Steampunk Wedding Session at Calamigos Ranch

When you have a bride and groom as stylish and lovely as these two,  I do not even know where to begin to describe their magical day. It is not even their wedding day I am talking about. This is all about their fabulous post wedding session with my favorite Australian duo, Fiona + Bobby Photography.  So, imagine how beautifully crafted their wedding day was.  Oh my! I was most excited for this feature because when you have brilliantly talented photographers like Fiona and Bobby, the images are beyond stunning. They capture the true love  that this couple shares with each other. Besides all the crazy fantastic images, this session’s location is one of my favorites. It’s rustic and playful details are the perfect compliment to this gorgeous couple’s style and personality. Did you see the amazing wardrobe they both wear so elegantly? I am in LOVE. I can go on and on about this couple and their session, but that will take days. So, grab your morning coffee, and get ready to enter a magical place where all your wedding loving dreams will come true.







A few words from the bride…

Daniel and I met through mutual friends about seven years ago. We became friends and eventually realized our connection was stronger than a simple friendship.  We truly complimented each other’s creativity and when we decided to get married, we knew we both wanted an “un-traditional” marriage celebration.  We love the style and ingenuity of the Steampunk culture and wanted to incorporate this into our ceremony.  There are slight variations to the Steampunk look, from gothic to Victorian, but always including brass, copper, gears, and futuristic sci-fi elements. We decided to stylize ourselves after the more Victorian look, and did a “set design” for our room decor. With the help of family and friends, we sewed, made, created, designed and built every piece of our wedding. We had a wonderful time.












From Fiona + Bobby Photography

Miatta and Daniel had a day after session at Calamigos Ranch in the Malibu Hills.  After such an amazingly vibrant Steam Punk themed wedding, the couple opted for a more nature filled session for this.  The truth of the matter is, knowing the couple and how special they are as individuals and dynamic as a couple, I wanted to give them a gift that would hopefully be something that they would treasure for many more years to come.  With the two of them being so down to earth and exquisitely  open to the suggestions I threw at them, it really was the most perfect way to spend the few hours at the location.  Their love shined through and they slipped into Steam Punk mode every now and then which filled the day with so many heartfelt laughs.  Truly a beautiful couple.

NFL Football Theme Wedding from Silver Gecko Photography

Today is the day that most people get together to watch the big game. Yep, it is all about eating some delicious food, enjoying the new commercials, and cheering on their favorite football team.  (Or cheering on football in general, if there teams are not playing today). All in all, it is all about the parties, and having a good time with friends and family. That is exactly what this gorgeous couple did on their wedding day! Well, not exactly. (Minus the commercials. Smile). Their wedding consisted of good food, cheers from their guests, and their love for football all enjoyed by all who were at attendance. What I really love is the groom’s cake! Totally awesome! So before you head off to a party, or start the cooking, take a moment to view the fun-filled images from Silver Gecko Photography.

Oh and Happy Super Bowl Day!










From Silver Gecko Photography …

It was an absolute honor to photograph Liz & Dave’s wedding at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. I’ve known these two for about 10 years, before they even started dating. Dave is one of my fraternity brothers from Sigma Phi Epsilon and Liz, a Tri-Delt, was always a big supporter of our chapter. I also knew most of the bridal party as many of them were fraternity brothers and sorority sisters of Liz, including her Matron of Honor, Kristin, whose wedding I photographed last year.

It was great seeing so many familiar faces and it made photographing that much easier. I made sure we spent time photographing the bridal party and getting some really dynamic photos. I also wanted to make sure to capture a few “signature images” with only Liz & Dave, something I’m trying to do with every couple I photograph. Calamigos Ranch is an amazing property and we found this great tree that had a large branch that was perfect for wrapping around the new Mr. & Mrs. Hames. The results are outstanding!