San Diego Weddings

Including Dogs into Your Wedding!

Including a dog as part of your wedding party can be an amazing experience!  Just as Alex, a beautiful yellow lab owned by my clients, Matt and Chase.  Alex was so excited that Bailey, the young usher, had a challenging time controlling the dog as they walked down the aisle!  Seeing a dog this excited automatically makes everyone happy and, even better, makes for amazing photographs. dog wedding ceremony hotel del coronado

 

Check out what some of our lovely past clients have to say!

Same Sex Wedding First Look

First look for Matt and Chase.  Normally I like to keep the first look just between the couple.  I feel the bridal party, family members and other onlookers can inhibit the couple from truly embracing the moment, but at the same time I really feel like I'm missing great photos of their reactions.  In Chase and Matt's case, the couple occupied one of the small meeting rooms off the courtyard at the Hotel Del Coronado, so I chose to put the entire bridal party in there so they could watch the first look unfold.  Being able to photograph their reactions made an amazing moment even better. same sex wedding groom first look bridal party

Groom Portrait Hotel Del Coronado

This is Matt's husband, Chase.  I photographed Chase in sunroom overlooking the courtyard at the Hotel Del Coronado, shortly before their wedding ceremony.  In terms of setup, just about as simple as it gets:  great light, classic pose, timeless styling. same sex wedding groom portrait classic tux black and white

Danielle + Craig : Orange County Engagement Session

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Before Danielle and Craig's destination wedding in Arizona, we shot their Orange County engagement session at Crystal Cove.  

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Katherine + Shawn : Lodge at Torrey Pines Wedding

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Katherine and Shawn were married on a cool, gray day at St. Brigid's, a quaint Catholic church in Pacific Beach.  At their beautiful Lodge at Torrey Pines Wedding reception, Katherine and Shawn's tasteful decor beautifully complemented the Lodge's natural beauty.  This wedding was a blast, from Katherine outing Shawn's alleged love of Nickelback during the ceremony (see 3rd photo down) to the Katherine's trifecta of gowns, all capped off with a surprise visit by a Mariachi band at the end of the night! lodge at torrey pines weddings, john schnack photography, san diego wedding photographers, torrey pines wedding ideas, mariachi bands at weddings, dress changes at weddings (1)

 

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