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Brian and Amanda: Oxnard Wedding Photographer, Barn, Private Estate

Brian and Amanda were meant for each other. That much is clear. Another thing that’s clear is that they know how to throw a good party. I don’t think we’ve ever been on a crazier dance floor. Their wedding was picture perfect, down to the very last detail. There were lots of tears, lots of laughter, and a whole lotta people gettin’ down. Also, as if they don’t already have the blessing of many, they got a few rain drops on their wedding day giving them all the luck that could be mustered. Enjoy the photos!

Peter and Emily 

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Randy and Allie: Simi Valley Wedding Photographer, Tuscan Villa, California

No one was phased by the heat of the Simi Valley sunshine on this lovely day. Randy and Allie are some of the coolest/nicest/sincere people we’ve ever gotten lucky enough to work with. There was such a tangible joy shared by the whole wedding party, family, and guests. One of our favorite moments was when Randy’s dad/best man rapped his toast to the tune of “Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” That pretty much will go down as one of the best toasts in wedding history. To see just how cool this couple really is, you should really take a look at their engagement session when Randy flew us to Catalina. We feel so happy that we could share in a little part of Randy and Allie’s lives and we wish them all the best in the world!

-Emily Kappen

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Grace and Brandon: Thousand Oaks Wedding Photographer, Private Estate, Santa Rosa Valley

Grace and Brandon were wed in holy matrimony in the presence of their friends and family. We were there to make sure that no one forgot what happened that day, among other things. We’ve known Grace for many a year and are so happy to see her find a wonderful partner for life. The reception was held in the backyard of the house Grace grew up in, which made the entire event feel very intimate and inviting. One of the best things about this wedding was the fact that Grace and Brandon spent pretty much all night dancing their faces off. There’s nothing better than when a Bride and Groom really know how to celebrate. Now go ahead and enjoy some photos of some beautiful people. 

-Peter and Emily

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Patty and John: Ventura Wedding Photographer, California Ranch Wedding

We feel like the luckiest people in the world to have met John and Patty. When we first met them for drinks we instantly connected and we knew that this was going to be the start of a great relationship. What we love most about their wedding is that is was completely “them.” Having both grown up in Ventura, they knew they wanted to get married on the land they knew best. They decided to say their vows far up in the hills overlooking the ocean and the incoming fog. The day was filled with endless fun and a good amount of John’s home-brewed beer. We look forward to many good times hanging out with Patty and John in the future. 

Peter and Emily

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Jerry and Desiree: Limoneira Ranch Wedding, Santa Paula, CA

Jerry and Desiree’s wedding was pretty special for us. I grew up knowing Jerry and I couldn’t be happier that he found such an amazing woman to spend his life with. Their day was filled with so much laughter and excitement it was enough to get these wedding photographers really excited. It also didn’t hurt that they held their wedding at the amazing Limoneira lemon factory. The anticipation we could see in Jerry and Desiree really reminded us of our wedding almost 5 years ago now! It was so much fun to witness their love and catch up with a lot of great friends. We’re so excited for them to start their new life together. 

-Peter

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Nohea and Cameron: Destination Wedding Photography, Paso Robles, CA, Cellar 360

We were so happy to finally meet Cameron and Nohea on their wedding day. They are some of the most genuine, joy-filled people you’ll find. They brought people all the way from Hawaii and New York to share in their wedding day in Paso Robles, CA. Their joy was so obviously contagious to those around them. We spent a good amount of time frolicking with these two in the grape vines at Cellar 360 during sunset. I can’t imagine a better way to spend a Saturday. 

Cheers!

-Emily

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Kevin and Tracy’s wedding: Montecito Country Club, Santa Barbara

It was such an honor to witness to witness Kevin and Tracy’s joyful union. Their friends and family were such a blast to hang out with. They couldn’t have picked a better location than the Montecito Country Club with its fantastic ocean views and old-word charm. Class-central. And can we mention the fact that even in the dead of winter, the sun graced the newlyweds with its warm rays all day? It was meant to be.

Take a gander. 

-Emily and Peter

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David and Alaina’s Wedding: Mitten Building, Redlands, California

There’s something really special about getting married during the holiday season. Amidst the busyness of Christmas and all that it entails, it was wonderful to take a step back and see David and Alaina, two people we’ve really enjoyed getting to know, commit their lives to one another – talk about the true meaning of joy! These two said their vows at the historic Mitten building in Redlands. A new venue for us that we absolutely fell in love with! We’re so happy for David and Alaina and can’t wait to see where their life and love leads them. 

-Emily

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Erica and Gino – Big Sur Destination Wedding Photographer, Elopement, Carmel, California

I can’t tell you how much of an honor it is to photograph weddings. I’ve worked a lot of jobs where it seemed like the work I did didn’t really matter or have any lasting impact. I could go home at the end of the day not really be affected by what I had done or seen. This is not the case with wedding photography – it touches me to the core. We get let in on some of the most vulnerable and beautiful moments in peoples’ lives and our job is to memorialize those moments forever. It seems high and lofty but really, it is. Weddings are a pivotal point in people’s lives. It’s choice to no longer live for your self but to willingly give your life for another person. This decision deserves a lot of forethought and is also cause for serious celebration. When Erica and Gino told us they were planning on getting married on the cliffs of Big Sur and wanted us to be their photographers, we pretty much freaked out. Erica and Gino are some of the nicest and warmest people we’ve ever known and we’ve ALWAYS wanted to photograph on the Big Sur Cliffs. Basically dream come true. Emily and I, along with a total of 8 guests, were invited to spend the weekend in Carmel to celebrate this gorgeous union. The actual ceremony was like something out of a fairy tale. Erica and Gino said their vows overlooking the mighty Pacific and surrounded by only their closest friends and family. When the knot was officially tied, and the champagne was consumed, the 4 of us climbed down the cliffs to play in the golden light. To top the night off, we all went to celebrate at Casanova, a European style cafe where the menu is dictated by the current produce in the chef’s personal garden. Let me just say, the food was amazing and the company even better. Congratulations Erica and Gino! You guys are the raddest and your wedding was seriously stunning.

-Peter

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Albert and Kelly: Destination Wedding Photographer, Ayana Resort, Bali, Indonesia,

Words seem to fail us as we sit down to write about Albert and Kelly’s wedding. How can we possibly describe the thankfulness, joy, and excitement we experienced at traveling half-way across the world to witness such a beautiful event. Kelly and Albert threw the celebration of a lifetime for their enthusiastic and supportive family and friends. The wedding took place at the beautiful Ayana resort in Bali. They said their vows overlooking the sparkling Indian Ocean. There were fire dancers, fireworks, live music, and plenty of freely-flowing champagne. Kelly and Albert deserved every bit of the attention and excitement. We feel honored to have met these two awesome humans and can’t wait to continue our relationship with them as well as so many of the great people we met through them.