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Santa Clarita Maternity: Drew & Emily

This maternity session with Drew, Emily, Reese & baby Finn was so fun and the photographs are just dreamy! How cute is big sister Reese! Oh. My. Goodness!! That girl has some serious cute going on. She must get it from her two hot parents. 🙂  Drew and Emily are good friends of my husband and I so it’s ok for me to say that. lol

It seems like just last week that I was photographing Reese as a newborn (See her 1yr photos too) and now she is going to be a big sister! For their Maternity/Family session we walked down a trail in Towsley Canyon just a little ways and started off with some family photos of the four of them. It wasn’t too long into the session that Reese pulled the diva card and started asking for water and snacks pronto. lol Being a two year old taking pictures is hard work! She also wanted to see her picture just about every time I took one. 🙂 She can have all the snacks she wants. Well, at lease when Gra Gra is there for backup. Thanks Gra Gra!

Emily is such a stunning preggo lady. I love the photos we got of just her and the baby Finn bump. She looked amazing, the light was just right and her dress was simply elegant against the nature background and mountains in the distance.

Drew and Emily are the type of people who are just so easy to be around because they always make you feel welcome. They are two genuine and kind people whom I am so glad we get to call friends. I am so happy for them as they welcome the 4th member of their family little Finn. I cannot wait to meet the little guy and snuggle with that sweet baby! Congrats you two! Come on out any day now baby Finn!

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TPC Valencia Proposal: Seth & Lindsey

Today I get to share the sweetest proposal! Seth proposed to Lindsey at the Tournament Players Club in Valencia and it was such a sweet surprise to capture. Seth contacted me at the end of June to see if I was available and let me in on all the surprise shenanigans. Initially I thought it was just their engagement party but the more we got to talking about the details Seth explained how he wanted to propose to Lindsey and have me there to capture it all go down. Sweet! Proposals are so much fun to photograph! I love all the planning and scheming that goes on behind the scenes to make everything special for the bride-to-be.

When Seth and Lindsey pulled up to the TPC I was out front pretending to get photographs of the building and as they walked by me I asked if they wouldn’t mind posing for a few photos for the venue. Seth was worried that Lindsey was going to say no because they were meeting someone for dinner (or so she thought that’s all they were doing). To Seth’s surprise Lindsey said sure to taking a quick photo! We then proceeded to walk down around the side of the building to a pretty staircase where I asked them to stand for a photo. I stepped back a bit and then said “”Ok, this is perfect!”. Seth then knelt down on one knee and proposed to Lindsey! Her face says is all, she was so surprised and happy.

After the proposal Lindsey had another surprise waiting for her. All their family flew in from Oklahoma and as Seth and Lindsey rounded the corner on the patio they were all standing there cheering for them and excited to congratulate the happy couple. Lindsey was again shocked and so happy to have all their family their to share such a special time in their lives.

Congrats Seth & Lindsey!

Venue: Tournament Players Club Valencia    Cake: Bake You Happy    Flowers: White Fig Designs    Tablescape Design: Stephanie Freeman

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TAP Ranch: Nicole & Jesse

I am excited to share Nicole and Jesse’s rustic wedding at TAP Ranch near Santa Clarita on the blog today! These two are the nicest people and so easy going.

They started off their wedding day getting ready at the Sweetwater Movieland Ranch. This is also where they had their First Look and took some portraits together and with their bridal party. It was an overcast day which was perfect for having some nice even light in their photos!

After they we finished at Sweetwater we headed over to TAP Ranch for the wedding ceremony and reception. The best part about TAP Ranch is that it’s a horse ranch and who doesn’t love horses? The guests were seated on hay bales and the ceremony took place at the top of a small hill by one of the barns. It did start raining a little towards the end of the ceremony and got pretty chilly but everyone still kept smiling!

The reception took place under the stars with pretty patio lights. Their first dance was so beautiful to watch. As the music played in the background they both were beaming and even tearing up over how happy they were to be married.

I think my favorite part from Nicole and Jesse’s day was the look on Jesse’s face when he saw Nicole for the first time. Jesse covered his mouth with his hand as tears began to well up in his eyes. It was perfect!

Congrats Nicole and Jesse! I am so happy for the two of you! Thank you for having be capture your beautiful day. Your love for one another, kind demeanors and easy going personalities were what I loved about working with the two of you. All the best to you both in your future together…Megan

Ceremony & Reception: TAP Ranch   Getting Ready Venue:  Sweetwater Movieland Ranch    Coordination: Simply Taylored    Cake: Bake U Happy    Cupcakes: Lady Di’s Cookies    DJ:  Silver Tunes    Invitations: Gartner Studios    Catering: Rattler’s Bar B Que

See their engagement session here.

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The Castaway Burbank: Adriana & Aaron

Adriana and Aaron’s wedding day at the Castaway Restaurant in Burbank was full of laughter, smiles and pretty details. These two have been nothing but amazing to work with. It’s so fun to meet with a them, talk about their wedding day and then months later see it all come together so beautifully. I’m so excited for them and their new beginning as Mr. and Mrs. Zell. 

Everyone was so very excited for these two and to see their dreams come true as they tied the knot! They both had the biggest smiles and there were many times throughout the day where their happiness was so much so that their eyes welled up with tears. It started when they exchanged gifts with one another before seeing each other at the ceremony, then during the first look with her dad and brother, continued just before and during the ceremony and then more happy tears during the speeches at the reception. It was so evident just how much these two love one another and their families.

The mountains in the background of the ceremony site were so pretty and so were all the trees surrounding them. Adriana looked stunning in her gorgeous dress and to top it off she had the most amazing bouquet of white peonies. I am a sucker for peonies, they are probably my favorite flower or at least the runner up to tulips.

As the day went on and the reception began they continued with their big smiles and had the best time with their friends and family at the reception.

Congrats Adriana & Aaron!! I wish nothing but the very best for you two in your future as Mr. and Mrs. Thank you for allowing my team to document your day and being so amazing to work with!

See their engagement session here.

Venue:  The Castaway Restaurant in Burbank    Coordination & Flowers: Love & Laughter Events    Dress: Cruz’s Bridal    Dress Designer: Alfred Angelo    Cake: Jaqki’s Cake Creations    Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse    Invitations: Paper Source    Makeup: Betsy diFrancesca

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Cherry Ranch Wedding: Taylor & Alex

I’m so very excited to share Taylor and Alex’s wedding at their family’s cherry ranch in Leona Valley. Leona Valley is just a short drive from Santa Clarita and I always love the view on the way there. There are several farms, ranches, orchards and vineyards along the way.

Taylor and Alex had their first date as seniors in high school at the homecoming dance back in 2007. How sweet is that! Their love for one another continued to grow and they soon knew that what they had was more than just a dating relationship but something they wanted to keep forever. Alex proposed with breakfast in bed in their new home and the moment couldn’t have been more perfect! See their engagement session here: Taylor & Alex’s Engagement

Their family and close friends are very important to them which is why they quickly decided that they wanted to have a cozy intimate outdoor wedding and ceremony. Alex suggested his family’s cherry ranch and Taylor jumped at the opportunity. You will definitely see in the photos that it turned out to be the most perfect place for their wedding. Seriously dreamy!!

They hit the ground running with all the plans to transform the property. Given their many amazing talents as a couple there were several DIY details that they made themselves. From building tables, a bar, corn hole games, and giant Jenga to hanging cafe and twinkle lights and weed whacking they literally put blood sweat and happy tears into their wedding. Alex and Taylor didn’t realize was how much they would love the planning process and how it would provide such an amazingly creative way for them to collaborate and create a day that expressed who they were as a couple.

Among many the many gorgeous details I loved the single row of handmade tables for their family style reception and that Taylor wore her Grandmother’s heirloom vintage watch among her other bracelets on her wedding day. Incorporating something personal and meaningful into your wedding is always a good idea!

Congrats Taylor and Alex! You two were a dream to work with and your wedding day was absolutely gorgeous! It was my honor to be able to document your love and many amazing wedding details. I wish you two all the best and many many years of happiness as your spend your forever together as Mr. and Mrs. Copeland. – Megan

Venue: Copeland’s Cherry Ranch    Coordination: Kiersten of La Bohéme Events    Dress: Dreamers and Lovers    Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu     Florals: Valerie Copeland     Cake: Ashley Davis  DJ: As You Like It Entertainment    Catering: The Pit Stop BBQ     Groom & Groomsmen Attire: The Created Gentleman    Invitations & Logo: Emma Springer of Em Louise XO    Favors: Branders    Hand Lettered Signage: Taylor Copeland    Handmade Tables: Alex Copeland

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