Chris & Natalie | A Bright Spring Wedding at Higuera Ranch

Feb 15, 2022 | Wedding

Chris & Natalie

Chris and Natalie were one of the most down-to-Earth, amazing couples I have ever had the pleasure to photograph. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect fit for my biggest wedding of the year. Higuera Ranch opened their doors and allowed Chris and Natalie to have their dream wedding at a dreamy location.

I first photographed them at the rehearsal dinner where they roasted a pig and enjoyed a beautiful spring evening with family and friends. I couldn’t help but notice how relaxed they were and how kindly they treated those around them. They went out of their way to make sure everyone (including me) was comfortable and happy.

Bride and groom kiss in an open field at Higuera Ranch

Natalie had her mom and bridesmaids by her side both for the wedding day and the rehearsal. They enjoyed each other’s company tremendously. They all prayed for each other throughout the day and really supported each other in a way that I don’t see often.

Bride poses with her mom at the rehearsal dinner at Higuera Ranch
Bridesmaids help the bride get dressed at Higuera Ranch
Details on a wedding dress hanging from an olive tree at Higuera Ranch

The ceremony was beautiful. The bride’s brother walked her down the aisle and their mom cried tears of joy when she saw her children together. Chris and Natalie shared their vows under the flowered arch on the grassy lawn. Their first kiss had everyone applauding and the joy on their faces says it all.

Bride walks done the aisle with her brother at Higuera Ranch
Bride and groom's first kiss as a married couple at Higuera Ranch
Bride and groom walking down the aisle after the ceremony at Higuera Ranch

We went up the hill for a little adventure to find the perfect spot for formal photos. Natalie had seen a lone oak tree that she fell in love with, so we hunted it down and make that our spot for pictures.

Bride hugs the groom from behind in an open, grassy field at Higuera Ranch

Close up of the bride holding the bouquet at Higuera Ranch
Wedding bouquet on a wood cart at Higuera Ranch
Bride and groom face each other for a portrait with the veil flowing behind the bride at Higuera Ranch
groom buttoning his jacket at Higuera Ranch
Bride and groom pose with the bride's parents at Higuera Ranch
Bride with bridesmaids at Higuera Ranch
Close up of groom's boutonniere at Higuera Ranch
Bride holding her bouquet looking over her shoulder at Higuera Ranch