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Jessica and Mike – Calamigos Ranch – Malibu – October 4, 2009

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

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I am always excited to go to a new venue and couldn’t wait to see Calamigos Ranch. Jessica and Mike started planning their wedding well over a year ago and picked this beautiful location. It’s in the Malibu Canyon area and has the feeling you are entering an elegant ranch. A small lake, bridges, trees, hills and vineyards provided lots of photographic opportunites for Kendra Duerst, who was very excited to shoot at this location. Jen, April, and I headed up to their hotel early the morning of the big day. April did the make up for Jessica, her sister, and her mother. Jen steamed the wrinkles out of the bridesmaids’ dresses and we made sure that everyone ate and had plenty of water (or champagne) to drink. The ceremony was held outside in an area surrounded by trees. The reception area felt a little like a cozy lodge, with a large fireplace, comfy couches, and a continuous ‘waterfall’ running outside the windows. Lots of candles added to the ambiance. The dance floor was continuously packed with celebrating guests. As always, the evening passed too quickly!