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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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

Are you ready for your mind holes to be straight-up blown to pieces!? The Marianne Wilson Photography duo of awesomeness that most of you know (Marianne + Joe) is actually a trio (Quick aside to our families: don’t start going crazy.  We are not pregnant)! We know, this kind of a revelation is almost as shocking as the day you found out that to there was no invisible lock on the cookie jar and that your parents weren’t the only ones who had the invisible key… is that not a thing?… whatever. Once the room stops spinning, read on and we will explain.

Behind the scenes at Marianne Wilson Photography is our super awesome studio manager, Cameryn. She keeps this place running by managing our schedules, drafting emails, packaging USBs for delivery, and so, so, so very much more. In return, we take on the heavy burden of getting all of the credit and praise for the amazing customer service that Cameryn makes possible. It’s a win-win, really.

Seriously though. Cameryn’s role here cannot be overstated. If you love working with Marianne Wilson Photography, you love working with Cameryn. She is awesome and we love her like family. So, when she asked us to photograph her wedding, we had a big ol’ case of the feels. To say that we were simultaneously honored and excited is an understatement of epic proportions. We are not going to lie, we also got pretty choked up quite a few times at her wedding. It was wonderful getting to celebrate this huge milestone with her.

Oh, and Mark was there too and we guess he was cool or whatever. We kid, we kid. It was also great getting to hang out and celebrate with Mark and get to know him better too. :)

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Venue: Private residence in Santa Rosa Valley California
Coordinator: Carolyn from Occassions by C & C
Florals: Sweet Peonies Flowers
Styled Rental: My Lovely Events and Rentals
Other Rentals: Party Pleasers
Dress: Allure Bridal (9022)

  • March 10, 2016 - 4:31 am

    Adams - Amazing stuff! Just brilliant. Great moments and colors .ReplyCancel

What can we say about Caitlin + Dan’s gorgeous Crossroads Estates  (by Foley Estates) wedding? These two are a perfect pair and it was a pleasure to photograph their wedding day. They had an amazing ceremony where they had friends and family members come up and give readings, tell stories, and marry them as a community. It was such a great experience and made for a very emotional and personal ceremony. They also had a poet come and type small poems for their guests on any subject they wanted. Such a cool memento for people to take home and remember this day! Honestly we can’t say enough good things about these two and their friends/family. From Caits group of girlfriends helping her get ready to the amazing toasts by their two best friends, this wedding was so full of personal touches and love.

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A photo of Caitlin getting ready. Dan The ceremony site at Crossroads Estate. The groom walking down the aisle. The bride walking down the aisle. A photo of Caitlin walking down the aisle. The ceremony entrance had two beautiful gates. Friends and family shared during the wedding ceremony. The bride and groom sat during the wedding ceremony. Caitlin and Dan The couple exchanging vows. The bride and groom Dan stomped on glass following the first kiss. The newlyweds right after the ceremony. Caitlin and Dan walking down the aisle after the ceremony. Caitlin wore a beautiful long veil. 018-storyboard A bride and groom portrait by a large tree. Black and white photos of the bride and groom. Dan kissing Caitlin Individual portraits of the bride and groom. Dan being silly behind Caitlin during her portrait time. A photo of the couple. An adorable photo of Caitlin resting on Dan. A sweet moment as the bride looks at the groom. Caitlin and Dan at Crossroads Estate. 019-storyboard The reception space at Crossroads Estate. The couple had beautiful blue tablecloths and gold plates. A photo of the table centerpiece. A toast during the reception. Photos during the toasts at the reception. Caitlin and Dan laughing during toasts. CrossroadsEstateWedding037 CrossroadsEstateWedding040 CrossroadsEstateWedding039 CrossroadsEstateWedding041 CrossroadsEstateWedding038 020-storyboard CrossroadsEstateWedding042 Caitlin and Dan Caitlin and Dan dancing during the reception. A sweet photo during the first dance. Dan spinning Caitlin during the first dance. An adorable photo of the first dance. All guests dancing during the reception. A photo of the outdoor reception area. The cake was tiered with florals. The bride and groom cutting the cake. The live band during the reception. A photo of guests dancing during the reception. Caitlin dancing with her mom. A photo of Caitlin dancing with a guest. The cigar bar during the reception. 022-storyboard The couple had a poet at the reception. Dancing during the reception. Caitlin and Dan Caitlin and Dan

Awesome Vendor Credits:

Venue: Crossroads Estate – www.firestonewine.com

Coordinator: Rani Hoover, Inspired Weddings & Events – ranihoover.com

Band: The Cheeseballs – www.cheeseballs.com

Floral: Eden Floral – www.edenfloralslo.com