san diego wedding photography

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

Allison + Paul : L'Auberge Del Mar Wedding

CHUNYK031.jpg

So many gorgeous details I don't know where to begin.  From Allison and Paul's vintage-inspired wedding at the L'Auberge Hotel in Del Mar, CA.  Styling by Canvas and Canopy, dress by Claire Pettibone, custom stationery by Lynnie Diede. john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (1)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (2)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (3)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (4)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (5)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (6)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (7)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (8)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (9)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (10)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (11)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (12)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (13)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (14)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (15)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (16)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (17)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (18)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (19)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (20)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (21)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (22)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (23)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (24)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (25)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (26)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (27)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (28)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (29)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (30)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (31)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (32)

 

john schnack photography, del mar weddings, san diego wedding photographer, l'auberge weddings, beach wedding ideas, rustic weddings, canvas and canopy, vintage wedding ideas, claire pettibone, hand-made stationery (33)

 

Winnie + Eugene : Traditional Asian Wedding in San Diego

CHEN081.jpg

On a cool, overcast spring day, Winnie and Eugene held their traditional Asian wedding in San Diego, at The Presidio at La Costa Greens.  Their reception was held at Pearl Chinese Cuisine.  In addition to a traditional western ceremony the Winnie and Eugene also held a Chinese tea ceremony, a significant event which was created to show respect for the family. john schnack photography, san diego wedding photographer, la costa greens wedding, the presidio, carlsbad, film photographer, engagement photos, chinese wedding, vietnamese wedding, western wedding (1)

 

john schnack photography, san diego wedding photographer, la costa greens wedding, the presidio, carlsbad, film photographer, engagement photos, chinese wedding, vietnamese wedding, western wedding (2)

 

john schnack photography, san diego wedding photographer, la costa greens wedding, the presidio, carlsbad, film photographer, engagement photos, chinese wedding, vietnamese wedding, western wedding (3)

 

john schnack photography, san diego wedding photographer, la costa greens wedding, the presidio, carlsbad, film photographer, engagement photos, chinese wedding, vietnamese wedding, western wedding (4)

 

john schnack photography, san diego wedding photographer, la costa greens wedding, the presidio, carlsbad, film photographer, engagement photos, chinese wedding, vietnamese wedding, western wedding (5)

 

john schnack photography, san diego wedding photographer, la costa greens wedding, the presidio, carlsbad, film photographer, engagement photos, chinese wedding, vietnamese wedding, western wedding (6)

 

john schnack photography, san diego wedding photographer, la costa greens wedding, the presidio, carlsbad, film photographer, engagement photos, chinese wedding, vietnamese wedding, western wedding (7)

 

john schnack photography, san diego wedding photographer, la costa greens wedding, the presidio, carlsbad, film photographer, engagement photos, chinese wedding, vietnamese wedding, western wedding (8)

 

john schnack photography, san diego wedding photographer, la costa greens wedding, the presidio, carlsbad, film photographer, engagement photos, chinese wedding, vietnamese wedding, western wedding (9)

 

john schnack photography, san diego wedding photographer, la costa greens wedding, the presidio, carlsbad, film photographer, engagement photos, chinese wedding, vietnamese wedding, western wedding (10)

 

john schnack photography, san diego wedding photographer, la costa greens wedding, the presidio, carlsbad, film photographer, engagement photos, chinese wedding, vietnamese wedding, western wedding (11)

 

john schnack photography, san diego wedding photographer, la costa greens wedding, the presidio, carlsbad, film photographer, engagement photos, chinese wedding, vietnamese wedding, western wedding (12)

 

john schnack photography, san diego wedding photographer, la costa greens wedding, the presidio, carlsbad, film photographer, engagement photos, chinese wedding, vietnamese wedding, western wedding (13)

 

Patricia + John : La Jolla Beach Wedding

TAYLOR17.jpg

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)

 

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (2)

 

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (3)

 

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (4)

 

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (5)

 

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (6)

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

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (7)

 

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (8)

 

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (9)

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.

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (10)

 

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (11)

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

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (12)

 

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (13)

 

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (14)

 

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (15)

 

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (16)

 

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (17)

 

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (18)

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.

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (19)

 

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (20)

 

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (21)

 

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (22)

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.

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (23)

 

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (24)

 

san diego wedding photographer, la jolla wedding photography, intimate wedding, beach weddings, film photographer, la valencia hotel, windansea beach, crab catcher restaurant, kodak portra, mamiya 645 (25)