We were lucky to get to photograph several beautiful couples in some amazing places in 2016.  We pulled out some of our favorite wedding moments.  We hope you enjoy!

John and the guys enjoy a little treat before the ceremony

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Amanda and Warren enjoy the view from the California Tower

San Diego Museum of Man

Brice and his friend pose for a portrait

Rancho Santa FeKate 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

Mariachi

North Chapel, Liberty Station

Cecily and Derek in the pews after the ceremony

Mission San Diego de AcalaGrandma and Grandpa steal a kiss before the ceremony begins

Rancho Santa FeKrista’s Red Dress

Shasta Weddings, Mt. Shasta

Flower girl and ring bearer look on as Jenn gets into her dress

Fairmont Grand Del MarSucculent bouquet

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

Katelyn’s veil

L’Auberge Del MarGroomsmen by the pool

Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles

Nick in the light

Balboa ParkThe Pour

Fairmont Grand del Mar

Natalie and Luis, first look

Green Gables Wedding Estate

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 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

Balboa ParkMacaroons

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

0001We’ve been photographing this beautiful family for the last four years. It’s been so amazing to get to document the growth and development of their family.  We were there to capture the excitement Trish and Will were beaming with when they were expecting their son and we were there to photograph him during his first few weeks of life, followed by each annual milestone.  It just warms our hearts to get to see little Liam become a loving big brother to sweet Adyson.  So wonderful, sigh.  We are so lucky.0002Meet Adyson. She’s all smiles.0003Beaming Mama.0004A sweet moment with Mom and Dad0005The proud big brother0006Mother and Son0007The way Will is holding Trish’s hand on his heart…so sweet.0008No better place to be than between Mommy and Daddy0009

0001If I could sum up Alia and Jose’s wedding with one image, it would be the one above.  High energy, lots of laughter, cheering and dancing while being surrounded by their friends and family.  We had so much fun photographing this multicultural wedding that brought together the music, dance and food and people of two beautifully festive cultures.  After Alia and Jose walked down the aisle, the mariachi’s started playing. And the music didn’t stop until 1am.  With a rotation of mariachis, Palestinean musicians, belly dancers and dj, this party was a non-stop celebration accompanied by delicious mezza and kabob and ending with a taco station, jamaica and horchata.  What a beautiful way to kick off your marriage, Alia and Jose. Many congratulations to you!000200030004000500060007000800090010001100120013Coordination  | First Comes Love

Ceremony Venue  |  The North Chapel

Reception Venue  |  The Royal Palace

Florist  |  Flowers by Azhar

DJ  |  DJ Maze

Mariachi  |  Mariachi Perla

0001Kate and Lance have such a great story.  They have climbed mountains and traveled the world together.  You could make postcards of all of the places they have been together…and they did! They made postcards from their travels for their guests to sign at their engagement party!  They are in amazing shape (as you must be to climb mountains) and also are madly in love.  These two can make every outing into an adventure.  We hope these photos of their adventures in Balboa Park and at Sunset Cliffs capture some of that adventurous spirit and sweet love.  This wedding is going to be so much fun!0003000400050006000700080009001000110012

0001Here are some of our favorite images from Sarah and Eric’s beautiful Spring wedding in the quintessential gardens and schoolhouse at Twin Oaks Garden Estate.  We knew from the engagement session at Belmont Park that Sarah and Eric were going to have a really fun wedding… and we were right. The wedding day was one long party that ended with an amazing rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody on the dance floor.  The sun was shining, the vows were sweet, the flowers were beautiful, the wedding party was hilarious and the dance floor was packed all night (nice job, Sound Prodigy!).  It was definitely an unforgettable day.  Congratulations Sarah and Eric!  You know how to throw a party.0002Reflection in the mirror of Sarah getting her makeup done with her dress hanging in the background.0003Gorgeous bouquets by Melissa at I Do Weddings.  We just love the contrast of the shimmery gold succulents with the neutral colors of the flowers.0004Sarah by a window before the ceremony0005The guys doing what they do best…laughing and looking good.0006A sweet moment with Sarah and the ring bearer before the ceremony.0007Love is brewing.0008The first look.0001-2Beautiful afternoon ceremony0010The vows are done…now it’s time to party.0002-2Sarah and Eric are married!0014Sarah and Eric surrounded by their friends.0012“Love is sweet.”0013Every little detail of this day was just beautiful.

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Venue  |  Twin Oaks House and Gardens

Florals  |  Melissa with I Do Weddings

Officiant  |  Patricia Coleman

Music  |  Pat with Sound Prodigy

Cake  |  Flour Power

Hair  |  Julie with JDM Salon

Makeup  |  Vivian with Bobbi Brown