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Katie & Sazi are a special kind of awesome. If flying me to Maine for their destination wedding wasn’t enough, I was blown away by the stunning location they choose to tie the knot. The Barn at Flanagan Farm is a remodeled 19th century farmhouse full of so much charm, light and laughter.

Katie has been my hair dresser for years, and during that time I’ve gotten to know her well. So I can honestly say Sazi is her perfect compliment. They balance each other out, accept the others quirks, and love one another endlessly.

I haven’t been this intimately involved in the actual prep for a wedding since my own. We spent many nights in Maine making bouquets, fine tuning the overall look of the wedding. Clearly I’m biased, but this might be one of the most stunning weddings I’ve ever photographed! From the local flowers that were hand picked at a nearby farm, to the tree branches that were cut from the surrounding forest, this was a true culmination of hard work from the people who love Katie and Sazi the most.

When the forecast of rain threaten the interrupt the ceremony, everyone was unfazed. With the crashing of thunder in the distance, the clouds literally parted and the sun began to shine as Katie and her father walked down the aisle. The day couldn’t have gone smoother, and as dinner was served in the barn the clouds opened up and the heavens poured down. As the rain slowed, we were treated to a double rainbow that stretched across the sky. If that isn’t good luck, I don’t know what is!

It was truly a remarkable wedding and I’m thrilled to share their story with you today. Join me in wishing these two a lifetime of luck, love and rainbows.

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  • Brandi - Love love love everything about this!!! Stunning photos Kaysha! I want to go to Maine!!

  • Rachelle - What a stunning location! Loved all the woodsy details and amazing beauty! Congrats to the couple, I know you will have a lifetime of joy together!!

  • megan - Gorgeous! So happy for Katie–what beautiful pictures she has to commemorate a beautiful day! Love it!

The best part of traveling for a destination wedding is getting to explore a new part of the world. I have always heard so many wonderful things about Maine, but boy were my expectations blown away! Each town is more beautiful than the next, with sprawling fields, and adorable farmhouses around every corner. To say it’s a photographers dream is a huge understatement!

While going for a run around the neighborhood I came across this wonderfully dilapidated and rundown building. It was perfect, and I knew I had to photograph Katie and Sazi there. Thankfully there were just as excited as I am, and this 30 minute shoot alone was worth the travel time to Maine.

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  • Brandi welles - GORGEOUS!!! Seriously makes me want to move out of CA. :-P

  • Katie (bride) - Kaysha, You are not only a great friend but an AMAZING photographer! Thank you SO much for capturing our special weekend. xx Katie & Sazi

  • kelley simpson - So beautiful! Great job, It makes me want to live there!

  • Rachelle - Goregous!! Congrats Katie and Yazi, wishing you a lifetime of happiness together!!

This is officially my first engagement session for my 2015 wedding season, and boy did Sarah and Nate get me excited for next year!! At first mention, a shoot at a parking garage doesn’t sound pretty… but hang in there with me. Picture downtown Los Angeles in the distance, an adorable couple, and lots of pretty light.

Yep, it was awesome, modern, and oh so perfect for these two! They have set the bar VERY high for my 2015 couples. If your trying to find a location for your shoot, think past the typical spots and choose something that suits your likes and relationship. I’m always up for a challenge, and as Nate said during our shoot “the best results come from challenging yourself.” I couldn’t agree more!

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  • Rachelle - Love that quote “The best things come from challenging yourself”. Such a fun location with a stunning backdrop! Can’t wait to see what these two have in store for their big day! ;)

From time to time I get the opportunity to travel for weddings and shoots. I mostly stick to the Southern California region, but earlier this year I flew to Seattle for this oh so chic celebration. As luck would have it, I am preparing for yet another destination wedding!

This time I’m traveling all the way across the country to beautiful Maine. Both my parents grew up on the East Coast so I am thrilled to finally be able to explore a piece of their childhood, eat lots of lobster, and capture two very special people tie the knot. If you’d like to keep up with my adventures be sure to follow me on Instagram, and I look forward to connecting with everyone when I return.

This is a friendly reminder that I’ll be traveling for a destination wedding until September 8th. For all my clients, please note I will have limited access to email during this time, but I will do my best to get back to you ASAP!  :)

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Alyson and Scott are the kind of couple that made me fall in love with photographing weddings in the first place. They are trusting, gracious, all around amazing people, and they happen to be head over heals in love. This combination always pulls on my heart strings, and makes me insanely thankful to call this my job!

Not only were Alyson and Scott a dream to work with, but they picked some of my VERY favorite vendors to bring their dream wedding to life. Pure Lavish Events, Florals by Jenny, Flawless Faces and my very own wedding DJ, Angel from Extreme DJ! This dream team helped make their day a beautiful success, full of so much love, support, and heaps of pretty details.

Join me in wishing these two special people a lifetime of love, laughter, and UCLA tailgating. :)

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Venue: Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa  |  Coordination: Pure Lavish Events  |  Hair + Makeup: Flawless Faces  |  Flowers: Florals by Jenny  | Music: Extreme DJ  | Cake: It’s All About The Cake

  • Rachelle - What a beautiful wedding! Loved all the details. :)