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Patricia + John : La Jolla Beach Wedding

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Patricia and John's La Jolla beach wedding began on a glorious day so typical of early spring in Southern California.  Patricia started at the landmark La Valencia Hotel, a fitting place for any bride on her wedding. san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, la jolla beach wedding, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (1)

 

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Anchored by her mother, sister and maid of honor, Patricia donned her vintage gown and lovely birdcage veil.

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Windansea Beach, made famous in Thomas Wolfe's collection of short stories titled, The Pumphouse Gang, was in mid-summer form for Patricia and John's wedding.  As surfers glided, Patricia and John exchanged vows on the cliffs.

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Patricia and John, bathed in a wonderful glow, took some time to soak up the moment.

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Patricia and John whisked themselves to the reception in a classic Pontiac GTO.  The images of the couple in their timeless, classic attire harken back to yesteryear.

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Patricia and John chose for their reception the quaint Crab Catcher Restaurant in La Jolla.  Guests noshed on delicious seafood appetizers and sipped champagne as the sun set into the Pacific.

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Grande Colonial La Jolla Wedding

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K and K's intimate Serbian wedding took place last Saturday at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, a hidden gem in the hills above Mission Bay.  Their Grande Colonial La Jolla wedding reception was spectacular. Special thanks to floral and event stylist Aileen Tran, whose aesthetic put a wonderful touch on the reception.  I'd also like to thank Beth from the Grande Colonial Hotel, for being one of the nicest hotel sales directors I've ever met.  Finally, a big shout-out to Jose, for filling in on short notice and doing some kick-ass second shooting.

[Technical data:  Most images photographed on Kodak Portra 400 and 800 film, rated at box speed.]

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la jolla wedding photographer san diego john schnack studios grande colonial serbian

la jolla wedding photographer san diego john schnack studios grande colonial serbian

la jolla wedding photographer san diego john schnack studios grande colonial serbian

la jolla wedding photographer san diego john schnack studios grande colonial serbian

la jolla wedding photographer san diego john schnack studios grande colonial serbian

la jolla wedding photographer san diego john schnack studios grande colonial serbian

la jolla wedding photographer san diego john schnack studios grande colonial serbian

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la jolla wedding photographer san diego john schnack studios grande colonial serbian

la jolla wedding photographer san diego john schnack studios grande colonial serbian

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la jolla wedding photographer san diego john schnack studios grande colonial serbian

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Kevin + Kaddie : Elopement in La Jolla

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Meet Kaddie and Kevin.  Kaddie is a shoe designer and Kevin is a motion-capture artist/engineer (Avatar, anyone?).  Safe to say that with an eclectic couple like this, shooting their elopement in La Jolla is going to kick ass. After mulling over several location ideas, we settled on La Jolla, as we can get a bunch of different looks in without a lot of driving.  Kevin and Kaddie arrived fantastically dressed to the nines and with a bevy of props, from a deck of cards to a killer wooden picture frame.

Although legally already married (they had a small ceremony at the courthouse a while back), neither of them wore wedding rings.  That is, until later in the shoot, when they exchanged rings for the first time during an intimate ceremony on the beach.  It was such an honor for me to have shared that moment with them!

[All images made on Fuji 160S and Kodak Portra 400]

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