Black Bear Inn Wedding Arnold

Bride and bridesmaids preparing for her Black Bear Inn Wedding Arnold. Bride and groom just after Black Bear Inn Wedding Arnold. lk3 Wedding gown and bridal jewelry at Black Bear Inn Wedding Arnold. Black Bear Inn Wedding Arnold lk6 Custom wedding favors and wedding cake at Black Bear Inn in Arnold, Ca. lk8 lk9 lk10 lk11 lk12 lk13 lk14 lk15 lk16

Black Bear Inn Wedding Arnold | The Foothills of the Sierras


Even though I am not primarily a Calaveras County wedding photographer, I love being able photograph weddings in the Sierras where I grew up; it’s so rare that I get to photograph couples in amongst the pine trees and cedars.  Lindley & Kris’s Black Bear Inn wedding Arnold was made even more significant, and more fortunate, when we were blessed with a mid-afternoon rain shower.  After the initial surprise of the unsuspected water falling from the sky, the entire party took it all in-stride and celebrated right on through it – with it.


Bride & Groom: Lindley & Kris

Venue: The Black Bear Inn, Arnold Ca.

Planner: Maya of Butter & Cream

Caterer: Lunch Lady Catering

Floral Design: Shonna Lewis Designs

Summer Gold Country Wedding

Bride & Groom at their Summer Gold Country Wedding. Bride & Bridal party at Whiskey Slide Ranch before a Summer Gold Country Wedding. Flower girl with pink flowers in her hair Beautiful, pink boutonnieres for a Murphys Wedding Bridal preparation on wedding day Bride and groom kiss in the trees of the Sierras at their Summer Gold Country Wedding. Whiskey Slide Ranch wedding in Mokelumne Hill Horses by a pond at a wedding in Murphys, Ca Wedding rings with glowing oak in the Sierras Pink rose themed table setting for at Whiskey Slide Ranch Wedding Sunset photos after wedding in Murphys, California Groom and his mother during wedding ceremony at Mokelumne Hill Wedding Newlyweds after their wedding ceremony


Summer Gold Country Wedding at Whiskey Slide Ranch


Jessica and Dennis grew up in (and still live in) the foothills of the Sierras, so it was an easy choice for them to decide upon a Summer Gold Country Wedding in among the pines and pastures of their home town.  Whiskey Slide Ranch is a private, invite only, wedding venue that’s use is entirely up to the discretion of the owners of the property.  It takes a bit of a drive through single lane, windy roads but upon arrival you see tranquil pastures, green hillsides and a pond surrounded by pine trees.  A perfect place to catch the sun as it falls below the horizon.


Bride & Groom: Jessica & Dennis

Venue: Whiskey Slide Ranch, Mokelumne Hill, California


Funk Zone Destination Elopement

Bride before her Funk Zone Destination Elopement. Groom before his Funk Zone Destination Elopement. Groom in Funk Zone before his destination elopement in Santa Barbara. Bride sits before leaving for Funk Zone Destination Elopement. Bride sits before leaving for destination elopement at the beach. Candid moment with bride before her destination elopement at Summerland Beach. Black and white photo of groom in the Funk Zone before his Summerland beach elopement. Black and white photo of groom in the Funk Zone before his Santa Barbara beach elopement. Destination-Elopement-Santa-Barbara-09 Details from a destination elopement at Summerland beach. Details from a destination elopement at Summerland beach. Sand Ceremony during elopement at Summerland Beach, Ca. Ring ceremony at Summerland Beach. Bride and groom after their beach elopement. Bride and groom celebrating with champagne after elopement. Beautiful pink and white bouquet and ring photo in Santa Barbara Courthouse. Bride & Groom in front of Santa Barbara courthouse after their destination elopement.

German couple experiences the best of Santa Barbara during their Funk Zone destination elopement


Isabelle and Adel’s Funk Zone Destination Elopement at Summerland beach was a long journey from their home in Berlin, but this couple really made the most of the location for their Santa Barbara wedding. Upon meeting to prepare for their big day, we engaged in some classic local pastimes, from drinks at our own beer hall of Figueroa Mountain brewery to dinner at Brophy Bros. in the harbor. One quick stop at the Santa Barbara courthouse before heading to the beach concluded a magnificent celebration for this beautiful couple

Bride + Groom: Isabelle + Adel

Locations: The Funk Zone, Summerland Beach, The Santa Barbara Courtouse

Hair & Makeup: Team Hair & Makeup

Coordinator: Keani Wedding Design

Local Planner: Ute Greiner (With Keani Wedding Design)

Flowers and Decoration: Ute Greiner

Cake: Your Cake Baker