Wes and Sarah’s Engagement Session

A little glimpse of this super fun engagement session at the historic Old Poway Park, with the perfect mix of rustic and greenery this fabulous coupled craved.  Absolutely love their wardrobe and Sarah’s blue skirt!  These two love to joke, laugh and literally can’t seem to get enough of each other.  Their big day can’t…

Samantha and John’s Engagement Session

We were so excited when this amazing couple chose Rancho Bernardo Inn to capture their love and laughter for their engagement session.  From our very first emails we had so much fun brainstorming and planning their dream engagement session.  And these two were all smiles, John was always making Sam and us laugh, and they…

Susan and Robert’s Balboa Park Engagement Session

We were lucky enough to actually witness and photograph this amazing couple’s proposal last year on the sands in Coronado and now with their 2017 June wedding set, it was time to meet again and capture their love and energy all around Balboa Park.  These two love to laugh and absolutely adore each other.   We…

Kristen and Pat’s Wedding at The Dana

We were so honored to document the wedding day of this amazing couple!  They brought all of their family and friends to enjoy an outdoor summer wedding at The Dana on Mission Bay.  Kristen and Pat were so excited about seeing each other, they decided to have a first look to spend even more time…

Jillian and Kyle’s Scripps Seaside Forum Wedding Day

This amazing couple share such a fabulous story, meeting once in college and going their separate ways for several years and as fate would have it, they would cross each other’s path again… but now for a lifetime!  It was a dream wedding, from the excitement at their hotel rooms as everyone prepared for the day, to…

Chelsea and Jonas’ La Valencia Wedding

Chelsea and Jonas had their dream wedding day at the Historic La Valencia Hotel.  They fell in love with the panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the unique architecture.  Friends and family traveled from far and wide to enjoy in their big day.  Their lawn ceremony overlooked La Jolla Cove and included all the touches the…

Fit for Your Wedding

As you count down the months and weeks leading up until your big day a common theme for most brides and grooms is fitness.  This can be super hard to balance between your normal workdays, classes, wedding planning and having a few moments of fun.  I also am constantly challenged to find time to workout…

Amanda and Justin’s San Diego Engagement Session

A couple’s journey is always so amazing to document and be a part of!  This amazing couple were introduced by their very close friends and share a love that just makes you smile.  They both are self-described foodies, so it only made sense that we visited a couple of Little Italy’s best restaurants on their…

Chris and Julie’s Kona Kai Wedding Day

This couple just has it, that undeniable chemistry, the way they look at each other, touch each other, laugh with each other.  And from the moment we connected we could not wait to document their dream wedding day.  On the bay shores of Point Loma, they brought their closest family and friends to Kona Kai Resort…

Yelena and Ryan’s Carmel Mountain Ranch Wedding

We had such an amazing time with this fabulous couple, their wedding party and families.  The day was simply gorgeous, we met Yelena and her bridal party at her hotel and captured all the fun energy of her transforming into a beautiful bride.  Everyone then headed to Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club for their ceremony…

Sutography Wedding Tip – Perfect Bridal Portraits

Moore often than not, if photographers are not included in the preceremony timing of getting ready, the timing of bridal photos is not fully taken into consideration.   There are two critical things we always ask our brides to consider, 1) – Bridal portraits should happen soon after getting into her dress.  This is highly recommended…

Susie and Kevin’s Pala Mesa Resort Wedding Day

Nestled away in the hills of Fallbrook, Susie and Kevin were excited to say their “I Do’s” and officially celebrate their marriage at the beautiful Pala Mesa Resort.  We started their big day by capturing all the getting ready activity followed by an intimate first look just outside their ceremony area. As the sunlight started to…

Kim and Trevor’s Coronado Wedding Day

Coronado holds a special place for this amazing couple. Kimberly and Trevor clearly remember strolling through the Hotel Del when they first started dating, discussing their future together… and once they were engaged, planning their wedding day in Coronado just seemed like a perfect fit. They started their wedding day at the historic Hotel Del, a…

Anne Marie and Lars’ Hotel Del Coronado Wedding

Anne Marie and Lars chose to have a destination wedding at the historic and beautiful Hotel Del Coronado and bring all their closest family and friends to the San Diego area to celebrate their Seven Year Itch by officially tying the knot!  Their big day started with all the getting ready activity, including a special…

Jennifer and John’s El Cortez and Balboa Park Wedding Day

It only seems fitting that these two star struck lovers met on a wedding party bus several years ago!  From their roots in Nebraska, to their love for everything San Diego, documenting their wedding day from morning until night was so amazing to witness – so much love!  We started the day with the ladies…

Sutography Wedding Tip – Yes or No to a wedding day first look

First look vs No First look: You have probably heard that it is best to take all formal photographs before the wedding and many couples are choosing to do a first look. You might be asking yourself…”What if we are more traditional and want to wait to see one another until the ceremony?” “Do we…

Pala Mesa Resort Featured Wedding

We first met this amazing couple via Skype as they planned their San Diego destination wedding from their home in Alaska.  These two were so excited about their future wedding day and after their engagement session in La Jolla, we couldn’t wait to see them again behind our lenses.  And finally, their September autumn wedding…

Lindsay and Josh’s Rancho Bernardo Inn Wedding Day

This amazing couple has such an amazing story leading up to their big day and we were so lucky to be part of it!  We started their day at each of their getting ready rooms at Rancho Bernardo Inn.  The couple loved the trees, lanterns and architecture of the lush property.  You could sense the excitement…

Virginia and Marcio’s Martin Johnson House Wedding

Tucked away on the campus of Scripps Institute of Oceanography UCSD is the most beautiful venue – the Martin Johnson House.  The historic cottage built in 1916 sits atop a grassy area surrounded by Cypress trees, allowing guests to enjoy vast views of the ocean, the Scripps pier and La Jolla.  This amazing couple loved bringing all their…

Lindsay and Nhat’s Wiens Family Cellars Wedding

Lindsay and Nhat brought their friends and family to the beautiful vineyard at Wein Family Cellars in Temecula for their fall wedding day.  We arrived to both of them getting ready in adjacent suites.  The bride’s room a buzz with makeup and hair while the groom’s room as always, a little more laid back.  After a special toast…

Sutography Wedding Tip – The bride and her dress

Last week we shared our thoughts about the importance of timing for hair and makeup for a bride.  This week, we wanted to add to this same “bridal getting ready” tip by discussing the bride and her “dress” on the big day.  We always say the dress is like it’s own person, it normally has…

Olivia and Andy’s Ramona Grasslands Engagement Session

Olivia and Andy chose the Ramona Grassland Preserves for their engagement session and we were so glad they did!  They were so much fun to photograph and we had a blast taking in the park together, from the rocks, to the trees, to the breathtaking dusk sky, it was absolutely a dream engagement session!  We…

Rachel and Todd’s Ultimate Skybox Wedding

A chance meeting at a dinner with a pastor (the bride’s father) crossed the paths of these two individuals; once strangers, soon to be friends, and now husband and wife. Their passion for each other, their families and their faith is evident from the moment you spend just a few minutes with them. We had…

Chris and Chrissy’s La Jolla Shores Wedding Day

This couple makes me think of the quote “every love story is beautiful but ours is my favorite”… because their love story is definitely a fairytale one.  They both ended up living on the west coast, away from their families, they both had jobs in the same industry, and as luck would have it their…

Alex and Alex’s Centennial Park Engagement Session

We had such a fun time with this amazing couple, along with their dog Axel, photographing their engagement session at Centennial Park in Coronado.  The sky and the city were just gorgeous accents to the love and fun of Alex and Alex. They both have such great sense of humors and just absolutely were a blast…

Laura and John’s La Jolla Woman’s Club Wedding

This amazing couple was so lucky to have their worlds collide after a mutual friend (the bride’s brother in law and groom’s friend) decided that they needed to meet.  He realized they shared the same passion for family, faith and enjoying life.  This connection is very evident after spending only a few minutes with Laura and John….

Sutography Wedding Tip – Day of Makeup and Hair for bride

Bridal Tip: When scheduling makeup for the bride, do not necessarily make the bride last.  Why not you ask? It’s that “what if” question that we don’t ignore when it comes to how the bride looks.  “What if” the bride isn’t happy with something, “what if” the process takes longer than anticipated, “what if” a…

Diana and Geoff’s La Jolla Engagement Session

There is nothing like working with a couple that is super excited about their engagement session… they wanted to have a little fun with some props, balloons, scrabble pieces, a bike… so much fun! We literally can not wait for their 2017 wedding day!  

Chrissy and Chris’ Salt Creek Engagement Session

We had so much fun exploring Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point with this amazing couple.  We visited the site of their proposal and then made our way to the beach for a bit of laughter and romance, plus the unbelievable sunset.  We are so excited about their upcoming wedding day in La Jolla!    

Helen and Ken’s La Jolla Cove Engagement Session

This amazing couple wanted to celebrate their engagement and relationship with an intimate picnic including their dog Cody at La Jolla Cove.  After a few grapes and a toast to their engagement, we headed out to explore the breathtaking scenery.  We absolutely can not wait for their spring wedding at The Thursday Club!  

Chloe and Jeramy’s Balboa Park Engagement Session

So lucky to have crossed paths with this fabulous couple.  They are tying the knot on the east coast but we were the lucky ones who got to capture their love and energy on the west coast for their engagement session at the historic and beautiful Balboa Park.  We had so much fun exploring the…

Kim and Noel’s Green Gables Wedding

We absolutely loved being part of this amazing couple’s journey.  They have so much in common, love family and their “crew” of friends!  We are so excited to share the images from their amazing Green Gables Estate Wedding plus their Highlight Wedding video and living photo!   LIVING PHOTO

Jenna and Frank’s Downtown Engagement Session

These two were so excited to hit the streets of San Diego, their hometown, for their engagement session!  We had so much fun venturing around the city, finding some new fun locations along with spots around the Gaslamp that we just love!  We can’t wait for their January wedding day!    

Kelsey and Matt’s Wedding Day Highlight Video

What an amazing couple and an amazing story of two people destined to cross paths and spend their lives together!  We had so much fun documenting every moment of their day, from their first look at the Manchester Grand Hyatt downtown, to the fun photos at Balboa Park, and their ceremony and reception at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse with…

Karissa and Conrad’s Hotel Del Coronado Wedding

It is always so amazing to be part of a marriage with two people that have been together since high school.  This amazing couple celebrated their love story together on the shores of the Pacific Ocean at the beautiful and historic Hotel Del Coronado.  Their wedding day was filled with excitement as these two tied the knot…