Mariel & Randy's Beautiful Somis, California Wedding at Hartley Botanica

Most people who know me know I am a proud California girl. I was born in Santa Monica and lived in Los Angeles until my mid 20's. So I was beyond excited when Randy, a former classmate of mine (who also happened to be in one of my high school photography classes!) contacted me to fly out and photograph his wedding.

I worked with Mari and Randy on planning the details from opposite coasts and it all came together wonderfully. Between emails and conference calls, we were ready to go. I was also excited to have Mike Kerr, who was a classmate of mine in art college, second shoot with me. 

The venue, Hartley Botanica, is like stepping into a hidden paradise nestled amongst endless crops of oranges, onions and strawberries in Ventura County. It's whimsical. And Randy and Mari's day was absolutely beautiful. 


Congrats Mari & Randy! 


A special thanks to the following:

Wedding Coordinator:
DNT Events

Wedding Cake:
Frost It Cakery

Belle of the Ball Designs

DJ Sota Entertainment

Reel Life Pictures

Hair & Makeup:
Kelly Zhang

Hartley Botanica