The California Avocado Ranch


California has a distinct architectural atmosphere and design aesthetic.  Heavily influenced by Spanish settlers, the desert landscape is perfectly enriched with mediterranean palettes.  Today’s stylized shoot encapsulates the beauty of the State’s unique style and displays the plethora of natural colors that work so well with event planning.  With a working avocado and citrus ranch as it’s backdrop, Photographer Kimberlee Miller gives us insight into the West Coast shoot’s design inspiration:

The design for our Stylized Shoot was a collaboration of ideas from Heather Wismann of Unique Floral Designs, Kimberlee Miller Photography, and Andrew Evans of Party Pleaser, to enhance and showcase this beautiful venue.Quail Ranch provides a picturesque and classic California setting. This 70-acre working avocado and citrus ranch features a natural landscape and unique backdrop with 200 year old oak trees and gracious star pines. The estate home built in the 1930’s is of classic Spanish Revival architecture adding charm and beauty to the property. A hidden gem high on the hill, Quail Ranch provides an intimacy and rustic elegance that is a unique and authentic California experience.  

The beautiful peach and cream flowers by Unique Floral Designs were designed to create a lush garden feel with whimsical touches, including the silvertree leaves as napkin rings. Foliage used was of similar type that grows on the property. The furnishings selected for both style and comfort complimented the landscape. Lace linens and wood chargers mixed beautifully with the crystal goblets on the feast table. The delicious hors d’oeuvres were created and artfully displayed By Command Performance Catering. The custom Bridal gown from Elizabeth MacKenzie Designs was perfect for this setting with the antique gold lace details. The model’s hair and make up by Jana and Co. perfectly enhanced the look. The Micheal Kors tuxedo from Friar Tux gave our Groom model the classic elegant look you would expect.  Additional details, like the signs by Good Obsessions Invitations and escort cards by Pomegranate Paper Co., enhanced the look.
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Photographer:  Kimberlee Miller Photography // Caterer: Command Performance Catering Group // Dress Designer: Elizabeth Mackenzie // Equipment Rentals: Party Pleasers // Event Venue: Quail Ranch // Floral Designer: Unique Floral Designs

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Sam Temsah-Deniskin

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the whimsical life of accidental photographer, stylist, & writer, Sam. Her approachable and fun style has received critical acclaim from such media outlets as The Huffington Post, Real Simple Magazine, PopSugar, and Buzzfeed. In addition to running a successful photography & content creation business, Sam also serves as a contributing writer for and Scary Mommy.

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