What an incredible day!  The weather, the location, the people, the music, the food, the team of vendors, the sunset… everything was amazing!  Congrats to Jenan and Roland on your beautiful wedding day.  Here are some of our favorites from the day.Amazing dress.Beautiful bride.

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Groom portraits

Finishing touches.

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Roland and the guys.0008Scripps Institution of Oceanography flasks add a touch of class to any event.First look.0010Roland’s mom ‘giving away’ her son.  So sweet.Exchanging the rings.Party time.The reception was kicked off by a traditional Palestinian dance with Jenan and Roland and their families. This was the general vibe of the day.First dance.The custom surfboard signed by the guests.  “May you find the perfect wave and ride it together – always.” Love this!Sunset over Scripps.

Venue  |  Martin Johnson House

Coordination  |  Swann Soirees

Hair and Makeup  |  Mei-Li Rocket

Catering  |  Coast Catering

Live Music  |  Caprice Strings

DJ  |  Glasz Productions

Flowers  |  TessFresh Flowers

  • Jenan - I love all of these. But I think my favorite is the one showing the reactions of our friends and family members at the end of our first dance! Thank you! I can’t wait to look at all the rest!April 21, 2015 – 8:47 pm

  • Rima Kharbush - So beautiful! Love the sunset one and Roland putting on his coat :) cant wait to see the rest!April 21, 2015 – 9:01 pm

  • Eric H - These turned out AMAZING. I wish I could have been there, but these certainly do help. You guys are so thor-damned adorable!April 21, 2015 – 9:02 pm

  • Gabbie Perez - So happy for you Jenan <3 beautiful pictures. no surprise, because they're of beautiful you. love youApril 21, 2015 – 9:08 pm

  • Tyson - Jenan, these photos are beautiful. I love the photos of you and Roland dancing! You have a wonderful smile.April 21, 2015 – 9:14 pm

  • Rich - I like the sunset holding hands shot!!April 21, 2015 – 9:39 pm

  • Sam - What great photos!! The very first one of Jenan and Roland holding hands is my favorite. Congrats, guys!April 21, 2015 – 9:54 pm

  • Jamal Kharbush - Just BeautifulApril 21, 2015 – 11:16 pm

  • Erika pineda - Amazing! Congrats Jenan!April 22, 2015 – 12:29 am

  • Emily - Such a fun wedding to be a part of! The pictures are beautiful and do the day justice. Thanks!April 22, 2015 – 1:58 am

  • Anna - So glad I got to see some of your wedding pictures. thanks for sharing!!! they are all beautiful … easy with such a good looking couple :-) wish you guys all the best!April 22, 2015 – 2:56 am

  • Natalie - Such beautiful pictures!! :)April 22, 2015 – 6:04 am

  • Yusra Kharbush - The pics look amazing ,what a beautiful bride and wedding…i wish you all the best in ur life together..April 22, 2015 – 3:10 pm

0001 Little Italy Enagagement SessionWhat a colorful and energetic set of images we were able to get on this shoot around Little Italy with Raiza and Jordan.  We started over by El Camino, which offered us some really fun scenes to play around in. And after exploring a few of the neighboring streets and buildings, we headed downtown to the Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge to watch the sunset.  Next, we ventured into the Gaslamp Quarter for some night shots. Raiza and Jordan were so easy to work with…this felt more like play than work!  Can’t wait for their wedding, which we know will be just as colorful and fun as this shoot was.0002 Little Italy Enagagement Session0003 Little Italy Enagagement Session0004 Little Italy Enagagement Session0005 Little Italy Enagagement Session0006 Little Italy Enagagement Session0007 Little Italy Enagagement Session0008 Little Italy Enagagement Session0009 Little Italy Enagagement Session0010 Little Italy Enagagement Session0011 Little Italy Enagagement Session0012 Little Italy Enagagement Session0013 Little Italy Enagagement Session

0001 Balboa Park engagement photosWhat a beautiful afternoon we had exploring Balboa Park with this stylish + fun couple.  We pretty much just walked down the corridors of El Prado until we became inspired, which happened often.  We loved the way Jessica and Ryan looked in front of those beautiful wooden doors in front of the San Diego History Center.  Then we stopped by the iconic Botanical Building to look for Koi fish and turtles hidden amongst the growing lotus…and snap a few photos.  Our wanderings then took us behind the Prado, and we ended up on Cabrillo Bridge just as the sun was setting.  Jessica and Ryan were so stylish and really could have posed for a magazine.  Yet, not only did they look good, but their expressions and interactions were all heart.  So much love was present between these two. We wish them a very beautiful wedding in Chicago, and we’re so happy we were able to tell a little bit of their story through these photos taken in the heart of San Diego where they have spent some formative years together.0002 Balboa Park engagement photos0003 Balboa Park engagement photos0004 Balboa Park engagement photos0005 Balboa Park engagement photos0006 Balboa Park engagement photos0007 Balboa Park engagement photos0008 Balboa Park engagement photos0009 Balboa Park engagement photos0010 Balboa Park engagement photos0011 Balboa Park engagement photos

  • Pia Selvaggio - Such beautiful pictures! They are a beautiful couple!March 26, 2015 – 2:26 am

  • J Punzo - Amazing pictures, Beautiful couple!!March 28, 2015 – 2:32 pm

0001 San Diego family photographer natural documentary-2What an unforgettable shoot. Brooke and Kyle are an amazing couple who we first met in 2010 to photograph their engagement session on their family’s property in Julian.  We went on to shoot their incredible wedding (again on the property) the next year.  Five years later, they contact us to let us know they are expecting a baby girl and would like us to take some pictures. This is one of my favorite things about our job; to get to document numerous milestones in the life of a family.  We are so lucky!

All three shoots took place on family property.  The first shoot was on the grandparents property, the wedding was at the parents home, and this maternity session took place right near Brooke and Kyle’s new property.  All shoots involved a stop at Brooke’s childhood home, and the tree you see above (up on the hill) was a focal point that Rick and I were repeatedly drawn to.  Now, Brooke and Kyle have photos near this beautiful tree over a five year period; spanning their falling in love, getting married, and starting a family. I love the symbolism of the tree.

0002 San Diego family photographer natural documentaryIt rained, and we embraced it! It made for some beautiful, saturated colors and a mystical ambiance.  Thanks for being such a trooper, Brooke! 0003 San Diego family photographer natural documentary0004 San Diego family photographer natural documentaryPeople can get wet. Cameras can’t. Thanks to Kyle and Rick for helping keep my gear dry!0005 San Diego family photographer natural documentary-2So happy.0006 San Diego family photographer natural documentary-2This image is all about Brooke and Kyle’s expressions.0007 San Diego family photographer natural documentaryBeautiful belly!0008 San Diego family photographer natural documentaryAnyone who’s been pregnant can hopefully relate to this image.  The rewards far outweigh the challenges a pregnancy can bring.  I just love this sweet moment.0009 San Diego family photographer natural documentaryThe silhouette of the pregnant form is so beautiful.0010 San Diego family photographer natural documentaryKyle’s old baby shoes next to their baby girl’s new shoes.0011 San Diego family photographer natural documentaryAny day now… this is such a magical time.0012 San Diego family photographer natural documentaryBaby shoes.  Check out that beautiful fog.0013 San Diego family photographer natural documentaryThe family.

0001 San Diego wedding photographer natural photojournalistic documentary husband wifeHere are some of our favorite images from Cameron and Justine’s beautiful wedding at the gorgeous Ranch at Bandy Canyon.  This day was so exciting!  Here’s why. There were some sprinkles of rain in the morning which transformed into incredibly clear blue skies for the ceremony.  Justine and Cameron were filled with so much joy.  The wedding party and guests were super fun.  Many of the guests flew out from Australia (Cameron’s Motherland). And then there was Dakota, Justine’s horse, who was full of personality.  Lastly, this crowd knew how to party.  The reception was amazing.  We can’t think of anything that could have made this a more fun (and beautiful) celebration.  Our favorite image is the one above of Dakota officially welcoming Cameron to the family after they tied the knot.0002 San Diego wedding photographer natural photojournalistic documentary husband wifeCameron getting some help with his tie. 0003 San Diego wedding photographer natural photojournalistic documentary husband wifeJustine’s lovely bouquet.0004 San Diego wedding photographer natural photojournalistic documentary husband wifeSo much love went into the details at the wedding.0005 San Diego wedding photographer natural photojournalistic documentary husband wifeFirst Look – Cameron’s expression.0006 San Diego wedding photographer natural photojournalistic documentary husband wifeFirst look – Justine’s expression.0007 San Diego wedding photographer natural photojournalistic documentary husband wifeCameron, Justine and Dakota. 0008 San Diego wedding photographer natural photojournalistic documentary husband wifeDakota was quite the model.0009 San Diego wedding photographer natural photojournalistic documentary husband wifeA quick kiss after getting Dakota back in his stable.0011 San Diego wedding photographer natural photojournalistic documentary husband wifeA little good luck drizzle in the morning, before the ceremony.0012 San Diego wedding photographer natural photojournalistic documentary husband wifeThe adorable ring bearer.0013 San Diego wedding photographer natural photojournalistic documentary husband wifeThis was such a fun group!0014 San Diego wedding photographer natural photojournalistic documentary husband wifeWhat a great program.  Keeping it simple!0015 San Diego wedding photographer natural photojournalistic documentary husband wifeCameron watches Justine walk down the aisle.0016 San Diego wedding photographer natural photojournalistic documentary husband wifeAn emotional moment during the ceremony. 0017 San Diego wedding photographer natural photojournalistic documentary husband wifeMarried!0018 San Diego wedding photographer natural photojournalistic documentary husband wifeHappily ever after.0019 San Diego wedding photographer natural photojournalistic documentary husband wife

Their fun first dance set the tone for an amazing party on the dance floor.

Venue  |  The Ranch at Bandy Canyon

Coordinator  |  A Wedding By Di

Hair  |  Picasso’s Hair Design

Makeup  |  Jaclyn Leon

Florist  |  The Flower Shop

Officiant  |  Leeza Villagomez

Cake  |  VG Bakery

DJ  |  Vive Entertainment

Transportation  |  Elite Image Limo