Wedding At Calamigos Ranch In Malibu, CA | Rebecca & Aaron

Wedding At Calamigos Ranch

REBECCA & AARON

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Wedding photos at Calamigos Ranch:

Rebecca and Aaron actually booked me through email before we ever met in person. It is always a real honor for me when couples see my work online and trust me enough to capture their special day, and this was very much true for these wedding at Calamigos Ranch photos.

I first met Rebecca in person when she and her mom came to my studio in Downtown Long Beach to chat about the wedding day plans. Aaron joined us via Skype as he was away at work in the military. They were such a fun-loving, sweet couple and I knew it was going to be a great wedding to photograph.

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The sky above burning deep pink during Rebecca and Aaron’s Calamigos Ranch wedding photo session.

 

Getting ready photos at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village:

My wife Charlene was my assistant for the day, and we drove over to the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village to capture Rebecca as she was getting ready, surrounded by her bridesmaids and mom. I photographed her as she finished her hair and makeup and got into her gorgeous gown with the help of her friends, as well as a touching candid moment as her parents read letters that she had individually written for them.

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Rebecca having her make-up done in a naturally-lit suite window at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.

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Rebecca, her bridesmaids, and mom admiring her wedding dress at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.

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Rebecca’s bridesmaids help to fit her wedding shoes as they were getting ready at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.

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The bride sips on champagne in her wedding day suite at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.

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Capturing a special moment as Rebecca’s parents read letters written by their daughter on her wedding day at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at Calamigos Ranch:

Aaron had been getting ready at home and we met up with him at Malibu’s Calamigos Ranch for their first look session. They actually decided on a first touch and note exchange back-to-back, before turning around to see each other for the first time. This was a really beautiful moment to capture and I hope these Calamigos Ranch wedding photos do this emotion-filled exchange justice.

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The bride and groom exchange note cards during their first look session at Malibu’s Calamigos Ranch.

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Capturing Rebecca and Aaron’s joyful reactions during their first look session at Calamigos Ranch.

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The bride and groom kiss during their Calamigos Ranch wedding day photo session in Malibu.

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A black and white shot of Rebecca embracing Aaron during their Calamigos Ranch wedding photo session.

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Rebecca walks through the gardens of Calamigos Ranch with her bridesmaids before the start of her Malibu wedding ceremony.

 

Ceremony photos at Calamigos Ranch:

After a short portrait session around the gardens of Calamigos Ranch with the couple, bridal party, and immediate family, we got ready for the ceremony itself. Calamigos Ranch has numerous wedding venues, but Rebecca and Aaron had opted for The Oaks – an elegant garden courtyard venue that has plenty of shade, no matter what time you select for your ceremony.

I captured a range of both wide angle images looking across the ceremony, as well as close-up candid shots of all the emotional reactions as Rebecca and Aaron exchanged vows.

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A black and white shot capturing a special quiet moment between Rebecca and her dad before the start of the Calamigos Ranch wedding ceremony.

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Capturing Aaron’s beaming smile as he watched Rebecca walk down the aisle during their Calamigos Ranch wedding ceremony.

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Rebecca’s dad embraces Aaron as he gives his daughter away at the altar during their Calamigos Ranch wedding ceremony.

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A whimsical shot of the bride and groom looking through a lamp during their wedding ceremony at The Oaks venue of Calamigos Ranch.

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A black and white shot capturing Rebecca’s parents’ reaction during The Oaks wedding ceremony at Calamigos Ranch.

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The newly married couple celebrate during their recessional walk down the aisle at Malibu’s Calamigos Ranch.

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Capturing a warm kiss between the newly married couple following their wedding ceremony at Calamigos Ranch’s The Oaks venue.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at Calamigos Ranch:

Night descended very fast and we used the opportunity for another short portrait session as the romantic lights and chandeliers of Calamigos Ranch were twinkling to life. The sky transformed into brilliant pinks and purples, providing a really romantic backdrop.

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An off-camera flash nighttime portrait of Rebecca and Aaron during their Calamigos Ranch wedding photo session.

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The newly married couple embrace beside one of Calamigos Ranch’s vintage-style chandeliers.

 

Reception photos at Calamigos Ranch:

The wedding reception was held indoors at The Oaks and was filled with plenty of warm moments, such as the father-daughter dance and family toasts which I documented in these Calamigos Ranch wedding photos. I also captured a very lively bouquet toss as Rebecca’s female friends (both young and old) fought over who was to be the next bride!

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Some young wedding guests were first on the dance floor during Rebecca and Aaron’s Calamigos Ranch wedding reception.

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A black and white shot capturing Rebecca and Aaron’s first dance during their Calamigos Ranch wedding reception.

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Rebecca holds her father’s toast speech for him during her wedding day celebrations at Calamigos Ranch’s The Oaks venue.

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A black and white shot of the couple’s reaction as a speech is made during their wedding reception at Calamigos Ranch.

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A black and white image of the father-daughter dance during Rebecca and Aaron’s wedding reception at Malibu’s Calamigos Ranch.

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A young baby congratulates Rebecca and Aaron during their wedding day celebrations at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu.

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The couple as well as the best man and officiant sign the marriage license during Rebecca and Aaron’s Calamigos Ranch wedding day celebrations.

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Some eager young ladies fight over the wedding bouquet during Rebecca and Aaron’s Calamigos Ranch wedding reception.

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A black and white image of Aaron with his grandparents as they celebrated his wedding day at Calamigos Ranch.

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A romantic, off-camera flash nighttime portrait of the newly married couple between the candelabras of Calamigos Ranch.

 

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Rebecca and Aaron are heading off on an exciting honeymoon to Europe before settling into their new life in Florida. I want to thank them for selecting me as their Malibu wedding photographer and wish them love and happiness as they embark on this new chapter together.

December 30, 2014

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