Blair and Christina | Riverside, California

I really loved this wedding. I love outdoor weddings and backyard receptions. They just feel so real, so cozy, so about the couple and their loved ones. Blair and Christina's wedding day started out on the beautiful campus of California Baptist University in Riverside, California. They tied the knot in a courtyard surrounded by their friends and family and then continued the party in the backyard of Blair's family home where they ate, laughed, and danced the night away.

Thank you to Katie Schoepflin for your help and for being a pleasure to spend the day with.

Serendipity Gardens Wedding in Oak Glen, California

- Shane and Alysse -

Shane and Alysse were married in the foothills in Oak Glen, California at Serendipity Gardens. These fun-loving, relaxed, sweet people met while Alysse was studying abroad in Australia. Shane is a great guy full of confidence and genuine sincerity... and the Australian accent doesn't hurt either. Alysse found herself both falling in love with Australia and Shane and decided she wanted to stay down under.

When Shane and Alysse got engaged they decided to get married in California, and I am so glad they did. Their wedding was not only beautiful, but incredibly fun to document. Shane may have had the best dance set up before getting the garter from Alysse. Just imagine Flight of the Concord's "Business Time" playing in the background as Shane showed off his dance moves and removed his coat. Hilarious.

I sincerely wish these two a wonderful life full of adventure and happiness. Thank you so much for allowing me to document your wedding day.

And a big thank you to Yvette Vargas, of Ettevy Photography for shooting along side me that day. You are fantastic.

Villa del Sol D'Oro Wedding in Sierra Madre, California

- John and Nikki -

Let’s start this week out with a bit of beautiful love, shall we? John and Nikki’s wedding was hands down, one of the most gorgeous weddings I have had the privilege of photographing. Stunning bride, handsome groom, amazing venue, and fantastic style made for one happy photographer. I loved their choice of getting married at Villa del Sol D’Oro. It’s Italian villa architecture and grounds were so pretty I wanted to split myself in three so I could just run around photographing every inch of it! To top of the crazy, beautiful day John and Nikki ended the night with their guests lighting lanterns that floated peacefully into the dark sky. So much fun!

See more of this wedding on Inspired By This wedding blog

To see more of John and Nikki go check out their Redlands, California engagement session here