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. ūüôā

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


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The Wedding & Event Design Studio: New Meeting Space!

I have a new meeting space/studio!!! Beyond excited to share and announce the new Wedding & Event Design Studio where several wedding vendors in the Santa Clarita and Valencia have teamed up to share a new studio and client meeting space! Our cute little space is located in the beautiful victorian style Tanner Building in Old Town Newhall. Just minutes away from my favorite cafe, Eat Real Cafe. I may need an intervention to keep myself from stopping in that place every time I drive by.

In the past I’ve met¬†with clients in my cute little living room and I loved having clients in my home but having a separate space for my business was always on the back of my mind. Tricia, whom is THE brilliant behind ¬†Tricia Dahlgren Wedding Consulting & Event Coordinating,¬†emailed me back in April to see if I might be interested in a shared meeting space. While I had to think about it a little because I loved having clients come to my home I decided quickly that it was¬†such a perfect opportunity. ¬†So excited to¬†talk wedding details,¬†have lots of¬†laughs and cry happy tears while viewing photographs of beautiful memories¬†in the new studio space.

Megan Hayes Photography      Tricia Dahlgren Weddings & Events      Romantic Journeys


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. ūüôā

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.


Winehouse Vineyards Wedding: Lisa & Chris

Winehouse Vineyards Wedding

What a beautiful day and beautiful couple to photograph. Lisa and Chris met online and soon realized God had some amazing plans for their future together. Their wedding day was atop a hill at Winehouse Vineyards overlooking the canyon and couldn’t have been more beautiful. They put in many long days and sleepless nights getting their property ready and it sure paid off. What a great location for a wedding! They are in the beginnings of opening up their property and offering bed & breakfast and glamour camping.

One of my favorite things about these two is their love for one another and their family and friends. It was evident from the first time I met them that their boys mean the world to them (after the dogs of course :-). A couple favorite events during their wedding day were the special flag raising ceremony by a US Army Soldier and Chris’s emotional thank you¬†speech¬†at the reception. Two very meaningful events that showed a lot about who Lisa & Chris are.

Congrats Lisa & Chris! Honored and thankful to have been part of your special day!

Venue:¬†Winehouse Vineyards¬† ¬† ¬†Wedding Planner:¬†Heather Lee¬†of Now and Forever Event Planning¬† ¬†Wedding Dress Store: David’s Bridal ¬†Dress Designer: Oleg Cassini ¬†Lighting:¬†Entertainment Services, Ron White ¬† ¬†¬†Hair:¬†Lauren Cory ¬† ¬†¬†Makeup:¬†Blake Satzberg¬† ¬† ¬†Caterer: ¬†Britt’s BBQ¬† ¬†¬†Cake:¬†Angelica Bakery¬† ¬†¬†Rings:¬†Tiffany & Co.

See also my second shooter, Amy’s perspective on her blog here my assistant Paulina’s post from the day here.