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 images from recent weddings, engagements, and inspiration sessions as well as tips/ideas for brides. 

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    - Marianne + Joe


Wow, that title is sure a mouthful huh? house. I HAD to shoot their wedding. They were spunky and fun from the first e-mail AND they were getting married at an insanely awesome venue. I mean, the LA Natural History Museum! How cool is that?! Almost as cool as Ryan and Jen themselves, almost. Goofy, silly, quirky, sweet, stylish, and fun = Jen + Ryan.

I had such an amazing time at their wedding because they truly made me feel like family. I am so excited to share with you their Los Angeles wedding. Be warned, there are a lot of photos!

A great big thanks to my awesome 2nd shooter/assistant at this wedding Miss Jen Harris, she rocked it out like no other.

Venue: Los Angeles Natural History Museum (and Rose Garden)
Flowers: Chelsea Leah Flowers
Make-up: Karen Jumaoas
Hair: Andreia Flores
Catering: The Ranch Catering Company

  • April 5, 2010 - 1:46 pm

    Kristi Wright - These are incredibly fun!ReplyCancel

  • April 5, 2010 - 1:47 pm

    Jessica Fishell Sadoway - I’m LOVING the pic with the musk oxen!ReplyCancel

  • April 5, 2010 - 1:53 pm

    Elisha - WOW WOW WOW!! These are spectacular. Love the one with rings on the dinosaurs, so fitting. They are all so wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • April 5, 2010 - 2:33 pm

    Jen R - I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE our pics! I dont know how you made me look so hot that day… but you did :) You are quite the magician :) Thanks sooooooo very much for being so awesommmmmme :) (oh and Please thank Jen for us too! She totally rocked it!)ReplyCancel

  • April 5, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    Marianne - Jen – you looked so stunning! You are giving me too much credit, you’re gorgeous! :)ReplyCancel

  • April 5, 2010 - 3:53 pm

    s h e r r y - Wow. Awesome… I am LOVING the ring shots!ReplyCancel

  • April 5, 2010 - 11:03 pm

    Marissa Rodriguez - I can feel the energy from this couple in your photos! I love them!ReplyCancel

  • April 7, 2010 - 5:53 pm

    Katelyn James - loveeee!!!!! So great! Love your style!!ReplyCancel

  • May 15, 2010 - 1:09 am

    Grace - Marianne,

    I absolutely love that this couple choose the Los Angeles Natural History Museum to get married in. Themed weddings are the best!ReplyCancel

  • April 13, 2011 - 12:05 am

    BridetoBe - Love it. The bride is gorgeous! Looks like it was a lot of fun!ReplyCancel

  • November 24, 2015 - 6:36 pm

    Orange and fuchsia pink wedding colors ⋆ Wedding Ideas By Color - […] Photographer in California: Marianne Wilson Photography – via Real Wedding – Los Angeles natural History Museum […]ReplyCancel

So, sometimes I wonder if my mailman thinks I am really popular with all the wedding invites I receive :)

I just wanted to share with you two awesome wedding invitations I just received from two of my amazing couples that have weddings coming up this year.

Remember Alex + Kaori? Of course you do! They had a rockin Los Angeles Engagement session just a few weeks back. Which can be seen: Here

Well, I just received their invites. I knew they were going to be amazing but I had no idea they would be THIS AMAZING! The invites are quirky, creative, and filled with their personalities. totally love them! This is a great example of making everything about your wedding personal. Now, to be fair, Alex and Kaori are super creative by nature and both work in creative fields. So not everyone could pull off totally custom invites like these, but you can definitely incorporate a few personal touches :)

So here are their invites, be inspired!

Another invite I have to show off is Sarah + Luke’s rad plantable invites. Yes, you read correctly, plantable (is that a real word?)! I was so stoked when I got their invites as well. You can bet I will be making a lil’ garden in honor of their wedding with their wedding invitations! Hate wasting all that paper? Want to still actually send out invitations?? This recycled plant paper is a great way to keep it a little greener.

Check these out!

  • April 4, 2010 - 12:57 am

    s h e r r y - Ooh! These are so CUTE!ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2010 - 8:12 am

    Indre - Those look amazing!ReplyCancel

  • August 16, 2010 - 8:29 am

    Becca - What a beautiful idea!


  • August 16, 2010 - 6:28 pm

    Filipa - What a perfect and fun little idea!ReplyCancel

  • August 16, 2010 - 6:30 pm

    Filipa - I completely and utterly agree! I despise toasters and cutlery as a wedding gifts! They just seem so impersonal and such a lazy option! We want to encourage our guests to get us board games, and art is such a great idea too!ReplyCancel

  • August 18, 2010 - 4:22 pm

    theoneinpink » Blog Archive » bits & pieces: august 18, 2010 - […] amazing creative wedding invitations, including one made with wildflower seeds that we is plantable!! […]ReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2010 - 8:04 am

    Jane loves links « Lady Writer - […] to plan, so I don’t take a lot of notice, but things have caught my eye, including these amazing wedding invitations. They are so different, especially the plantable ones! Nessie I love these monster posters, […]ReplyCancel

  • May 28, 2012 - 6:41 am

    Lhanie - Hi Marian,

    That was really nice wedding invitation.Is that personalize card created by you?.


  • December 4, 2014 - 11:25 am

    Have a lovely weekend. | A CUP OF JO - […] Plantable wedding invitations. […]ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2015 - 3:27 pm

    Jane loves links | Is That You Darling - […] to plan, so I don’t take a lot of notice, but things have caught my eye, including these amazing wedding invitations. They are so different, especially the plantable […]ReplyCancel

Jessica and Daniel got married at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix Arizona. Jessica and Daniel have an amazing friendship, so I think that is highly appropriate. Every time I am around these two I can’t help but smile, feel their joy, and think that they are truly soul mates. Jessica’s mom said it well as we were chatting at their reception, she said, “they have fun no matter what they’re doing”.

You can see this in their smiles, hear it in their laughter, and understand this by the little things they do for each other.

I had an amazing time shooting their wedding, a wedding that was as genuine as they are, perfect. So now I share with you a few of the photographs from Jessica and Daniel’s Phoenix wedding.

Jessica may or may not have been finishing her vows as she was getting ready :)

Jessica had told me a few weeks before the wedding, when giving me her time line, that she was going to surprise Daniel by doing the Hawaiian wedding dance for him directly after their first dance. Adorable! Little did she know Daniel had plans too! Him and his groomsmen surprised her with a little song and dance of their own.

  • March 31, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    s h e r r y - :) They are so adorable! And I LOVE the cranes!!ReplyCancel

  • March 31, 2010 - 8:58 pm

    Chloe Hefner - SOOOO Cool Marianne! This couple is so cute….you can tell by the pictures :)ReplyCancel

  • April 1, 2010 - 12:13 am

    Cindy - Love these! Pretty amazing shots.ReplyCancel

  • April 2, 2010 - 8:39 pm

    Heather Parker - flowers placed on the blue chair ~ amazing.ReplyCancel

  • April 3, 2010 - 11:14 pm

    Ken - Just lovely!ReplyCancel

  • April 5, 2010 - 2:29 pm

    kaori - Sooooo cuuuuuteeeee.LOVE it!!! Can’t stop smiling:))ReplyCancel

  • April 6, 2010 - 9:44 am

    Jack_l - I think the photo 013 is so precious. She is a beautiful bride!ReplyCancel

  • May 19, 2010 - 7:25 pm

    Hi-Fi Weddings - OH WOW!! I looooooooooooove this! If there’s anyway they have a copy of the playlist, I’d love love love to feature this on Hi-Fi Weddings :):)ReplyCancel

  • January 14, 2011 - 5:34 am

    Arnold M. Wilson - Great photos! This photographer is a real master of the art. He has performed his work perfectly and shown all the beauty and happiness of wedding in the best way! Thumb up!ReplyCancel

  • January 22, 2011 - 2:36 pm

    sarah - wow. these are amazing! the kiss photo is so so so cute and the origami light photo is incredible!ReplyCancel

  • February 21, 2011 - 12:30 pm

    Kristen - Where was the reception held? It looks so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • July 29, 2011 - 3:48 pm

    Jessica - @Kristen: The reception was at Aunt Chilada’s restaurant in Phoenix, near the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak. The paper cranes were my family’s doing, but everything else is just the natural beauty of the patio!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2011 - 4:34 pm

    Chris Chong - Great set! Very well done!ReplyCancel

  • October 2, 2012 - 6:07 am

    Vancouver wedding photogrpaher - Lovely photos, love the depth in some of the pictures.ReplyCancel

I simply cannot get over how awesome ALL my brides & grooms are. They are full of spunk, style, and sweetness!

Serra and Jack are no exception and it was so fun shooting with them in Santa Barbara for their engagement photo session. We started at the gorgeous Santa Barbara Courthouse and then headed to a nearby park  to finish up. Towards the last 30 minutes of shooting it started POURING rain. Luckily the rain mostly held off till the very end of the session and we shot under some gorgeous (and large) trees which kept us dry…well, mostly dry.

  • March 26, 2010 - 12:18 pm

    Marissa Rodriguez - These are gorgeous! I love her outfits! And the second to last shot is my favorite :)ReplyCancel

  • March 26, 2010 - 12:47 pm

    Jen - love em! fun couple too! :)ReplyCancel

  • March 26, 2010 - 1:56 pm

    s h e r r y - These are adorable <3 LOVE the ones with the dandelions.ReplyCancel

  • March 26, 2010 - 5:13 pm

    William Massey - That last shot, the diptych, is amazing! I love your subtle processing… it’s perfect!ReplyCancel

  • March 26, 2010 - 5:34 pm

    seth goodmans - What a fun set of engagement photos. The shot of them kissing is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • March 26, 2010 - 5:46 pm

    Amber Hughes - Super cute session! Love the shot lying down and the ones with the dandelions.ReplyCancel

  • March 26, 2010 - 7:57 pm

    Danielle Daigle - These are so fun! I really love how you used the surroundings, and how you incorporated the books. Fantastic photos!ReplyCancel

  • March 26, 2010 - 10:10 pm

    Philip Boudreau - What a cute couple! Looks like you had fun shooting them! I especially love the one in the tree! Great job on the session!ReplyCancel

  • March 27, 2010 - 8:26 am

    Kelly Ry - Love these! Especially love the photo of them in the tree. So great.ReplyCancel

  • March 27, 2010 - 1:24 pm

    Tab Mccausland - So fun good job!ReplyCancel

  • March 27, 2010 - 6:37 pm

    Brad Ross Photography - I do not know these people but I feel I do now! You really got their emotions wonderfully. Great work!ReplyCancel

  • March 28, 2010 - 7:26 pm

    Stephie - how fun! loving the colors, and that book shot is killer. =)ReplyCancel

  • March 31, 2010 - 8:48 pm

    Vida Carson - Fantastic light in these images and I just love the last shot! It’s so perfect :)ReplyCancel

  • April 4, 2010 - 7:56 pm

    gabe aceves - marianne- this set is awesome. i really love the very first shot. great stuff.ReplyCancel

  • October 7, 2010 - 12:28 pm

    Jay Hsiang Studio - the last two shots are cute! LIKE.ReplyCancel