Mel Barlow Photography above
California weddings are all about taking advantage of the great weather and natural beauty. Outdoor events and venues are extremely popular, on the beach or under great, old oak trees. In many places in California from April to October you can likely get sunny, clear gorgeous days. Make sure to ask locals about typical weather patterns. In some spots along the California coast it can be foggy during summer months (June gloom), while other places can be extremely hot. The Bay Area and southern coastal areas are the most temperate year round.
Causal California style is filled with strappy shoes, flowing sundresses, relaxed, natural floral arrangements, rustic barns, fresh fusion food, wide open spaces, and lots of sunshine. Wedding styles and events are locally influenced by wineries, ranches, farms, and even historic California missions. It's a part of the country where no one wears nylons, or hats or gloves. If you look closely at guests in the background, they also are dressed quite causally. Nothing feels cramped or crowded. Don't forget to get outside, use the abundant natural lighting, which is every photographers dream. Here are a few images that remind me of great California style weddings!
Ken Kienow Photography above