Category Archives: Weddings

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TRACEY & JAMES | Dana Point Wedding

Tracey & James were married on the day of the blue moon which very loosely is interpreted as 2 full moons in one month. It’s a pretty rare occurence and I’m just gonna add that it’s probably pretty lucky as well! ;) There isn’t a couple more deserving of this rarity and luck as Tracey & James…truly one of most in love couples we’ve seen!

Here are some of our favorites from their day!
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JESSICA & GEOFFREY | Scripps Seaside Forum Wedding

Elegant & gracious are two words that immediately pop in my head when I think of Jessica and Geoffrey. They have a way of making everyone around them feel welcome and appreciated not to mention they give the most sincere hugs…you know, the kind of hug you get from your mom when she’s happy to see you or from a best friend that you haven’t seen in a long time.

Their wedding was full of laughs, fancy dance moves and sweets!!! :) It was the very first time we’ve ever seen fresh pancakes (with cap’n crunch on top no less!) at a wedding. It was a beautiful day that we won’t soon forget!

We also worked with some of our favorite vendors that day:
Venue: Scripps Seaside Forum
Coordinator/Florals : Melissa Barrad
DJ/Lighting: Tim Altbaum Productions
Videography: Joel Crisp
Catering: Coast
Cake: Fab Cakes
Hair: Henna Hair

























CHRIS & COURTNEY | Carlsbad Wedding

After a few years of long distance love, we are happy to say that Chris & Courtney are now living in the same city! :) We should add that they decided to plant their roots in San Diego. Good choice! ;)

We are so incredibly smitten over these two. Both are super relaxed, super nice and always have a smile on their face especially Courtney. Her smile is as contagious as…chicken pox! Wait, is chicken pox contagious anymore? Even after Chris smashed cake in her face she had the biggest smile AND didn’t seek revenge! WHAT?!?!

Amazing vendors of the day:

Venue: Sheraton Carlsbad
Ceremony Venue: St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church
Coordinator: A Day to Remember, Tammy Coleman
DJ: DJ Guy

Dessert bar: Champagne Bakery





















ANDY & BRENNA | La Jolla Wedding

Last month we had the absolute pleasure of photographing Andy & Brenna’s wedding at the La Jolla Bridge Club. Just by shooting their engagement session (check it out here) we knew these two were super nice, super relaxed and easy to be around. Well, those assessments could not be more solidified on their wedding day. EVERYONE that got up to give a speech spoke of Brenna’s kindness and big heart. And no one (even Andy) could deny that Brenna’s goodness has softened Andy and made him a better person than he already is.

Their wedding took place on probably one of the nicest days in La Jolla history…not a single cloud in the sky and no marine layer! :) Team that with just the sweetest bunch of friends & family, one of the most touching letters from Andy’s brother who was unable to attend the wedding, mad libs, fantastic food and sweets and you’ve got a wedding made in heaven!

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we LOVE when our couples see each other before the ceremony!
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Catering/Cake/Dessert Bar: Ranch Catering
Venue: La Jolla Bridge Club

FATEMEH + TYLER | Hotel Del Coronado Wedding

We were so honored to photograph Fatemeh + Tyler’s intimate wedding at the Hotel Del Coronado. It’s been some time since we photographed here so I was super excited to explore the hotel grounds once again. And let me tell you Fatemeh + Tyler are pure naturals in front of the camera so I was in photographer heaven! :)

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EILEEN & RYAN | Hyatt Mission Bay Wedding

Oh man! Where do we start with these two? Okay, before we gush about these two we have to say that hands down they win for best bridal party of all time. Everyone was just so fun, so pleasant and 100% at Eileen & Ryan’s service! :) (some more than others! wink wink)

Another “award” that we give them is BEST EFFIN’ SLIDESHOW. One of their very talented friends did it for them and we were blown away! Add to that their wedding decor which was an eclectic mix of modern romance perfectly orchestrated by the Bellz & Whistlez team as well as their gorgeous florals & rentals by Floralworks and these two seriously swept every award we could ever come up with.

But more important than anything these two definitely deserve an award for being good people all around. They are so caring, candid, loyal and kind. We are so happy they found one another cause in our eyes they are perfect for each other.

R & E — congratulations on all of your accomplishments!!! awesome wedding. check. brand spanking new house. check. dog. check. misc. check! ;P hope you guys continue to have a beautiful life! One day if we ever need our ribs broken or nursing care we hope you guys are the ones to do it. :) xoxoxo enjoy the pics! can’t wait to show you part II (desert shoot)!

Vendors:
Wedding Coordination/ Design: Bellz And Whistlez
Flowers/ Rentals: Floralworks
Ceremony: Immaculata
Reception: Hyatt Mission Bay
Transportation: Top Dog Limo
Hair and Makeup: Cynthia & Rica
Video: Arnold and Alice
Photobooth: Yours truly! aka Trailbrook FunBooth

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LINDSEY & TIM | Palm Springs Wedding

From the moment Stan & I met Tim & Lindsey we knew we’d love them. Even when I first met Lindsey at her sister’s wedding that we shot nearly 4 years ago I thought, that girl is not only super cute but super nice as well.

So here we are 4 years later and we could not be more blessed to have been a part of these two’s wedding day. In all the years we’ve been shooting weddings we thought we had seen and heard it all but on Lindsey & Tim’s day, there was a very “interesting” seminar taking place concurrently which led to even more “interesting” conversation in the girls’ prep room that had everyone laughing. :) A little hummingbird was also seen flying around their reception room for hours but luckily he was caught & released safely. double smiley faces for that one! :) :) and tim & lindsey danced to “this i promise you” by n’sync. i have to admit, i have a soft spot for some of n’sync’s songs. seriously, in all our years none of these things as trivial as they might seem have ever happened. :) so we just have to say that we had some one-of-a-kind experiences with a one-of-a-kind couple!

We had such a great time at their wedding due largely in part to their incredible friends & family who were so full of life & laughter just like Tim & Lindsey. And as we drove 2 hours back home that evening, I admit, we played some N’Sync just to commemorate the day! ;P

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JENNIFER & RICHARD | Scripps Seaside Forum, La Jolla Wedding

Simple. Sweet. Hand crafted with love. There were so many things I adored about Jennifer & Richard’s wedding from their carved squirrel cake topper to the home made cookies down to Jennifer’s slip on Crocs that she wore. The day was just super relaxed and easy going…just like Jennifer & Rich.

In the 10 years since we’ve been in business we have yet to shoot a wedding in the rain. On Jennifer & Richard’s wedding day we thought maybe our streak had ended since it was raining as we drove to Scripps Forum. In preparation we brought 3 umbrellas to protect us, our gear and the couple! But as the time crept closer to their first sighting, the rain stopped. Rather than let our umbrellas stay warm & cozy in our car, we decided to use them as a prop. :) Nothing like a pop of red against a cool blue sky!

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On their wedding day, we also saw Ryan & Stephanie again. Stephanie is Jennifer’s sister and we shot their wedding a few years ago! Now, they have a beautiful little girl!
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LYN AND RYAN | Museum of Art Wedding Balboa Park

With all the holidays and a recent birthday (Jeannette!) we have sadly been neglecting our blog. So much so that we are just now getting around to sharing one of our very favorite weddings from 2011. It was an all around fabulous wedding! First off, this was our first time photographing at the sculpture gardens at the Museum of Arts. From the outside, it doesn’t look like much but on the inside, WOW! I felt like we were in a grand hotel ballroom complete with columns and classic black & white tiled floors. Second, we worked with a awesome bunch of folks! From the delicious food to the super cute frogs as cake toppers down to the gorgeous flowers….everything looked so beautiful! Third and most important, Ryan & Lyn two of the warmest people we’ve ever met who were full of laughter and tears of joy and just made the day so much fun to be a part of!
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Coordinator: Rachel Leber, I Do Weddings
Venue: Museum of Arts (Sarah Grossman)
Officiant: Kreig Gammelgard
Florals: Ashley Elizabeth
DJ: Jay Brannon
Cake: Sweet Cheeks
Catering: Tapanade Catering(Michael Connelly)
Photo Booth: San Diego Photo Booth Rentals
Make-up: Bethany Chambers
Up lighting: Larry Vasquez, englandlightingsystems@gmail.com
Transportation: Masterpiece Limos