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SaddleRock Ranch wedding at the vineyard // Chris & Alice

SaddleRock Ranch wedding at the vineyard // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Malibu wedding photographers 

Sun & Sparrow is one of the leading engagement and wedding photographers in the Los Angeles area as well as Santa Barbara and Orange County.


From the Bride

Early in our planning, we decided that we wanted to have a SaddleRock Ranch wedding at the vineyard. The morning of the wedding started bright and early, and from the beginning the day was full of excitement and joy. We had planned our wedding for nearly two years! When our wedding day finally came, everything felt so unreal, like a magical fairytale was unfolding. It was an amazing feeling knowing that our family and friends, many of whom had traveled far, had all come together to support us for our next chapter in life.

 

Remembering Special Moments

We decided to have our “first look” along a long corridor at our AirBnb. During our moment, both of us felt much anticipation. Walking down the long corridor to reach my husband to be was surreal!!! When I finally saw him for the “first time”, I was overwhelmed with emotion. I’m not someone who usually cries, but I definitely let out tears of joy in that moment.

One of my favorite moments of our day was exchanging our vows. I remember it vividly. Chris and I decided to each write our own personalized vows. Being at the altar is a very intimate place to be and we wanted our vows to reflect that. Even being in front of family and friends, in that moment, it still felt like we were the only ones there.

Our wedding day was an absolutely magical fairytale. Every moment was stunning. We loved SaddleRock Ranch wedding at the vineyard because it was entirely outdoors. The ceremony and reception sat on top of a hill overlooking surrounding rolling vineyard hills. Everything collectively perfectly fit the romantic, whimsical feel we were going for. Much of our decor revolved around a blush-to-cabernet ombre color scheme, including the bridesmaids dresses, table settings, flowers centerpieces. We added small elements of gold and marble to add a modern touch. Despite the day flying by, we were able to enjoy every moment of it and wouldn’t change a thing.

~ Love, Alice


From the Photographers

When Chris and Alice first spoke with us about their wedding day, I knew their wedding would be dreamy. We absolutely loved their chic whimsical style that reflected their personality through the entire day. When they mentioned they wanted a SaddleRock Ranch wedding at the vineyard my heart leapt! Before their day, I had not photographed at this particular venue. I knew that this day would be full of wonder and beauty.

Through our planning process, Alice and I discussed colors, styling, florals as well as her favorite locations at SaddleRock. We made a plan to travel throughout the entire ranch to capture some of her dream shots. I’m so glad that we planned to have extra time for photos, all throughout the day. We were able to photograph in the valleys, at the top of the mountains, at the door that leads to nowhere, and so many more locations. In my opinion, being able to help both Chris & Alice achieve their wedding day vision made our jobs a success. When we can champion a client’s heart into their photos, I believe that we have done our jobs well.

~ Love, Tiffani



SaddleRock Ranch, ceremony inspirations, the vineyard view


MY VENDORS

Venue: Saddlerock Ranch  |  Coordinator: DNT Elite   |   Photographer: Sun & Sparrow  |  Videographer & Photobooth: Chubbywhales   |   Florals: BeBud Florist   |   Invitations: Zazzle   |   Calligraphy: Bonnie Umali  |   Rentals: A Rental Connection   |   Caterer: Monrose Catering   |    Desserts: M Cakes Sweets   |   Wedding rings maker: Blue Nile    |   Wedding Gown Maker: Calla Blanche   |    Wedding Gown Boutique: Le Marriage Couture   |  Ring Box: LaceByrd   |   Hair & Makeup: Kelly Zhang Studio   |   Bride Shoes: Bella Belle   |   Bridesmaids dresses: BHLDN   |   Groom & Groomsmen Suits: Zara Men   |   Groom shoes:  Paul Evans

 

To see more photography from SaddleRock Ranch Venues, click on any of the links below.

The Garden  |  The Oak Grove  |  The Vineyard  |  Camp Cabernet

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OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS ARE HERE!

We are so excited to see everyone, new friends and long time friends as well. This year we plan to celebrate the beauty in everyone’s heart by sharing whimsical love in fairytale form. If you browse each location gallery, you will see the dreaminess we hope to bring to your family photos this year. For every year, we believe that every family, including our own, should have a professional portraits. It’s a great way to remember who you are in this moment, in the most beautiful way possible.  If you are looking to take your family photos, please email us to schedule your family session!

2019 MINI SESSIONS at $315 INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

• 20 minutes of photography

• Sessions can be couples, families,  individuals high school seniors, maternity, puppies, or any other fun combo you can think of!

• Maximum of 7 people per session

• 25 High Resolution images delivered via digital download (includes a print release)

• $200 deposit is due at the time of booking to secure your date (by PayPal)

• Remaining balance is due on the date of the shoot (cash or PayPal)

• Images will be delivered within seven days from your session

 

ALL AVAILABLE SPOTS ARE POSTED BELOW

For ease of booking, please review your favorite location and choose the date and time that works best for you.


Love in the secret places ~ at Secret Field in Palos Verdes 

click here to preview more of our Secret Field  // click on a time below to reserve your spot

CHECK HERE OR ALL AVAILABLE SESSIONS

 


Fairytale Forest ~ at Peck Park, San Pedro 

click here to preview more at Peck Park // click on a time below to reserve your spot

CHECK HERE OR ALL AVAILABLE SESSIONS

 


Trees Fields & Light ~ at Saint Francis Episcopal Church  

 – click here to preview more at Saint Francis // click on a time below to reserve your spot

CHECK HERE OR ALL AVAILABLE SESSIONS

 


Cliffs, Sand, & Dreams ~ at Malaga Beach in Palos Verdes

click here to preview more at Malaga Beach // click on a time below to reserve your spot

CHECK HERE OR ALL AVAILABLE SESSIONS


Bricks, Arches, & Bougainvillea ~ at Malaga Cove Plaza 

click here to preview more at Malaga Cove Plaza // click on a time below to reserve your spot

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Whimsical Courtyard ~ at Saint Francis Episcopal Church 

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1 comment
  • Melanie WettlauferOctober 14, 2016 - 7:02 pm

    Do you set up scenes for your Holiday Mini-Sessions? Thanks,ReplyCancel

Andrew & Fallon // One mommy’s journey through pregnancy

One mommy’s journey through pregnancy  //  ©2018 Sun & Sparrow photography  – Los Angeles maternity & newborn photographer


A SUN & SPARROW JOURNEY from Fallon, a mommy-to-be // 

Life can change faster than you think is possible. It’s hard to believe that three years to the day after my husband Drew and I met in Santa Monica, we’ll be expecting a wonderful son to join our family.  Our pregnancy journey has certainly had its ups and downs.  When my husband and I first started trying, I got pregnant really quickly. I knew how common miscarriage was, but I didn’t think I would have any problems.  Within in the first 10 weeks of that pregnancy we had a miscarriage.  Words cannot describe how shocking and awful it was.  A month later, I felt ready to start trying again and once again, I got pregnant right away. Ten weeks later almost the same thing happened.  Even though I knew this can happens to so many women, I felt like something was wrong with me and we decided to take a break from trying.
After a 4 month break we got pregnant again.  This time felt different. Its amazing how mothers can be so intuitive.  The only up and down we’re focused on now is the ever growing (and kicking!) bump inside me.  We are both scared (me of labor, Drew of diapers) and thrilled to become new loving parents, and we can’t wait to help our son grow up into a great man.  We can’t wait to see him walk, hear him talk, watch him get into trouble with his “fur sister” Sierra the husky, and then have him realize how so very dearly his parents love him and will appreciate every moment with him.  But we’ll have to wait, a little less than two more months, for our family to grow and this parenting adventure to begin.

Trevor & Kristina // Whimsical Santa Barbara courthouse elopement

Whimsical Santa Barbara courthouse elopement // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Santa Barbara wedding photographers 

FROM THE BRIDE //  The morning of our wedding, although like most mornings where we each took a moment to grab coffee and a bite to eat was also one filled with the anticipation of what was to come. We had spent nearly a year prior to our wedding day, planning for this amazing event, and both could not believe that it was here. Each of us spent our mornings excited and ready to pronounce our love for one another. We were excited to see our family and one another in the afternoon, but our morning kept us on our toes a bit, as it was raining all throughout Santa Barbara. For us, the rain was just something that we’d take in stride, as our love for one another and sharing this moment together was going to be amazing and special. And oh boy, was it. Plus, rain on your wedding day is lucky, right?
Did you share a first look? // We shared our ‘first look’ of one another while walking down the aisle. In seeing Trevor stand at the other end of the aisle while I walked toward him, I couldn’t believe that I was walking toward my future husband. This moment was one that we had talked about for some time, and everything and everyone else just melted away. My focus was directly on him, and how handsome he looked. I remember smiling from ear to ear and feeling ready to call the man in front of me, my husband.
I was excited to see Kristina in her dress for the first time so even though she was getting ready across the hotel I went extra out of my way to not accidentally catch a glimpse during the day. She looked amazing when I got to see here at the end of the aisle and the wait was worth it. As she walked down the aisle I could only feel extremely grateful that I was here with her and very much in love.
 What was your favorite moment/story from your wedding day? //  One thing that we loved about our wedding day was how our vows were reflective of our love and our story together. We had discussed how fate had brought us together, and couldn’t believe early on, how many things we had in common. In saying our vows to one another, we felt as though they were reflective of everything that we’ve been though and all that we hope for and promise to do in our lives together.
How did your day most feel like a fairytale? // Everything that went into our day made it feel like our own fairytale. Our morning began with rain coming down, to clearing up around noon. The freshness in the air after a rain, along with the moody clouds in the sky with the sun peeking through is something we won’t soon forget. Our flowers were perfect and in looking at them they reminded us of fall. Our family was present which made our day an intimate one where we felt absolutely surrounded by love. In looking at one another, we knew that no matter what was to come, as long as we were in it together, we’d be stronger together. And in marrying each other on October 4th, the anniversary of the day that we met, made everything that much sweeter. We feel blessed to live life together and cannot wait for all that is to come.

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