Andrea and Parker’s Condor Nest Ranch Wedding

Some couples attract because of their drive, competitive nature and desire to see the world…and this couple is exactly one of those couples.  Their personal drive is just as apparent with their commitment to one another and their families.  We actually know Andrea from her sister’s wedding that we photographed several years ago and we were beyond thrilled when they two of them reached out to us about photographing their summer wedding at Condor Nest Ranch in the hills of Pala, California.  The entire day felt like an cool adventure, driving up curvy roads to the venue, pulling in to see horses, llamas, old barns and tractors. Andrea was getting ready in the main house, a classic ranch home, lots of wood and antiques.  Parker and his men were kicking it together at little farm house nearby.  It was important to them that they saw each other for the first time as Andrea was escorted down the aisle by her dad and Parker simply couldn’t hold back his emotion.  The groom’s sister officiated the ceremony, adding a special touch with her stories of the couple and with the hills of California just behind them, these two officially became husband and wife! The celebration was poolside as the summer sun slowly set and guests started to dance and eat up the s’mores.  We captured so much imagery and we literally can’t wait to share the memories from their day!

Florals: Haydee Creative Flowers

Catering: Bekker’s Catering

Cake: The Cute Cakes

 

 

LeeAnna and Jake's Wedding Day

Ah, LeeAnna and Jake... where do we start with this fabulous down to earth fun-loving couple and their dream wedding day...

(and it seems serendipitous to us that their wedding is the first we have posted since the pandemic began in 2020.)

 

Words at this point don't necessarily have to be spoken anymore to share the emotions and patience that 2020 required from the world.

We very much recall all the conversations with couples as the news hit about shutdowns and specifically remember talking to LeeAnna and Jake 60 days out from their original June 2020 wedding date and all of us coming to terms with the fact that another year of waiting seemed inevitable. LeeAnna and Jake focused their energies together on enduring this journey with the hopes that one day their dream would come to fruition... in the words of the bride, there were a lot of lows with very little highs during the shifts and pivots of COVID-19.

Patience prevailed...

To witness them celebrating with their family and friends was like watching a dream come true.

What we would have taken for granted pre-pandemic magnified the fact that their wedding day was here.

This journey we have all been through is a personal one and left us feeling amiss and made it hard to share any "highs" we may have experienced through a global pandemic.

Jake and LeeAnna's wedding day meant as much to us as it meant to them!

A true symbol that love is the strongest bond and if you can hold on tight and never let go of your dreams, there is a rainbow on the other side.

Congrats Mr and Mrs Thompson, you are one of a kind and we will always remember the laughter, joy and DANCING that you never for a moment took for granted.