Wedding at Rancho Soquel

Working with Kate and Brody during their engagement session in Santa Cruz gave us some insight into how fun it would be to work with them on their wedding at Rancho Soquel. These guys were wonderfully laid back and made sure that having fun with their friends and family stayed at the top of their list all day long. Their enthusiasm was contagious as it was hard to find a candid of a wedding guest without a smile on their faces. The beautiful, open and sunny backdrop contributed to the jubilant mood as Katie and Brody were married in front of a simple elegant arch and enjoyed dinner with their families against the backdrop of a really cool old rustic barn. 

We started the day by shooting some getting ready photos and captured some details prior to the ceremony. We loved the layout of the property and we were excited to get the event going so we could begin shooting all the handsome guests around the venue. Not only did we get to capture the cool ranch style architecture but we also captured the playful details that Kate and Brody used as decor-included a very delicious donut display.  The ceremony was short and sweet and fit in nicely with the easy flow of the day. Even the weather felt easygoing on this day-we loved the sunshine that graciously lit up but didn’t overpower the couple as they shared their first kiss. Dinner was delicious and we loved the speeches; so much fun! You could tell just how likeable this couple is by the way their friends and family gushed about them.

Light treated us very nicely as the day made it's way into evening and we were able to shoot some nice portraits of our couple. Lastly some getting down and funky on the outdoor patio dance floor before we bid the couple farewell.

Bridesmaids in robes before wedding at Rancho Soquel
Detail of wedding dress hanging in tree with custom hanger
Candid portrait of bride getting ready before wedding
Groom greeting wedding guests at Rancho Soquel
Rancho Soquel grounds before wedding
Candid of bridesmaid and mother of bride
Candid of groom and groomsmen at Rancho Soquel
Groomsmen in front of plant wall at Rancho Soquel
Portrait of bride and her bridesmaids at Rancho Soquel
Rancho Soquel and portrait of DJ Jefty
Candid of wedding guests before ceremony at Rancho Soquel
Wedding guests
Wedding at Rancho Soquel
Bride and Groom during wedding ceremony at Rancho Soquel
Bride and Groom kiss for first time
Portrait of wedding officiant and guest at Rancho Soquel
Cocktail hour at Rancho Soquel
Wedding guests during cocktail hour at Rancho Soquel
Wedding reception in front of rustic bar at Rancho Soquel
Bride and Groom being announced for the first time
Maid of honor giving toast at rancho soquel wedding
Maid of honor and officiant giving toasts at wedding
Candid portrait of bride and groom listening to toasts at Rancho Soquel
Portraits of bride and groom at Rancho Soquel
Bride and groom portrait at sunset at Rancho Soquel
Custom signage and donut bar
Donut bar at Rancho Soquel wedding
Golden sunset first dance at Rancho Soquel
Candid wedding guest portrait
Outdoor dancing at Rancho Soquel
Rancho Soquel dance floor