and give readings, tell stories, and marry them as a community. It was such a great experience and made for a very emotional and personal ceremony. They also had a poet come and type small poems for their guests on any subject they wanted. Such a cool memento for people to take home and remember this day! Honestly we can’t say enough good things about these two and their friends/family. From Caits group of girlfriends helping her get ready to the amazing toasts by their two best friends, this wedding was so full of personal touches and love.

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A photo of Caitlin getting ready. Dan The ceremony site at Crossroads Estate. The groom walking down the aisle. The bride walking down the aisle. A photo of Caitlin walking down the aisle. The ceremony entrance had two beautiful gates. Friends and family shared during the wedding ceremony. The bride and groom sat during the wedding ceremony. Caitlin and Dan The couple exchanging vows. The bride and groom Dan stomped on glass following the first kiss. The newlyweds right after the ceremony. Caitlin and Dan walking down the aisle after the ceremony. Caitlin wore a beautiful long veil. 018-storyboard A bride and groom portrait by a large tree. Black and white photos of the bride and groom. Dan kissing Caitlin Individual portraits of the bride and groom. Dan being silly behind Caitlin during her portrait time. A photo of the couple. An adorable photo of Caitlin resting on Dan. A sweet moment as the bride looks at the groom. Caitlin and Dan at Crossroads Estate. 019-storyboard The reception space at Crossroads Estate. The couple had beautiful blue tablecloths and gold plates. A photo of the table centerpiece. A toast during the reception. Photos during the toasts at the reception. Caitlin and Dan laughing during toasts. CrossroadsEstateWedding037 CrossroadsEstateWedding040 CrossroadsEstateWedding039 CrossroadsEstateWedding041 CrossroadsEstateWedding038 020-storyboard CrossroadsEstateWedding042 Caitlin and Dan Caitlin and Dan dancing during the reception. A sweet photo during the first dance. Dan spinning Caitlin during the first dance. An adorable photo of the first dance. All guests dancing during the reception. A photo of the outdoor reception area. The cake was tiered with florals. The bride and groom cutting the cake. The live band during the reception. A photo of guests dancing during the reception. Caitlin dancing with her mom. A photo of Caitlin dancing with a guest. The cigar bar during the reception. 022-storyboard The couple had a poet at the reception. Dancing during the reception. Caitlin and Dan Caitlin and Dan

Awesome Vendor Credits:

Venue: Crossroads Estate – www.firestonewine.com

Coordinator: Rani Hoover, Inspired Weddings & Events – ranihoover.com

Band: The Cheeseballs – www.cheeseballs.com

Floral: Eden Floral – www.edenfloralslo.com

What is this? A SECOND blog post in just one week? This is madness! Sheer insanity! “Dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!” – Dr. Peter Venkman – Ghost Busters. :)

Britt and Steve’s wedding had a theme that they absolutely nailed: “when you’re in love, the whole world is in bloom.” They didn’t go too crazy over-the-top with it, but there were gorgeous floral nods (provided by The Little Branch) throughout most aspects of the day, and it was so crazy beautiful. Kudos to them and to all of the event service professionals who pulled their vision together and made this day such a beautiful blast to photograph. We are also slightly obsessed with Britt’s beautiful lace dress. Come on! Those sleeves?! That back?! It was the absolute perfect choice. Oh and Britt’s dad may have had a plane fly over the ceremony site during the ceremony w/ a big banner that said “Just Married Brittany <3 Steve” which is pretty darn epic.

 

Britt and Steve Britt and Steve The wedding invitation suite with a cute tag labeled "all the details". A black and white photo of Steve getting ready. The groom getting ready. A groomsmen helping Steve put on his bowtie. Steve putting on his shoes and fun socks. Steve The bride Brittany The bride A beautiful black and white photo of Britt in the mirror. Britt getting her makeup done. The makeup artist putting on Brittany A gorgeous photo of Britt during getting ready. Britt checking out her makeup and hair. A beautiful photo of the bride looking at her wedding dress. The bride The bride fixing her hair in the mirror. Beautiful detail photos of Britt Britt putting on her shoes. The groom waiting for his bride during the first look. Britt walking up to Steve during the first look. A sweet moment between the couple during the first look. Britt spinning to show off her dress. The bridesmaids watching the first look. Britt and Steve together on their wedding day. The groom on the balcony. Individual portraits of the bride and groom. A gorgeous shot of the back of the bride The bride and groom looking out on the balcony. Britt and Steve together on the balcony with the ocean in the background. The couple in front of gorgeous greenery. A cute photo of the couple touching noses. Beautiful photos in front of the purple flowers. Britt and Steve walking through the club. The bride and groom standing near a lamppost. Britt and Steve wrapped in her veil. A portrait of the couple through the trees. The bride and groom in front of the fountain. A cute photo of the bride and groom in the courtyard. The Club Tower at the ceremony start time. The beautiful floral ceremony arch. The groom watching the bride walk down the aisle. Britt walking down the aisle with her dad. Britt and Steve Beautiful photos of the bride and groom during the ceremony. The couple reading their personal vows. A view down to Britt and Steve The couple exchanging wedding bands. The bride and groom holding hands. Britt and Steve A plane flew over with a just married sign. A beautiful sunset photo of the bride and groom. Photos of the couple during the golden hour. A bright golden photo of the couple looking at each other. A sweet kiss between the newlyweds. A photo with gorgeous sunflare. A portrait with the couple A black and white silhouette in front of the window. A beautiful portrait of the couple with the ocean background. The bride and groom sitting in two leather chairs. Bridal party photos in the library. An all wedding party shot in the den. Reception details photos. The beautiful floral centerpieces. The couple A cute moment between the bride and groom. Sweet photos of the first dance. The bride and groom sitting at the head table. The bride A view from the bride and groom The couple watching toasts. Black and white photos of the best man Britt and Steve played the Newlywed game during the reception. The bride laughing during the newlywed game. A cute photo of the couple playing the game. A cool black and white photo of the bride and groom lifting their shoes. The bride had a special dance with her dad. The father daughter dance. A sweet hug between the bride and her dad. The groom also had a special dance with his mom. The groom dancing with his mother. The groom Open dancing begins. Guests dancing during the reception. Guests dancing with the bride and groom. The bride and groom dancing together. Britt and Steve cutting their cake. Britt and Steve feeding each other cake. More dancing during the reception. The bride dancing with her friends. All the guests dancing together. A cute photo of Britt and Steve dancing together. The bride and groom singing to each other. Britt and Steve

 

Vendor Love:

Coordinator: Ali at A Gypsy Fete

Venue: Bel Air Bay Club

DJ + MC: Eric + Trevor at Extreme DJ Services

Cake: Fantasy Frostings

Floral: The Little Branch

Calligraphy: Courtney at PoppyJack Shop

Videography: Shark Pig

 

  • February 18, 2016 - 11:01 am

    Victoria L Chris - Lovely couple, lovely wedding and adore ALL the couple shots – fantastic memories!ReplyCancel

These two athletes and sports fans are the perfect pair (a home run, if you will ;)… you’re welcome for that) and we are so excited to share their beautiful southern California engagement session with you in anticipation of their stunning Bel-Air Bay Club wedding that we had the pleasure of recently photographing as the “opening day” (The sports puns and metaphors will not stop. They must not stop!!!) of our 2016 season (coming soon to the blog)! Steve is a pro baseball player and Britt is a soccer player, and these two met while refining their skills in college at University of Arizona (go Wildcats!) and have been hitting it out of the park ever since (BOOM! Got one more in there)!

Ok, we might not be the best at the sports-ing and genuinely have no idea what we are talking about (we had to google something for every single sports reference in this blog post). BUT! We love it when couples want to make their session extra special by bringing a few items that represent them as a couple! We loved getting to know these two and basking in some gorgeous California golden light at their engagement session in the hills and beach.  Enough talk. Check out some photos!

 

Britt and Steve Britt and Steve standing under a large tree. The couple brought sports equipment as props. Steve plays baseball and Britt is a soccer player. Britt and Steve with their cute sports props. Britt wore a bright red jumpsuit. Britt and Steve surrounded by many trees. Sweet photos of Britt and Steve in the trees. The couple on a dirt path. The couple in front of large trees. A photo of the couple through the trees. Britt and Steve sitting in the grass field. Sweet moments between Britt and Steve. A gorgeous photo of Britt looking away. The couple sitting on the grass at the park. A sun filled photo of the engaged couple. A black and white photo of the couple in the trees. Britt sitting on a tree branch. Cute photos of the couple at the park. Britt and Steve in front of small trees. A cool black and white photo of Britt and Steve at Old Agoura Park. The second half of the engagement session was at a Malibu beach. Britt and Steve sitting in front of the cliffside. The couple sitting on the sand. A sweet photo of the couple touching foreheads. Britt and Steve leaning against a large rock. Britt and Steve walking in the water. Britt and Steve at the Malibu beach. A shot through a rock of the couple. The couple sitting on a rock. Steve holding Britt on the beach. A bright sun filled photo of the couple. Britt and Steve standing on a large rock. A beautiful Malibu sunset. Britt and Steve on a rock at sunset. A cute photo of the couple at the beach. A perfect beach photo of Britt and Steve. A bright yellow sunset photo of the couple. A beautiful silhouette of Britt and Steve.