California Poppy Super Bloom

California Poppy Super Bloom

A little late to the game, but the wife and I did get a chance to visit the poppy flowers reserves to witness this year’s California super bloom. California’s state flower since 1903, the poppy is a beautiful, bright, orange flower that blooms from early to late spring. Usually there are only a few and not that many people frequent them. This year however, it rain incessantly for weeks, yielding the subsequent super bloom that attracted numerous crowds.

After reading about it on the news and talking to friends who had made the trip, we were excited to witness the phenomenon! To my disbelief, my coworkers did not exaggerate in describing it as miles upon miles of poppies! It was truly a sight to behold, and one that I am glad I was able to convince the wife to drive over an hour to see for ourselves.

Tell me, have you ever seen a poppy flower? Did you get a chance to see the super bloom this year? Do these grow where you live?

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Wedding Pictures Preview

Wedding Pictures Preview

With the wedding behind us, we must now wait up to four more weeks to receive our pictures and video — and we can’t wait! As such, it occurred to us to look up our photographer to see if they had uploaded any pictures, and we were pleasantly surprised to find ourselves on their website! In fact, we are on their Yelp, Wedding Wire, and The Knot pages! We still cannot wait to see the rest of our pictures (and video), but at least now we have a few to enjoy until then.

Tell me, isn’t my wife stunning? Seriously, have you ever seen a more beautiful sight? Ok, sorry, I just love her so much! Let’s try that again. Tell me, what are your plans for the weekend?

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Hollywood Hills

Hollywood Hills

Today’s photograph of Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills (and the 101) is brought to you by Mrs. Ramdolfi. It was actually a last minute occurrence. We suddenly realized that we were driving through a fantastic vantage point, and simply had to stop the car to take a picture — it’s ok, there weren’t any cars behind us.

A stunning wife photographing Los Angeles

The wife quickly jumped out of the car, and with her DSLR in hand, she took a brief moment to compose the perfect shot. Naturally, I took advantage of the situation to capture the most beautiful sight in all of Los Angeles, her.

Mrs. Ramdolfi’s photograph of the 101 through Hollywood Hills

Satisfied with her capture, she hopped back in the car right on time to resume traffic before other vehicles could approach us. It is moments like this one that make me appreciate the green grass in our own backyard.

Tell me, do you ever take a moment to appreciate the beauty in your own neighborhood?

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At Last, The Wedding Vows

At Last, The Wedding Vows

If you’re reading this, I have just spoken the following vows to my wife.

Over a decade ago I walked into a youth group for the first time. That Wednesday night God introduced me to the most amazing girl I would ever meet. The type that you never forget, no matter the time, or distance. That night was the first step in the journey that would bring us to this very moment, and what a journey it has been.

I will not narrate every chapter of our story, mainly because I was told I only had 5 minutes, tops. I will however highlight, that you were always the first I would visit on my random unsolicited drives to friends’ houses in high school. You were always the first I would invite to every one of my fraternity’s date events during college. And you were always the first I would talk about with my friends in New York. You were always there, even when you weren’t. I am privileged to call you my friend, let alone my best friend.

Before today I sincerely believed people said I married my best friend because it sounded sweet. I mean up until you, each of these men had held that title. I must admit that asking a friend out was a foreign concept to me, which only made that night at Royce Hall all the more daunting. But for some unexplainable reason you said yes, twice. To say that I am blessed would be an understatement of unprecedented proportions.

But for once, enough about me. Love, you are, everything. You are loving, faithful, and kind. You are selfless, the likes of which I have only read in the Bible. You are caring, compassionate, and empathetic. You always put others before yourself, and you are the first to offer a helping hand, even when it’s inconvenient, specially when it’s inconvenient. You are intelligent, stunning, and much, much more than I have time to share. You are unlike anyone I have ever met. You are the love of my life.

Today, I vow to put you before myself. Hold and cherish, sickness and health, I vow to love you with the full force of my relentless narcissism. To do everything I can to make you as happy as you make me. To be the man that you deserve, and the one you need. To support, encourage, and inspire you. To be your partner, til death do us part. I pray that God gives me the wisdom to be the best husband, for who I already know will be the best wife.

Love, I have never been accused of lacking confidence, and as such I can say, I have never been more confident about anything else in my life, than us. I am thankful for the past 11 years of friendship and I look forward to a lifetime of marriage. I look forward to all of it! From building a family and growing old together, to sharing my shirts with you, spending 30 minutes to an hour recreating that scene from the Notebook every time I ask you what you want for dinner, and getting up to open the window, even though I had just gotten comfortable.

In all seriousness, I look forward to the adventure of a lifetime with you by my side, as one, under God. I love you, Mrs. Ramdolfi.

Introducing, Mr. & Mrs. Ramdolfi

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Orcutt Ranch’s Rose Garden

Orcutt Ranch’s Rose Garden

While at our wedding venue walk-through last week, the wife-elect and I took a minute to capture some of the flora from the rose gardens at Orcutt Ranch — with a DSLR. The following are some of my favorite shots!



Tell me, what is your favorite rose color? What about your favorite type of flower? If you had to choose, would you rather receive a dozen roses or a box of chocolates?

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The Walk-Through

The Walk-Through

There is just over a week left before “I do!” Let me rephrase that, we are getting married next week! We are beyond excited! Everything is (finally) starting to fall into place. As we wrap up the final details, we visited our wedding venue for the walk-through.

It took us several months of research and visits across LA in search of the perfect wedding venue to find Orcutt Ranch late last year. It feels like just last week that we were giving our down payment, and now we are visiting one last time with our vendors to take care of the details.

After over a year of planning, the walk-through was rather straightforward, which was a great confirmation that our plan is coming together! We are equally excited for the amazing vendors we were able to secure. Although, even if we had the most simple tables, chairs, and meals, Orcutt’s stunning flora, fauna, and architecture would make our wedding memorable!

We love everything about our venue! From the beautiful gazebo, to the rose garden, to the ceremony site surrounded with greenery, Orcutt Ranch is a godsend! It alone already makes the wedding incredible, but it is the right woman what makes it perfect.

Tell me, how long did it take you to find the right venue? Do you prefer indoor or outdoor venues? What is the most important aspect of choosing a venue for you?

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Los Angeles Overcast

Los Angeles Overcast

Lately the weather has been unusual in Los Angeles. Namely we’ve had clouds, lots of clouds — which I was used to in the East Coast, but rarely encounter in the West Coast. DSLR in hand, I sought to capture the ominous vibe.

The sky was flooded with a grey that descended into fog from the mountains to the streets, blurring the divisions between heaven and earth. The sight gave me pause. Without realizing it, from the corner of my mouth a faint smile had formed.

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