Annie McElwain is a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles (though she's gladly willing to travel). Her photography goals include capturing authenticity and emotion, making her clients feel comfortable, and having fun. Her favorite mentor used to say, "Life is meant to be lived." She loves capturing people doing just that.
When a couple adds their own style and meaningful personal touches to the celebration, it makes a wedding really special. For some, this may include keeping longstanding family traditions. For others, it may mean throwing out those traditions altogether.
Rachel and Jason love hosting intimate dinner parties, so they decided to apply that same love to their wedding at Sunstone Villa in Santa Ynez, California, a venue that looks like it was transplanted straight from Tuscany. With style elements inspired by farmers' markets and Italian food, and surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards, Rachel and Jason’s wedding filled the hearts (and stomachs) of their loving friends and families. Guests laughed, toasted, and danced under a full moon. Everyone there — guest or vendor — was a part of the family.
Click through for all of the gorgeous photos from their special day.