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Wedding at Duke's in Malibu

Daphne + Connor

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Daphne’s first message to me included that she and her groom, Connor, were both young creatives who had a light-hearted approach to their wedding day. They envisioned an intimate party with family and close friends and wanted photography that was about capturing moments candidly throughout this special day. I couldn’t have been more delighted to be a part of this one.

The whole celebration took place at Duke’s in Malibu right along the shoreline. Small weddings like this are extra special because I get to see everyone pitching in to help. I met Connor as he was setting up decorations for the reception and found Daphne in her bridal suite.

The two opted for a behind the door first look. Mind you, there are many ways to do a first look, here’s why all of them are rad.

The ceremony itself took place in a room lined with glass windows looking out across the sea. It really doesn’t get more romantic. They shared vows and an old Irish tradition of binding the hands together. Afterward the three of us rushed out to the ocean for sunset portraits. Just in time.

The rest of the night belonged to speeches, laughter and dancing.

Below are a few of my favorite snaps.

Vendors: Flower Crown: Oh Dina! Flower crowns + pieces

Venue: Duke’s Malibu

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