22Nov

Emily and David | Loews Coronado + The Ultimate Skybox Wedding

By, November 22, 2017

Emily and David recently held their wedding at the waterfront Loews Coronado Bay Resort, and celebrated their reception at the Ultimate Skybox. These two locations, and their surroundings, provided a gorgeous variety of contrasting backdrops. We had lots to work with! Enjoy a selection of highlights from this fun Downtown San Diego wedding.

Bride and groom in downtown San Diego
We are always looking for anything out-of-the-ordinary to add a special touch to your photos.
Bride and maid of honor in front of mirror
We love finding unique backgrounds for our brides. In this photo, Emily and her maid-of-honor are seen through a reflection.
Portrait of bride sitting
Cute socks for the groom
Bride portrait and candid of kids at Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Candid of kids holding hands
Bride and groom at Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Bride and groom at Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Bride and groom at Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Bride and groom at Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Bride and groom at the skybox
Bride and groom kissing
Bride and groom at Ultimate Skybox

Take a look at more photos of Emily & David’s downtown wedding!

Venue: Ultimate Skybox
Coordinator: Creative Affairs, Inc.
Wedding Dress: Brides by Demetrios
Dresses: David’s Bridal
Cake: Eat Your Cake Too
Caterer: Personal Touch Dining

05Nov

Undercover Receptions | Tented Wedding Venues

By, November 05, 2017

Rain or shine, tents for wedding receptions have many benefits. Tents are a way of bringing your reception outdoors, while providing the comforts of an indoor space. Along with being surprisingly spacious, tents can be dressed up with stylish lighting and décor. If it does rain, sides can be easily attached, to keep everyone dry and partying well into the night.

Here in San Diego, there are a wide variety of tented options, with different aesthetics for every preference. Check out these photos from local venues that offer tented spaces:

Grand Tradition – Arbor Terrace

Pala Mesa Resort reception tent
Reception tent at Pala Mesa Resort
Pala Mesa Resort reception tent
Pala Mesa Resort reception tent

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Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa

Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa reception tent
Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa reception tent
Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa reception tent
Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa reception tent
Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa reception tent

View more Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa wedding photos

Pala Mesa Resort

The Arbor Terrace reception tent at the Grand Tradition
The Arbor Terrace reception tent at the Grand Tradition
The Arbor Terrace reception tent at the Grand Tradition

View more Pala Mesa Resort wedding photos

Green Gables

Green Gables reception tent
Green Gables reception tent
Green Gables reception tent
Green Gables reception tent
Green Gables reception tent

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Temecula Creek Inn

Temecula Creek Inn reception tent
Temecula Creek Inn reception tent
Temecula Creek Inn reception tent
Temecula Creek Inn reception tent

View more Temecula Creek Inn wedding photos

Twin Oaks Garden Estate

Reception tent at the Twin Oaks Garden Estate
Reception tent at the Twin Oaks Garden Estate
Reception tent at the Twin Oaks Garden Estate
Reception tent at the Twin Oaks Garden Estate

View more Twin Oaks Garden Estate wedding photos

Check out our full collection of tented wedding photography

18Aug

Mission San Juan Capistrano Engagement | Neeka and Garrett

By, August 18, 2017

When Neeka and Garrett chose the Mission San Juan Capistrano for their engagement session, we knew we were in for a romantic photoshoot. This historic site features charming stone arches, bright flowering gardens, and pure Southern California sunshine. The location provided a fitting backdrop for this couple’s classic style.

Throughout the shoot, Neeka and Garrett cut striking silhouettes against the Mission’s towering walls, whitewashed by centuries of southern California sunshine.  Here are a few of our favorite images created that day.

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True Photography outdoor engagement session
Fun engagement photography Mission San Juan Capistrano
The Mission's courtyard offers ample opportunity for photos with depth and character. We stepped back and used a telephoto lens for this image, showcasing the background while utilizing the stunning flowers to naturally frame Neeka and Garrett in this scene.
Outdoor engagement photos Orange County
Stylized outdoor couples photography San Juan Capistrano
We love to photograph with a shallow depth of field, which draws attention to our subjects by separating them from the dreamy softness of the background. In this photo, sunlight naturally filled the arched walkways surrounding the Mission's courtyard, providing flattering shade for Neeka and Garrett.
Couples engagement photos in flowers
True Photography stylized engagement session San Juan Capistrano
We're always looking for shots that will really pop in both color and black & white. Neeka and Garrett wore dark navy, which stood out beautifully against the textured backdrops at the Mission.
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Want to see more? Check out Neeka and Garrett’s engagement session