Posts tagged California Wedding Photographer
Destination Wedding at The Ranch House | Ojai, CA

Austin and I are always looking for excuses to venture out to the West Coast, so we were absolutely thrilled when Erin and Greg asked us to photograph their wedding in Ojai, CA. Set in a stunning valley encircled by the Topatopa Mountains, Ojai is an incredibly quaint town, graced with beautiful scenery, orange groves, lovely pink sunsets, and an annual lavender festival (which just happened to coincide with the wedding day!). Friends and family gathered to celebrate with Erin and Greg at The Ranch House—the perfect setting for their fête, with its beautiful Japanese gardens, winding bamboo-lined paths, and koi pond. After the ceremony, we stole away for some sunset portraits overlooking the valley, before heading back to join in the fun…not dancing, but karaoke! I absolutely loved that Erin and Greg chose to celebrate their wedding in a way that felt authentic to them. It was so clear that their guests were having a fabulous time, and that made for some amazing photos. Here are a few of our favorites from the day.

Big Trees State Park Wedding | Arnold, CA

Golden California light, towering sequoias, and a joyous celebration—in short, this wedding was a dream to photograph. The late summer day was clear, warm, and exuberant, with family and friends gathered in a beautiful outdoor setting to celebrate the wedding of Tristan and Stasia. They exchanged their vows in a cathedral of sequoias, ancient and steadfast, an auspicious start to their life together. Later, they celebrated beneath the hand hewn beams and chandeliers of Jack Knight Hall. As avid lovers of the outdoors, we admit to having a soft spot for laid-back, outdoor weddings amidst beautiful landscapes. But it wasn’t just the beauty of the setting that made this one of our favorite weddings to date. Tristan and Stasia are two of the kindest, most genuine people we’ve had the pleasure of knowing, and that authenticity comes through in every photo. We feel so fortunate to have been a part of their wedding day.

Tristan and Stasia—we wish you love, happiness, and many wonderful years of outdoor adventures together!

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as the sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
– John Muir