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Claudia and Michael’s Mountain Mermaid wedding wasn’t just gorgeous, it was super unique. They had decided to go with a Frida Kahlo inspiration (they had a Frida piñata!), and the results were stunning. The main colors were black and red, with tons of pink and bright peach accents. The flower girls had the most adorable floral headpieces, and Claudia’s headpiece was one of the most beautiful I’ve seen. They had their very moving and emotional first looks in a little hidden spot behind the ceremony site. After hanging out by the pool, and getting the bridal party in on the action, we brought everyone to the front (I love how many fun little photo spots this venue has). Their ceremony was beautiful and personal, full of poems, music and raw emotion. It was clear how over the moon these two were to be husband and wife. They were all smiles during their sunset shots and danced the night away as Mr. & Mrs.

Venue – The Mountain Mermaid / Makeup – Kelly Tran / Wedding Coordinator – Flyte44 Events / Catering – Layne Catering / Cake – LA Tart Boy Bakery / Florals – Whit Hazen / DJ – DJ Sergio with Luxury Entertainment Group

See Claudia & Michael’s engagement session right here!

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Megan and Ray met when Megan was invited to see Ray’s band play. She missed the performance but they connected outside afterwards. After some dates, and Megan moving to Texas, they realized they didn’t want to be apart, they reconnected and have been together ever since.

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These two are so excited for their big day (and it sounds like it’s going to be gorgeous, we can’t wait to be a part of it). But their engagement session was just about the two of them, spending an afternoon together, laughing, snuggling and just loving to be in each other’s company. We spent the first half of the shoot wondering around the Vasquez Rocks structures, and the second half walking around the interesting trees, shrubs and rocks. Claudia’s red dress was gorgeous and it was so sweet to see how excited Michael was to be by her side.

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  • June 14, 2017 - 4:39 pm

    Marie - Mike, The sparkle in your eyes says it all! May God continue to bless you both! So happy for you both. MarieReplyCancel

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Rachel and Bart met three years ago at a mutual friend’s BBQ, and, in Rachel’s words, they’ve been “pretty much inseparable since meeting that day“. And the proposal was pretty much perfect: “He took me to San Francisco for the weekend. He wanted to take me on a hike in Mt. Tamalpais to Cataract Falls. After the hike we stuffed ourselves with his favorite lunch spot Sol Food followed by ice cream cones in Sausalito. Then right before sunset he suggested watching from the viewpoint above the Golden Gate Bridge. I had raced to the edge to take in the view, and when I turned around he was on his knee. Of course, I cried! It was a very happy, relaxed, fun perfect day“.

We spent the afternoon at Paramount Ranch for their engagement session. The old western town, small church in the middle of a field and the beautiful landscape were a perfect fit for the laid back vibe of these two!

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We’ve had a lot of rain in Southern California lately. A lot. So much that we had to postpone Christine & Peter’s engagement session from over a month ago to last week. And it was seriously the best thing that could have happened. Besides showing up to one of the most gorgeous days we’ve seen in a long time, the park’s creek had risen so much because of the rain (so Malibu Creek State park actually does have a creek!).

Peter and Christine met through mutual friends seven years ago (and it’s still up for debate whether it was at The Souplantation or The Back Abbey), and they officially started dating once they got to know each other better in their small group at church. “I chased her, she gave in”, he says. “I say our first date was watching Frozen. He says it was our unintentional study date at Corner Bakery,” says Christine. When Peter proposed, it was around those closest to them, “We were on a mini family trip to Santa Barbara. Peter and I started building a sand castle with my 4 year old niece. When I dumped the first bucket of sand, there appeared the ring. My niece, being super excited, opened the box for me and he proposed. It was super cute and a very special moment.”

These two made Malibu Creek State Park look absolutely glamorous. Christine’s vintage inspired lace dress and flowy pink skirt looked like they were made to lounge on fallen logs, romp around the park, and wade in the rising creek. We had such a gorgeous day and are so excited for these two to tie the knot!

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  • March 19, 2017 - 6:55 pm

    Heather - Unni!!!

    These pics are beautiful!!!!!ReplyCancel