0001 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticJessica and Rick’s Summer wedding started with some unexpected San Diego Summer rain, which can only mean good luck!  And we were in luck because the rain stopped just in time for photos and gave us beautiful light to work with over in Old Town.  Old Town was the perfect backdrop for these photos because Jessica and Rick’s wedding reception decor was Mexican and Moroccan themed.  The best part of the shoot was when we were headed back to the limo and saw this guitar player on the red bench (above).  He played a special Spanish serenade for Jessica and Rick and inspired some tears.  It was an amazing moment.  The whole day was filled with so many amazing moments, as you will see below.  Enjoy!0002 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticRick checking out the rain.0003 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticRick had a Go-Pro setup in the perfect spot to capture the day from a unique perspective.0004 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticVows.0041Married!0007 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticExiting the Church0008 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticMaricahi’s greeted the guests as they exited the church.0009 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticKissing under the umbrella…

0011 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticMeet the Wedding Party… a lively bunch.0012 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticA lively and loving bunch!0013 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticThe Guys.

0062The ladies.0014 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticJessica and Rick…sweet embrace.

0074Love this moment.0015 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticJust some of the gorgeous, colorful Moroccan decor at their reception.  The room was so colorful, and the live band added a great energy.  The food was Mexican and included a Churro bar at the end of the night. These guys know how to throw a party.0016 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticFather Daughter Dance and Mother Son Dance.0017 San Diego Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticThis fabulous team of professionals made the beautiful day come together:

Coordination  |  Jessica with Creative Affairs

Church  |  St. Pius X Catholic Church

Florist  |  Sea of Flowers

Reception Venue  |  Coronado Community Center

Caterer  |  El Tapatio

Band  |  Bump Town

DJ  |  Mindscape Entertainment

Cake + Decor  |  Vasquez Delights

Churro Cart  |  Churros El Tigre

Rentals  |  Raphaels, Concepts and Raj Tents

Transportation  |  Top Dog Limo Service

0001 San Diego Maternity PhotographerJust three years ago, we photographed Paige and Ernie’s Engagement and Wedding.  We were so happy to hear from them this year when they contacted to document another milestone in their lives together. It was fitting that they chose to have the photos taken by the ocean, since their engagement session and wedding both included different beaches in San Diego.  They were both radiating a peaceful joy over this baby, and she’s wasn’t even here yet!  We are so looking forward to meeting her in a few days to document her first few weeks at home.  More photos to come then…0002 San Diego Maternity Photographer0003 San Diego Maternity Photographer0004 San Diego Maternity Photographer0005 San Diego Maternity Photographer0006 San Diego Maternity Photographer0007 San Diego Maternity Photographer0008 San Diego Maternity Photographer0009 San Diego Maternity Photographer0010 San Diego Maternity Photographer0011 San Diego Maternity Photographer

  • Patti pancoast - Photos are fabulous, love the picture of Paige where you caught her silhouette. The pictures are natural and lovely, shows just how happy the two of them are!August 27, 2015 – 2:56 am

  • Tracey Stein - All the pictures are beautiful, but I think my favorite is the sepia one of Paige! Love this family!August 27, 2015 – 4:28 am

  • Becky Anderson - What a wonderful way to celebrate a pregnancy Photos are all beautiful.August 30, 2015 – 11:55 pm

0001 International Destination Wedding PhotographerAnd here are some of our favorites from Riz and Jordan’s beautiful wedding in Montclair…0002 International Destination Wedding PhotographerThat dress! So unique and beautiful.0003 International Destination Wedding PhotographerThe beautiful Riz, emanating joy.
0004 International Destination Wedding PhotographerFamily heirloom cufflinks.0005 International Destination Wedding Photographer

Jordan owning it.
0006 International Destination Wedding PhotographerRiz by the window.0007 International Destination Wedding Photographer Riz’s dancing shoes with their last names combined into a new name.  Pretty awesome.0008 International Destination Wedding PhotographerLOVE this girl’s smile. She has the most genuine smile I’ve ever seen…and it’s contageous.0009 International Destination Wedding PhotographerFirst look.
0011 International Destination Wedding Photographer0012 International Destination Wedding PhotographerShe can’t contain her joy!  Love it.0013 International Destination Wedding PhotographerEven Gaga, the dog, couldn’t help but smile.
0014 International Destination Wedding PhotographerAnyone who lives in Montclair will recognize this epic street art that’s become a landmark for over 30 years.0015 International Destination Wedding PhotographerThe Bride and Groom in our open air photo booth, Snapshot Studios.
0016 International Destination Wedding PhotographerA really sweet moment after Riz’s brother gave a heartfelt toast.

0018 International Destination Wedding PhotographerThe legendary after party.

  • Kati - Absolutely stunning – bride and groom! Beautiful photosJuly 21, 2015 – 11:25 am

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It was so fun to photograph this amazing couple in Rick’s hometown of Montclair New Jersey.  Being based in San Diego, it’s such a treat to shoot in a place that is so green!  Yes, we paid for it with some New Jersey heat and humidity, but Jordan and Riz were troopers. Their fun-loving nature made this such a fun outing. There were lots of laughs and beautiful moments where (as you can see) Jordan and Riz were just glowing with happiness and joy.  We started off in Brookdale Park… check out those amazing elm trees and beautiful rose garden!  Then we headed over to Kips Castle, which rests on the highest point in Montclair and offers a beautiful view of New York City as well as incredible architecture that replicates a medieval Norman castle.  Jordan and Riz are both from Montclair and have many childhood memories at these spots.  The evening ended with a shoot on the rooftop of Jordan’s old apartment in Montclair. This was where Jordan lived when he met his future wife.  It was fun to hear them reminisce about the parties they used to have on that roof back when they were dating. We’re so happy that we were able to capture this special time for Riz and Jordan.  These guys are bound to make each other happy for the rest of their lives!

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0001Duong and David spent their wedding day smiling, laughing and surrounded by their family and friends on the bluff at Scripps Beach in La Jolla.  The colors were bright, the mood was fun….the sky was blue, the drinks were flowing.  This is a wedding you would love to be a guest at! But photographing it is even better, because we got to observe and capture all of those in-between moments that we may have missed if we were there as guests.  Beautiful wedding, Duong and David!  It’s very clear that you have a strong community of friends and family, and that combined with the love and admiration you clearly have for each other is going to lead to a lifetime of fun and happiness together.

Check out their amazing highlights video here: https://vimeo.com/129731996. Great work, Omnistories!0002Duong’s other main man checks out the progress of her makeup.0003Duong at the window of her suite at La Valencia, soaking in the expansive view of La Jolla Cove.0004This is my favorite portrait of David from the day.  This image just captures his personality perfectly.0005Many drinks were enjoyed on this day.  Champagne being one of them. Whiskey being another.0006The Groomsmen.0007These socks are just too cool.0008We had fun with Duong’s veil and the wind.0009The lovely bridesmaids.0010Duong and David at UCSD, a place that played a significant role in their story.0011The shoes. The rings.0012All of the guys were superheroes on the day!0013A sweet moment during the ceremony.  Love Duong’s expression here.  It says so much.0014David’s Mom during the ceremony. Again, her expression says it all.0015Exchanging rings.0016A sweet moment under the pier after the ceremony.0017“For richer. For poorer.” Lottery tickets for the guests.0018“In sickness and in health” hangover kits for the guests. 0019Thanks to everyone who helped make this day a success.

Venue  |  Scripps Seaside Forum

Getting Ready Venue  |  La Valencia Hotel

Coordination  |  Love is in the Details Events

Florist  |  Duyen & Trang Nguyen

Hair and Makeup  |   Makeup by Dorie and Jeannette Kienbaum with Trendsetter Salon

Catering  |  Coast Catering

Videographer  |  Omnistories

DJ  |  Mike Kechup with JMC Events

Bakery  |  Twiggs Bakery and Sweet Cheeks (Grooms Cake)

  • Gail Henry (Mom) - I love all the photographs and believe you did an excellent job. While you were at the event, I never sensed you were even there taking pictures or even video taping. I just love the Wedding Highlights video and have watched it so many times. It still gives me goosebumps each time I watch it. I can’t wait to see all the pictures because I know all of them are going to be as outstanding and creative as what I’ve seen so far! Thank you for such a job well done!July 7, 2015 – 3:21 am

  • Duong - You guys are ridiculously talented and purely incredible! Thank you so much for capturing our special day and all the wonderful moments that we will cherish forever. I love that you captured Coti on his hind legs with the superman cape on- so awesome! It was such a pleasure working with you! We LOVE you guys and all your work! We can’t thank you enough! XoxoxoJuly 7, 2015 – 4:02 am

  • Leslie - LOVE the last shot! It so perfectly captures the fun-loving personalities of both Du and David. They are always making each other smile and laugh, they really know how to have fun with each other and that’s something that is going to carry them through life together!July 7, 2015 – 5:39 pm

  • Jinny Min - The details of the decorations caught in the pictures are beautiful. This photographer seems to have a wonderful ability to capture the happiness from everyone’s faces.July 7, 2015 – 8:34 pm

  • Kim - Narrative images… you guys are really great by captures every moments on their wedding day pictures.. Very organized n details.. Love all the pictures..July 8, 2015 – 4:06 am

  • Katie p - My favorite is the one under the pier!!!! I absolutely adore it.July 10, 2015 – 9:20 pm

  • Trang - I love all the pictures taken! So creative and beautifully taken!July 11, 2015 – 4:51 am

  • David Smith - For some reason I assumed that the groom shouldn’t be commenting on the event but my amazing wife has just let me know otherwise. Better half is already teaching me something. So yeah…BEST DAY EVER!!! I loved the laid back vibe that was present throughout the entire day. Normally I’m a hot mess talking in-front of a bunch of people. This was the first time I wasn’t nervous. I can only assume that was because of all the love in the room 🙂 POPS!!! Thank you for capturing Duong’s beauty for us and doing your best to make me look like I deserve to be with such a lovely woman.July 14, 2015 – 7:33 pm

  • Farid - With pictures like these, question is : why weren’t you two wearing super hero shirts/socks also??
    Amazing job with utmost professionalism (lost count of how many times Rick turned down bourbon shots)!!

    Coti asked me to blog this “please photo shop the leash out of the picture so it looks like I’m ready to take off and fly, and not like I’m being hung instead.”July 14, 2015 – 7:35 pm

  • Kirstine W - The captured moments are great! Had a great time with the wedding party and Narrative Images played a key role in making things roll smoothly during the day. They made the wedding that much more fun to be a part of.July 14, 2015 – 7:40 pm