Summer Lovin’ on the Beach

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We had so much fun with this beautiful family who comes to San Diego every Summer for vacation from the heat in Arizona.  We had the privilege of photographing them here on this same beach during their visit last year and were thrilled when they contacted us again this year.  We shot on the same beach, but this shoot was totally different. With two energetic young boys, sand, water and sun…you are bound to have some fun. Throw in a giant red balloon, and you have an epic evening on the beach!0002 Family Photographer San Diego natural lifestyle

This is the way I would want to remember my childhood Summers.

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There was not a lot of posing on this shoot.  There was a lot of laughter.

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Happy.

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What I love about this family shot (besides the huge, genuine smiles on their faces), is that their feet are covered in sand.  These parents were not worried about the kids staying clean.  They wanted them to have fun.  Having this attitude on a shoot will guarantee that your photos will capture joy and happiness, which in our minds is the point of documenting this time of your life.

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Tickle monster attacks.

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It’s not a party unless it ends with some mud flinging.

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Dad got splattered, but was totally ok with it.

0009 Family Photographer San Diego natural lifestyleWalking back to the car, Rick captured a great candid moment of the whole family walking through the grasses.0010 Family Photographer San Diego natural lifestyle

Brothers.

Balboa Park Engagement Session

0001 San Diego Wedding Photographer photojournalisticEnjoy these images of one really happy couple (just look at those smiles, in the images above)!  Tara and Dan wanted to do something a little different, so we played around with creating a mini-typology of doors in Balboa Park (collage below).  We had so much fun with these guys, and are so looking forward to their upcoming wedding, which we know will be beautiful… stay tuned!0002 San Diego Wedding Photographer photojournalistic0003 San Diego Wedding Photographer photojournalistic0004 San Diego Wedding Photographer photojournalistic0005 San Diego Wedding Photographer photojournalistic0006 San Diego Wedding Photographer photojournalistic0007 San Diego Wedding Photographer photojournalistic

Beautiful San Diego Mountain Wedding

San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic 0001What a treat it was to photograph a wedding in our neighborhood!  Kelsey and Charlie tied the knot on the top of Mount Helix on a warm Summer day. The sun was shining and butterflies were flying across the blue skies that overlooked San Diego, with the mountains and ocean in the distance. It was just gorgeous.  The vibe was natural, relaxed and fun, as you will see in the following images.  This day was about having a good time and soaking up the happy vibes :-)  Much fun was had by all…it was the perfect start to a beautiful marriage. Congratulations Kelsey and Charlie!San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic 0002San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic 0003Glowing with happiness.San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic 0004The groom, looking dapper.San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic 0005Butterflies were fluttering all around us!San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic 0006Charlie seeing his beautiful bride.San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic 0007The flower girl feeling the love…San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic 0008On top of the world:-)San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic 0009Shadows and light.San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic 0010San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic 0011Kelsey and Charlie had these exact expressions most of the day.San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic 0012The flowers were just perfect for the setting.San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic 0013First dance.San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic 0014Bride and Groom cupcakes.San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic 0015It was a take-your-tie-off kind of party.  There was beer pong, corn hole, ladder golf, hay bales, homemade tacos, dancing, and lots of drinks.  How can you not have fun?

The Big O-N-E!

0002 San Diego candid family photographerLiam celebrated his first birthday in style with balloons and a red wagon in the woods. We were so excited for this shoot because we have been there for some of Liam’s big milestone’s already… We photographed his parents when they were expecting and we also got to photograph sweet Little Liam during his first week of life, when he fit in a basket. Now he isn’t so little anymore! He’s got a big personality and pretty much ‘worked it’ for the whole session.  Lucky us! We are so looking forward to seeing this little guy grow through the years…

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“The Time of My Life” in Carlsbad

0001San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkWe hope you enjoy these images from Elise and Troy’s beautiful wedding.  You’ll see as you scroll through the images below why I gave the post this title;-)0002San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkJust stunning.0003San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkCheck out these incredible hand made bouquets.  Elise’s bouquet even included heirloom broaches from her family.0004San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkInspire.0005San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkSo beautiful.0006San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkGroomsmen under tree.0007San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkTroy waiting for the ceremony to begin.0008San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkOne of the groomsmen, pre-ceremony.0009San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkFlower girl and ring bearer.0010San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThe newlyweds.0011San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkExiting the church.0012San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkKiss:-)0013San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkVeil.0014San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThis was the general vibe of the day… lots of laughter.0015San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkRings0016San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkGoogle glass.0017San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkAt the gorgeous reception venue in Carlsbad.0018San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkDirty dancing lift.0019San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThe spectators.0021San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkGold dresses and Toms.0022San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkFirst dance.0023San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkGarter toss.0024San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park

Church  |  St. Gabriel’s Church

Reception Venue  |  The Crossings

Hair  |   Tease Salon Studios

Makeup  |  Beauty by Bianca

Bakery  |  VG Donut & Bakery

DJ  |  Last Dance Entertainment

  • Stew Skomra - “Princess Grace meets Zeus” first thought that comes to mind. Love the glamour-sparkle-calm-solemnity-emergent as a fantastically frenetic catharsis of Laughter-Love-Longing.
    Family-Friends-Fun All are so well captured in these photos. Would so much want to experience that celebration over-and-over-and -over again.July 19, 2014 – 2:52 am

  • Rita Skomra - All the pictures are beautiful, they showed how happy and how much Troy and a Elise were enjoying their special day, The newlywed picture says it all.July 19, 2014 – 3:31 pm

  • Pablo Mesa - My apologies for the delayed response. Wow there’s some great photographs here.

    From the 23 images posted on this page. Here are the top six photographs.

    1. Image number 2 – captioned “Just stunning” – this photograph is the best photograph in the entire lot. It’s so much better than the rest. I’m skipping number two.
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    3. image number seven captioned “Troy waiting for the ceremony to begin”
    4. image number 13 captioned “Veil.” – This is the kind of photography would see in a fashion magazine
    5. image number 22, captioned “Garter toss.” – Excellent use of short depth of view
    6. Image number six captioned “Groomsmen under tree”

    Top three images for printing:
    1. image number two captioned “Just stunning” – this image is so good you can print this is big is as you’d like. 12 x 18 or more. You just need a big enough room.
    2. image number seven captioned “Troy waiting for the ceremony to begin” – this will look good all the way up to 11 x 14
    3. image number 13 captioned “Veil” – another stunner you can print this up to 11 x 14 as well

    Is there more to look at her this it? Hope this was helpful.July 24, 2014 – 8:32 pm

  • Eric - Gorgeous wedding with even better looking people. Especially that tall groomsman July 30, 2014 – 10:14 pm

  • Darcella Blecker - What a GREAT blog that totally captured this momentous occasion!! The entire day was magical! The most beautiful bride and handsome groom as their smiles tell all!!
    Hard to pick a favorite photo, but if I had to, it would be “The Newlyweds” and “This was the general vibe of the day… lots of laughter.” Awesome photography of an awesome day full of love and laughter!July 30, 2014 – 10:16 pm

  • Chantal - What stunning photos capturing every special moment on Elise and Troy’s special day. The beauty of the bride and groom helps too ;) I loved how the detail and creativeness of every one of the pictures. Simply GORGEOUS.July 30, 2014 – 11:12 pm

  • Denise Martin-Peterson - The most beautiful of brides….a most beautiful wedding. It was an amazing day. So happy to have shared it!July 31, 2014 – 6:19 am

  • Diana Peterson - My favorites:

    1. Newlyweds – you just captured the true feelings.
    2. Veil – so ethereal
    3. Lots of Laughter – I love it!

    You created wonderful reminders of the beautiful
    memories from this day for them.

    I am….
    Proud Aunt DianaAugust 7, 2014 – 7:43 pm

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