Fallbrook Estate Wedding – Stephen and Rachael


Oh, how I adored this wedding! Stephen and Rachael are one of those couples that you don’t have to do much directing with – their love for one another simply shines through in every photo, whether or not I tell them what to do. If you recognize this lovely match made in heaven, you probably saw some images from their engagement session Part 1 and Part 2! Yes, we did two locations, and it was so much fun! But back to their wedding…


Rachael’s father has been close family friends with the owners of this house for years, so they allowed them to have their wedding at their property, and it was perfectly setup for the whole event. I love the intimacy that comes with hosting a wedding at a private estate. It adds such a homey and relaxed vibe and also gives you the freedom to do almost anything your heart desires (something not every venue will allow)! See their fun sparkler photo at the end of this post. 😉


With all that your bridesmaids do for you during your engagement and wedding, isn’t treating them to a mimosa in the morning such a nice way to say thank you?! (Hint, hint: don’t drink too much before the photos though!) Rachael and her bridesmaids had just enough to take the edge off without forgetting all the pictures they wanted, and they looked absolutely stunning in their photos too!


Seriously though, one of the most fun groups of guys I’ve shot in a while! They had all these fun poses picked out for photos and got so into it. These guys all met in high school (the one I went to, too!), and they all played sports together. It was really cool to see them all get into character again!









And this, ladies and gentlemen, is just one great benefit of an estate wedding! We get to play with sparklers… too fun! Thank you Rachael and Stephen for giving me this honor of capturing your special day.

Thank you, also, to all the amazing vendors that helped bring it all together…

Coordinator: Nicole Kelepouris
Florist: Sheri’s Flowers
Hair: Sally Wells
Makeup: Alicia Olson
Rentals: Anar Party Rentals
Catering: Guadalajara Mexican Grill
Cake Pops: Kristin Wetzel
DJ: Jay with Brannan Entertainment
Photobooth: Unique Photobooth
Photography: Jenna Petersen


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