Melanie + Bryan’s SoCal Coastal Casual Engagement Session

What a joy it was to photograph Melanie & Bryan’s engagement session.  They wanted to keep it casual, and what better way to do that than to go beachy?  As it usually goes, we chatted, we laughed, we photographed, we laughed some more and we all had a great time.  By the time this blog entry goes live, we’ll also have their wedding photos wrapped up!  The wedding took place at Estancia Hotel in La Jolla, and spoiler alert:  the wedding photos are amazing if we do say so ourselves  🙂

After you’re done enjoying these La Jolla engagement photos, be sure to come back regularly so you don’t miss the Estancia wedding photos!  Are you looking for a photographer for an engagement session?  Contact Zelo Photography and let’s get you on the calendar so we can chat, laugh, photograph, and laugh some more  🙂

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Elegant Southern California Wedding at Leo Carrillo Ranch – Alisa + Nathan Part 2

We see you’re back for more!  If you’re looking for Part 1 of Alisa + Nathan’s Carlsbad ranch wedding, you can find that here.  Part 2 is just as great, and full of beauty!  Historic Leo Carrillo Ranch has such a great look to it.  With it’s old architecture and mature trees everywhere, it’s really a photographer’s dream.  Alisa + Nathan had some classy decor also, as you can see from the photos.  The centerpieces were lovely and showed off the laser cut table numbers.  The weather was perfect and the whole event took advantage of the perfect natural light.

We hope you’ll enjoy Part 2 from this wedding.  If you’re planning your wedding at Leo Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbad, congrats!  You’ve chosen well  🙂  Now it’s time to make another great decision and contact Zelo Photography to capture your wedding and give you a collection of images you’ll love forever.

 

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Chic Rustic Wedding at Leo Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbad – Alisa + Nathan Part 1

What’s not to love about Alisa & Nathan’s super chic rustic wedding?  Leo Carrillo Ranch is a great historic venue in San Diego (well, Carlsbad to be exact), and one of the great things about it is that you can have a wedding that’s more on the rustic side with or you can go a little more on the fancy side.  Alisa + Nathan chose the latter and it suited them perfectly!  After shooting their engagement session (dang, we should blog that!) it was obvious we’d have no problem when it came time for the wedding.

After a little bit of getting ready coverage and some portraits over at the Park Hyatt Aviara, it was off to Leo Carrillo for the first look and some more amazing portraits.

 

 

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Of course, what would a historic hacienda style venue be without a good ol’ mariachi band?  The trumpets, violin and guitars set a great mood for a venue like Leo Carrillo Ranch, and as they begin their ceremony you may recognize the officiant.  Can you believe Brad Pitt performed their wedding ceremony??  Okay, okay, it wasn’t actually Brad Pitt….but from what we understand, he has indeed doubled for Brad Pitt in at least one movie  🙂

 

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Stay tuned for Part 2 coming soon, it’s gonna be good!  If you’re looking for a great wedding venue, check out Historic Leo Carrillo Ranch!  And of course, contact Zelo Photography if you want a beautiful Collection of images from a very important day in your life.

Also, be sure to follow Zelo Photography on Instagram for frequent updates, stories and awesome images!

 

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Addy + Andrew – Modern Engagement Session at Condor’s Nest Ranch

We’re super excited to be able to photograph Addy & Andrew’s wedding next year at one of the coolest rustic wedding venues around…The Condor’s Nest Ranch.  We’ve shot there several times and every time is a success!  With their wedding taking place at the Ranch, Addy & Andrew wanted to do their engagement session there as well.  You might think “why do the engagement session at the same place as the wedding“?  Well, Addy & Andrew wanted to use images from the session on their Save The Cards so it would give their guests a sense of what to expect at the venue.  Plus with their wedding outfits, we’re going to be able to give them a whole different variety of images.  Everybody wins  🙂

Check out a few of the images from their Collection below, and make sure you keep coming back so you don’t miss all the amazing wedding photos when they drop.  If you’ve fallen in love with The Condor’s Nest Ranch like we have and are planning on having your wedding there, be sure to contact Zelo Photography so we can kick up some dust with you.  You can also follow us on Instagram here.  Thanks for stopping by, we look forward to hearing from you!

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