Heidi and Robert got marred at a cute little vintage venue in Orange, CA called The Vintage Rose and we also took pictures at a park not too far from their venue. I went to the same college as Robert and we attended the same church for a while so I’ve known him for several years now. When he announced his engagement to Heidi I was so happy and excited for the two of them! See their engagement session here. Heidi and Robert met in college and soon began dating. They both can be quiet but you can see the unspoken love they have for one another when you are around them. They just love being with each other.
Congrats Hiedi & Robert! Your love for one another and your families was such an evident aspect throughout your wedding day. It was truly an honor to be part of and document such a beautiful day. May God bless your marriage and future together beyond what you could ever dream up…Megan
Venue, Catering, Decor: The Vintage Rose Wedding Coordination: Rose Wade at The Vintage Rose Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo Florist: Sharon Cosby Hair & Makeup: Brooke Lopez Wedding Cake: Beverly’s Bakery
I can’t believe we were just on that gorgeous beach! Sara and Robert’s destination wedding at the Jellyfish Restaurant in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic was stunning to say the least. Sara and Robert went to high school together but it wasn’t until more recent years that they started dating and given that these two love to travel they actually got engaged in Cabo back in late 2012. See their engagement session here.
For their wedding they were all about having a fun time and making sure their guests were having an amazing little vacay for their wedding. I loved how easy going and adventurous these two were! From the getting ready at the Hard Rock Hotel, to the ceremony and reception at the Jellyfish Restaurant and then their day after session back at the Hard Rock it was all beautiful to be part of and so much fun to photograph.
Sara & Rob, I am so excited for you guys and I’m missing that amazing beach terribly! Your love for your family & friends, each other and outgoing personalities made being with your and documenting your wedding day such a dream. I wish you both all the best and many more fun travel adventures for the future… Megan
Venue, Catering, Decor, Flowers, Cake, Fire Dancers: Jellyfish Restaurant Wedding Coordinator: Mayte Day After Session: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Wedding Dress: Chantilly Bridal Bridesmaid Dresses: Cruz’s Bridal Invitations: River City Studio Bridal Earrings: Poetry Jewelry Wedding Bands & Watch: Roma Jewelers Cake Topper: Indigo Twin Weddings
Beautiful little Scarlett Noelle was born the day after Christmas at a week past her due date and her family was so excited to finally meet her. From what I’ve heard this little girl has a pretty good big brother too who absolutely adores his new baby sister. Her parents Jared & Lily are cousins of ours whom we don’t get to see very often but LOVE the times when we are able hang out around the holidays. Eric and I were in Virginia visiting family for Christmas so we were excited to be able to meet Scarlett while were in town and I of course had to take some pictures of our sweet new 2nd cousin. So happy for you Jared & Lily!
I recently worked on a styled wedding shoot with Tricia of Tricia Dahlgren Wedding Consulting and Event Coordinating that was published on Green Wedding Shoes today and have been dying to share the gorgeous photographs from the shoot. Be sure to head over and check out the feature here on Green Wedding Shoes. I pulled inspiration from memories of growing up in Oregon and then did my best at explaining the feel to Tricia so we could bring the design together. Things like our cold winters, warm berry cobbler, friends and family who loved showing off their latest hunting trip and curling up with a blanket and some hot cocoa are some of my favorite memories.
Our goal was to emphasize a cozy winter style in the wedding details. We incorporated a red plaid jacket for the bride, deer antlers, many wood textures, candles, s’mores, a hot cocoa station, warm pies, a picnic setup as the sweetheart table and an amazingly gorgeous old barn wedding venue. I am completely head over heals for how this shoot came out and could not have asked for a better team to with with. Thank you all!! Thank you, Thank you!
Venue: Old Newhall Barn Event Coordination: Tricia Dahlgren Wedding Consulting and Event Coordinating Event Design: Megan Hayes & Tricia Dahlgren Baked Goods: The Bake Boutique Flowers: Recycled Love Story Photographer: Megan Hayes Event Rentals: A1 Event Rentals Invitations: Sloane Harmony Design Groom Attire: JCrew Bridal Store: Cruz’s Bridal Gown Designer: Alfred Angelo Hair: Lauren Thurston Makeup: Meredith Bussler Birch Escort Card Holders: The Lovely Glass Jar Candle Holders: Church House Woodworks Models: Chad & Cristal Porter
There is just something so magical about Christmas Tree Farms during the Christmas season. All the pretty lights hung above the trees, hot cider, rows of Christmas Trees and the chilly weather it’s a perfect Christmas tradition. Ahhhh, I love it all! Nancy’s Ranch here in Valencia has a “cut your own” section so we decided to head over there for the Chappell’s family session.
Larry & Ashley are good friends of my husband and I so of course I was excited to photograph them with their little girl Leighton. Leighton just turned a year old this month and I can hardly believe it. It seems like I was just photographing her newborn session (which you can see here). I can’t get over her cuteness! All three of them make for a beautiful family and I love how their session turned out and I love this family!
Tara and Trevor are married! What I love about these two is that they both have such an easy going spirit which makes them so likable and fun to be around. I think I laugh every time I am with them about one thing or another. Their wedding was beautiful and all the pops of red were so pretty. Tara wore her grandmother’s broach on her sash and carried a gorgeous bouquet of red roses. Both of them were beaming and it was beautiful to see their excitement about becoming Mr. & Mrs. Murray.
Congrats Tara & Trevor! So happy for you two! Your kindness, laughter and love for your family was beautiful to capture on your wedding day and I was blessed to be part. I wish you both the very best in your future as husband and wife. – Megan
This girl! We bribed her with boys to get her to smile for us, I think she might be trouble in later years. Ha! I love going to Nancy’s Ranch for Christmas pictures this time of year and Ayla was cute as could be in her fancy dress and many cute expressions. You can see last years session at the tree farm with Ayla here.