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.

    We are so blessed to be able to do what we love most and share our passion for photography and people with you!  Please feel free to peruse through posts and come back as we consistently add new work and tips/ideas for brides. 

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    - Marianne + Joe

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When you have a groom whose last name is Fox, you lean into it (see photos halfway down).

When you have a bride with a pink Oscar de la Renta dress, it only makes sense to shoot in a bank parking lot with confetti.

When a groom proposes outside an apartment building next to a lamppost, you go back and shoot there.

We can only imagine all of the cheeky and fun shenanigans that will be going on at at Sasha + Jason’s wedding at the Fig House later this year and we are definitely looking forward it!

Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason
Silverlake Engagement Photography: Sasha + Jason

  • April 26, 2014 - 10:00 pm

    Stefanie Endler - I'm now in love with your love.
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  • April 26, 2014 - 10:34 pm

    Shari Turell - These are so beautiful. Love the confetti the most!ReplyCancel

  • April 26, 2014 - 11:11 pm

    Jordan Hall - great photos. congrats Jason!ReplyCancel

  • April 26, 2014 - 11:53 pm

    Sidney Morgan - You guys are magic! Love silverlake and I love these photos. you guys are killing it.ReplyCancel

  • April 27, 2014 - 1:22 am

    Ruben Nunez - Monterey Wedding Photographers - Gorgeous work Marianne! I love the creativity of your shots and how you capture the couple’s love and emotion.ReplyCancel

  • April 27, 2014 - 1:49 pm

    D4Dinna - OFF the HOOK. Tears, smiles and goosebumps all overReplyCancel

  • April 27, 2014 - 8:08 pm

    Fay Zax - these photos are amazing!!! love itReplyCancel

  • April 27, 2014 - 10:42 pm

    Matthew Mead - Such a stunning engagement shoot!!!ReplyCancel

  • April 28, 2014 - 9:26 am

    Portia Freckle Eye Cobb - Every frame. Beautiful. Perfect. Really illustrates their love for one another. One that stands out is one in the green grass where each have their eyes closed-thanking the universe for one another. Lovely. Been knowing this girl since she was what? 10? so I am thoroughly impressed with her life and the people in it. Bravo!
    Ooooh and that dress Sasi!ReplyCancel

  • April 28, 2014 - 5:25 am

    Jessica - Ah.maze.ing. use of light!ReplyCancel

  • April 28, 2014 - 5:44 am

    Darren Gair - wow, these really are good ! Amazing work :)ReplyCancel

  • April 28, 2014 - 10:54 am

    /mariahedengren - These are just pure awesomeness and too cool.ReplyCancel

  • April 28, 2014 - 11:29 am

    Sam - Seriously amazing session. The light was so divine and everything just looks to die for.ReplyCancel

  • April 28, 2014 - 1:34 pm

    Sarah - Love these! The confetti ones are adorable!ReplyCancel

  • April 28, 2014 - 1:35 pm

    Taylor Roades - great storyboarding and you got so so so lucky with that light!! :DReplyCancel

    • May 5, 2014 - 10:46 pm

      Marianne - Thanks! We actually showed up way early to scout locations that would have great light at specific times. But I guess if it looks good enough to be called “so so so lucky” then that’s a great compliment too ;)ReplyCancel

As we sat down to write this blog post, we realized that we made an egregious error of epic proportions!!! No… that is not enough… !!!!!!!!!! We forgot to put Rosie and Mike’s engagement session at the Viceroy in LA! We recognize that their engagement session really would tie the blog together and rest assured that omission will not stand, man! Be watching for that some time this week. :)

In the mean-time, let’s enjoy some of their wedding photos! :)

Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike
Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photography: Rosie + Mike

  • May 8, 2014 - 8:14 pm

    Michael A. Murai - Hello Marianne,

    Thank you so much for capturing all the precious moments during Rosie and Mike’s Wedding. As a person who loves to take photos I always try to feel the scene I am about to photograph. In your photos of Rosie and Mike, you captured the essences of love between two people and also the happiness they are sharing with each other. In your photos you have given us the opportunity to feel their happiness during their magical day.
    Thank you.

    MichaelReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2014 - 6:38 pm

    Angela Gariel - What a fairytale romance! <3 Rosie and Mike, you two share a love that is so beautiful and is captured in these pictures! The photographer did an amazing job capturing your joy, happiness and love that was shared on your wedding day and made that day so happily ever after! Love you both so much and thank you for letting our family be a part of such an enchanting day! <3ReplyCancel

Meet Theresa + Alex… and our official shoot mascot, Señor Quackers. :)

We don’t know if Señor Quackers is going to be able to make it to their wedding, but we are looking forward to seeing Theresa + Alex again soon.

Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex
Cal State Long Beach Engagement: Theresa + Alex

What’s not to love about Josie + Dan’s Calamigos Equestrian wedding?!?!

They are a super awesome couple and, in addition to being absolutely adorable together, they really let their personalities shine through in their wedding day, which we love!

When couples first contact us, we send them a short questionnaire to get a little more information about their wedding day just because we like to get ourselves up to speed on what they are planning for their wedding. Here’s a little bit of what Josie sent us:

“Dan and I couldn’t be more different or LOOK more different from each other. I’m a short 5’2″, first generation Chinese American…and he’s a tall 6’2″ Irish American. Our wedding will reflect those differences and also highlight things that we both love. We both work in film and LOVE movies… so we want a cake topper of a bride n’ groom holding guns.”

When a bride is talking cake toppers with guns right out of the gate, you know that you need not question their “commitment to sparkle motion” (you get major Marianne + Joe bonus points if you know that reference). We were excited to shoot this wedding and to see how they expressed their differences and similarities in their wedding. They certainly didn’t disappoint! We could see little touches of “them” throughout the day and we loved them all. But, we have to say that our favorite was the A-Team style video that they aired right before their grand entrance to the reception. To be honest, we were a little bummed that we were only able to catch little bits of it (since we were shooting people’s responses/reactions while they watched it), but the little bits that we did get to see were fantastic! :)

Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan
Calamigos Equestrian Wedding: Josie + Dan

Awesome wedding vendors involved:

Coordinator: Angela Mitchell
DJ: MIXX Entertainment
Venue: Calamigos Equestrian