12Dec

Fun with Strangers | Creative Environmental Photos

By, December 12, 2016

Whenever an opportunity presents itself, we love a little crowd participation! By making use of our environment, and getting strangers in on the action, the results can be very fun and spontaneous. Below, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite photos with passers-by who became part of the story, including surfers, Ugly Sweater Gangs, street performers, and Santa Claus himself. Enjoy!
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During photos with Jessica and Adrian (above) outside the Ultimate Skybox, we noticed two breakdancers in the distance, getting crafty with their photobombing skills. Rather than shoo them away, we insisted they join in and show off their moves!Bride and Groom pose with funny street performers
Street performers dance with scarves around Bride after wedding ceremony
While photographing at Balboa Park, our bride Ana Flavia’s smile was contagious, as this unplanned group of women danced around her (above). Engaged couple have fun playing with Star Wars characters in Downtown San Diego
By getting creative with a scene, a couple’s natural personalities are able shine through. For example, the force was strong with Yvette and Daniel (above) during their engagement session in Seaport Village! As Daniel protected the galaxy, Yvette’s candid smile was priceless.Bride and Groom sit on ledge as skateboards do tricks around themGroom and groomsmen snapping fingers in front of brick wall with Tipsy Elves in ugly christmas sweaters
Before Sharla and Jeremy’s wedding at the Andaz Hotel, Jeremy and his groomsmen bumped into the Tipsy Elves, sporting their infamous ugly sweaters. We felt a bit of West Side Story vibe, and were inspired to stage a classic snap-off between the crews. Our groom Jeremy stepped it up, and had fun with his new “rivals”.Bride and Groom make funny faces as they pose with local street performersEngaged couple kiss on beach between two surfers
During Kaitlyn and Maxwell’s engagement session at Scripps Pier, these two paddle-boarders caught our eye (above). We asked them to pause for a quick photo, and framed their boards around the couple. This added a pop of color, and created a classic San Diego beach vibe.Bride and Groom smile and walk through row of armed service military menBeachgoer in speedo watches wedding ceremony from shoreAs Jessica and Dan exchanged rings during their destination wedding in Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean, a couple of beachgoers positioned themselves perfectly in the background (above). By switching to a telephoto lens, and adjusting our focus, we documented these impromptu wedding participants. True love really does expose the best parts of us all ;)Bride and Groom sit on Santa's Lap for funny photo at Balboa ParkBride and Groom kiss in school bus with funny driver in front seatBride and Groom lay with beachgoers on Coronado BeachFunny photo of Groom getting handcuffed and arrested
Love is all about getting through the hard times (above). Groomsmen laugh behind colorful street performer
With Joshua and his groomsmen dressed sharp in their black and white suits (above), we wanted to add a ‘subtle’ dose of color into the mix ;) As this parade-goer passed by, we knew it was a perfect fit for a fun visual contrast.Engaged couple laugh and kiss while interacting with living statue street performersBride pretends to be mannequin as tourists watch in Las Vegas
For Amanda and Omar’s destination wedding at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, tourists stopped in their tracks to watch Amanda striking her best mannequin pose. Because the couple was outgoing, and willing to try goofy ideas, it allowed us to think outside the box with poses.Bride and Groom stand in door of ice cream truck after wedding ceremonyBride and Groom make funny faces at beach as photographer take photos of model in background
While photographing Kelli and Edward at Windansea Beach in La Jolla, we happened across a second photo shoot in the background. Posing the couple far enough away to avoid distraction, we had a good time reacting to the scene unfolding behind.Engaged couple stand by train with conductors at DisneylandWedding Couple Kiss as Dirtbiker performs trick

For more spontaneous moments from recent weddings, check out our full funny weddings gallery.

26Dec

Los Peñasquitos Canyon Engagement Shoot

By, December 26, 2014
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A unique aspect of living in San Diego is that we have a variety of landscapes in a relatively short distance. From beaches, to mountains, to deserts,  to urban settings, we have direct access to it all! The same goes for engagement shoot locations, like this special spot in the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve. Nestled between Rancho Peñasquitos and Mira Mesa, the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve can be found near the Interstate 5 and 805 merge. The Canyon boasts a slew of amazing natural landscapes, including a waterfall, winding trails, grassy hillsides and majestic sycamore trees. For a beautiful juxtaposition between natural open space and contemporary urban, we like to walk over to the architecturally stunning Syntricity, Inc building. Having so many backgrounds within close proximity gives a lot of variety to the images, and makes for a fun photo session.

To arrange a Los Peñasquitos engagement shoot, please feel free to contact us. Here are examples of recent engagement photos we captured nearby:

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25Apr

Winery Weddings | Always in Season

By, April 25, 2014

Like Napa and Tuscany, Southern California has an abundance of wineries that double as beautiful wedding venues. If you enjoy sweeping views, endless rows of vines and dramatic wine cellars, you simply can’t beat nearby vineyards such as Orfila Vineyards, Mount Palomar Winery, and Leoness Cellars. Each of these venues is a picture-perfect spot for everlasting romance.

We also love photographing other winery regions such as Santa Barbara, Sonoma, Paso Robles, and anywhere in the world that grapes grow :) If you are considering a winery wedding, we are happy to create a custom photography package to ensure you have full coverage of the day.

We’ve hand picked some of our latest and greatest winery wedding photos, right off the vine ;) We hope you enjoy.

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Thirsty for more? Please click here to view more recent winery weddings.

 

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