An already rockin’ engagement session turned epic when it came time for sunset. Hands down, THE most amazing sunset I’ve ever seen. As I was shooting the beginning of the sunset, Rick said, “Just wait. It’s going to get better.” I couldn’t image it getting better. But it did! Rick must have said that three times through the course of this sunset. After the sun went down, the sky lit up (photo above), and the colors just started spreading farther and farther across the sky. Jaime and Jared, what a way to celebrate your engagement! I’d say your future looks extremely bright!Under the Scripps Pier.Every time Jaime kisses Jared, she goes up on her toes. So cute!These two have got great chemistry! Just look at their eyes.Jaime is rocking the red nail polish…and that amazing ring!Sweet moment at Scripps Seaside Forum.Rick got this killer silhouette with their reflection on the glass.At the Torrey Pines Gliderport.I was already freaking out at the light here…and then it got even better.The sky is on fire!The obligatory jumping shot. Can you tell these two are athletes?The evening ended with a little visit to their romantic wedding venue, the Estancia in La Jolla.
Rick and I were so excited when we got the news that these two were engaged. Meghan is a dear college friend of ten years, and we first met Patrick at our own wedding seven years ago. We knew after seeing Meghan and Patrick together that this was the real deal. They are such wonderful people individually and it only gets more wonderful when you put them together. What an honor it was to photograph their wedding. Not only was is incredible to experience the days emotions through the camera…we were so thrilled to get to shoot in such a beautiful place! Arlington is just a few miles outside of Boston, and Fall colors were in full effect. The lighting was perfect. The people were so lovely. What an amazing day!The DressPatrick getting ready in their home.This woman is so beautiful! Going over his vows…The dress is just stunning on her.The guys. LOVE this environmental shot, Rick.Heading out to meet her Groom.First look. I’d say he’s in awe.Love this moment. Her hands remind me of a ballerina’s.So happy.Mother of the bride sees her daughter with her (almost) husband.Celtic harp music was played for the ceremony.The Grooms mom ‘giving him away.’ A shot you rarely see.Here comes the bride.I think he’s mustering up all of his strength to hold back the tears.Married! And feeling pretty jolly.More happiness.I don’t think it gets any happier than this!First dance in the historic town hall.
What an incredible day this was! There were many elements that made this day so incredible; one being the location. Rancho Valencia is so relaxed and private, and it really feels like you’re a world away. The spanish style architecture is my favorite. I just love the textures of the tiles, wood, and terra cotta along with the rich, earthy tones. It’s down to earth and elegant at the same time; just stunning. This day actually happened to be the one random day in August that it rained in San Diego (which never happens). Luckily, Carrie and Kye chose a venue that has gorgeous architecture, so we were able to stay dry while still shooting in amazing locations with beautiful scenery. Because of the way the buildings were designed, we were able to still be outside and benefit from the natural light while staying under cover.
The second and most important element that contributed to this day being so amazing was the people. Carrie and Kye are an energetic, fun-loving pair, as you can see from their engagement session. Their friends and family were equally energetic (as you will see here), and it made for an incredible party. So much fun was had by all, and this party was off the hook. What a great way to start your married life together. Congratulations Carrie and Kye!
The beautiful bride heading out the door to see her future husband.The lovely ladies.Rings.Floral wreaths are just so beautiful!This amazing bouquet goes so perfectly in this scene.The groom buttoning up.These are some proud sock wearers.Kye.Carrie.A sweet embrace before the ceremony.Love this scene.Color and texture.Flower girls.Her expression here says it all.His expression does also.Exchanging rings. Their smiles are all you need to see to get this moment.Good times after the ceremony.Fun was had by all!The rings on the couple’s beloved beach cruiser.
Venue | Rancho Valencia
Coordination | CBS Lifestylist
Hair | Lab A Salon
Makeup | Elana T Beauty
Florist | Isari Flower Studio
Guitarist | Jonny Tarr
DJ | Sage Productions
Videographer | Rubinstein Wedding Images
Cake | CAKE
Here are some images from the wedding on Harbour Island that we were so fortunate to get to document. This day was unbelievable. It kind of felt like a dream, really. The day started with rain and ended with the bride, groom, and guests in the pool. Actually, that was the way the day ended. The party went on until sunrise! The epic sunset (above) marked the end of the ceremony and the party began with the Junkanoo band (below). There was a lot of laughter, a few tears (of joy), great food, many Goombay Smashes, and lots of music and dancing. Rick and I will never forget this incredible day in this magical place.The groom checking out the rain.This dapper Groom is ready to get this party started.The Bride.Waiting for her groom to arrive…I love this portrait of the gorgeous bride; so elegant. Almost balletic. She is the definition of stunning.The ceremony location was moved, last minute, due to rain… This was plan B. Bride and Groom…This is the vibe that this couple emits..and it’s contageous!The local Junkanoo band kicked off the celebration.Married.The couple soaks it all in before heading to the reception.Party time. These guys can dance!Sweet mother-daughter moment.Collard shirts came off pretty quickly…And soon, everyone was in the pool.
Coordination | Jay Jay Percentie
Ceremony Venue | Private Residence, Harbour Island
Reception Venue | The Rock House
Videography | Buzz Media
This is Harbour Island; a small island with a big personality. Being only three miles long, the preferred mode of transportation is by golf cart. No cars needed. The people are some of the warmest you’ll ever meet. In fact, you can’t pass by anyone on this island without waving hello. When you arrive on the island, the welcome sign reads “Harbour Island: Home of Friendly People.” The sand is pink. The fish are plentiful. This place is a hidden paradise tucked away in the Bahamas. Rick and I consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have been asked to photograph a wedding here for an amazing couple. Wedding photos coming soon. For now, just relax and enjoy some images from around the island.FishermanFishing NetsThe BayBoys playing in the water near a pile of conk shellsThis is the delicious animal that once lived in the conk shell.I’m not sure how they got these license plates, since there aren’t really cars on the island.Local DogSome sweet local kidsThe rooster catcherOne of the many amazing sunsetsThe LandingRootsDoors of the Rock HouseDockSecurity guard at Viccum Night Club.Owner of Viccum proudly sharing the famous ‘biggest coconut on the Island’.Local guy at the club.This was pretty much how each day ended…