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French Chateau Wedding Venue in Rancho Santa Fe

Lovely Wedding Estate, Rancho Santa Fe


We loved working here, right down the street from The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. A lovely recreation of a Cotes du Rhone chateau in the heart of Southern California. From the pitched roof to the blue doors, the house just oozed old world charm. To have an opportunity to do wedding photos here was an unexpected pleasure!
The parents of the couple we worked with were personal friends of the homeowners, but I found that they do open it up for weddings on occasion. It's a beautiful location, with a lot to recommend it. The owners are gracious, the grounds are well kept, the views are spectacular and it's just, overall, a lovely place to get married. As wedding photographers in San Diego, we love having opportunities like this!
This image was shot with a Canon 5D mkIII and a Tamron 15-30 f2.8 VC lens. That lens is a remarkably chunk of metal and glass, with very little distortion, even wide open and full wide. Just an amazing wide angle zoom lens.