When the catering management team of the TOP resort hotel in the region invites a wedding photographer to join a 24-hour getaway with 35 of the industry’s best wedding planners and designers, you say, wa-wa-what??? Then, you fall over, cry a little, and thank your lucky stars.
This Wednesday night’s escape to the historic Ojai Valley Inn & Spa was a career changing experience. It was filled with exquisite food, fine wines, decadent treats, mind blowing table décor and lots of new friends. The dinner was set at the resort’s exclusive residence, Casa Elar, a 5-bedroom abode with all the bells and whistles, available for private events of all kinds. It is truly a one-of-a-kind venue.
The dinner event itself was quite astonishing, with the contribution of the ridiculously talented chefs at Ojai Valley Inn and top vendor artists from the wedding and event industry around Southern California.
Again, I was so proud to be included and it was my honor to sneak a few photos to share with the fans of those who participated. One camera, one fast 50mm lens and no flash. Even though I wasn’t really there to officially “cover” the event, I just couldn’t stop myself capturing the beauty of the night.
I have also included a few behind the scene photos of me and my buddies enjoying the Inn and some of our morning site inspection of the property’s incredible old BARN, used for weddings and events.