Los Angeles Wedding

Kathryn and Dustin's Longshadow Ranch Winery Wedding

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Kathryn and Dustin’s wedding this past Sunday was my last wedding of the year and it was a stunner! It was moody and rustic, with touches of Christmas sprinkled in. All around perfection! This sweet couple was casual and cool all day long, and I think that translated into their pictures. They were ready to have a good time and we got to play!

I love this venue, from their stunning Barn reception hall, to the horses, and the vineyards that surround the space. It’s beautiful from end to end. The bride’s insanely talented sister created all the floral masterpieces that really set the mood for the whole event. I loved the simplicity and warmth of this wedding, and how much it was about the closeness of family.

It was a crazy busy weekend full of beautiful moments, and I hope I did those moments justice with some of these pictures. Congrats to Dustin and Kathryn, I know your life will be full of love!




Photographer: Great Woodland Photography

Venue, Food, Linens, Bartender, Photo Booth : Longshadow Ranch Winery

Coordinator: Shayna Damon - Longshadow Ranch Winery

Bridal Shop: Nordstrom

Bride’s Shoes: Vince Camuto

Bridesmaids Dresses: Nordstrom

Deserts: Alicia Loves to Bake

DJ: Jeremi Ricci, DJ Pros

Invitations: Penelope's Paper Pantry

Florals: Bloom Print Florals

Suits: Men's Warehouse

Ring Design: Jared 

Facets and Karats

Manly Bands for Dustin’s band 

Jen and Derek's Beverly Hills & Pasadena Wedding

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What a weekend! On Friday morning, Eddie and I drove up to Beverly Hills, to meet Jen and Derek for their short and sweet wedding ceremony. Jen was really wanting the ceremony to be intimate and stressless, and with just their immediate family, the whole wedding was so lovely. After the ceremony we got a few pictures in and had a delicious Italian lunch, which was just family (and Eddie and I). It was so wonderful to be included and I loved being apart of the Chen/Stratton crew all weekend!

On Saturday they had their reception at the beautiful Rococo Room at Santorini Restaurant, in Pasadena. Before we headed to their reception to hang with friends and family, we walked from our hotel (where Jen and Derek got ready) to Pasadena City hall to take the couples portraits, and family pictures. Because their wedding was the day before, we had lots of time to relax and get some amazing shots. And I already know I'm going to have a hard time choosing from these images, because they are all so amazing!

Their reception was such a blast, I got hang with college friends and meet some amazing wonderful people, all who love Jen and Derek.  I especially loved their "Grand Entrance", complete with sparklers and some sweet dance moves!

Jen and Derek, I am so happy for you both and I can't wait to see what life has in store for you. Enjoy your week in Kauai and don't forget to wear sunscreen and hydrate!