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Rachel and Ryan, Calamigos Ranch Wedding, Malibu

What can I say about this beautiful wedding at Calamigos Ranch, I love shooting at Calamigos with so many photogenic spots every where I turn. Not only did Rachel pull off such a fantastic wedding with rustic details she did it overseas in England. I love her nod to her (now) new home with so many classic Americana details. And the dress… stunning, orange bridesmaid dresses…Love.

With so many gorgeous things to show it was hard to narrow it down to these 30. Congratulations Rachel and Ryan.

Wedding coordinator Brande from Full Bloom Wedding & Events

Florist: Floral Fields

Cake: Superfine Bakery

Hair and Makeup: Fairytale Hair and Makeup

 

 

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Sarah and Sean Saddle Ranch Malibu, Malibu Winery Wedding

I love Saddle Rock Ranch in Malibu. Such a fantastic Venue hidden in the Malibu Hills. There are several spots within the massive property to have a wedding or event but Sean and Sarah christened a new spot called the oak grove. How lucky for them to be able to have their wedding at this beautiful place and they incorporated so many personal touches to make it their own. From the school buses bringing in the guests (they are teachers) to the handmade totem pole signs and the super cute dessert plates made from vintage plates and platters that they glued together their wedding has tons of great DIY ideas.

Sean and Sarah had such an intimate and fun back yard party feel I know they ddint want to spend much time away from their guests but I am glad we took off for a little while to get some of these great shots of them around the property, in the vineyards and at the crazy yellow frame. I know they will be glad they did. Congratulations to you both it was a great time for everybody.

Saddle Rock Ranch

coordinating by All You Need is Love

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I love this shot of the grooms mom seconds before the mother son dance. So sweet

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Saddle Rock Ranch Wedding (sneak peak) Sarah and Sean Malibu Wines

I was so happy to shoot Sarah and Sean at Saddle Rock Ranch in Malibu. Not only is it one of my favorite venues in LA but they are super fun and low key they really just wanted a fun picnic kind of party and they had it. Everyone had a blast, including me.

I know Sean wasn’t keen on leaving the party for photos but I think it was worth it and thankfully Sarah and myself talked him into it. It was worth it.

Special shout out to Vikki and Shannon from All You Need is Love Events for making things go smooth as always.

I love these signs made by Sarah and her friends and the custom cupcake plates are so cute

Since this is just a sneak peak enjoy these few portraits and the rest will come later

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Chandra and Jonathan published in The Knot

Check out my wedding at La Venta Inn published in The Knot

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More cool ideas

I have decided to start posting some of the cool things I see in weddings here. So to start it off this is Angie and Mike’s guest book. It is a Jenga game that guests can take apart, sign, write meassages and put back in the box for them to enjoy later. I love Jenga and I love the idea.

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One more blog to check out

One of my favorite clients, whose photos can be seen all over this blog and on my website, started a great wedding blog herself. Lots of great tips, links and DIY tips. Check it out.

http://oh-lovely-day.blogspot.com/

This is Chandra, her and husband Jonathan are awesome, and just a little bit photogenic

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Paula and Phil October 10, 2009 Temecula

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Some cool new vendors I came across

So I went to a Knot networking night last week. I know how bad I am about networking when I spent the entire time talking to food people. Either that or you can tell where my interests lie.

One was The Fry Girl, she comes to parties and events and has a mini doughnut making machine. Let me just say YUM!!

 Some cool new vendors I came across

 Some cool new vendors I came across

The other woman I met, that I thought truly had a unique idea, was timree at timree.com. She does a bunch of different things, hand painted thank you cards and plates but what I thought was so cool was Live Event Painting. She comes to your wedding or event and literally paints a painting from what she sees. Here is what she was painting right there on the spot. What an awesome thing to have. (in addition to great photos)

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FRENCH FOOD!!!!! Yum..

No pics of these ladies but because I am a huge francophile I was excited to meet the woman from Les 3 Sens (the 3 senses) they are an all french catering company. There isn’t a French dish I would turn down so I am dieing to taste them.

VIDEOGRAPHY:

Lastly I ran into my favorite videographer Isabel Gonzalez. We have worked together many times. I always love her work and she and her team are so easy to work with. If you don’t realize this sometimes photographers and videographers battle it out for positioning so it is key to have people that work with each other and I am always excited to have work along with me.

Chandra and Jonathan Aug 29, 2009, La Venta Inn, Palos Verdes

 Chandra and Jonathan Aug 29, 2009, La Venta Inn, Palos VerdesI don’t even know where to start with Chandra and Jonathan’s wedding. Chandra was one of the reasons this blog exists. She has been such a vocal fan of my work turning me on to various cool wedding blogs and having a ton of great ideas for her own wedding. I could start with how much I loved our engagement shoot together but so many of those shots are posted in the engagement section. I guess I will just jump in with how beautiful she looked and how great her and Jonathan are together. I love that they are high school sweet hearts who made it through the cross country college experience together. I have a feeling that this day was planned in Chandra’s head for a long time. Her ideas and attention to detail turned and already beautiful location into something so much more personal. I had shot at La Venta several times and lets just say I really loved this wedding. With so many great shots to chose from it is hard to decide what to post. To view the slide show click here http://www.jenniferroper.com/slideshow/fredrick

make up by Flawless Faces

desserts by Vanilla Bake Shop

food by New York Food Company

calligraphy by Barbara Kua

Flowers by Greenwich Floral Design

stationary and printed goods Katrina Derhake of Tilde Designs

 Chandra and Jonathan Aug 29, 2009, La Venta Inn, Palos Verdes

 Chandra and Jonathan Aug 29, 2009, La Venta Inn, Palos Verdes

 Chandra and Jonathan Aug 29, 2009, La Venta Inn, Palos Verdes

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 Chandra and Jonathan Aug 29, 2009, La Venta Inn, Palos Verdes

 Chandra and Jonathan Aug 29, 2009, La Venta Inn, Palos Verdes

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 Chandra and Jonathan Aug 29, 2009, La Venta Inn, Palos Verdes

 Chandra and Jonathan Aug 29, 2009, La Venta Inn, Palos Verdes