Wedding At Kellogg House In Pomona, CA | Vanessa & Garrett

Wedding At Kellogg House

VANESSA & GARRETT

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Wedding photos at Kellogg House:

I first had the pleasure of working with Vanessa and Garrett during their engagement session at Old Canyon Nature Center in Victoria Beach last November. They met at college in Colorado and had sent me an online inquiry about capturing their wedding at Kellogg House in Pomona.

Everything was going to be happening in the one place, from the getting ready to the garden ceremony and terrace reception, which meant we could maximize our portrait time. This was definitely a blessing, as Kellogg House has gorgeous spaces and whimsical gardens that provided an undeniably beautiful backdrop.

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Vanessa and Garrett making their grand sparkler exit from the wedding reception at Kellogg House in Pomona.

 

Getting ready photos at Kellogg House:

My assistant and I drove down to Pomona to begin the day photographing the couple as they prepared in separate suites at Kellogg House. While Vanessa was in a hilltop room with gorgeous lighting, Garrett and his entourage were on the other side of the property in a Victorian-inspired space.

I began by capturing photos of Vanessa and her bridesmaids in their floral rompers as they admired her stunning wedding gown and showed off her engagement ring, as well as grabbing an up-close shot as she had the final touches applied to her makeup. We also took some photos as she shared in this special moment with her aunt and soon-to-be mother-in-law, together with a black and white as she held hands with her maid-of-honor. 

Meanwhile, Garrett was getting ready with his groomsmen and groomswomen, so we headed down to capture some portraits as he tweaked his outfit. I then captured a playful shot as the guys played Nintendo Switch and another as the groom’s female friends made some final adjustments to his attire.

Once Vanessa was dressed and ready to go, we returned to the girls’ suite for a few more portraits with her bridesmaids, including a champagne toast. With a little bit of time before the first look, we also captured some shots of the beautiful bride on her own beside the light-filled suite window.

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Vanessa and her bridesmaids admire her gorgeous gown while wearing floral rompers at Kellogg House.

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A close-up shot of Vanessa having the final touches applied to her makeup while getting ready for her wedding at Kellogg House in Pomona.

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Vanessa admires her engagement ring while standing beside her gorgeous gown in the bride’s getting ready suite at Kellogg House.

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A black and white shot capturing a special moment between Vanessa and her maid-of-honor while getting ready for the Pomona wedding.

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A playful photo of Vanessa showing off her engagement ring to her bridesmaids in their floral rompers at Kellogg House.

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A close-up shot of Garrett doing up the buttons on his shirt sleeves while getting ready in an elegant room at Kellogg House.

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Garrett putting on his shoes while seated on a vintage-style sofa in a getting ready room at Kellogg House.

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A sophisticated portrait of Garrett checking his watching while standing beside a window at Kellogg House in Pomona.

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Garrett and his groomsmen playing Nintendo Switch while getting ready for his wedding in Pomona.

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Garrett’s groomswomen make some final adjustments to his attire while getting ready at Kellogg House.

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A playful photo of Garrett with his entire entourage as they prepared for his wedding at Kellogg House in Pomona.

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Capturing a special moment between Vanessa and her bridesmaids while getting ready at Kellogg House in Pomona.

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Vanessa smiles at her bridesmaids as they make some final adjustments to the back of her wedding dress.

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A portrait of Vanessa adjusting one of her earrings while standing beside a suite window at Kellogg House.

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Capturing a champagne toast between Vanessa and her bridesmaids in their getting ready suite at Kellogg House.

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A portrait of Vanessa looking radiant in her wedding dress, with its gorgeous, elongated train.

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Capturing an emotional moment between Vanessa and her aunt while getting ready for her wedding at Kellogg House.

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Vanessa smiles at her soon-to-be mother-in-law as they prepared for the Pomona wedding at Kellogg House.

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The bride is embraced by a close family friend as she prepared for her wedding at Kellogg House in Pomona.

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A portrait of Vanessa looking out her suite window at Kellogg House in the lead up to her Pomona garden wedding ceremony.

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A classic portrait of Vanessa standing in front of her suite window at Kellogg House in Pomona.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at Kellogg House:

Vanessa and Garrett’s first look session was being held on a shaded stone pathway in the gardens of Kellogg House, with the bride walking up to her visibly emotional groom. I photographed their reactions at seeing one another, with Garrett trying to stifle his tears in Vanessa’s hands.

Once they’d both dried their eyes, the couple read their vows to one another (and sneakily whispered something behind their notecards) before we continued with a garden wedding portrait session. I captured shots of the bride and groom kissing on the stone walkway and embracing with their bouquet, then got playful with some bridal party portraits as those closest to them gathered around.

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Capturing Garrett’s emotional reaction as Vanessa walked towards him during their first look in the gardens of Kellogg House.

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Vanessa and Garrett get their first glimpse of one another during an emotional first look session at Kellogg House.

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Capturing Vanessa’s reaction as she smiled at Garrett during their garden first look session in Pomona.

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A tender moment between the bride and groom during their emotional first look session at Kellogg House in Pomona.

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Garrett tries to hold back tears in Vanessa’s hands during their emotion-filled first look session in Pomona.

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A candid photo of Vanessa wiping away tears during her first look session with Garrett in the gardens of Kellogg House.

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Garrett wipes away tears during his emotion-filled first look session with Vanessa at Kellogg House in Pomona.

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A candid photo of Vanessa reading her vows to Garrett during their first look session at Kellogg House.

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Capturing Vanessa’s reaction as Garrett reads his vows during their Pomona wedding first look session.

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A playful photo of Vanessa and Garrett whispering behind note cards in the picturesque gardens of Kellogg House.

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Vanessa and Garrett kiss on a stone walkway during their wedding portrait session at Kellogg House in Pomona.

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A classic portrait of the bride and groom embracing on a garden walkway at Kellogg House in Pomona.

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Vanessa embraces and smiles at Garrett during their garden wedding portrait session at Kellogg House.

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Capturing a kiss between the bride and groom during their romantic garden wedding portrait session at Kellogg House.

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A playful portrait of Vanessa and her bridesmaids hiding behind their bouquets in the garden of Kellogg House.

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A classic portrait of Vanessa holding her floral bouquet on the stone pathway at Kellogg House in Pomona.

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Garrett kisses Vanessa on the cheek while their bridal party celebrate around them at Kellogg House in Pomona.

 

Ceremony photos at Kellogg House:

Vanessa and Garrett’s wedding ceremony was being held in the garden courtyard at Kellogg House, with the groom’s parents escorting him down the aisle. Vanessa followed behind looking absolutely radiant, with her emotional groom walking up the aisle to escort her the rest of the way.

I captured a sweet moment between the bride and her aunt who was giving her away, then the reactions of both Vanessa and Garrett as they exchanged vows and rings. The beautiful wedding ceremony site at Kellogg House is framed by sprawling trees, with sun-dappled light streaming through on what was a perfect summer’s day.

After giving flowers to Garrett’s mom and Vanessa’s aunt, the couple sealed their marriage with a kiss and made their recessional walk down the aisle, both with beaming smiles. While the guests headed to cocktail hour, we snuck back into the ceremony site for some quick portraits of the newlyweds beneath their white bridal arch as the staff was busy “flipping” the space into a reception venue.

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A candid photo of Garrett’s parents escorting him down the aisle during the garden wedding ceremony at Kellogg House.

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Garrett and his mom embrace at the start of the garden courtyard wedding ceremony at Kellogg House in Pomona.

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Vanessa walks down the aisle at the start of her intimate garden wedding ceremony at Pomona’s Kellogg House.

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Capturing Garrett’s emotional reaction as he watched Vanessa walk down the aisle during their Kellogg House wedding ceremony.

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Garrett escorts Vanessa down the aisle while they both hold back tears in the garden of Kellogg House.

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Capturing a special moment between Vanessa and her aunt at the start of the Kellogg House wedding ceremony.

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Garrett takes a moment to dry his eyes while standing before his officiant with Vanessa in the garden courtyard of Kellogg House.

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Vanessa smiles at Garrett during their intimate garden wedding ceremony at Kellogg House in Pomona.

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Garrett smiles at Vanessa as they exchange vows during their garden wedding ceremony in Pomona.

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A close-up shot of Vanessa and Garrett exchanging vows during their intimate wedding ceremony at Kellogg House.

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The bride and groom share a laugh with their officiant during the garden wedding ceremony in Pomona.

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A candid photo of Vanessa and Garrett pouring colored pebbles into a glass vessel during their Kellogg House wedding ceremony.

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Looking down the aisle as Vanessa and Garrett exchanged vows in the tree-shaded ceremony site at Kellogg House.

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Vanessa embraces her aunt while giving her a rose during the garden wedding ceremony at Kellogg House.

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Vanessa embraces Garrett’s mom while the groom and his father watch on at Kellogg House in Pomona.

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Vanessa and Garrett kiss after being pronounced “husband and wife” during their garden wedding ceremony in Pomona.

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The newlyweds make their joyous recessional walk down the aisle of the garden wedding ceremony site at Kellogg House.

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Vanessa and Garrett kiss beneath their floral-adorned bridal arch at Kellogg House in Pomona.

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Capturing an intimate moment between the bride and groom framed by their white bridal arch at Pomona’s Kellogg House.

 

Reception photos at Kellogg House:

Vanessa and Garrett made a grand entrance into their outdoor reception at Kellogg House and launched straight into their first dance. The bride then danced with her grandfather, Garrett’s grandfather, and his dad before the groom took to the dance floor to perform a special surprise dance with his mom. I captured all the action as their friends and family hit the dance floor, including Garrett’s grandparents, then snuck away with the newlyweds for a short sunset wedding portrait session in the picturesque grounds of Kellogg House.

When we returned to the reception, it was time for speeches and toasts from those closest to the couple before Vanessa and Garrett surprised their wedding guests with a musical duet. This was followed by the cake-cutting ceremony and a champagne toast before everyone hit the dance floor again to celebrate.

I captured a few playful moments from the groomsmen and the bride pretending to be a lobster, as well as a special embrace from her outstanding DJ. The night ended with Vanessa’s bouquet toss and the garter removal before the couple made their grand sparkler exit from Kellogg House.

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A fun photo of Vanessa and Garrett making their grand reception entrance at Kellogg House.

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A candid black and white shot capturing Vanessa’s reaction during her first dance with Garrett at the Kellogg House wedding reception.

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Capturing Garrett’s reaction during his first dance with Vanessa at their Kellogg House garden wedding reception.

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A candid photo of Vanessa laughing while dancing with her grandfather during the Kellogg House wedding reception.

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Garrett, his dad and Vanessa’s maid-of-honor watch on as the bride dances with her grandfather-in-law.

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Vanessa smiles at her father-in-law while dancing during the intimate garden wedding reception at Kellogg House.

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The bride and groom embrace on the dance floor during their intimate garden wedding reception at Kellogg House.

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Garrett and his mom perform their mother-son dance during the garden wedding reception at Kellogg House.

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Capturing a fun moment on the dance floor as Garrett and his perform a surprise dance during the Kellogg House wedding reception.

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An action shot of Garrett letting loose on the dance floor during his wedding reception at Kellogg House.

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An elevated view of Vanessa enjoying the dance floor during her intimate wedding celebration at Kellogg House.

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Garrett’s grandparents dancing during the wedding reception at Kellogg House in Pomona.

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Capturing a warm embrace between the newlyweds during their sunset wedding portrait session at Kellogg House.

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Vanessa twirls in her gorgeous wedding dress during her portrait session with Garrett at Kellogg House.

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Capturing a tender moment between the bride and groom during their Kellogg House wedding portrait session.

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Vanessa and Garrett kiss backed by an ornate fountain during their wedding portrait session at Kellogg House.

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Vanessa and Garrett listen in from their sweetheart table while the maid-of-honor makes her wedding reception speech.

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A candid photo of Garrett’s mom making a speech during the outdoor wedding reception at Kellogg House.

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The bride and groom share a laugh at their sweetheart table during speeches and toasts from those closest to them.

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Vanessa and Garrett perform a duet together during their alfresco wedding reception at Kellogg House.

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Capturing a tender moment between the newlyweds after performing a duet together at their Kellogg House reception.

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Vanessa and Garrett make a champagne toast during their cake-cutting ceremony at Kellogg House in Pomona.

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Garrett enjoying the dance floor with his friends during the Kellogg House wedding reception in Pomona.

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The bride doing synchronized dance moves with her friends during the Kellogg House wedding reception.

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A funny photo of Garrett and his groomsmen dancing during the wedding reception at Kellogg House.

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Capturing a playful moment between two groomsmen on the dance floor at Kellogg House in Pomona.

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A candid photo of Vanessa pretending to be a lobster on the dance floor at Kellogg House in Pomona.

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One of the groomsmen letting loose on the dance floor during the lively wedding reception at Kellogg House.

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Vanessa is embraced by her DJ during the alfresco wedding reception at Kellogg House in Pomona.

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Friends and family enjoying the celebrations during Vanessa and Garrett’s Kellogg House wedding reception.

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An action shot of Vanessa’s bouquet toss to a group of single ladies on the terrace at Kellogg House.

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Garrett goes in search of Vanessa’s garter while a group of single guys watches on during their wedding reception in Pomona at Kellogg House.

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Capturing a kiss between the newlyweds during their grand sparkler exit from Kellogg House in Pomona.

 

Wedding photos at Kellogg House:

Vanessa and Garrett’s wedding at Kellogg House was such a wonderful day, with lots of incredible emotions to capture from both the bride and groom. I know that they’re off to Hawaii for their honeymoon, so I hope they’re having a blast and that they can relive their special day for many years to come through these photos.

July 18, 2019

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