Just three years ago, we photographed Paige and Ernie’s Engagement and Wedding. We were so happy to hear from them this year when they contacted to document another milestone in their lives together. It was fitting that they chose to have the photos taken by the ocean, since their engagement session and wedding both included different beaches in San Diego. They were both radiating a peaceful joy over this baby, and she’s wasn’t even here yet! We are so looking forward to meeting her in a few days to document her first few weeks at home. More photos to come then…
And here are some of our favorites from Riz and Jordan’s beautiful wedding in Montclair…That dress! So unique and beautiful.The beautiful Riz, emanating joy.
Family heirloom cufflinks.
Jordan owning it.
Riz by the window. Riz’s dancing shoes with their last names combined into a new name. Pretty awesome.LOVE this girl’s smile. She has the most genuine smile I’ve ever seen…and it’s contageous.First look.
She can’t contain her joy! Love it.Even Gaga, the dog, couldn’t help but smile.
Anyone who lives in Montclair will recognize this epic street art that’s become a landmark for over 30 years.The Bride and Groom in our open air photo booth, Snapshot Studios.
A really sweet moment after Riz’s brother gave a heartfelt toast.
The legendary after party.
It was so fun to photograph this amazing couple in Rick’s hometown of Montclair New Jersey. Being based in San Diego, it’s such a treat to shoot in a place that is so green! Yes, we paid for it with some New Jersey heat and humidity, but Jordan and Riz were troopers. Their fun-loving nature made this such a fun outing. There were lots of laughs and beautiful moments where (as you can see) Jordan and Riz were just glowing with happiness and joy. We started off in Brookdale Park… check out those amazing elm trees and beautiful rose garden! Then we headed over to Kips Castle, which rests on the highest point in Montclair and offers a beautiful view of New York City as well as incredible architecture that replicates a medieval Norman castle. Jordan and Riz are both from Montclair and have many childhood memories at these spots. The evening ended with a shoot on the rooftop of Jordan’s old apartment in Montclair. This was where Jordan lived when he met his future wife. It was fun to hear them reminisce about the parties they used to have on that roof back when they were dating. We’re so happy that we were able to capture this special time for Riz and Jordan. These guys are bound to make each other happy for the rest of their lives!
Duong and David spent their wedding day smiling, laughing and surrounded by their family and friends on the bluff at Scripps Beach in La Jolla. The colors were bright, the mood was fun….the sky was blue, the drinks were flowing. This is a wedding you would love to be a guest at! But photographing it is even better, because we got to observe and capture all of those in-between moments that we may have missed if we were there as guests. Beautiful wedding, Duong and David! It’s very clear that you have a strong community of friends and family, and that combined with the love and admiration you clearly have for each other is going to lead to a lifetime of fun and happiness together.
Check out their amazing highlights video here: https://vimeo.com/129731996. Great work, Omnistories!Duong’s other main man checks out the progress of her makeup.Duong at the window of her suite at La Valencia, soaking in the expansive view of La Jolla Cove.This is my favorite portrait of David from the day. This image just captures his personality perfectly.Many drinks were enjoyed on this day. Champagne being one of them. Whiskey being another.The Groomsmen.These socks are just too cool.We had fun with Duong’s veil and the wind.The lovely bridesmaids.Duong and David at UCSD, a place that played a significant role in their story.The shoes. The rings.All of the guys were superheroes on the day!A sweet moment during the ceremony. Love Duong’s expression here. It says so much.David’s Mom during the ceremony. Again, her expression says it all.Exchanging rings.A sweet moment under the pier after the ceremony.“For richer. For poorer.” Lottery tickets for the guests.“In sickness and in health” hangover kits for the guests. Thanks to everyone who helped make this day a success.
Venue | Scripps Seaside Forum
Getting Ready Venue | La Valencia Hotel
Coordination | Love is in the Details Events
Florist | Duyen & Trang Nguyen
Catering | Coast Catering
Videographer | Omnistories
DJ | Mike Kechup with JMC Events
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.