Big Sur, Carmel, San Luis Obispo, Destination Wedding and Elopement Photographers and Videographers offering Super 8 + 16mm wedding films and Videos.
Big Sur, Carmel, San Luis Obispo, Destination Wedding and Elopement Photographers and Videographers offering Super 8 + 16mm wedding films and Videos.

2016 | The Year of New Adventures

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It’s hard to believe that 2015 has already come and gone and 2016 is well on it’s way!  It’s safe to say that 2015 was one of the most eventful years for They Why We Love both on personal and professional levels.  We celebrated our son’s first year of life (thus celebrating the survival of year one of parenting), we captured wonderful wedding celebrations both near and far, and amongst all the other highs and lows of the year we took on one of the greatest adventures of our dreams as a family and wrapped up the year with a move to the central coast of California.  Sure moving to the central coast from Los Angeles isn’t like moving to another state or country, but when you have called a place home for your whole life (and for the near 11 years of life Kevin and I have shared together) then leaving all you’ve come to know and love is bit nerve wrecking.  For our family and our small family run business the magnitude of this move is so significant and is drenched in stories of both faith and heart ache that I could go on and on about for days.  Perhaps another time I will, but for now we just wanted to share the exciting news and announce to all the interested parties that WE HAVE MOVED!  In mid November we took occupancy into our new home in Los Osos which is a quaint beach town in San Luis Obispo county situated right on the infamous Morro Bay.  Talk about adventure!  As if the move itself wasn’t adventure enough, we walk out our door to the sounds of waves crashing along the jagged coastline of Montana de Oro and walk up the street to access hiking trails galore!  For us it is paradise and we are thrilled for the experiences God will bring us in 2016 in this beautiful land we can now call home.

Speaking of adventure, a huge CONGRATULATIONS to all of those recently engaged over the holidays.  What an amazing marriage adventure you have ahead of you!  As a way to celebrate the New Year, our new home, and all the exciting new engagements we want to extend and special gift to those of you who are planning your 2016 or 2017 wedding.  If you are looking for a wedding artist for your wedding or elopement we’d love to work with you! We have special offers for all wedding and elopement photography and motion picture collections booked from now until January 31, 2016 (and a little something extra special for all planning their celebration here on the central coast).  We hope you will fill out our contact form or send us an email to hello@thewhywelove.com with some details about your wedding or elopement celebration.

A huge, heartfelt, HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you who have found yourself in our little corner of the interweb.  We are so humbled and grateful for each day we get to do what we love and we have The Good Lord and all of you who find yourself right here to thank for that!

Cheers to a blessed 2016!
Danielle & Kevin Snelson

Big Sur Elopement, Post Ranch Inn | Stephen + Alicia

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We are so honored to have shared in Stephen and Alicia’s intimate Big Sur elopement at the gorgeous Post Ranch Inn.  These two embody passion and connectedness.  Their warm, authentic kindness was felt the moment we walked into their quaint tree house accomidations.  As we entered into our time together an overwhelming peace and calm surrounded us.  Like the fog rolling off the pacific, that peace remained with us throughout the day while we adventured from one location to the next.  Stephen and Alicia exchanged vows among the majestic stand of Redwoods located on the Post Ranch property.  We wrapped the evening at Pfeiffer Beach where the fog continued to follow allowing the couple a private experience of the popular tourist spot.  If you have never been to Post Ranch Inn, paying a visit should be on your bucket list.  This gorgeously curated resort invites each guest to truly experience the essence of Big Sur in a romantic, private setting.  This stunning retreat set 1200 feet atop the majestic Santa Lucia Mountain cliffs pours into the vast Pacific Ocean.  As the fog moves into the pathways of the resort, like it so often does, one might call the experience Heaven on Earth.  Stephen and Alicia, you were angles that day.  Our fondness for you has only grown over the last several months following.  As we have adjusted to life as new parents and small business owners we have been blessed by your gracious spirits.   That same kindness we felt the moment we walked into your tree house is the exact kindness we have felt up until even today.  We celebrate you!  We are grateful for your business, and pray a blessing of peace and joy over your marriage for all the days of your life!

Cheers!

UPDATE:  We are pretty excited to have Stephen and Alica’s Post Ranch Inn elopement featured over on 100 Layer Cake!  Head over to read more about this intimate fete from Alicia herself!

La Cuesta Ranch Wedding | Jenn + Ryan Sneak Peek

La Cuesta Ranch Wedding by ©The Why We Love

If you haven’t heard the news (probably because we haven’t officially announced it yet), The Why We Love has relocated to the Central Coast!  We are so thrilled to be here and will be sure to share a bit more about the recent move soon.  For now we just wanted to share one image from a recent wedding in San Luis Obispo at the incredible La Cuesta Ranch!  There was no better way to celebrate our new residency then with this couple and at this venue!  Congratulations Jenn and Ryan!  We are over the moon for you two:)

Paso Robles Elopement | Venteux Vinyards

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What an absolute honor it was to share in Casey and Brea’s intimate Paso Robles Elopement at Venteux Vineyards.  The day was equal parts spontaneous and serendipitous and 100% perfection!  We cannot get enough of Brea’s amazing Free People gown! Stay tuned for more from are time with them frolicking in fields and vineyards.  It was a central coast dream and totally amazing!

Malibu Elopement | Robin + James

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What an absolute honor it was to share in James + Robin’s sweet Malibu Elopement.  These two traveled to California with their siblings and best friends to begin an epic adventure together. The entire time spent with this kind hearted, fun loving, and absolutely hysterical gang felt like a dream!  Over the course of several months, we worked with them long distance leading up to their nuptials.  Naturally, when the day arrived we were elated to meet them in person.  With incredible warmth and sincerity, they far surpassed any idea or expectation we could have even dreamed up.

With just a few close loved ones in attendance, Robin and James carefully curated the entire celebration and moved towards the day with equal thoughtfulness as that of a 100 person wedding.  Robin chose a vintage Mexican Wedding dress (which was fitting seeing they were married on Cinco de Mayo) and paired it with simple nude slip ons and a vibrant crown of peonies.  It was evident she put heart and soul into the details that mattered to her most and flowers were an obvious priority.  Altogether the bright and colorful floral crown and matching bridal bouquet, the miss matched bridesmaids bouquets, and the delicate floral pattern of Jame’s tie was a gorgeous ensemble against the golden wheatgrass of Malibu hills and the grey sand shoreline of El Matador State Beach.  We adore you James + Robin.  The depth of gratitude we have for having shared in your celebration cannot be put into words.

Floral design by Julianne deSilva Jansen (aka Danielle’s Mom)

Pasadena Private Estate Wedding | Marissa + Tyler Sneak Peek

@The Why We Love | Pasadena Wedding Photographer | Intimate Private Estate Wedding

We were honored to be a part of Marissa and Tyler’s intimate private estate wedding.  It was a pleasure to share in their celebration with the talented Joy Proctor and the amazing Room Forty team.

Malibu Elopement | Robin + James Sneak Peek

©The Why We Love | Intimate Malibu California Elopement

What an absolute honor it was to be a James + Robin’s chosen wedding artists.  Their intimate hilltop elopement in Malibu was filled with both sweet and festive moments.  We look forward to sharing more with you in the coming months.  Aren’t those floral arrangements by Juulianne deSilva just stunning?