24May

Commercial Photo Shoot | Yoga at Hotel Marisol

By, May 24, 2016

The Hotel Marisol is a hidden gem on the beautiful island of Coronado, California. This charming boutique property is tucked away on a quiet street, just steps away from shops, restaurants and the pristine white-sand Coronado beach. The hotel caters to locals as well as visitors, and is a nice, relaxing spot for a couples’ getaway.

Recently, the Hotel Marisol began offering Yoga to their guests in the form of small group classes, and even one-on-one instruction. The classes are fully customizable, and take place throughout the hotel property, or in the nearby park or beach. The yoga is paired with a nourishing breakfast, including a variety of blended juices.

In order to showcase all of the healthy options being offered, we were brought on to create the photography for the hotel’s print and online campaigns. While photographing, we set up external light sources to ensure crisp, clean photos. Also, to highlight the hotel’s beautiful surroundings, we made use of a variety of wide-angle and zoom lenses. It was a great shoot, and we hope you enjoy our selection of resulting photos.

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19May

Little Dudes, Big Day | Ring Bearer Inspiration Photos

By, May 19, 2016

Whenever kids are included in the wedding party, we can count on them for fun and memorable wedding photo moments. Besides being adorable, kids add unpredictability and joy to the wedding day proceedings, and deserve their own moment of recognition. In this spirit, we’d like to take a moment to honor a very important guy at the wedding – the ring bearer :) Often partnered with a flower girl, the ring bearer plays a sweet and honorary role in the wedding process, and brings a burst of youthful energy to the wedding day.

In a traditional ceremony, the ring bearer walks down the aisle first, carrying a pillow with the rings tied to it. However, if you have a group of kids you want to recognize, you can have a whole parade of cuteness. These kids can all walk into the ceremony together, with any number of “assistant” ring bearers carrying signs to signal the bride’s arrival. To include the youngest of the bunch, a Radio Flyer wagon makes the perfect “aisle-terrain” vehicle.

We hope you enjoy our selection of recent ring bearer inspiration photos :)

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Check out more heartwarming and fun ring bearer photos from recent San Diego weddings.

07Mar

Wedding Professionals Event | Cal-a-Vie Health Spa & Vista Valley Country Club

By, March 07, 2016

Recently, we were excited to photograph a two-part event for our friends in the industry, including wedding coordinators and event professionals. The first part of this beautiful event was put together by top San Diego wedding coordinator Lisa Lippe, of Details Defined. The event took place at two stunning venues in Vista, California, kicking off at Cal-a-Vie Health Spa. This breathtaking property, nestled on two hundred private acres among rolling hills and vineyards, served as the ideal location for the day’s activities.

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Upon arrival, guests were greeted by the sight of a charming windmill and a gorgeous rustic chapel. The 400-year-old chapel is a luxurious and romantic place for private ceremonies, and is a highlight of Cal-a-Vie. For this event, the little chapel’s aisle was lined with ferns, eucalyptus and other greens designed by Blush Botanicals, and accented with candles throughout.

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As guests made their way to the grand entrance, they were presented with refreshing cherry-apple spritzers. Once inside, the cozy group of partygoers chatted and enjoyed the winter sunshine on the lawn. Attendees also relaxed in the living room area, with its antique décor and cozy fireplace.

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The group soon moved along into the L’Orangerie reception venue, and were awed by an elegant banquet table designed by Blush Botanicals. The table was decked out in a rustic natural palette, consisting of brass vases, candles, calming purples, blushing nudes and green plants. The adjacent fireplace, adorned with lush greenery and candles, was the perfect finishing touch to this breathtaking setting.

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With a little downtime, guests enjoyed delicious appetizers, and lounged on chic tufted outdoor furniture. We couldn’t resist the amazing treats and cakes provided by Sweet Cheeks Baking Co., among them a marble fondant icing that looked too good to eat.

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Later in the day, we headed over to Vista Valley Country Club, a members-only club and golf retreat adjacent to Cal-A-Vie. Afternoon activities were impressively coordinated by Always Flawless Productions and included a mock wedding ceremony and reception. Table details incorporated colorful florals and linens by Sweet Ribbon Events, and elegant plates, glasses and candle holders by Allie’s Party Equipment Rental.

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Later, a golf cart took party-goers down to the ceremony site, where the venue’s giant gate doors were decorated with flowers. The site’s understated and dreamy presentation included overhead market lights, chandeliers, canvas painting by ArtLive, and music by Mike Officer.

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The event was a wonderful time for everyone in attendance. It was a pleasure for True Photography to be a part of this special day :)

Cal-a-Vie Event Vendors

Venue: Cal-a-Vie Health Spa
Coordinator: Details Defined
Photographer: True Photography
Florals: Blush Botanicals
Bakery: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.

Vista Valley Country Club Event Vendors

Venue: Vista Valley Country Club
Coordinator: Always Flawless Productions
Photographer: True Photography
Floral / Linens: Sweet Ribbon Events
Ceremony Lighting: D Lighting
Ceremony Musician: Mike Officer
DJ: Movin Tunes
Rentals: Allie’s Party Equipment Rental
Photo Booth: The Foto Box
Canvas Painting: ArtLive
Caricatures: Caricatures by Dave
Lodging: Welk Resorts

To see recent weddings we have photographed at Vista Valley Country Club, please click here.
For Cal-a-Vie weddings, including the wedding of our own CEO Aaron Feldman, please click here.

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