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

Kelley and Tony’s Coastal Wedding

0001 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticI chose to share the above image first because it really captures the essence of this couple: sweet, relaxed, kind and genuinely happy…not to mention gorgeous!  Kelley and Tony planned a wedding day that reflected these qualities, as you can see below. I hope you enjoy seeing some sweet moments of this day through our eyes/lenses;-)0003 San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic0004 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticBeautiful bride0005 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticGorgeous bouquets0006 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticFlower girl0007 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticThe guys cruising the alleys of P.B.  They look like they might be up to trouble?0008 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticKiller portrait of Tony, taken by Rick in Kelley and Tony’s home0009 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticUnplanned moments are the best.  This is rad on many levels…I especially love the socks;-)0010 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticNaturally beautiful bride in naturally beautiful setting…0001San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic Creative Husband Wife Team Engagement Session Balboa ParkBridesmaids on the beach0012 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticGiving his daughter away…such a beautiful moment.0014 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticThis image pretty much sums up the vibe of the day.0015 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticProud Mother.0016 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticThe moment after the first kiss as husband and wife. 0017 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticThe knot is tied.0018 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticLove this!0019 San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic0020 San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic0021 San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic0022 San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic0023 San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic0024 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticFirst of a lifetime of sunsets as husband and wife…0026 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticIt’s not really a party unless there is some limbo.0027 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticRockin’ out0028 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticLast dance of the evening

 

Venue  |  Del Mar Powerhouse

Coordinator  |   Elements of Style

Florist  | Elements of Style

Caterer  |  The French Gourmet

Wedding Officiate  |  SD Wedding Guy

Open Air Photo Booth  Snapshot Studios

Videographer  |  Blue Pearl Weddings

Guitarist  |  Nate Donnis

DJ  |  JMC Events

Dessert  |  Pinkberry

  • Allison Hawa - I love the pic of Kel and Tony walking on the beach holding hands. The sky looks beautiful and they look so relaxed.March 21, 2014 – 4:13 am

  • Nick Wadnal - The limbo one is great. Funny how it is all guys and no girls. HahaMarch 21, 2014 – 7:30 pm

  • Debbie Bowen - Such a proud moment! So lucky to now have a daughter as beautiful and kind as Kelley! Tony, you did great! Can’t wait to see more! Love!March 21, 2014 – 11:02 pm

  • Debbie Bowen - The candid pics bring back all the fun memories…love the “rockin out” one!March 22, 2014 – 10:28 am

  • Louise Helliwell - Sunset silhouette of bridal couple holding hands — capturing the bird in flight, great!March 22, 2014 – 11:35 pm

  • Maryann Zito - Great pictures!! Of love the candid pictures of Tonys Mom and Kelleys Dad celebrating the love and union of there childrenMarch 24, 2014 – 11:11 am

  • Susan (Aunt Susie) - I’m torn between the GQ picture of Tony & his groomsmen walking up the street and the one of Tony & Kelley walking the beach (with the surfer faded in the background). I like the black & white/grey look of both – they capture the calm, the quiet, the essence of the day — at least BEFORE the party! Beautiful pictures all.March 24, 2014 – 12:24 pm

  • Colette Zito - All the pictures are soo beautiful one of my favorites is tony and Kelley on the beach holding hands in the sunset another one is my aunt deb smiling so proud of her son! Such a beautiful wedding!March 25, 2014 – 2:26 am

  • Debbie Colette - WOW! Is all I can say! These pictures are amazing and capture the essence of every moment being celebrated that special day. I love, love, love the first photo of Kelley and Tony chosen by the photographer and my second favorite has to be the guys walking down the street…..it’s like you are all playing a part in a big George Clooney movie!! LOL!March 31, 2014 – 9:59 pm

Cruising in Del Mar | Leigh and Scott

0001 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticWhat a FUN shoot for us and a perfect date for Leigh and Scott.  We started out at San Dieguito Park, where Leigh and Scott cruised in this super cool Pontiac GTO.  (I have to admit, I really wish I had a photo of Rick and me like the one above!)   We then headed to Dog Beach in Del Mar for an INCREDIBLE sunset and some frolicking on the beach.  The evening ended with a few drinks at Shimbashi Japanese Restaurant in Del Mar, where Leigh and Scott had their first date.  Kind of cool how things come full circle in a beautiful way :-)  What a perfect day.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 Photojournalistic0008 San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic0009 San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic0010 San Diego Wedding Photographer Photojournalistic

  • Curt Stephenson - The fourth picture is the best with Scott hugging Leigh in the red shirt. She’s smiling and looks so happy!March 8, 2014 – 12:14 am

  • Megan - I love all of these!! The first one is probably my favorite. It looks like a scene from a movie :) March 8, 2014 – 12:16 am

  • Brittany - Beautiful engagement photos of Leigh & Scott! They are all amazing, and the sunset pic especially is absolutely gorgeous!March 8, 2014 – 12:20 am

  • Audra - Beautiful work, as usual!
    They are al fantastic- the moving shot in the car, and the black and white where they are embracing with their eyes closed are both favs! They look so in love!!! Great job capturing itMarch 8, 2014 – 12:38 am

  • Aimee - These are all so cute Leigh! I love all of them!March 8, 2014 – 1:17 am

  • Cooper Stephenson - The 4th photo down of Scott hugging Leigh is the best one, followed by the first one of them in the car.March 8, 2014 – 1:40 am

  • Adrianna - So beautiful! Love the black and white on the beach.March 8, 2014 – 4:43 am

  • Meg Holgate - BEAUTIFUL! These are absolutely amazing. Couldn’t possibly pick a fave but I definitely love #4 & 9 – perfectly captured the way you guys laugh and love each other!!March 8, 2014 – 6:28 am

  • Michelle - What a beautiful couple!! I love all of these pics! XOXOMarch 8, 2014 – 4:55 pm

  • Danika - Leigh Bee and Scotty these are all so wonderful!! If I HAVE to pick a favorite it would be the 1st one.March 8, 2014 – 4:57 pm

  • Courtney - LOVE them all! So beautiful. My favorite is definitely the one of Scott hugging Leigh, such a raw moment of happiness. So excited to celebrate with you both in May.March 9, 2014 – 6:05 pm

  • Carrie - Love them all, especially the tree pic – stunning shot! :) March 9, 2014 – 8:00 pm

  • Lindsey - Great shoot! The last one is absolutely my favorite. It’s obviously a very sweet and authentic moment that was caught on camera.March 9, 2014 – 9:37 pm

  • Jason - I really like the first pic of Scott and Leigh in the car followed closely by the one of Scott hugging Leigh. Great pics!March 12, 2014 – 12:34 am

  • Kate - I really like the 4th photo with Leigh so happy and Scott so cuddly. Very nice with the red shirt which stands out and the beautiful yellow tree framing the scene in the background. Very well done!March 15, 2014 – 2:13 am

  • Alexis - I love the color beach photo! So dramatic and gorgeous!March 21, 2014 – 7:02 pm

Zahra + Julio’s Bright Celebration

0001 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographerZahra and Julio’s wedding in Balboa Park was…well, perfect.  The weather was gorgeous.  Zahra and Julio were just glowing. Their guests were excited.  The wedding party was energetic  And the colors…oh, the colors! My favorite part.  They planned a wedding that was bright and brilliant, and it really set the tone for the day. This was a celebration.  And the colors were a visual representation of that.  It wasn’t just a celebration of the marriage of Zahra and Julio but of the union of their families and friends, as well as their cultures. The clothing, music and traditions added so much to the colorful day.  I hope you enjoy seeing come of our favorite moments from the day…0002 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographer

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Portrait of Zahra0004 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographerZahra in the light
0005 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographerFinishing touches for Julio
0006 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographerKeeping it classy
0008 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographerJulio in the light

0009 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographerThe gentlemen looking dapper in the Plaza0010 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographerSari in the wind
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The lovely ladies0012 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographerBright and beautiful in the Alcazar Gardens0013 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographerThe henna. The sapphire. So strikingly beautiful.0014 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographerAdmiring the henna.0015 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographerStealing a kiss0016 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographerBeaming bride0017 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographerVows0019 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographerJulio’s gentle gesture towards his beautiful wife is just so beautiful. 0020 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographerOne of the guests during the ceremony, blocking the sun, with no idea they were displaying this beautiful and fitting quote.0021 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographerTime to celebrate0022 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographer0023 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographerCleaning up the last petal0024 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographerBright and brilliant0025 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographer

Right after the ceremony, there was this beautiful ray of sunlight coming through the trees.  We had to snag the rings from the newlyweds and get a shot of the rings in this gorgeous light.0026 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographerZahra and Julio steal a sneak peek of the ballroom before the reception.0028 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographerI love the brilliant jewell tones…0029 San Diego photojournalistic wedding photographerThe Sapatia Ceremony:  Covered clay plates (filled with symbolic items) are placed in front of the couple. The couple must break the sapatia by stepping on them, thereby releasing the gifts they contain.  It is said that the first person to break the sapatia will rule the household…And Zahra made sure to break hers first!
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Venue  |  The Prado

Coordinator  |   Courtney Dahl Carcioppolo, Breezy Day Weddings 

Makeup and Hair  |   Haim Limited Salon 

Florist  |   Organic Elements

DJ  |  Injoy Entertainment

Bakery  |  Flour Power

Bridal Party Wear  |  Borrow It Bindaas

  • Mr Faizal - That sapatia photo of just the feet needs to be framed and put up on your wall immediately!February 28, 2014 – 9:13 pm

  • Hanif - Amazing photos.February 28, 2014 – 9:21 pm

  • Adam - These are all beautiful. Although the 1st, 3rd and the “Time to Celebrate” are particularly striking to me. The last photo is awesome as well.February 28, 2014 – 10:27 pm

  • Neena - I completely agree with Faizal, the picture of the feet is just wonderful! Zahra is such a beautiful bride and these photos captured that so well. My favorite one of Julio getting dressed is so special. Thank you for sharing and so glad that I got to be a part of this joyous occasion.February 28, 2014 – 10:45 pm

  • Nazlin - The photos capture the essence, beauty and joy of the day and of the beautiful coupleMarch 1, 2014 – 12:29 am

  • Jaime Peterson - Ahhhhh amazing!!! You have captured the spark and beauty that is Zahra and Julio! And thank goodness you captured zahra cheating to win the house hold power!!! Can’t wait to the see rest of them!!March 1, 2014 – 12:48 am

  • Zahra - Cheat?? I anticipated! And yes that’s my favorite picture….that or the one of all of the handsome gentlemen. I love them all and how they portray the happiness of the day. Thank you Rick & Bernadette!March 1, 2014 – 6:36 am

  • Jenna - Fantastic photos, brilliant wedding, amazing couple!!March 1, 2014 – 10:50 am

  • Florida aunty - Lovely wedding!March 1, 2014 – 10:56 am

  • Adam - Totally agree! The Sapatia Ceremony photo is amazing and must go on the wall! I like the shot of the rings as well–beaming!. These are all wonderful and they commemorate the bright and beautiful couple on their absolutely picturesque wedding day. So glad to have been there! Love!March 1, 2014 – 12:37 pm

  • Mayra - You guys look amazing. I am very happy for you!March 1, 2014 – 7:59 pm

  • Alba - Las fotos estan muy bonitas. Me gustaron mucho. Buen trabajo.March 1, 2014 – 8:05 pm

  • Mayra - These pictures are amazing. I can’t wait to see the rest!March 1, 2014 – 8:08 pm

  • Mary Anne Hegedus - Stephen & I enjoyed looking at all the wonderful photos. It reminded us of the happiness & joy we shared on this special day. The narratives bring life to the pictures. They are a unique addition to the wedding album. The pictures remind us how fortunate we were to be a part of the wedding. Our wish is many years of future happiness.March 1, 2014 – 9:40 pm

  • Rhonda - Beautiful day and beautiful photographs to remember!March 2, 2014 – 1:46 am

  • Julie - These are absolutely amazing! My favs are the first and last…plus sari in the wind. Z you look magical in that one! The last one is a pretty perfect summary of your relationship :pMarch 3, 2014 – 2:25 am

  • Edwin Martinez - These photos are amazing! The silhouette photo of Adam keeping classy and the Sapatia Ceremony photos are some of my favorites. I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos. Awesome Wedding!!March 3, 2014 – 5:30 am

  • shamim aunty - What wonderful memories these pictures conjure up of your recent wedding. It was truly a magical event, and Zahra, you looked so radiant and beautiful. I am so proud of the lovely, confident yet kind and fun loving young lady you have blossomed into.I enjoyed meeting Julio’s family and am not surprised that you and Julio have such great friends – it reflects on the wonderful couple that you are. Am looking forward to more pictures……..March 3, 2014 – 5:33 pm

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