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Elegant Coastal Wedding at Loews Coronado Bay

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This San Diego wedding at Loews Coronado Bay Resort is one of my all-time favorites. And after having our own son, I was even more struck by the moments with their sweet baby boy throughout the day when re-visiting these images. His face on the last image is priceless! So today I’m sharing some of […]

PONTE WINERY WEDDING IN TEMECULA – PAIGE AND JUSTIN

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This Temecula wedding at Ponte Winery will surely inspire brides who want that garden wedding feel. The day started out cloudy and unusually cool for the area. But it brought a sense of stillness and peace to the start of the day as Paige and Justin got ready. Paige and Justin are the sweetest couple […]

FRENCH-INSPIRED RANCHO SANTA FE ENGAGEMENT

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Engagements

For this gorgeous French-inspired engagement shoot, Dani of HauteFetes planned something super special at her home Bastide de Bonheur in Rancho Santa Fe for our couple getting married later this fall. It was a cozy and intimate picnic with a chic twist for this sweet couple. Here’s more about them straight from our lovely bride: […]

CUYAMACA RANCHO STATE PARK ENGAGEMENT – RACHAEL AND CASEY

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Rachael and Casey’s engagement session near San Diego was one for the books! We had such a fun time hanging out with them at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park where we trekked through some wilderness to find the perfect spots for photos. We are so glad they were willing to hike around with us because that […]

Marian Bear Park Anniversary Session

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Marian Bear Memorial Park is one of our favorites for engagement and anniversary sessions. It has different access points that have several hidden and tucked away fields with beautiful tall trees. And I love that while most of San Diego doesn’t appear to have much in the way of seasons, the canyon parks can beautifully […]

Sunny Blush and Lavender Wedding at Mount Palomar Winery – Allie and Gwinn

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It was a beautifully sunny summer day in Temecula, when Allie and Gwinn tied the knot at Mount Palomar Winery. Set at the highest point in Temecula, the views of lush grape vines cascading down the hill were breathtaking. Allie wore a romantic Leanne Marshall gown and was joined by her closest friends in shades […]

Neutral Luxury Wedding Inspiration at Hidden Castle in Rancho Santa Fe

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Editorial

This old world European wedding inspiration hidden in the heart of Southern California has to be one of our favorite shoots of all time. Each elegantly designed piece by Hautefetes is so stunning making each photo pin-able perfection.  Read more from Hautefetes: “Hidden Castle is Rancho Santa Fe’s newest private wedding estate, a French castle that […]

Classic and Romantic Garden Wedding at Green Gables Estate – Jen and Burke

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This romantic and classic garden wedding at Green Gables Estate was a beautiful day filled with love and joy. Jen and Burke met towards the end of college at Harvard and survived two years long distance before reuniting in NYC. On one misty day in Central Park, alone at a secluded pond, Burke got down […]

Modern and Organic Floral Bridal Inspiration with Native Poppy – Southern California Wedding Photographer

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From Native Poppy: “Winter branches with the first few leaves of the year, unripened tomatoes and eggplants growing in my garden were begging to be picked and displayed on this table as well as garden roses in soft neutral tones. I played with a balance of minimal ikebana style arrangements and lush garden style centerpieces. The […]

San Diego Wedding at Martin Johnson House and Scripps Seaside Forum – Madeline and Josh

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The best way to describe this San Diego wedding is heartfelt. This beautiful day at Martin Johnson House and Scripps Seaside Forum was a long time coming for Madeline and Josh. And there’s something about these two that screams “soulmates”. And that couldn’t have been more evident in the way that they looked at each […]

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