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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

Dean Family : Stylish Family Portraits in Coronado

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Perhaps the most common question I am asked prior to a family shoot is, "What should we wear?"  My response always toes the line between diplomacy and force ("Wear something from the same color palette, as long as it's not blue jeans and white shirts...").  In fact, if I could I would enact a law banning the bluejeans/white shirts combo.  I'm not sure at what point this ensemble became acceptable, but whoever is responsible should be flogged.  But I digress...

I met the Dean family late last year at a black and white wedding I photographed at The Crosby, and I photographed their stylish family portraits in Coronado.  Imagine my reaction when the Dean family rolled up (in a black car, no less) dressed to the nines and excited to shoot.  Super stoked is an understatement!

Maggie + Ricky : Coronado Engagement Photos

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Late last week I photographed Maggie and Ricky's Coronado engagement photos.  The lovely couple were referred to me by Maggie's brother and sister-in-law, whose Catalina Island destination wedding I photographed back in May.  Maggie and Ricky are planning a destination wedding in Avila Beach, CA, scheduled for next June, which I'm honored to photograph. [Photographed on Kodak Portra 400 film.]

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