What a beautiful afternoon we had exploring Balboa Park with this stylish + fun couple. We pretty much just walked down the corridors of El Prado until we became inspired, which happened often. We loved the way Jessica and Ryan looked in front of those beautiful wooden doors in front of the San Diego History Center. Then we stopped by the iconic Botanical Building to look for Koi fish and turtles hidden amongst the growing lotus…and snap a few photos. Our wanderings then took us behind the Prado, and we ended up on Cabrillo Bridge just as the sun was setting. Jessica and Ryan were so stylish and really could have posed for a magazine. Yet, not only did they look good, but their expressions and interactions were all heart. So much love was present between these two. We wish them a very beautiful wedding in Chicago, and we’re so happy we were able to tell a little bit of their story through these photos taken in the heart of San Diego where they have spent some formative years together.
What an unforgettable shoot. Brooke and Kyle are an amazing couple who we first met in 2010 to photograph their engagement session on their family’s property in Julian. We went on to shoot their incredible wedding (again on the property) the next year. Five years later, they contact us to let us know they are expecting a baby girl and would like us to take some pictures. This is one of my favorite things about our job; to get to document numerous milestones in the life of a family. We are so lucky!
All three shoots took place on family property. The first shoot was on the grandparents property, the wedding was at the parents home, and this maternity session took place right near Brooke and Kyle’s new property. All shoots involved a stop at Brooke’s childhood home, and the tree you see above (up on the hill) was a focal point that Rick and I were repeatedly drawn to. Now, Brooke and Kyle have photos near this beautiful tree over a five year period; spanning their falling in love, getting married, and starting a family. I love the symbolism of the tree.
It rained, and we embraced it! It made for some beautiful, saturated colors and a mystical ambiance. Thanks for being such a trooper, Brooke! People can get wet. Cameras can’t. Thanks to Kyle and Rick for helping keep my gear dry!So happy.This image is all about Brooke and Kyle’s expressions.Beautiful belly!Anyone who’s been pregnant can hopefully relate to this image. The rewards far outweigh the challenges a pregnancy can bring. I just love this sweet moment.The silhouette of the pregnant form is so beautiful.Kyle’s old baby shoes next to their baby girl’s new shoes.Any day now… this is such a magical time.Baby shoes. Check out that beautiful fog.The family.
Here are some of our favorite images from Cameron and Justine’s beautiful wedding at the gorgeous Ranch at Bandy Canyon. This day was so exciting! Here’s why. There were some sprinkles of rain in the morning which transformed into incredibly clear blue skies for the ceremony. Justine and Cameron were filled with so much joy. The wedding party and guests were super fun. Many of the guests flew out from Australia (Cameron’s Motherland). And then there was Dakota, Justine’s horse, who was full of personality. Lastly, this crowd knew how to party. The reception was amazing. We can’t think of anything that could have made this a more fun (and beautiful) celebration. Our favorite image is the one above of Dakota officially welcoming Cameron to the family after they tied the knot.Cameron getting some help with his tie. Justine’s lovely bouquet.So much love went into the details at the wedding.First Look – Cameron’s expression.First look – Justine’s expression.Cameron, Justine and Dakota. Dakota was quite the model.A quick kiss after getting Dakota back in his stable.A little good luck drizzle in the morning, before the ceremony.The adorable ring bearer.This was such a fun group!What a great program. Keeping it simple!Cameron watches Justine walk down the aisle.An emotional moment during the ceremony. Married!Happily ever after.
Their fun first dance set the tone for an amazing party on the dance floor.
Venue | The Ranch at Bandy Canyon
Coordinator | A Wedding By Di
Hair | Picasso’s Hair Design
Makeup | Jaclyn Leon
Florist | The Flower Shop
Officiant | Leeza Villagomez
Cake | VG Bakery
DJ | Vive Entertainment
Transportation | Elite Image Limo
Chelsea and Seth’s wedding day at Mt. Woodson Castle was a modern day fairytale. Below are some of our favorite moments from the day.A candid moment with Seth and the guys before getting dressed. A very different scene than the ladies room, where they had probably been getting ready for 5 hours by now! Guys have it way too easy.Seth headed out to get a first look of his beautiful Chelsea.Chelsea heading out to get a first glimpse of Seth.
Seth and Chelsea…so happy.
The guys. Just hanging out by a train downtown before heading to Ramona for the wedding.The beautiful bride.The lace. The roses. The castle. Doesn’t get more romantic than this wedding.Seth looking quite dapper, sitting by the hearth.The gorgeous ladies.This ring bearer stole the show… and the ladies’ hearts!Flower girl getting antsy before her grand entrance down the aisle.Walking in the oak grove. This venue was so gorgeous.There’s that handsome little ring bearer again, letting loose before he has to button up and walk down the aisle.Mount WoodsonThis scene was made for these guys.The mailbox. This castle had so many unique nooks and crannies.Show time.Chelsea arrived to the ceremony in style in her family’s Model A. Her expression here is worth a thousand words.This ceremony melted hearts.Post ceremony cruise. Again, Chelsea’s gesture is priceless. Pure joy.
Stealing a kiss in a fleeting moment during dinner.The ring bearer, again, giving us another amazing photo op. This guy is hired.First dance. This was the start of a BIG party.
We were fortunate to work with some really great professionals at this wedding. Check ‘em out:
Venue | Mt. Woodson Castle
Catering | Personal Touch Catering
Florist | Whimsey Florals
Hair | Hair by Jenn
Makeup | Dina Bree
Videographer | Ross Wedding Films
Transportation | Cali Bus
Chelsea and Seth chose two of my most favorite locations in San Diego for their engagement session; Balboa Park and Torrey Pines. This adventurous shoot was filled with all of the things we love; trees, sunsets, ocean, cliffs, laughing, dancing, spinning, climbing. What a blast! Gorgeous couple, too!