krista lucas photography {blog}

May 23, 2014

Ashley and David {Moorpark, California wedding}

Filed under: wedding — kristalucasphotography @ 11:09 am

They met in high school, went to different colleges, and when he asked her to be his wife she absolutely said yes! I had a great time with Ashley and David’s engagement photos at Paramount Ranch, and I knew their wedding would also be a good time! They got married last August at Rancho de las Palmas in Moorpark, a fantastic outdoor venue. The weather was perfect for their big day, which was full of fun and so many sweet moments I was blessed to witness!

Aren’t they adorable?!



The ladies got ready in a bridal room, where they had plenty of refreshments.







Ashley’s mom and dad had the best reactions when they saw their oldest daughter in her wedding dress.




And she looked amazing!






The guys’ gifts were superhero shirts, which they obviously needed some photos in. I have never felt safer at work!



Ashley and David chose not to see each other until the ceremony, but she really wanted to have a special moment, so the bridesmaids and I orchestrated this tear-jerking, hand-holding moment between bride and groom. They didn’t say a word, but it was such a beautiful meeting. Ashley couldn’t stop smiling, and David was so overcome with emotion that I’m pretty sure everyone was crying.




Seeing his bride for the first time.









Another one of my favorite moments – Ashley had a snowflake brooch pinned to her bouquet in honor of her maiden name. After the ceremony, she shared this special moment with her younger sister where she passed the brooch on for her future wedding. More tears!















Dancing with her dad.










The reception was so much fun, full of dancing and laughter. Ashley and David, you are a sweet pair and I loved getting to know you both! Best wishes for a fantastic future together!!



November 10, 2012

judi & james {newlyweds}

Filed under: adults, couple, wedding — kristalucasphotography @ 7:33 pm

Holy behind-with-blogging, batman! Going back to september…

Judi got in touch with me to find out about getting some couple photos of herself and James. They had gotten married in a small private ceremony in August and didn’t have a photographer. I was excited to shoot some in the clothes they were married in as well as more casual outfits. We planned to do a beach shoot but the wind in Malibu was not cooperating with us, so we moved to the park near my house and got some sweet shots.


It was so great meeting both of you!!! 🙂

October 17, 2010

Stev and Diana {whittier celebration of vows}

Filed under: renewal of vows, wedding — kristalucasphotography @ 3:50 pm

Diana is my sister-in-law’s sister…so almost family! She and Stev married in a civil ceremony over the summer and were so happy to have a celebration yesterday with their friends and family. He sweetly brought her things she had left in their car each time she asked, helped her walk up and down the steps, and held her hand and looked at her as though he was falling in love with her all over again. It was lovely to witness their vows to each other. It was overcast, but still a lovely day at the East Whittier Friends Church. Here are a few of my favorites:

flower girls!

I loved all the fall touches they put into the details!

My sister-in-law Melissa did the flowers…She did such an amazing job!

July 28, 2010

Janelle and Bryan {Westlake Village wedding}

Filed under: Uncategorized, wedding — kristalucasphotography @ 7:02 am

I was so excited to second shoot for the awesome Cheryl Yost on Friday for her stepsister’s wedding in Westlake. The weather was gorgeous, everyone looked amazing, and the ceremony was lovely! The food was amazing too! Everything was so well coordinated by Peggy Shevlin Event Specialist – she paid attention to every detail and kept everyone on time!

January 23, 2010

more of Nicole and Mark

Filed under: wedding — kristalucasphotography @ 6:38 am

A few portraits, my favorites from the ceremony, and some reception details.

January 19, 2010

Nicole & Mark {Santa Barbara wedding sneak peek}

Filed under: wedding — kristalucasphotography @ 5:37 pm

Why Nicole and Mark are the luckiest people in the world: rain in the CA forecast for a week, and it started the day after their beautiful beach wedding!

Honestly, this was of the sweetest weddings I’ve been a part of – it was small and intimate, with their closest friends and family standing around them as they were married.  The reception was at Piatti’s, a fabulous restaurant in Montecito, and felt like a big family dinner.  (It was double the fun for me, since Nicole is the older sister of one of my best friends, so I enjoyed talking to Rachel too!)

Here are some of my favorite images I’ve edited so far.  I still have a bunch of portraits, the ceremony, and reception to do, but I really wanted to share.

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