The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe // Caroline & JR
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.
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
"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.
Ponte Winery Wedding // Kat & Karl
Kat and Karl tied the knot at Ponte Winery this past fall and it was truly one of our favorite weddings of the year. All of the elements came together to make for a wonderful day: The entire vendor team was amazing to work with. The group of family and friends that were there to celebrate these two cuties were beyond wonderful to be with all day. The weather was perfect. Most of all, Kat and Karl had that special type of love that just shines through in images. We absolutely love a Ponte Winery Wedding and can't thank Kat and Karl enough for including us in their special day! A huge shout out to the vendor team on this one as well. Details on team members below images.
Venue: Ponte Winery, Music and lighting: SOS Entertainment, Makeup: Makeup Artist on the Go, Floral Design: Suzanne M. Smith Designs, Cookies: Great Harvest. Everyone worked together so flawlessly on this wedding. Definitely makes us count our blessings when it comes to the amazing creatives out there that help make shooting weddings so fun for us!
Nikka & Dave // Spruce Street Bridge
Nikka and Dave are just the cutest couple and we were thrilled to hear that they wanted to shoot their engagement session at the Spruce Street Suspension Bridge, an all time bucket list shoot location for us that we've been dying to photograph. The bridge has some amazing history (and even more amazing views). Once we all met up and started walking the bridge, we all confessed to each other that we were not entirely without fear of heights. The bridge is a bit nerve wracking the first time you step foot on it, but fun and adventurous at the same time so we had a blast. We spent some time cruising around the area near the Spruce Street Bridge, then headed over to Presidio Park for an amazing picnic with wine, cheese, beautiful fall foliage and lots of love. Nikka and Dave are getting married at the Darlington House in July and we can't wait to shoot their wedding. It is sure to be as amazing as they are.
Exquisite Weddings Magazine – Cover Gown Shoot
Remember when this happened and we won the Exquisite Weddings Cover Contest a few years ago? Well, since that day, we have made it a personal and business goal to shoot the ever popular wedding gown feature in an issue of Exquisite Weddings Magazine. We feel so incredibly honored to have been asked this year to shoot this feature that spanned 12 pages of the current issue that is on newsstands now, in addition to our second cover for the magazine! We were fortunate enough to be working alongside an amazing team that pulled out all the stops to create some serious wedding magic for the newest issue of San Diego's top wedding magazine. Thanks so much to Amanda Thorne at Thorne Artistry. This shoot was her brainchild and she pulled together some incredible looks for us to shoot. She is such a talented wedding pro and we are so grateful for everything she did to bring amazingness to this day. The beautiful florals you see below, including the insanely awesome floral chair were designed by Breesa Lee at Blooms by Breesa Lee. The incredibly talented Melissa Rae of Melissa Rae & Co. Luxury Beauty Studio provided makeup and Unveiled Bridal Beauty worked their magic on our model's hair that day.
The images below include some of our favorite shots that were not featured in the magazine so we thought we would show them off here as there was a ton of variety throughout the course of this day. We feel so fortunate to be asked to be a part of these types of shoots. For us, it's truly a dream come true: we show up, hang out at beautiful places (the venue for this shoot was The La Jolla Women's Club - thanks Auriel for providing us with such an incredible shoot space!), work with some of the most creative people in the industry and then party with them all to celebrate a successful day's work. Don't pinch us because if this is a dream, we don't want to wake up! Thanks team for bringing this shoot to life! We love you all!