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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04Mar

Love 101 | Scripps Seaside Forum Wedding

By, March 04, 2015

Some people meet their soulmates in college, while others find each other later in life. Fortunately for Jacqueline and Ross, they both attended UCSD at the same time. With fate on their side, these two crossed paths, and began their life together.

When it came time to plan the wedding, this sweet couple decided to wed in the city where love blossomed – La Jolla.  Their venue of choice was Scripps Seaside Forum, which is fitting because it is an extension of UCSD’s campus. Let us take you on a journey throughout their day with the images we captured!

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The couple tied the knot at Mary Star of the Sea, a Catholic church situated in the heart of La Jolla.

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Following the ceremony, guests traveled down the road to Scripps Seaside Forum for the outdoor cocktail hour. To take advantage of the fabulous weather, we photographed portraits on the beach, and all around the property. It’s hard to tell that this wedding took place in January – it was sunny and in the seventies!

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After cocktail hour, the party moved to the Scripps auditorium, where Jacqueline and Ross made their first appearance as husband and wife. To the delight of family and friends, the couple went straight into a spirited first dance. Not long after, guests were feasting on a scrumptious sit-down dinner, enjoying sentimental speeches, and being entertained by the father-daughter and mother-son dances.

As the sun set, the energy picked up. Everyone was out on the dance floor, showing off their skills. The most memorable move was Ross’s garter retrieval near the end of the night! ;)

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See more of Jacqueline & Ross’s Wedding!