Mission Ranch Wedding | Carmel by the Sea Wedding | Jill & Zach

A gorgeous Mission Ranch wedding. Starting a new family tradition, Jill wanted to get married in the green sheep filled pastures that overlooked the ocean as her sister did. Getting ready in the Farm House where she was once a bridesmaid, and now the bride! The morning was filled with laughter, champagne pop’s, and matching […]

Mission Ranch Wedding | Carmel Wedding | Laura and Rachel

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Carmel Valley Wedding Photographer | Folktale Winery Wedding | Chris & Erin

A Folktale Winery wedding is one of our new favorite venues! A getting ready chateau that resembles something you would find on the hillside in Tuscany, a ceremony location tucked in between rows of vineyards, and crawling greenery scaling the buildings and fences. It definitely resembles a fairy tale! We spent the morning with Erin […]

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Big Sur Photographer | Big Sur Anniversary Session Vow Renewal | Jose & Tiffany

This Big Sur anniversary session left us breathless! Rachel and I don’t run into to many other mother daughter photography teams like us, then we met Tiffany & Mackenzie in Charleston last year, and we were immediate friends! How strange is it that Tiffany and I are the exact same age, as are our girls […]

Big Sur Vow Renewal | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Folktale Winery Wedding | Photography Workshop | Carmel Valley, California

A Folktale Winery wedding is an absolute dream venue! Even in the winter with the vineyards are dormant, the colors and mountainous views are breathtaking! Nestled in Carmel Valley, just a few short miles from the ocean, from the barrel room to rose garden, it has the most gorgeous photo opportunities. Not to mention the main […]

Winery Wedding Folktale Winery | Carmel Wedding | Carmel Valley Wedding | Photography Workshop | Laura & Rachel

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Carmel Wedding Photographer | Hidden Valley Music Seminars Wedding | Jeffrey & Hien

We had been waiting for this Hidden Valley Music Seminars wedding for over a year! You may remember Jeff and Hien from their epic engagement session where they took us on our tour of Facebook land, rented out AT&T Park where the famous San Francisco Giants play, and had a fairy tale sunset ending to […]

Blush and Navy Wedding | Carmel Valley | Laura & Rachel | California Wedding Photographers

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Scottsdale Wedding Photographer | JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Wedding | Arizona Wedding | Joshua & Alexis

We’ve always imagined what it would be like to be a Scottsdale wedding photographer. Destination weddings are like Christmas morning! You know it’s coming and plan every last detail. You wake up, jump out of bed, hurry to get ready, and the excitement is seriously sometimes too hard to bare. That is how much we love […]

Blush Arizona Wedding | Laura & Rachel

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Pebble Beach Wedding Photographer | Monterey Peninsula Country Club Wedding | Betsy & Mark

Our first wedding of the new year was at the gorgeous Monterey Peninsula Country Club, a Pebble Beach wedding venue we have been wanting to shoot for years! It’s considered the finest meeting of land and sea, it’s most famous for it’s two top ranked golf courses set on 400 acres of forest, dunes and […]

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Carmel Valley Wedding Photographer | A Holman Ranch Wedding | Sean & Jennifer

It was early morning as we pulled into this secluded inn. Nestled in the foothills of Carmel Valley, so deep it actually takes longer for the sun to rise, we could hear the sounds of laughter. Girls walking from suite to suite to the sounds of a pretty awesome 90’s playlist, we knew today was going to […]

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Ragged Point Wedding | Big Sur Wedding Photographer | Adam & MacKenzie

A Ragged Point wedding. As a local, we had heard of Ragged Point Inn, known for it’s fierce coastline, delicious restaurant, and breathtaking views. We never realized how long the Big Sur coast was, until we drove over two hours down the magnificent Highway One, and we were still in Big Sur! Two hours of […]

Big Sur Wedding Photographer | Ragged Point Wedding | Laura & Rachel www.lauraandrachel.com

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Naval Postgraduate School Herman Hall | Monterey Wedding Photographer | Thomas & Jennifer

We never would have imagined there was a real life secret garden, hidden just behind these military walls. Monterey is known for its military training schools, and there are a lot of building throughout the area that have limited or no access to the public, the Naval Postgraduate School being one of them. A place we pass every […]

Monterey Wedding Photographer | Naval Postgraduate School Herman Hall

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Big Sur Wedding Photographer | Ventana Inn & Pfeiffer Beach | Rachel & Ben

If Rachel and I were to tell you a secret, it would be one day in the very near future, we want to shoot in film. There is just something about film images, especially black and whites, that just captivates us. After editing this wedding, it has had the most fire art feel that anything […]

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Carmel Wedding Photographer | Seventh & Delores Wedding | Mark & Olivia

The quaintness of a Carmel wedding gets us every time! Tucked away in a small cottage, with a stone fireplace draped with florals (styled perfectly I might add), a porch with shutters and a view of the Pebble Beach greens stretched as far as the eye could see, was where we found Olivia. Hair and […]

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Monterey Wedding Photographer | Leal Vineyards Wedding | Jimmy & Jennifer

Lavender fields, mountainside vineyards, and a warm fall afternoon. This was our first wedding at Leal Vineyards, and we were blown away! Jennifer had rented the house on property so we would have more time for photos (our hearts just melted when she told us that). We met these two nearly a year and traveled the coast […]

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Monterey Wedding Photographer | Country Southern Wedding | Morgan & Megan

A historic white southern house, dark green shutters, and stairs leading to a wrap around front pouch with pillars. The words that make our hearts go pitter-patter! There was not a cloud in the sky and all you could see is golden rolling hills for miles. We had been waiting for Megan and Morgan’s wedding […]

Monterey Wedding Photographer | Elegant Wedding

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Santa Cruz Wedding Photographer | Chaminade Resort & Spa Wedding | Jonathan & Heather

The room was filled with squeals and giggles as we opened the door to see Heather grinning from ear to ear. She was just gleaming, this was the day she had been waiting for her entire life, the day she would marry the love of her life! Weddings at Chaminade Resort & Spa are spectacular! The sun was […]

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Carmel Wedding Photographer | Carmel Valley Ranch Wedding | Shane & Silvina

Shane had met the woman of his dreams. The person he wanted to laugh with, and love, for eternity, and he was ready to propose. That’s when we met. Shane was planning a weekend get-a-way, and wanted to propose along the oceanfront cliffs of Big Sur. If these two look familiar, it may have been […]

Carmel Wedding Photographer | Carmel Valley Ranch Wedding

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Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey Wedding | Venice Beach | Lennie & Summer

A Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey wedding is a dream for anyone, right? Imagine this, we finished a 12 hour wedding, jumped in the rental car, and drive the six hours trip to Los Angeles. This was a pretty spontaneous trip for us! Christine, owner of Epiphany Boutique, was heading the LA Bridal Market to […]

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2017 Pottery Barn Monterey Bridal Runway Show | Monterey Wedding Photographer

Ten Days. That’s all we had. From three girls dreaming out loud, sharing ideas on how to improve a weekly Wedding Wednesday event, to producing and coordinating Monterey first Bridal  Runway Show sponsored by Pottery Barn (not to mention we had four weddings to capture throughout this planning process!). We work within a community so rich […]

Monterey Wedding Photographer | Pottery Barn Monterey Bridal Runway Show

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Monterey Wedding Photographer | Corral de Tierra Country Club | John & Jeannette

A car pulled over just across from where Rachel and I were standing. The passenger door slowly opened and all we could see was a long sequin gown and Louboutin heels. The driver wearing a custom tailored suit, held his hand out and helped her from the car. You know that moment where you shouldn’t stare, […]

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Romantic Soberanes Point Elopement | Big Sur, California | Nikhil & Thiri

A Romantic Big Sur Soberanes Point Elopement. It was late Sunday evening and I just happened to check my email. We always get a excited to see a new wedding request come in, and so without hesitation, opened up our calendar. I quickly did a double take. Reading the date once more, realizing it was two […]

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Photography Workshop | The Inspired Story Conference | Dallas, Texas

Checked another HUGE business goal off our dream list! We spoke at The Inspired Story conference last week in Dallas, Texas, in front of a room full to  of christian women photographers. The very first afternoon, we were ask to lead a wedding couple posing course. We jumped at the opportunity, because that’s what we LOVE […]

Dallas Texas Wedding | The Inspired Story Conference | Essence of Australia Gown | Laura Hernandez Photography

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Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding | Brian & Paige

The moment we met Paige and Brian, we instantly had a connection! You may remember them from their dreamy engagement session last year where they arrived dressed to the nines. We couldn’t have been more excited when they told us they were planning an elaborate Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding. From the sheep pasture, farmhouse getting ready […]

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Elegant Outdoor Wedding at Redwood Ridge Estate, Los Gatos | Toby & Katey

Nestled deep in the mountains of Los Gatos, lies Redwood Ridge Estate, a dream private residence with koi ponds, redwoods, and vineyards as far as the eye can see. Toby and Katey were in for a warm one! It was nearly 80 degrees as we arrived, and for the California coast, that’s H-O-T! We found the […]

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Carmel by the Sea Beach Elopement | Matthew & Heather

Our weekends are full of eight to ten hour (fast paced, never a dull moment) weddings, so when we asked to spend a few hours on a weekday afternoon, on a secluded Carmel beach with these two and their amazing families, we jumped at the opportunity. We arrived at the Hyatt Recency Hotel and Spa […]

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Pebble Beach Estate Wedding | Jason & Tonya

  This gorgeous Pebble Beach estate wedding was unlike any other wedding we ever captured! An afternoon with thirty of their closest family and friends, along the terrace of this million dollar mansion, Tonya and Jason shared rings and “I Do’s” in the midst of a cocktail party. Nothing traditional, a very causal atmosphere, they shared […]

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Monterey Museum of Art La Mirada Wedding | Monterey, California | Matthew & Ashley

We drove into the hill side of Monterey we had never explored before. Atop one of the gorgeous peaks, a house stood beneath the moss trees, that had views as far as the eye could see. We entered a house full of laughter and excitement, Ashley was just glowing! After hugging and squealing a bit […]

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Intimate Big Sur Oceanfront Elopement | Trevor & Addie

He jumped from a aircraft, plunging deep into the arctic ocean waters, to save her from drowning. Meeting face to face for the first time in the ridged waters of the Atlantic, nearly suffering from hypothermia, Addie’s life was saved by the heroic Trevor. Storybook love story right? This is actually how these two met, I […]

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Carmel-by-the-Sea Country Club Wedding | Carmel Valley, California | Kyle and Erica

It was a gorgeous sunny coastal morning, as the fog had already receded. We arrived to the brides Carmel home and entered to the sound of laughter and toasting of mimosas. Erica, just a dream bride, had a table set aside of details, including a Mrs. Box, peonies, and a line of gorgeous Kate Spade […]

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Organic Big Sur River Inn Wedding | Big Sur, California | Cody & Rachel

Tucked beneath the Big Sur redwoods, lie the quaint Big Sur River Inn, known by most of the locals. We arrived to the sounds of the birds chirping and flowing water, it was incredibly peaceful. We were less than an hour from Monterey, yet if felt we were no where near. The small inn room was […]

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Carmel by the Sea Wedding at Mission Ranch Hotel| Carmel, California | Evan & Elissa

2017 is the year of shooting at venues that we have dreamed about for years! Mission Ranch has been at the top of local “must shoot” venues, and it didn’t fall short of our expectations! Lavish gardens, spectacular views of Point Lobos, Carmel River Beach and the Pacific Ocean, open fields of roaming sheep, and history dating […]

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Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding Inspiration with Designer Hayley Paige

Hayley Paige. Kleinfeld. Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay. Any one of these would have gotten our attention, but all three at the same time, that’s what dreams are made of friends! We spent the afternoon walking the lavish greens of the Ritz Carlton, with our stunning model Danya Collyer, wearing a striking Hayley Paige wedding […]

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Justin Alexander Luminous Gown | Spring Bridal Inspiration | Monterey, Calfironia

What do you get when you cross a gorgeous Justin Alexander gown from Epiphany Boutique, magnificent rings from Fire & Brilliance, and Kirsten, our stunning model? This Spring bridal inspiration shoot! Can you believe we captured the entire thing in our front yard!?!? We had big plans for this session, which included oceanfront and sunset, but Mother Nature […]

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Magnificent Engagement Rings from Fire & Brilliance

We’ve been SO excited to share this with you guys! If you’ve been following our journey, a few months ago, you saw Paul propose to Rachel with the most stunning Morganite engagement ring ever! Of course we shared the BIG news all over social media, tagging Fire & Brilliance, the amazing company who crafted the […]

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Classic Southern Bride Wedding Inspiration | Monterey, California | Brendan & Lindsay

We met Lindsay, of Lindsay Lauren Events, a few months ago when she joined one of our TuesdaysTogether gatherings. She was outgoing, bubbly, a phenomenal event coordinator, and not to mention gorgeous! Keeping with our goal of doing one inspirational shoot a month, simply for us to keep our creativity going, we immediately thought of […]

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Romantic Spring Pebble Beach Golf Course Wedding Inspiration | Pebble Beach, California

Hello Spring! The crisp air begins to warm, flowers begin to bloom, the ocean blues seem to soften, and evenings stay lighter longer. It adds a carefree feeling, allowing couples to take advantage of outdoor dinners, lightweight sweaters, beach sunsets, and dusk strolls. They are all so romantic! We love to see couples cuddle, walking […]

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Classic Holman Ranch Vineyard Wedding | Carmel Valley, California | Dustin & Hiwot

The day called for 100% chance of rain. Not sprinkles, or passing showers, but pouring rain. Dustin and Hiwot had flown in from warm southern California, to enjoy the magnificent view of Carmel Valley. Both doctors, they used this time for true rest and relaxation from their eighty-hour work weeks. Holman Ranch, tucked away on a secluded […]

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