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Eddie + Esse got hitched! {Wedding San Diego}

For once I wanted to start a post with a picture rather than words, because this picture just doesn’t need any! I love love LOVE Esse’s understated Mona Lisa-ish smile here!

It’s going to be hard to write this one without using the word love way too much…there was just so much of it going around at this beautiful blessed event! Seeing and trying to capture the connection between Eddie and Esse was such a joy and it made their wedding truly special.

(This amazing arch inspired the details of the wedding – lots of elegant swirls and seashells.)

Eddie and Esse both have incredibly big hearts and the love they’ve given is clearly returned by the wonderful friends and family that surrounded them throughout the day. (Esse has nannied about 12 children and just became mom to Eddie’s beautiful daughter as well!)

From the moments with their closest friends getting ready, to the farewell from the last guest, excitement and well wishes surrounded this gorgeous couple.

Humphrey’s on Shelter Island made a lovely backdrop to the “I Do”s (and everyone on staff was delightful and gracious as well!). Not too much hesitation in relinquishing Esse to Eddie’s capable hands :)!

It was apparent how close these two keep their families and friends by the amount of love going around the reception.  Eddie’s best man “got something in his eye” during his toast, Esse’s father showed off his abundant love for his beautiful daughter in what was possibly the longest. toast. ever ;-)  and Esse’s sister’s sentiments caused gasping and tears (good ones!).  And that was only the toasts. Primo DJs did an amazing job keeping the party going and Eddie+Esse also had me bring the photobooth for some reception fun!! Check back soon for a highlights reel!

There were so many perfect moments that day, but their love for each other truly outshone everything else – it’s clear these two were made for each other!

Wedding Details:

Venue/caterer: Humphrey’s

Coordinator and Flowers: California Wedding Divas

DJ: Primo DJ’s

Videographer: Tom Jensen

 

Brilliant Beachy Brausas {Family Portraits San Diego}

You would think I was paying people to get all of these good-looking families on the blog (seriously, scroll down)!  This fun beach session was a photographer’s dream: gorgeous family, brilliant smiles, beautiful light, and no crowds! I took this family’s photos two years ago when Cassidy was just born, and since then these two kiddos have apparently been very busy getting bigger!  Tyler has turned into a very proper 4-year-old. He was so well-behaved and I couldn’t get enough of those giggles and smiles! Before Cassidy went on her merry way to explore the beach like a typical 2-year-old, we managed to get some great expressions from her, too!  The family’s outfits looked great against the background, we had amazing diffused light, and it was threatening to rain so we also had the entire place for ourselves – session perfection!


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Dreaming of a Little Daswani {Maternity Pet Portraits San Diego}

Everything about this photo shoot, from the joy in these soon-to-be first time parents’ expressions to the light shining in Ramya’s hair to the sweet little fence by the sea made my heart happy. And look at that 115-pound bundle of energetic fur who got to tag along – he was delightful! (Even when he wanted nothing more than to jump in that gorgeous watery background! I’m a huge rescue dog advocate with two of my own, and this guy sure touched the sweet spot I harbor for all of our four-legged friends:) ).

Above all, the love is what makes photographing these moments so special. Not having to stage or direct a thing, I was blessed to capture the royal treatment this little one gets during nightly story time and daily infusions of belly affection, which makes me look forward to witnessing the welcome home in November even more.

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Welcome Sweet Baby Alana <3 {Newborn Portraits San Diego}

Capturing this family’s connection and personal style was a joy. Meaningful details filled this photo shoot from the use of Ron’s treasured surfboards and the family’s handmade blankets to the homage to their engagement photos incorporating the hooray banner. I loved every stylish detail of their wedding and they didn’t disappoint when it came to nursery decorating! Little Alana can sleep soundly in her adorable multipurpose nursery/surfboard storage room. And speaking of that little one – after a brief warm up period, Alana was a natural and even started posing for us. Check out that eye contact in the 5th picture :)!

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