30Jun

Variety: The Spice of Life

By, June 30, 2017

As photographers, we love adding a healthy dose of variety into the wedding day images. By incorporating a mixture of poses and diverse locations, we’re able to craft photos that are both original and personal. Even when we know a location by heart, we always arrive early, to ensure a wide range of photos will be captured. We explore the area, check out the day’s conditions, and find the best creative angles.

Bride and Groom kiss next to pink low rider car
Bride and Groom stand in front of colorful sunset on wedding day
We like to scout locations that offer a wide array of creative possibility, and keep an eye out for subtle changes in light and landscape.
Dramatic and diverse locations for wedding day photos
romantic photo of wedding couple using bokeh effect
While scouting for Angela and Donnie's wedding at Mt. Woodson, we spotted that the pomegranate trees were in season, and were bearing fruit. For a more intimate portrait, we asked the couple to stand between the leaves, and lean in for a kiss. We framed the foliage around them, and added a romantic bokeh effect, which created a dreamy look.
Candid photos of wedding couple
Funny stylized candid photos of wedding couple
We're also aware of the subtle, candid moments throughout the day. It's in these fleeting moments where the subject isn't looking that some of the most treasured moments unfold.
Candid Wedding Photo of Groom and Son
On Xochi and William's wedding day, we noticed this sweet moment of William taking a second to help tie his son's shoes. By staying alert, we were able to document the priceless moment between a father and his son.
Candid photos of wedding couple enjoying fun and romantic moments on wedding day
Bride and Groom kiss in hammock
backlit night photo of stylish bride and groom in rain
In addition to using the environment as a prop, we like to make use of creative lighting, and photograph scenes in unexpected ways. As the rain began to drizzle during Natalie and Joel's New Year's Eve wedding at the Ultimate Skybox, we placed a light behind them for a dramatic effect. By playing with off-camera lighting, we were able to transform the scene, and enhance the moment.
Backlit night photos of bride and groom on wedding day
We love capturing all the beautiful wedding day moments, each in their own unique way :)

Whether you’re feeling artsy, or you’re in a candid kind of mood, we have full wedding photography galleries for you to check out!

20Dec

USD Campus Engagement Photo Shoot

By, December 20, 2014
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The Campus at the University of San Diego is classic and timeless, with sweeping panoramic views. Recently, USD was named as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the United States. The 16th-century Spanish Renaissance style buildings feel stately without being imposing, and there are lush green areas throughout the grounds. Other notable features include brick accents, oversized stairwells, and tranquil gardens. Being on the USD campus makes you feel like you’re somewhere important, which makes it a great engagement photo shoot location. Even if you don’t have emotional ties to the University as a student or alum, you’ll be impressed by the picturesque backdrops.

Below are examples of recent engagement photos we captured on the USD campus. To set up an engagement shoot with us, please feel free to contact us.
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19Dec

Old Town Engagement Photo Shoot

By, December 19, 2014
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Old Town San Diego is known for many things, including cultural heritage, historic structures, and of course freshly handmade tortillas. It was the commercial center of San Diego until the 1860’s, and many of the buildings date back as early as 1820. We like to photograph engagement shoots here because of the interesting textures, scenic backdrops, and bright colors. The entire area is romantic and fun, and makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. During an Old Town engagement shoot, we often take a stroll along the charming shops and residences. In the central plaza, it’s fun to walk among the guides dressed in period costume, or enjoy impromptu concerts by local musicians. Afterwards, the two of you may want to stick around and enjoy the culinary delights, and indulge in a cold cerveza or margarita.

To set up your own Old Town San Diego engagement shoot, please feel free to contact us. Enjoy the photos below!
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