25Dec

Scripps Seaside Forum

By, December 25, 2017

Highlights of Scripps Seaside Forum

Located on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus, the Scripps Seaside Forum offers a blend of modern architecture and style that celebrates Southern California’s unrivaled coastal environment. With an unparalleled beachfront location, modern facilities, and award-winning architecture, this stunning venue offers an ideal setting for you wedding and reception. The breathtaking view and multipurpose auditorium also makes the Scripps Seaside Forum a wonderful location, and one that is sure to impress.

The back of the building offers an opportunity to photograph our newlyweds while showcasing The Forum's award winning architecture.
By stepping in closer, we can use the natural lines of the hallway to pull the eye towards our subjects.
We can use the walls and complex architecture of the Forum to naturally frame our subjects
By simply turning our couple around we get a completely different look of the same hallway.
Throwing on a longer lens and staying close to the wall results in intimate portraits.
Continuing further down the hallway, we arrive at a wide balcony with a spectacular view.
From the upstairs patio, we can take the stairs right to the front lawn.
On your way to the lawn make sure to stop on the stairs to grab some fun shots of your newlyweds
Once at the lawn you'll have lots of room for photos of the entire wedding party with the Pacific in the background.
The stairs located at the northernmost point of the lawn will lead you right to the beach.
During low tide, Scripps beach is a great place to pose the bride and groom for some dramatic portraits.
The mood changes during higher tide, but the opportunity for spectacular photos is always there.
Following the beach north, you'll arrive at what is probably the most photographed location at Scripps Beach; The Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier.
After getting extended coverage of the beach, it's usually time to get the newlyweds back to the Forum for their Grand Entrance.
When the timing is right, the reflection on the ballroom sliding doors is pretty epic.
Stepping outside during the first dance can result in some really memorable photos.
The market lights above the main lawn illuminate the bride and groom.
The slotted wooden panels that line the main courtyard offer lots of opportunity to play with off camera lights.
The Forum is not only perfect for wedding photography, but for engagement and lifestyle shoots as well.
The Rose Garden, located just north of the main lawn, is a lush and colorful spot for romantic portraits.
The blue tile on this building gives photos an instant pop.
Looking north from the pier, the cliffs above La Jolla make for a spectacular backdrop.
By positioning ourselves between the cliffs and the water, we can capture a different perspective of the same scene.
During low tide, the tide pools in front of the cliffs emerge, and offer great opportunities for complex reflection shots.
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Don't worry, we wont make you get in the ocean. Only if you want to :)

Scripps Seaside Forum Wedding Photography

As seasoned wedding photographers all throughout La Jolla and San Diego, we photograph weddings at Scripps Seaside Forum frequently :) If you are considering a wedding at this venue, we are happy to talk over specific photography questions. We also suggest checking out more of our Scripps Seaside Forum wedding photos.

14Jun

Beachy Maternity Shoot | Sonia and Cameron

By, June 14, 2017

It’s always a treat to hear from our wedding clients, especially when they have a baby on the way. Recently, we were delighted to hear back from Sonia and Cameron, who had a beautiful wedding in Newport Beach not too long ago. For the maternity shoot, they decided to go with a beach vibe, so we headed to La Jolla Shores. Between the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, and the golden coast of La Jolla, we were able to capture many beautiful photo locales in one shoot :) Have a look at some of the highlights!

Maternity shoot in La Jolla California
Scripps Seaside Forum Couple
Close-up Pregnant Belly
Pregnant woman at Scripps Seaside Forum
Baby on the way
Converse maternity photo
Beach Maternity session
Expecting Mother
Happy expecting couple in La Jolla
San Diego Maternity Photos
La Jolla Shores belly pic
Beach Maternity shoot
Flowy dress maternity photo

Check out more of Sonia and Cameron’s beach maternity photo shoot

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.