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MAI & CHRIS | Coronado Beach Engagement Session

Still behind on blog posts due to our recent vacation! Wanted to share a few snaps from a recent engagement shoot at Coronado Beach with a very sweet couple!
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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

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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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GEOFFREY & JESSICA | Coronado Engagement

We started Geoffrey & Jessica’s session at their AMAZING condo in Coronado. Immediately upon walking into their home I felt like I was in the Apple Store — clean & bright and i just wanted to touch everything! :) Here we got to meet, Nosey, Jeff’s pet snake. We’ve shot dogs up the wahoo but this was our very first snake session! Surprisingly, Nosey kinda acts like a dog…sleeps all day, likes to be warm & cuddly, gives kisses, sits, stays. We were enamored by her and our super gorgeous couple, of course! The session ended at one of their favorite trails where we were able to capture some beautiful skies!

G & J — we had a heck of time getting to know you guys during your session! we can’t wait till your wedding this year!!!











MICHELLE & LEI | Engagement Session

All we can say about these two is that from beginning to end we had a great time with them!  Whether they were eating ice cream or making dirt angels or just walking hand in hand we had a perma-grin just watching them. We seriously can not wait for their wedding day! We’re certain that their family & friends will be just as fun!

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san diego wedding, ice cream session
san diego wedding, ice cream session
When we told Lei to lean on the tree he thought we said “climb” the tree. What’s funny is he actually did it! we <3 these two!
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san diego wedding, ice cream session
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Lei mentioned that if Michelle gets mad all he has to do is buy her mint chocolate chip and he’s forgiven. How easy peasy is that?!? :)
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san diego wedding, ice cream session
san diego wedding, ice cream session
san diego wedding, ice cream session

BRAD & CHRISTINE | Abbey Wedding

We can’t tell you enough how crazy we are about Brad & Christine. Truly two of the funniest, sweetest and most genuine couples we know. Okay, so maybe Christine is the funny one and Brad is the shy one! :) Nevertheless, these two are meant for each other and it was evident throughout the day just by the way they looked each other or snuck kisses when they thought no one was looking.

On their wedding day we also got to see Benny & Cheryl (one of our past couples) and Eileen & Ryan (one of our future couples). So now we can say that we had the past, present and future of Trailbrook Photography all in one place! :) Wow. That was corny but i like it!

On to the photos….
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san diego wedding photography, the abbey san diego
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NATE & LINDA | Catamaran Wedding

I have to begin by saying that I am in love with Linda’s dress. Everywhere we went people stopped to compliment her dress so I definitely was not the only one! :) In addition, Linda did her own hair & make-up which came out incredible!

On their wedding day we were blessed with an amazing couple with incredible style & undeniable chemistry, a beautiful sunset, a crowdful of wild & crazy dancers and a perfect team of vendors. We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding to be a part of!

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catamaran, san diego wedding
Thanks to their dj, Mick Scrivener of Elite British DJ, for making this shot happen!
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catamaran, san diego wedding

Vendors:
Venue: Catamaran Hotel
Coordinator: Julie Scrivener, The Best Wedding For You
DJ: Mick Scrivener, Elite British DJ
Florals: Simply Adina

ADRIAN & CANDIS | Pearl Banquet Wedding

There are so many things that I admire about Candis & Adrian…their generosity, their dedication to each other, their carefreeness (that probably isn’t a word! :) )…the list goes on and on. throughout the day adrian would just admire candis while candis worked her sparkling personality. and we couldn’t help but admire her too!

Candis & Adrian — you guys are so beautiful! congrats on such a perfect day! look forward to showing you ALL your pics! see you guys soon!

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san diego wedding, la jolla shores
san diego wedding, la jolla shores
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san diego wedding, la jolla shores
san diego wedding, la jolla shores
san diego wedding, la jolla shores
Candis & Adrian had the best sermon at their wedding. The priest compared marriage to chewing gum….delicious & flavorful at first but after time it gets old and dull. he, of course, said to try to avoid feeling this way. everyone was cracking up!
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san diego wedding, la jolla shores
but with laughter comes tears and i lost it when i saw adrian crying happy tears…happy, we found out later, to be a part of candis’ amazing family and start a family of his own.
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san diego wedding, la jolla shores

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san diego wedding, la jolla shores

KATIE & DAVIN | Ultimate Skybox Wedding

You know when you meet a couple and you just know they are meant for each other? That’s Davin & Katie. They both have an incredibly calm nature and, as can be attested by all their friends & family, are extremely generous and selfless.

Their wedding ceremony took place at the Embarcadero and their reception at the Ultimate Skybox both of which was a first for us! :) The set up was classy yet casual with open seating and super chic lounge furniture. I loved the set up! Lots of mingling & tons of room to dance! And believe me…there was some serious dancing going on! Oh, and they also attached $50 to the bouquet & garter to ensure maximum participation. I’ve seen $5 even $20…but never $50. I told you they are generous! :)

We were so honored to be a part of their day and I seriously could have gotten paid with grilled cheese sandwiches and tater tots from Davin’s restaurant & bar, The Corner Bar. So delicious!

Davin wrote a poem for Katie as his wedding gift. It was definitely a tear jerker!
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ultimate skybox wedding, san diego
ultimate skybox wedding, san diego
ultimate skybox wedding, san diego
ultimate skybox wedding, san diego
ultimate skybox wedding, san diego
ultimate skybox wedding, san diego

ultimate skybox wedding, san diego
ultimate skybox wedding, san diego
ultimate skybox wedding, san diego
ultimate skybox wedding, san diego
ultimate skybox wedding, san diego
ultimate skybox wedding, san diego
ultimate skybox wedding, san diego
ultimate skybox wedding, san diego
ultimate skybox wedding, san diego
ultimate skybox wedding, san diego
ultimate skybox wedding, san diego
ultimate skybox wedding, san diego
ultimate skybox wedding, san diego

Venue: Ultimate Skybox
Coordinator: Luxe Events, Jenny Minns
Hair: Audra Rene Studio
Make-Up: Maggie Hansen, Dolled Up Industries
Linens/Lounge Furniture: Concepts Party Rentals
Videography: Firefly Films