14Jul

Stress-Free Family Portraits

By, July 14, 2017

During the wedding planning process, you may likely wonder how to successfully prepare for family photos. With the right formula, family photos can be a smooth process, no matter how big your family is!

Our process often starts with a large group photo, with both sides of the family together. Then, we gradually break it down into smaller and smaller groups, so people can leave as their picture is taken. This method ensures that everyone is photographed. As the crowd is narrowed down, we are able to capture more intimate groupings, such as grandparents, parents and siblings. Of course we understand that every family is different, so we will get to know your family dynamics before the big day.

To be efficient, we suggest designating someone to take charge of each side of the family. That way, everyone relevant is kept within reach, and no one accidentally wanders off to the cocktail hour ;) The smoother the family photos, the more time you have for romantic couples photos, and fun memorable shots with your bridal party.

Both the groom and bride's side of the family come together for a full family photo
A groom and his bride pose with the groom's family.
Parents and siblings of the bride pose with the groom.
Mother and father take a photo with their daughter and her groom.
A young bride poses with her mom.
A bride's sisters play her bridesmaids for a day
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Before the wedding day, the key is to make sure the family knows exactly when they are needed, and where to be. You can have a perfect list, but if Uncle Joe doesn’t show up on time, then the rest of the family is stuck waiting around for him. This can take time away from other creative photos later. As long as everyone is ready to go, we will be very fast and efficient, and make sure everyone is captured looking great!

Check out more family wedding portraits photographed by our studio.

31Jul

Vendors We Love – Pizza Port

By, July 31, 2015

Vendor Type: Restaurant and brewing company
Why We Love Them: Unpretentious artisan pizza and craft beer, made by people who care. A San Diego institution.
Did You Know? Pizza Port’s (bold!) ales are now available in cans, wherever fine beverages are sold
Specialties Include: “Our 5 great family friendly restaurants, each with a brewery sending out some amazing beer”
Things They Love: BEER!!!!!, Puppies?, BEER!!!!!, family and friends, BEER!!!!!

To bring Pizza Port to your event, or find a location near you, please visit http://www.pizzaport.com

Pizza Port San Diego

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One More Reason to Love This Company

In addition to being a company we love (and love working with!) we can't thank this team enough for their generous support and participation in The Love Benefit. This event was held on 6/2/15 to honor our founder Aaron Feldman, who was diagnosed with Leukemia in December 2014 and is currenlty undergoing intensive treatment. This team worked tirelessly to make the event a reality and an unforgettable evening. Please click here to see photos from the event, which was attended by over 300 wedding industry professionals, friends, family, and the community at large. To learn more about Aaron's story, please visit http://howibeatmycancer.com
29Jul

Vendors We Love: Personal Touch Dining

By, July 29, 2015

Vendor Type: Catering and event management
Why We Love Them: Ultimate professionalism – they have over 25 years of culinary and event expertise, and it shows.
Did You Know? Tracy and her team also manage the events for venues such as Mt. Woodson Castle and Leo Carrillo Ranch
Specialties Include: “Breathtaking weddings, amazing food, and extraordinary events with a personal touch. We do everything from weddings to proms, corporate events, birthday parties, picnics or banquets.”
Things They Love: Baby peacocks, my hardworking staff and office team, Mexican food, maxi skirts, pink and green!

Please enjoy a selection of our favorite images from recent events we’ve worked together. Click here to see more!

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logo for Love Benefit Event

One More Reason to Love This Company

In addition to being a company we love (and love working with!) we can't thank this team enough for their generous support and participation in The Love Benefit. This event was held on 6/2/15 to honor our founder Aaron Feldman, who was diagnosed with Leukemia in December 2014 and is currenlty undergoing intensive treatment. This team worked tirelessly to make the event a reality and an unforgettable evening. Please click here to see photos from the event, which was attended by over 300 wedding industry professionals, friends, family, and the community at large. To learn more about Aaron's story, please visit http://howibeatmycancer.com