A Wedding Day Timeline – Expectation vs Reality

I often refer to “time” as the magic ingredient to the wedding day of your dreams. You can spend months planning every detail of your day, from your wedding favors, to the cake topper, to which song you will walk down the aisle as a married couple… but beyond the color of the ribbon on…

Trina and Michael’s Wedding Day

After years of being best friends since a Halloween party their freshman year of college, a cross country trip to the east coast to see one another, they both had the realization this was so much more than just a friendship and a spark had been ignited.  It took several weeks for each of them…

Cindy and Grant’s Downtown San Diego Wedding Day

Talk about meant to be… one random night out in the gaslamp, this adventurous couple met through a mutual friend and within one week, became boyfriend and girlfriend, as they put it, they have been inseparable ever since.  Grant can’t get enough of Cindy’s smile and her totally cute and contagious quirky humor and Cindy…

Stephanie and Andrew’s Aviation Vineyards Wedding Day

“Pure Joy!”  Those are the two words that we kept saying to ourselves while capturing and editing the images from Stephanie and Andrew’s dream wedding day.  The moment we walked onto to the vast property of Aviation Vineyard, there seemed to be an energy bouncing from the mountains to the sky and through the trees…

Samantha and John’s Maderas Golf Club Wedding Day

These two have so much pure love for one another, the way they look at each other, laugh together and just feel comfortable in each other’s arms.  Fate brought them together through a few website clicks and they haven’t looked back since!  John surprised Samantha by proposing with her grandmother’s wedding ring, bringing marriage full…

Sutography Wedding Tip – Posing Direction

There has been a lot of buzz lately about “not” posing couples. We have always called our artistic direction “posed relaxed.” Most couples admit they are not models and they simply do not know what to do with a camera pointed at them. We direct our couples to make looking great seem effortless, as if…

Danielle and Eddie’s Downtown San Diego Engagement

From the moment they met they had been planning their dream trip to visit Italy together and after months of planning, simply excited to travel together, Eddie decided this was the perfect opportunity to propose to the love of his life.  On the Spanish Steps in Rome, surrounding by strangers, Eddie got down on one knee…

Chris and Samantha’s La Jolla Cove Engagement

Love, commitment, family and marriage, these are things this beautiful couple hold dear to their hearts and they are beyond excited for their wedding day.  A whirlwind weekend of wining and dining led to the surprise proposal in the pouring rain on the coast of Oregon as Chris knelt on one knee asked Samantha to spend…

Jade and Nick’s Mountain Top Wedding Day

Jade and Nick are nature lovers, marathon runners, travelers, hikers, and most of all, best friends and so in love!  They were beyond excited to bring their family and friends to the top of Palomar Mountain for an adventurous wedding day.  The trek up the mountain was so fun for us, taking our Subaru off-roading…

Samantha and Daniel’s Balboa Park Engagement Session

Where to begin with these two?  They had a couple close of encounters, stories like in the movies, being in the same place at the same time, attending the same colleges, both involved and loving the greek life… And in the most unlikely place, a Greek Leadership Conference in San Diego, the welcoming speaker mentioned the amazing connections they might make and…

Julius and Amanda’s San Diego Wedding Day

Talk about excitement for their big day, from the moment we heard from the soon to be groom you could feel the love he has for his future wife and their five children.  And their enthusiasm is contagious, we started calling, texting, helping in anyway for them to plan their big day from Iowa.  After…

Amanda and Justin’s Hilton and Ultimate Skybox Wedding Day

This beautiful and fun couple describe themselves as “Two peas in a pod” and it couldn’t’ be more true.   They met at a friend’s party and they were both drawn to each other’s energy from the get go and it didn’t take long for the two of them to become what they like to call…

Alex and Alex’s Scripps Seaside Forum Wedding Day

We absolutely love hearing the stories about how couples connect and this amazing duo started their journey as classmates in 8th English, assigned seats next to each other, Alex and Alex didn’t have an idea at that time they would be sitting next to each other eventually for the rest of their lives.  It wasn’t until…

Sara and Connor’s Balboa Park Engagement

It all started with an employee orientation… Connor running a few minutes late, looking for an open seat, he happened to sit right next to Sara.  At the end of the orientation, they connected via Facebook and after a few “friendly” dates, their chance encounter turned out to be, well, pretty freaking awesome!  They both love to…

Sarah and Jeremiah’s Estancia La Jolla Wedding

We can’t get enough of this wedding day celebration at Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa!  A chance meeting online brought these amazing couple together.  They absolutely adore each other and the way they gaze into each others eyes is so magnetic.  These two had planned every detail of their day, from the moment we…

Andrea and Parker’s Condor Nest Ranch Wedding

Some couples attract because of their drive, competitive nature and desire to see the world…and this couple is exactly one of those couples.  Their personal drive is just as apparent with their commitment to one another and their families.  We actually know Andrea from her sister’s wedding that we photographed several years ago and we…

Rebecca and Barrett’s Pala Mesa Resort Wedding

These two happened to cross paths just at the right time and the right place and after a surprise proposal on a trip to Mexico, they started planning their dream summer wedding day at the beautiful Pala Mesa Resort in the hills of Southern California.  And it was a perfect summer day, everyone was busy…

Sarah and Wes’ Fall Wedding Day

These two seemed to know they were destined to be together from their very first date.  Both of them secretly wanting to get married and not tell their families and 710 days later, they became husband and wife.  It’s hard to describe what it is like to be around these too, full of laughter but…

Milissa and Harold’s Dixon Lake Engagement Session

Every once and a while you witness a love that blossomed at a young age, and for this couple, the spark was ignited in late middle school, even voted class sweethearts in high school.  Their bond is very strong, a passion between them, a mix of shyness and humor, a natural touch and always a smile,…

Angie and Shane’s Bernardo Winery Wedding Day

Angie and Shane tied the knot at the beautiful and rustic Bernardo Winery just north of San Diego.  They both feel in love with the venue the first time they visited, and what’s not to love!   Vineyards, windmills, vintage and antique decor accompanied by all the special and creative details the couple had for the guests to enjoy… including…

Kristina and Ryan’s La Jolla Woman’s Club Wedding Day

We connected with Kristina and Ryan first at her brother’s wedding in 2016 and we were beyond excited when they reached out to us to document their summer wedding day!  This amazing couple started out as co-workers first and it didn’t take long for the two of them to realize they had so much in common,…

Mia and Brett’s La Jolla Engagement Session

This amazing couple is from Nashville but right now he calls San Diego home.  And, to celebrate their relationship and future Nashville wedding day, an engagement session on the beach in So-Cal just made perfect sense!  We strolled the beach, hit the pier and had an amazing time laughing together.  We wish we could be there for…

Pilar and Adam’s La Jolla Engagement Session

Chemistry, undeniable chemistry and a lust for life, photographing this amazing couple was a total dream.  A natural touch, a natural way of looking into each other’s eyes, we had such a blast exploring La Jolla Cove with them, including a stop for a little adult beverage too.  We can only imagine how much fun…

Laura and Brandon’s Pala Mesa Resort Wedding

Connections are made sometimes when one leaves their home state to follow their personal dreams and eventually cross paths with someone else they may have never met if they didn’t venture away.  This story rings true for this beautiful couple, meeting, falling in love, becoming engaged, adopting their first doggy, and now being married, it seems…

Ashley and Ernie’s Little Italy Engagement Session

We connected with this amazing duo initially over the phone because earlier in the year they each had moved from the west coast to the east coast… to New York City!  Ernie had moved a few months before Ashley, and at a going away party for Ashley on their three year anniversary, Ernie surprised Ashley…

Karina and Andrew’s Immaculata and Prado Wedding Day

On a cold spring day in April 2015, Andrew proposed to his future wife,Karina, during a trip to New York City and this ignited an exciting journey towards their dream wedding day 2 years later. This amazing duo have known one another for most of their lives and their families were beyond thrilled that the two…

Chris and Kristin’s Bali Hai Wedding Day

Sometimes a couple just has this undeniable connection, something you can see and feel the moment they look at each other.  This amazing couple seems to read each other’s minds just with a glance and it was so amazing to document and witness their dream wedding day.  From the light drizzle in the morning hours,…

Susan and Robert’s Private Estate Wedding

We were so lucky to have connected with Susan and Robert from the very beginning of their engagement.  We witnessed Robert get down on one knee on the shores of Coronado and propose to the love of his life, Susan extremely surprised of course said yes and then the excitement of their engagement was underway.  After the…

Joanna and Bobby’s Vista Valley Country Club Wedding

Joanna and Bobby were beyond excited about their beautiful rustic wedding at Vista Valley Country Club.  Surrounded by their family and friends, their bride and groom suites were a buzz with anticipation to witness these two tie the knot.  We captured every memorable moment from putting one her dress to dancing the night away, it was…

Morgan and Alex’s Rustic Engagement Session

I just returned from a summer trip to my home state, Indiana, after photographing an engagement session for this amazing #sutographycouple.  Morgan (the beautiful #bride) and I have known each other for quite a few years, I even did her high school senior portraits!  And I was ecstatic when I heard the news that she was…

Hadar and Matt’s Thursday Club Wedding

They met by chance in the middle of NYC, both from different parts of the world but both felt an undeniable connection that brought their worlds together for a lifetime. We were so honored to be part of their, to spend time with their family, and to see what brings them peace and happiness.  Now…

Helen and Ken’s Thursday Club Wedding Day

We had such an amazing day with Helen and Ken, starting with all the getting ready moments at Bay Club Hotel and Marina with the Harbor as their backdrop and then heading to their wedding venue, the beautiful and historic Thursday Club in Point Loma, with views of the Pacific Ocean and Ocean Beach in every direction,…

Crystal and Jeremy’s Green Gables Wedding Day

This amazing couple had the garden summer wedding of their dreams at Green Gables Wedding Estate.  The day began with all the getting ready buzz that we just love to document.  As the bride was escorted down the aisle by her father, the groom held back tears along with most of the guests too.  They…

Diana and Geoff’s Los Willows Wedding Day

When we think about Diana and Geoff, their energy and love, it always brings a smile to our face.  These two are always smiling, laughing but also super loving with each other.  And the two of them were so excited about their dream wedding day at Los Willows Wedding Estate.  It was a beautiful spring day,…

Lauren and Greg’s Wedding Day at The BRICK

This wedding day was full of energy from the very first moment we arrived and started documenting every single moment.  The sun was shining, the weather was perfect and this fabulous couple were having the day of their dreams.  All the groomsmen joined in to help Greg get ready, fix his tie, put on his cufflinks,…