I shot David and Monique’s engagement session in Solvang and at Bridlewood Winery earlier this year and it was an amazing day. We had a blast walking around the vineyards and tasting rooms and I feel like I really got to know them throughout the day. So needless to say I was excited about their wedding, especially when I found out it was going to be a small beach wedding at The Yellow Umbrellas at San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura, CA. We started the day with some getting ready photos at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, then headed down to San Buenaventura State Beach (feet from the hotel) to the Yellow Umbrellas for the ceremony and reception. There were probably only 50 or so guests attending, but this quaint little beach wedding was packed full of fun and love. The day before had been foggy and gloomy, but the clouds departed for their big day and the weather was absolutely perfect. David and Monique are an extremely fun, loving, generous, and considerate couple with a fantastic family and group of friends and I felt honored to be a part of their big day!