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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If you know us, you probably know that we are a little too obsessed with our dog. Really, we are obsessed with dogs in general. We are the people who are likely to stare at your dog from across the park wondering what breed it is, talking about how cute it is, and joking about how we want to steal it. We don’t know our most of our neighbors’ names, but we know the names of most of their dogs. Yeah… we are those people.

So you can imagine how excited we are when couples want to bring their dog to part of their engagement session! We had the pleasure of meeting Riley and her humans, Alix + Anthony, for coffee and had a blast talking to them about their wedding, their pup, our shared love for traveling etc. When we got to their engagement it was like meeting up with some friends to explore Santa Monica. We had a ton of fun and made some beautiful photos of these three lovelies at the same time. Special shout out to Joe for his mad Simba style dog holding skills for the last photo. Enjoy!

Alix and Anthony The couple leaning on a brick building. Alix and Anthony in an alleyway. Alix and Anthony The couple near a brick building. Alix and Anthony in front of a roll-up door. Alix and Anthony in front of a door. The couple brought their dog, Riley. A portrait of the couple with their French bulldog. Alix and Anthony The couple centered between two buildings. Alix and Anthony in a Santa Monica alleyway. A photo through the trees. The couple sitting on a tree. Anthony holding their dog. Alix looking at the camera. Anthony and Alix playing with their dog. The couple sitting on a blanket. The couple at Pacific Palisades Park. A black and white photo of the couple. The couple holding the dog. Alix and Anthony under a large tree. The couple leaning on a tree. The couple walking in the park. Alix and Anthony looking at each other. The couple laughing. Alix resting her head on Anthony The couple by a tree. A bright sun filled photo. Alix and Anthony at the park. The couple on the bridge. Alix and Anthony holding their dog. The couple on the gated bridge. The couple holding their dog. Alix and Anthony holding Riley. Sunset photos in Santa Monica. The couple on the beach. Alix and Anthony at sunset. The couple looking at the beach. Anthony picking up Alix. The couple sitting on the beach. The Santa Monica pier in the background. The couple looking at their dog. The couple on the beach. Alix and Anthony on the boardwalk. Alix and Anthony on the wood path. The couple at sunset. A silhouette portrait. A black and white portrait of the couple with their dog.


Simply put Maily + Hajime radiate love and fun. They are incredibly easy going and were such troopers even though their Malibu beach wedding day at Adamson House was strangely hot. They powered through the heat and celebrated like total champs by heating up the dance floor with their friends and families. To say this day was joyful would be an understatement. Enjoy!


Maily + Hajime Hajime getting dressed. Hajime buttoning his navy blue suit. The bridal bouquet against a wood door. The bride wore two different dresses. Maily wore gold sparkly heels. Maily putting on her shoes. A bridesmaid helping Maily get in her shoes. The groom right before the first look. The bride and groom right before the first look. Maily + Hajime had a special time to see each other before the ceremony. The couple An excited moment between the couple. Hajime looking at Maily Sweet moments during the first look. Bride and groom portraits on the porch. Maily and Hajime The bride and groom leaning on wood posts. Individual portraits of the bride and groom. The couple near a wood structure. Sweet photos of Hajime kissing Maily. Maily and Hajime looking at each other. A sweet kiss between the bride and groom. The couple in front of a picket fence. Cute photos of the couple together. A sun filled photo of the couple. The bridal party photos in front of large windows. The full wedding party together. Maily and Hajime The ceremony space at Adamson House. The groom walking down the aisle with his mother. The flower girls and ring bearers coming into the ceremony. The bride walking down the aisle. Hajime watching Maily walk down the aisle. Maily and Hajime A bridesmaids sharing during the ceremony. The bride and groom laughing. A full photo of the ceremony. Hajime reading his vows. The officiant sharing his message. Maily and Hajime exchanging vows. Maily laughing during the vows. Maily putting on Hajime The couple Maily and Hajime got married. The couple kissing in the aisle. Maily and Hajime just after they were married. The reception space. Maily and Hajime A special note the couple left to their guests. The yummy dessert bar. Maily and Hajime The couple entering the reception. Maily and Hajime The couple dancing together. The couple Maily and Hajime dancing at the start of the reception. Hajime dancing around Maily. The bride The bride The bridal party toasts. Maily and Hajime laughing during toasts. The couple toasting with the best man. The special parent dances during the reception. The bride and groom dancing with their parents. The father daughter dance and mother son dance. Bride and groom portraits on the beach. A beach sunset portrait of Maily and Hajime. Maily and Hajime walking back from the beach. A beautiful purple and orange sunset. A sunset silhouette photo. The bride dancing with the ring bearer. The bride dancing with guests. Guests dancing during the reception. Photos of guests using the photobooth. The ring bearer playing with photobooth props. Maily and Hajime cutting their wedding cake. The couple More dancing during the reception. Guests having fun dancing. Maily and Hajime A flowergirl dancing. Hajime dancing with a bridesmaid. Maily and Hajime dancing together. The couple Maily and Hajime dancing during the reception. The wedding rings near the couple

Awesome Vendor Credits:

Venue: Adamson House

Coordinator: Michelle at Coordinator MD

DJ: iDJ Entertainment Services

Florals: Knot Just Flowers

Hair/Make-Up: Joyce Luck Style

As wedding photographers we love that we get to photograph all sorts of weddings. From large events to small elopements. We absolutely loved getting to photograph Whitney + JD’s gorgeous and intimate Walnut Grove wedding. These two are so sweet and laid back that their day was such an absolute joy to be a part of. It felt like we were hanging out with two good friends and celebrating with their families. They had so many cool touches from a cigar lounge to a caricature artist!


Walnut grove Wedding Photos The groom styling his hair. JD spraying his hair. A sweet letter to his bride. The groom tying his purple tie. The bride gave the groom a watch. The bride Whitney The hair stylist combing the bride Whitney The wedding dress hanging in an arch. The bride The bridal suite at Walnut Grove. The bride getting in her dress. The maid of honor buttoning Whitney A portrait of the bride in a mirror. The bride getting ready. The groom The bride reading a letter. Earrings from the groom. The groom Whitney at the first look. Whitney and JD in the fields. JD seeing his bride for the first time. Whitney and JD together. The couple in the grass field. Whitney looking at the camera. Individual portraits of the bride and groom. Whitney and JD looking at each other. Black and white photos of Whitney and JD. Whitney holding JD. A photo of the couple by a tree. Whitney and JD from behind. The couple walking together. The couple under the arch. Whitney and JD under an arch. The bride with her maid of honor. The bride walking down the aisle. The bridal processional. Whitney A sweet photo of the bride and her dad. Whitney and JD Walnut Grove ceremony space. A funny moment in the ceremony. The bride laughing. The groom during the ceremony. The aisle. The ring exchange. Whintey putting on JD The first kiss as husband and wife. The bride and groom hugging. Whitney and JD are married. The bride and groom after the ceremony. The couple surrounded by trees. The bride The bride and groom behind the veil. The bride and groom in front of trees. Whitney and JD leaning on a fence. Whitney and JD at sunset. The couple in the tomato vines. A Walnut Grove wedding. Sweet moments between the newlyweds. A cute black and white portrait. The couple surrounded by tomato vines. Whitney and JD together. A sunset portrait of the bride and groom. WJ-BG-201 copy Reception details. The centerpieces and table numbers. The cake and dessert bar set up. Whitney and JD Whitney and JD The bride and groom dancing. The back of Whitney Whitney and JD dancing. A cute moment between the bride and groom. The couple dancing at the reception. Whitney The bride and groom during the welcome speech. The head table laughing during the speech. The best man Whitney and JD during toasts. The artist drawing Whitney. The bride and groom cutting the cake. Whitney and JD feeding each other cake. The bride The father daughter dance. The mother son dance. The Walnut Grove reception. Guests around the artist. The groom looking at a drawing. The cigar bar. The groom smoking a cigar. Kids dancing during the reception. The bride The bride dancing. A kid dancing during the reception. Whitney and JD The wedding rings on a pencil.

Totally Rad Vendor Credits:

Venue: Walnut Grove at Tierra Rejada Farms

Coordinator: Michele at Mia Bella Weddings

DJ: Nic at Coastal Entertainment Group

Cake: Frost It Cupcakery

Florals: Curious Floral

Hair/Make-up: Kathleen at Beau Ideal Beauty Productions

Caricature Artist: Caricature by James Malia