Laura + Jake - Green Gables Estate - San Marcos, California

Laura + Jake's wedding was my first wedding of 2015! Their wedding day was such a relaxed event, surrounded by friends and family at Green Gables Wedding Estate in San Marcos. Surrounded by so much lush green, it made the extra warm day seem just a little cooler. Congratulations you two!  

Venue: Green Gables Wedding Estate | Flowers: Flowers by Erin | DJ: My DJ's | Hair + Makeup: Make Me Up Summer

Heidi + Jason - Engagement Session - San Juan Capistrano, California

Heidi + Jason choose one of my favorite spots in Southern California for their engagement session; the beautiful San Juan Capistrano Mission. Not only does this spot provide soooo many cool and unique backdrops/textures, but it's down the road from a flower field! Heidi and Jason are getting married this September in Oceanside and I'm so excited to see what they come up with next!

Ashley + Kevin - Snowy Stardust Inspirational Wedding Shoot - Fort Collins, Colorado

What can I say? This styled shoot was a good reminder that Colorado offers a type of beauty and community that I'm so lucky to be a part of. The theme of this shoot was simple: space, stars, romance, and organic simplicity. Like always, I try to put together styled inspirational shoots that everyone could take elements from, and used items I found from local vendors, thrift stores, craft stores and my favorite dress site: Rent the Runway. 

Since snow + cold was in the forecast, we spent a good part of the day in a warm studio (that can be rented out for parties!) and braved the cold for a few more snow-filled portraits. Plus side of wearing a long dress? The pants and snow boots you can wear underneath.

Enjoy! And I hope this inspires you to think a little outside of the box when it comes to your wedding day.  

Styling and Photography: Candice Benjamin Photography | Location: Old Town Yoga StudioHorsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins, CO | Florals - Lace + Lilies | Makeup: Dotted with Hearts | Calligraphy: Blot & Dot | Jewelry: Jenna Koo | Dress: Rent the Runway | Cake: Whole Foods