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Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate

We have been super blessed with totally freaking awesome weddings this year and Beth + Nate’s Still Waters Vineyard wedding is no exception! We have also had a year filled with gorgeous vineyard and winery weddings which we are finding that we love more and more!

Now for the crazy part! Let’s play a fun little game, shall we? Take a look at the photos below. Look for any signs of anything about this wedding that might make it waaaaay different than a  lot of the weddings we shoot here in Southern and Central California. Then read-on below.

Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate
Still Waters Vineyard Wedding: Beth + Nate

Do you think you know what it is that made this wedding just a little crazy and special?
If you guessed “they look like an awesome couple!” Although that is certainly true, this must be your first time to our blog, because we pretty much specialize in photographing rad people. It is right there in our tag-line: “Awesome Photos for Rad People.”

If you guessed “that is a gorgeous bride and a good looking groom!” Again, very true. But equally wrong; Beautiful people flock to us “like the salmon of Capistrano” to have us photograph their weddings.

If you guessed “Still Waters Vineyard is a gorgeous wedding venue.” Still true, but still wrong.

By now you, the only person who actually reads the words on our blog posts, must be pulling your hair out screaming “what on Earth could it be!?!?!?” We shall make you suffer no longer.

In a Shyamalanian twist of EPIC proportions which will do nothing short of blow your mind berries sky-high, the thing that makes this wedding so amazing is what you DON’T see! At any point in the above photos where you can see that it is daylight, it was well above 100 degrees. Notwithstanding the face melting heat, Beth + Nate’s wedding was filled with SO much joy that you would never know that Beth, Nate, their bridal party and all of their guests were being baked alive!

To Beth + Nate, we wish you a long, happy and air conditioning filled marriage!

Big ups to all the awesome wedding vendors that made this day extra special with their talents:
Venue: Still Waters Vineyards
DJ: AMS Entertainment
Cake: Cake Cathedral
Flowers: April Flowers
Dress: Reem Acra

  • October 1, 2013 - 10:25 pm

    Chris Mortillaro - pictures look great as alwaysReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2013 - 10:50 pm

    Amanda Rynda - Gorgeous everything!ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2013 - 9:25 am

    Joseph Hall - Fantastic photos – the second has to be my favourite – just a simple getting ready shot but beautifully composed!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2013 - 6:42 am

    Martin Price - What a great venue for the wedding. Stunning set of photos too, love the lighting for the evening shots!ReplyCancel

Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom

We have never shot a Firestone Vineyard Wedding before and we got spoiled quick, fast and in a hurry with this one!

Whitney was a total knockout in her lace dress (you all know that we have a long standing love of lace dresses around here!) Tom was so incredibly chill, he would have made an ice cube jealous. They are an all-around super sweet couple so it was no surprise that there were loads of love and laughter throughout the day.

And let’s not overlook the fact that their Firestone Vineyard wedding was g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s! Just look at it!

Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom
Firestone Vineyard Wedding: Whitney + Tom

 

Awesome Vendors:

Venue: Firestone Vineyard
Dress Shop: Lili Bridal
DJ: Gavin Roy Events
Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes
Caterer: Pure Joy Catering
Officiant: Patrice Handley
Florist: Passion Flowers
Month of Coordinator: Amber Weir

Long Beach Engagement Photography: Courtney + Matt

We first met Courtney + Matt when Matt was a groomsman and Courtney was a guest at another awesome couples wedding (Tiffany + Brian). We were thrilled when they contacted us to shoot their Santa Babara Zoo Wedding (which is going to be epic and include a giraffe feeding..what?!?). After chatting with them a bit we decided that shooting near their home in Long Beach was going to be the perfect fit for their engagement session, add in their super cool Russian wolfhound pup (who much prefers standing to laying down) and we were all set to have some fun!

 

Long Beach Engagement Photography: Courtney + Matt
Long Beach Engagement Photography: Courtney + Matt
Long Beach Engagement Photography: Courtney + Matt
Long Beach Engagement Photography: Courtney + Matt
Long Beach Engagement Photography: Courtney + Matt
Long Beach Engagement Photography: Courtney + Matt
Long Beach Engagement Photography: Courtney + Matt
Long Beach Engagement Photography: Courtney + Matt
Long Beach Engagement Photography: Courtney + Matt
Long Beach Engagement Photography: Courtney + Matt
Long Beach Engagement Photography: Courtney + Matt
Long Beach Engagement Photography: Courtney + Matt
Long Beach Engagement Photography: Courtney + Matt
Long Beach Engagement Photography: Courtney + Matt
Long Beach Engagement Photography: Courtney + Matt