Devon & Collin || Leo Carillo Ranch Wedding
Leo Carillo is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in San Diego. The sprawling property boasts an old Spanish style ranch house, beautiful ceremony site under a large oak tree, and lots & lots of peacocks! The first wedding I ever photographed was at Leo Carillo Ranch so it’s safe to say I was pretty spoiled having such a beautiful backdrop for my first ever wedding. Speaking of that wedding, when I first visited Leo Carillo to scout it out (as I do for any new venues I’m scheduled to shoot a wedding at) I was approached by a girl in the parking lot asking if I was a photographer. She told me her sister lived in Chicago but she would be getting married at the ranch the following spring so I handed her a business card. Her sister, Devon, contacted me the very next day and confirmed what totally felt like a right place, right time, meant to be kind of situation!
I met her & her fiancé Collin shortly after that first FaceTime chat when they came to San Diego for their engagement session at Torrey Pines State Beach. We met up for drinks before their shoot and I got to know all about how a California girl wound up engaged to an avid duck hunter from Louisiana after meeting during their time at Northwestern University in Chicago. We also talked a bit (ok, a lot) about their pup, a red Labrador named Chi. Devon had told me bits and pieces of her vision during the planning process but I was so blown away to see it all come to life at the ranch. Her color palette was a joyful display of pinks, yellows and greens. The flowers by Studio Flourish were pure perfection and all the personal touches throughout the venue made everything so special. Devon & Collin’s wedding was the perfect mix of laid back and fun and I’m so excited to share more from this colorful day!
Venue: Leo Carillo Ranch Dress: BHLDN
Hair: @itskay_lala Makeup: @knot.your.average_kait
DJ: Nick Weiss Music Florals: Studio Fleurish
Photo Booth: SD Photobus Videography: Ryan Films SD Second Photo: Katie Iredale