Wedding At Hummingbird Nest Ranch In Simi Valley, CA | Yalda & Zubin

Wedding At Hummingbird Nest Ranch

YALDA & ZUBIN

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Wedding photos at Hummingbird Nest Ranch:

I had the pleasure of first working with Yalda and Zubin a few months ago during their e-session at the Arboretum, and was excited to reconnect for their Persian wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch. This luxurious private estate is in the Simi Valley, located just to the north of Los Angeles, and everything from the getting ready to the reception was happening at the one location. So my team of photographers headed up that morning to capture this amazing couple’s special day.

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The bride and groom embrace during their wedding photo session in the Simi Valley.

 

Getting ready photos at Hummingbird Nest Ranch:

I started the day with the Yalda as she was getting ready with her mom, grandma, and a few girlfriends. The couple had decided against having an official bridal couple, but there were a few select people around helping them with their last minute preparations. I captured Yalda having the final touches done to her makeup and her loving reaction as she read a gift card from her groom-to-be!

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The bride with her mom and grandma admiring her bridal gown in a suite at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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Yalda having the final touches done to her makeup as she prepared for her wedding day at the Simi Valley’s Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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A reflective portrait of the bride and her mom getting ready for the Hummingbird Nest Ranch wedding ceremony.

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Yalda’s friends helping to fix her bridal gown train as they prepared for the wedding ceremony in a suite at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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Yalda’s mom helps to secure her veil as they made their final wedding day preparations.

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A friend of the bride helps to secure her necklace as they were getting ready at the Simi Valley’s Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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The bride reads a note from her soon-to-be husband before the start of their wedding ceremony at Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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The groom looks away as his parents steal a kiss during the wedding day preparations at Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at Hummingbird Nest Ranch:

Then we headed outside for the first-look session, which Yalda and Zubin decided to do a bit differently by walking towards one another. It was easy to see just how in love they really were and we used this quiet moment before guests arrived for a short wedding portrait session around the private estate.

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Yalda in her gorgeous bridal gown outside Hummingbird Nest Ranch as she prepared for her wedding ceremony.

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A portrait of Zubin in his dark blue wedding day suit at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in the Simi Valley.

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A portrait of the bride with her soft pink bouquet at the Simi Valley’s Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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The bride and groom walking towards each other during their first look session at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in the Simi Valley.

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Capturing Zubin’s reaction as he walked towards Yalda during their Hummingbird Nest Ranch first look session.

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Yalda looks lovingly at her husband-to-be during their first look session at Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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The couple embrace during their first look session at the Simi Valley’s Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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A portrait of the bride and groom during their Hummingbird Nest Ranch wedding photo session in the Simi Valley.

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A black and white portrait of the couple in front of an elegant window at Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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Yalda and Zubin kiss during their Hummingbird Nest Ranch wedding photo session in the Simi Valley.

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The soon-to-be married couple stroll hand-in-hand through Hummingbird Nest Ranch before their wedding ceremony.

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Zubin kisses Yalda tenderly during their Hummingbird Nest Ranch wedding photo session in the Simi Valley.

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Looking across the landscaped gardens of Hummingbird Nest Ranch towards the couple, Yalda and Zubin.

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Capturing a tender moment between the couple during their Hummingbird Nest Ranch wedding photo session.

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The couple kiss on a rustic wooden bench at the Simi Valley’s Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

 

Ceremony photos at Hummingbird Nest Ranch:

It was then time for the wedding ceremony to start, with Yalda’s mom walking her down the aisle to her soon-to-be husband Zubin. They had decided to honor their Persian heritage by having a Sofreh Aghd table filled with traditional symbolic items (including a reflective mirror), and their family members held a cloth over the couple while they exchanged vows.

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Capturing Zubin’s reaction as he watched his bride walk down the aisle in the Simi Valley.

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Yalda’s mom giving her away at the altar during her Hummingbird Nest Ranch wedding ceremony.

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Zubin reaches out for his bride at the altar during their luxurious Hummingbird Nest Ranch wedding ceremony.

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The couple share a laugh during their joyous wedding ceremony at Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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Looking down across the wedding ceremony of Yalda and Zubin at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in the Simi Valley.

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Capturing a special exchange between the bride and groom during their Persian wedding ceremony.

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Looking across the Sofreh Aghd table towards the couple during their traditional Persian wedding ceremony.

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Family and friends hold a cloth above the couple’s heads in what is a traditional Persian wedding ritual.

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A close-up shot of Yalda’s wedding ring, resting on Zubin’s leg, during the couple’s wedding ceremony.

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Looking across the Sofreh Aghd table towards Yalda and Zubin during their Hummingbird Nest Ranch Persian wedding.

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Yalda slips a ring onto Zubin’s finger during their Persian wedding ceremony at Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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Yalda’s mom and grandma watch on proudly during her marriage to Zubin at Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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Yalda licks honey from Zubin’s finger in what is a traditional Persian wedding ritual.

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Yalda receives a gift from Zubin’s mom during their Persian wedding celebrations at Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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The couple kiss after being pronounced “husband and wife” at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in the Simi Valley.

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Yalda and Zubin make their recessional walk down the aisle as the sun sets over Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at Hummingbird Nest Ranch:

Newly pronounced “husband and wife”, Yalda and Zubin made their recessional walk down the aisle in the late afternoon setting sun and allowed me a few more minutes for a couple portrait session around Hummingbird Nest Ranch. The light really was magical, enabling me to capture beautifully-illuminated portraits of the couple backed by the ornate architecture of Hummingbird Nest Ranch, together with a few silhouette shots against the rich orange sky.

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The newly married couple kiss in front of an ornate doorway at the Simi Valley’s Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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A silhouette shot of the newly married couple, backed by the late afternoon setting sun.

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A reflective portrait of the bride and groom in their Sofreh Aghd mirror – a traditional Persian wedding element.

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The couple embrace on a wrought iron balcony at the Simi Valley’s Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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A black and white shot of the couple sharing a laugh during their Hummingbird Nest Ranch wedding photo session.

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Zubin kisses Yalda’s hand tenderly after their wedding ceremony at Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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A silhouette shot of the couple kissing in a doorway at Hummingbird Nest Ranch, backed by the setting sun.

 

Reception photos at Hummingbird Nest Ranch:

Yalda and Zubin then made their grand entrance into the reception and the party really kicked into full swing, with plenty of dancing throughout the night. This was punctuated by speeches and toasts, the bouquet toss and garter removal, together with a traditional Persian knife dance in the lead up to the cake cutting ceremony.

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Yalda and Zubin make a boisterous grand entrance into their wedding reception at Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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The bride is embraced by her mother-in-law during the Hummingbird Nest Ranch wedding reception.

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Yalda and Zubin kiss during their intimate first dance at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch wedding reception.

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Zubin spins his bride on the dance floor during their first dance at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch reception.

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The couple enjoying their romantically-lit dance floor at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in the Simi Valley.

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The bride getting down on the dance floor during her fun-filled wedding reception at Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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Yalda and Zubin’s wedding guests enjoying the dance floor at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in the Simi Valley.

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Yalda and Zubin embrace on the dance floor, surrounded by their family and friends, at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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Young wedding guests getting down on the dance floor at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in the Simi Valley.

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The bride embraces a friend during her wedding day celebrations at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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Yalda and Zubin’s wedding guests taking a “selfie” on the dance floor at Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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Looking down towards the bride and groom letting loose on the dance floor at Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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A black and white shot of wedding guests dancing during Yalda and Zubin’s Hummingbird Nest Ranch reception.

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Yalda embraces her grandma during the Hummingbird Nest Ranch wedding day celebrations.

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Zubin’s parents enjoying the dance floor during their son’s wedding day celebrations at Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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The bride and groom playfully feeding each other at Hummingbird Nest Ranch reception buffet.

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A toast is made during Yalda and Zubin’s Hummingbird Nest Ranch wedding reception.

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Capturing the couple’s reactions as speeches and toasts are made at their Hummingbird Nest Ranch wedding reception.

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A wedding guest performs a traditional Persian knife dance before Yalda and Zubin’s cake cutting ceremony.

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The couple kiss during their cake cutting ceremony at Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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Yalda prepares her female entourage for the bouquet toss at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in the Simi Valley.

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Zubin dances around before the garter removal during his lively wedding reception at Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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The couple make a speech to thank their wedding guests at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in the Simi Valley.

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Yalda and Zubin getting down on the dance floor during their Hummingbird Nest Ranch wedding reception.

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Wedding guests at Yalda and Zubin’s reception enjoying the Hummingbird Nest Ranch dance floor.

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A wedding guest playing up to the camera during Yalda and Zubin’s wedding reception.

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The bride surrounded by her family and friends on the dance floor at Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

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A toast on the dance floor during Yalda and Zubin’s fun-filled wedding reception.

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Capturing an intimate embrace between the couple at the end of their wedding day celebrations.

 

Wedding photos at Hummingbird Nest Ranch:

It really was a boisterous and action-packed evening, with Yalda and Zubin’s friends knowing how to throw a great party! I feel so grateful that this loved-up couple selected me as their wedding photographer, and wish them a lifetime of happiness together.

August 31, 2016

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