This was such a beautifully intimate day. Only their close family witnessed their super special ceremony, they spent a little time down on the beach and then sat down together for their family dinner. I always love small weddings, plenty of time to share with those closest to you.
I’ve been so excited to explore new locations out here, but this particular one came with… a bear. A real, live, not-that-small bear. Some hikers warned us that not far up the hill they spotted Mr bear ambling along. So then, absolutely every rustle, shake or snap, I jumped and whipped around to make sure I wasn’t about to be eaten by the bear. Even once we got back to the city. I really wanted to catch a glimpse of the bear, buuuuut I think I’m really glad we didn’t. I’m sure he was cute though!
The bear scare aside, I’m in love with this location, and these images! Jenn and Dave are obviously best friends and their sweet love shines through these images. I love that we were even able to stop by their lovely new home for a quick picture too. Thanks for sharing your city with me! I can’t wait to see you get married in Oak Glen in just a few months!
Riverside has a GEM of a venue and I can’t wait to share it. This private estate is drop-dead gorgeous, with so many great little spots to take pictures! Casa Margarita Estate was built in 1930 and is all charm from every angle. Beautiful architecture, rose gardens, quirky little pathways, lush plants, fountains, and perfect little lounge areas, and plenty of room for dancing!
Thank you to Kim Vieley for the very fabulous hair and makeup styling, and to Riverside Mission Florist for helping us pull this little shoot together. Our lovely models literally ran a full marathon the day before, and I can’t thank them enough for coming out to help support Casa Margarita!
These two are sweet, kind, and authentic souls. We hiked through a beautiful Idyllwild trail for these images, stopping along the way at their favorite places. Their adorable pup/fox Maya came along for the trek, and didn’t seem to mind having her picture taken.
The drive out up the mountain was not my favorite, as I am one of the only “special” people I know who can get carsick while driving, BUT, I’d do it again tomorrow for Idyllwild’s peaceful beauty.
Taylor and Danny plan to wed next year, and I’m currently hoping Taylor still has this gorgeous fiery hair for her wedding day. So stunning. Thanks for hiking with me you two, and for only making fun of me a little bit when I couldn’t figure out how to get down a very small rocky hill. You are adorably in love, and I love how much it shows!
Ariel is SO adorable. Rad style, mature beyond her years, and so stinking cute!! She’s also going to school on a full-ride scholarship so she kind of kicks booty too. Congrats Ariel, and congrats to the class of 2014!!