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Albert & Alison’s Wedding at Calamigos Ranch

Updated: Mar 26

 


Welcome, all fellow romantics, to the beautiful love story of Albert and Alison! I am so honored to have been trusted to capture their wedding memories and I am thrilled to share them with you today. Picture this: floral-scented breezes, greenery everywhere, and a SoCal photographer (that’s me!) ready to dance with my camera. Join me as we dive deep into the magic of their special day at one of California's most stunning wedding venues, Calamigos Ranch in Malibu.


You're Invited: To The Perfect Wedding Venue in SoCal

Located in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains in beautiful Malibu Wine Country, is Calamigos Ranch, a truly spectacular venue for exchanging your "I do's" with over 5,00o acres of natural California beauty. You are sure to create lifelong memories at this dreamy destination. From its gorgeous meadows, lush lawns, garden patios, and waterfall, I am in love with the serene beauty this destination has to offer. Not only is the ceremony area a perfect dream, but the reception party area is also wonderful with its elegant banquet halls, grand fireplaces, and stunning mountain views. Calamigos Ranch is a seriously beautiful wedding venue and I am so happy with how beautiful Albert + Alison's wedding photo gallery turned out! Capturing wedding memories here was such a blast and so easy to do with its incredible beauty in every corner. Let's check out the film photos first, then I will share the rest of the highlights from this gorgeous gallery. (Choosing my favorites was such a challenge!)




Wedding Memories with Film Photography

Bride portrait for wedding at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu California photos by Alvis Pham Photography, Orange County California Wedding Photographer

Albert and Alison’s wedding was more than just a checklist of events—it was a beautiful day full of emotions, from the anticipation to the excitement, heartfelt vows, and joyous laughter. Calamigos Ranch set the stage perfectly for their love with its serene nature ambience. What truly made this day extraordinary was the timeless beauty of film photography. As I waited for the photos to develop, I imagined their grandchildren flipping through these images. And let’s be honest, film photos just have that je ne sais quoi, making each photo feel like a 1980's romance movie and it's my favorite!


If you are considering adding film photography to your special day, I highly encourage you to do so! I mean if these photos don't convince you otherwise, check out these two blogs below if you want to learn more about why you NEED to have film photos of your wedding memories. You really won't regret it!


Why We Love the "Feel" of Film Photography for Weddings


Why I started shooting on film and why you should too!




Getting Ready: A Beautiful Symphony of Anticipation

In the bridal suite, Alison’s gorgeous gown hung like a dream. Her bridal party was the best support team and hype group. Meanwhile, Albert, dapper in his suit, exchanged laughs with his groomsmen and had a special getting ready moment with his father. The rooms buzzed with anticipation, and my lens captured it all! Not to mention, both Alison and Albert looked amazing! A beautiful start to a beautiful day of wedding memories.




The Magical Wedding Ceremony at Calamigos Ranch

Under the rustic wooden arch adorned with stunning white wildflowers, Albert and Alison stood face to face, ready to say their "I do's". The waterfall in the background was such a magical touch to this beautiful ceremony. As they exchanged rings and heartfelt vows, I couldn't help by feel like it was a scene straight out of a romantic film, and I was the storyteller. If their love were a movie, it’d be a blockbuster—part rom-com, part epic adventure, and all heart. Such a magical moment full of love and I am so happy I was there to document it!





Romantic Wedding Photoshoot: Moments of Love

Calamigos Ranch offered such a picturesque canvas of natural beauty for this post-ceremony wedding photoshoot. Albert and Alison walked hand in hand with their bridesmaids and groomsmen by their sides as they made more lifelong memories. The pure love and joy in these photos are something special. Capturing moments of love and happiness really never gets old. These wedding party photos are so elegant and classy, they could be featured in Vogue Weddings! I am in love with how stylish the all black color scheme us for this wedding party - 10/10 would recommend.




Wedding Reception: Fairy Lights, Joyful Toasts, & Dancing!

As twilight settled, fairy lights twinkled above the reception area with chandeliers hanging from the high wooden ceilings. Albert and Alison shared a beautiful first dance, their smiles illuminated the room and guests cheered them on with love and joy. Glasses clinked and there was laughing and crying as their loved ones made heartfelt toasts to Albert and Alison's love. Plus, peep the churro cart - such a cute and yummy wedding treat idea! It was an unforgettable night celebrating the love and marriage of Albert and Alison. My camera had witnessed yet again something magical—the union of two souls, the laughter, the love, and the promise of forever. Thank you Albert and Alison!




Thanks for Reading!

Last, but certainly not least, the grand finale photos... The rain came out to play and we had a blast taking romantic photos in it, despite getting a bit wet. What a beautiful way to end a beautiful day of love. It was a great honor and a pleasure to document Albert and Alison's special day. Our team had an awesome time capturing their stunning wedding memories at the magnificent Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. The ceremony felt like straight out of a dream and the reception was quite unforgettable! I am in love with the entire wedding photo gallery and will forever remember this magical celebration. Albert + Alison are an incredible couple and wonderful people -- I wish them all the best in their future together! Also, I hope you enjoyed some of my favorite photos from their wedding. The entire day was filled with wedding ideas and wedding inspiration. Thank you so much for reading!


And thank you so much to Albert and Alison for trusting me to capture your precious wedding memories.




A Special Thanks to the Fellow Vendors

A wedding is certainly no easy task. A successful wedding needs great teamwork from great vendors. This wedding ceremony and reception at Calamigos Ranch was a magical and unforgettable. From the gorgeous venue to the wonderful planning, incredible floral designs, and delicious baked goods, everything was spectacular! I absolutely love getting to work with such amazing vendors and meeting new friends in the wedding industry. Below is the awesome team that helped make Albert and Alison's wedding dreams come true:


Wedding Venue | Calamigos Ranch

Florals | Shindig Chic



 

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