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I could photograph at The Retro Ranch every day and not get tired of it! This place just keeps getting better and better. Lucky for me, Kristen and Alex are getting married on these lovely grounds and wanted to mark the occasion by doing their engagement photos here as well.

This was my first time meeting Kristen and Alex in person, and I quickly learned they are naturals in front of the camera and so cute together! I had a blast exploring more of Retro Ranch with them while chatting about honeymoon locations, our favorite foods, and everything in between. It was a perfect afternoon and I cannot wait to do it again next year.

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  • Brandi Lemon - Adorable shoot! Love the last frame! :)

  • Kristen schirm - I love it! Thank you so much Kaysha for the beautiful pictures it was such a special day and I could not be happier with the way they turned out!!

  • pure lavish events - LOVE LOVE!! They came out so great! Kristen you are a natural!! Can’t wait for the wedding day!!

Everything about this adorable engagement shoot has me ready for fall. Just looking through the photos makes me want to curl up with a cup of hot apple cider, and a good book.

Can I just say how excited I am for Rachel and Michael!?! Last year I photographed Rachel’s sisters wedding, and it’s a huge honor when I get to work with the same family again. Especially Rachel’s family who I adore, and are made up of some of the kindest people around. For their engagement, we found the perfect Redwood grove hidden within the Southern California desert to bring their camping inspiration to life.

While I dream of cooler weather, riding boots, and changing leaves, take a peak into a few of my very favorite moments from Rachel and Michael’s cozy shoot.

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  • Rachel - Yay!!! I LOVE the pictures. You are amazing! You’re so talented and such a pleasure to work with :D Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Katy Chisom - Wow! What a handsome couple with such a creative theme. And Kaysha, you are truly an amazing photographer who really captured both Mike and Rachel in such a realistic way. I cannot wait until the wedding in May!

Not only is Carrie one of my absolute favorite wedding planners, but over the last few years has become a friend and someone I admire greatly. I’ve been eagerly awaiting her wedding for months, especially after their motorcycle engagement session, which was one of my favorites to date. The camera certainly loves these two, but what really stuck me is the connection Carrie and Justin have. It’s like they are in their own world of inside jokes, stolen glances and undeniable excitement to be together. Their wedding was the perfect reflection of their relationship, and I loved seeing all their family and friends come together to celebrate their union.

When someone in the wedding industry gets married, you know it’s going to not only be a gorgeous day but are damn good time! It was beyond fun working alongside Pure Lavish EventsFlorals by Jenny, and shooting at the incredibly cool Retro Ranch. I’m so excited to share their wedding with you today, and even more thrilled to watch Carrie and Justin’s bright future together unfold. Congrats again you two, love you!! xoxo

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Venue: The Retro Ranch  |  Coordination: Pure Lavish Events  |  Florist: Florals by Jenny  |  Hair: Allie Liliokalani Hair  |  Makeup: Raquell Turner  |  Glassware + Linen: Signature Party Rentals  |  Guitarist: TJ Brown  |  Ice Cream Truck: Sweet Treats Truck  |  Vintage Rentals: Heirloom Rentals  |  Wooden Guestbook Sign: Art By Kelly  |  Catering: Canyon Catering

  • carrie - Kaysha, these are BEYOND beautiful! Your eye for detail and candid shots never seize to amaze me!!!! Thank you, we are THRILLED!!!

    LOVE you & your team!!

  • Petria - So gorgeous!!
    The colors are magnificent and the bride is soooo beautiful! I wanted to see more photos!!

  • Kay - Awesome pictures. Couldn’t be happier with the quality and creativity. Thank you so much for giving us a beautiful album of our daughter’s wedding that we will always cherish. Carrie and Justin are a wonderful young couple and we are very proud of them!

  • Loreta - The pictures are amazing. You have a great eye for unique pictures and also captured the love Justin and Carrie have for each other. Just beautiful!!!

  • Rachele - It was such a fun day and you captured it perfectly! Gorgeous pictures!

  • Alisa - Wow these pictures are amazing!!! Between the lighting and just being able to capture all the special moments in still pictures. Takes me back to the day!

  • Sally - The pictures are beautiful and reflect the whole day perfectly!!! (Carrie’s aunt)

  • Audrey Budiarto - Such a gorgeous wedding, color themes, decorations, dress, beautiful couple…WOW!!… Perfection!!! Congrats to Carrie and Justin!

  • Rachelle - What a beautiful wedding!! Loved her dress and all the soft subtle colors. Great job capturing all of the details of the day Kaysha!!

With the holidays right around the corner (crazy I know), I’m excited to announce that my Fall Mini Sessions are back! I’m offering a limited number of mini session for the months of October and November. This is always super fun, and the perfect way to update your family photos, for use in holiday cards, or just because.

Check out all the details below and be sure to contact me ASAP to reserve your spot – these fill up quickly!

2014 Orange County Fall Mini Sessions

Saturday, October 18th {Irvine}: 

3:15 – 3:45pm

4:00 – 4:30pm

4:45 – 5:15pm

5:30 – 6:00pm

Sunday, October 19th {Tustin}:

3:15 – 3:45pm

4:00 – 4:30pm

4:45 – 5:15pm

5:30 – 6:00pm

Saturday, November 8th {Mission Viejo}:

1:45 – 2:15pm

2:30 – 3:00pm

3:15 – 3:45pm

4:00 – 4:30pm

NOTE: If a time slot is crossed off, it is no longer available. 

*Please email your preferred date and time to info[at]kayshaweiner.com. Full payment and a signed contract is required to reserve your spot. Only one family per time slot (up to 5 people) additional people $25 per person. Please arrive early, since sessions are booked back to back. 

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!