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Wedding Photography at Hummingbird Nest Ranch

April 18, 2023


Throwing it back to Brett and Erica’s stunning wedding to show y’all the possibilities for wedding photography at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California. I still dream about this place and am hoping to make it back to the West Coast soon.

a couple celebrating their wedding at hummingbird nest ranch in santa susana, california

Hummingbird Nest Ranch

Choosing the right venue for your wedding is so important. If you’re looking for a Spanish/Italian inspired wedding venue without leaving the states, Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, CA is a stunning location that offers the perfect backdrop for your special day. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at why Hummingbird Nest Ranch is a great choice for wedding photography and how to make the most of your wedding photography experience.


Hummingbird Nest Ranch is a 126-acre property that features a stunning Spanish-style villa, multiple outdoor spaces, and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The venue offers a variety of indoor and outdoor locations for your ceremony and reception. The photo options are ENDLESS and incredible!

Photography Tips

To make the most of your wedding photography experience at Hummingbird Nest Ranch, consider the following tips:

  1. Schedule a pre-wedding photoshoot to explore the property with your photographer and identify the best locations for your wedding photos.
  2. Take advantage of the venue’s natural beauty by using the outdoor locations for your photos. The gardens, water features, and mountain views provide stunning backdrops for your wedding photos.
  3. Consider using natural light to capture the beauty of the venue. The Spanish-style villa features large windows that let in plenty of natural light, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.
  4. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your wedding photos. The unique architecture and natural beauty of Hummingbird Nest Ranch provide plenty of opportunities for creative and artistic wedding photos.


Your wedding day is a special day that you’ll want to remember forever. Choosing the right venue is an important part of capturing those memories. Hummingbird Nest Ranch is a stunning location that provides a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos. By following the photography tips outlined in this blog post, you can make the most of your wedding photography experience and capture memories that will last a lifetime.

Scroll to see some of my favorites from this 2018 wedding!

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Images © Arielle Gallione 2023

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hi, i'm ARIELLE.

You can usually find me home with my golden retriever or day dreaming of my next trip to Italy.

I am a firm believer in living life with purpose and never missing the opportunity to experience something new. The Meyers-Briggs test says I am an INFJ with ESFJ qualities (an introverted extrovert, IYKYK), and my friends say I am the person they come to when they need comfort, advice, or fresh baked goods. I consider myself an empath, so special moments you share with your loved ones will likely get me all teary eyed and sentimental. I am not here to pretend life is picture perfect, but to capture genuine emotion and create timeless pieces of art to decorate your home. I’m constantly striving for perfection, but have a calming personality and am relatively easy going. 

When the camera is not around my neck, I am a big home body. I love hanging on the couch with my dog, making pasta, breads and desserts from scratch, squatting 400+ pounds in the gym, or plotting my next trip outside of the US. As a direct descendant of Italian immigrants, I feel most at home in Italy (and speak a bit of Italian, too.)



Arielle has photographed over 175 weddings across 12 states, 5 countries, and 3 continents. While her heart beats for coastal and countryside Italian weddings, she is willing to travel anywhere and everywhere to document your day.








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