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!

07Jun

Say YES to everything!

By, June 07, 2017

The value in hiring a talented and experienced photographer is that you are able to let go, and know that you will be properly taken care of. We always bring a positive and happy energy to the photo shoots that we do, and it gets us super excited to create amazing photos and memories for you. When you can jump in and embrace the YES, you are best utilizing our expertise and vision. You also help us bring out your personality!

Sometimes we will have you do things that may feel a little funny. For example: Rubbing noses… Does it feel a bit cheesy? Yes. Will you want to throw the first 6 pictures of the series away? Yes. But that is ok, because we (as photographers) know that on the 7th shot, you will have this moment where you are laughing with each other. Because you embraced the moment without second-guessing, and had fun instead, you allowed us to get to that 7th shot and frame it perfectly. It is the partnership between you and your photographer that achieves that priceless photograph.

bride making a silly fish face on her wedding day
two wedding couples having fun on their wedding day
groom kisses bride on the forehead while laying in the grass on their wedding day
We definitely want you to get the most out of your photography experience, and the best results! In order to do so, it is important to do a photography version of a trust fall ;) When you are excited, we are also excited and it pushes our creativity even more. We all end up having more fun, and the better you feel, the better the photos tend to be.
beautiful and sexy maternity portraits in black and white
two couples kissing on their wedding day, in the rain at night and in front of a fire truck
Rain can make for an amazing photograph. You just have to be willing to venture out.
couple having fun while covered in seaweed during their engagement session
bridesmaids having fun at their hotel with mirrors for a creative portrait
groomsmen being silly for photo together
couple kissing under the pier during sunset at their maternity photo session
groomsmen pose for a fun jumping photo with downtown skyline in background
stylish wedding party posing with a vintage rolls royce car
groom juggles oranges for his bride on their wedding day
kids having fun while parents kiss at balboa park
silly bridesmaids eating spaghetti before the wedding starts
bride and groom embrace and kiss under umbrella in rain
wedding couple during sunset at the beach
creative portrait of a couple on the ground with flower crown and suitcase
bride and groom kissing in a tree with pretty sunset in background
50's style dressed wedding party playing tug of war
wedding party having fun in their trolley downtown
wedding party cheering and having fun on the stairs
fun wedding party jumping
We love these super fun wedding party groomsmen jumping over bridesmaids!

We want to capture the absolute BEST part of you. Our top 5 tips we suggest are:

  1. Say, “Yes!” to everything. Be willing to step outside of your own comfort zone.
  2. Be playful and have fun.
  3. Channel your confidence to feel your best.
  4. Leave all the other aspects of life and stress at home and step into each moment with us. You are creating alongside us as well.
  5. Pat yourself on the back for throwing yourself into it. Then, enjoy the heck out of your amazing photos when they arrive! You helped make them amazing :)