27May

Scripps Seaside Forum Wedding | Angela & Kyle

By, May 27, 2016

Angela and Kyle were married at the Scripps Seaside Forum, a beautiful venue that hugs the shores of La Jolla, California. They chose this location because they are die-hard San Diego fans, and wanted to give their guests (especially the out-of-towners) a great feel for ‘America’s Finest City’. As you can imagine, there were some pretty amazing backdrops throughout the wedding day.

Negative Space Wedding Photo

While photographing, we captured a nice variety of photos with Scripps Seaside Forum in the composition, helping to tell the story of the day. We always make sure to incorporate the venue in an artistic way, like the photo above.

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In the photo below, we placed Angela’s Jimmy Choo shoes in the bright sun, which brought out their maximum brilliance. The blue sky and leading lines in the background gave extra attention to these amazing kicks :)

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Kyle has a fun-loving personality and a great smile. It was important for us to bring out these qualities in the photos… as well as his love for the San Diego Padres (below).

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First look at Hilton Torrey Pines

Before the ceremony, the couple got ready at the nearby Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, an upscale resort overlooking the legendary Torrey Pines Golf Course. Scouting this location beforehand allowed us to find this epic spot for the first look. We photographed from a distance so Angela and Kyle could have a quiet moment together.

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Angela and Kyle had a huge bridal party, which is not surprising, considering how fun-loving and inviting they are. It was very important for them to have ALL of their closest friends stand by them on their big day. We were more than ready to direct traffic and come up with many configurations for this large group!

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Angela and Kyle’s ceremony was officiated by their Pastor, Shawn Kennedy of Existence Church.

La Jolla Wedding

For the photo below, we placed our camera on an extended tripod, resulting in this cool angle.

Cool photo angle for ceremony

We know how much thought and effort goes into the wedding details, and look for ways to incorporate them into the photos.

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Congratulations to Angela & Kyle :) Check out more of their Scripps Seaside Forum Wedding.

Vendors

Coordinator: Luxe Special Events
Linens and Rental: Best Rentals , Farm Tables and More
Disc Jockey: DJ Mikey Beats
Event Beverage Service: Giuseppe Fine Catering
Invitation: Minted.com
Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booth
Videographer: Pure Cinema
Venue: Scripps Seaside Forum
Bakery: The French Gourmet
Caterer: The French Gourmet
Wedding Dress: The White Flower Bridal Boutique
Hair Stylist: Three Ways Beautiful
Transportation: Top Dog Limo Bus
Florist: Whimsey Florals

26May

Waterfront Park Wedding| Jessica & Nick

By, May 26, 2016

Waterfront Park is a beautiful locale nestled between San Diego’s vibrant downtown and picturesque harbor. It is also part of the San Diego County Administration Center, an Art Deco-styled building that doubles as a beautiful backdrop. There are themed gardens, civic greens, beautiful fountains, and even a massive playground. Also, because it’s so close to the County building, marriage licenses don’t have to travel very far ;)

Jessica and Nick, who now reside in Seattle, wanted their wedding to be held in Jessica’s home town of San Diego. They chose Waterfront Park because it showcased the beautiful cityscape, and matched their fun-loving personalities. They were even able to bring in food trucks for the reception!

While photographing Jessica and Nick’s wedding, we made sure to take full advantage of the scenery and the vibrant location. We hope you enjoy our selection of images from their big day!

Wedding couple sharing a kiss

In the photo above, we framed the couple using the leading lines of the playground, and the background skyscrapers. By using shallow depth of field, we were able to draw added focus to the couple.

Bride and Groom at Waterfront Park Playground

Jessica and Nick were all about having fun, so we used all of our surroundings as props. This resulted in spontaneous fun photos, like the one below. You will see many more examples throughout their entire wedding!

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In the photo below, we actually stepped into the fountain to get a cool angle of this hot couple. We were the only ones with “cold feet” at this wedding :)

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A nearby birthday party happened to offer Jessica and Nick some of their remaining pizza (above). It was a definite crowd pleaser, and made for this unforgettable photo!

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We are always alert, and ready to capture awesome candid moments. For example, check out the photo above of Jessica’s last-minute tequila shot before the ceremony :)

Groom and Officiant on Tandem Biicycle

To surprise the guests, Nick and his officiant rode in on a tandem bicycle. Because we had two photographers, we were able to capture this hilarious moment from a variety of perspectives.

Tandem Bicycle Wedding Fun

If that wasn’t enough, the rest of the bridal party including Jessica, rode in on surrey bicycles.

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Instead of having an elaborate cake, Jessica and Nick decided to put more of their resources towards an open bar for the wedding. They used a lighthearted hashtag as a reminder to their guests.

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For centerpieces, each table was decorated with a colorful fishbowl, which contained actual live fish. One lucky guest from each table got to go home with a new buddy! :)

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Although most of the day was overcast, the sun came out like a champion right at sunset, which resulted in memorable photos by the harbor. To create a nice clean sunset photo, we used just the right amount of fill light.

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Check out more of Jessica and Nick’s wedding in Downtown San Diego.

24May

Commercial Photo Shoot | Yoga at Hotel Marisol

By, May 24, 2016

The Hotel Marisol is a hidden gem on the beautiful island of Coronado, California. This charming boutique property is tucked away on a quiet street, just steps away from shops, restaurants and the pristine white-sand Coronado beach. The hotel caters to locals as well as visitors, and is a nice, relaxing spot for a couples’ getaway.

Recently, the Hotel Marisol began offering Yoga to their guests in the form of small group classes, and even one-on-one instruction. The classes are fully customizable, and take place throughout the hotel property, or in the nearby park or beach. The yoga is paired with a nourishing breakfast, including a variety of blended juices.

In order to showcase all of the healthy options being offered, we were brought on to create the photography for the hotel’s print and online campaigns. While photographing, we set up external light sources to ensure crisp, clean photos. Also, to highlight the hotel’s beautiful surroundings, we made use of a variety of wide-angle and zoom lenses. It was a great shoot, and we hope you enjoy our selection of resulting photos.

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