Brittany and Tyler’s Los Willows Wedding Day

A chance meeting while Brittany was visiting her cousin for her birthday and Tyler was out on the town with his best friend (best man), these two crossed paths and a spark was lit. After a year of dating long distance, Brittany relocated to be with Tyler and as she put it, “begin our lives...

Christine and John’s Marian Bear Engagement

I love hearing stories about how two people who grow up miles apart find each other, literally east coast and west coast.  Boston may be where they will say their future I Do’s but San Diego has their heart as their current hometown and it couldn’t be left out of the engagement journey for the...

Danielle and Eddie’s San Diego Wedding Day

From the very first moment we met with Danielle and Eddie you could feel their love, not just for each other but the loving energy they give off to anyone around them.   They were still beaming from their whirlwind proposal in Italy the summer before and to witness their dream wedding day unfold truly meant...

Samantha and Daniel’s Green Gables Estate Wedding Day

A chance meeting at a college conference was all it took for this amazing duo to cross paths, discovering they shared the same passions, that they complimented each other in every way, dancing, coffee, friends, travel, these two have just started a new journey as husband and wife!  The day was magical, filled with laughter...

Chris and Perri’s Green Gables Wedding Day

Exactly one year after Chris’ surprise proposal in Napa and just a little over 7 years since they made that leap from college friends to a couple, Perri and Chris had their dream summer wedding day. In love with the lush garden, charming schoolhouse and rustic touches, Green Gables Wedding Estate was everything they had...

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...

Wendy and Ryan’s Secret Garden Wedding Video

We are so excited to share the wedding highlight from Wendy and Ryan’s wedding at The Secret Garden in Rancho Santa Fe.  From co-workers, to friends, to now husband and wife, this sweet and down to earth duo were simply a joy to be around all day and we loved capturing every single moment and...

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...

Milena and Sutton’s Wedding Highlight Movie

We are thrilled to share the highlight movie from Milena and Sutton’s Star Wars themed summer wedding day in San Diego!  Ten years in the making, from high school to the coast of San Diego, their journey may have started a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… but it’s only just begun!

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

LeeAnna and Jake's Wedding Day

Ah, LeeAnna and Jake... where do we start with this fabulous down to earth fun-loving couple and their dream wedding day...

(and it seems serendipitous to us that their wedding is the first we have posted since the pandemic began in 2020.)

 

Words at this point don't necessarily have to be spoken anymore to share the emotions and patience that 2020 required from the world.

We very much recall all the conversations with couples as the news hit about shutdowns and specifically remember talking to LeeAnna and Jake 60 days out from their original June 2020 wedding date and all of us coming to terms with the fact that another year of waiting seemed inevitable. LeeAnna and Jake focused their energies together on enduring this journey with the hopes that one day their dream would come to fruition... in the words of the bride, there were a lot of lows with very little highs during the shifts and pivots of COVID-19.

Patience prevailed...

To witness them celebrating with their family and friends was like watching a dream come true.

What we would have taken for granted pre-pandemic magnified the fact that their wedding day was here.

This journey we have all been through is a personal one and left us feeling amiss and made it hard to share any "highs" we may have experienced through a global pandemic.

Jake and LeeAnna's wedding day meant as much to us as it meant to them!

A true symbol that love is the strongest bond and if you can hold on tight and never let go of your dreams, there is a rainbow on the other side.

Congrats Mr and Mrs Thompson, you are one of a kind and we will always remember the laughter, joy and DANCING that you never for a moment took for granted.