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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Janice + James were going for an enchanted forest theme, and you really can’t pick many better venues for that theme than the Garden Patio at Calamigos Ranch in the hills of Malibu!

We had a great time shooting with this adorable couple and we hope that they enjoy their photos as much as we enjoyed taking them! :)

Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James
Calamigos Ranch Wedding: Janice + James

  • August 15, 2014 - 11:12 pm

    Denise - These are lovely photos! Bursting with emotions… :) That last shot is so perfect! I love the frame.ReplyCancel

  • August 17, 2014 - 2:52 am

    Joanna Day - Good cover shot! The last one I think is the best.ReplyCancel

  • September 2, 2014 - 4:07 pm

    Wilson Viera - These are simply stunning. Love the Tiffany-blue dresses alongside all the vibrant colors of nature. ~ Viera RamazReplyCancel

Ali + Mike contacted us awhile back to shoot their engagement session and we are sure glad they did. They are such a sweet and fun couple and we had a lot of fun shooting with these two in the hills and beaches of Malibu California!

 

Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike
Malibu Hills and Beach Engagement: Ali + Mike

  • July 21, 2014 - 4:34 am

    Mitchell Hernandez - I love these pics Ali and Mike!!!
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  • August 5, 2014 - 6:11 am

    Jonas Karlsson - the ones on the mountain slope are truly gorgeous, nice workReplyCancel

  • September 2, 2014 - 4:09 pm

    Viera Ramaz - Adore the ocean focus. Such beautiful photography. Wish I lived closer so you could take photos of my beautiful family – Viera RamazReplyCancel

Much like Alannah and Evan themselves, this Carondelet House wedding just oozed style and class. I mean, check out Alannah’s insanely gorgeous BHLDN dress and Evan’s super rad blue suit! Carondelet was also the perfect setting for their chic and relaxed wedding.

We had an absolute blast getting to know these two at our first meeting over cocktails (definitely a fast track to our hearts there!), their stunning Los Angeles engagement session, and their killer wedding.

Check it out and leave some love in the comments if you love this wedding as much as we do!

Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan
Carondelet House Wedding L.A: Alannah + Evan

  • July 16, 2014 - 5:58 pm

    Caryn - Gorgeous blend of fashion and wedding photography. Every image is perfectly stylish!! Love them all!ReplyCancel

  • July 16, 2014 - 8:48 pm

    sheila - Absolutely stunning. ♡ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2014 - 5:40 pm

    Lindsay Oppedisano - You guys are gorgeous people!! Love you so much! <3ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2014 - 12:26 pm

    Adonye Jaja - such a strong collection! Super well done!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2014 - 7:16 pm

    Pedro Diaz - Such amazing pictures! Both of you look so happy! Congrats! ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2014 - 2:38 pm

    tobiah - these photographs are brilliant – absolutely – the style in your photos is wonderfu. that’s a lovely dress as well!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2014 - 4:08 pm

    Jon S6 - Love this, so clean. Awesome use of lightReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2014 - 10:16 pm

    Sally Oppedisano - These pictures are fantastic! We loved reliving that very glorious day with all these special people in our lives. Love you two! XoReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2014 - 4:19 pm

    Sally oppedisano - Love and memories…..perfect evening!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2014 - 11:39 pm

    Alyssa Schroeder - These are so stunning, Marianne! You absolutely killed it. I just love their style, all these locations and those window portraits.ReplyCancel

  • July 18, 2014 - 12:49 am

    Damien - Beautiful images!! i love the few in the window and the big group shotReplyCancel

  • July 18, 2014 - 5:23 am

    Marianne Taylor - Stunning work! I loved every single frame.ReplyCancel

  • July 18, 2014 - 5:58 pm

    Gwen Duffy - WOW!!!!! Fantastic pics!!! Beautiful!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • July 18, 2014 - 7:12 pm

    Kat Forsyth - That wedding gown is soooo pretty! And the rest of the wedding ain’t bad, either. :-)ReplyCancel

  • July 18, 2014 - 10:26 pm

    lisa lacroix - What an incredibly stylish wedding. I love that blue suit. So unexpected!!ReplyCancel

  • July 19, 2014 - 11:42 am

    Tim Kamppinen - Awesome use of light! I especially love the one where the bride and groom are lit up at the table with the rest of the reception in shadow.ReplyCancel

  • July 19, 2014 - 12:18 pm

    dan hand - Killer flash work, seriously! These are so good.ReplyCancel

  • July 20, 2014 - 2:43 am

    portland wedding photographers - Hi Marianne… Wow! I love your works! The red bricks as background… The shots beside the window… Just so amazing! The lights were perfect.ReplyCancel

  • July 20, 2014 - 10:22 pm

    Teresa K - What a beautiful and elegant wedding…I love the “feel” I get looking through these images Marianne!ReplyCancel

  • July 23, 2014 - 3:37 pm

    Norman Greenhouse - I love these pictures.What a wonderful day!
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  • July 30, 2014 - 3:18 pm

    Brian Kraft - So much beauty in these wedding photos. What a pair (tall and small)!ReplyCancel

  • August 22, 2014 - 4:57 am

    Lisa Pappas - These photos are so beautiful! Love the lighting and the colors. So excited to see you guys in 6 weeks!!ReplyCancel

  • September 2, 2014 - 4:12 pm

    Viera Ramaz - Wow. Just wow. This is everything I want for my own wilson wedding. – viera ramazReplyCancel

This Chico wedding was all sorts of special to us. The groom, Chris, was one of Joe’s best friends in high school. Their rich and compelling history of teenage shenanigans would have been enough to make this wedding pretty special, but Chris and Marcie’s wedding was something more than that.

Chris and Marcie earned a permanent residency in the special place in our hearts when they went waaaaaay out of their way to help Joe to propose to Marianne exactly 3 years and 1 day ago. To this day, Joe calls Chris’ mother “Mom Hester” and that really says it all. This wedding felt like photographing a family member’s wedding. If they love their photos even half as much as we adore them, we will be pretty happy with life. :)

Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris
Chico Wedding: Marcie + Chris

  • July 11, 2014 - 11:33 pm

    Kim - Dang, it’s so refreshing to see a couple freaking KILL it on the dance floor! Right on!ReplyCancel

  • July 12, 2014 - 1:00 pm

    Jessica Schilling - This is so gorgeous and sweet! I love the setting and everyone is so happy!ReplyCancel

  • July 12, 2014 - 4:34 pm

    Caryn Canatella - So gorgeous! I love the mother/son dance images. SO MUCH LOVE!ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2014 - 9:18 am

    Jimmy - wow amazingly captured wedding! I noticed they were signing to each other, did you have to sign to them as well to give direction? Great job by the way!ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2014 - 9:13 pm

    Christian Lee - Gorgeous work, Marianne! What a fun looking wedding!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2014 - 9:26 am

    small - Beautiful! Love the I love you sign as she is walking up to the first look!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2014 - 12:07 pm

    Rahul Khona - Beautiful throughout….i love your portraits. stunning.ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2014 - 10:23 pm

    Mandy - Truly amazing imagery. Your editing is so clean and lovely. Great work Marianne!ReplyCancel

  • July 15, 2014 - 12:40 am

    Rachelle - SO much happiness here. Every shot is bursting with emotion. Great work!ReplyCancel

  • July 15, 2014 - 1:21 am

    Justin R - So elegant and beautiful! Love this gallery!ReplyCancel

  • July 16, 2014 - 1:54 am

    Pat London - Very very beautiful and fun!! These pictures are fabulous as was every thing about the wedding!
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