There are very few wedding venues in Los Angeles that offer a whimsical garden-like setting, Ferris wheel, merry go round, and a gorgeous ceremony site underneath a gorgeous 200-year-old oak tree. In fact, I can think of just one, Calamigos Ranch Equestrian Center in Malibu.
When Jen and I were getting married, this was one of the venues we considered, it is absolutely gorgeous. Kelly and John could not have picked a better site to have their nuptials! After photographing their engagement session at Placerita Canyon, we had the opportunity to capture their special day.
This wedding featured a beautiful ceremony which was lit gorgeously by the sun from behind. During the reception, we saw some dance moves that would even impress Bruno Tonioli.
The wedding photos at Calamigos Ranch Malibu come out very pretty due to the amazing trees The bridal prep room at Calamigos Ranch has a cool cabin feel to it. Taking creative photos of bridal prep is always tons of fun Kelly had her makeup done by our preferred makeup artist Cristina Underwood. Cristina and I have been working together for over 3 years and she always does an amazing job for our clients. www.CristinaUnderwood.com Kelly’s bouquet was created by Charmaine from Charmaine’s Bouquet canyon florist, another member of the Santa Clarita Wedding and Event Professionals. This moment was right after Kelly’s mom helped put on her necklace. My main objective when photographing a wedding is to look for these moments. I don’t remember the name of the designer of Kelly’s bridal gown (maybe you guys can help out in the comments!) but it looked absolutely amazing on her. The groomsmen had some fun at the entrance to Calamigos Ranch. A little like Reservoir Dogs don’t you think? Kelly’s bridesmaids looking at her right after she got her dress on. Kelly’s bridesmaids at the ceremony site. Isn’t it pretty? Moments, moments, moments. I loved the way John was looking at Kelly when he first laid eyes on her. The Calamigos ceremony site is picturesque. It’s that look again. A picture says a thousand words right? I told you the ceremony location at Calamigos Ranch was beautiful didn’t I? The first kiss at the end of the ceremony. Tricia Dahlgren and her amazing team are the best even coordinators I have worked with to date When portrait time started, I was like a kid in a candy store, so many awesome locations at Calamigos Ranch to take pictures. When time is short, we make couples run from location to location for pictures, just kidding….well…..kind of. We only do it when the running will make for a good photo and the bride isn’t wearing heels.
Event Coordinator: Tricia Dahlgren Events
Florist: Charmaine’s Bouquet Canyon Florist
Makeup Artist: Cristina Underwood