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We are Stan & Jeannette --- san diego wedding photographers, husband and wife, best friends, business partners and proud parents of a whole host of furry & feathery kids. :) We hope you enjoy our journal of our life and photography.  If you like what you see...please free feel to leave a comment.
       

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

























TIM & ANNETTE | San Diego Engagement Session

We love it when our clients incorporate a hobby of theirs in their engagement sessions. For Annette & Tim, this hobby was archery! It was definitely a first for us! Tim was even kind enough to show Stan how to shoot a bow & arrow. :) We decided to play up the theme by bringing an apple to their session. So much fun!!!

Check out some of our favorites from this gorgeous couple!

san diego wedding, archery, shooting an apple with an arrow

san diego wedding, archery, shooting an apple with an arrow

san diego wedding, archery, shooting an apple with an arrow

san diego wedding, archery, shooting an apple with an arrow

san diego wedding, archery, shooting an apple with an arrow

san diego wedding, archery, shooting an apple with an arrow

san diego wedding, archery, shooting an apple with an arrow

san diego wedding, archery, shooting an apple with an arrow

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





















MICHELLE & LEI | Bali Hai Wedding San Diego

Well we knew we would have a blast with these two! Their day was non-stop laughs during their portrait session all the way to the end of the evening. One part in particular that had has rolling on the floor was when Michelle thanked her dad for giving birth to her during their “thank you” speech. Of course, Lei being the character that he is followed up by thanking his dad for giving birth to him as well. :) They also had some pretty entertaining games (courtesy of their awesome dj crew) throughout their reception that kept everyone smiling!

We also have to give an extra special shout out to Michelle’s mom who created all the fun details & flowers for their wedding. It was pretty incredible!

Also, we worked with a fantastic team of vendors that helped make the day extra special!

Venue: Bali Hail
DJ: 101 Party Productions
Videographer: Lloyd Films
Cake: Fab Cakes

san diego wedding, bali hai, downtown san diego skyline
san diego wedding, bali hai, downtown san diego skyline
san diego wedding, bali hai, downtown san diego skyline
san diego wedding, bali hai, downtown san diego skyline
san diego wedding, bali hai, downtown san diego skyline
san diego wedding, bali hai, downtown san diego skyline
san diego wedding, bali hai, downtown san diego skyline
san diego wedding, bali hai, downtown san diego skyline
san diego wedding, bali hai, downtown san diego skyline
san diego wedding, bali hai, downtown san diego skyline
san diego wedding, bali hai, downtown san diego skyline
san diego wedding, bali hai, downtown san diego skyline
san diego wedding, bali hai, downtown san diego skyline
san diego wedding, bali hai, downtown san diego skyline

san diego wedding, bali hai, downtown san diego skyline
san diego wedding, bali hai, downtown san diego skyline
san diego wedding, bali hai, downtown san diego skyline
san diego wedding, bali hai, downtown san diego skyline

Andaz Hotel Family Session

We can’t even begin to tell you how fun this family is! Admittedly, their dad did steal the show a bit at the end with his awesomeness! :) We shot this session at the very swanky Andaz Hotel in downtown San Diego. Since Janissa and her brother, Jazel, both work at the Andaz we had access to some pretty cool spots including the nightclub & wine bar! This is our very first family session 1. without children and 2. in a hotel setting. Even though it was different from the family sessions we typically shoot, we loved this super stylish family and the moody backdrop!

andaz hotel, hip modern family session, san diego modern family
andaz hotel, hip modern family session, san diego modern family
andaz hotel, hip modern family session, san diego modern family
andaz hotel, hip modern family session, san diego modern family
andaz hotel, hip modern family session, san diego modern family
andaz hotel, hip modern family session, san diego modern family

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!

la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
we LOVE when our couples see each other before the ceremony!
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography
la jolla wedding, la jolla shores, san diego wedding photography

Catering/Cake/Dessert Bar: Ranch Catering
Venue: La Jolla Bridge Club

COURTNEY & CHRIS | Poway Engagement Session

We met Courtney through one of my dearest friends, Pamela. So just through association alone I knew I was gonna love Courtney. Crazy as it may sound, when she smiles…her eyes smile too which, to me, shows true genuineness. Now add Chris to the equation….you know, the guy who makes Courtney smile…a lot. From our short session we learned that at one time Chris could lift Courtney in the air “dirty dancing” style, both are avid Lakers fans (something Stan liked very much) and both are absolutely unequivocally crazy about one another. After their session Stan and I thought, “yep. these two will definitely be having breakfast at Cocos 50 years from now.”

san diego weddings, poway engagement session, old poway park
san diego weddings, poway engagement session, old poway park
san diego weddings, poway engagement session, old poway park
san diego weddings, poway engagement session, old poway park
san diego weddings, poway engagement session, old poway park
san diego weddings, poway engagement session, old poway park
san diego weddings, poway engagement session, old poway park
san diego weddings, poway engagement session, old poway park
san diego weddings, poway engagement session, old poway park
san diego weddings, poway engagement session, old poway park

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! :)

hotel del coronado wedding, beach wedding
hotel del coronado wedding, beach wedding
hotel del coronado wedding, beach wedding
hotel del coronado wedding, beach wedding
hotel del coronado wedding, beach wedding
hotel del coronado wedding, beach wedding
hotel del coronado wedding, beach wedding
hotel del coronado wedding, beach wedding
hotel del coronado wedding, beach wedding
hotel del coronado wedding, beach wedding
hotel del coronado wedding, beach wedding
hotel del coronado wedding, beach wedding
hotel del coronado wedding, beach wedding
hotel del coronado wedding, beach wedding

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

hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church
hyatt mission bay, sna diego wedding, immaculata church

MOHAMMAD & ZAHRA | San Francisco Engagement Session

We are so excited to share these photos from Mohammad & Zahra’s engagement session in San Francisco! These two are just so beautiful, so playful and so perfect together!

We started their session off at Ghiradelli Square, a place they frequent for ice cream naturally! :) Then worked our way around the city stopping wherever we pleased (maybe parking illegally once or twice) and ended at Mohammad’s condo. It was great fun & we can’t wait to do it all over again…this time in San Diego for their wedding!