Teresa and Thomas were married at Teresa’s home parish, the beautiful St. Therese Church in Carmel Valley. The church was literally down the street from Teresa’s “getting ready” location: the house she grew up in. The reception took place in the heart of Balboa Park, at The Prado, which features Spanish-Colonial charm and unique architecture. As you can imagine, there were many breathtaking photo locales. We hope you enjoy a selection of our favorite images from their special day!
Teresa and Thomas went off the beaten path for this epic photo, above. To help capture the magnitude of the magnolia tree, and its exposed roots, we used a wide-angle lens.
As we were photographing artistic portraits, we were also having lots of fun with Teresa and Thomas, which brought out some real emotion :)
When you meet this couple, you instantly fall in love with their genuine, inviting personalities. This explains their massive wedding party, and the family and friends that traveled great distances to be a part of their special day.
Teresa and Thomas used an Old Town Trolley to get their bridal party from the ceremony to the reception, which made for really fun photos.
During the cocktail hour, we set up a “live” photo booth. We were able to photograph a stylized portrait of each and every guest, including the happy couple. This made for an awesome keepsake!
Later, during the reception, we snuck Teresa and Thomas out of the room for a few nighttime photos. We used off-camera lighting for added drama.
Venue: The Prado at Balboa Park
Coordinator: Breezy Day Weddings
Florals: Organic Elements
Hair Stylist: Victoria G Hair Design
Transportation: Old Town Trolley Tours
Makeup: Makeup by Kandice
Bakery: Flour Power
Rings: Pave Jewelers
We had a blast photographing Teresa and Thomas’s spectacular wedding. To see more of this classic wedding, please click here.