03Jun

Coronado Community Center Wedding | Carmellee and Alvin

By, June 03, 2016

We recently photographed the Coronado Community Center wedding of Carmellee and Alvin. According to Carmellee, Alvin is a quiet but silly guy, and the perfect compliment to her free spirit. When they first met at work, it was instant butterflies, and love at first sight. This perfectly paired couple chose San Diego as a destination wedding spot, and we were excited to capture amazing images for their big day.

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The purple blooming flowers at The Coronado Community Center went along beautifully with this purple-themed wedding.

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Because most of the bridal party and guests were also from Sacramento, the event was a little extra special for everyone.

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Flower crowns were made available for the guests, which added a playful hippie vibe (below).

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During the wedding, Carmellee and Alvin held a coin ceremony, which is an old Filipino tradition. The coins represent prosperity and financial security in each other. For added significance, Carmellee used the coins from her mother’s wedding in the Philippines.

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Venues

Getting Ready Location: Glorietta Bay Inn (Penthouse Suite)
Wedding Venue: Coronado Community Center

Check out more of Carmellee and Alvin’s Coronado wedding photography.

08Mar

Scripps Seaside Forum | Venue Spotlight

By, March 08, 2016

Scripps Seaside Forum is a gorgeous property overlooking La Jolla Shores and Scripps Pier. This venue boasts award-winning architecture, stunning modern backdrops, and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. In fact, the adjacent La Jolla Shores is frequently lauded as one of the best beaches in America.

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The exterior buildings at Scripps Seaside Forum offer a wide variety of sleek and dramatic surfaces, and are all conveniently located within close proximity. This makes for a nice variety of photo backdrops within a very short distance.

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The Scripps Pier is a quick walk from the venue, and is a great environmental background for stunning portraits!

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Scripps Seaside Forum is the winner of numerous architecture and design awards. We like to take full advantage of the venue’s unique look to create distinctive images.

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From the venue, you can step out onto La Jolla Shores, for a completely immersive natural beach environment.

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When photographing at Scripps Seaside Forum, we love taking advantage of the venue’s pristine ocean views. We’re also huge fans of the gigantic colorful sunsets.

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The auditorium is elegantly draped, with tall ceilings, and is fully equipped with audio and video equipment for slideshows, video compilations, and music.

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The beauty doesn’t stop when the sun goes down :) An evening at Scripps Seaside Forum also lends itself to stunning stylized portraits.

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To see more recent photos from Scripps Seaside Forum weddings, please click here.

19Jul

A Romantic Dip Kiss at the La Jolla Tide Pools | La Valencia Hotel Wedding | July 19, 2013

By, July 19, 2013

This Friday, we wanted our Photo of the Week to show a little summertime romance. So, we thought this dreamy shot from Jennifer and Josh’s wedding fit the bill!

Jennifer and Josh enjoyed their wedding day at La Valencia Hotel in downtown La Jolla. Following their ceremony at Mary Star of the Sea, they ventured down to the tide pools off of Coast Boulevard for their must-have beach photos. The gorgeous late afternoon, combined with a romantic dip kiss and a glorious Vera Wang gown, gave way to this breathtaking photo!

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Check our more photos from Jennifer and Josh’s wedding.