Ben + Sarah - Thousand Steps Laguna Beach Wedding Photography

Sarah + Ben were married on a beautiful day in September at a private estate in Laguna Beach just next to Thousand Steps beach. They invited 30 of their friends and family to their intimate wedding celebration. They had their ceremony right on the beach, with a gorgeous floral installation, palm fronds, baskets, and bamboo chairs. It looked like a scene straight from Tulum! After their ceremony, they had a dinner reception on the patio as the sun went down over the water.

I was honored to photograph their day! They had beautiful florals and styling by Salted Blooms, and planning by Kaleigh of Gypsea Events.

Rose + Jaime - The Riverbed Farm Anaheim Wedding Photography

Rose + Jaime were married at The Riverbed Farm in Anaheim, California this May. The Riverbed Farm is a full functioning sustainable urban farm, where they grow organic vegetables, fish, and eggs to benefit the local neighborhood. I shot a wedding here a few years ago (Amber + Alex!), and loved being able to return—it’s the sweetest space for an intimate, backyard style wedding.

Rose got ready at a nearby hotel, where she spent a low key morning with a few of her friends getting her hair + make up done. We headed over to the farm just before their ceremony was set to begin.

Rose + Jaime had so many special details. They had some gorgeous vintage rentals (an amazing planning for the day) created by Thrifted Sister Events that set the scene and provided a space for guests to hang out. The florals by Poppy Lavendar Florals complimented the garden perfectly. When their guests arrived at the venue, there was an ice cream cart to enjoy by Carmela Ice Cream. After the ceremony, we took some photos around the farm, while their guests enjoyed yard games like cornhole + giant jenga and connect 4.

Their reception was so much fun! They had an In N Out food truck bring burgers for all their guests, and a taco bar by Maria’s Tacos for dinner. Whiskey + Wildflowers—a bar in a vintage trailer—provided drinks all night. For dessert they had a variety of delicious cookies + pastries from Portos Bakery, and a beautiful cake decorated with daisies by Lincoln Bakery. They spent the rest of the evening mingling with their guests, dancing (thanks to Vox DJs), and enjoying all of the delicious food + drinks from their vendors. Enjoy the images below!

Alexandra + Ian - Beverly Hills Courthouse Wedding Photography

Alexandra + Ian were married at the Beverly Hills Courthouse in May. They chose to keep it small and sweet with just a few of their family at their ceremony on Friday afternoon. We took a few photos outside the courthouse and in the hallway while we waited for their names to be called. Afterward, we headed over to the Beverly Hills City Hall, and to Beverly Gardens Park to take a few more photos of the two of them.

The next day they hosted a big dinner in Laguna Beach with their family and friends to celebrate. It was so special to be with them at their little elopement on Friday. Enjoy the photos!

Zach + Kurumi - Casino San Clemente Wedding Photography + Videography

Zach + Kurumi - Casino San Clemente Wedding Photography + Videography

zach + kurumi had a beautiful day at the casino san clemente. they had their ceremony in the rock garden of the venue, and then we took some time for a few portraits down on the beach. the rest of the evening was spent celebrating with all of their friends and family!

their amazing planner, kaleigh, of gypsea events was there to make sure everything ran smoothly & the beautiful florals were designed by salted blooms. i love the spray painted palmetto fan + floral backdrop she installed behind their ceremony space, and the bouquet featuring an incredible queen protea flower.

Rebecca + Dobromir - Rimrock Ranch, Joshua Tree National Park Wedding Photography + Videography

Back in February i shot video for a beautiful wedding out in Joshua Tree. Rebecca + Dobromir decided to travel out to the desert from the UK, where they live, to get married. Twelve of their closest friends traveled in from all around the world as well to support them and celebrate with them.

The weekend of their wedding a winter storm came through and brought snow along with it, which made for a rare and magical desert landscape covered in snow. They got ready up at Rimrock Ranch in Pioneertown, and headed down into Joshua Tree National Park for an intimate ceremony among the rocks and trees. We took some time after the ceremony to do some exploring at sunset, and then headed back to rimrock for a cozy dinner inside their main dining room.

The day was absolutely gorgeous. Enjoy their video below! I couldn’t resist snapping a few photos throughout the day as well since everything was so amazing.

vendor team:
photography: westlund photography
florals: botanica muse
officiant: joshua tree wedding company
ceremony venue: joshua tree national park
reception venue: rimrock ranch
hair/make up: sabrina bennett
catering: mojave monaco
cake: over the rainbow desserts

Luke + Samantha - Wedgewood University Club Irvine Wedding Photography

Loved this sweet & special day for Luke and Samantha at the wedgewood university club in Irvine. It was a beautiful fall day in California, the light was golden and the air was just a bit crisp after the sun went down.

We started out the day with a few portraits and some time for Luke and Samantha to spend together before all of the festivities of the day began. They shared some meaningful vows with each other during their ceremony, we took a few more portraits just as the sun was setting, and then they celebrated with all of their family and friends.

little hill floral designs did an amazing job on all of the florals & the simply sweet cakery in Costa Mesa made an incredible dessert table for all of the guests to enjoy.

Enjoy the photos!