20Jul

Getting Emotional About Candid Wedding Photography

By, July 20, 2017

At the risk of sounding sentimental, we love candids! When subjects don’t know they’re being photographed, we are able to capture fleeting glances, unabashed joy, and pure heartfelt emotion. Whether it’s a reaction during a First Look, or a smile during a particularly bawdy toast, we enjoy documenting those magical moments that make your wedding so uniquely yours.

We photograph candids all throughout the wedding day, to show glimpses of the ‘true’ feelings of the occasion. The resulting candids often wind up being among the most treasured photos :) Here are a few of our recent favorite candid wedding photos showcasing the big day!

Bridal couple snuggle with little one before the ceremony
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Wedding couples react candidly on wedding day
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Bride's reaction as she walks down aisle during wedding ceremony
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groomsmen candidly laugh with peacock
hile photographing Efren and his groomsmen at Leo Carrillo Ranch, one of the locals decided to stop by and steal a little limelight. As the peacock began to flaunt its feathers, we were quick to capture the groomsmens' unfiltered reactions to the moment.
Bridesmaid and groomsmen hug wedding couple after ceremony
While Lauren and Sean made their way down the aisle as newlyweds (above), their bridal party couldn't wait to celebrate alongside them, and embraced the couple with hugs!
bride and groom candidly laugh during wedding reception
By keeping things easygoing and interactive, couples can forget about the camera, and embrace the fun of the moment.
Bridal couple laugh during reception toast
We spend a lot of time getting to know our clients' personalities before the big day. During Christina and Matty's wedding (above) at Santiago Canyon Estate, a groomsmen may have shared a bit too much when it was his turn on the mic. Focusing on the Christina and Matty, we were able to capture their priceless reactions!
Funny choreographed mother son dance during wedding reception
wedding guests toast the couple with shots during the reception
At Katherine and Will's wedding reception, we wanted to showcase the excitement of the moment as guests got together for a celebratory shot. We stood on a nearby chair to capture this photo :)
Old gentleman laughs candidly during wedding reception

Check out more of our favorite recent candid wedding photography moments!

12Dec

Fun with Strangers | Creative Environmental Photos

By, December 12, 2016

Whenever an opportunity presents itself, we love a little crowd participation! By making use of our environment, and getting strangers in on the action, the results can be very fun and spontaneous. Below, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite photos with passers-by who became part of the story, including surfers, Ugly Sweater Gangs, street performers, and Santa Claus himself. Enjoy!
Breakdancers perform as bride and groom kiss in downtown san diego
During photos with Jessica and Adrian (above) outside the Ultimate Skybox, we noticed two breakdancers in the distance, getting crafty with their photobombing skills. Rather than shoo them away, we insisted they join in and show off their moves!Bride and Groom pose with funny street performers
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While photographing at Balboa Park, our bride Ana Flavia’s smile was contagious, as this unplanned group of women danced around her (above). Engaged couple have fun playing with Star Wars characters in Downtown San Diego
By getting creative with a scene, a couple’s natural personalities are able shine through. For example, the force was strong with Yvette and Daniel (above) during their engagement session in Seaport Village! As Daniel protected the galaxy, Yvette’s candid smile was priceless.Bride and Groom sit on ledge as skateboards do tricks around themGroom and groomsmen snapping fingers in front of brick wall with Tipsy Elves in ugly christmas sweaters
Before Sharla and Jeremy’s wedding at the Andaz Hotel, Jeremy and his groomsmen bumped into the Tipsy Elves, sporting their infamous ugly sweaters. We felt a bit of West Side Story vibe, and were inspired to stage a classic snap-off between the crews. Our groom Jeremy stepped it up, and had fun with his new “rivals”.Bride and Groom make funny faces as they pose with local street performersEngaged couple kiss on beach between two surfers
During Kaitlyn and Maxwell’s engagement session at Scripps Pier, these two paddle-boarders caught our eye (above). We asked them to pause for a quick photo, and framed their boards around the couple. This added a pop of color, and created a classic San Diego beach vibe.Bride and Groom smile and walk through row of armed service military menBeachgoer in speedo watches wedding ceremony from shoreAs Jessica and Dan exchanged rings during their destination wedding in Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean, a couple of beachgoers positioned themselves perfectly in the background (above). By switching to a telephoto lens, and adjusting our focus, we documented these impromptu wedding participants. True love really does expose the best parts of us all ;)Bride and Groom sit on Santa's Lap for funny photo at Balboa ParkBride and Groom kiss in school bus with funny driver in front seatBride and Groom lay with beachgoers on Coronado BeachFunny photo of Groom getting handcuffed and arrested
Love is all about getting through the hard times (above). Groomsmen laugh behind colorful street performer
With Joshua and his groomsmen dressed sharp in their black and white suits (above), we wanted to add a ‘subtle’ dose of color into the mix ;) As this parade-goer passed by, we knew it was a perfect fit for a fun visual contrast.Engaged couple laugh and kiss while interacting with living statue street performersBride pretends to be mannequin as tourists watch in Las Vegas
For Amanda and Omar’s destination wedding at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, tourists stopped in their tracks to watch Amanda striking her best mannequin pose. Because the couple was outgoing, and willing to try goofy ideas, it allowed us to think outside the box with poses.Bride and Groom stand in door of ice cream truck after wedding ceremonyBride and Groom make funny faces at beach as photographer take photos of model in background
While photographing Kelli and Edward at Windansea Beach in La Jolla, we happened across a second photo shoot in the background. Posing the couple far enough away to avoid distraction, we had a good time reacting to the scene unfolding behind.Engaged couple stand by train with conductors at DisneylandWedding Couple Kiss as Dirtbiker performs trick

For more spontaneous moments from recent weddings, check out our full funny weddings gallery.

25Mar

Flavorful Cake Cutting Photos

By, March 25, 2015

Of the many fun traditions that take place at a wedding, the cake cutting is one of our favorites. We enjoy capturing a nice portrait beside the cake, as well as the spontaneity that follows. As the bride and groom feed each other, there are often outrageous moments that take place. What starts as a delicate nibble can even erupt into full-contact pastry flinging :) We love capturing the reactions of guests as the excitement unfolds.

Please enjoy a taste of our recent cake cutting photos, featured below.

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