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Leo Carrillo Ranch Wedding – Carlsbad Wedding Photographer


February 27, 2019


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Here is one of our favorite weddings from late 2018! We did both photography and videography for Courtney and Ian’s destination wedding in Carlsbad. Leo Carrillo Ranch is a gorgeous venue that is super close to my house. If you’re thinking about having a Carlsbad wedding or San Diego wedding, I highly suggest checking it out! The aesthetic of the venue and the late afternoon light never disappoints! Keep in mind that the ranch is closed on Mondays, and every other day of the week it closes at 5:00pm. People love coming here for walks (Leo Carrillo Ranch is totally kid friendly), workshops, and photoshoots. When I’m doing my Carlsbad holiday mini sessions or Carlsbad family photos, this venue is one of my top choices (and as a photographer you have to be on their approved list). There are plenty of backdrops and options to work with! Here are some of my favorite photos from Courtney and Ian’s destination wedding in Carlsbad, photographed on both my digital and film cameras. Scroll to the bottom for their wedding video (set to Courtney and Ian’s ‘song’!) and for a list of the amazing San Diego wedding vendors that brought the day together:

Photographer: Mirelle Carmichael

Videographer: Cheryl Tivar for Mirelle Carmichael Photography

Wedding Planner: Amy Kuchta, LVL Weddings

Hair and Makeup: Blush & Adore

Venue: Leo Carrillo Ranch

Caterer: Personal Touch Dining

Floral Design: Foxtail Florals

Rentals: TBD San Diego

Entertainment: Sage Productions

Cake: Flour Power

Wedding Gown: Rita Vinieris

Mirelle Carmichael Photography is a fine art wedding, portrait and event photography and videography service with offices in North County, San Diego and Santa Barbara County, California. Founded in 2009, Mirelle and her associates are the popular choice for professional wedding photography services throughout California and beyond.

An investment in Mirelle Carmichael Photography’s services ensures a professional, courteous, and experienced photographer. With dedication and full respect to the craft, we strive hard to maintain the perfection of your wedding day in all of our photos. Building strong relationships with our clients even before the event is one way we can truly enhance your experience with our services. Knowing what we expect from each other in terms of wedding day photography before the big day will help ensure the best experience. Prior to your big event, we will offer advice on your wedding day timeline to ensure that you not only have time for photographs with the best lighting, but that you also truly enjoy your wedding day.


Throughout the past 10 years, it has been honor to have our work consistently published in many wedding magazines and online wedding blogs and wedding publications. You can find our work published in The Knot Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, Modern Luxury Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Magnolia Rouge, Destination I Do, 100 Layer Cake, French Style, California Wedding Day, Green Wedding Shoes, Snippet & Ink, The Wedding Chicks and many more.

We are available for wedding photography services, event photography services, and portrait photography services 7 days a week, and we are proud to offer a discount for non-weekend or military events.

Mirelle Carmichael Photography also offers film photography services. When we incorporate film into wedding photography, we enjoy adding to the fine art, timeless feel of our client’s photographs. Shooting medium format film at a wedding has taught us to really look at the composition of a photo before we press the shutter. Shooting digital mixed with film allows us to truly capture the a wedding from all angles, at a pace that matches a wedding day timeline. In the end our clients will have a collection of timeless, heirloom quality photographs.

Mirelle Carmichael is an award-winning fine art photographer based in San Diego and Santa Barbara County. She specializes in high-quality publication-worthy photography for weddings, special events, and editorials. Mirelle Carmichael Photography also offers year-round family photography and portraits throughout Southern California.

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