Jen & Sean are married! 9.14.13 {San Diego Wedding Photographer}

This is a special sneak peek for my friends Jen and Sean.  I haven’t been posting any sneak peeks for a while now, because I thought I would be updating my website and blog this year.  So I was going to save all of the new posts for after it was revamped.  It’s proven to be quite busy for me this year though, so the updates are on hold for now!  However, this is a special wedding for me.  So I have to share!

Jen is a friend from – oh my gosh – junior high school?  We go way back!  Jen and Sean met in high school when they both worked at Taco Bell.  In one of the speeches it was even mentioned that Sean had moved her (or had her moved) to cashier because “she was hot”. Sparks were flying back then even!  LOL  They became good friends and then finished high school going their separate ways.

A couple years ago we had a high school reunion in Vegas where I caught up with Jen, and Sean “happened to be there” (keep in mind that Sean was from our rival school – he SO crashed our reunion ;) )   They were able to rekindle those sparks, and Sean finally decided to pursue the hot girl!  Ever since, they’ve been together and if you are a friend of either of them on Facebook you can see how much they enjoy each other and how much their love for each other has developed.

When Jen asked if I could photograph their wedding I was over the moon! A private orchard in our hometown, gorgeous and fun couple, with Jen’s stylish eye? Yes, please!

As expected, it was GORGEOUS!  I’ll save details about the wedding for later, but for now . . . here are a few image that I absolutely love.  I love the way Sean looked at Jennifer even though I could tell she was concentrating on being in front of the camera.  I loved the huge smiles on their faces coming down the aisle after they were pronounced man and wife.  I loved the orchard and the Camarillo mountains in the background . . .  I hope you love these as much as I do!

Enjoy!

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Baylea & Mike’s Wedding Featured on the knot!

We are so honored and excited to announce that we were recently featured on the knot for Mike and Baylea’s wedding! We love this couple and their fabulous taste. Their Palm Springs wedding had a colorful palette, with a retro feel.  Check out their fun and stylish wedding, and thank you to the knot!

Mike & Baylea’s Feature on the knot!

 

Kerianne + Henry | San Diego Wedding Photographer

We love weddings, and we were so honored to be with a couple as amazing as Kerianne and Grant!

Around here, there is NOTHING we like more than choosing wedding images to blog, and this wedding made it hard, as we loved so many!  One of the images that made us gasp was taken by my amazing second photographer, Emily.  She caught Henry watching Kerianne walk down the aisle, and when we zoomed in really close - well, you may notice the tear in his eye.  So sweet!! He was choked up for good reason – Kerianne was so absolutely stunning!

We started out at the gorgeous US Grant Hotel, and then headed to the Admiral Kidd Club for the ceremony overlooking the water.  Just before we left, Henry asked if we could take a photo of them in front of the low moon overlooking the city skyline.  It was already really dark by then so we were limited with what we could do, but below is the image Marlo was able to capture.  Love!

These past few days, we all have to admit that we’ve been getting a little jealous of their Maui honeymoon photos that they’ve been posting. Hope you two had a wonderful time and enjoy your sneak peek!! Congratulations again and again!

Jamie + Graham {Carlsbad photographer – La Costa}

You know what’s better than a wedding so beautiful you can’t stop snapping pictures of it? Nothing!

One of my favorite families had a celebration that competes with the most heavenly weddings on earth.  I think I gasped at least a brazillion times that day – at the dress, THOSE shoes!!!, Jamie when she got in her gown and took her bouquet, her MOM’s dress!!! . .. the ultimate gasp was entering the reception hall – gorgeous loveliness to be seen EVERYWHERE you turned.  I swear this must have been one of the most fantastic weddings I’ve ever attended - all due to Jamie’s amazing style, Carol’s exquisite wedding planning, and truly artistic and wonderful vendors.  I am so in love with this wedding . . .

Congratulations to Jamie and Graham for many many years of wedded bliss!  I was so honored to be a part of your gorgeous day!

 

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Coordinator:  Elite Events

Officiant:  Father John Howard

Florist:  Artquest Florals

Cake:  Briar Mist Bakery

DJ: Spencer Bezy/ Mobile Music Plus

Gown:  The Bustle

Linens: Classic Party Rentals

Invitations:  Passion Paper

Trending {Save The Dates!!!}

Trends seem to explode with more umph than ever before. With the speed at which information now travels via social sites like Facebook and Pinterest, the arrival of a trend can happen overnight – literally! People constantly pinning and re-pinning and then facebook-ing a cute idea they saw from someone across the country can turn into a trend frenzy!

One of the hottest wedding trends out there right now is funky fun save the dates. The announcement of your engagement and your finally decided upon wedding date is big deal and people go to great lengths to make sure their announcement is unlike any other.

Save the dates have taken a turn in the last decade; instead of a bland 3-liner card with names, dates and a location, we now have brightly colored, differently textured announcements with a twist! Couples can choose anything from vintage-inspired elegance to multi-fonted infographics listing their entire timeline from the moment they met up to the proposal (another hot trend running now).

With international companies like Minted and Wedding Paper Divas, anyone can find a save the date to fit any style or photo with an easy ordering process. And with great locals like LOL Letterpress and Rock Paper Scissors, you can get a wonderful hands-on experience with personalization & elegant touches.

The greatest thing about the newly renovated save the date wedding invite industry is the customization now available to the consumer. Sure, before you could go into a shop, look at a HUGE binder of cards with filigree type-face, linen papers, creamy envelopes with metallic inks and choose what you wanted…but in todays market, you can choose from a multitude of styles, designs and colors. People have come to show a sense of humor through their save the dates, and really show off their couple personality, and isn’t that what its all about? Announcing to your friends and family the two of you coming together as one? Why not do it with a little personality?

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