06Apr

The Ultimate Skybox

By, April 06, 2023

The Ultimate Skybox night skyline photographed by True Photography

The Ultimate Skybox

At True Photography we understand the importance of finding the perfect venue for your big day. One of the most breathtaking venues we’ve had the pleasure of working with is the Ultimate Skybox. Located in downtown San Diego, the Ultimate Skybox offers panoramic views of the city skyline and the harbor. The modern and elegant design of the space is perfect for couples looking for a contemporary and luxurious wedding venue.

Natural Light:

Firstly, the natural light in The Ultimate Skybox is ideal for spectacular wedding images. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide an abundance of natural light, making it easy for us to capture stunning, well-lit photos. Plus, the cityscape backdrop provides a unique and stunning setting for your wedding photos.The Ultimate Skybox wedding table setting decor captured by True Photography

Versatility:

One of the best things about this venue is its versatility. Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding or a grand celebration, the space can be tailored to your needs. The venue can accommodate up to 200 guests, and the layout can be customized to create the perfect atmosphere for your special day.Urban wedding ceremony captured by True Photography

Location:

Another great feature is its convenient location. Situated in the heart of downtown San Diego, the venue is easily accessible for both you and your guests. Plus, with so many amazing photo opportunities just steps away, you can maximize your time and get some truly unforgettable shots.Petco Park wedding photo shoot photographed by True Photography

Technology:

Additionally the Ultimate Skybox features state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities. The venue is equipped with a top-of-the-line sound system and lighting, which can be customized to create the perfect ambiance for your wedding. Whether you’re looking for a romantic and intimate setting or a high-energy dance floor, the Ultimate Skybox has the technology to make it happen. And as photographers, we love how the lighting and sound can enhance the mood and atmosphere of your wedding, making for even more beautiful and memorable photos.The Ultimate Skybox night lighting photographed by True Photography

Overall, we highly recommend the Ultimate Skybox as a wedding venue. The stunning views, versatile layout, and convenient location make it an excellent choice for couples looking to create a memorable and picturesque wedding day. And as photographers, we can’t wait to capture the magic of your special day at this beautiful venue. Check out our Ultimate Skybox gallery for more inspiration!     

19Mar

San Diego Wedding Venues

By, March 19, 2023

ThAs San Diego wedding photographers, we’ve had the pleasure of capturing some of the most beautiful and memorable moments at some of the city’s most stunning wedding venues. From historic landmarks to modern spaces with breathtaking views, San Diego has a plethora of options for couples to choose from. In this post, we’re excited to suggest 10 of the best wedding venues in San Diego, complete with links to their websites to help you explore and make a decision for your special day.

The Prado at Balboa Park:

Firstly, this historic landmark boasts beautiful Spanish-style architecture and stunning gardens, making it a favorite for couples looking for a classic and elegant wedding venue. The Prado also offers exceptional catering and event services.  Check out True Photography’s unique gallery featuring highlights captured at The Prado. True Photography capturing couple at The Prado at Balboa Park San Diego

La Valencia Hotel:

This iconic pink hotel in La Jolla offers stunning ocean views and a luxurious atmosphere. With multiple indoor and outdoor event spaces, La Valencia is perfect for couples looking for a sophisticated and romantic setting.  Check out True Photography’s unique gallery featuring highlights captured at La Valencia. True Photography capturing wedding at La Valencia Hotel San Diego

Luce Loft:

This modern loft space in the heart of downtown San Diego offers a blank canvas for couples to customize and make their own. With exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and an industrial-chic vibe, Luce Loft is perfect for couples who want a trendy and unique wedding venue.  Also be sure to check out True Photography’s unique gallery featuring highlights captured at Luce Loft. Wedding at Luce Loft San Diego photographed by True Photography

Scripps Seaside Forum:

This beachfront venue in La Jolla is perfect for couples looking for a coastal wedding. With stunning overall views of the Pacific Ocean, Scripps Seaside Forum offers a beautiful outdoor ceremony site and a spacious indoor reception area.  Also be sure to check out True Photography’s unique gallery featuring highlights captured at Scripps Seaside Forum. Wedding ceremony at Scripps Seaside Forum San Diego photographed by True Photography

The US Grant Hotel:

This historic hotel in downtown San Diego offers overall classic elegance and sophistication. With stunning ballrooms and also exceptional service, The US Grant Hotel is perfect for couples who want a luxurious wedding experience.  Check out True Photography’s unique gallery featuring highlights captured at The US Grant Hotel. True Photography captures couple at The US Grant Hotel in San Diego

The Thursday Club:

This charming venue in Point Loma offers a beautiful outdoor ceremony site surrounded by lush gardens. Additional this venue provides a cozy indoor reception area. With overall vintage charm and a warm ambiance, The Thursday Club is perfect for couples who want a romantic and intimate wedding.  Check out True Photography’s unique gallery featuring highlights captured at The Thursday Club. Outside The Thursday Club photographed by True Photography

Hotel del Coronado:

This iconic beachfront hotel on Coronado Island offers overall stunning ocean views and a luxurious atmosphere. The venue also boasts multiple indoor and outdoor event spaces. Hotel del Coronado is perfect for couples looking for a particularly romantic and unforgettable wedding venue.  Check out True Photography’s unique gallery featuring highlights captured at Hotel del Coronado. The Crown Room at Hotel del Coronado captured by True Photography

The Darlington House:

This beautiful estate in La Jolla offers a classic and elegant setting with stunning gardens and architecture. Additionally, with multiple indoor and outdoor event spaces, The Darlington House is perfect for couples who want a timeless and sophisticated wedding.  Check out True Photography’s unique gallery featuring highlights captured at The Darlington House. True Photography captures post ceremony excitement at The Darlington House San Diego!

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe:

This charming venue in Rancho Santa Fe offers a rustic and romantic setting. It boasts beautiful gardens and also a historic ambiance. With exceptional service and luxurious amenities, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is perfect for couples who want a sophisticated and intimate wedding.  Check out True Photography’s unique gallery featuring highlights captured at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. True Photography captures wedding ceremony at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

The Ultimate Skybox:

Lastly, this modern event space in downtown San Diego offers breathtaking views of the city skyline and Petco Park. Additionally, this venue boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious rooftop deck, and a sleek and sophisticated ambiance. Because of these reasons, the Ultimate Skybox is perfect for couples who want a trendy and memorable wedding venue.  Check out True Photography’s unique gallery featuring highlights captured at The Ultimate Skybox.   Cityscape at The Ultimate Skybox San Diego photographed by True Photography

We hope these 10 wedding venue suggestions help you find the overall perfect setting for your special day in San Diego. Additionally, as wedding photographers, we love capturing the unique beauty and charm of each venue. Overall we love helping couples create unforgettable memories. Congratulations on your engagement, and we can’t wait to see where you choose to say “I do”!

23Dec

Ultimate Skybox

By, December 23, 2017

Highlights of The Ultimate Skybox

Located high above the city on the top floor of East Village’s DiamondView Tower, the Ultimate Skybox (aka the Skybox at DiamondView Tower) is a stunning showcase for some of San Diego’s most breathtaking views. Overlooking Petco Park, the venue sits in the heart of Downtown, within walking distance to many of the area’s popular destinations. When planning your Ultimate Skybox wedding, we suggest reserving time for portraits during the wedding day. This way, we can take incorporate a blend of city and nature landscapes by visiting the Gaslamp District, or cross the Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge for waterfront views of the San Diego Bay.

As the day transitions to night, guests can party late into the evening while admiring the venue’s mesmerizing 180-degree view of the glowing Downtown cityscape. The venue’s diverse range of unforgettable views, Metropolitan aesthetic, and proximity to the water make it a fun, unique location for any modern downtown wedding.

Night photo of bride and groom overlooking Petco Park and kissing
Known for its iconic view of Petco Park, the rooftop at the Ultimate Skybox is an intimate location that offers a wide variety of possibilities.
Bride and Groom on rooftop during sunset at the ultimate skybox
For a completely different look, we took Justine and Danny out during sunset to capture the beautiful city, and Point Loma in the distance.
Night portrait of bride and groom looking out over city during wedding reception
Facing north provides a view of the Skybox itself.
Solo portrait of bride and groom alone at the Ultimate Skybox
When photographing, we love utilizing the modern design of the Skybox and often look for ways to incorporate the building itself into images.
Black and white portrait of wedding couple with bridal party in lobby of ultimate skybox
Portrait of wedding couples outside lobby of ultimate skybox in downtown
The building's exterior also offers a dramatic option for photos. For the images above, we used the same location but created two completely different looks by switching focal lengths and shifting our angle.
Stylish black and white portrait of groomsmen walking in garage at the Ultimate Skybox in Downtown
Even on a rainy day, the Skybox has a number of locations to get creative with.
Aerial photo of Petco Park and Downtown San Diego
From the park, we like to head over to Petco Park on days without games. Within walking distance, the park provides lots of natural foliage as a contrast to the Downtown urban landscape in addition to an up close and personal view of Petco.
Bride and groom pretend to play baseball outside field at petco park
Bride and groom surrounded by flowers at Petco Park
Wedding couple pose with bridal party under brick opening at petco park
For a classic dose of San Diego culture, Petco Park is a great location for incorporating your love of the Padres and Downtown. The park within the park also includes a a mix of local restaurants and bars with a cross between modern and classic architecture.
Bride and Groom against wood wall at Petco park
From the park, the streets surrounding the Ultimate Skybox offer a diverse range of colorful backgrounds with a metropolitan feel.
Groom picks up and kisses bride in middle of street by dances in downtown san diego
Wedding couples with modern architecture in downtown san diego
Bride and groom sit laughing on balcony at bar
While walking, we always keep our eyes out for new locations to add a more candid, casual look to things.
Bride and groom embracing in front of grey wall with veil blowing in wind on wedding day
Portrait of bride and groom on their wedding day in downtown san diego
Wide angle photo of two brides embracing on bridge in downtown
Bride kissing groom outside wall at Luce Loft in Downtown San Diego
Individual photo of bride and groom alone on wedding day
With so much condensed into the area, Downtown provides an eclectic mix of classic and modern backdrops for different looks and styles.
Wedding couple with bridal party at sempra energy building
Wedding couple with their bridal party stand outside red doors at fire station in downtown
Bride and Groom kiss in carriage under gaslamp sign in downtown
Just around the corner from the Ultimate Skybox is the iconic Gaslamp Quarter sign and nearby Hilton Gaslamp.
Fun bridal party cheering at the Hilton
Wide angle photo of bride and groom kissing on bridge at hotel
Bride holds onto Groom in front of petco park at harbor street bridge
Wedding couple with bridal party under arches at the convention center
The nearby sculptures at the Convention Center also provide lots of open space and fun, natural props.
The Skybox's proximity to the water also makes it a great location for couples looking for a balance of city and waterfront views.
Bride and bridesmaid overlook balcony and cheer at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Exterior photo of wedding reception at the Ultimate Skybox
At night, the Skybox provides a completely different look with new colors and energy.
Night photo of bride and groom on balcony of Ultimate Skybox
Beyond the city lights, the rooftop's balcony features a fireplace which acts asu00a0a fun prop with multiple ways of photographing creatively.
Bride and Groom kiss under fireplace at the Ultimate Skybox
Stylized night portraits of wedding couple at Petco Park in San Diego
Night photo of Bride and Groom walking in rain with umbrella in downtown
Candid portrait of bride and groom with cotton candy
Bride and groom kiss on pedestrian bridge next to petco park
Environmental portrait of bride and groom kissing on stairs at modern library in downtown
same sex wedding couple hold hands and walk on grass at Petco Park
Stylized portrait of bride and groom kissing by blue door in downtown
Outdoor roof ceremony at the Ultimate Skybox

The Ultimate Skybox Wedding Photography

As preferred photographers of The Ultimate Skybox, we photograph weddings here frequently :) If you are considering a wedding at this venue, we are happy to talk over specific photography questions. We also suggest checking out more of our Ultimate Skybox wedding photos.