Carmel Valley Ranch Wedding - Alexandra + Aren
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By creative images photography
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The holiday season has definitely caught up to us! This beautiful wedding took place in early August at Carmel Valley Ranch, shortly after the Soberanes Fire broke out. We went from thinking this would be a fairly easy going day to stressing about the potential air quality - considering one of us (ok, maybe both) has asthma. Air quality wasn't the only concern for the day: from a photographer's point of view, the lighting was going to be quite difficult. We had a print on display in our studio a few years ago when our last large fire happened, and the sky was blazing red with everything having an orange coloring from the light. It was a truly eerie-spectacular print, with the beauty of our newlyweds on a bridge with billowing smoke clouds above them, and we had so many compliments, but required so much post production work to make our client's portraits look less like Oompa Loompas and more like our timeless photos.

However....none of this applied to our wedding with Alexandra and Aren! Clear blue sky, golfers, and birds chirping started our day as we met with our bride at her suite overlooking the Ranch. We walked in as our bride was getting the finishing touches on her makeup and hair, leaving the bedroom open to us for some dramatic photos with her dress. Isn't is stunning? Carmel Valley Ranch has so much to offer in terms of scenery, and when our bride wanted less emphasis on the vineyards, we knew all the perfect places to take her to keep with the rustic theme of the Ranch.



Venue: Carmel Valley Ranch

Florist: Christine Cater Floral + Event Design

Hair & Makeup: MUAH Katie + Bianca

DJ: Belmont Entertainment

Photographer: Creative Images Photography

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