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Covid Couldn’t Stop Love – Montage Laguna Beach Micro-Wedding

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Wedding

A Holman Ranch wedding turned intimate celebration at Montage Laguna Beach could not have been a more wonderful outcome for Claire and Tyler’s wedding day. Like so many 2020 couples, these two were faced with the difficult decision to postpone their larger celebration to ensure the safety of their family and friends. At the beginning […]

Proposal at Coronado Beach – San Diego Engagement Photos

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Engagements

This Coronado Beach proposal was years in the making and it is one of our favorite sessions to date! Scroll down to check out the custom engagement ring from Susie Saltzman. It is so stunning! In 2017, we met Kendall and Marco in the city of love – Paris. Although we were all living in […]

Sunny Blush and Lavender Wedding at Mount Palomar Winery – Allie and Gwinn

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It was a beautifully sunny summer day in Temecula, when Allie and Gwinn tied the knot at Mount Palomar Winery. Set at the highest point in Temecula, the views of lush grape vines cascading down the hill were breathtaking. Allie wore a romantic Leanne Marshall gown and was joined by her closest friends in shades […]

Neutral Luxury Wedding Inspiration at Hidden Castle in Rancho Santa Fe

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Editorial

This old world European wedding inspiration hidden in the heart of Southern California has to be one of our favorite shoots of all time. Each elegantly designed piece by Hautefetes is so stunning making each photo pin-able perfection.  Read more from Hautefetes: “Hidden Castle is Rancho Santa Fe’s newest private wedding estate, a French castle that […]

San Diego Wedding at Martin Johnson House and Scripps Seaside Forum – Madeline and Josh

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The best way to describe this San Diego wedding is heartfelt. This beautiful day at Martin Johnson House and Scripps Seaside Forum was a long time coming for Madeline and Josh. And there’s something about these two that screams “soulmates”. And that couldn’t have been more evident in the way that they looked at each […]

Minimalist Modern Forage – Los Angeles

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Editorial

“There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.” – Henry David Thoreau When we think about a modern city, we think about fast paced life with rarely a moment of stillness. We wanted to inspire the modern bride who seeks to bring nature to […]

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