central coast wedding photographers // higuera ranch, san luis obispo, california

We had such a blast shooting Dani + Joey's wedding in San Luis Obispo, California! In fact, we enjoyed spending the entire weekend with them, from their rehearsal dinner on Friday, their wedding Saturday, brunch Sunday, and their post-wedding adventure session on Monday at Montana de Oro State Park! They got married at Higuera Ranch, a gorgeous venue nestled in the huge rolling hills just outside of SLO. California has been getting a ton of rain, so the hills were amazingly green and lush. One unique thing about their wedding was they stayed in guest houses on the venue property and invited family and friends to camp out the whole weekend, so they got to spend a lot more time with their bridal party, family, and guests than a typical wedding! We pulled our camper up in some trees on the property as well and loved how relaxed and laid-back everything felt.

On their wedding day, Dani was so full of joy as everything came together perfectly for a sweet, intimate first look, their stunning ceremony, and fun-filled reception! One of our favorite moments from the day was immediately after the ceremony ended, we all hopped in a golf cart and Joey drove us to the top of one of the hills to take some portraits as the sunset. Whether couples do a first look or not, we always love to whisk them away for a few private moments right after their ceremony to take it all in before joining the reception! As a photographer, this is typically our last chance for posed, creative photos and it ends up being such a sweet time to spend with our bride and groom. Their reception was an awesome party and they enjoyed it to the very end, topped off with an amazing sparkler exit! We had so much fun shooting their wedding and are so thankful they invited us to join them on the central coast! Be sure you check out their post-wedding adventure session at Montana de Oro State Park too!

Venue: Higuera Ranch, San Luis Obispo, California

Florals: Jalisca at Rustic Roots Floral

Food: Chef's Table Catering

Cake: Treat SLO

Hair + Make Up: To Have & To Hold Bridal Salon

Videography: Zach Ayers