Carlsbad Beach Wedding | Julie and Chad

By, May 12, 2016

Julie and Chad were married at Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort in coastal North County, just outside of San Diego. The resort is located only 150 feet from the beach, which allows couples to enjoy beautiful outdoor ceremonies. The site has an amazing backdrop also  – the Pacific Ocean :) Here are some of our favorite photos from this coastal California wedding celebration.

Bride getting ready with her dress hanging artistically at Hilton Resort Cape Rey Carlsbad

As Julie got ready for the big day, a fresh sea breeze came in through the windows. We made use of the room’s natural light, giving the photos a bright and airy feel (above).

Carlsbad Beach Resort Cape Rey Carlsbad a Hilton Resort wedding ceremony venue

The ceremony site at Cape Rey is so close to the beach that you can smell the ocean. Since the site is located in a private part of the resort, it is nice and secluded.

Cape Rey Hilton Resort bride walking down the aisle with her father A Hilton resort Cape Rey Carlsbad wedding couple sharing an intimate moment during their wedding ceremony

Julie and Chad paid tribute to Chad’s Jewish heritage by signing a ketubah (marriage contract), and the officiant sang beautiful traditional Jewish songs under the chuppah (wedding canopy).

Carlsbad Beach Resort Wedding couple's first kiss during ceremony Wedding couple celebrating tying the knot at Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach resort during sunset

To photograph romantic couples portraits, we took full advantage of the resort’s proximity to the beach. For example, the stairs at Carlsbad Beach are directly across the street!

Cape Rey Hilton couple kissing on the stairs at Carlsbad beachCape Rey a Hilton Resort wedding couple on the beach during sunset pictures Carlsbad, California beach resort Cape Rey Carlsbad a Hilton Resort wedding couple walking to beach Cape Rey Carlsbad wedding couple on the beach during sunsetCreative beach portraits of newlyweds at Carlsbad beach

While capturing beach photos with Julie and Chad, we also photographed the cocktail hour, the reception dinner table, and all the beautiful details. This is why two photographers are so essential, because even the most talented shooter can’t be in two places at once :)

Cape Rey Carlsbad a Hilton Resort wedding reception dinner tableCarlsbad, California Hilton Resort Cape Rey Carlsbad reception flowerCape Rey Carlsbad a Hilton Resort wedding reception dinner

During dinner, guests relaxed and enjoyed a sumptuous meal, which was created by Cape Rey’s talented chefs.

Cape Rey Carlsbad wedding couple at dinner reception table overlooking the ocean Cape Rey Carlsbad a Hilton Resort wedding cake during sunset

In the photo below, we used a long exposure with a high aperture, which allowing the lights in the picture to create a starburst.

Night shot of Cape Rey Carlsbad a Hilton Resort Wedding reception

Check out more of Julie and Chad’s coastal Carlsbad beach hotel wedding.


Pretty in Pastels | Springtime Wedding Inspiration

By, March 21, 2016

Spring is here, and nothing gets us in this seasonal spirit more than pastels. These gentle hues, reminiscent of dip-dyed eggs and blooming flowers, are easy on the eyes and exude a touch of romance. We frequently see pastel colors at springtime weddings, such as sherbet and light blues.

Pastels can be used throughout the entire wedding, including bouquets, bridesmaids dresses, and desserts. This makes the design and décor look classic and timeless, which reflects in the resulting wedding photography. If you’re lucky, the sky will even light up with gorgeous pastel pinks just before sundown :)

Check out our collection of pastel wedding inspiration, and bring on the springtime cheer!


Check out this beautiful arch embellished with pastel blooms and hanging tulips… Gorgeous!


Spring may come and go, but the classical look can be achieved year-round. For more classical wedding inspiration, please click here.


Dreamy Seaside Wedding at Windansea Beach

By, February 25, 2015

Windansea Beach is a popular coastal location in La Jolla, and is also the place that Kimberly and Matthew call home. So for their wedding, the couple decided to share this special spot with those closest to them. The event featured a toes-in-the-sand ceremony, lush organic décor, and a naturally beautiful setting. With rolling waves behind the couple as they exchanged vows, it was pretty much heaven on earth!

We can’t get enough of Kimberly’s beautifully laid-back bridal style. Her flowing gown was the epitome of a beach wedding dress, and her loose wavy hair and floral crown were just gorgeous. Check out the images we captured from their special day, and prepare to be whisked away to cloud nine!Kimberly1Kimberly2Kimberly5Kimberly23Kimberly8Kimberly6Kimberly7Kimberly11Kimberly10Kimberly24Kimberly27Kimberly26Kimberly25Kimberly18Kimberly12Kimberly13Kimberly16Kimberly19Kimberly14Kimberly2Kimberly20Kimberly22 Kimberly15 Kimberly17

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