Backyard Wedding, Highland Park Los Angeles

Stephanie and Aaron were married in the backyard of their historic Highland Park home. The location was steeped in memories, it's been in the family for generations. Their event was a true coming together of loved ones. Months prior, everyone worked together to renovate the backyard. When I arrived the morning-of, family and friends were all through the space setting up lights and tables and wine (can't forget booze). The teamwork was a beautiful thing to witness, and it was a true coming together of families!

Steph and Aaron leveled up the new first look tradition with private vows. I absolutely love this idea. So happy to have captured the moment (from afar!).


They were married under a huge tree in the backyard, surrounded by their loved ones. Cocktail hour was under the shade of the biggest cactus I have ever seen, as tall as the house! Aaron's grandma could remember when it was just a tiny, single stalk. We walked the neighborhood streets for our post-ceremomy portrait session. 

It was such a beautiful, intimate backyard wedding. I was the only "real" wedding vendor in attendance, and sometimes that's just the way I like it. Such an honor to be a part of their event.

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