Bloomgren Ranch Wedding: Amanda & Jim

Amanda and Jim’s wedding at Bloomgren Ranch here in Santa Clarita this fall was a beautiful day in many ways. The day started off with the girls getting ready at Valencia Blo Lounge where they all spent the morning getting prettied up, laughing and just having a good time hanging out together. I loved the curls in Amanda’s hair! The guys hung out at the house and enjoyed a chill morning getting ready and having a few cigars. After everyone was mostly ready to go we headed to the ranch for getting dressed just before the ceremony.

The ceremony took place at the top of the hill overlooking the reception area. There were some beautiful tall trees and giving some nice shade for all the guests in the seating area. Jim’s jaw dropped when he saw Amanda coming down the isle. She was such a beautiful bride! They shared a few laughs as they exchanged vows and then stepped to the side where together they did their sand ceremony. They were both beaming at the end of the ceremony and their exit photos are some of my favorite from the day.

During cocktail hour and into the reception Amanda & Jim chose to have a mobile coffee cart on site instead of having cocktails. Being a coffee lover myself I thought that was a pretty cool idea and the guests loved it! Brilliant! I now thing every wedding needs a mobile coffee cart. 🙂

The reception under the stars made for a beautiful evening for dinner, toasts, dancing and enjoying the company of all their friends and family.

Congrats Amanda & Jim! You two were amazing to work with and seeing the love you two have for one another was a beautiful thing for me to be able to document. All the best to you two and your future as the new Mr. & Mrs. Davis! – Megan

Venue: Bloomgren Ranch   Hair & Makeup: Valencia Blo Lounge    Flowers: Celebrate Florals  Coffee Cart: Coffee a la Cart  Catering: Distinctive Catering    Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals


Ashley & James: Horse Ranch Engagement

I had an amazing time with these two durning their engagement session at the Tyler Horse Ranch in Lake Hughes, California owned by James’ family. I seriously could have spent the entire day walking around the property taking pictures. As a little girl I dreamed of having my own horse and although I never ended up getting one I did have a good friend that lived near a horse ranch and we often spent our summer afternoons with the horses. The old barn, farm equipment, horses and dirt roads reminded me of home. Loved it!

We walked around the property stopping here and there when we found spots we liked. Ashley’s dress was what she also wore for their first serious date to see a horse race at Los Alamitos. During the session Ashley had fun getting a running start when she jumped on James and he twirled her around in the old barn. It was so fun to capture these two laughing and having fun with each other. James totally had thing for the tractors so we made sure to get the tractors in the pictures too. 🙂

These two are so in love and it’s all over their faces! I could tell from the time we first met that they both thought the world of one another.  James is so sweet on Ashley and she couldn’t be more happy to be his girl. These two are the sweetest people and I could not be more excited for their wedding next year at the Tyler Ranch! Congrats on getting engaged you two!



Had a great time photographing this amazing girl! She was super easy to photograph, as you can tell she is gorgeous. Her mom pulled out her bag of tricks to get a few good laughs out of her and me for that matter. We went out to one of my favorite location in Santa Clarita that is what looks to be an abandoned camp ground and is part of the Angeles National Forrest. Despite swatting at lots of bugs, dodging a swarm of bees and keeping clear of snakes I am in love with how this session turned out. Loved Nicole’s Steve Madden boots and cute outfits too!


Jaclyn + Justin: Wedding at Hacienda Reyes Ranch

Jaclyn and Justin meet unexpectedly while out with friends one night. Jaclyn didn’t even want to go out that night. Who would have thought that they would get married one day? Their wedding day took place at Hacienda Reyes Ranch in Palmdale, CA on Sept. 4, 2010 at 5pm. Their western style wedding had a mixture of purples and yellows for the colors. The guys all wore cowboy hats and boots and the girls wore cute summer dresses from David’s Bridal. As the guests arrived they had Lemonade and Sweet Tea available to keep them cool which the bride put together with wooden boxes and rusty metal signs to go with her rugged cowboy theme. Jaclyn was very much a DIY bride and she along with her friend Audrey did most the decorating. Her reception centerpieces were made up of wooden boxes with purple and yellow flowers from The Farmer’s Wife Florist. They also had candles in old fashioned canning jars with twine ribbon around them. She used canning jars with sunflowers in them to hang on the chairs that lined the isle where the ceremony took place. They made a card holder from a long wooden box and rusty piece of metal. Jaclyn’s decoration details really added to her rugged style wedding.

Venue: “Hacienda Reyes” – Palmdale, CA
Groom’s Cake: “Nadia Cakes” – Palmdale, CA
Florist: “The Farmer’s Wife Florist” – Quartz Hill, CA
Hair and Makeup: “At the Salon” – Tehachapi, CA
Caterer:  “Schooners” – Lancaster, CA
Photographer: “Megan Hayes” – LA County, CA
Wedding Cake: Friend of the Bride

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