28Aug

Photographer’s Wedding | Hilton Bayfront / Ultimate Skybox | Billy & Adriana

By, August 28, 2014

This past weekend, we were delighted to celebrate the marriage of one of our own – our talented shooter Billy and his lovely wife Adriana. The ceremony took place downtown at the Hilton Bayfront, and our True team was well represented. Because Billy came to San Diego via Winnipeg, there were plenty of festive Canadians in attendance too. Adriana stunned onlookers in her mermaid-style gown, and Billy was no slouch in his dapper blue suit and bow tie.

Following the ceremony, guests walked across a footbridge near Petco Park to the evening’s final destination, The Ultimate Skybox. This swanky downtown venue was perfect for the occasion, with lounge areas, a sweeping city view, and delicious food stations. There was also a lively dance floor, where Billy and Adriana impressed us with their tango skills, and guests attempted traditional Greek dancing. There may have been Ouzo involved :)

Because Billy was too busy to photograph the day himself (we have no idea why), our True Team stepped in and took turns behind the camera. We hope you enjoy a selection of our favorite images below. It was a wonderful wedding and quite a party, and we wish Billy and Adriana a lifetime of happiness. Opa!
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To see even more of Billy and Adriana’s amazing wedding, check out their gallery.

24Jul

Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Photos | Best Costumes Day 1

By, July 24, 2014

It’s finally happened. We’ve been invaded by swamp people. Steps from our studio is an endless parade of dashing heroes, buxom heroines, and brave parental types with kids in tow. Together, it makes for a gigantic, lanyard-brandishing mass of costumed crusaders, zombies, warriors, and wizards. All have the same objective, a shared critical mission… get inside those doors!

We’re talking of course about Comic-Con, the annual fête of upcoming Hollywood releases, TV shows, and comics. Now in its fifth decade, Comic-Con has become the zeitgeist of pop culture, a place where hype is in full effect, expectations are high, and even causal fans get swept up in the madness. Early this morning, we grabbed our super-cameras, and ventured into the epicenter to capture the anticipation, meet new super-friends, and appreciate the awesome spectacle that is Comic-Con 2014.

No longer confined to the Convention Center, Comic-Con now permeates San Diego during its run, with immersive experiences in the Gaslamp, hush-hush film screenings, and celebrity sightings. Everyone seems to be getting into the spirit, from the San Diego Symphony to local fave Searsucker to the San Diego Law Library. There’s even at least one Batman-themed burlesque show across town. Not to mention the late night after-parties, where bleary-eyed enthusiasts schvitzing through their masks and costumes will dance the night away.

But that is all to come; as of this writing, the fun is just beginning.

Enjoy the photos below!

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20Jun

America’s Finest City | Gaslamp Quarter Weddings

By, June 20, 2014

Downtown San Diego is a popular wedding spot for locals and destination seekers alike. The downtown area is full of awesome venues that are sure to please every dynamic duo. Many modern couples specifically favor The Gaslamp Quarter, which is a lively business and entertainment district. As photographers, we also enjoy the Gaslamp, with its chic hotels and historic landmarks. Around every corner are intriguing colors, textures, and scenery, which serve as cool backgrounds. We love taking it to the streets for fun urban wedding shots, day and night!

Check out our selection of recent Gaslamp Quarter weddings from America’s Finest City.

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If you’d like more downtown inspiration, check out our expanded urban wedding galleries!