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They met on their journey through medical school. They weren’t looking to find love just yet since their futures were so uncertain, but somehow it found them. They carpooled together and slowly got to know one another. Their platonic work relationship turned into a friendship and that friendship slowly blossomed into a deep deep love for one another. These two make me smile…

I think a lot of people assume that God doesn’t care about the trivial things we humans do, that He’s this all powerful creator of the universe who has more important things to think about than human relationships. Well frankly, I don’t believe that. I believe He cares DEEPLY about our hearts and about the desires of our hearts. I believe he finds joy in bringing lovers together and watching them set the world ablaze with their passion for one another. Josh and Geraldine feel the same way, and they wanted that to be the focus of their wedding day. They wanted it to be intimate and holy, natural and joyful. They wanted it to be a true representation of God’s intended purpose with marriage… to point toward the greatest relationship we could ever partake in. And that is exactly the way it went. At Caspers Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano, with just their close family and friends surrounding them, in the stillness of nature. It was beautifully holy…
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Josh and Geraldine, thank you for asking me to photograph such a wonderful day in your lives. You two are wonderful and I can’t wait to see you two rock the medical world together! Special thanks to Asher Gardner who 2nd shot and assisted for me that day.

  • March 13, 2015 - 7:01 am

    Carrie Ahrens - Those trees… that lighting… that dress… so dreamy.

Wil and Jessica’s Calamigos Ranch wedding was one of my favorite weddings in 2o14. It was a classy and intimate event that went without a hitch, thanks to the wonderful staff and Mindy & Co. Events. My  handsome 2nd shooter Christopher and I arrived at the Four Seasons Westlake Village locked, loaded, and ready for whatever the day had for us, and we were blown away at the calm that seemed to surround everyone. We walked into the bridal suite to find everyone going about their tasks quietly and the sound of music playing on someone’s phone wafted softly through the air. It was beautiful. Jessica’s hair and makeup teams were brilliant and even took the time to oblige the little flower girls’ requests to have their makeup done like the “big girls”. I absolutely ADORED Jessica’s two piece Waters WTOO wedding ensemble… gorgeous, right?!beautiful-calamigos-ranch-wedding-at-the-oaks-wil-and-jessicabeautiful-calamigos-ranch-wedding-at-the-oaks-wil-and-jessicabeautiful-calamigos-ranch-wedding-at-the-oaks-wil-and-jessicabeautiful-calamigos-ranch-wedding-at-the-oaks-wil-and-jessicabeautiful-calamigos-ranch-wedding-at-the-oaks-wil-and-jessica


I also really liked how much attention to detail Wil had with his wedding attire. He was dressed to the nines complete with Bruno Magli leather shoes, a TagHeuer watch, and embroidered cuffs on his shirt. He looked sharp!


All in all, Wil and Jessica’s wedding ended up being an absolute perfect day. It was an intimate, no drama, beautiful beautiful day. Congratulations you guys! I felt so blessed to be asked to photograph your day…. you two are perfect for one another. Aaaaand special thanks to all the amazing vendors that came together to make their day so wonderful:

Associate Photographer: Christopher Kernutt, Venue & Catering: Calamigos Ranch (The Oaks), Coordinator: Mindy & Co Events, Getting Ready Location: Four Seasons Westlake Village, Florist: McCann Florist, Invitations: Lulu Rae, Wedding Dress: Watters – WTOO, Garter: The Wedding Garter Co., Hair: Kimberly Castro of Salon Lujon, Makeup: Liz Crupi of Better Artistry, Groom’s Suit: Todd Smith, Cookies: Susie’s Cakes, Ice Cream Bar: A la Minute Ice Cream, DJ: Create a Sound

  • March 6, 2015 - 1:30 pm

    Anastasia Borisyuk - Absolutely amazing photos! Such a beautiful couple and the venue is so unique, love it! Nothing like that exists here up north in New England :)

It’s a new year. I have a blank page before me and it’s time to take a deep breath and start anew. One of the things that get me most excited about this time of year is the possibility for anything to happen. I get to dream big and hope bigger. Some of my own personal goals this year include getting back into running shape (hopefully a 10k is in my near future), eating fewer cookies and more raw and healthy foods, spending more time with family, investing in good friends, reading more, and allocating more time to be still. What about you? What are some of your goals for 2015? What are the things you’re hopeful for?

I’ve still got a lot of exciting changes in the works and many weddings to share still, but for now, in light of this blank page before us, I want to invite you to join me in working toward achieving some of our personal goals for living life to the fullest.

This January 24th and 25th (a few weeks away), the Spartan Race is coming to SoCal! If you haven’t heard of this race, check it out! It’s the perfect way to hit the ground running with our health and fitness goals. Even if you’re not in “Spartan shape”, they’ve got two races planned both for people like us (starting our goals), and also for those who live for a good physical challenge. If you’re reading this and thinking to you yourself/yelling at strangers around you “I AM SPARTAAAAA!” The 8+ mile super race on Jan. 24th with more than 20 obstacles sounds like the perfect adventure for you. And if you’re just entering the scene and just want a lower key fun race to do with friends, the 3+ mile sprint race on Jan. 25th with about 15 obstacles would be a great short term goal to start working towards.

So whether you’re just wanting to lose the holiday weight you collected over the last few months, or whether you’re getting in shape for a wedding this year, I hope you’ll join me in my quest to live 2015 healthier and more fit! Deep breath, let’s dive in….



If your interest has been sparked, here’s a discount code for you to use on any event (SoCal or otherwise).

10% Discount  Code: SPARTANBLOGGER

And for one lucky blog reader, I have one free race to give away (Good for any open heat (non-confirmed start time) in any Spartan Race in the continental US)! For every comment you leave on ANY blog post between now and 12pm PST on Jan 5th, 2015 , you’ll receive an entry to win! I’ll be randomly selecting the winner on Monday January 5th at noon PST, so make sure to leave your comments by then! Good luck!

  • January 1, 2015 - 10:48 pm

    Billy Jack Blankenship - I promise to wear a katenoellephotography patch on my race jersey. Surely to be a race spectacle as I do my 30 burpies. (I would yell “I. Am. Spaaaarta!” But you lifted my line.)