Southern California Wedding Photographer/ Husband/ Father/ Vegetarian/ Beer Drinker

Temecula wedding photographer that some people would describe as a mix between Channing Tatum and a honey badger, pound-for-pound one of the most ferocious animals on the planet. I enjoy writing sweet poetic love songs on my banjo for my lady, walking my dog Sinatra, sculpting my guns at the gymnasium (I'm not sure if you heard me counting, but I did over 1,000) and of course photographing weddings throughout Temecula, San Diego and Orange County. I’m truly blessed to do what I love and only hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. CHEERS! - Ryan

December 11, 2014

Courtney + Patrick In Escondido, California.

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filed under: Engagements

Escondido, California

 

Courtney has been a good friend to my wife for more years than I even know so it was quite the honor when she asked me if I would take photographs of her and her husband Patrick. Although my wife and I live in Temecula we made the short drive to Escondido and met Patrick and Courtney at their home so they could show us their Christmas tree, then we could hammer out the photos and finally get some post-photography margaritas for Taco Tuesday. Now I’m sure you are probably thinking it seems a little strange that I would include seeing a Christmas tree in the chain of events, well let me tell you it is because Courtney is a Christmas junkie. I am talking about going so nuts with decorations on her house that Clark Griswald himself would shake his head and say, “Damn!?” Let’s just say that the Christmas tree was so large it required a special motor vehicle for transportation and those little tree lots don’t even carry Douglas Firs this large. I mean it would not surprise me if a bear was actually still living inside the tree and brought some serious holiday fear one random night. So yeah, here are the photos we took at a little place called Rod Mcleod Park in Escondido, and THANK YOU again Patrick and Courtney for the food and drinks afterward. Cheers!

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All rights reserved dude and images copyright protected by Palm Springs Wedding Photographer Rock This Moment. That means steal my photos and I will hunt you down like a wild animal and pour Tabasco down your throat until you barf. But seriously if you want to use my images for any reason just shoot me out an email and ask. I usually only charge a small fee of one or two IPAs so it really is a good deal.

December 3, 2014

Korn & Bow Get The Wedding Festivities Started Before The Big Day In Bangkok!

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Europa Village To Bangkok

 

Okay so I better address the elephant in the room right off the bat and that is that this wedding blog post is technically not a wedding but rather a wedding rehearsal at Europa Village in Temecula, California. See Korn and Bow both live in Southern California but plan on having their actual wedding with over 300 guests in Bangkok, Thailand. But the problem is that they have lots of friends and family located here in Southern California and many of them would not be able to travel that far to attend the nuptials. That was when these two quick thinking awesome folks decided to have their wedding rehearsal here in the Temecula wineries. Bow dressed in a simple yet elegant wedding dress and Korn was looking stylish in his blue coat while roughly 75 friends and family members gathered for dinner. The music was pretty much all in Thai so I did not know what the words were but it sounded cool and I was into it. Had a good beat I could dance to you know? I am all for being exposed to new things and was stoked for the opportunity to get a little taste of culture while rocking the camera. Although sadly I won’t be shooting the wedding in Thailand, I am excited that many of these photos will be displayed and seen by people halfway across the globe. I can only hope they enjoy them as much as I enjoyed shooting them. I wish you the absolute best Korn and Bow! I can only imagine the wild and crazy party about to go down in Bangkok in 2015 when you both say I do!

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I wanted to toss a quick shout out to Yesika, the wedding coordinator over at Europa Village. She made everything go smoothly and even made sure I got some vegetarian grub which I truly appreciated. You are awesome Yesika!

All wedding photos featured on this wedding blog are copyright protected by Palm Springs wedding photography Rock This Moment. So please do not take my art without consent. Korn is a 4th degree black belt/sushi chef so if he sees someone using his images without consent he is more than capable of providing a butt whooping on my behalf.

December 2, 2014

Cindy & Tomas Get Married At Bel Vino Winery In Temecula, California!

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Temecula Wedding: Bel Vino Winery

 

Tomas and Cindy are a couple love birds who enjoy having a good time. So yes they drink alcohol. I’m not saying partaking in the spice of life that is booze is right or wrong, but personally I think it is just a little weird seeing a bride drinking apple juice while she is getting ready instead of champagne. It is also strange to see a groom drinking hot coco instead of ice cold, grow a mustache because I am a man beer. On my wedding day I also did not pack the Capri-Suns and instead opted for Scotch. I really do not even know where I am going with this anymore but likely scared away at least two or three potential brides from my rambling. Oh yeah I remember where I was going with this now! Cindy and Tomas like to have a good time and their wedding was amazing! Due to a crazy work schedule I was not able to find time to do a complete blog post here so I will just fill in the gaps. Tomas and Cindy got married. A mariachi band played. Then they stopped due to a mild controversy. The dance floor began to fill with people. It became all about that bass ’bout that bass. One dude straight tore up the dance floor and had the older ladies begging for more. The bouquet was given to Grandma and Grandpa because they were together for like 70 years. The garter was tossed, not like a salad but lightly into the cool November night. It was also caught by a fellow who proceeded to wear it around his head. The drinking continued all night. I went home. Pet my two dogs. Uploaded the images from my memory cards onto my computer. Poured myself a glass of Scotch and watched SportsCenter. So now here are some of the Temecula wedding photos of the rest of the day between Tomas and Cindy’s wedding in Temecula, California at Bel Vino Winery.

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All images featured in this wedding blog are copyright protected by Palm Springs Wedding Photography company Rock This Moment. Don’t be one of those dumb f***s who steal my photographs. Just hit me up and let me know where they will be used and more than likely I will be cool with it as long as the project is not some sort of underground foot porn website. I am no longer a part of that industry anymore and am trying to move on with my life now.