18Nov

Bun in the Oven | Maternity Session Inspiration

By, November 18, 2016

We love maintaining a personal connection with our wedding couples, and seeing where life takes them. When a baby is on the way, we really enjoy going back and photographing the onetime newlyweds as parents-to-be. It is so much fun to get creative together, and the joy and excitement shows in the resulting photos :) As inspiration, we’ve collected a few of our favorite recent maternity photos, showing soon-to-be moms rockin’ the baby bump. Enjoy!

Expecting couple embraces during beach maternity
During her maternity session, Callie (above) looked stunning in her flowy white gown. With relaxing waves in the distance, it was a beautiful and tranquil moment.

Husband and Wife laugh while playing during maternity sessionBeautiful individual portraits of mothers expecting We love showing soon-to-be-moms looking their best!

Baby shoes frame letter blocks during maternity session Husband and Wife look at one another and hold hands during maternity session at Sunset CliffsMarried couples incorporate personalized props into maternity sessions

Pets are part of the family too! Let your pooch welcome their new sibling to the family in style :)

Expecting mother holds belly next to Scripps PierMarried Couple look at one another and giggle while holding baby shoes
During Christine’s maternity session (above), we captured a candid moment with these adorable footies.

Married Couples embrace during beach maternity sessionExpecting Couple sit on grass during maternity sessionHusband and Wife embrace and laugh during cute maternity sessionExpecting mom holds baby shoes in front of blue wallExpecting mother holding belly during maternity session at Balboa ParkMarried couple sit on grass during maternity session Expecting mother in blue gown at beach

For more inspiration from recent maternity sessions, check out our maternity photo gallery.

19Jun

What a Mighty Good Man | Father’s Day

By, June 19, 2016

It’s Father’s Day! To mark the occasion, we want to say thanks to Dads everywhere :)

In addition to being honored today, many fathers also play a big part during the wedding day. Whether it’s tearfully walking his daughter down the aisle, or showing off some funky moves during parent dances, Dad has definitely earned his moment in the sun.

To celebrate the unconditional love Dads provide, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite photos of “Dads being Dads” on the big day. Enjoy!

Groom standing in vineyard poses while daughter jumps in background Cute moment with Bride looking at Dad as she puts on his boutonniere

One special way to honor Dad on the wedding day is with a First Look. By setting aside a little quiet pre-ceremony time together, you can show Dad how important he is to you. For example, at Allison and Justin’s wedding at Condor’s Nest Ranch, we captured Allison’s father’s reaction to seeing her for the first time (below).

Father's happy expression during First Look with BrideGrooms pose in silly way with young boys at wedding

During Anjali and Jay’s wedding at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego (below), guests surprised Jay’s father with an impromptu outdoor dance. As Jay looked on, we were able to quickly react, and grabbed this fun crowd scene.

Guests lift up Groom's Father during Indian wedding
Bride's Dad uses handkerchief to wipe tears as he gets emotional watching wedding ceremony

We love capturing unguarded expressions of joy and emotion. For example, at Allison and Adam’s ceremony at La Valencia (below), Allison’s father shared his excitement with a huge grin. These moments, endearing and genuine, always leave a soft spot in our hearts.

Dad holds Bride's hand as they walk down aisle during ceremony Parents kiss Groom on cheeks while Bride helps Dad during pre-ceremonyCute moment with Groom play-fighting with young boy before wedding ceremony Bride laughs with Father as they share toast after wedding ceremony Excited Dad cheers and celebrates during wedding ceremony at church Groom and His Son in matching pink bow ties Funny photo of Groom holding baby with one handGroom's Father helps put on Cufflinks during Pre-Ceremony

If couples have little ones, we love finding fun and creative ways to include these “mini me’s” into the day’s photos. At Shara and Giovanni’s wedding at Grand Tradition, Giovanni’s son was dressed just as sharp as Dad, and rocked these adorable baby moccasins (below).

Matching Coleman's dress shoes for Groom and SonBride walking down aisle with Father and Son Bride's Dad shakes Grooms hand after walking daughter down wedding aisle Dad holding hands with Bride as they walk down the aisle at vineyard ceremony Funny, candid moment of Groomsmen with Dad drinking big bottle of liquor at wedding reception Emotional reactions from Bride and Father during Parent dances at wedding reception

During Morvarid and Sahand’s reception at the Metropol Banquet (below), Morvarid and her father entertained guests with a lighthearted, traditional dance, which capped off the night’s activities.

Father kneels and claps during Father and Daughter Parent Dance Bride makes funny face while dancing with dad during wedding reception

Check out more great Father of the bride / Father of the groom moments :)