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.

BHL Vendor Hot Pick: Fiona + Bobby Photography

On this pretty as a pink Wedding Wednesday,  I’m going to start by telling you one thing: I love Fiona + Bobby Photography.  And when I say I love them, I mean that I have been following their work for years and consider myself all kinds of crazy for their artistry.  In other words, they are seriously amazing, and that is why they have been added to our “Vendor Hot Picks”. From all the way from the other side of the world, the Land Down Under, (Sydney, Australia to be exact), a couple of gorgeous gems are found.  Gems which shine so bright, and beautiful, I want to be surrounded by them constantly. These precious gems? Let me introduce you to a pair of love birds who are not only crazy in love with each other, but they have a shared love for photography. This adorable duo has some serious photography skills which compliments their serious love for each other. A lovely and sweet couple + gorgeous photography equals a perfect soirée. I can go on and on about this fabulous photography couple, but I think its best to see some of their stunning and jaw-dropping images. You will see why I am so excited and head over heels in love with Fiona + Bobby Photography.  Oh, and you may want to get comfy, because like me, you may be viewing these photographs over and over. Yep, they are THAT amazing! Enjoy!

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About Fiona + Bobby Photographybridal-hot-list-vendor-hot-pick-150

You could say that Fiona + Bobby started back when we initially met on 23 March 2011.  We met through a love of photography, which has progressed and grown since then.  Starting up a business together after we got married seemed the only natural thing!  Bobby already had his own wedding photography business back in LA and back then I had kept photography only as a hobby, despite the call from many friends and family to embark on a more professional journey.

The way Bobby and I came together was exciting and wonderful.  We took risks and jumped on the back of a leap of faith to where we are today.  From going through this experience together, we have established that love is the driving force in all of our lives and if we allow this emotion to permeate through our skin and into the air around us, the lives we lead can be incredibly potent and powerful.  As a result, photographing in the presence of love is a beautiful and humbling experience.  We love what we do and we adore seeing couples reveal their inner most guarded connections between one another.
We would even go as far as saying that there is a part of us which falls in love with our couples every single time we shoot a wedding.  We have questioned why we feel this way and the only explanation we can come up with is that we feel like they have allowed and trusted us into their circle of love and we too embrace ourselves within that emotion, which somehow never goes away.

We approach our weddings from a purely documentary point of view.  The wedding is not about us as photographers, but about you as a couple coming together and celebrating your love.  Bobby and I view the world as it unravels around us slightly differently to one another through our lens, which is what makes the way we shoot so unique.  When we roll our images together into one, we wholeheartedly believe that the couple receives a true vision of how their day was, no stone unturned.

At the end of the day, we believe it is more than he and she meeting, it’s the magic that happens in those silences that make mountains out of your love.  We want to capture moments like these and create pockets of whimsy in your hearts which will be preserved forever.”