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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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Malibu Engagement Photography: Beth + Nate

Nate and Beth’s wedding was two weeks ago up in Paso Robles and it was so incredibly beautiful. As we were editing their wedding images we realized we had an engagement blog post all ready to go for them and we had yet to post it! So, here’s their engagement and keep a look out for their wedding images coming to a blog near you soon.

Now, buckle up blog fans because you are about to read the greatest example of small world-ness to occur since the opening of the Disneyland ride sharing the same theme! Are you ready? Ok, let’s go on this journey together:

Nate has a brother named Matt. Matt and Joe were roommates for a few years. When Beth and Nate booked us for their wedding, Nate didn’t know that Matt and Joe had lived together and we didn’t know that Nate and Matt were related! It was a total coincidence and none of us realized it until right before we shot their engagement session! Whaaaaaaat!?!?!? Ok, maybe comparing that odd coincidence to the opening of It’s A Small World across 5 Disneyland resorts around the world (thanks Wikipedia!) was a bit hyperbolic… but it was a pretty crazy coincidence!

 

Malibu Engagement Photography: Beth + Nate
Malibu Engagement Photography: Beth + Nate
Malibu Engagement Photography: Beth + Nate
Malibu Engagement Photography: Beth + Nate
Malibu Engagement Photography: Beth + Nate
Malibu Engagement Photography: Beth + Nate
Malibu Engagement Photography: Beth + Nate
Malibu Engagement Photography: Beth + Nate
Malibu Engagement Photography: Beth + Nate
Malibu Engagement Photography: Beth + Nate
Malibu Engagement Photography: Beth + Nate
Malibu Engagement Photography: Beth + Nate
Malibu Engagement Photography: Beth + Nate
Malibu Engagement Photography: Beth + Nate
Malibu Engagement Photography: Beth + Nate
Malibu Engagement Photography: Beth + Nate
Malibu Engagement Photography: Beth + Nate
Malibu Engagement Photography: Beth + Nate

  • July 18, 2013 - 3:49 am

    Matt - Beautiful photos – you’ve really captured the fun moments that they share!ReplyCancel

Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted

Being from Thousand Oaks (just inland from Malibu), we always love the opportunity to do a little Malibu wedding photography. It also didn’t hurt that Connie + Ted’s wedding was pretty much top to bottom gorgeous. I mean, come on! That dress!?!?!? Geez! Connie must have known that we are total suckers for lace dresses around here! The pastel floral colors with pops of yellow, groomsmen wearing funky socks, laughter, fun, and. a. S’MORES. BAR!!! It was all there and we loved photographing it! But, don’t let our swooning over their details detract from the fact that we loved shooting Connie + Ted and, for that matter, all of their wedding party and guests! Connie + Ted are super nice people and it seemed like no matter where we turned at this wedding, there were just more and more super nice people! Everyone and everything was absolutely lovely and this Calamigos Ranch wedding was yet another reminder of how amazing it is that we get to do what we do! :)

Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted
Malibu Wedding Photography: Connie + Ted

Here’s a few of Connie + Ted’s other vendors:

Venue: Calamigos Ranch, www.calamigos.com
Hair & Makeup: The Artform Studio, http://www.theartformstudio.com
Dress: Wedding Time
Florist: Hannah Koo Designs, http://milieuflorals.blogspot.com
Cake: Portos Bakery, www.portosbakery.com
Coordinator: Annaha Song

  • July 8, 2013 - 12:27 pm

    Dan and Melissa - Beautiful pictures! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • July 10, 2013 - 8:47 am

    Martin Price - Fabulous set of images. Love the shot of the rings!ReplyCancel

  • August 6, 2013 - 4:53 am

    Jeny - It’s really a beautiful blog. I wish I could organize my wedding in Malibu.ReplyCancel

  • November 20, 2013 - 9:38 am

    RJ Carbone - Excellent exposure for the exterior and wedding shots. So warm and organic, the background, glowing and radiating, showers benevolent rays of light on the newlywed couple. I also loved the great use of focus in a lot of the pics. Fantastic photos!ReplyCancel

European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot

A little while back we were contacted by the ever-so-awesome Sharon of Knot Just Flowers about collaborating for a styled inspiration session for brides. We were so excited to brainstorm ideas for the shoot and help get the team together to make her vision come to life. The shoot was recently featured on Style Me Pretty California so now we get to share it here! Big thanks to our awesome associate Loretta who shot this with me (Marianne). Be sure to check out the awesome list of vendors who gave their time and talent to make this happen!

European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot
European Bohemian Chic: Styled Shoot

Floral Design: Knot Just Flowers + Vickie Berry | Vintage Table + Chairs, Framed Chalkboard, Metal Hearts: Red Door Events by Becky McCormick | Cheese + Dessert Table: Chef Jean Philippe-Sitbon At Your Service Catering | Make up: Ayat Malek Kiankhooy | Hair: Wedlocks Bridal | Menu + Escort Cards: Anne Robin Calligraphy | Wardrobe: Vintage Collection by Sharon Lopez of Knot Just Flowers + Free People | Models: Pamela Walworth Baker, Sarah Carter Robertson, and Jonna Walsh DeWyze

  • June 26, 2013 - 10:20 pm

    JoAnne - So pretty!!!
    Tastefully done.
    Great landscaping pictures.ReplyCancel

  • June 30, 2013 - 3:49 pm

    Bartlett Pair Photography - These are all stunning. I love that boho look!ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2013 - 6:09 am

    Matt - the brown tones in these are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • July 22, 2013 - 8:14 pm

    Massiel - This is sooooo pretty! Where did you shoot it?ReplyCancel

Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom

We love our couples. It’s no secret. We have a darn good time with every single person we shoot with because THEY are awesome and every one of them is different and lovable. No exception for Whitney and Tom. They are down to earth, silly, fun and up for doing whatever needs to be done to get some awesome photos. We really appreciated their commitment to Sparkle Motion (and we REALLY appreciate anyone who understands that reference). The first time we got to meet them was at their engagement session (aside from a few phone calls and skype chats) and it felt like we had hung out many times before. We are over the moon excited for their wedding coming up next weekend at Firestone Vineyard! :)

 

Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom
Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom
Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom
Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom
Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom
Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom
Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom
Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom
Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom
Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom
Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom
Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom
Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom
Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom
Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom
Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom
Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom
Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom
Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom
Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom
Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom
Santa Barbara Engagement Session: Whitney + Tom