We're so glad you're here! We're a mother daughter wedding photography team originally from Monterey, California, currently living in the low country of Charleston, South Carolina. Here you'll find our latest shoots, meet our awesome clients, and learn more than you probably want to know about us! Grab a cup of coffee, browse, and enjoy!
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LAURA & RACHEL
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A beautiful southern California San Diego wedding. Who knew meeting these two would turn into such a friendship! We met Chris and Lauren a few years ago when they visited our area while reuniting with collage friends. Even though they now lived in southern California, they wanted an engagement session captured along the beautiful Santa Cruz coast where they first met. You may remember seeing the blog of them cuddled up in a locals coffee shop and walking along the jaw dropping cliffs of Wilder Ranch Santa Cruz.
Wedding plans hadn’t yet been started, not even a date chosen when we first met. During their engagement session we talked about what they dreamed of for their San Diego wedding, sharing ideas, and laughing until our bellies hurt. It was an amazing afternoon! Once we delivered the gallery we received the kindest reply asking if we traveled and if we would consider capturing their San Diego wedding. Next thing we knew, fast forward a year, we were boarding a plane!
It was a warm sunny San Diego morning, temperatures suppose to reach the high 90’s. We drove the twisty turny mountain road that lead up to Condors Nest Ranch. The views were breathtaking! We were at the highest peek for as far as the eye could see, watching the eagles fly at eye level was captivating! The house was full of best friends reuniting, the guys were getting final cuts and shaves, and we couldn’t have been more excited!
Lauren and Chris shared a first look which allowed us so much time for portraits! We walked the entire property with every turn opening up more opportunities. Next thing we knew we watched as they shared their first kiss as husband and wife and joined all their friends and family around the pool. A beautiful outdoor dinner served just as the sun was setting. We pulled them aside for a few romantic husband and wife portraits, and watched them dance the night way. It was truly a spectacular wedding! Congratulations Chris & Lauren!
Many thanks to this amazing creative team who brought this wedding together…
Venue :: Condors Nest Ranch
Wedding Dress Designer ::Willow by Waters from BHLDN
Bridal Shoes :: Badgle Mischka
Grooms & Groomsmen Apparel :: Black Tux
Hair & Makeup :: Fall Brooke Beauty Bar
Floral Designer :: Farmgirl Flowers
Invitations :: Flourish Designs
DJ :: Universal Weddings & Events
Catering :: Dalena’s Catering 2 U
Dessert Bar :: VG’s Donuts
Videographer :: Classic Filmworks
Photographer :: Laura & Rachel Photography