Wedding At Calamigos Ranch In Malibu, CA | Caitlin & Brendan

Wedding At Calamigos Ranch

CAITLIN & BRENDAN

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Wedding photos at Calamigos Ranch:

Caitlin and Brendan were referred to me through a friend/colleague of theirs, and I’m so glad they chose me as their wedding photographer, as they were getting married at one of my favorite venues – the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. This sprawling mountain property actually has a number of different private venues within its grounds.

They had selected a woodsy, vintage-style area known as The Redwood Room. The entire event turned out to be a really gorgeous day, full of lots of beautiful moments, some of which I want to share in this selection of photos of their wedding at Calamigos Ranch.

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An elegant nighttime portrait of the bride and groom in a low-lit walkway at Malibu’s Calamigos Ranch.

 

Getting ready photos at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village and Calamigos Ranch:

I had spoken with Caitlin and Brendan via Skype prior to the wedding, but it wasn’t until I arrived at the Four Seasons Westlake Village on the morning of the wedding that I finally met Caitlin and Brendan in person. During this wedding photography session, I captured intimate candids as they made their final preparations, surrounded by family and friends, mixing it up with a few silhouette shots and reflective images. Caitlin was such a calm bride, creating a really relaxed atmosphere at the Four Seasons Westlake Village, and this made my job so much easier!

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Caitlin admiring her bridal gown in a window at the Four Seasons Westlake Village.

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A silhouette shot of the bride having her makeup applied as she prepared for her wedding ceremony at the Four Seasons Westlake Village.

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The bride and her bridesmaids getting ready at the elegant Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village.

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The groom fixes his cuff-links as he prepared for his wedding day at the Four Seasons Westlake Village.

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Capturing the reaction of one of the bride’s closest friends as they were getting ready at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village.

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Caitlin’s bridesmaids and mother help add the final touches before her wedding ceremony in Malibu.

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Caitlin in her stunning bridal gown looks out the window of her room at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village.

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A playful moment between Brendan and one of his groomsmen as they prepared for the wedding ceremony in Malibu.

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Capturing a creative reflection of the bride, admiring her engagement ring, as she prepared for her classic-style Malibu wedding.

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Caitlin’s flower girls look on as she views herself in a mirror at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village.

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A black and white portrait of Caitlin’s mom helping her daughter apply lip gloss before her vintage-style wedding at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu.

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The bride being fanned to keep cool as she made her final preparations at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village.

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A black and white portrait of the groom, reflected in a dressing mirror, before his wedding ceremony at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu.

 

Ceremony photos at Calamigos Ranch:

We then headed over to Calamigos Ranch for the wedding ceremony itself, set within the beautiful forested grounds of The Redwood Room. It was a wonderful moment watching Caitlin walk down the aisle to an expectant Brendan, and the couple were beaming after being pronounced “husband and wife”. Despite other weddings being held throughout the venue, each setting has a completely private and intimate feel, giving the illusion that you have it all to yourselves!

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Caitlin’s father giving his daughter away during the Calamigos Ranch wedding ceremony at The Oaks.

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The bride and groom’s mothers walking down the aisle during their children’s mountain wedding ceremony at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu.

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A close-up candid of the bride and groom during their intimate wedding ceremony at The Oaks venue of Malibu’s Calamigos Ranch.

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The Oaks venue at Calamigos Ranch has a woodsy, whimsical feel, perfect for vintage-style wedding ceremonies.

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The newly married couple celebrate during their wedding ceremony at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu.

 

Portraits at Calamigos Ranch:

After their beautiful ceremony, I grabbed the couple for a short Calamigos Ranch wedding photoshoot, capturing portraits of just the two of them within its beautiful environs. One of my personal favorite locations on this property is its waterfall, providing such an idyllic backdrop, and I think the images reflect the vintage, whimsical feel of the setting.

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An intimate portrait of the bride and groom following their whimsical wedding ceremony at The Oaks in Calamigos Ranch.

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The bride envelops her groom in the veil during their Calamigos Ranch wedding photoshoot.

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An elegant portrait of the bride during her classic-style wedding shoot at Malibu’s Calamigos Ranch.

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The newly married couple kiss in front of a cascading waterfall on the mountain property of Malibu’s Calamigos Ranch.

 

 

Reception photos at Calamigos Ranch:

The wedding reception was held in a private club, just next to The Redwood Room courtyard ceremony area. I captured everything from close-up reactions as wedding speeches and toasts were made, to all the action of the dance floor, as well as a wide-angle group shot of the entire wedding party together. Towards the end of the evening, I snuck outside with the bride and groom to take some final nighttime portraits, taking advantage of the soft lighting at the Calamigos Ranch, as well as their beautiful chandeliers.

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The first dance between the bride and groom in their private club wedding reception at Malibu’s Calamigos Ranch.

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Capturing all the dance floor action during Caitlin and Brendan’s Calamigos Ranch wedding reception.

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The bride and groom share the dance floor with the flower girls during their Calamigos Ranch wedding reception.

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Capturing the bride and groom’s reaction to the speeches during their private club wedding reception at Malibu’s Calamigos Ranch.

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Brendan’s father making a heart-felt speech during the Calamigos Ranch wedding reception.

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A black and white portrait of the bride as speeches are made during her Calamigos Ranch wedding reception.

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The kids getting silly on the dance floor during Brendan and Caitlin’s wedding reception at Malibu’s Calamigos Ranch.

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Capturing the father-daughter dance during Brendan and Caitlin’s private club wedding reception.

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A warm embrace between Brendan and his mom during the mother-son dance at Calamigos Ranch.

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A group shot of the wedding party during Brendan and Caitlin’s elegant Calamigos Ranch wedding celebrations.

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An action shot of one of the flower-girls and Brendan’s mom on the dance floor at Malibu’s Calamigos Ranch.

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The bride getting down during her private club wedding reception at Malibu’s Calamigos Ranch.

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Capturing the fun-filled reception celebrations of Brendan and Caitlin’s Calamigos Ranch wedding.

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An intimate portrait of the bride and groom, captured through one of the vintage-style Calamigos Ranch chandeliers.

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A black and white nighttime portrait of the newly married couple, illuminated using an off-camera flash.

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The atmospheric lighting of the Calamigos Ranch created the perfect backdrop for this elegant nighttime portrait of the bride and groom.

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An elegant nighttime portrait of the bride and groom, capturing the vintage feel of their Calamigos Ranch wedding.

 

Wedding photos at Calamigos Ranch:

Caitlin and Brendan were really such a wonderful bride and groom to work alongside, and I hope you enjoy these Calamigos Ranch wedding photos as much as I enjoyed capturing them.

August 21, 2015

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