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

 

30May

Memorial Day | Love and Valor

By, May 30, 2016

The military presence runs deep here in San Diego, and many of us come from families with military backgrounds. We greatly appreciate all the hard work and sacrifice made by the brave men and women who serve our country, and love photographing weddings for active and retired service members. To pay tribute to our local servicemen from the Army, Airforce, Navy and Marines, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite moments from military weddings throughout the year.

Military Groom and Bride pose with classic Ford car after wedding in Julian, California Military Groomsmen in uniform pose with classic cars and american flag

During Boo and Michael’s wedding at The Westin San Diego (above left), our photographers arrived early, and discovered this American flag mural on a nearby building. We were amazed by the striking visual of Michael’s clean white uniform set against the patriotic hues of the flag.

Groom with Navy military Groomsmen dressed in Blues Military Wedding Couples get ready for the Wedding Day and pose for portraits in Hotel Bride looks at camera while hugging military groomMilitary Groom poses with group of Bridesmaids before wedding ceremony

You have to love a guy in uniform (above). Before Ashley and Andrew tied the knot at Founder’s Chapel at USD, the bridesmaids pulled Andrew in for one last photo. By having two photographers documenting the day, we were able to capture this moment while Ashley remained hidden from guests.

Military Couples celebrate after tying the knotMilitary Groom in Uniform kisses Bride as they hold Thank you Sign Military Wedding Couples celebrate with Arch of Swords after ceremony

After Ayami and Bryan’s ceremony (above left), the new couple made their way through the Arch of Swords. As a comical “welcome to the military” gesture, officers gently swatted at Ayami’s behind. Her candid reaction to the moment speaks volumes! We love freezing moments like these filled with genuine emotion.

Bride and Navy military Groom exit ceremony laughingMilitary Groom and Bride hold hands and lean in for kiss by red paintingMilitary Wedding Couples enjoy intimate moments during wedding day ceremony in San DiegoBride and Military Groom dip for kiss in front of white fence and beach after wedding in Coronado, CaliforniaClose-up of military bride's yellow bouquetBride poses with wedding guests as they laugh while wearing navy military hats

To show our respect and give back in a small way, our studio offers an ongoing 10% discount for all active and retired military couples. To inquire about your own wedding, please visit our Package Customizer for details, and be sure to contact us with any questions.

Military Groom picks up Bride for fun wedding couple portrait under white gazebo

Check out more inspiration from recent San Diego military weddings :)