The Importance of Hiring a Professional San Diego Wedding Photographer

By, June 02, 2023

At True Photography we understand the importance of hiring a professional wedding photographer to capture the precious moments of your special day. From the intimate moments shared between the newlyweds to the joyous celebration with family and friends, your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event that deserves to be captured by a professional photographer.

In order to save money many couples consider hiring a friend or family member to take their wedding photos or opting for a less expensive photographer. While these options may seem like a good idea at the time, they can end up being a costly mistake in the long run.    

Here are just a few overall reasons why hiring a professional San Diego wedding photographer is crucial:

Experience and Expertise:

A professional photographer has the experience and expertise to capture all of the important moments of your wedding day. They have the knowledge and skills necessary to create beautiful images that will last a lifetime. They know how to work with different lighting conditions, how to pose subjects, and how to capture candid moments that will make your wedding album truly special.Destination beach wedding photographed by True Photography

High-Quality Equipment:

Professional photographers invest in high-quality equipment that allows them to capture clear, crisp, and stunning images. They also have access to the latest cameras, lenses, and lighting equipment to ensure that every photo is perfect.The Immaculata church photographed by professional San Diego wedding photographer

Attention to Detail:

A professional photographer pays close attention to every detail, from the composition of the shot to the way the light falls on the subject. Furthermore, they are meticulous in their work and will take the time to ensure that every photo is flawless.Professional San Diego wedding photographer captures couple in vintage mustang

Peace of Mind:

When you hire a professional photographer, you can relax and enjoy your wedding day. With a professional at your wedding there is no need to worry about capturing every moment yourself. You can trust that your photographer will be there to capture all of the important moments. This allows you to focus on enjoying your special day.Professional San Diego wedding photographer captures couple at amusement park with cotton candy

Stunning Results:

Professional photographers have the skills and knowledge to produce stunning results. They also know how to edit and retouch images to create a beautiful finished product. They can give you a product that you will treasure for a lifetime.Wedding couple on bicycle photographed by True Photography

At True Photography, we understand the importance of your wedding day. Additionally, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality photography services. Our experienced and talented photographers use the latest equipment and techniques to capture every special moment of your wedding day. We take pride in our attention to detail and our commitment to providing our clients with stunning results.

If you’re planning a wedding in San Diego, don’t settle for anything less than the best. Contact us today to learn more about our wedding photography services and to schedule a consultation with one of our professional photographers.


A Romantic Wedding from The Immaculata to El Cortez | Coordinated by Bliss Events

By, March 25, 2013

When I first met with Ashley and Bryan, they expressed their desire to have a traditional Catholic ceremony. Ashley recently studied law at the University of San Diego, and she and Bryan fell in love with The Immaculata Church on USD’s campus.

Fortunately, they were able to secure a Saturday in January at The Immaculata where the ceremony would be held.

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Following their beautiful Catholic ceremony, the couple rolled away in a vintage 1951 Rolls Royce Wraith from Elite Image as they sipped celebratory champagne. The next stop was their chosen reception venue – the El Cortez!


During the cocktail hour, Ashley and Bryan did a traditional German Log Cutting.  This is supposed to be the new husband and wife’s first time to overcome an obstacle together as newlyweds.  They sawed through a log together, which was very entertaining for the guests, who were enthusiastically cheering them on. Ashley and Bryan were a great team, cutting through the log impressively quickly!


For the reception itself, the couple had reserved El Cortez, an elegant and quintessential San Diego venue that sits atop Cortez Hill in north-east downtown.


The reception was held in the Don Room, which is one of California’s most exquisitely designed rooms, and can host up to 375 guests.  The gold ceiling and high gloss wood dance floor set an ambiance of sophistication and romance for the reception.


The room was enhanced by the beautiful decor and floral arrangements by Blush Botanicals, the specialty linens from La Tavola and the mood lighting by Tim Altbaum Productions. All of these details set the tone for a spectacular evening.


Ashley and Bryan’s three-tiered buttercream cake was created by Sweet Cheaks Baking Co. The cake was dressed with elegant purple satin ribbon edging, designed to match the colors of the wedding. The circular cake design even mirrored the shape of the Don Room!


Coordinator: Bliss Events
Photography: True Photography
Church/Temple: The Immaculata
Venue: El Cortez
Makeup: Audra Rene Studio
Hair Stylist: Audra Rene Studio
Florist: Blush Botanicals
Caterer: Coast Catering
Transportation: Elite Image
Linens and Rental: La Tavola
Bakery: Sweet Cheeks Baking
Videographer: Taylor Films
Photo Booth: The Foto Box
Tuxedo: A Better Deal Tuxedo
Musician: The Vintage Strings
Wedding Dress: The White Flower Bridal Boutique
Lighting and Decor: Tim Altbaum Productions
Disc Jockey: Tim Altbaum Productions
Invitation: Wedding Paper Divas


Outdoor Rancho Valencia Wedding with EverAfter Events | Brittany and Aaron

By, March 05, 2013

Brittany and Aaron are an adorable couple with a genuine joy and love. When planning their wedding at Rancho Valencia, the goal was to create an exquisite event, while allowing guests to feel comfortable and enjoy themselves.


To match the lush and luxurious atmosphere of Rancho Valencia, Blush Botanicals created a stunning bridal bouquet, which was wrapped in burlap, buttons and pearls.  A photo of Brittany’s father was also attached as a special way to honor him on her wedding day.


Birttany was escorted down the aisle by her brothers at The Village Presbyterian Church in Rancho Santa Fe. She looked stunning in her tapered lace gown from The White Dress.


After the ceremony, guests lined up on either side of the church’s entryway to celebrate the newlyweds!  In this adorable photo, you can see guests waving wands of burgundy and orange ribbon, and ushering the couple to their awaiting Rolls Royce.


The color palette for this gorgeous garden wedding included deep purple, burgundy, orange and touches of ivory.


The Croquet Lawn of the resort, with market lights draped overhead, made for a beautiful outdoor setting.  Guests were able to relax and enjoy live music provided by Wayne Foster Enterainment.


The focal point of this affair was the breathtaking head table, which had a floral runner made of fresh blooms and driftwood. The table was lined with tall-footed candle holders, wrapped with a burlap accent.


In the tree directly behind the head table, rustic lanterns were hung to create a romantic backdrop.


Lighting is always key. Tim Altbaum Productions created the perfect look by carefully stringing the lights above the guest tables. That way, guests could comfortably dine and dance outdoors in a well-lit environment.


Brittany and Aaron’s wedding was stunning, and a great reflection of this couple!


The rain decided to grace our presence at 9:30pm, encouraging guests to move inside! Once in the ballroom, guests found that a DJ, Garrett’s popcorn and other snacks awaited them. It was a fabulous event with a warm and comfortable finale!


Coordinator: EverAfter Events
Venue: Rancho Valencia
Photographer: True Photography
Invitation: Artiface
Jeweler: Blue Nile
Florist: Blush Botanicals
Linens and Rental: Classic Party Rentals
Bakery: Fab Cake
Makeup: Lovestruck Makeup Artistry
Hair Stylist: Lovestruck Makeup Artistry
Videographer: Paper Tape Films
Wedding Dress: The White Dress
Lighting and Décor: Tim Altbaum Productions
Officiant: Village Church
Church/Temple: Village Church
Musician: Wayne Foster Entertainment

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