14Aug

Stress-Free Family Wedding Portraits

By, August 14, 2020

During your wedding planning, you may likely wonder how to successfully prepare for family photos. With the right formula, family photos can be a smooth process, no matter how big your family is!

Here are the steps we take on our end to ensure your family portraits are a success:

  1. Your photographer sets up a call, typically a month before your wedding day to learn more about your family. We understand that every family is different, so your lead photographer will do their best to understand all of the dynamics before the big day.
  2. On the wedding day itself, there is a systematic and organized process. The process often starts with taking a large group photo of one side of the family (typically the bride’s side first). The photographer will then say something like, “please raise your hand if you are cousins. :)” Once hands are raised the photographer will tell those folks to go enjoy cocktail hour and will ask everyone else to stay. Another picture will be taken. The next announcement may be “Aunts and Uncles, you’re all set and can head to cocktail hour.” What is left at this point is your immediate family, their spouses and any grandparents.  As the crowd is narrowed down, we are able to capture more intimate groupings, such as grandparents, parents and siblings. This method ensures that everyone is photographed.  This same process will be repeated with the groom’s side of the family.

Here are the steps you can take on your end to ensure success: VERY IMPORTANT! Continue Reading →

31Jul

Vendors We Love – Pizza Port

By, July 31, 2015

Vendor Type: Restaurant and brewing company
Why We Love Them: Unpretentious artisan pizza and craft beer, made by people who care. A San Diego institution.
Did You Know? Pizza Port’s (bold!) ales are now available in cans, wherever fine beverages are sold
Specialties Include: “Our 5 great family friendly restaurants, each with a brewery sending out some amazing beer”
Things They Love: BEER!!!!!, Puppies?, BEER!!!!!, family and friends, BEER!!!!!

To bring Pizza Port to your event, or find a location near you, please visit http://www.pizzaport.com

Pizza Port San Diego

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29Jul

Vendors We Love: Personal Touch Dining

By, July 29, 2015

Vendor Type: Catering and event management
Why We Love Them: Ultimate professionalism – they have over 25 years of culinary and event expertise, and it shows.
Did You Know? Tracy and her team also manage the events for venues such as Mt. Woodson Castle and Leo Carrillo Ranch
Specialties Include: “Breathtaking weddings, amazing food, and extraordinary events with a personal touch. We do everything from weddings to proms, corporate events, birthday parties, picnics or banquets.”
Things They Love: Baby peacocks, my hardworking staff and office team, Mexican food, maxi skirts, pink and green!

Please enjoy a selection of our favorite images from recent events we’ve worked together. Click here to see more!

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