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Married! Volney + Jason

When Volney told me that she and Jason were having a Calamigos Ranch wedding, I thought that was the icing on the cake. I had met Volney months before we first sat down to chat about her wedding, and I loved her (and her beautiful sister Schuyler) instantly, but I had no idea that she and I had pretty much the same dream wedding planned in our heads. When I found out she and Jason were about to visit Calamigos Ranch, I almost cried with excitement because I’d been dying to shoot there, and I thought to myself, “It can’t get any better than this.”

It turns out that, even though it was absolute perfection, Volney and Jason’s Calamigos Ranch wedding was my least favourite thing about shooting their wedding… because they themselves stole my heart. It would be impossible to tell you how special Volney, Jason, and the incredible love they share are. They are each other’s best friend, soul mate, true love, life partner, other half. They have that ineffable quality for which so many people search, and, for myself, I can say that I am inspired to know them and blessed to call them friends. The depth and trueness of their love and the way they share their lives so beautifully and openly with each other are my favourite things about shooting their wedding.

I know I typically blog detail photos pretty heavily, and though my initial round of picks for a “perfect” Calamigos Ranch wedding contained more photos than I could blog, I noticed that they were all moments, full of the authentic sweetness indicative of this great couple. Enjoy the details below, but smile at the moments, and at how completely Volney and Jason love each other, and their family and friends.

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I never get tired of this moment: a bride reading a love letter from her groom just before she walks down the aisle.

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Umm, hello. Calamigos Ranch, will you marry me? This venue is B-E-A-Utiful.

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A favourite moment of mine: Jason greeted everyone who walked down the aisle with a hug. It was so special, and for such an intimate wedding, felt right.

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Despite the fact that I’d been dying to shoot a Calamigos Ranch wedding, I had no idea how magnificently gorgeous it would be in person. Yeah, I’d seen photos, but I really wasn’t prepared for the world’s most perfect wedding ceremony location.

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GORGEOUS. That’s all I have to say.

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There’s something about these next two photos that is just yummy and perfect and… yeah, I have no words for it.

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What I’ve come to learn over the last year is that it’s not a Calamigos Ranch wedding that makes it my dream come true. Amazingly, the couples I’ve come to love the most have been the ones with beautiful outdoor weddings that focus on their marriage – their future – and not on the best venue. I don’t know why it took so long to figure out, but I’m pretty excited that I got to shoot a Calamigos Ranch wedding, make some new friends, and learn a key thing for my business all at once. 🙂

Volney and Jason, wordsmith though I am, I cannot find the words to thank you for letting me into your lives for this special day, and for the friendship that’s grown out of simply being your photographer. I’m so excited to watch you two do life together, and I’m so glad that your Calamigos Ranch wedding was so much more than a big party at a beautiful venue, that the day was full of your closest friends and dearest family, and that your love shined through the celebration.

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