La Venta Inn Wedding Photos | Kathryn and Johnny

La Venta is a a luxury oceanview estate and wedding venue in the hills of Palos Verdes Ca. It overlooks the entire bay and is one of the most scenic wedding venues in Southern California. Here are some recent photos from a super fun wedding we photographed there with Kathryn and Johnny. Check out the fun video we produced as well!


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La Venta Inn
796 Vía Del Monte, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
(310) 373-0123


Written by Andrea Schmitt

There are few wedding venues that rival the beauty of the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara. This Spanish-Mediterranean style hotel, considered one of the top wedding venues in California, is located at an incredible location right on the beach, and I can understand why Christian and Katherine chose it for their dream wedding. If you’ve never been, you must!

The bridesmaids and groomsmen looked like they were pulled from a wedding magazine spread, and Katherine looked like a supermodel with her stunning Jinza Jin Couture Bridal Dress and red soled Christian Louboutin heels.  They were a fun and beautiful group, with dance moves to boot! As you can see Christian and his entourage had me laughing from the start.  ‘Beautiful on the inside and out’, seemed to be the common theme with this couple, and the toasts were a testament as to what wonderful people Katherine & Christian are.  They really are a perfect match.

One of the highlights of the evening was the surprise dance that the couple had planned.  Christian showed off his charming dance moves and Katherine was swept off her feet to accompany him on the dance floor. The crowd roared and the dance floor got packed!  Then as a sweet ending of the night, Katherine surprised her new husband with his Canadian favorite – Poutine (fries & gravy).  So, like something out of a movie, the Canadians in the house began singing their national anthem. Gotta love those Canucks!

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A big thanks to Rebecca with Imagine Weddings and Special Events, as she always manages to make her events perfect.

Bridal Gown: Jinza Jin Couture Bridal, San Francisco, CA

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Cake/Dessert Bar: Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, CA

DJ/Band:  Gavin Roy Presents

Florist: Laura Sangas, Cody Floral, Santa Barbara, CA

Makeup: Tomiko Taft, Santa Barbara, CA

Hair:  Kendal Shira, San Francisco, CA, Cinta Salon

Invites: Lazaro Design, Santa Barbara, CA

Officiant: Rev. Suzanne Dunn, Pastor, Santa Barbara, CA

Planner:  Rebecca Gigandet, Imagine SB

String Quartet – The Aurora Ensemble

For more Santa Barabara weddings, please visit our website here.

To reach our studio, please email is at 805-222-5064

Malibu Rocky Oaks Wedding|Lauren and Casey Janssen

So, your boyfriend takes you skydiving. Scary! Invigorating! Adrenaline! And then on your way down what comes to view? A sign “Will You Marry Me?” And your boyfriend with a sparkly ring and a smile awaits. Like you don’talready have enough racing through your veins!?! Wow. Obviously, with tears in her eyes she said “Yes!”.  Which takes us to the epitome of wedding perfection: Malibu Rocky Oaks.

Between the venue, the handsome MLB Pitcher groom, and the stunning bride, there were so many incredible photos that it was hard to pick just a few for this post.  For their ‘first look’, Casey was taken aback immediately by Lauren’s beauty as she descended the winding staircase. Look at this dress!! She seriously looks like a supermodel. But as you can see, she was a trooper as Chris led her to the cliff and caught what may be my favorite picture of the year. I took the photo of the boys lined up over the pool overlooking the canyon which was a fun one. But as they joked about jumping in, I seriously had to threaten them with death if they did!

What struck me early on with this group of guys, was their comraderie. Many of them played ball together for years and their bond really showed.  Casey is a pitcher in MLB currently signed with The Washington Nationals , so the baseball theme rang throughout the night! The home plate that the guests signed, the ….. Lauren’s Dads toast had jokes about “hitting a homer” and not “striking out” and not being a “switch hitter” and Casey’s brother’s toast literally had me laughing so hard I was crying.

All the details were exquisite due to Charley and her team at Bluebell Events!! Call Charley if you want it all!

Click here to view more weddings from Malibu Rocky Oaks.

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Wedding Planner: Bluebell Events

Catering:Colettes Catering

Flowers: Petals by Xavi

DJ: Red Shoe LA

Videographer: David Medhill


Sherwood Country Club Wedding Photos

There are endless places for taking Sherwood Country Club Wedding Photos. Sherwood Country Club is one of the top wedding venues located in Westlake CA. There are many beautiful locations around the venue for taking photos of the bride and groom and wedding party. Here is a gallery of some of our favorite wedding photos from around the property.

The beautiful grounds and clubhouse at Sherwood Country Club will astound your guests!  Experience the luxury that awaits you behind the gates of Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California.  Lush green hills, ancient oaks and roses abound at their stately and elegant Country Club.



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Their Catering Department will be pleased to work with you to create a memorable event!  For more information, please contact our Catering Office at (805) 496-3036 or via e-mail at

Map: 320 W Stafford Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

To inquire about our photography services at Sherwood Country Club, please eMail Us here.

Gerry Ranch is perfect Rustic Wedding Venue in Ventura County

Gerry Ranch is a working farm nestled in Santa Rosa Valley.  Run by Jacqeline and her team, Gerry Ranch an absolutely perfect setting for a romantic rustic  garden wedding. The vast landscape and picturesque orchards grace the surroundings, along with an abundance of windflowers, roses, lilies and daisies just to name a few.

Melanie and Steve added the rustic details of painted signs and light natural floral arrangements and it all came together perfectly. Butterflies and hummingbirds fly about, as if something out of a fairy tale!

The bride Melanie, is very close to her father, so she wanted to have a special moment with seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress. Her dad is a marine so having him in full uniform was omspecial for all involved. As you can imagine a father giving his daughter away is an emotional moment, and yes, we all had to wipe the tears away.

Steve is also active military, so the jokes and jabs between military rivalries were going on all day.  Steve, a constant joker, had me laughing from the first minute we arrived. I personally LOVED the suits the guys wore, which fit perfectly with the chic outdoor setting. This photo of them all looking GQ is one of my favorites of the day.

After a sweet ceremony our walk through the orchards with the bride and groom left us with some great shots one of which involved a tractor nonetheless! With the sunlight gone, and the stars upon us, the only thing left to do was toast to a sweet couple and and their long happy life together. Cheers!

To see more photos from this beautiful venue, please click here.

To inquire about us photographing your Gerry Ranch Wedding, please eMail Us!

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