Melissa and BJ’s lovely Fall wedding at Temecula Under the Oaks was such a pleasure to witness. I was lucky enough to get another invite to shoot alongside the wonderful Heather Kincaid, who happened to go to college with the lovely bride. Neither of us had ever been to this venue, but we were pleasantly surprised at its beauty – the grounds are literally surrounded by massive oak trees so we felt like we were in the middle of a forest. It was amazing and so great for photos! Thanks so much, Heather for bringing me along!
Here are a few of my favorites from the day.
After they were dressed, the ladies toasted to Melissa with some sparkling cider. The flower girl threw a few back to loosen up. ;)
I love the sunshine that’s raining on the girls in this one.
On the grounds there was this one tree that stood out. It was different than the rest – maybe Maple? All of the leaves had turned so it looked like it was on fire with reds, oranges and yellows emanating from its leaves. Loved it so much.
Melissa looked so gorgeous and she was so fun to photograph!
And BJ wasn’t looking so bad himself!
I loved all of the Fall elements of this wedding. Melissa, BJ and their families had been collecting these leaves for months leading up to the wedding. I thought that was such a cool touch!
I honestly will never get over the way a bride and groom look at each other during their ceremony. There is something so special about it. Gets me every time.
Melissa had this idea of their bridal party throwing leaves on them while they shared a kiss. Who doesn’t love playing in leaves!?
Heather and I got to spend tons of time with Melissa and BJ for portraits. We got to take full advantage of the beautiful grounds the venue provided.
Heather and I were shocked when the owner of the venue walked over while we were shooting and said that no other photographer had ever utilized the forest area for portraits. It was a MUST for us, we couldn’t believe we were the first!
There was an awesome tree swing (of course – with that many trees, how could there not be a tree swing!) and Melissa and BJ were totally down for some tree swinging action. It. Was. Awesome.
Congratulations to Melissa and BJ and a big thank you again to Heather for having me along!