Category Archives: Koetsier Ranch

I’ve heard of fairy tale weddings before but when Bethany said she was having a fairy tale, she meant it! I don’t know how they did it but the family built a stunning 8’ tall story book background just for photos. This made a great location for taking photos! The grounds at Koetsier Ranch were a great location for the giant book backdrop.

Bethany is the sister of Ray Terry. Back in 2013 I photographed Ray’s wedding with his wife Samantha. I love it when family’s comes back to me!


Crystal and Mikey chose the beautiful location of Koetsier Ranch for their wedding, a little oasis within the farmland area of Visalia.  It was a gorgeous sunny autumn afternoon.  We had a little dust storm that tried to ruin the day, but everything still went smoothly there.  Everyone at the Ranch knew what to do, and within a few minutes it was totally forgotten. The bride and groom thought outside the box and did not have the traditional wedding cake at their reception.  Instead they had the excellent idea of an A&W Rootbeer Truck that came and set up.  Crystal and Mikey made the first rootbeer float in lieu of the traditional cake cutting, and then everyone else that wanted one followed suit.  What a unique and great idea!

See all the photos from this wedding here