The Vineyards Wedding Photography, Simi Valley | Jessica & Daniel

A couple months ago, Gavin and I had the pleasure of working with Jessica & Dan for their wedding at The Vineyards in Simi Valley.  The moment Gavin and I arrived, we knew instantly that it was going to be a beautiful wedding celebration and an awesome reception party.  Jessica and Dan had a pretty big bridal party, but that’s what made it so much fun!!  How can it not be when they are constantly toasting?!!?  Birds of a feather flock together is certainly correct!!  Jessica and Dan’s fun and energetic group of friends are a mirror image of themselves.  I really admire how close Jess and Dan are to their friends. So read on for our Vineyards wedding photography in Simi Valley!

Wedding Preparation at the Bride’s Home

The morning started with the girls getting ready at Jessica’s house.

Wedding Preparation Thousand Oaks
Wedding Preparation Thousand Oaks

I saw Jessica’s parents wedding picture and thought, “how cute would it be to include it in the dress picture”.  I absolutely LOVE the lace in her dress.

Wedding Preparation Thousand Oaks
Wedding Dress next to a personal photo
Wedding Preparation Thousand Oaks
Wedding Preparation Thousand Oaks
Wedding Preparation Thousand Oaks
Wedding Preparation Thousand Oaks
Wedding Preparation Thousand Oaks

Wedding Party at the Vineyards

And more toasts!!  LOL

Wedding Party at the Vineyards

If you haven’t noticed, all the bridesmaids are wearing a different color and style dress.   Jessica personally picked out the color and style for each girl.  I love that it’s so unique!!!

Wedding Party at the Vineyards
Bride at the Vineyards
Bride at the vineyards

I can’t stop laughing at this picture.  Jess is definitely a fun bride to photograph!!  Jess and Dan did not want to see each other prior to the ceremony, so we had to do bridal party pictures separate.  This is where haven’t two photographers come in handy.  Gavin was with Jess and the boys, while I was with Dan and the girls.  Since Gavin and I are both lead photographers, we were able to knock out a whole bunch of pictures in a short period of time.

Wedding Party at the Vineyards

A “home-alone” inspired pose!!

Wedding Party at the Vineyards
Wedding Party at the Vineyards
Wedding Party at the Vineyards
Wedding Party at the Vineyards

This picture definitely dates Jessica and Dan’s wedding.  The boys are doing a “Tebow” and Dan is in a “Brady” pose.  Does this mean that it’s “game over” for Dan?!?!?  LOL

Wedding Party at the Vineyards

I call this picture my “Desperate Housewives” pose!!  They all look so HOT… don’t you think?!?!

Wedding Party at the Vineyards
Wedding Party at the Vineyards Simi Valley

It’s so funny… the girls picked Dan up and then dropped him!! Ouch….

Wedding Party at the Vineyards

Wedding Ceremony at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks

They had their wedding ceremony at the Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, which is their local church that they grew up going to. I wish every wedding could have something that feels like home and connects them to their family in some way like this.

Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks
Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks
Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks
Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks Wedding Ceremony
Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks Wedding Ceremony

What’s really special about Jess and Dan’s wedding ceremony is that Dan’s father was one of the Priests that married them.

Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks Wedding Ceremony

I always find it sooooo sweet when the groom can’t hold back his tears!!

Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks Wedding Ceremony
Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks Wedding Ceremony
Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks Wedding Ceremony
Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks Wedding Ceremony
Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks Wedding Ceremony
Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks Wedding Ceremony
Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks Wedding Ceremony
Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks Wedding Ceremony
Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Ceremony Ascension Lutheran Church
Wedding Ceremony Ascension Lutheran Church

The Vineyards in Simi Valley

The Vineyards is Nestled along the foothills of Simi Valley in Ventura County.  The owners Soroor and Jimmy are a joy to work with.

The Vineyards in Simi Valley
Front Sign at the Vineyards

And more toasts…

The Vineyards in Simi Valley Wedding Party

Vineyards Wedding Photography

Here are some of my favorites during their brief Bride and Groom portrait session.

Vineyards Wedding Photography
Vineyards Wedding Photography
Vineyards Wedding Photography
Vineyards Wedding Photography
Vineyards Wedding Photography
Vineyards Wedding Photos
Vineyards Wedding Photos

Jessica looks gorgeous!!!  Dan… you’re one lucky man!!

Vineyards Wedding Photography
Vineyards Wedding Photography
Vineyards Wedding Photography
Vineyards Wedding Photography
Vineyards Wedding Photography
Vineyards Wedding Photography
Vineyards Wedding Photography

The Vineyards Reception

The Vineyards Simi Valley Reception
The Vineyards Simi Valley Reception
The Vineyards Simi Valley Reception
The Vineyards Simi Valley Reception
The Vineyards Simi Valley Reception
The Vineyards Simi Valley Reception
The Vineyards Simi Valley Reception
The Vineyards Simi Valley Reception
The Vineyards Simi Valley Reception First Dance
First Dance
The Vineyards Simi Valley Reception
The Vineyards Simi Valley Reception Dancing
The Vineyards Simi Valley Reception Dancing
The Vineyards Simi Valley Reception Dancing
The Vineyards Simi Valley Reception Dancing
The Vineyards Simi Valley Reception Dancing
The Vineyards Simi Valley Groomsmen Cigar Smoking
The Vineyards Simi Valley Groomsmen Cigar Smoking
The Vineyards Simi Valley Groomsmen Cigar Smoking
The Vineyards Simi Valley Groomsmen Cigar Smoking
The Vineyards Simi Valley Groomsmen Cigar Smoking

Congratulations to Jessica and Dan!!  Thank you for having us…

This wedding blog article showcases The Vineyards wedding photography in Simi Valley. The bride had her preparation at her home in Thousand Oaks, with the Christian wedding ceremony at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks. The Vineyard is a great wedding and event space with tons of photographic opportunities as you can see from the photos above.


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