Santa Margarita Ranch is a playground for photographers. In every direction I’m met with trains, wild west relics, 200 year old oaks, barns and a multitude of inspiring sources. Santa Margarita Ranch is simple one of my favorite places in the world to shoot. I spend a great deal of time just editing out the ideas that pop into my head as they seem to be never ending when I set foot on the ranch.
Ariana and Keith’s wedding took full advantage of what Santa Margarita Ranch has to offer. Guests were met by train and loaded up for a ride down to one of the huge oak trees that live on the property. Under the oak tree was a lemonade stand serving refreshments before the ceremony began. Ariana and Keith have a huge amount of people that love them as the tears flowing through the ceremony were falling from so many different faces.
And the party to follow was incredible. The sweat and energy from everyone on the dance floor was intoxicating! The ground shook, the barn swayed and the stars bounced as the night flew by.
Congratulations Ariana and Keith!
Be sure to check out the little video below I put together as I was doing the photography during the day.
Love this. Ariana wrote: “Jonathan Roberts thank you sooooooo much for capturing our day so beautifully! Keith Gaddis and I could not be happier! I have been trying not to say anything as I wait for the photos and today I woke up to keith just smiling at me. Of course my first assumption was that I was snoring, and keith was angry. But it turns out he was flashing a genuine smile and he leaned down and whispered, “photos are up!” I screamed and am thrilled to say you didn’t disappoint! Thank you so much for dealing with the craziness to bring us so much beauty through your lens!”