k+m-5 k+m-9k+m-19 k+m-11k+m-31k+m-29k+m-58k+m-68k+m-221m+k_blog4k+m-121k+m-127k+m-111k+m-100k+m-103k+m-136k+m-180k+m-187m+k_blog k+m-204 k+m-207 m+k_blog3k+m-226m+k_blog2 k+m-242 k+m-254This wedding is close to my heart as Matt and Katie are two of my closest friends (and frequent photographic subjects).  Their intimate elopement, planned in less than a month, was a simple but heartfelt celebration of a 10 year + love story.  We started at the Ojai Valley Inn, where they got ready with the help of families, especially their nieces and nephews (who were all beside themselves that Uncle Matt and Aunt Katie were finally tying the knot).  The sunset ceremony at Meditation Mount was pure Ojai–the smell of clary sage and citrus hung in the air and fellow sunset-watchers respectfully looked on as they said their vows.  We ended the day with a candlelit al fresco dinner at the Ranch House.  All told, it was a perfect reflection of who they are as a couple–low-key, outdoorsy and family-focused.  xo, rebecca

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Lauren & Campbell – Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding

New Yorkers Lauren and Campbell planned an intimate destination wedding in Santa Barbara for 60 of their nearest and dearest.  The wedding and reception were both at the Santa Barbara Biltmore, one of the most gorgeous venues ever that needs nothing in the way of embellishment!  The lush flowers, all in shades of white and green, were by Camellia Floral Design and planning was by XOXO Bride. xo, rebecca

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NJ NICOLE-AND-JENA-1 NICOLE-AND-JENA-5 NICOLE-AND-JENA-4NICOLE-AND-JENA-7NICOLE-AND-JENA-8NICOLE-AND-JENA-9NICOLE-AND-JENA-17NICOLE-AND-JENA-11NICOLE-AND-JENA-10NICOLE-AND-JENA-16NICOLE-AND-JENA-14NICOLE-AND-JENA-23I LOVE photographing elopements (they’re so chill and fun and we have tons of time for portraits and we get to schedule the day based around when the light will be prettiest!!) and Nicole and Jena’s was no exception! They got ready at one of my most favorite hotels in America, The Parker Palm Springs and then we headed out into the desert for their ceremony and some photos. They got married on January 1st and I cannot think of a better way to have started 2015! Congrats ladies! xo Jen

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1 2 3 46 5 7 8 9 1015 11 12 1417 16 22 18 19 20 21 24 25Lindsey and Ryan got married at the gorgeous Bandy Canyon Ranch outside San Diego.  The rustic camp setting was perfect for their laid back day–everyone stayed at the cabins on site, lounging by the pool and snoozing on hammocks between the revelry.  With help from the always fabulous Lina Wallace of A Stunning Affair and wildly gorgeous blooms from Peony and Plum, this wedding was one of my favorites from last year, and it was recently featured on Style Me Pretty, so go check out even more goodness there! xo, rebecca

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Bon Voyage Jacqueline! Birds loves you!!

jacqueline_campbell_bermuda1Jacqueline is moving to Bermuda!!!

We’re so jealous/sad/excited for her! All the feels! We’re going to miss her so much – we loved having her as part of our team – but she’s off on a big fun adventure so we can’t be too sad. Here’s what she had to say about the move on her blog:

“a few months ago, my hubby andrew signed on with a new team and we’re super excited! this new team will be defending the america’s cup in june of 2017 and we just found out last week that it’s going to be in bermuda. we’ll need to move there as early as spring of this year!!

having this new piece of our puzzle, i had to think hard about how to move forward with my photography business. i love being part of birds of a feather, but because i’m going to be living so far away and it’s a california-focused collective, it probably doesn’t make sense for me to stay on. i’ll miss our meetings/meals/chatfests, shooting and planning things together, having my images appear alongside their amazing work, and taking on the wedding world together. while i’m a little sad to leave, i feel really fortunate to have built something great together and to have had the chance to meet a ton of amazing creatives in southern calfornia over the last couple of years.

and now i’m excited to take all of that experience and goodness and put it into a new adventure. from here on out, and in bermuda when we get there, i’ll continue to shoot in the same vein i always have, the main difference being that all of my work and info is now housed in a new place (go see!). i’ll be coming back to california and the east coast for several shoots in 2015 and can’t wait to book more weddings and shoots all over the place, especially since bermuda’s only a short flight from places like new york, boston, DC, charleston, miami, and even london. you may be surprised to know that it’s not in the caribbean… it’s actually all by itself in the atlantic, off the coast of south carolina and georgia.

our next step is figuring out where exactly in bermuda we’ll be living. i really have no idea since i’ve never been there (!), but i’m sure we’ll figure it out. i’m super happy for andrew and mostly just excited to take this on together, along with homer (the hound), who’ll be coming with us!”


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