Saddlerock Ranch, Malibu, California
Ferrin and Joel’s spring wedding at the incredible Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California was a celebration to remember. The ranch is not only a winery, but also home to exotic animals, from zebras to an adorable giraffe named Stanley. If ever there was a real live Neverland, this was it. Wine barrels and rustic touches were balanced by tuxedos and evening gowns.
Moments after our arrival we felt at home which is always lovely, but most of all allowed us to dig in and be candid storytellers. These two were perfectly at home with one another – a recipe for meaningful moments and an epic portrait session.
The couple exchanged letters before an intimate first look filled with laughter and tears. All the while, Ferrin’s wonderfully unruly veil made a first impression of its own, dancing as if on cue. After years of drought it was incredible to shoot a true Southern California wedding again. Cool breezes, warm sun, and the rolling hills of this rustic Malibu venue were a perfect wedding backdrop, and the newly green grass was the perfect canvas for an outdoor winery wedding.
We love great wedding speeches and Ferrin’s dad didn’t disappoint. The couple and their fathers are all doctors. So it came as no surprise when the speech took a hilariously clinical twist. Much like their patients, the audience was in stitches. The evening ended with an all out dance party under the twinkle light draped trees.
Thank you Joel, Ferrin and your wonderful family. We are thrilled for you and can’t wait to hear about your adventures. Most of all, thank you for putting your trust in us.