BRICK Catholic Wedding Liberty Station | San Diego Wedding Photographer | Ana & Zach

Who says you can’t have your Catholic wedding ceremony inside an awesome urban space? BRICK in Liberty Station is the perfect venue for creating a wedding that is truly and uniquely you in San Diego, Ca. As a San Diego wedding photographer I photograph tons of amazing venues but I really love how open BRICK is and the gorgeous lighting that spills in the the white pane windows and glistens on the bricks that make this historic building so special.

Ana & Zach had such a specially curated wedding that really reflected all the things that made their relationship special and unique. They also made sure to take a moment before the big day to do a first look at their getting ready location The Pearl. The Pearl is a hip mid century modern decorated hotel with tasty cocktails and an awesome aesthetic. There is nothing more perfect than laughing and grabbing a drink with your love before you say I DO.

By the end of the night everyone was on the dance floor kicking up their heels and throwing down the dance moves. One of my favorite things to photograph during weddings is the reception because this is where everyone let’s loose and starts partying and celebrating the couple, plus it’s always fun to capture silly photos after a day of decorum!


Martin Johnson House Wedding | La Jolla Wedding Photographer | Jamie & Colin

Sometimes you can just tell from the details wha a couple is all about. At Jamie and Colin’s wedding was centered around their love for each other and their love for San Diego craft beer. Being a San Diego wedding photographer I am used to seeing craft beer being the center of most weddings, but for Jamie and Colin it was just more of a true love.

Another favorite moment from their wedding day for me was being able to sneak them away during sunset so that they could have a moment to themselves to just enjoy each other and the moment. They watched the sunset together holding each other on the first day of their marriage together. It was pretty magical.

Beach Engagement Session | San Diego Engagement Photographer | Ashley & Robert

This last weekend was the San Diego Bridal Bazaar it is the biggest and longest running bridal show in San Diego for wedding vendors. I have been participating in the show for the last 7 years and absolutely love getting to meet so many newly engaged couples in person! I always giveaway one free engagement session per show and it always turns into me finding an amazing couple to photograph in San Diego. Ashley and Robert met me at a show in 2018 and due to timing we had to wait an entire year to do their free engagement session that they had won. As the day was getting closer it was forecast to rain much of the day which never happens in San Diego. Ashley had reached out being concerned about the weather but I had faith it would clear up at sunset as forecast and be fine. Sure enough the clouds and rain parted and we were left with an amazing California sunset that glistened and glowed in the background over the ocean for Ashley and Robert’s beach engagement session. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day in the sun. It’s moments and sessions like these that really make me love my job as a wedding and engagement photographer in California.


North Park Family Session | San Diego Family Photographer | Zorio Family

My favorite thing by far about being a wedding photographer is that I get to follow my couples journeys throughout their lives. Usually engagement photos are the first professional photos couple take with one another and it really sets the stage for documenting their lives together through storytelling images. This amazing couple came to me engaged, married, anniversary and now for their gorgeous newborn! How amazing is it that I get to capture so much love. P.s. scroll to the bottom to see baby spit up.


La Jolla Engagement Session | San Diego Engagement Photographer | Casey & Matt

2019 started off with a bang for me! A confetti streamer bang that is! My amazing couple was so fun and happy and brought such an amazing energy to our engagement session in La Jolla at my favorite secret spot. Most of my couples love golden light photos and I was so happy that I was able to treat my couple to the ultimate gold drenched session thanks to mother nature pouring her love through the tree. I can’t wait for this amazing couples wedding this year at Mt. Woodson Castle, I know it is going to be just as special as their gorgeous engagement session was.

La Jolla Anniversary Session | San Diego Couples Photographer | Jaime & Colin

Wow! Let’s talk about passion! Being a wedding photographer in San Diego, CA definitely has it’s bonuses one of them being even in winter the beach is actually still warm enough to go romp around in the waves. My wonderful couple came down from Sacramento to celebrate their one year anniversary in San Diego where their wedding was. We decided to do a fun and passionate session at the La Jolla Tidepools and man oh man did it get steamy up in here. It brings me such great joy capturing my couples on their wedding days but I love seeing them after the wedding still in love and driving each other crazy with love.


Ana & Jeff | The Ranch House at Del Sur | San Diego Wedding Photographer

Ana and Jeff's wedding was such a special day. Ana made sure that every little detail was perfect and reflected her and Jeff's fun loving personalities, from yummy tacos, a great bar and fun glow sticks on the dance floor, they made sure that their wedding was about them and their love. It's wedding likes that which make me so happy that I get to photograph weddings in San Diego and all over.  I love being able to capture couples having fun, dancing and partying it up. Whether a traditional ceremony, intimate or an elopement, making sure my clients are comfortable and enjoying their big day is my top priroity. 

Kayla & Julie | Windansea Beach | San Diego Engagement Photographer

The best thing about being a wedding and engagement photographer in San Diego is all the amazing couples you get to meet. Everyday is a new client and new personalities, you get to meet people from all over the world that some how made it to this sunny part of the world and in front of my lens. 

One of my favorite beaches in San Diego is Windansea Beach in La Jolla. The large rock formations on the shore are always changing with the tide and sand accumulations and it makes for a fun and interesting place to shoot throughout the year. 

Carol & Ian | La Cocina Que Canta | Mexico Wedding Photographer

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This was an amazing wedding in Tecate, Mexico. The venue La Cocina Que Canta is a vegan farm to table restaurant just a couple minutes past the border. Carol and Ian made sure that the color and culture were reflected throughout there wedding day from the florals to the gorgeous table designs everything was bright and vibrant just like their love. 

Even  though this wasn't that far of a destination wedding for me I loved being in another country photographing this awesome couple's love story. I hope I get to photograph more weddings here in the future.

Kerry & John | Lake Cuyamaca | San Diego Adventure Photographer

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I met this awesome couple in a whirlwind of events. John's mom booked me for their wedding so the first time I met Kerry and John was when we met up for their engagement session. I knew it was a great match when Kerry had suggested one of my favorite spots without me even saying a word. Sometimes this world just brings amazing people into your life by chance and you just have to appreciate the simple brillance  of everything!

For their engagement session we headed out to Mount Laguna to climb some rocks, luckily for me they showed up in matching boots and I loved their down to earth nature and humor. We hiked through the woods and just got to know each other. My favorite part of engagement sessions is getting to know my couples and what makes them laugh. If you have worked with me in the past you know it's nothing but laughs giggles and then we get to the serious and romantic photos towards the end. 

However, John had different plans and popped a bottle of champagne in Kerry's face so it was nothing but laughs and wet bubbly kisses! 

P.S. We got to see wild deer during this session as well, and they hung out for awhile until they were sick of hearing us all laugh.

 

Shelby & Aaron | Serendipity Garden Weddings | Redlands Wedding Photographer

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What a way to start up blogging again! This wedding at Serendipity Garden Wedding in Oak Glen, Ca was an absolute dream. I met Shelby and Aaron over a year ago in San Diego, Ca and we quickly hit it off over beers at one of my favorite hangouts Moniker General in Liberty Station. We chatted about how they met as young little babies and what was a friendship grew in to a life long partnership and how passion bloomed. They have grown and supported each other through their careers and are truly the sweetest people ever. 

On their wedding day the rooms were buzzing with excitement! Everyone was looking forward to watching such an amazing couple join their lives together. The venue was the perfect reflection of their love of the outdoors. The venue is tucked away in the mountains of Oak Glen and is like stepping into a beautiful garden of greenery and flowers. With everything ready Shelby walked down the aisle to meet Aaron and they both laughed and cried their way through the ceremony. 

I can't wait to see what the future holds for these two love birds and I wish them the very best on their next phase in life together.