Archive for 'Venues and Vendors We Love'

July 7, 2015

Such a lovely wedding feature on Xaaza. Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 11.42.45 AM Please stop by there and show some love.

July 6, 2015

My oh my… How we just adored working with April and Craig, also known as the Wonghead’s (Both of their last names combined).
April and Craig are just the sweetest and crazy fun couple. They love to laugh and giggle and most importantly love on each other.
When they chose their Irvine wedding venue in Orange County, they were handed a list of Strawberry Farms Preferred Photographers. They viewed everyone’s work and they chose Michelle Johnson Photography to be their wedding photographers. We, of course, were thrilled, not only because we fell in love with April and Craig the moment we met with them, but we were so happy to be working at one of our favorite venues in the OC. I know we say that every time we work there but it is true. The wedding day just runs so smoothly, all of the vendors work as a team and we make sure our clients have an incredible wedding experience. It is safe to say that we are Strawberry Farms #1 fans.

The wedding day was finally here and it was a perfect Spring day. We met up with Craig and the guys at the big red barn. The guys were ready for fun. They joked around with Craig and made the photos fun and everyone just relaxed and enjoyed the day.

April and the girls were patiently waiting in Strawberry Farms bridal suite. April looked stunning. She truly brought tears to our eyes because she looked so beautiful and oh so happy. We took the girls around the property to some of our favorite photo spots on the farm. Our dear friend Pamela from French Bouquet designed the gorgeous florals. Pamela always does and incredible job and we love referring her to our brides and grooms.

The wedding ceremony was picture perfect. The lawn at Strawberry Farms Golf Club sits in a hidden area across from the barn. The beautiful country house sits in the distance while the wedding processional begins. April appeared at the doorway and Craig just gets the biggest smile on his face. We just love watching the grooms reaction we they first see their brides and Craig surely was one of our favorites.

We took lots of family and wedding party photos and then we whisked April and Craig away to some gorgeous Strawberry Farms Golf Club romantic locations and we got stunning photos of this sweet couple.

The reception was jamming with the tunes from our pal Michael from Ovations entertainment. We have worked with Michael for over 10 years so we completely trust referring him to our clients.
The Sweet and Saucy Shop out did their selves on the reception treats and we just loved the cake topper the the Wonghead’s chose. Too cute! The guests got to take home really cute packets of seeds to plant in their garden and watch bloom. Such a great idea. Everyone had a blast in our MJP retro photo booth. It is the perfect party favor and the guests have so much fun in the booth all evening long.

This Strawberry Farms wedding was simply the best! We loved everything about it from start to finish. We adore April and Craig and wish them the happy ever after they deserve. We are so happy that April is finally Mrs Craig!!! her dream came true! (inside Joke) We hope they had a fabulous honeymoon in Tahiti and we look forward to watching their love story grow.

Enjoy this sneak peak of April and Craig at Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine, Ca. xo Michelle

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March 4, 2014

The Sheraton Fairplex is a gorgeous wedding venue. The ballrooms are lovely, the lobby is decorated really nice for photos and the Farm-stand area is the perfect area for a farm to table wedding reception. It is an honor to be one of the preferred photographers for The Sheraton Fairplex in Pomona. The executive chef is amazing and his menus are fabulous. Your guests will be delighted when they enjoy the delicious flavors the chef has in store for you.

The staff at The Sheraton Fairplex is dedicated and hands on with each bride and groom. It truly is on of the areas best places for a wedding or event.
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Beth and Scott had a quaint wedding at the Sheraton Fairplex. I took them around to all of my favorite photo locations on this Pomona property. They loved the farm areas with the antiques, flowers and rustic buildings. We had a blast taking their wedding photos. Here are a few of my favorite. Enjoy!



















December 18, 2013

Sweet Pea Ranch is a new rustic wedding venue in Upland. The amazing piece of property features a red barn with gorgeous interior, the use of the lower level of the property’s cozy home and back porch, the entire outside property can be uniquely decorated for your own specific event. The views are breathtaking and the location is magical in the evening as the lights sparkly and shine upon the guests. Sweet Pea Ranch is romantic and secluded which gives your wedding or event a destination feel to it. I had the opportunity to be chosen to be a preferred photographer for Sweet Pea Ranch. This means so much to me as I live in Upland and working with the gals from the ranch feels like working with family. They are gracious and kind and welcome each guest with an open heart and open arms. Sweet Pea Ranch is rapidly booking weddings and events so if you are looking for a outdoor, natural, rustic, vintage barn setting, head on up to Upland and check out the ranch.

I recently got to photograph at Sweet Pea Ranch, it was such a pleasure to take Julie and Kyle’s pictures and their puppy boxer Abby was too cute. We had full use of the ranch and even got to use the horses. Sweet Pea Ranch was so kind and generous with us on our photo shoot and we just had a blast. I am looking forward to photographing weddings and events here in the future and watching Uplands newest wedding venue sparkle and shine. I am also looking forward to the guests booking our retro photo booth for their events. Our MJP Photo Booth fits perfectly into the decor at the ranch and it is the perfect party favor.

Here are a few of the pictures from our session and be sure to tell the gals that Michelle Johnson Photography referred you when you visit Sweet Pea Ranch. xoxo

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