We were lucky to get to photograph several beautiful couples in some of the best wedding venues in amazing and unique places throughout 2016. We pulled out some of our favorite wedding photography moments. We hope you enjoy! We traveled to Mexico for a destination wedding, as well as Napa for a wedding in wine country. We also shot up in Mt. Shasta, and Los Angeles as well as across San Diego county. It is difficult to say what the best wedding venue of the year is, so we decided to list some photos from a variety of awesome and unique locations for a wedding in San Diego, or elsewhere. In the process it becomes clear the ways in which many of our clients make weddings are a reflection of who they are as a couple, what they find fun, and/or their cultural backgrounds. The best wedding photography should capture the essence of who you are as a couple in order to be authentic, honest, and meaningful.
John and the guys enjoy a little treat before the ceremony a the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The fairmont hotel is a wonderful wedding venue and offers so many great opportunities for wedding photos. The venue is classic and there is so much attention to detail in the architecture of the resort that really anywhere is a good place to shoot.
Amanda and Warren enjoy the view from the newly opened California Tower in Balboa Park. If your wedding venue is located in Balboa Park checkout the California Tower and arrange a private tour. It is a unique place for some couple photos on your wedding day. It is located upstairs inside the San Diego Museum of Man.
Brice and his friend pose for a portrait at their family’s stables during their rustic and classy outdoor wedding. The unexpected moments sometimes make for great wedding photography and memories. (We have another shot of the horse eating a boutonnière!) We have shot many weddings around Rancho Santa Fe and some of the best venues are often the family’s own back yard/property/estate.Kate and Lance perform an epic first dance
Casa de los Siete Patios, Baja
Courtney and Chris hold on tight in a moment before the ceremony
Flying Cloud Farm, Petaluma
Hiring a Mariachi band for your wedding ceremony or reception is a great idea and a wonderful way to include some of the local San Diego culture into your special day. This candid wedding photo was taken at North Chapel, NTC Liberty Station. In recent years Liberty Station has become a premier wedding location filled with all sorts of options for wedding venues. There are a few options including the chapel and also Brick.
Cecily and Derek in the pews after the ceremony at the historic Mission San Diego de Acala. Grandma and Grandpa steal a kiss as the ceremony begins.
Rancho Santa FeKrista’s Red Dress wedding dress hangs in the woods on a pine tree in Mt. Shasta CA at a secluded wedding venue deep in the woods. This was a true Shasta Wedding.
Flower girl and ring bearer look on as Jenn gets into her dress
Fairmont Grand Del MarSucculent bouquet
L’Auberge Del MarGroomsmen by the pool
Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles
Nick in the light
Balboa ParkThe Pour
Natalie and Luis, first look
Flower girl walks into Katie’s portrait
Rancho Santa FeKrista and Brian’s rings lie on the location of their wedding
Shasta Weddings, Mt. ShastaReception amidst the giant pines
Shasta Weddings, Mt. ShastaSarah and Eric embrace after their ceremony
Twin Oaks House and Garden Estate, San Marcos
Krista and Brian in the afternoon light
Shasta Weddings, Mt. ShastaKate and her Maid of Honor jump the nerves out before the ceremony
Casa de los Siete Patios, BajaRing bearer takes a break during the ceremony
Mission Basilica San Diego de AcalaRing bearer on the rails
City Hall, Los AngelesRing bearer clears the floor
Green Gables, San MarcosLast dance of the evening
Twin Oaks Garden Estate, San MarcosGroomsman
Rancho Santa FeKatelyn by the window
L’Auberge, Del MarJackie
Balboa ParkKatie pauses to take in the moment before walking down the aisle
Rancho Santa FeChristina is walked down the aisle by her three sons. The emotion on their faces and the face of the mother of the groom (to the right of the frame) really displays the gravity and meaningfulness of this moment in their lives. Their venue was nestled away in the woods up in in the mountains near Riverside.
The Homestead, Oak Glen
Warren face says it all.
Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa ParkJenn wipes a tear during her sister’s toast
Fairmont Grand Del MarJudy and David take a rooftop break to let their dog run
Studio 11, Los Angeles
Jackie and the bridesmaids
Studio 11, Los AngelesJudy and David, surrounded by their friends
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los AngelesTahna and Kyle
San Diego Convention CenterJudy and David in the alley
Studio 11, Los AngelesBlue skies and moon for Brianna and Jon
First United Methodist Church of San Diego