Katie + Alex = Married!

On the morning of Katie and Alex’s wedding at Rancho Diablo del Dormido, it rained. I happened to be outside right when the rain began to fall, and I immediately thought of Katie and Alex. I knew they were getting married outdoors with an amazing view and I hated the thought of them not being able to take advantage of such a gorgeous location because of rain. But, as I made my way up to the ranch, the clouds parted and the temperature grew warmer, and by the time the wedding day had officially begun, there was absolutely no sight of rain. It was perfect.

In fact, the entire day was beautiful, and it was lovely to witness Katie and Alex’s descent into wedded bliss. Katie and Alex, thanks for allowing me to be a part of your amazing day. It was an honor and a privilege! Here are a few of my favorites.

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My second shooter, Harmony Ayala-Ruiz, pointed out this adorable red heart chair and I immediately knew it would play a part in detail shots of Katie’s shoes. Good spotting, Harmony! Thanks for all your help.

badgley mischka wedding shoes

bride putting on makeup

groom

bride getting ready for wedding

bride stepping into dress

Katie and Alex chose to do a First Look. This new wedding tradition is often times one of the more special moments of a wedding day.

wedding first look

bride and groom first look

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romantic wedding portraits

malibu hills wedding photos

agoura hills wedding photos

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Katie’s father passed away just a couple of months before the wedding, but he was honored and very present the entire day. Katie’s uncle stepped in to walk her down the aisle and the ceremony.

bride processional

ranchio diablo dormido ceremony

bride and groom recessional

black red wedding cake

Rancho Diable del Dormido is now one of my favorite venues ever. Every nook and cranny was just gorgeous and the views were breathtaking.

rancho diablo dormido reception

candle centerpieces

wedding reception at night

musicians at wedding

wedding toasts

guests toasting at wedding

wedding first dance

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  • Heather Kincaid - Such a cool name for a venue! Love it. :)
    Lovely images as always!! xox

  • Jackqueline Christianson - Gorgeous shots as always, Heidi! That pool looked fit to be jumped in…wonder if anyone did (insert Interrobang)

  • Megan Welker - love that venue!! SO beautiful! as are all of these photos Heidi! You are SOOO talented!

  • Jason - The photos are fantastic and you’re right, this venue is awesome! Every photo gives us something different and wonderful to enjoy about it…I gotta DJ there sometime!!
    Keep up the amazing work.

  • Hannalee Photography - Gorgeous wedding. That dress is to die for! And the photography even more so. Thank you for sharing!

  • Eric D - Alex beautiful wedding!!! Congratulations to you and Katie!

  • Vicky GuillĂ©n - I wasn’t able to make the wedding and must say that I’ve viewed and reviewed all the photography and slide show over and over again. Just goregous, the newlyweds, the venue, and the guests.
    Thank you and congratulations!

  • Harmony Loves - This was a gorgeous wedding and you did an amazing job. thank you so much Heidi for having me that day. Love all the images!!

  • jenberry - holy crap that’s an amazing venue.
    the shot of them just married walking down the aisle is stunning. the light, the emotion, the motion.
    love it

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