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!