06Apr

When The Sun Goes Down | Night Wedding Photos

By, April 06, 2016

As creative and technical photographers, we love being presented with challenging lighting scenarios. For example, under certain conditions, outdoor night images can be especially tricky to pull off. However, if done right, the results are unique and stylish. If you love the nighttime look as much as we do, we suggest having an extra fifteen minutes or so in your timeline, so we can sneak you away for these special shots.

Below, you will find a selection of our favorite recent night wedding photos. We hope you find inspiration in them for your own nighttime wedding. Enjoy!

Bride with veil and bride laying down during night photograph

One of our favorite times of day, from a lighting perspective, is just after the sun sets. Around 20-45 minutes after the sun dips below the horizon, the sky creates a light show, especially along San Diego’s fine coastline.

San Diego sunset with newlyweds taking night shot portraits

Many venues have evening lights that emphasize their architecture, such as the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, below.

Night shot portrait of wedding couple at Fairmont Grand Del Mar

The image below was captured with the shutter open extra long, which created a sunburst effect from the market lights.

San Diego, California wedding reception night portrait

For a fun and unique evening photo location, you can’t beat Rodeo Drive, in the middle of the street :)  To achieve this look, we lit Kelly and Julio from behind, allowing them to be the highlight of the photo.

Bride and groom walking in San Diego during night photo

Here, we flooded a corner of the ballroom with light from our flash, while also capturing the flickering lights from the city below.

San Diego city night shot overlooking city with bride and groomSan Diego, California newlyweds taking sunset portrait

Sometimes, wedding ceremonies take place at night, which creates an intimate and tranquil atmosphere.

Ceremony night shots of wedding coupleMoon light bride and groom night shotBride and groom long exposure night shot

Many venues have archways made entirely out of vines and plants. During the day, they are beautiful in their own way. At night, the lights inside the foliage create a perfect environment for portraits.

Bride and groom night shotReception wedding photo of bride and groomNewlyweds night shot next to San Diego bay

In the photo below, our flash added an extra highlight to the veil. This created more dramatic contrast between the couple, the veil, and the lights on the architecture behind them.

Foggy night shot of bride and groom

Purple sky photos are only possible at night, such as this one with the Hotel Del in the background.

Coronado, California Hotel Del newlyweds night shot with purple sky

Let’s not forget the farewell portrait at the end of the night, like the one below, where sparklers helped to create a vibrant and timeless image.

Wedding couple sparkler night shot

For more striking and dramatic nighttime wedding photos, please click here.

17Aug

Vendors We Love: Sound Prodigy

By, August 17, 2015

Vendor Type: Disc Jockey
Why We Love Them: High-energy personalities with serious ‘get the party started’ skills
Did You Know? DJ Pat and team can create full-color laser shows at your event. How cool is that?
What’s New: “With 19 years wedding experience, we are keeping things interesting with our new entertainment concept, Mobile Groovin Bus
Things Pat Loves: My family, Disney / Pixar, Music, Pizza, Weddings

Please enjoy a selection of our favorite images from recent events we’ve worked together. Click here to see more!

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14Aug

Vendors We Love: Classic Party Rentals

By, August 14, 2015

Vendor Type: Event & tent rentals
Why We Love Them:  Their seemingly endless catalog of rentals, which can be combined to create any theme imaginable.
Did You Know? The San Diego location is one of 25 locations nationwide!
What’s New: “We’ve been adding inventory like crazy! The 3 new lines of flatware (gold, rose gold and black) are super cool. We have farm tables in wood and antique white-wash. Our lighting inventory is nearly all brand new. Lots more of cool new stuff is on order and should arrive in the next 2-3 months!”
Things They Love: My little monsters (children) – Catie age 4 and Nate age 1, a quiet drive home from work to decompress, a bride who really knows what she wants, my husband’s chicken tacos, birthday cake

Please enjoy a selection of our favorite images from recent events we’ve worked together. Click here to see more!

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