Destination Wedding at The Ranch House | Ojai, CA

Austin and I are always looking for excuses to venture out to the West Coast, so we were absolutely thrilled when Erin and Greg asked us to photograph their wedding in Ojai, CA. Set in a stunning valley encircled by the Topatopa Mountains, Ojai is an incredibly quaint town, graced with beautiful scenery, orange groves, lovely pink sunsets, and an annual lavender festival (which just happened to coincide with the wedding day!). Friends and family gathered to celebrate with Erin and Greg at The Ranch House—the perfect setting for their fête, with its beautiful Japanese gardens, winding bamboo-lined paths, and koi pond. After the ceremony, we stole away for some sunset portraits overlooking the valley, before heading back to join in the fun…not dancing, but karaoke! I absolutely loved that Erin and Greg chose to celebrate their wedding in a way that felt authentic to them. It was so clear that their guests were having a fabulous time, and that made for some amazing photos. Here are a few of our favorites from the day.