Beach cruiser engagement session

Engagements

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Living in Southern California, we are always looking for ways to spice up our engagement sessions at the beach and a beach cruiser engagement session seemed to be rather appropriate for these two loves. One of their favorite things to do in their spare time is take beach cruiser rides together through their neighborhood and just enjoy the environment. Whether that be cruising Neptune Avenue at Windansea or stopping into one of their favorite restaurants for a delicious IPA, they are always up for an adventure. With IPAs in mind, these two surprised us at the end of their engagement session with a bottle of Pliny the Elder, our all time favorite IPA. We saved it for a special occasion and enjoyed with a toast to Karisa and Ryan, and so many of our other clients that we feel so lucky to work with. Cheers! Special thanks to The Hair and Makeup Box for sharing their talents with us for this shoot!

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Darlington House Wedding

Weddings

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This Darlington House wedding was one that we had been looking forward for months after shooting Nikka and Dave's engagement session. We just knew right away that their carefree personalities, combined with an amazing group of vendor friends would create a magical day at one of our all time favorite venues. The work that the ladies at Coastyle Events did to create an amazing day for these two was off the charts. Plus, we got to work alongside one of our favorite video teams, Seven Pines Productions. This was our first time working with Diamant of Blue Ladder Botany and we were blown away by the florals that she created for the bridesmaids and the venue. One of the best parts of our day was seeing the lovely Lauren from Sweet Cheeks Baking (see images below of the most amazing dessert table). And we are so grateful to Joy at Flirt Urban Salon and Makeup by Kristine for sharing their amazing talents with us, the bride and the bridesmaids.

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Windansea engagement session

Engagements

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This Windansea engagement session was one of our all time faves. We were so excited to hear from Sara and Justin shortly after shooting Kat and Karl's wedding at Ponte Winery. We didn't know it then, but one of the very last images in that post was a shot of these two cuties! After seeing themselves on our blog and having watched us work with their friends Kat and Karl, they reached out and asked us to be a part of their special day! For their engagement session, it was only fitting that we shoot at Windansea as they love spending time at the beach, especially in La Jolla. It was such a fun afternoon getting to know them better before their wedding this May. Shout out to Veuve Clicquot for making the afternoon a little extra bubbly ;) We can't wait for these two to tie the knot this spring!

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The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe // Caroline & JR

Weddings

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The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is a historic piece of property in San Diego County and one of our all time favorite locations when it comes to shooting weddings. When Caroline and JR starting filling us in on all of their wedding day details, we were beyond excited to see this dream day come together. We had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people and work alongside a handful of new vendors. Best of all, the wedding party brought the awesome for these two lovebirds and helped to create a day that was magical beyond compare. Please see the links below the images for more information on the vendors that were a part of this wedding day. We are always blown away by the creative teams that we get to work with and this group is truly second to none.

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Vendor Team:

Coordinator: Andrea Reznichek Byrnes at A Diamond Celebration

Makeup: My Girls on Film

Music: Vario Productions (formerly Tim Altbaum Productions)

Floral Design: Flora Glamor

Reception venue: The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

Ceremony: Saint John the Evangelist

 

Nautical Engagement Session // Amanda & Matt

Engagements

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"Crazy Love". That is the name of the their boat and for good reason. Amanda & Matt have this love for the water: it's the same love that April has for all things ocean, Catalina and boating. For us, meeting these two lovebirds was a match made on water as we spent much of our first wedding consult with them chatting about boats, the ocean....you get the picture. So, when it came time to start planning for their engagement session, there was only one direction to go and we were so happy that they chose to shoot their super fun engagement session down on the docks and on their boat, Crazy Love. This nautical engagement session has everything we love: water, boats, an adorable dog named Yosie and most of all, love. Amanda & Matt are getting married this April at the Crossings in Carlsbad and we will certainly be back on the blog to share the beautiful images from their special day. We can't wait! This shoot was also featured on Exquisite Weddings The Bride Suite. You can check out their feature here.

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