14Jan

Classic Balboa Park Wedding | Teresa and Thomas

By, January 14, 2016

Teresa and Thomas were married at Teresa’s home parish, the beautiful St. Therese Church in Carmel Valley. The church was literally down the street from Teresa’s “getting ready” location: the house she grew up in. The reception took place in the heart of Balboa Park, at The Prado, which features Spanish-Colonial charm and unique architecture. As you can imagine, there were many breathtaking photo locales. We hope you enjoy a selection of our favorite images from their special day!

Wedding photographed of a kissing couple framed in arches at the Alcazar Garden in Balboa Park in San Diego, California.
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Teresa and Thomas went off the beaten path for this epic photo, above. To help capture the magnitude of the magnolia tree, and its exposed roots, we used a wide-angle lens.
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As we were photographing artistic portraits, we were also having lots of fun with Teresa and Thomas, which brought out some real emotion :)
Wedding couple sharing an intimate moment under a veil at St. Therese
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When you meet this couple, you instantly fall in love with their genuine, inviting personalities. This explains their massive wedding party, and the family and friends that traveled great distances to be a part of their special day.
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Cheering wedding party bboard the Old Town Trolley as bride and groom share a kiss
Teresa and Thomas used an Old Town Trolley to get their bridal party from the ceremony to the reception, which made for really fun photos.Cocktail hour at the Prado in Balboa Park in San Diego, California Singing mariachi band at cocktail hour of a wedding Reception room at Wedding at The Prado, at Balboa Park True Photography stylized portrait photobooth 0037
During the cocktail hour, we set up a “live” photo booth. We were able to photograph a stylized portrait of each and every guest, including the happy couple. This made for an awesome keepsake!
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Later, during the reception, we snuck Teresa and Thomas out of the room for a few nighttime photos. We used off-camera lighting for added drama.Group photo at the Prado, in San Diego.

Venue: The Prado at Balboa Park
Coordinator: Breezy Day Weddings
Florals: Organic Elements
Hair Stylist: Victoria G Hair Design
Transportation: Old Town Trolley Tours
Makeup: Makeup by Kandice
Bakery: Flour Power
Rings: Pave Jewelers

We had a blast photographing Teresa and Thomas’s spectacular wedding. To see more of this classic wedding, please click here.

13Nov

2015 The Knot Award Announced | Best Photographer

By, November 13, 2014

the knot best photographer hall of fame The results are in – True Photography has again been awarded the Best of Weddings Award for photography! This distinction is only given to the top 2% of wedding vendors showcased on The Knot, and is based on the best overall reviews by clients. We’d like to thank everyone who voted for us, and we are proud to be recognized as 2015 winners :)

In addition to our amazing photographers, we have a talented group of post-production specialists, designers, and support staff working on behalf of our clients. Our entire team works hard to ensure that our clients have the best experience possible. We sincerely appreciate all the dedicated specialists on our team who make our studio stand out year after year.

As well, our studio is now one of only a select few vendors featured in The Knot’s Hall of Fame. Thank you for making us the nation’s best-rated photography studio!

2015 best photographer award

24Jul

Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Photos | Best Costumes Day 1

By, July 24, 2014

It’s finally happened. We’ve been invaded by swamp people. Steps from our studio is an endless parade of dashing heroes, buxom heroines, and brave parental types with kids in tow. Together, it makes for a gigantic, lanyard-brandishing mass of costumed crusaders, zombies, warriors, and wizards. All have the same objective, a shared critical mission… get inside those doors!

We’re talking of course about Comic-Con, the annual fête of upcoming Hollywood releases, TV shows, and comics. Now in its fifth decade, Comic-Con has become the zeitgeist of pop culture, a place where hype is in full effect, expectations are high, and even causal fans get swept up in the madness. Early this morning, we grabbed our super-cameras, and ventured into the epicenter to capture the anticipation, meet new super-friends, and appreciate the awesome spectacle that is Comic-Con 2014.

No longer confined to the Convention Center, Comic-Con now permeates San Diego during its run, with immersive experiences in the Gaslamp, hush-hush film screenings, and celebrity sightings. Everyone seems to be getting into the spirit, from the San Diego Symphony to local fave Searsucker to the San Diego Law Library. There’s even at least one Batman-themed burlesque show across town. Not to mention the late night after-parties, where bleary-eyed enthusiasts schvitzing through their masks and costumes will dance the night away.

But that is all to come; as of this writing, the fun is just beginning.

Enjoy the photos below!

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