24Aug

Should I Have A Wedding Shot List?

By, August 24, 2017

From our perspective, there are a few scenarios where a short list is helpful, such as a list of family pictures. As well, if there is a shot you have been dreaming about, we definitely want to know. But typically, we find we can be more fun and creative for you by getting to know you, as opposed to going straight down a list. By talking together, starting early in the booking process, we are able to learn much more about you. We find out what is important to you, and how you interact as a couple. By preparing in advance, and then letting the day happen naturally, we can capture the most genuine and spontaneous moments. 

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Lists and Pinterest boards can be a great way to describe your sense of style in a few photos. But they can also be constricting. Giving artistic freedom allows your photographer to create images that are personal and original to your special day!
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Bride Details on Wedding Day
Groomsmen Gifts in Hotel Room
If there are special details, important family, and surprise events, these are examples of things to talk over in advance with your photographer! Not necessarily as a shot list, but as a heads up, so the details can be worked out. That way, we can reserve time to capture things creatively.
Funny Bride and Groom during First Look
On Synthia and Yupeng's wedding day at Estancia (above), the couple wanted to have a moment together before the ceremony with a First Look. For a bigger surprise, we asked Synthia to strike a funny pose before Yupeng turned around. Because we got to know each other, we knew Synthia would be on board :)
Bride and Groom reactions during wedding ceremony
By avoiding memorized lists of poses, your photographer will be able to focus more on the magic of the moment, as well as candid expressions, and the best artistic angles.
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Bride and Groom re-enact First Kiss after Wedding Ceremony
Group Photo during wedding ceremony
Bride and Groom with Parents on Wedding Day
Bride selfie with parents
During family portraits, we make it a point to capture individual photos of you with all your closest family members. We love it when the whole family gets into the spirit!
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Fun Bride and Groom showing off Shoes
On Owen Brenna and George's wedding day at the Andaz Hotel, we arrived early to find this amazing modern bath in Owen Brenna's room. After draining and waterproofing everything, we had her hop in for a fun photo. The moment was totally unscripted, and totally awesome!
Groom carries Bride for funny photo at La Jolla Cove
creative modern wedding couple
Wedding Couple embrace on cliff at Sunset
As the sun set during Nicole and Brandon's wedding at Scripps Seaside Forum, we took the couple out to some rocks we scouted earlier in the day. After waiting for the perfect moment, and illuminating the couple with off-camera flash, we were able to create an effect that stretched far beyond the couple's expectations.
Outdoor Wedding Reception at Sunset
In addition to photos of all your friends and family, we love photographing all the details that go into making the day so special.
Colorful wedding reception details
Air banner in sky for wedding couple
Guests throw flower petals during wedding couple's grand entrance at reception
By hiring a photographer whose vision and expertise you trust, you ensure a memorable experience, as well as unforgettable and timeless images that leave you surprised.
Bride and Groom share First Dance during wedding reception
Wedding Couple and Cake at Wedding Reception
Bride and Groom embrace while watching fireworks in Downtown San Diego
Rather than an abundance of visual examples, or an extensive list with shots to cross off, know that you have hired a great team to take care of you. We will bring out your personalities in a creative and flattering ways!

If you do have a list, like for must-have family shots, it is most important that the people included know they are taking part. They will need to know where to be, and be ready to go at the right time. To achieve this, it is helpful to dedicate a family member to gather people, especially when dealing with larger groups. Having everyone aware and present will set you up for success.

For more, check out some of our favorite recent wedding photos

12Jan

Hot (and Cool) Wedding Colors | Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year

By, January 12, 2016

Pantone 2016 Color of the YearAlong with the New Year comes the announcement of Pantone’s Color of the Year! For 2016, Pantone broke from tradition for the first time in history, and made not one but two selections: Rose Quartz and Serenity. These colors combine aspects of warm and cool tones, creating a perfect sense of fresh balance and calm. We decided to show how Pantone’s winners can add to the wedding day fun, and create new possibilities this wedding season.

As you will see in the photos below, both Rose Quartz and Serenity make for dynamic and memorable wedding accent colors. The subtle, muted blues of Serenity are cool and tranquil, while Rose Quartz complements with its punch of pink vibrance. When paired together, the romantic, sunset effect will leave your guests enchanted. Both colors are great any time of year, and can be augmented by a variety of greens and purples, or splashes of silver and yellow. In addition, these hues can be found in the natural environment, creating a dramatic and artistic backdrop for wedding day images.

If you’re looking to add an elegant twist to your big day, we’ve gathered the perfect inspiration for incorporating these trending colors. Scroll through the images below highlighting Rose Quartz and Serenity, and make sure to pin your favorites :)

Couples incorporating dramatic modern blue and pink lighting into wedding day photosModern Bride putting on jewelry and looking in mirror preparing for wedding dayColorful French-Victorian lounge furniture at modern wedding in San Diego, CaliforniaCreative colorful wedding details using Pantone colors of 2016Modern Bride and Groom kissing in front of Urban Blue and Pink BackdropCreative ways to feature 2016 Pantone colors using fun props on your wedding dayColorfully designed blue and pink save the dates for Bride and Groom wedding dayBeautiful Brides wearing 2016 Pantone colors rose quartz and serenityBeautiful Macro Ring photographed on blue reflective backgroundColorful bridal party wearing blue and pink at Hilton Bayfront Hotel in San Diego, CaliforniaWedding Ceremony and Wedding Cake featuring 2016 Pantone colors, rose quarz and serenityFunny Bridal Party celebrate bride and groom wedding with cheersBride and Groom pose in modern location with creative blue and pink backlightRustic-inspired blue and pink table holders using keysCreative photo with Bride's pink dress and Groom's grey suitCreative blue and pink wedding sign with couple's name and wedding dateBride and Groom pose and kiss in front of modern romantic backdrop with dramatic lightingColorful wedding reception with modern blue and pink lightingRomantic Evening Photo of bride and groom kissing by pool on their wedding day

09Sep

Quick Changes: Wedding Style Inspiration

By, September 09, 2015

Occasionally, wedding couples run off during the wedding… and then come back, rocking completely different attire. For example, the bride may switch from a colorful cultural garment to a traditional wedding gown, or from an elaborate ballgown to a cocktail dress suitable for dancing the night away. The guys can get in on the fun too, as you will see below. Whatever the motivation, a dramatic wardrobe change can add variety to the day, surprise the guests, and make for astounding photos :)

If you plan on switching outfits during your wedding day, we suggest considering the time it will take. While a complex transformation may hold you up, a quick, well-executed change will let you rejoin the festivities as soon as possible. Here are some quick changes that have turned heads, and kept all of the guests on their toes.

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For more traditional and modern wedding dress ideas and inspiration, please visit our full wedding dress gallery.

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