Caitlin and Jared originally contacted us for just an engagement session during a summer trip with friends in Malibu. The couple lives in North Carolina, and they thought a California engagement shoot would be a fun, different vibe than what they were envisioning for their wedding day. After spending a week in Southern California and receiving their engagement photo gallery, Caitlin and Jared fell in love with the west coast and decided to return to California the following year for their intimate wedding celebration.
Caitlin said that never in her wildest dreams did she think they’d have a California wedding, “but after our awesome engagement session I just had a ‘good’ feeling about Emily and Rhianna and literally planned our private, intimate wedding around them being our photographers. They were quick to help me with vendor selections when I asked, and put me at ease by providing a timeline for the day.” Basically, we adore them, and we were over the moon when they decided to come to Ojai for their wedding (and invite us to follow them around all day, of course).
Jared and Caitlin selected a private estate in Ojai for the big day (one of our favorites — we totally encouraged it). They invited only their closest family members, limiting the guest list to just 12 people. The intimacy of the day elevated the meaningful, emotional moments and left a truly profound impact on us.
It’s ALWAYS tough for us to narrow down our favorite images from a wedding, but Caitlin and Jared, you gave us an extra-special challenge with your magical celebration. It’s one for the record books. We are the luckiest to have met you.
second shooter // rhianna
film scans // richard photo lab
floral design // bella raines
rentals // party pleasers
stationery // elizabeth jones
catering // ma cuisine
hair + makeup // cheek to cheek artistry
bride’s dress // market gown by stone cold fox
groom’s suit // j.crew
vegan cake // rainbow bridge
videography // just like film