RAMONA, CALIFORNIA - The first wedding of the year! What a way to start 2023 by photographing Caitlyn & Joseph in Ramona, California!
What a day it was—not too cold, not too warm; it was perfect for a wedding day. We had some annoying clouds that changed our lighting settings constantly, but it was beautiful nevertheless.
We arrived at Mountain Valley Ranch early in the morning to capture moments of Caitlyn and Joseph getting ready for their beautiful day. Walking into that room, you can feel the excitement of the day with the girls laughing and chattering about the events to come. Meanwhile, on the groom's side, with Joseph, it was a more relaxed environment. The guys were having a beer or two, sitting on the porch and taking in the fresh country air that Ramona is known for.
There is always a calm before the ceremony, until the suit is on. The wait can be nerve-wracking for a groom when he is there waiting for the bride to finish. But the wait is worth it. We all know the magic that is happening on the other side as the fiancée becomes the bride.
To me, the very beginning of the ceremony is like the initial part of the whole rollercoaster experience, where you are just sitting in that car, waiting for the ride to start. The excitement can be too much, especially when you see everyone sitting down, waiting for the ceremony to begin.
Caitlyn and Joseph's wedding was no exception. But Caitlyn took it a step further. She made an unforgettable entrance on her horse, which she has had since her younger days. It was a sign of things to come on this beautiful wedding day. The ceremony was incredibly beautiful.
And now comes our favorite part of a wedding day: the wedding portraits. We had so much to work with at the ranch, and we were going to take advantage of it.
Let the dancing, the laughing, the tears, the smiles begin. At the barn, Caitlyn and Joseph's friends were waiting to start the celebrations. It was a barn full of love and happiness.
We congratulate these two lovebirds on their wedding day and thank them for giving us the sweet honor of being their wedding photographers. We hope for nothing but more love between these two.