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Southern California Barn Wedding Venues

I grew up in Oregon and used to play in an old barn on my Grandparents property. Some of my favorite childhood memories were made playing in an old barn so I’ve long had a slight obsession with barns. When I hear people talk about having a barn wedding in Southern California it’s music to my ears! Here in SoCal barn wedding venues are a little less abundant than they might be in other parts of the US so I thought I would post a few of my favorites in hopes that it may help someone find their perfect barn wedding venue in Southern California.

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El Matador Beach Engagement: Bethany & Beau

What I love about engagement sessions is that there is no real pressure in worrying about the next thing on the schedule like on a wedding day. I think I could have photographed these two all day! El Matador was absolutely gorgeous. I had never been there before and it sure didn’t disappoint. We walked along the edge of the water and stopped along the way as we found good spots to stop and take photos.

Bethany and Beau had their first date in September last year while in college and knew pretty quickly that they wanted to get married. Beau surprised Bethany this last Christmas and showed up in her family’s living room on one knee! What a sweet surprise! I am so very excited for you Bethany & Beau and all God has planned for your future as husband and wife! Thank you for allowing me to photograph the beginnings of your love story!

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Tess Elle Part 2: 2015 Planner & Task List

The Tess Ell 2015 Planners & Task Lists have arrived! Tess just launched her amazing products yesterday and I know she was so excited to finally see her dreams of a beautifully made planner come to life! She’s invested a lot of time and love into her new products and you can tell. Be sure to stop over to her new website and find out more about how to grab one of her planners before they are all gone! tess-elle.com  See Part 1 from this session to see more of Tess’s gorgeous family. Congrats Tess! Your new 2015 Planner and the Task list are both beautiful and I know so many people already love how perfect it is for planning!

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Tess Elle Part 1: Organization, Gifts, Design

This family was such a pleasure to photograph! Tess contacted me about doing a lifestyle photo shoot so that she could have photos for her new website and 2015 Planner launch. She wanted the photos to have that cozy feeling of home and family and showed her family in their favorite place to be. I love how the session came out and also love Tess’s new 2015 Planner and Task List! See Part 2 from this session to see more of Tess’s gorgeous new planner and task list. Check out Tess’ website for info on how to purchse: tess-elle.com

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Nancy’s Ranch: Tim, Shaunna & Archie

We’ve known Tim & Shaunna for about 3 years now and they have become good friends so naturally I was so excited when she asked me to take pictures of them!  This time of year it’s so much fun to photograph families for their Christmas Cards but it’s even better when you already know one another.  Tim and Shaunna have a third family known as Archie the Pug and he got to come along for the photos too. He was such a good little doggie! He was like a pug model or something with his serious expressions most of the time, made for such cute photos! Loved Tim & Shaunna’s outfits and Archie’s little Christmas sweater! Went perfectly with the cut-your-own Christmas Tree background at Nancy’s Ranch.

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