Dana & Nate - Sneak Peak! :D (Another kind of Golden Gate hehe ~ & Garden Portraits :)

As I do for all of my couples, I scouted for Dana ahead of time at all of her venues - the first being the Westlake Village Inn, since this was where she was getting ready the morning of her wedding day. My Mission: to find locations that she might like to use to shoot her bridal portraits & also her beautiful details! I was totally stoked to find that the property had little mini gardens tucked away in it, almost behind every corner :D.

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 How u doin', Dana's sparkly shoes :D?

How u doin', Dana's sparkly shoes :D?

 I really liked the color of this rose & wanted to carry on the garden theme throughout Dana's bridal details, including her beautiful bling :) . 

I really liked the color of this rose & wanted to carry on the garden theme throughout Dana's bridal details, including her beautiful bling :) . 

 Okay, Dana -  You are simply stunning XD. I also loved the way the leaves made their own pattern on the back of her dress, mirroring the lace detail :) .

Okay, Dana -

You are simply stunning XD.
I also loved the way the leaves made their own pattern on the back of her dress, mirroring the lace detail :) .

 She was so excited & happy to see Nate later that day :) ! 

She was so excited & happy to see Nate later that day :) ! 

 I also spied this honey suckle tunnel on the property while I was scouting, and after showing it to Dana, she knew she absolutely wanted some shots here too. And talk about a wonderful smell! My god, it was heavenly to photograph in :) . 

I also spied this honey suckle tunnel on the property while I was scouting, and after showing it to Dana, she knew she absolutely wanted some shots here too. And talk about a wonderful smell! My god, it was heavenly to photograph in :) . 

We then hightailed it to Los Robles Greens, where we took advantage of their gardens as well for some wedding party & family shots!

 Dana's Grandma is the cutest, btw. Just sayin' :) . 

Dana's Grandma is the cutest, btw. Just sayin' :) . 

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We also took Couples shots down by the lake

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And took a walk through the trees ~

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 After I took this shot Dana & Nate told me that they loved & got the biggest kick out of when I become really happy & exclaim in excitement while I'm shooting with them LOL. My other couples have told me this too in the past, so it must be something that I do XD.  I then told them when I have great models to work with it's very easy :) . 

After I took this shot Dana & Nate told me that they loved & got the biggest kick out of when I become really happy & exclaim in excitement while I'm shooting with them LOL. My other couples have told me this too in the past, so it must be something that I do XD. 
I then told them when I have great models to work with it's very easy :) . 


We ended Couples shots during Golden Hour at Dana's favorite gate. 

 Love, love golden light!! Yay

Love, love golden light!! Yay

 Aw, you guys are so sweet!

Aw, you guys are so sweet!

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 Many thanks to the sun for giving us such great light & colors :D. 

Many thanks to the sun for giving us such great light & colors :D. 

Nate is a huge baseball fan, so I also did another ring shot especially for him hehe.

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The baseball bats were actually their guestbooks :D! And they carried the baseball theme into their reception by handwriting their own version of very cool guest table seating cards:

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Dana & Nate, thank you so much again for allowing us to be a small part of your wonderful day ~ I wish you so much happiness, & many more golden sunsets :) . 

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Lots of Aloha,
~ e :) 

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