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 head over the hills, we captured some dramatic moments with this amazing couple.   And, just before dusk, their guests gathered at the Garden Pavilion for their ceremony, filled with laughter and tears.  Their celebration continued at the Cliff Terrace for the fun cocktail hour and reception. All guests enjoyed the mariachi band through their dinner, followed by special toasts, bouquet and garter toss, a little cake cutting and of course, dancing!   We were so excited to capture every moment!  Please enjoy their photos and highlight video!

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.