A couple of weeks before my wedding, I shot the most beautiful little wedding up at the San Ysidro Ranch in California. I'm behind on blogging (for obvious reasons) and I have a ton of weddings and shoots to share, but I just had to show a few photos from this little gem of a venue. It's up in Santa Barbara and such a hidden jewel! The San Ysidro Ranch is intimate, wild, beautiful, lush, and all the things anyone could ever want in a wedding venue. The wedding I photographed there had all the same qualities--it was one of my favorite things I've ever shot from start to finish!

The ceremony itself was so simple and sweet--just like Carrie and Jayson (and Carrie's son Maverick). Maverick is such a show-stealer--what a little ham! I wish I could share more photos, but this wedding is submitted for publication so I can't show too much. It would be such a shame not to share just a few favorites though:

This photos is typical of what you might see around any corner at San Ysidro:


Carrie getting her makeup done by the wonderful Stacey Craven. Her hair was incredible also and was crafted by a true artist, Sheila Stone:


A nice little family photo:


Carrie is a stunner. Her Elizabeth Fillmore dress was to DIE for, and this bouquet....well let's just say that floral designer Kate Holt of Flower WildOUTDID herself for this stunning masterpiece:


Carrie being walked down the aisle by a serious faced Maverick (great name, huh??)


The lilac fields at San Ysidro--I could shoot this wedding every day of the week and twice on Sunday:


So many places to shoot:


I SO WISH I could show you every little detail of this cocktail area and reception and at some point I will, but you can get the idea from this photo:


The every amazing Alexandra of Alexandra K coordinated every single little detail and managed to look gorgeous doing it:


An intimate, 5 course dinner--what could be better?!


I also had a wonderful time with the video team of Curtis & Laura from Living Cinema! I can't wait to see what they come up with. This was a wonderful team to work with all the way around.

If anyone out there is getting married at San Ysidro Ranch, let me know and I'll be there in a split second!

Congratulations Carrie & Jayson--you are wonderful together!