Tuesday, November 18, 2008

karen & matt's wedding {by christa}

i sat down with matt and karen at a coffee shop a few days before their wedding to talk over some final details. they still had a lot on their list of to dos but i could tell that as long as vows were said and they got to spend time with people they love they would consider it more than perfect.

i called kitty on my drive home to tell her how cute they were but she already knew because she had seen the amazing family portraits that sarah had taken. so envious that i got to spend the day with such fun people, she insisted on coming along as my assistant.

her birdcage veil was so perfect. before matt got to see her, he already knew how gorgeous she looked, because everyone couldn't help but to gush about her (including me).
these next three are by kitty

they wanted to make the most of the fall setting, so i took them to this rustic area by the woods.

i love this next photo of karen. she was peeking out the window at everyone getting seated for the ceremony.

he kissed the bride...and twirled her around in excitement! so cute.

the french house was great; it made for a cozy and classy fall wedding.

thank you karen and matt for letting us share your day. i met so many great people and was truly touched by all the sweet moments between family and friends. congratulations!

{photography ~ christa / venue ~ the french house / dress & birdcage veil ~ brooke's bridal, west chester, oh, designer: pallas athena by venus / flowers ~ mt. lookout sprouts }

Monday, November 3, 2008

amburr & jarrett's wedding ~ by christa

amburr and jarrett were the winners of *Print's free wedding photography contest! i flew out to malibu to photograph their amazing day!

i loved her bouquet; all of the flowers were put together by a friend. she did such a great job!

love this shot as they were making their way down the aisle as mr. and mrs.

seriously! how drop dead gorgeous is amburr. doesn't she look like a classic hollywood actress?

everyone ate dinner and chatted under this incredible tree that comes up through the deck at calamigos ranch. It made a truely unique atmosphere.

jarrett's brother gave the best speech EVER. It included really cute and embarrassing photos of jarrett through the years.

amburr had a special wedding surprise for jarrett that was months in the making. she had secretly been learning to play guitar so she could play and sing for him at the reception. the guitar itself was a gift for him too! it was really cute.
her sister and friends jumped up and joined in on the song with shakers they had hidden in their purses.

the cake was really good... as you can see...

thanks so much to amburr and jarrett for such an incredible day and helping us start off the studio with the perfect wedding! i wish you both all the best!

{venue ~ calamigos ranch, malibu, ca}