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I’m so excited to share photos of Hayley and Joe’s destination wedding in Santa Ynez, CA! It was very very hard to choose just a few highlights! So… please enjoy my extended recap of all the beautiful details and moments that were experienced at Hayley and Joe’s wedding! Hayley and Joe traveled from Arlington, Virginia to Santa Ynez, California for their wedding weekend! Family and friends traveled from many different states to witness Hayley and Joe’s wedding day! Rani Hoover Inspired Weddings put together a wonderful wedding weekend! Please leave the newlyweds a comment at the end of this post! Enjoy!

We begin at the welcoming party on the patio of Petros at the Fess Parker Inn. Beautiful flower arrangements were provided by Renae’s Bouquets. Hayley and Joe enjoy a sweet moment at their party! I love Joes’ bowtie!

The guests all received a gift tote bag complete with a Santa Ynez Valley destination guide, personalized lavender candle and mints and an invitation to a goodbye brunch on Sunday after the wedding!

Hayley’s beautiful diamond engagement ring!

The next day we start at the family ranch for the getting ready portion of the day! Such fun details to play with!!

Wedding bouquets created by Renae’s Bouquets.

Hayley’s bridesmaids all wore matching purple dresses that had crisscross gathering in the front and the back with cap sleeves from Tulle & Chatilly.

Bridal makeup was provided by TEAM. All of the ladies looked beautiful! Great job!

Corsages and boutonniere’s by Renae’s Bouquets.

Hayley had a beautiful custom lace jacket made to match her bridal gown! Her wedding gown came from Hannelore’s in Olde Town Alexandria, VA.

Hayley had lots of help getting ready which I love to see! Even her puppy got to join in the fun!

What a beautiful wedding dress with accordion ruffles and an equally as amazing updo! Jenna Gedelikyan was the hair stylist for the bride and bridesmaids! Love their hair Jenna!

GORGEOUS BRIDE ALERT!:)

A bride that loves her dog!

The bridesmaids receive surprise gifts! Personalized bracelets with their initial on it from Mark and Graham!

My amazing second shooter Kelcey headed over to Hotel Corque to photograph the groom getting ready for his big day!

Joe looked so handsome in his uniform!

I have a thing for wedding details! I just can’t get enough! I hope you do too!!:)

Hayley and Joe where married at the Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang, CA.

And now we’re off to the party!!

Horses manes were braided by Christina Barnes with Ponies and Paints!

Open photo booth by Pop Rock Photo Booth!

Cocktails by El Rancho Market and New West Catering.

Bella Vista Designs set up beautiful lighting and draping. Town and Country Event Rentals supplied beautiful tables and decor.

What an amazing reception setup by Rani Hoover Inspired Weddings!

A ranch wedding is not complete with out chandeliers, a wooden wagon photo display and bunnies!

The bride’s cousins and brothers enjoy a little bean bag toss.

Custom seating chart made with chicken wire, ribbon and draping!

Gorgeous white, pink and purple flower arrangements by Renae’s Bouquet’s.

Custom Die Cut Dinner Menus that matched the Wedding Stationary!

Chalkboard Bar Sign by Susan Silverburg.

One of the most amazing moments at a wedding is the sunset photos! I can just feel the love! The family ranch made for a wonderful wedding reception location and backdrop!

A very yummy and adorable dessert table setup by Enjoy Cupcakes with their vintage cupcake trailer!

Loved their pool side cabanas!

Welcome toast by the bride’s parents and hosts of the party!

Hayley surprised her parents with gifts! What a touching moment!

Cake cutting time! They played nice!

Their first dance as husband and wife!

Father and daughter dance! They were having fun out there!

The groom and his mom!

JSH Music entertained at the welcome party and the wedding reception!

I hope you enjoyed experiencing Hayley and Joe’s wedding photos as much as I enjoyed capturing them! Thank you to everyone who made this day so wonderful and for allowing me to be a part of it! Thank you again to Tara and Brent, Hayley and Joe, Rani and her assistants Melinda, Camden and Jennifer, my second shooter Kelcey, DJ Jon of JSH Music and the rest of the amazing vendors!

Wedding planner: Rani Hoover Inspired Weddings and Events
Event lighting: Bella Vista Designs
Special event restroom trailers: Marborg
Reception furniture and draping: Town & Country Event Rentals
Wedding stationary by: Honey Paper
Chalkboard sign: Susan Silverburg
Floral: Renae’s Bouquets
Entertainment: JSH Music
Dessert: Enjoy Cupcakes
Horses tails and manes breaded by: Ponies and Paints
Bridal makeup: TEAM
Bridal hair and updos: Jenna Gedelikyan
Wedding Dress: Hannelore’s
Bridesmaids Dresses: Tulle & Chantilly
Open air photo booth: Pop Rock Photo Booth
Cocktail hour snacks and reception dinner: New West Catering
Delivery of liquor and carrots: El Rancho Market
Photography: Natasha McGuire Photography

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I’m excited to share photos of Quinn and Jason’s wedding in Fulton, CA! I love doing a “First Look”! It was so fun to spend time with just the two of them prior to their wedding ceremony! They commented on how calm and relaxed they were leading up to the ceremony! I know this is often the case with other couples who can do a first look. It calms your nerves to see your partner early in the day! Quinn looked amazing in her gown and Jason helped her show it off by giving her a twirl!

I love arriving early to photograph the details! We had fun with her dress, jewelry and wedding bouquet! Quinn had lots of beautiful flowers on the tables including, dahlias and succulents. Some were in her mom’s vases and jars and some where displayed in wooden boxes. They had lots of custom wedding decor throughout their wedding and ceremony, including a hand painted sign with their names on it. Their wedding was held at her parents home, near rows of vineyards! They had approximately 80 guests, many commented on how touched they were by the couples handwritten vows!  Their guests enjoyed cocktail hour while we photographed the family. Chef Robert Negoesco with Eli Grace provided hor d’oeuvres for the cocktail hour and taco bar for dinner!

My assistant, Naomi did a great job helping me with all of the details and throughout the day!

I love their custom ring box and Jason’s engraved wedding band! Quinn’s vintage wedding ring is stunning!

The bride and groom exchanged cards prior to the ceremony!

Quinn surprised Tayler with a necklace at their private ceremony earlier in the day!

Ceremony decor!

Quinn’s hair looked awesome! Her curls were rockin!

A little dad and daughter time before the full ceremony.

Dancing flower girl and flower crown!

Married underneath the pergola alter the bride’s brother built!

I love their custom life-sized Jenga game which served as their guest book!

Guests enjoyed wine from Truett-Hurst winery, Great White draft beer from Lost Coast Brewery and Racer 5 IPA from Bear Republic Brewery! They enjoyed music from DJ, Jason Hornig!

The bride and groom during their first dance. I love market lights above dance floors, they provide the perfect amount of light as the sun goes down!

Such a yummy and beautiful dessert table. The desserts were handmade by friends of the bride and groom!

Another beautiful dahlia! Love them! And… Mug shots with their Bride and Groom signs!

The father and daughter dance!

The bride with her nephew and niece!

And a toast from mom and dad!

Guests enjoying the night!

I greatly enjoyed photographing Quinn and Jason’s backyard wedding! It was a wonderful event! Thanks for having me guys!:)

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Wow, what a great day at Thunderbird Ranch in Healdsburg, CA for Dana and Alex’s wedding! They were surrounded by their closest friends and family in the middle of wine coutry! Thunderbird Ranch is 1.5 hours north of San Francisco in Sonoma County. Their wedding venue features old west architecture, train cars and a covered dance floor! That dance floor was packed from start to finish thanks to DJ Odiaka!

Every detail was thought of by the Ooh La La Wedding and Events team! It was so nice working with Kaitlyn, Jordyn & Alyah! The guests enjoyed games during cocktail hour including, ping pong, corn hole and ladder ball. The bride’s sister, Sarah made all of the pies that were served! They smelled amazing! The bride made all of the centerpieces and her mom made the bouquets!

Dana looked stunning that’s for sure! I also couldn’t wait to photograph that ring! So beautiful!

The girls got ready in the passenger dining car and the guys got ready in the railroad caboose!

My assistant, Tara grabbed this shot of the groom and his groomsmen hanging out beside one of the train cars on the property! Nice shades guys!:)

Dana with her brother and his adorable family! Two cute ring bearers and two pretty flower girls!

There was lots of time for family photos on their wedding day which was wonderful!

Cheers!

The prettiest flower girls with perfect curls and flower crowns! Special thanks to my second shooter, Summer for these adorable images!

I love outdoor ceremonies!

The bride’s brother-in-law, Nick officiated the ceremony.

Hooray! They’re married!

Group hug with their wedding party!

On the way to cocktail hour!

Their guests enjoyed dinner and drinks on picnic benches in the shade! Mark’s the Spot provided a great dinner which included “Salt and Pepper Tri-Tip”, “Wine Country Pulled Pork”, “Roasted Corn Salad”, “Red Jacket Potato Salad” and “Arugula and Pear Salad”. Lots of great vegetarian options! Their seating chart helped guests find their table. Each table had a lavender plant with a wire number designation.

Fun photo opportunities at Thunderbird for the groom’s cousins!

Honey sticks with tags that read “So SWEET of you to join us!” were their wedding favors!

Their wedding stationary suite which included their RSVP card, wedding day details, invitation, menu and program!

I just LOVE Dana’s rose gold emerald cut engagement ring with rose gold wedding band! Bling bling!

Their bar menu which included wine from Bliss Family Vineyards (Mendocino County based) and beer from Anchor Steam (San Francisco based) and Deschutes Brewery (Portland based). Cheers!

Their first dance as husband and wife!

The bride’s dad selected a special song for his dance with his daughter!

Their ring bearers had major dance moves! Their flower girls did too!!

Let them eat PIE! Yum!

Fun dance moves plus fun camera light techniques! The market lights that hung above the dance floor made for some fun light patterns!

The groom dedicated the last song to his new bride!

Thank you again Dana and Alex for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day! I wish you the best! For those that would like more details about my wedding photography please email natash@natashamcguire.com or call me at 707-892-3565! I look forward to learning more about your big day!:) Natasha

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  • August 1, 2015 - 4:39 am

    Kristy Dougherty - These are gorgeous! Such beautiful lighting and color palette. I am officially stalking your blog ;)

I’m so excited to share sneak peeks of Mairin and Grant’s Healdsburg California wedding! They were married today at a small intimate wedding at a private residence. It was a gorgeous day and Mairin was absolutely gorgeous herself! This is one adorable couple. I just love the way they make each other laugh! Lots more photos to come! Congratulations again Mairin and Grant! Happy wedding day!

Mairin and Grant meet at a bakery! I had to include all of the yummy bread from Shed!

 

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  • April 19, 2015 - 1:50 pm

    Sheila Payne - I love these pics!! Makes me want to do my wedding pics over!!! The love and fun was captured excellently!!

I had a great time last week in Las Vegas, NV at the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International – WPPI conference! I meet photographers from all over the world! I enjoyed improving not only my business but, myself personally! I was surrounded by talented artists, successful business people and just all around good people! My first class was with Jesh De Rox. When I first walked into the class Jesh was playing the guitar and I knew I was in the right class for me! Jesh was added to the list of instructors only two weeks prior to the conference starting date! I had no idea he was going to be there and pleasantly surprised. I have already incorporated some of Jesh’s techniques into my photo sessions. It was a pleasure to meet him in person. I plan to explain why and how I use his techniques in a future blog post! If you’ve been on a photo shoot with me and we did the cinnamon roll prompt, I learned that from Jesh!:)

I also enjoyed learning from Roberto Valenzuela, who taught us that we don’t have to be a prisoner of the lighting that’s present. We can make the perfect light! I also found inspiration from Raelyn Elizabeth who spoke during Roberto’s class about her idea to form a group of photographers in her area to go on shoots together once a month. The point of the shoots? To keep getting better and better! I plan to start a similar group in my area! Thanks Raelyn for the suggestion!:)

I was also privileged to be in Lindsay Adler’s class called “Fashion Techniques to Wow your Portrait and Wedding Clients.” She spoke about the fact that anyone can make a pretty picture. What makes yours different? One example photo that really stood out to me was from a photo shoot that she did of a bride and groom that were already married. She did an “after session” with them. This allowed them to do things they wouldn’t normally have time for on the day of the wedding. The bride and groom were able to put their outfits back on and the bride got to have her hair and make up done. Her hair was styled in a more relaxed and flowy way. If you’ve been following my blog or facebook page you know that I enjoy this sort of thing too! Check out Lacey and Stan’s session where we did something similar!

One of the fun things I got to take part in while at WPPI was a Game of Thrones stylized photo shoot with Trevor Dayley. One thing about Trevor is that he’s an open book. He was ready and willing to answer any of our questions. He had some great tips for us Canon 5D Mark III users! The theme of our photo shoot was Game of Thrones. I must admit I do not watch the show. Maybe someone can tell me all about it? I do know that the bridal head pieces were amazing! They were from Justine M Couture. We had professional styling from Stacy Childers with House of Style. Our models were Kelsey J Anderson and Sloan Hatfield. Their beautiful gowns were from Dahlia Bridal. I had a great time reconnecting with some of my photographer friends during this shoot! Hi Kelly and Cathy! We all took turns photographing the models. I think we could have photographed them all night! Check them out below!

Thanks again Trevor for organizing such a fun photo shoot! A few of the other classes I took were with Susan Stripling, Cliff MautnerJustine Ungaro, and Katelyn James Alsop. A special thanks to all of them as well! I am forever grateful!

I’m excited to put into practice all of the wonderful things I learned at WPPI. If you’d like to benefit from this education I received, please do not hesitate in contacting me for a photo shoot! Call or text me: 707-892-3565. Or fill out my contact form. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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  • March 9, 2015 - 9:20 pm

    Kelly - Natasha, it was so great seeing you at WPPI! Love your images. Can’t wait for next year and maybe being roomies

  • March 9, 2015 - 9:40 pm

    natashamcguireblog - Hi Kelly! Great seeing you too! Can’t wait! :)