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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.

 

Larissa + Andy are adorable. We have a special fondness of them because we share a unique trait as a couple. Larissa and Marianne are both… vertically challenged, and Andy and Joe are freaking giants.  We may be bias but we think this combo is awesome and wonderful in every way. They also happened to have a totally stunning wedding day that was filled with gorgeous florals, special details, and a ton of dancing! You would never know that this October day was a rare 99+ degrees in Camarillo!

 

Larissa and Andy Larissa and Andy Larissa The bride sipping out of a best day ever mug. Larissa getting in her dress. Larissa The bride getting in her wedding dress. The groom getting in his tuxedo. Andy putting on his jacket. The groom and groomsmen getting ready. Andy waiting for the first look. The bride walking to the first look. Larissa and Andy Larissa and Andy The groom looking at the bride The bride and groom at Gerry Ranch during the first look. A portrait of the bride. The bride

A black and white portrait of the groom. The bride and groom sitting on a bench. A sweet photo of the bride and groom. The bride and groom Larissa and Andy walking along the ride. A photo of the bride and bridesmaids. The groom in sunglasseses with the groomsmen. Full wedding party photos in front of a tree. Larissa and Andy The bride and groom The groom and groomsmen walking into the wedding ceremony. The groomsmen hugging the groom before the ceremony. The bride with her father walking into the ceremony. Photos of the bride Larissa and Andy The couple holding hands during the ceremony. Andy smiling at Larissa during the ceremony. The couple exchanging rings. Larissa putting on Andy The couple Larissa and Andy after the wedding ceremony. Photos of the escort card display and table settings. Larissa and Andy The couple in the ranch Larissa and Andy at sunset. Sweet photos of the couple at sunset. A black and white photo of the couple on a dirt path. Larissa and Andy sitting in the fields at sunset. A sunset photo of the bride and groom. The bride and groom walking together. Larissa and Andy Andy singing to Larissa during the first dance. Sweet photos of the first dance. Larissa and Andy dancing together. A beautiful shot of the first dance. Larissa and Andy at the head table. The maid of honor Special toasts during the reception. Larissa and her dad had a special father daughter dance. The bride and her dad lip synced songs during their dance. The father daughter dance. A special dip during the father daughter lip sync dance. The groom also danced with his mom. A sweet moment of the mother son dance. The groom also danced with his whole family. Open dancing at the reception. The couple taking a selfie. The bridesmaids dancing together. The bride dancing with friends. Larissa dancing with guests during the reception. The bride and groom The wedding cake and dessert bar. Larissa and Andy cut the cake with special family swords. Larissa and Andy cutting the cake. The bride tossing her bouquet. The bridal bouquet toss. The groom removing the bride The groom tossing the garter. The garter toss during the reception. Guests dancing during the reception. Larissa and Andy A guest doing a backflip. The groom dancing during the reception. Larissa and Andy The bride and groom dancing together. Larissa and Andy dancing at the end of the reception. Larissa and Andy The couple drove away in an austin cooper. Larissa and Andy

 

Vendor Love:

Venue: Gerry Ranch

DJ: In the Mix Events

Florist: Knot Just Flowers

  • February 5, 2016 - 5:48 pm

    Larissa Graham - Wahoooo!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3ReplyCancel

  • February 5, 2016 - 7:20 pm

    Joanne Campbell Graham - Beautiful, perfect day!!ReplyCancel

  • February 5, 2016 - 8:58 pm

    Donis Mills - The Photographs turned out Beautiful ( I met Andy in August 2014 @ my late mother’s Memorial & was immediately impressed with him & his Love for Larissa his new bride! Great Job, You Should Be Proud of these pictures you took of my favorite cousin’s wedding!ReplyCancel

  • February 7, 2016 - 7:15 pm

    Gayle Graham Lusher - Great fun had by all!!!ReplyCancel

  • February 10, 2016 - 3:33 pm

    Mary Ellen Howe - What beautiful photographs of Larrisa & Andy’s wedding. Wow!
    Love them.ReplyCancel

If we could take a picture of a picture perfect couple (which…is kind of our thing after all) Elizabeth + Jake would be it.  They beam, they radiate, they SHINE with love for one another. These are two of the most joyful and sweet people we have had the pleasure of working with. The way they talk about each other and look at each other would make you think you’re in a Disney movie (and we secretly think they must be!). Overall this wedding was wonderful and these two are wonderful and if animated birds could come out of the woodwork they would do it for these two. Seriously.

 

Elizabeth and Jake The bride getting her make up done. A black and white photo of the bride getting her make up done. The flower girl getting ready. The groom getting dressed. Jake putting on his shoes. A black and white photo of the groom getting dressed. The groom opening a gift from the bride. The groom Elizabeth opening Jake The bride The bride Elizabeth Elizabeth getting in her dress. Elizabeth getting dressed. The bride getting in her shoes. The bride and groom Black and white photos of the first look. Elizabeth tapping Jake on the shoulder. Elizabeth and Jake A sweet moment between the bride and groom. First look photos. A cute photo of the bride and groom. Jake looking at Elizabeth. The bride and groom outside the Maravilla Gardens The couple walking on the side of the barn. Bride and groom details. A sweet black and white photo of the couple. Elizabeth and Jake in the garden. Elizabeth and Jake on the path. Elizabeth and Jake on their wedding day. The invitation suite and ceremony area. The groom and officiant before they walk down the aisle. The flower girl walking down the aisle. A special moment between the bride and her dad. The bride walking down the aisle. Elizabeth walking down the aisle. Jake hugging Elizabeth Elizabeth and Jake Jake laughing during the vows. Elizabeth reading her vows. The couple exchanging rings. Elizabeth and Jake holding hands. The bride and groom Elizabeth and Jake are married. The bride with her bridesmaids. The groom and groomsmen by the barn. The full wedding party at Maravilla Gardens. The reception area. The reception details. The dessert bar and wedding cake. Elizabeth and Jake Elizabeth and Jake entering the reception. The couple Elizabeth and Jake A sweet photo of the first dance. Elizabeth spinning during the first dance. Jake and Elizabeth dancing together. The bride and groom The mothers giving a welcome speech. The couple walking to the fields. The bride and groom on a dirt path. Elizabeth and Jake on a swing. Sweet photos of the couple on a swing. Elizabeth and Jake swinging. The couple walking in the fields. Sunset photos in the fields. Elizabeth and Jake at sunset. A sunset photo of the bride and groom. The wedding rings in a flower. The father of the bride The best man The maid of honor Elizabeth and Jake laughing during toasts. The father daughter dance. A black and white photo of the father daughter dance. Elizabeth dancing with her dad. Jake also danced with his mom. The mother son dance. Cake cutting. Elizabeth and Jake Guests dancing. Elizabeth and friends using the photobooth. Jake and Elizabeth singing along. Elizabeth and Jake during the reception. The sparkler send off. Elizabeth and Jake

 

Rad Vendor Credits:

Venue: Maravilla Gardens

DJ: Chris at Elegant Event Entertainment

Cake: Skiffs Cakes

Catering: Command Performance Catering

Florist: The Growing Company

Video: SidebySide Cinema

So, as you can see, we are still posting some amazing wedding from our 2015 season. It was such a great year for amazing couples so, as always, you will see us gushing about how amazing everyone was/is. You might remember these two from their insanely awesome beach engagement session.  Jaclyn + Nick are a one of a kind couple for sure. They live in Chicago but came out to Santa Barbara for their stunning wedding since they have a connection with the gorgeous beach town. They are genuine, sweet, and so loving that you couldn’t help but have a good time when working with them. Check out their beautiful Santa Barbara Biltmore wedding below!

 

Jaclyn and Nick Jaclyn The girls getting ready. Jaclyn getting her make up done. Jaclyn Jaclyn and Nick Jaclyn Jaclyn A special moment between the bride and her mom. Jaclyn putting on her earrings. Nick getting ready on his wedding day. Nick putting on his suspenders and shoes. Nick and his dog wore matching socks. Nick A special note from the bride to the groom. The ceremony was at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The flower girls walking down the aisle. The bride walking down the aisle with her dad. A photo of Jaclyn and Nick A full shot of the chapel at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Jaclyn and Nick holding hands during the ceremony. Jaclyn and Nick exchanging rings. The bride and groom Another kiss while they were walking down the aisle. The couple had in n out on the trolley. Photos of the bridal party. The wedding party at Four Seasons in Santa Barbara. The bride holding her bouquet. A black and white shot of the groom. The bride and groom sharing a kiss. Jaclyn and Nick holding their adorable dog. A sweet photo of Jaclyn and Nick at the reception site. The bride and groom in a garden area. A gorgeous photo of the bride and groom. A beautiful black and white photo of the bride and groom walking. Jaclyn and Nick sitting on a bench. Cute photos of the bride and groom Jaclyn and Nick under an arch. Jaclyn and Nick sitting on steps at Four Seasons. Jaclyn and Nick at the beach. A beautiful sunset photo of the bride and groom. Jaclyn and Nick walking on a wall at the beach. The couple walking on the beach in Santa Barbara. Sweet photos of the couple at the beach. Jaclyn and Nick Beautiful white and pink centerpieces. Jaclyn and Nick The bride and groom Jaclyn and Nick The couple A cute photo of Jaclyn and Nick dancing. Jaclyn and Nick Nick Nick on his groomsmen The bride Jaclyn and Nick listening to the toasts. A sweet photo of bride The best man speech. The maid of honor A cute shot of the couple during toasts. The bride dancing with her dad. The father daughter dance. A special moment between the bride and her dad. The groom also danced with his mom. A cool shot of the bride and groom cutting the cake. Jaclyn and Nick cutting the cake. The bride and groom giving a speech. The groom cut open a bottle of champagne. A cute little boy at the reception. Jaclyn and Nick The couple gave out sunglasses to their guests. Jaclyn Nick singing with the band. The couple also gave out glow sticks. Jaclyn and Nick cracking a confetti egg. Confetti falling on the bride and groom. Jaclyn and Nick holding sparklers. A light painting of Jaclyn and Nick. The couple gave out confetti eggs.

 

Awesome Vendor Credits:

Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Reception Venue: Four Seasons Biltmore

Wedding Planner: Wedding Kate

Band: NDemand of Jordan Music Entertainment

Florist: Santa Barbara Style

Lighting: Ambient Event Design