27Jul

Nautical Nuptials

By, July 27, 2017

There’s nothing more distinctly San Diego than our iconic coasts and bays! For the seafaring couple, there are many options available to get close to the water. Whether it’s a ceremony overlooking San Diego’s gorgeous waterfront, or a floating reception under the nighttime skyline, a nautical wedding is classic and romantic. Here are a few examples of couples who celebrated by (or on) the water:

Wedding ceremony on a boat on San Diego bay
There are many options to charter a boat for the ceremony or reception. This beautiful boat ceremony on the San Diego bay was chartered by Flagship Cruises and Events.
Portrait of bride and groom
Bride and groom on a boat
Two portraits of a bride and groom
Portrait of bride and groom
Portrait of bride and groom
Portrait of bride and groom
Portrait of bride and groom
Reception dining room setup on a boat
Portrait of bride and groom
We love a little fun and goofiness like with this photo of a couple reenacting the Titanic :).
Portraits of two brides and grooms
Portrait of grooms
Even if you prefer to remain on land, the harbor makes a beautiful backdrop for portraits!
Portrait of bride and groom
San Diego skyline from a boat
Bride and groom dancing
Portrait of bride and groom

 

31Jul

Ashlee and Jeff | Mission Beach Engagement Shoot

By, July 31, 2014

Recently, we photographed the engagement of Ashlee and Jeff in Belmont Park, and the Mission Bay Sportcenter. This fun-loving couple met during their time as undergrads at the University of Arizona, but didn’t go on their first date until much later. This past year, Jeff surprised Ashlee with a proposal at her 1920’s-themed birthday, with many of her closest friends in attendance.

Although Ashlee and Jeff are Arizona residents, they knew they wanted to venture out of the desert and onto the beach. Keeping in line with their nautical themed wedding, a sailboat dock seemed like the perfect backdrop for the engagement shoot. However, the weekend they arrived in San Diego for the shoot, it rained the entire time! In fact, it poured up until about 2 hours before the shoot, and then the sky cleared in time for a gorgeous sunset.

During the shoot, we got great photos of Ashlee and Jeff in and around Belmont Park, enjoying the sights and carnival games. Then, we ventured down to Mission Bay Sportscenter for the oceanfront views. We are excited to photograph their upcoming wedding (and wish them better weather)! Check out highlights below from the photo session :)

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Special thanks to future bride Ashlee for sharing her story :) For more recent engagement photo sessions, please visit our main site.