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Wedding Day Audrey + AndrewCafe Pinot || Downtown Los Angeles, California


Audrey + Andrew’s wedding was such a lovely reminder of why I love California. Great weather, mind-blowing florals, and light that I want to pack up and bring with me to Colorado. We started the day in an Airbnb overlooking Downtown LA, complete with 360 window light…and made our way to the Disney Concert Hall for a tearful first look. One thing that I absolutely love about the Disney Concert Hall is the lighting mid-day, no matter the time it makes for beautiful images!

Coordinator: Dapper Events by Lizzy Liz || Ceremony: Our Savior Catholic Church || Portrait Location: Disney Concert Hall || Reception: Café Pinot || Videographer: 3stars&risingsun || Florist: Flower Allie || Cake: Patina Catering || DJ/Performer: Invisible Touch | Sean Gallagher || Hair and Makeup: Yuri Sinata || Wedding Dress: The White Dress, designer Reem Acra ||Lighting: TMMPRO | Jack Hou ||

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Wedding DayJennica + SergioGreen Gables Wedding Estate || California


Jennica + Sergio’s romantic wedding was filled with touching moments, long hugs and a dance floor that kept even me dancing the whole night! And now that they are returning from their honeymoon, I’m excited to share a small part of the day!

Venue: Green Gables Wedding Estate || Coordinator: Joelle Charming || Florist:  The Dainty Lion || Hair: Claudia Carbajal – Annie’s Hair Club || Makeup: Patricia – Friend || DJ: Eric of Extreme DJ || Cake Artist: Tania, Cakelicious Tj || Wedding Dress: Archive Bridal Boutique in Carlsbad, CA. Designer is Essence of Austrailia, with custom alterations by Archive Bridal || Ceremony Music: De la Motte Strings ||

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Brooke + Nathan – Newhall Mansion Wedding – Piru, California

It’s hard to sum up such an emotional, loving day in just a few sentences…so I hope that my photos pick up where my writing will leave off. Brooke + Nathan’s wedding was one of those special events where the day of the wedding I already knew most of the family. We spent the night before walking through the mansion, choosing the location for the ceremony, relaxing by the pool, and talking about life while joking about jumping in the fountain. The morning of the wedding, I couldn’t sleep in…I was too excited. So instead of jumping in a car and watching traffic, I walked up one flight of stairs and started shooting details.

Brooke + Nathan’s #1 goal was to make their wedding a reflection of them. After their first look, we all stepped away to let the couple pray and have a moment alone. It was one of those moments that I wish happened more at weddings. Brooke’s father married them in the backyard of the Mansion, overlooking a wooden cross that Nathan and his Father made by hand. Everything tied together so perfectly, and I feel so lucky I could be a part of it.

Venue: Newhall Mansion || Coordinator: Events By Robin || Florist: Lace Roots Floral || Centerpieces: Family || Makeup: Jennifer Glezer || DJ: Andy – VOX DJ’s || Video: Plant and Plow Video || Cake: Jill’s Cake Creations || Wedding Dress: The Bridal Collection || Signage: Jasmin Michelle Designs || 2nd Shooter: Erin S

Marissa + Andrew – Dana Powers House and Barn Wedding – Nipomo, California

Marissa + Andrew’s wedding day – what can I say? Not only do these two people have smiles that could soften the heart of anyone, but they designed their wedding day to a “t”. A relaxed timeline, sunset portraits, a fantastic venue and the sweetest bridal party that helped the day be one giant party.

We started the day in Pismo Beach at Cliffs Resort, and then made our way to The fabulous Dana-Powers House and Barn in Nipomo, California.  

Venue: Dana-Powers House and Barn || Coordinator: Judi Powers || Rentals: Embellish Vintage Rentals || Hair + Makeup: DIY || Florals: Jodi Bloom of Bloom n Grow || Cake Artist: Amber – Enjoy Cupcakes || Video: Karl Stelter || DJ: Anthony – Epic Entertainment || Wedding Dress: Tara Keely for Lazarro || Bridesmaid Dresses: Mon Amie Bridal ||

Ashley + Kevin – Snowy Stardust Inspirational Wedding Shoot – Fort Collins, Colorado

What can I say? This styled shoot was a good reminder that Colorado offers a type of beauty and community that I’m so lucky to be a part of. The theme of this shoot was simple: space, stars, romance, and organic simplicity. Like always, I try to put together styled inspirational shoots that everyone could take elements from, and used items I found from local vendors, thrift stores, craft stores and my favorite dress site: Rent the Runway. 

Since snow + cold was in the forecast, we spent a good part of the day in a warm studio (that can be rented out for parties!) and braved the cold for a few more snow-filled portraits. Plus side of wearing a long dress? The pants and snow boots you can wear underneath.

Enjoy! And I hope this inspires you to think a little outside of the box when it comes to your wedding day.  

Styling and Photography: Candice Benjamin Photography | Location: Old Town Yoga StudioHorsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins, CO | Florals – Lace + Lilies | Makeup: Dotted with Hearts | Calligraphy: Blot & Dot | Jewelry: Jenna Koo | Dress: Rent the Runway | Cake: Whole Foods

Elaina + Chris – Hummingbird Ranch Wedding – California

Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch | Coordinator: Leslie Kaplan | Encore Event Design | Florist: Marcia McCann | Cake: Skiffs Cakes | Hair: Sister of Bride – Tina | DJ: Mat Weiss | Dress: BHLDN | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Silver Spoon Catering | Rentals: A Rental Connection | Photographer: Candice Benjamin Photography