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C + P | Flying Caballeros Ranch | California Wedding Photographer

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Flying Caballeros Ranch Wedding

A few months ago I had the honor and fortune to fly out to San Luis Obispo, California for Caroline and Paul’s wedding. It’s actually been a while since I last photographed a wedding out in California – but of course it’s always great (mostly because it’s not Georgia.) (ha but don’t get me wrong – I love Georgia weddings – duh – and I’m not just saying that because I’m SO RICH FROM ALL THE GEORGIA WEDDINGS) – but you know. California is so awesome! And I’m not just saying that in some kind of desperate wedding photographer sort of way (you know – when on their website they’re like, ‘available for destination weddings WORLDWIDE.’ – uh. That’s like DUH. Of course you’re available for weddings anywhere people will pay you. Stop begging.

Oh right. Caroline and Paul’s wedding – it was at the amazing Flying Caballeros Ranch out in San Luis Obispo, California. SO AWESOME. I actually flew into LAX and then drove up the coast to get there and aside from the traffic – it was a great drive… IDK. I like the beach. I didn’t get to go to the beach and I barely saw the ocean but ummm, okay maybe I’m desperate for the beach and even driving by it made me happy. Okay. Right. Where was I?

Oh yeah. Caroline is Andre’s sister and Andre is an amazing photographer (artist) that worked with me a few years ago here in Atlanta. So. It was great that Andre referred Caroline to me because that’s FAMILY. And you don’t refer someone to your family unless you think good things about that someone. Plus. Photographers – we’re awful petty people so a referral from another photographer is a BIG COMPLIMENT. You know what I mean.

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Right. See? Wasn’t that awesome and amazing? Look at that landscape. Look at those people. Look at those… IDK – all those wedding things in the wedding photos! So pretty! So… awesome! So… oh yeah I was also fortunate enough to work with my friend Markie Jones on this wedding – she actually flew down from Washington state to help me out so yeah – all kinds of AWESOME RIGHT?! YES.

Now if you follow me on Instagram or if you’ve kept up with us over the years – you know that we’ve been fortunate enough to photograph weddings all over the country semi-regularly. Like more than I EVER thought I would. Seriously. Especially for wedding photography – cause come on – there are AMAZING wedding photographers EVERYWHERE. And these people could always hire someone closer to them than hiring me to fly out of Atlanta all the way to… wherever they are. Right? RIGHT. In fact – most of the time these days whenever I get an inquiry from some far away state I’m usually like… are you sure you haven’t look around locally? Because I’m sure I can find someone pretty awesome that’s RIGHT THERE.

And then sometimes they still hire me. I know. Crazy right? I don’t get it either. But I do appreciate the f*ck out of it.

AND HEY! 500 words! I’m OUT.

 

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Caroline + Paul Wedding Preview | Vlog

I recently photographed Caroline & Paul’s wedding out in San Luis Obispo, California – and of course – the wedding was awesome! Caroline and Paul are awesome! Their friends and family are awesome!

And it’s been a while since I last photographed a wedding out in California – and ummmm, I have this thing where it just seems like California wedding photographers are cheating because they have SO MUCH GREAT scenery and varied landscapes to work with.

Of course – you want what you can’t have – I guess I’ll have to be content with just the normal amounts of f*cken amazing we have here in Georgia all the Southeast. YESsssss.

So. With that flight back from the west coast – I just edited a few photos on my phone but hey – what’s the difference these days right? Here’s the quick preview set.

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Venue: Flying Caballos Ranch

Photographer: Mark of LeahAndMark & Co.

 

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August Is Over

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– Posted by Mark

I know I’m a few days late in writing this post. August is Over. I was supposed to get this up… earlier this week – but hey – life happens when you’re making plans right? So. August. It’s over. For me, that means that we’re starting another year. Our third year.

August is the marker month. We started the business two years ago in August, and then I left my computer day job 1 year ago in August. It’s been a really fast two years – at the same time it’s just been a lot, a lot of work – more than I ever thought I was able to do – or would want to do. And now we have this machine that is LeahAndMark.com – and it’s still a funny joke to us that turned into something much, much more.

But right now, at this moment we have everything moving along at full speed. Season SiX of the Internship is ridiculously amazing, Leah’s been officially Full Time Photo for a few months now, and of course we have BabyRoX on the way. Along with with me still traveling out of state to photograph weddings in New Jersey, Michigan, Florida (Miami this weekend!) and a few other places up and down the east coast.

And that’s just the obvious stuff in the works. And the not-obvious stuff is both exciting and scary. Exciting because it’s all just bigger and MORE, scary because it’s all just… bigger and MORE. Risk.

So yes, August is Over.

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Lauren + JD | California Wedding Preview

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– Posted by Leah

I haven’t been shooting as many weddings lately… I can’t get into all the positions I normally get in to take the kinds of shots I want to take, thanks to the ever-growing bump that is BabyRox.  And since I’ll soon be in my third trimester and not flying anymore, and we have mostly out-of-state weddings coming up, I won’t be shooting many more weddings until after Jonah has made the great trek from womb to world.  But I’m so glad one of the few weddings I’ll have shot this year was Lauren and J.D.’s.  Getting to know this couple was one of the highlights of our CA trip.

These are two people who have really touched the lives of those around them, as was apparent by the love, support, and heartfelt toasts on their wedding day.  One of the things I love about photographing weddings is learning about each couple as individuals and as a family.

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I love people’s stories.  I read biographies and memoirs. I watch documentaries. So when it comes to photography, it’s so important to me to get a good sense of WHO I’m photographing.  You might think that’s difficult when you are photographing a couple you only meet a day or two before their wedding, which is often the case with our out-of-town clients.  But getting to know someone is like peeling back the layers of an onion… you learn a little here, and a little there, and it starts from the first communication, and a willingness to reveal yourself – to let these strange photographers on the other side of the country get to know you.  And Lauren and J.D. gave us that opportunity, from our first few emails to their spoken-from-the-heart vows.  Lauren and J.D. are quite awesome.  I think I was most impressed and touched by their genuine kindness and concern for others, including one another.

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Some weddings are hectic – a flurry of activity – in the hours before the ceremony.  Lauren and J.D.’s wedding day was spent enjoying time together and getting ready at their house – the house Lauren lived in as a child – before walking to the florist to pick up the flowers.  There was something powerful about the simplicity of the day – all the layers were stripped away and what was left was what really mattered.  Lauren and J.D., in a place they are connected to, getting ready to make a lifelong commitment to one another.  It was a great start to a great wedding day, and set the tone for the rest of afternoon and evening.

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Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Berkeley, California | LeahAndMark.com

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Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Berkeley, California | LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Berkeley, California | LeahAndMark.com

The venue was pretty awesome.  It’s definitely the first wedding we’ve shot with dinosaurs!  The ceremony itself overlooked the bay, and the reception was in the science hall, filled with fun exhibits and activities for the guests – from a puppet theater to animated prehistoric creatures.  It was the perfect mix of beautiful scenery and quirky fun.  The evening was filled with dinner, toasts, truffles, and dancing.  All in all, a lovely day with a host of lovely people who clearly care deeply about Lauren and J.D.

Lauren and J.D. – thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding, for giving us a glimpse into your life, and for being the awesome people you are!  We wish you all the happiness in the world.  And dinosaurs.

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A big thank you to local photographer Emily! for working with us and putting up with Mark for the day!

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Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Berkeley, California | LeahAndMark.com

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Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Berkeley, California | LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Berkeley, California | LeahAndMark.com

– Posted by Leah