Evan Bishop Photography

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Category Archives: Temecula Creek Inn

Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

0018 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

Melissa and Craig are getting married in November at the Temecula Creek Inn and contacted me after seeing another wedding I had photographed at the Temecula Creek Inn on my blog.  After chatting about their wedding plans over the phone, we decided to meet up the next time they came to Temecula to visit the Temecula Creek Inn.  We met up at Leonesse Cellars, which is one of my favorite wineries in Temecula and grabbed a glass of wine, sat on the back patio over looking the beautiful vineyard, barrel room and rolling hills of the Temecula Valley.  They mentioned how they had originally planned to hold their wedding in Paso Robles, but that the Temecula Creek Inn made it so much easier for them … rather than figuring out how to bring in a tent, and chairs, and linens, and catering, Temecula Creek Inn offered all of that in their package.  As we talked more I found out that Craig and Melissa were members at Tablas Creek Vineyard … my absolute favorite winery in Paso Robles.  Which got us talking more about wine than their wedding, but eventually we made it back to wedding plans and details!

For Melissa and Craig’s engagement session I drove up from San Diego to Rancho Palos Verdes to meet up with them.  They live right outside of Palos Verdes, and wanted to incorporate some of the feel of that area, since they’re wedding will be in Temecula.  I had a great time exploring the beautiful communities around Palos Verdes before we started the shoot.  Ultimately we decided to start at the historic Malaga Cove Library and the shops nearby.

0002 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

 

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0007 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

After photographing around the library we wandered down to the shops.  I absolutely loved all the mixed design of the buildings in the Malaga Cove shops, the old fig and eucalyptus trees, and as Melissa and I would agree, there was a lot of great texture down there!

0008 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

0012 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

0016 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

Like any good relationship, Melissa and Craig have their rivalries … namely Arizona v. UCLA.  When we first met in Temecula, one of their musts for the engagement photos was to incorporate their favorite teams.  They even have a doormat for each team, and whichever team wins that year their doormat gets displayed out front until the following season.  I think Craig is supposed to be enjoying coming home to his team’s name on the front step at this point!

 

0018 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

After photographing around Malaga Cove and a quick wardrobe change, we drove over to the incredible Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes.  This place is fantastic, and we had such a blast, although, I think we all felt like we were going to get kicked out at any moment.  The landscaping and buildings around Terranea as well as the views of the cliffs, and Pacific ocean are incredible.  There’s a beautiful cove below the resort, as well as a public walking path that goes around the outside.  We, however, drove right up to the front gates, parked and wandered all through the resort.

0020 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

0022 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

0023 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

0026 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

0029 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

 

 

Melissa and Craig, I had a great time hanging out with you guys in Palos Verdes, and am really looking forward to your wedding!  Thanks for making the session so fun, and for the delicious fish tacos afterwards!

Friends and Family members can register at Pictage to view the images from their engagement as well as their wedding photos as soon as they’re available by clicking here.

 

Kate + Eric | Temecula Creek Inn Wedding | Part 2

041911 0054 Kate + Eric | Temecula Creek Inn Wedding | Part 2

 

Yesterday I posted the first half of the images from Kate and Eric’s Temecula Creek Inn destination wedding which took you through the getting ready and ceremony as well as the portraits right after the ceremony.  Today, I wanted to finish their wedding images by sharing their classic and rustic designed table and details.  Kate was inspired by the huge tree which would oversee their ceremony at the Stone House, and all the details from their day seemed to spring from this old monarch.  Not only did I want to emphasize that in the ceremony, I wanted to make sure all their images reflected that feel throughout the day.  I found that the old Stone House, as well as all the details Kate selected helped greatly.

On another note, I’ve done several smaller intimate weddings and whether those weddings are for local guests or for a destination wedding, it’s rare that there’s a lot of dancing when there’s only a handful of people.  This obviously wasn’t the case for Kate and Eric’s guests.  All 28 of them made it to the dance floor at some point in the evening, and even when Eric was taking a break off to the side with his brothers, his and Kate’s dad, they sat close by and watched as Kate and the flowergirls and her sisters, and mom tore it up! This was truly a celebratory night and it was finally capped off when Brian Stodart wrapped up the night with a mashup of New York, New York and Sweet Caroline for both the New York and the Boston Fans.

Again, friends and family members, if you haven’t already, don’t forget to sign into Kate and Eric’s Pictage event page to be notified when all their images are posted and receive your print credit towards your first order!

 

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