Katy & Phil’s Magical Malibu Ranch Wedding

Originally posted on Wild About You Photography:

malibuwedding001Roughly 10 miles away from the beaches of Malibu and tucked amid the Santa Monica Mountains, Calamigos Ranch is not your typical ranch. Sure, it’s outfitted with a Ferris wheel, carousel, and summer-camp concession stands of yore, but it’s their majestic oak treea breathtaking beauty that radiates with the wisdom of a hundred sunrisesthat Katy and Phil fell in love with. It was the perfect setting for their one-of-a-kind wedding.

Their special day started at Westlake Village Inn, the site of our couple’s engagement (you can take a peek at their ridiculously fun save-the-date video here). Many tears were shed and hugs were shared as they giddily got ready. Katy slipped into a stunning full-length strapless gown with an intricate bodice, while Phil rocked a custom blue suit and a snappy, partially paisley vest. Even Lady, their furry ring bearer, dressed up for the occasion…

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Shin Mei & Joju’s Zippy East Bay Engagement Expedition

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eastbayengagement01Shin Mei and Joju met as undergrads at UC Berkeley and have been inseparable ever since. In fact, they spent several years commuting to work together via BART, which is how we came to incorporate both the university and BART into their engagement session earlier this summer.

The first stop of our whirlwind adventure was the El Cerrito BART station, which had surprisingly great views of the San Francisco Bay from its open-air platform. From there, we rode into Berkeley and strolled onto campus, where they reminisced a bit before piling us into their shiny Mini Cooper for the sinuous drive to the top of the Berkeley Hills. We arrived just in time to watch the sun disappear over the horizon and the lights of San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and beyond twinkle on beneath us. Whew! We had such a fantastic time running around with them and can’t wait to…

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Zephyr & Rory’s Squirrelly UC Berkeley Engagement Adventure

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uc berkeley squirrel engagement01Most visitors to UC Berkeley quickly discover that the squirrels on campus are a bold breed, often sneaking up on unsuspecting food toters and frequently tugging on pant legs to demand a handout. When high-school sweethearts Zephyr and Rory suggested it as a location for their engagement session and shared that they hoped to hang with some of the bushy-tailed beasts, we squealed. We’ve been known to take a photo of a squirrel or two. Plus, what could be better than photobombing squirrels?

We envisioned Zephyr and Rory happily surrounded by their hungry squirrel friends but, oddly, they were in short supply that fateful Sunday afternoon we met up with our cute, stylish couple (hello, pink-and-white saddle shoes!). Was it the droves of boisterous new graduates and their families that sent them into hiding? Alas, we’ll never know. At the very least, this freed us up to explore the rest…

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Burger Boogaloo 2015: Pretty Faces (Going to Hell)

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bbface01The 2015 Burger Boogaloo may be over (surf over to our Day 1 and Day 2 posts if you need a little help remembering or simply want to bask in the afterglow) but we’re still stunned that upwards of 5,000 folks converged upon Oakland’s Mosswood Park over July 4th weekend. And to think we only encountered a tiny fraction of them at any given time!

Although tracking down our friends was seriously like a page out of the bizarro-edition of Where’s Waldo?, we had a blast seeing familiar faces from near and far and meeting new ones. Our biggest doubletake was when we walked past a sweet couple whose wedding we shot on Valentine’s Day earlier this yearwhat a fantastic surprise! Thanks again to Total Trash Productions and Burger Records for bringing us all together! Here are some of the loveable mugs (and other body parts) we immortalized…

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