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Nerissa’s Baby Shower: Westlake Village Inn

I so enjoyed photographing Nerissa’s Baby Shower at the Westlake Village Inn last week and all the pretty details were gorgeous! They decorated with pinks, browns, umbrellas, baby carriages, childhood photos of Nerissa and a candy bar complete with a cute diaper cake. Nerissa was beautiful in her lace cream top and looked so happy having her close friends and family there to celebrate their precious little girl.

Event Coordination: Tricia Dahlgren Events      Venue: Westlake Village Inn      Flowers: Charmaine Bouquet Canyon Florist      Cake: Jill’s Cake Creations      Photographer: Megan Hayes      Rentals: AV Party Rentals and A-1 Party Rentals

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Lake Hughes Ranch Wedding: Ashley & James

Lake Hughes Wedding

So excited about sharing Ashley & James’s wedding today! So many moments throughout their wedding that made for a perfect day. Ashley and James are the kind of people you just love to be around. They have a genuiness that isn’t something you see everyday and an unspoken kindness that makes you feel like your an old friend even if it’s the first time you met them.  To say I loved photographing their wedding would be an understatement. Documenting their one of a kind love was truly such an honor and watching their day unfold through my lens was a beautiful experience.

Ashley and James were married at James’ family ranch, the Tyler Quarter Horse Ranch in Lake Hughes, California. They had a cute setup for each of the different events during their wedding. The old barn was used for their cocktail hour, a gorgeous giant tree as the backdrop for their ceremony and an open field draped in patio lights for the reception area. I loved it all! And if that cute bike in the old barn (or any of the old stuff in there for that matter) goes missing it wasn’t me. 🙂

So happy for you Ashley & James! I wish you both nothing but the best as you begin your lives as Mr. & Mrs. Tyler!  – Megan

Venue: Tyler Quarter Horse Ranch    DJ: Antelope Valley DJ Service    Band: Austin Law Band    Bridal Store: La Soie Bridal Valencia    Florist: The Farmer’s Wife Florist    Makeup: Mickenna Thompson    Cake: TJ’s Sinfully Sweet Cakes    Shoes: Corral Boots

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Santa Clarita Engagement: Heidi & Robert

Placerita Canyon Engagement

Heidi and Robert just about smiled from ear to ear the entire session. Pretty sure they were smiling even when swatting the bugs that seemed to never go away. They both have a sweet countenance which makes them both so pleasant to be around and easy to photograph.  I’ve known Robert for several years now and seeing him with Heidi makes me so happy. They are two beautiful people with a heart to bring glory to God through their lives and that makes me all the more excited to photograph their wedding in January. 🙂 Wishing you both the very best for your future and happy wedding planning these next few months. 🙂

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Alivia Love: Newborn Baby Girl

Newborn Baby Girl

 Meet Alivia Love Chappell! She was just about a week old for her newborn session and of course the cutest ever. She was so well behaved too and barely made a peep the entire time. She loved her little nest and snuggling with her blanket from Grandma. So happy for you Matt & Katie! She a beautiful little gift from above and you two will be an amazing Mom & Dad. 🙂

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Gardens of Paradise Wedding: Lauren & Joey

Gardens Of Paradise Wedding

When I first met Lauren & Joey and heard the story of how they met and eventually fell for one another I knew that I was going to love them. Their story began by Lauren’s sisters convincing her to give the cute/annoying boy who worked for her dad on the farm a chance. Lauren soon found herself falling in love with Joey and deciding he wasn’t so annoying after all. 🙂

Their wedding was held at Gardens of Paradise and as I drove down the driveway and saw their grounds I was amazed that such a beautiful venue was tucked away in the dry desert hills of Santa Clarita. Lauren and Joey’s had an outdoor ceremony and their day was filled with special moments and the people they love. It’s hard to explain but I think for me there is just about nothing better than seeing such a strong bond between loved ones. Sometimes that bond is shown in tears, laughter, hugs or just a simple look but it’s amazing and makes me want to cry every time. One of the special family bonds that stood out to me was the relationship between Joey and his grandfather. Seeing his grandfather cry happy tears, hug Joey and just be overflowing with how proud he was of his grandson was truly amazing to be able to witness and photograph.

Lauren & Joey, thank you for having me be part of your day! Your love for God and each other are what make you such a beautiful couple and I wish you all the best in the years ahead! – Megan

Venue: Gardens of Paradise    Wedding Planner: Tricia Dahlgren Events    DJ: J & M Events    Bridal Store: Kukis Bridal    Bridesmaid dress designer: Adrienne Papell    Florist:  Flower Finesse    Hair: Helen King    Caterer: Lavish Details    Wedding Cake: Jill’s Cake Creations

See Lauren & Joey’s engagement photos here.

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