Some of our favorites from a fun shoot in the Gaslamp Quarter with a wonderful couple. Can’t wait to shoot your wedding, Grace and Jay!The ring.Love the red dress against the backdrop of the city.Strollin’ happily along.A little gust of wind gave Grace’s dress and hair just enough lift.My favorite.These guys were such good sports about dancing in the street!Trolley.We ended the shoot on Harbor Island, right before sunset for another view of downtown.
Rick and I are so fortunate to get to work with this incredibly talented and knowledgeable personal trainer/movement guru, Daniel Chavez with Roots Strength and Conditioning. Here are some of our favorite images from a recent shoot with Dan.
Dan has a unique, inspiring and revolutionarily simple philosophy to movement. You can’t pin him to any specific category of “fitness” because what he has developed is a truly unique and seamless approach that combines movement from many different genres, including but not limited to: gymnastics, martial arts, ballet, yoga, strength and mobility training. Workouts with Dan don’t rely on fancy gym equipment. We do work out in the gym, but mostly on the floor and in the park…kids play structures and trees are often our equipment. Check out Dan’s Instagram page @rootsfit and his Facebook page Roots Strength and Conditioning. He works with people at all levels. You just need to come with an open mind, and if you schedule some sessions with Dan, just be prepared to squat!
Here are some of our favorite moments from Natalie and Matt’s Wedding Day. They tied the knot at Founder’s Chapel at USD and the wedding trolley took us downtown near Petco Park. The streets were blocked off for a game, but it worked in our favor. We were able to take over the street without stopping traffic or endangering anyone, which is always a plus. The reception was at the Bali Hai where the music was pumping, the drinks were flowing, the view was incredible and love was all around. What an awesome wedding!The dress.The shoes.The (gorgeous) bride.The (gorgeous) bouquet.She’s stunning.The groom.The groom’s gift from the bride.The guys.Matt, looking dapper.Father of the bride. He loved his Go Pro!Father of Groom embraces his son before the bride walks down the aisle.The ring bearer entertains himself during the ceremony.The look after the kiss.Wedding party group selfie.Natalie and Matt steal a kiss while in transit.Homemade Polish Moonshine. Best favor ever!First dance.Guestbook.Father daughter dance. This one really pulls at your heart strings.DJs Natalie and Matt (above). Snapshot Studios, our open air photo booth, was a big hit (below).
The professionals that helped make this day happen were all top notch. Great work, everyone!
Reception Venue | Bali Hai
Coordination | Swann Soirees
Florist | Organic Flora
Live Music | Thomas Giglio Events
DJ | JMC Events
Baker | Nothing Bundt Cake
Transportation | Old Town Trolley
Open Air Photo Booth | Snapshot Studios
Elise and Mike have a great story, and I just love how they picked a venue that reflects this story. Since they met through their children’s Little League, they chose to get married with Petco Park as their backdrop. Of course, this also comes with almost a 360 view of Downtown San Diego, the Coronado Bridge and the Pacific Ocean…. not too bad! I’d say this wedding was a home run. (sorry, I couldn’t help myself)
This wedding was especially special to me because I have known Elise since First Grade. It’s a really cool to see how happy she is with Mike, and getting to document their wedding day was truly an honor. Congratulations Elise and Mike!Beautiful choice of flowers, Elise!Mike’s son helping his Dad with his tie.Look at those gorgeous eyes!The Ladies.Mike and the little guy headed to see their beautiful bride and Mom.Rooftop ceremony.Hey Batter Batter! This is too clever.Elise and Mike at the Fire Station.The ring bearers got invited to hop on the truck. They were pretty stoked.The reception can’t come soon enough for this little guy.Love. Yum.What a treat for the guests, to get to celebrate with Elise and Mike with this view.
Venue | The Ultimate Skybox
Coordinator | Chauncey with Creative Affairs, Inc
Hair | Jaime Lake
Makeup | Vanessa Garlough
Officiant and DJ | Thomas Giglio Music
Florist | J Design Joyce
Cake | Extraordinary Desserts
Catering | Authentic Flavors
Meet Colin. He’s a super chill little munchkin who makes parenting a newborn look easy! This little guy pretty much slept throughout the entire shoot, except for a few breaks to yawn or scrunch up his face. We couldn’t be happier for Sean and Leslie, whose wedding we photographed over 6 years ago. As you can see below, they are both in awe of this beautiful little human being. Hopefully Colin wasn’t up all night with energy after his relaxing and rejuvenating photo shoot!She is in love.He is in awe.Being adorable is exhausting.I see a smile!One of the few glimpses we got of those beautiful eyes.This is where Sean and Leslie probably spend many a night!