wedding

Tina + Javier : Temecula Winery Wedding

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On a day that looked to be scorching hot yet turned out to be surprisingly comfortable, I photographed Tina and Javier's Temecula winery wedding at  Villa de Amore, a private estate nestled in the Temecula Valley. In addition to being joined by their pooch, Chile, who donned a couture doggie-gown, the wedding was filled with details that paid homage to their various interests:  Tina's garter featured a Princess Leia Lego figure and Javi's groom's cake was R2-D2 with a bow tie.  Accomplished salsa dancers, the lovely couple also incorporated a fantastic salsa number into their first dance.

[Photographed on Fuji Superia 800 and Kodak Portra 400 films.]

Special thanks to my partner in crime, LB, for her fantastic work.

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Brooke + Brad : Navy-Inspired Admiral Kidd Club Wedding

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It was so great to finally photograph Brooke and Brad's Navy-inspired Admiral Kidd Club wedding!  Ever since they booked me I knew it was going to be great, as it's always fun to photograph a military wedding on a military base.  I was also looking forward to how Brooke and Brad's designer, Cortnie from Canvas and Canopy, was going to transform the space.  Cortnie and her team came through in spades! Special thanks to Cortnie and her team for doing such an amazing job and for being great colleagues in a wedding with lots of moving parts.  Also a huge kudos to my second-shooter extraordinaire, Mike, for producing another outstanding body of work.

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Jennifer + Matt : San Diego Day-After Wedding Shoot

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After a late night shooting Jennifer and Matt's wedding at the Darlington House, we rallied the next morning bright and early at The Grand Del Mar for their San Diego day-after wedding shoot.  Jennifer and Matt looked amazing and, with the pressures of the wedding day behind us, it was so great to make some fun, romantic images wherever we wanted! After working around The Grand Del Mar, we headed north to a secret backcountry location I love.  The high sun and rural landscape helped create the perfect juxtaposition with their formal attire.

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Jennifer + Matt : Darlington House Wedding

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Before their Darlington House wedding, we started with Jennifer and Matt's wedding photos at the gorgeous Grand Del Mar.  While my associate photographer extraordinaire, Mike, photographed Matt and the boys in and around the bar, I was photographing Jennifer and the girls in their hotel room.  I met Jennifer in her room after she arrived from the hair salon.  Running a bit late, she calmly got dressed and applied her own makeup while her bridesmaids donned the most gorgeous bridesmaids dresses I've seen in some time.  After a wonderful first-look, it was off to the beautiful Darlington House in La Jolla for the ceremony. We arrived at the Darlington House with about 15 minutes to spare, just enough time for some makeup fine tuning for the girls and a quick beer for the guys.  Their ceremony was performed flawlessly by none other than Pastor Mike Mitschke, whom I've had the pleasure of working with several times.  After the ceremony, it was party time!

Stay tuned for images from Jennifer and Matt's day-after session later this week!

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Check out the lovely testimonial Jennifer and Matt left for me!