Wedding At Sherwood Country Club In Thousand Oaks, CA | Jinous & Sahba

Wedding At Sherwood Country Club

JINOUS & SAHBA

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Wedding photos at Sherwood Country Club:

Persian couple Jinous and Sahba contacted me a couple of months before their special day was planned, inquiring about my photography services for their wedding at Sherwood Country Club, and after we chatted over the phone they booked me via email, something that is always an honor for me.

In our follow up conversations, they explained the details of their wedding plans with me and they were such a delight from the outset, with a distinct connection even though we had only met over the phone. Needless to say, I was excited to meet them in person and capture these Sherwood Country Club wedding photos.

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The newly married couple kiss in front of a waterfall at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

 

Getting ready photos at Sherwood Country Club:

Sherwood Country Club is located within a gated community in Thousand Oaks and I have to say that it is one of the most impressive country clubs I’ve had the pleasure of photographing. It’s focused around a really stately, East Coast-style mansion, with a sprawling lake and waterfall on the property. It is really glamorously adorned, with chandeliers and French doors on the interior and grand columns framing the entrance.

They had opted not to have an official bridal party, but Jinous’ girlfriends, mom, and aunt were all helping her get ready in one of the Sherwood Country Club suites. The natural window lighting was magnificent for capturing candid portraits as they made their final preparations, as well as some glamorous portraits of Jinous in her bridal gown.

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Jinous having her make up down in a suite at Sherwood Country Club, watched on by her girlfriends.

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A close up shot of Jinous having the final touches done to her hair and makeup as she was getting ready for her wedding day.

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Capturing a special moment between the bride and her mom, backed by her gorgeous wedding gown.

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A black and white reflective shot of the bride getting ready for her wedding day in Thousand Oaks.

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Jinous and her female entourage in a suite at Sherwood Country Club before her wedding day celebrations.

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Jinous’ friends and moms help with her bridal gown as they were getting ready at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

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The bride with her friends and moms preparing for her special day in Thousand Oaks.

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Jinous’ mom watches on as the bride fixes her earrings before her wedding ceremony.

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Jinous’ female entourage help to “fluff” her bridal gown in a suite at Sherwood Country Club.

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A close up portrait of the bride as she prepared for her wedding day in Thousand Oaks.

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A portrait of Jinous in a naturally-lit suite window at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

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A portrait of the bride within the ornate interior of Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

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Jinous reads a note from her soon-to-be husband in a suite at Sherwood Country Club.

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Capturing a tender moment between Jinous and her father during their first look session.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at Sherwood Country Club:

After the couple had walked towards each other and caught their first glimpse for the day, we used the opportunity for a short portrait session, both outside the mansion and within its elegant interior. Right after Jinous and Sahba’s first look session outside the Sherwood Country Club mansion, the bride also had an emotional first look moment with her dad which I had the pleasure of capturing.

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Jinous and Sahba walk towards each other during their Sherwood Country Club first look session.

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The couple admiring one another during their first look session in Thousand Oaks.

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Jinous and Sahba embrace in front of a stately window during their Sherwood Country Club wedding photo session.

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The couple stand hand-in-hand outside the grand entrance to Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

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Capturing a tender moment between the bride and groom during their Thousand Oaks wedding photo session.

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Jinous and Sahba are cheered on by their bridal party outside Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

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Jinous’ friends help to secure her veil in one of the grand windows of Sherwood Country Club.

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A close up portrait of Jinous as she prepared for her wedding day in Thousand Oaks.

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A portrait of the bride in front of one of the elegant French doors at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

 

Ceremony photos at Sherwood Country Club:

It was then time for the wedding ceremony, with Jinous’ father walking her down the aisle at the outdoor site. There was some beautiful white drapery over the altar area that made for perfect diffuse lighting as I captured the readings, vow exchanges, and reactions of their Western-Bahai ceremony. The couple really wore their emotions on their sleeves and there were a few special exchanges between them to capture throughout the ceremony.

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Sahba waits with anticipation for his bride to walk down the aisle during their wedding ceremony.

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Jinous’ father escorts her down the aisle during the luxurious Persian wedding ceremony at Sherwood Country Club.

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Jinous’ father giving his daughter away at the altar during her wedding ceremony.

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The couple listen as their family friend welcomes guests to their Sherwood Country Club wedding ceremony.

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Capturing a special exchange between the bride and groom during their Sherwood Country Club wedding ceremony.

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A wide angle shot looking across Jinous and Sahba’s wedding ceremony in Thousand Oaks.

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Jinous’ brother makes a reading during the Western-Bahai wedding ceremony at Sherwood Country Club.

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Jinous and Sahba whisper to each other during their luxurious wedding ceremony at Sherwood Country Club.

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Jinous’ parents and brother watch on during the intimate wedding ceremony at Sherwood Country Club.

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Light peeking through onto the couple during their Sherwood Country Club wedding ceremony.

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Jinous reads her vows to Sahba during their Western wedding ceremony in Thousand Oaks.

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Capturing Sahba’s emotional vow reading at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

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Jinous wipes away Sahba’s tears during their emotional wedding ceremony in Thousand Oaks.

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The groom slips a ring onto his bride’s finger during their glamorous wedding ceremony in Thousand Oaks.

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Sahba’s parents and brother watch on as he weds Jinous at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

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The couple kiss after officially becoming husband and wife in Thousand Oaks.

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Jinous and Sahba celebrate at the end of their Western-Bahai wedding ceremony in Thousand Oaks.

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The newly married couple admire Jinous’ wedding ring after Sherwood Country Club ceremony.

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The couple’s mothers act as witnesses as they sign their official marriage license at Sherwood Country Club.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at Sherwood Country Club:

After signing their marriage license within one of the stately, hardwood rooms with their moms as witnesses, I whisked the couple away for a wedding portrait session around the stunning surrounds. First we used the lake as a backdrop, with the late afternoon setting sun beautifully illuminating the couple, before riding a golf cart over to the tranquil waterfall located on the other side.

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A creatively-lit portrait of the couple in one of the ornate windows at Sherwood Country Club.

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The couple kiss, backed by their parents, after signing their marriage license at Sherwood Country Club.

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The couple is illuminated in the late afternoon sun during their lakeside wedding photo session.

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Jinous’ veil flies in the air behind her during the lakeside wedding photo session.

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Jinous and Sahba kiss in the late afternoon setting sun during their Sherwood Country Club wedding photo session.

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Capturing an intimate embrace between the couple beneath Jinous’ veil at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

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The couple wander between the beautifully landscaped gardens at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

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A wide angle shot of the couple beneath a sprawling tree during their wedding photo session.

 

Reception photos at Sherwood Country Club:

Then Jinous and Sahba made their grand entrance into the wedding reception, which was held indoors within the Sherwood Country Club’s banquet room. There was lots of dancing to capture, including the emotional parental dances, as well as six toasts in total from Jinous and Sahba’s family and friends. It was such a pleasure to photograph the couple’s reactions during this momentous occasion and the entire evening just exuded joyous celebration.

One of the things I really loved about photographing this wedding was that Jinous and Sahba had allocated a full half-hour for nighttime portraits, and with so many beautifully-lit locations around Sherwood Country Club, we really made the most of it. I captured some off-camera flash shots beneath the white drapery of the ceremonial site and got creative with a few low angle shots incorporating the glamorous chandeliers.

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Jinous and Sahba make their grand entrance into the wedding reception at Thousand Oaks.

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Sahba dips Jinous’ at the end of their first dance during Sherwood Country Club wedding reception.

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The bride dances with her mother-in-law during the lively wedding reception.

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Sahba’s brother dances with his grandma during Sherwood Country Club wedding reception.

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The bride enjoying the dance floor with her parents at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

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A black and white shot of the bride and her flower girl during the Sherwood Country Club wedding reception.

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Jinous’ father makes a speech during his daughter’s wedding reception in Thousand Oaks.

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The couple share a laugh during the speeches and toasts at their wedding reception.

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The brothers of both the bride and groom make a speech during the Sherwood Country Club wedding reception.

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Looking towards the couple’s sweetheart table during the speeches and toasts of their wedding reception.

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The bride wipes away joyous tears during the speeches and toasts at her wedding reception.

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One of Jinous’ entourage makes a toast to the couple during their Sherwood Country Club wedding reception.

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A black and white shot of the couple making a “thank you” speech to their guests in Thousand Oaks.

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Jinous and her dad during the father-daughter dance at her wedding reception.

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A black and white shot of the mother-son dance at Sahba’s Sherwood Country Club wedding reception.

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The bride enjoying the dance floor during her luxurious wedding reception at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

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Wedding guests getting down on the dance floor during Jinous and Sahba’s reception.

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The couple enjoying the dance floor with family and friends during their wedding reception.

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The couple are lifted above their wedding guests on the dance floor at Sherwood Country Club.

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The bride embraces one of her wedding guests during her Sherwood Country Club wedding reception.

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The couple kiss during a group photo with their wedding guests in Thousand Oaks.

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A nighttime portrait of the couple kissing, backed by a fairy-lit tree at Sherwood Country Club.

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A nighttime portrait of the couple kissing beneath the glamorous drapery and chandelier of Sherwood Country Club.

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The newly married couple embrace beside a fairy-lit tree during their nighttime wedding portrait session.

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A low-angle shot of the couple kissing beneath an ornate chandelier at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

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The couple walk hand-in-hand through Sherwood Country Club during their nighttime wedding photo session.

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An off-camera flash nighttime portrait of the couple embracing at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

 

Wedding photos at Sherwood Country Club:

I know that Jinous and Sahba are off to Italy and Japan for their honeymoon and hope they have an amazing time. Once again, I want to thank them for choosing me as their wedding photographers as it was such a spectacular day and wish them a lifetime of happiness together.

September 12, 2016

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