Kilts, Sporrans, a Piper, and a Beautiful Lass

0001San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkWow.  Sam and Jeff really know how to have fun. This was such a fun wedding!  The Rancho Bernardo Inn was the perfect backdrop for this Scottish wedding.  Jeff was dashing in his kilt and sporran; Samantha was just gorgeous.  Both were glowing, as you can see in the images below.  The day was beautiful, and I must reiterate that everyone had a lot of fun.  You’ll see what I mean when you see the photos…0002San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkLacing up the dress.0003San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkBeautiful detail of the dress, taken by our wonderful photographer, Lori.0004San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkLove the shapes and shadows here.0005San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkJeff getting ready for the big day…0006San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkSam’s Father helping Jeff to properly lace up those Ghillies.0007San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkJust stunning.0008San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThe amazingly talented bagpiper, who also happens to be my brother, Ben Johnston.0009San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkPerfect day for a wedding!0010San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkVows.0011San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkA lovely fleeting moment before the kiss.0012San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkSo at peace here…0013San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkDancing in the light.0014San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkTo fully appreciate this photo, you must google ‘True Scotsman.’  I’ll just say that these guys were honoring tradition.0015San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkA Facetime moment….0016San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThere was a little confusion when I said, “let’s see a kiss!”0017San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkFirst dance.0018San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThis image pretty much sums up Sam and Jeff.0019San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkCatching the garter.0020San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThe cigar bar was thoroughly enjoyed.0021San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkShirts came off.

Venue  |  Rancho Bernardo Inn

Coordination  |  Cory Evans

Hair and Makeup  |  Chelsea Gonzalez

Florist  |  Botanic Allure

Caterer + Bakery  |  Rancho Bernardo Inn

Videographer  |  Quixotic Pictures

Officiant  |  Patrick Lewellen

Bagpiper  |  Ben Johnston

DJ  |  TNT Mobile DJs

Southern California Coastal Wedding

0001San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkYou may recognize this gorgeous couple from their engagement session that we posted a few weeks back.  They were just as happy here on their wedding day as they were on the beautiful evening we photographed them in San Juan Capistrano.  However, on their wedding day, Desai and Li just expressed an even greater depth of emotions that was visible though their expressions. There was so much love in the air. Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes offered a breathtaking backdrop to the days events; romantic and classy, yet relaxed and natural. I hope these images reflect the beauty that was abundant on Desai and Li’s gorgeous wedding day!0002San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkChecking out the engagement ring before another ring joins it!0003San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkBreathtakingly beautiful bride.0004San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkWindow.0005San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThe handsome groom all ready for the big day.0006San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkBlue skies.0007San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThe guys.0008San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThe altar.0009San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThe ladies.0010San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkSoft and romantic color palette.0011San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkWalking down the aisle.0012San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkTears of joy.0013San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkAs part of their ceremony, Desai and Li completed the painting of the Chinese character for ‘love.’0015San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkLove catching the expressions of the kids.0016San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkHeading to the reception.0017San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkBirds.0018San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkFirst look.0019San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkSilhouettes.0020San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkEmbrace.0021San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThese guys are looking pretty awesome here.0022San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkFirst dance.

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Venue  |  Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes

Coordination  |  De Luxe Events

DJ  |  Vox DJ

Flowers  |  Little Hill Floral Design

Bakery  |  Kings Hawaiian Bakery

Officiant  | Rev. Don Johnson

Makeup  |  Chae Ki Kang

Musicians  |  Amy Hite and Scott Cummings

Videography  |  Iris and Light Cinema

Photo Booth  |  Snapshot Studios

Welcome to the world, Havana!

0001San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkSo happy to see another beautiful life join this world!  It wasn’t too long ago that we were photographing Havana’s big brother Taj in his first few weeks.  And Leslie and Jordan look just as happy as they did then.  Congratulations on this precious gift, you guys!  You are such a beautiful family (dogs included)!0002San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkSweet little smile.0003San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkBeautiful family.0004San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkTaj reaching up to touch his baby sister.0005San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkBig brother.0006San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkSleeping Havana by the window0007San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkBaby feet…they’ll never be this soft again!0008San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkMother and daughter0009San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkSo sweet…0010San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThis girl is posing in her sleep!0011San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkProud Papa0012San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkThis just makes me smile…

Rachelle + Rommel’s Perfect Day

0001 San Diego wedding photojournalismWe feel so lucky to have been able to work with this wonderful couple.  Rachelle and Rommel are warm, fun and genuine…and their wedding day was a perfect reflection of them.  Beautiful, beautiful day!0002 San Diego wedding photojournalism“Love Conquers all.”  Rick browsed the old books in the school house for the perfect page to photograph the rings on.0003 San Diego wedding photojournalismVeil detail.0004 San Diego wedding photojournalismLove this swing! It was this swing that inspired Rick to make a rope swing for our tree at home.  People can’t help but smile when they swing, as you can see.0005 San Diego wedding photojournalismGetting into the suit.0006 San Diego wedding photojournalismOne of my favorite shots from the day.  This little boy was awesome!  The groomsman was pretty cool, too;-)0007 San Diego wedding photojournalismThe guys…not afraid to show some love!0008 San Diego wedding photojournalismDoesn’t this photo just make you smile?0009 San Diego wedding photojournalismRommel sees his beautiful bride as she walks down the aisle.  Quite a moment…0010 San Diego wedding photojournalismTying the knot.0011 San Diego wedding photojournalismAn emotional moment during the ceremony.0013 San Diego wedding photojournalismThe swing again!0014 San Diego wedding photojournalismRings0015 San Diego wedding photojournalismBeautiful Rachelle.  She is so stunning!0016 San Diego wedding photojournalismMother son moment0017 San Diego wedding photojournalismHaha. What’s a bride to do without her bouquet?0018 San Diego wedding photojournalismThese guys are so happy.0019 San Diego wedding photojournalismFirst dance.  Beautiful song played by Paul Prudente!0020 San Diego wedding photojournalismGreat cake topper!0021 San Diego wedding photojournalismOne last dance in the moonlight0022 San Diego wedding photojournalismThe getaway!0023 San Diego wedding photojournalism

Officiant  |  Bethel Nathan
Venue  |  Green Gables Wedding Estate
Coordinators  |  Phillip and Jill  Green Gables Wedding Estate
Dj  |  DJ Erik Ctarr
Make Up Artists  |  Mhar Cabradilla & Myrene James
Caterer/Baker  |  Green Gables Wedding Estate
Videographer  |   XoXo Wedding Studio Production
Florist  |  Kien Nguyen of SignatureK Events & Flowers
Musician  |   Paul Prudente

  • Jesse - I personally like Romell showing his emotion… Still hard to pick favorites! All of them are great…June 26, 2014 – 2:15 am

Jess and Dave’s Vineyard Wedding

0001 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticCongrats to this amazing couple on their recent anniversary!  Thought I’d post some great moments from their amazing wedding day… Enjoy!0002 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticLove the linen ties.0004 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticThis girl is gorgeous! And look at her dress! Her Mother made this! Can you believe it? It’s incredible.0005 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticChecking a text before heading to see his soon to be wife.0006 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticMother and daughter.0007 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticFirst look.0008 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticIt’s kind of fitting that their first look was on a bridge.  For their engagement shoot, we shot on a few bridges:-)0009 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticWhat makes these shades even cooler is that their initials + date were on all of them and they were favors for the guests. They sure came in handy on this gorgeous sunny day.0010 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticSigning the Ketubah in the cellar room.0011 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticKiss from Mother…0012 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticChuppah with the names of their families carved in the posts. I believe the posts will be used to make a dining table for Jess and Dave.  What an amazing idea.0013 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticA photo is worth a thousand words…0014 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticJess’ Mother making the same expression!0015 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticProud Father of the bride.0016 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticDave is beaming.0017 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticIn the vineyards.

0019 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticBouquet on barrel. 0020 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticFirst dance.

 

Venue  |  Orfila Winery

Catering  |  Terra American Bistro

 

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