05May

Cinco de Mayo!

By, May 05, 2016

Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! This year we’re kicking off the holiday with a throwback to Anaissa and Paulo’s romantic wedding at the US Grant. Serenaded by the sweet sounds of this 8-person mariachi band, the couple held each other tight, and danced the night away. Wishing everyone a fun (and safe) holiday!

Bride and Groom kiss as mariachi band plays behind them

14Jan

Classic Balboa Park Wedding | Teresa and Thomas

By, January 14, 2016

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!

Wedding photographed of a kissing couple framed in arches at the Alcazar Garden in Balboa Park in San Diego, California.
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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.
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As we were photographing artistic portraits, we were also having lots of fun with Teresa and Thomas, which brought out some real emotion :)
Wedding couple sharing an intimate moment under a veil at St. Therese
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0013 0014 Bridesmaids holding flowers. Photo has Shallow depth of field. Groomsmen portrait with classic fitted black tuxedos
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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.
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Cheering wedding party bboard the Old Town Trolley as bride and groom share a kiss
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.Cocktail hour at the Prado in Balboa Park in San Diego, California Singing mariachi band at cocktail hour of a wedding Reception room at Wedding at The Prado, at Balboa ParkTrue Photography stylized portrait photobooth 0037
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!
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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.Group photo at the Prado, in San Diego.

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.