“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

Scripps Seaside Wedding

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Check out this beautiful wedding at one of our favorite San Diego venues.  Jen and Tristan were beaming, and so was the San Diego sun.0002San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThis is what people mean when they say, “Your eyes are smiling.”  What a gorgeous, happy bride!0003San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkSuperhero cuff links.0004San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkTristan finishing up the final touches before the ceremony.0005San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkTristan looking dapper.0007San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkBouquets.0008San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThe Bridesmaids.0009San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkBeaming Bride0010San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThe guys0011San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkReflection before the ceremony0012San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkCan’t get a more genuine smile than these.0013San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkGiving her away0014San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkExchanging rings0015San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThe newlyweds0016San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkA sweet in-between moment with the wedding party.0017San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkDancing on the deck0019San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkA sweet moment before the sunset0020San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkLike good San Diegans, they brewed their own beer as favors for the guests.  Check out the labels. The names are genius.0021San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkFirst dance0022San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkWiping a tear…0023San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkGetting down…literally.0024San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park

Venue  |  Scripps Seaside Forum

Coordinator  |  Julie Scrivener, The Best Wedding for You
Hair and Makeup |  Rare Bird Brides
Florist  |  Family friend who does flowers as a hobby and did an amazing job
DJ  |  Elite British DJ
Bakery  |   European Cake Gallery

Superheroes in the Park

0001 San Diego candid family photographerWe recently had the pleasure of photographing this adorable family for the third time.  On our first shoot with them a couple of years ago, there were just two boys.  Now those little guys have grown, and they now have a sweet little brother, who we photographed last when he was just a couple of weeks old.  It’s just so cool to get to watch a beautiful family grow, especially when some of them transform into powerful superheroes!0002 San Diego candid family photographer0003 San Diego candid family photographer0004 San Diego candid family photographer0005 San Diego candid family photographer0006 San Diego candid family photographer0007 San Diego candid family photographer0008 San Diego candid family photographer

Beautiful Schoolhouse Wedding

0001San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkDanielle and Ray’s wedding was so beautiful!  It was filled with love, like all weddings are, but one thing that really stood out was the love between the families and the unity that was there.  Both Ray and Danielle’s parents were beaming with pride and joy. Everyone was just so happy to see this day happen.  The weather was absolutely beautiful and everything flowed seamlessly. This really was a perfect day. I know that Danielle and Ray will share a lifetime of happiness together, and this was the perfect way to kick it off. Congratulations you guys!0002San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkBouquets0003San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkLovely bride.  This girl is as sweet on the inside as she is beautiful on the outside.0004San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkBridesmaids0005San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkRay buttoning up.0006San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkKinda looks like this should be a GQ cover…0007San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkA cool shot through the window that Rick captured of the guys.0008San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkGroomsmen0009San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkCan’t go wrong with argyle and stripes.0010San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThe stitching on this suit is super cool.0011San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkA fleeting moment before Danielle heads to see her husband to be for the First Look.0012San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkLook at the light on her!0013San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkHands.0014San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkSuch a proud moment for this Dad.0015San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park“Giving her away.”0016San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkTears of joy.0017San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkBeaming bride.0018San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThe newlyweds.0019San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkSo many unique vintage details at this wedding.0020San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkDanielle’s mother made one of these beautiful sun catchers for every guest.  She even made one for us with a camera charm on it!  Such a cool idea…I love how she hung these on the centerpieces.0021San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkGrand entrance.0022San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkFather of the Groom and Father of the Bride toasted together.0023San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkDanielle’s father surprised her mother with a dance to their wedding song.
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Grand exit.  The guests threw dried lavender…it smelled amazing!

 

Venue  |  Twin Oaks Garden Estates

Makeup + Hair  |  Marisa Von Sheere

Florist  |  Organic Elements

DJ  |  Injoy Entertainment

Caterer + Bakery  |  Twin Oaks Garden Estates

 

  • Vicky McAdoo - you did such a lovely job on the pictures if I knew anybody that is getting married I would definitely recommend youJuly 9, 2014 – 4:38 am

  • Jaclyn alfaro - Beautiful pictures and such a beautiful wedding. Love the first look pictures and the bridal party pictures!July 9, 2014 – 9:58 pm

  • Nydia - These were all incredibly lovely! I love the use of black and white and the attention paid to detail. These are definitely the best wedding photos I’ve seen so far. Not even kidding!July 9, 2014 – 10:24 pm

  • Allie - Absolutely beautiful! Love the solo shots of Danielle and Ray toward the beginning and the bouquet shot too. Everything looks so elegant. The photo of Ernie and Debbie dancing and ray and Danielle leaving really capture the mood of the wedding I think.July 10, 2014 – 1:24 pm

  • Ernie Torgeson - It was a great day!!!July 11, 2014 – 3:44 am

  • Debbie Torgeson - Hard to pick my favorite, but I do love the first look picture and the groomsmen through the window downtown, and you have to love the socks! We have been recommending you to everyone we talk to!July 11, 2014 – 3:44 am

  • Paul Maisonet - Great pictures! Came out really well! I like Alec’s socks!!July 11, 2014 – 4:57 am

  • Vivian - Weddings are such joyous occasions and these photos truly reflect this.July 12, 2014 – 9:54 pm

Trojan Love

0001San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkWho has the USC Band play for their grand entrance?  Leigh and Scott!  These guys are awesome.  Their first dance song was “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, and it pretty much sums up their beautiful wedding day.  This day was all about joy, as you will see in the images below. 0002San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkBeautiful Leigh.0003San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park“All things in moderation, with a few glorious exceptions.” – Robert Mondavi0004San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkLove this portrait of Scott Rick captured.0005San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkOne of the many really unique things about this ceremony was that Leigh had not yet seen her ring before this day. Scott surprised her with it during the vows.0006San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkLeigh checking out that gorgeous ring.0007San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkA moment during prayer. 0008San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkSee what I mean about the joy?0009San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkHappy.0010San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkSt. Peter’s Church is really special to Leigh because she grew up here. It’s also just really beautiful with all Redwood and stained glass.0011San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkJust married.0012San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkLeigh’s ring was getting a lot of love, so Scott was showing off his ring, too!0013San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkPure happiness.0014San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkCheck out this wedding party!0015San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkJust like they did on their engagement session, these guys travel in style.  Here is Leigh getting into the 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS.  This shot reminds me of a movie still.0016San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThe newlyweds about to drive off to their reception.0017San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThis reception was epic, down to every last detail.0018San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park…and dessert.0019San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkTrojans!0020San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkSurprise grand entrance with the marching band.0021San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park“Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof.”0022San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkScott had some MOVES!

Church  |  St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Del Mar

Reception  |  Private Residence, Rancho Santa Fe

Event Design + Coordination  |  Luxe Events

Hair/Makeup  |  Audra Renee

Florist  |  Shari Woods

Catering  |  Toast

Band  |  NRG

Marching Band  |  USC Trojans

Cake  |  Nothing Bundt Cakes

Desserts  |  Seasons 52

Videographer  |  Quixotic Pictures

  • Carrie - I love the picture of the newlyweds in front of the stain glass windows in the church – stunning! :) July 16, 2014 – 3:40 pm

  • Taya - The picture of their first dance, with the lanterns and lights. Leigh is beaming! :) July 16, 2014 – 4:08 pm

  • Danika - I love the photo of Leigh & Scott walking out of the church after their vows! So happy!July 16, 2014 – 4:45 pm

  • Lindsey - I love the one of you and Scott at the altar where you are laughing. It is such a genuine response to an unforgettable time in your life and also shows the joy that is at the core of who you are!! Love you, Leighbee!!!July 16, 2014 – 5:08 pm

  • Megan - These are so beautiful!! The one of Leigh smiling at the altar is precious – but when they’re walking down the aisle afterwards is priceless. They look so ecstatic and really captures their wonderful personalities and love for each other. Also love the one of Leigh-bee getting into the GTO. classic! <3July 16, 2014 – 5:21 pm

  • Curt Stephenson - As the very, very proud Papa of the Bride I thought the photos really capture some the great moments of the day!!
    It was, for this one special day, the happiest place on earth!!July 16, 2014 – 8:35 pm

  • Cooper Stephenson - I like the black and white picture of Leigh looking down at her ring with Scott standing next to her. It captures their moment very well.July 17, 2014 – 11:13 pm

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