Rustic Chic Ojai Wedding & iPhone Wedding Follow Up | Alison Photography Ojai

September 04, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Couple kissing during wedding ceremony at a private home in Ojai shot by Alison Photography. Hello! What happened to August?! Or the rest of the Summer, for that matter?! I am excited to finally share some more of my images from the sweet, rustic chic wedding I shot in Ojai earlier this Summer with the lovely and talented Teri Kramer of Teri Kramer Photography.

Before I do, though, I've been thinking recently that I may have communicated something I didn't intend with my iPhone wedding post, so I want to share some thoughts here for clarification. I did not mean to imply that an iPhone is a suitable substitute for professional equipment, or that anyone with an iPhone can shoot a wedding! Rather, I meant to show that an artist can create photographic art with professional equipment or otherwise. The equipment is only part of the equation - there are amazing photos taken with iPhones (see the iPhone Photography Awards) - and there are not-so-amazing photos taken with 5D Mark IIIs (many by me, of course, because even professionals and artists don't get it right every time - that's why we shoot so many frames!)! Also, I meant to convey that I believe making a photo is always better than not making a photo, and so to not let your equipment limit you - use what you have and capture those precious moments! Your future self, family and friends will appreciate it - mostly :)

All of that said, I highly urge couples to hire professional photographers to shoot their weddings! The photos will be among the few tangible reminders of their special days, and the risks far outweigh the benefits of having friends with "nice cameras" - or even professionals with iPhones (except in the background) - shoot their weddings ;)

Please enjoy these beautiful images from this amazing day in Ojai, and feel free to comment if you're so inclined! Diptych with wedding rings on wedding invite with the word 'love' and wedding dress hanging on the door to a cabin in nature shot by Alison Photography. Wedding rings on a colorful rock in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Wedding dress hanging on the door to a sweet little cabin in nature shot by Alison Photography. Rustic chic floral arrangement in cowboy boots shot in Ojai, California, by Alison Photography.

The cowboy boots were such a fun detail!

Bridal preparation images shot by Alison Photography in a cabin in Ojai, California. Bridal preparation images shot by Alison Photography in a cabin in Ojai, California.

Something about the way her hair, the plate in the sink and her tattoo relate here caught my eye.​

Groomsmen preparing for rustic chic wedding in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography.

Meanwhile, the men practiced their baller moves with the iron!

Groom pinning a boutonnière on his brother in preparation for his wedding in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Woman pinning a boutonnière on the groom in preparation for his wedding in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Tattooed groomsmen taking shots before a rustic chic wedding in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography.

Shots 'n' tats!

Tattooed groomsmen taking shots before a rustic chic wedding in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Groomsmen holding the groom before a rustic chic wedding in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography.

"But I'm cold as the wind blows so hold me in your arms . . ."  ~Ed Sheeran

Ceremony sign for rustic chic wedding in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Rustic chic wedding ceremony in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Girl with a music-themed tattoo at a rustic chic wedding ceremony in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Adorable flower girl and ring bearer at rustic chic wedding ceremony in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Girl in cowboy boots with "here comes the bride" sign at rustic chic wedding ceremony in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Bride and father walking down the aisle at rustic chic wedding ceremony in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Scenery and first kiss at rustic chic wedding ceremony in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Black and white shot of bride and groom leading the recessional at rustic chic wedding ceremony in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Bride and groom leading the recessional at rustic chic wedding ceremony in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Recessional and flower girl at rustic chic wedding ceremony in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Sweet little flower girl dancing at rustic chic Summer wedding in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography.

Working out her dance moves . . . Could she be any cuter?

Lovely young girl, florals and flower print dresses at rustic chic Summer wedding in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Bride's bouquet and detail of back of dress at rustic chic Summer wedding in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography.

I just love this sunflower bouquet!

Wedding party tag of war at rustic chic Summer wedding in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography.

They were a fun group :)

Wedding party at rustic chic Summer wedding in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Grab shot during bride and groom formals at rustic chic Summer wedding in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography.

This was a 'grab shot' between poses - the focus is in an odd place, and the framing isn't exactly how I would have done it if I'd had more time to compose it, but I just love it for some reason.

Bride and groom formals at rustic chic Summer wedding in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography.

I think this moment right before a kiss between two people in love looks so intimate and sensual.

Bride and groom formals at rustic chic Summer wedding in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Bride and groom formals at rustic chic Summer wedding in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Bride and groom formals at rustic chic Summer wedding in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Bride and groom formals at rustic chic Summer wedding in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Bride and groom formals at rustic chic Summer wedding in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. "Forever starts here" sign at rustic chic Summer wedding reception in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Bride and groom and detail of bridal bouquet on Dodge truck at rustic chic Summer wedding reception in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Guests having fun at rustic chic Summer wedding reception in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Guests having fun at rustic chic Summer wedding reception in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Guests having fun at rustic chic Summer wedding reception in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Details at rustic chic Summer wedding reception in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Speeches at rustic chic Summer wedding reception in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Champagne toast at rustic chic Summer wedding reception in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Wedding cake with sunflower decoration and cupcakes at rustic chic Summer wedding reception in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Wedding cake with sunflower decoration and cupcakes at rustic chic Summer wedding reception in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Dip and kiss during the first dance at rustic chic Summer wedding reception in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Father and daughter dance at rustic chic Summer wedding reception in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography. Guests and string bistro lights at rustic chic Summer wedding reception in Ojai, California, shot by Alison Photography.


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