Waterfront Park Wedding | Jessica & Nick

By, May 26, 2016

Waterfront Park is a beautiful locale nestled between San Diego’s vibrant downtown and picturesque harbor. It is also part of the San Diego County Administration Center, an Art Deco-styled building that doubles as a beautiful backdrop. There are themed gardens, civic greens, beautiful fountains, and even a massive playground. Also, because it’s so close to the County building, marriage licenses don’t have to travel very far ;)

Jessica and Nick, who now reside in Seattle, wanted their wedding to be held in Jessica’s home town of San Diego. They chose Waterfront Park because it showcased the beautiful cityscape, and matched their fun-loving personalities. They were even able to bring in food trucks for the reception!

While photographing Jessica and Nick’s wedding, we made sure to take full advantage of the scenery and the vibrant location. We hope you enjoy our selection of images from their big day!

Wedding couple sharing a kiss

In the photo above, we framed the couple using the leading lines of the playground, and the background skyscrapers. By using shallow depth of field, we were able to draw added focus to the couple.

Bride and Groom at Waterfront Park Playground

Jessica and Nick were all about having fun, so we used all of our surroundings as props. This resulted in spontaneous fun photos, like the one below. You will see many more examples throughout their entire wedding!

Jumping BridesmaidsColorful tulip boutonnieresColorful and fun weddingOutrageous wedding party having funGroomsmen having some fun with the Porta PottiesHilarious Wedding photo

In the photo below, we actually stepped into the fountain to get a cool angle of this hot couple. We were the only ones with “cold feet” at this wedding :)

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A nearby birthday party happened to offer Jessica and Nick some of their remaining pizza (above). It was a definite crowd pleaser, and made for this unforgettable photo!

Exuberant Wedding Party PhotBride and Groom on a seesawBride having a swig from a flask

We are always alert, and ready to capture awesome candid moments. For example, check out the photo above of Jessica’s last-minute tequila shot before the ceremony :)

Groom and Officiant on Tandem Biicycle

To surprise the guests, Nick and his officiant rode in on a tandem bicycle. Because we had two photographers, we were able to capture this hilarious moment from a variety of perspectives.

Tandem Bicycle Wedding Fun

If that wasn’t enough, the rest of the bridal party including Jessica, rode in on surrey bicycles.

Bridal Party Riding in on surrey bikes
Surrey bike brideKiss at the wedding arborJoyous Wedding PartyFunny signing of the wedding license
Instead of having an elaborate cake, Jessica and Nick decided to put more of their resources towards an open bar for the wedding. They used a lighthearted hashtag as a reminder to their guests.

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For centerpieces, each table was decorated with a colorful fishbowl, which contained actual live fish. One lucky guest from each table got to go home with a new buddy! :)

Groom and Detail ShotFun Grand EntranceFirst DanceWedding under a TentHand in the air bride and Groom

Although most of the day was overcast, the sun came out like a champion right at sunset, which resulted in memorable photos by the harbor. To create a nice clean sunset photo, we used just the right amount of fill light.

Sunset Wedding PhotoSmashing Wedding CakeBride and groom at dusk

Check out more of Jessica and Nick’s wedding in Downtown San Diego.


Another 10 Reasons To Love Your Wedding Party

By, April 20, 2012

Why stop at just 20 reasons to love your wedding party? We conclude with 10 more pics of the bridesmaids and groomsmen who give their all to the celebration!  Feel free to chime in and let us know which photo is your favorite!

#21   They’ll share in your excitement.

San Diego Wedding Photography: Temecula winery wedding with Groomsmen acting silly

#22   They’ll make sure you look your best.

San Diego Wedding Photography: Groom getting ready for wedding ceremony

#23   They’ll hang on tight and enjoy the ride.

San Diego Wedding Photography: Bridal party riding the carousel at wedding in San Diego

#24   They’ll make your day feel “natural.”

San Diego Wedding Photographer: Rustic and vintage chic maxi bridesmaids dresses

#25   They’ll take one for the team.

San Diego Wedding Photography: Funny wedding party photos at a soccer themed wedding at the Grand Del Mar

#26   They bring the two of you together.

San Diego Wedding Photography:  Bridal party holding bride and groom up for a kiss

#27   They’ll make you feel like an idol.

San Diego Wedding Photography: Wedding Party giving kisses to groom at Grand Del Mar wedding

#28   They’re willing to take the heat for you.

San Diego Wedding Photography: Beach wedding with a bonfire

#29   They’re willing to take the plunge along with you.

San Diego Wedding Photography: Bridesmaids in a fountain being silly

#30   They’ll help you celebrate.

San Diego Wedding Photography: Wedding Party throwing confetti during wedding in downtown San Diego


10 More Reasons To Love Your Wedding Party

By, April 19, 2012

We have photographed so many fun and supportive bridesmaids and groomsmen. In our last post, we shared our top 10 reasons to love your wedding party. We thought we’d bring you 10 more examples of why having a wedding party is so beneficial on your big day!

#11   They’ve always got your back.

San Diego Wedding Photography: Bridal Pary has your back at San Diego wedding

#12   They wont leave you out in the rain.

San Diego Wedding Photography: Rainy day wedding in San Diego  with umbrellas

#13   They’ll line up just to shake your hand.

San Diego Wedding Photography: Wedding party during the grand entrance of the bride and groom

#14   They’ll be there to lift you up.

San Diego Wedding Photographer: Jewish wedding at the US Grant on the dancefloor

#15   They’ll hold your hand.

San Diego Wedding Photographer: Bride and groom on the beach during wedding at the Hotel Del Coronado

#16   They help lighten the mood.

San Diego Wedding Photography: Wedding party spelling LOVE with sparklers during wedding at night

#17   They’re always looking out for you.

San Diego Weddng Photographer: Wedding Party looking out window during bride and groom's "First Look"

#18   They raise the bar for you.

San Diego Wedding Photography: Beach wedding on the sand with bride and groom doing the limbo

#19   They’ll keep you calm and relaxed.

San Diego Wedding Photographer: Groomsmen relaxing during wedding in San Diego

#20   They’ll tell you to “break a leg”, and then when you do, they’ll be there to push you through.

San Diego Wedding Photography: Bridal Party tells you to break a leg at San Diego wedding

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