Since 1929, between Oceanside and Carlsbad, a little slice of Europe known as St. Malo has found a home along the Pacific Ocean. Brittney and David are getting married on the beach here in September, and they flew in from the East Coast a few weeks back so I could shoot their amazing Oceanside beach engagement photos!
Late one evening, I got a call from a bride asking me about photographing her wedding. It went something like this: Me: "John Schnack speaking..." Bride: "Hi, John, my name is Toni and I am interested in having you photograph my wedding." Me: "Great! When is your wedding?" Bride: "September 21 of this year." Me: "Great, I have that date open! Tel[...]
If you head north out of the Sun Valley area on interstate 75, past Galena Summit, you'll wander into the Old West as it was written in books: breathtaking landscapes, crystal-clear air, and rugged mountains. Nestled on the western slopes of the Salmon-Challis National Forest lies Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch, a 900-acre retreat built in 1930 and now finds itself on t[...]
If someone would have told me that a San Diego wedding in mid-May would be threatened by rain, I would have told them they were crazy. But two days before Cassandra and Jon's Vista Valley Country Club wedding, San Diego was socked by a cold Pacific storm that had nearly everyone involved crossing their fingers for fair weather on the wedding day. Thankfully, the sto[...]
On the first day of spring, Jessica and Peter had their wedding ceremony at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park. We began their wedding photos at a location near and dear to me: The US Grant Hotel. My wife and I were married there a long time ago and we make a point to visit every so often to remind ourselves of our beginnings. The hotel has long been ren[...]