Kristen and Jeff’s Wedding | Pasadena

0001 Destination Photographer PhotojournalisticWe feel so fortunate to have met this wonderful couple!  Jeff and Kristen have a sign in their kitchen that says, “Enter as strangers, leave as friends.” This so perfectly describes the way you feel around these two. They have become instant friends, and we feel so lucky to have been a part of such a special time in their lives.  Check out some images from their beautiful wedding day…0002 Destination Photographer PhotojournalisticLove.0003 Destination Photographer PhotojournalisticKristen letting the light flood in.0004 Destination Photographer PhotojournalisticJeff, a chef and food connoisseur, slicing up some mango.0005 Destination Photographer Photojournalistic0006 Destination Photographer PhotojournalisticRick found this page in a cookbook in Jeff and Kristen’s home.  Kind of perfect for these two lovers of gardening and all things edible.0007 Destination Photographer PhotojournalisticThe first look under their lemon tree.0008 Destination Photographer PhotojournalisticSo sweet.0009 Destination Photographer PhotojournalisticA kiss at the Gamble House, the iconic Arts and Crafts style home in Pasadena, which is now a National Historic Landmark.  There are no nails in this building, just wooden pegs!  It’s simple and strong; built to last… kind of a cool symbol for Jeff and Kristen’s marriage:-)0010 Destination Photographer PhotojournalisticA sweet embrace.0012 Destination Photographer PhotojournalisticWhen Kristen looked up towards the sky, we knew that was the shot.  She’s just radiant. 0013 Destination Photographer PhotojournalisticWowsa.0014 Destination Photographer Photojournalistic0015 Destination Photographer Photojournalistic0017 Destination Photographer Photojournalistic‘In My Life’0018 Destination Photographer PhotojournalisticFlower girl silhouette0019 Destination Photographer PhotojournalisticDropping the flower petals…0020 Destination Photographer PhotojournalisticSo much joy here.0021 Destination Photographer PhotojournalisticThe look says it all.0022 Destination Photographer PhotojournalisticTears of joy.0023 Destination Photographer PhotojournalisticThe adorable flower girl0024 Destination Photographer PhotojournalisticThe ring bearer taking a rest from his duties…

Church  |  Church of the Recessional

Reception  |  NBC Seafood Restaurant

 

 

  • melody - My favorite is the 12th photo posted…the one where jeff and kristen are holding hands and smiling….lots of love and laughter as husband and wifeApril 12, 2014 – 6:45 am

  • Yvette - Yes lots of love, laughter and joy on Kristen and Jeff’s special day. These pictures really captured that! What a beautiful couple.April 12, 2014 – 8:54 pm

  • Yvette - My favorite is the one captioned ‘the look says it all’ because my brother is so very happy.April 13, 2014 – 6:57 am

  • Emy - My favorite is the photo that is captioned “Tears of Joy”..the expressions in Kristen’s face vividly shown how happy she is. It’s a touching scene for me, I even cried while viewing it..APRIL 13, 2014-10:40PMApril 14, 2014 – 5:43 am

Valerie + Andrew | Balboa Park and Coronado

0001San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThis was such a fun shoot! Valerie and Andrew were just as easy going and fun-loving as they were fashionable.  We hope you enjoy checking out these images.0002San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park0003San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThis image totally captures the vibe of Valerie and Andrew!0004San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkStripes!0005San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkGorgeous0006San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park“Ideal.”0007San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park0008San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkAre these two professional models or what? 0009San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park0010San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkMore stripes!0011San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThe day wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the beach…0012San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park0013San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park

  • Kristine Louie - Such a beautiful couple! Love the variety and different angles of the pictures. I’ve got too many favorites to call out! Congrats V+A <3April 2, 2014 – 2:42 am

  • Mindy - Too cute!!April 2, 2014 – 3:10 am

  • Mindy - I love the first! It captures such a sweet momentApril 2, 2014 – 3:11 am

  • Michelle - I love the 2nd to last picture with the sunset in the background and the silhouette. The color scheme is perfect!April 2, 2014 – 3:23 am

  • kane - Photo #8 got to love the way the light shine on those two. Yeah am a sucker for the use of lights and shadow. Val and Andrew are looking cool. : )April 2, 2014 – 4:48 am

  • Enny - I absolutely love the 3rd to last. Being both of their friends through the years, this picture truly embodies them as a couple. Andrew adores her and its in these moments when Val shines best! They look exquisitely happy in this shot — Great capture!April 2, 2014 – 5:41 am

  • Caroline - I love the fashionable picture narrated as “more stripes!” Beautiful pictures Val & Andrew!April 2, 2014 – 5:43 am

  • Archie - 4, 8, 10, 11, 12. Perrrrfect model shots all around. :) Loooove these!!April 2, 2014 – 5:43 am

  • Alex - #11 and #13 are my favorite! Very candid and beautiful!!April 2, 2014 – 6:16 am

  • Haylie - I love their “model shot” they could totally both be professional models. What a gorgeous shoot!!April 2, 2014 – 2:41 pm

  • Crystal Nguyen - I really like the one with them walking on the beach having their arms around each other. With Andrew kissing Val on the cheek. It just looks so natural and sweet! :) April 2, 2014 – 3:13 pm

  • tracey - Beautiful couple…loved all the pics :) April 4, 2014 – 3:31 am

  • Olivia - the 4th or 8th one! Both embody their model status & fashion! All so beautiful! Congrats Valerie & Andrew :) April 4, 2014 – 3:32 am

  • Jennifer - I love the 10th picture. You guys look so happy and in love! Congratulations Valerie!April 4, 2014 – 4:03 am

  • James M - Fucking awesome pix! Love that jacket Andrew, I gotta get me one of those! Val beautiful as always!April 4, 2014 – 4:03 am

  • lindsey - These pictures are gorgeous! I love that tree too!April 4, 2014 – 4:04 am

  • James M - I don’t read instructions so I pay the price of having to comment again, #10.April 4, 2014 – 4:05 am

  • Hai-Au Luu - I love the third-to-last picture. Pretty colors and a cute pose!April 4, 2014 – 4:38 am

  • Vi - Gorgeous pictures! Especially the tree ones!April 4, 2014 – 5:53 am

  • Diana - I like #6 for the amazing backdrop, #7 for the laughter, #11 for the natural, sincere moment that was captured and the color that brings attention to Valerie, and #12 for the beautiful contrast between them and the sunset.April 4, 2014 – 5:59 am

  • Love - I like the walking on the sand one… Simple and captures the moment for me… April 4, 2014 – 6:31 am

  • Tracy - I love #8! Lighting is awesome and def model status!!April 4, 2014 – 7:16 am

  • Jennyane - The “Ideal” and “Gorgeous” pictures, I think, capture their love and admiration for one another. It’s so sweet to see such loving couples! Congratulations, Valerie and Andrew. :) April 4, 2014 – 3:18 pm

  • Stephanie - Ahhhhhh! I must say my favorite is number 8! I love the shot and how they are posed! it just oozes super chic and cool! Oh you two! we all know you guys have the “fierce”look down pat ;) April 4, 2014 – 8:40 pm

  • Juel - My favorite is number 12!April 5, 2014 – 2:50 am

Jackson and Co.

0001San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkSome beautiful moments from Little Jackson’s first weeks at home.  This little guy is so loved…by his parents, and by his furry little siblings!  We photographed his parents wedding five years ago, so we were so thrilled to hear of their news and that they wanted us to document this most precious time for their family.  We look forward to witnessing Jackson’s growth through the years…through our cameras.  What an amazing job we have.0003San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkI couldn’t help but snag this image with Shilo’s reflection as she was rocking Jackson to sleep.0005San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkBaby yawns are the best!0006San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkFather – son moment.  I just love that their wedding photo is framed on the dresser…and also the measuring stick in the background…and the window light reflected in the mirror. There’s a whole story in this image.0002San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkSuch a beautiful family.  I just love the way Shilo is gently touching Jackson’s sweet little head:-)0007San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThis is Kaos.  She was at the engagement shoot and the wedding 5 years ago.  I think she looks quite regal here.0008San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkSo sweet!0004San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkJust an ordinary moment where Shilo was burping Jackson. To me, these ordinary moments are the most precious, because they are the ones you forget.  Now, it can’t be forgotten…because it was photographed:-)0009San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkSweet baby’s head cradled in Mom and Dad’s hands.  It will never be this small again…0010San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkShilo looks like an angel in this image. I mean, seriously. This is just such a beautiful moment!

  • Sabrina - Love the one where your holdin Jackson’s head, when Jackson is yawning and when John is feeding himMarch 27, 2014 – 9:57 pm

  • Erika Hayden - I love these pics! My favorite is the one when you are burping Jackson ☺️March 27, 2014 – 11:27 pm

  • robert burke - Jackson and the Dogs, along with all the photographs, are priceless.March 27, 2014 – 11:33 pm

  • Amy Bird - My favorite is the one with Kaos sniffing Jackson’s lil hands!March 27, 2014 – 11:38 pm

  • Jose - My favorite pic is the one where Shilo is rocking Jackson to sleep. Love it!March 28, 2014 – 1:14 am

Dionne + Alan | In the Woods and By the Sea

0001San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkWhat a perfect San Diego day!  Starting in the woods and ending by the Sea, Dionne and Alan graced two of my favorite landscapes with their gorgeous, happy selves.  Rick and I are so happy they were willing to scale the side of a steep slope for the shot below, where the sun was just glowing so beautifully as it peeped through the trees.  The perfect ending to the afternoon on the beach was when Alan scooped up Dionne and ran into the ocean, carrying her! Doesn’t get more romantic than that…especially since he proposed to her there:-)I hope you enjoy these moments from a perfect afternoon…0002San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park0003San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park0004San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park0005San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park0006San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park0007San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park0008San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park0009San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park0010San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park0011San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park

Brynley Heather

0001San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkWe are so fortunate to have been asked to photograph this beautiful baby in her first weeks of life, along with her wonderful Mom and Dad during their first weeks of parenthood. To me, this is the most precious time in a parent’s lifetime…when a new life has just begun and when a parent is growing into their new, incredibly important role…that of a Mother or Father. This time is full of transformation, and it’s beautiful to witness.  We shot Colleen and Kellen’s wedding a few years back, so this is even more special for us.  I hope you enjoy seeing a little slice of Brynley’s life at two weeks!0002San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkLook at those eyes. And check out that gorgeous hat…made by Grandma.0003San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkI just love the brilliant colors in their home.0004San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park0005San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkA real moment that rarely gets documented, even though it’s what we as parents spend the majority of the first two years doing…changing the diaper.0006San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park0007San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park0008San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park0009San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa Park

Even though she was asleep, Brynley reached up for her Mama’s face during this moment. So sweet.

  • Carrie Cotter - So precious!!! Love all of them!!! Perfect family. :) xoxo, CarrieMarch 21, 2014 – 9:04 pm

  • Laura Harden - They are all so great! My fav is the family shot at the end. You guys look perfect with that baby girl. These photos highlight the new love in your life beautifully. XoMarch 22, 2014 – 2:39 am

  • Melissa Brown - These are so special! I LOVE that they were taken in your own home. I think the last one is my fav! I love the bikes in the back but most of all I love how relaxed she looks in her mama’s arms!March 22, 2014 – 3:33 am

  • Lydia Kucich - These pictures are absolutely beautiful and truly capture life within the first two weeks with a newborn! I love them all, but the picture of Daddy changing Brynley’s diaper melts my heart. Second place goes to the photo where she is wrapping her arms around her mama! Amazing!March 22, 2014 – 5:01 am

  • katie snyder - I love Brynly in that bashful hat her grandma made. She is so precious.March 22, 2014 – 5:03 am

  • Heather - Love them all!! The picture where Bryn is wearing the bow is my favorite!March 22, 2014 – 2:54 pm

  • Julia Irvin - Oh man we have to pick one! First of all I LOVE that you took them in the home where Brynly first began! That is such a great idea and will make for great picture memories! I have top three….The last pic of your darling little family, momma and baby by the window and Brynly with the bow! BEAUTIFUL!March 22, 2014 – 5:50 pm

  • Emily - Love! Brynley is so precious :) the one with the wool hat and blanket is my fav, but I love them all!March 22, 2014 – 7:19 pm

  • Rowland O'Flaherty - Awesome pictures. I love the colors. My favorite is the one of Brynley wearing the hat looking straight at the camera. She has such gorgeous.March 23, 2014 – 2:58 pm

  • Janet O'Flaherty - Bryn Pics are lovely, especially the one with Bryn holding up her hand to her parents, and Bryn’s eyes are amazing.March 27, 2014 – 6:04 am

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