What 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 thereI hope you enjoy these moments from a perfect afternoon…
We 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!Look at those eyes. And check out that gorgeous hat…made by Grandma.I just love the brilliant colors in their home.A 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.
Even though she was asleep, Brynley reached up for her Mama’s face during this moment. So sweet.
I 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/lensesBeautiful brideGorgeous bouquetsFlower girlThe guys cruising the alleys of P.B. They look like they might be up to trouble?Killer portrait of Tony, taken by Rick in Kelley and Tony’s homeUnplanned moments are the best. This is rad on many levels…I especially love the socksNaturally beautiful bride in naturally beautiful setting…Bridesmaids on the beachGiving his daughter away…such a beautiful moment.This image pretty much sums up the vibe of the day.Proud Mother.The moment after the first kiss as husband and wife. The knot is tied.Love this!First of a lifetime of sunsets as husband and wife…It’s not really a party unless there is some limbo.Rockin’ outLast 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
What 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.
Zahra 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…
Bouquet in the window
Portrait of ZahraZahra in the light
Finishing touches for Julio
Keeping it classy
Julio in the light
The gentlemen looking dapper in the PlazaSari in the wind
The lovely ladiesBright and beautiful in the Alcazar GardensThe henna. The sapphire. So strikingly beautiful.Admiring the henna.Stealing a kissBeaming brideVowsJulio’s gentle gesture towards his beautiful wife is just so beautiful. One of the guests during the ceremony, blocking the sun, with no idea they were displaying this beautiful and fitting quote.Time to celebrateCleaning up the last petalBright and brilliant
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.Zahra and Julio steal a sneak peek of the ballroom before the reception.I love the brilliant jewell tones…The 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!
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