Commercial Photo Shoot | Yoga at Hotel Marisol

By, May 24, 2016

The Hotel Marisol is a hidden gem on the beautiful island of Coronado, California. This charming boutique property is tucked away on a quiet street, just steps away from shops, restaurants and the pristine white-sand Coronado beach. The hotel caters to locals as well as visitors, and is a nice, relaxing spot for a couples’ getaway.

Recently, the Hotel Marisol began offering Yoga to their guests in the form of small group classes, and even one-on-one instruction. The classes are fully customizable, and take place throughout the hotel property, or in the nearby park or beach. The yoga is paired with a nourishing breakfast, including a variety of blended juices.

In order to showcase all of the healthy options being offered, we were brought on to create the photography for the hotel’s print and online campaigns. While photographing, we set up external light sources to ensure crisp, clean photos. Also, to highlight the hotel’s beautiful surroundings, we made use of a variety of wide-angle and zoom lenses. It was a great shoot, and we hope you enjoy our selection of resulting photos.

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Coronado Beach Wedding | Christy and Stephen

By, April 07, 2016

Christy and Stephen both love the ocean, and decided to hold their ceremony right on the beach. The vow exchange took place in Coronado, on the sand, with a reception at the nearby Coronado Community Center. Since the locations were close together, the couple had not only a fun indoor celebration, but also a gorgeous oceanfront sunset. It really was the best of both worlds.

Sunset newlyweds portrait on the beach at Coronado Island

Christy’s bold and colorful bouquet was by InStyle Event Planning, and she rocked an intricate lace wedding dress from D’Angelo Couture.

Coronado's Grand Historical Mansion Bride with bridal flower and dressThe “Getting Ready” photos took place at The Grand Historical Mansion, one of Coronado’s premiere estates. In the photos of Christy, below, we took advantage of the soft natural light coming through the window, and used it to highlight this lovely bride.

Coronado Island wedding bride getting ready at Grand Historical Mansion

In portraits like the one of Stephen, below, we made sure to include details of the manor, such as these old-world carved wooden doors.

Grand Historical Mansion portrait of groom inside archwayCoronado beach groom portrait with flask in limo and on beach

Pictured below is the backyard of The Grand Historical Mansion, with its lush plants and mature trees. Goofy photos are always fun to create, and these bridal parties definitely “jumped” at the opportunity:)

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Who can resist a ceremony featuring a beloved yellow lab?

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By anticipating important photo opportunities, we were able to switch quickly from wide-angle to zoom, and capture the ring exchange moment in close-up detail.

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A carefully crafted ring shot helps to tell the story of the day, and can also hold personal meaning. For example, in the photo below, we used Christy and Stephen’s bible to create a heart, which was then framed around their rings.

Wedding ring shot inside bible

Congratulations to this happy couple! For more, check out our gallery of Christy and Steven’s Coronado Beach wedding.


A Sunny SoCal Wedding with Florals to Match | Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa

By, April 08, 2013

Recently, we had the honor of creating the floral décor for Lauren and Kevin’s wedding at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa. The weather was extremely cooperative, and Lauren wisely chose colors that both complemented and perfectly contrasted the sunny blue skies of the day. bride-flowers-closeupbride-getting-readywedding-bouquetThe coral and orange florals were designed in bold hues, and Lauren’s bright blue bridesmaids dresses paired amazingly!bridesmaid-flowers-closeup bride-groom-front-aislegroomsmen-flowers-lapelswedding-aisle-2upbride-groom-walking-down-aislegroom-and-bridesmaids-ringwedding-party-outdoorsbride-groom-pedicab-dock-2upThe beautifully warm summer San Diego evening provided the perfect backdrop for Lauren and Kevin’s bayside tent reception. The finer details of their floral arrangements included colorful dahlias, roses, and stock, along with ivory Oriental Lilies, light blue hydrangeas, and thistle.table-overviewtable-flowersbride-groom-grand-entranceThe bold, bright color theme continued on throughout Lauren and Kevin’s lively reception, including a cake surrounded by a smattering of roses. cake-bridge-in-backgroundcutting-cake-bride-groomAt SUZAN M. FLORALS, we endeavor to make each wedding as unique and individual as the couples we work with! It’s an immense joy to infuse creativity and passion into every event. We love seeing the look of awe on our brides’ faces when the floral concepts become a reality.bride-groom-night-shot

Florist: Suzan M Florals
Photography: True Photography
Venue: Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
Bakery: Flour Power
Officiant: Pastor Dave Weber
Photo Booth: Poetry Photo Booths
Musician: Thomas Giglio Music
Disc Jockey: Tim Altbaum Productions

Check out more images from Lauren and Kevin’s bayside wedding!

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