Category Archives: Wedding

Had the opportunity to go to Patrick Ang’s first workshop and it was luckily here in town! I had quite a lot of fun networking with other photographers, putting faces to names, and getting a chance to learn more from Patrick and doing the styled shoot.
Couple things I learned: A cool new quick way to group my photos in order to save time with saving them in order (yay!!!), and also how to work around many other creatives that also want to nail their shot.
It was chaotic, it was crazy at times, but I’m glad I went!
Thank you to all those that helped make this workshop happen!!

Coordinator/teacher: Patrick Ang and Theresa Wooner

Venue: Gina Escamilla Photography and Simply Chic Events By Irma Green

Florals: House of Flowers

Dress and Veil: Enchanted Bridal Boutique

Cake: De Coeur Bake Shop

Stationary: Matinae Design Studio

Hair: LilyBridalHair

Makeup: Erinmichele Artistry

Models: Rachel Brooke and John McCullough

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I had been friends with Samantha for several years, so when I found out Samantha and Adam were finally dating, I was beyond excited for both of them.  I asked Samantha if she felt like he was the one, she beamed and said “I really do hope so”. When I got to chat with Adam and express my excitement about the two of them, I could just tell with how he looked whenever he spoke of her or if someone brought her up…he was in love. Fast forward to December 2016, and Adam took Samantha to Balboa Park in San Diego, CA. He took her up the California Tower in the park and got down on one knee. She of course said yes and instantly couldn’t wait to show everyone her beautiful ring. I remember her saying she was even showing it off the the cashier at a store 😛

I was beyond excited for these two to start planning their lives together.  January, we went back to balboa and had a fun-loving engagement session (Engagement post here)
Sam and Adam both really wanted to have their wedding at the Martin Johnson House in La Jolla, but by the time they got engaged, the venue was all booked up far out. By some miracle, they later were told there was an opening, and you better believe it that Sam and Adam booked it.

I still am in love with how their day went. So much love for them and their family and friends. So thrilled to be their wedding photographer
Congratulations Sam and Adam!!!

Venue: Martin Johnson House, La Jolla CA

Dress: 2000 Dreams Bridal

Florals: Flora & Fauna Floral Design

Hair\Makeup: Make Me Blush SD

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I am so stoked for the results of my first Bridal Expo yesterday (August 20, 2017). I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! This whole time, I was just using a mock up design I created on my computer, but there’s just something magical when what you see on the screen becomes reality!!
This was displayed at The Ultimate Bridal Event in Bakersfield Ca. There were over 50 vendors there and lots of brides and brides-to-be. I was a great 1st experience at a wedding expo and I definitely look forward to doing another one!
If you or you know someone who is looking for a wedding photographer, please check out my wedding page and check out some album samples,

Flowers: Uniquely Chic Florist

White end table: Farm Girls 

Console Table: Wayfair

Love seat: Walker Lewis Rents

Sign: Ponoko

Wedding expo booth

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Oh my goodness, could this couple and their special day be anymore beautiful and memorable. It honestly amazes me when I get to capture a couple’s biggest day together and how I feel like I’m part of their family, part of their story. Yet I only know them for a time when we start to work together for the final goal of their wedding day. Each wedding I’ve been to is so special, so unique, so personal, and I love it. I love being a part of my couple’s special day!

Joe and Michelle were none different. From the start, I fell in love with this couple. We met at a sushi place (I picked) and just started chatting and I got to learn their story. They knew each other from years ago but it just never worked out for them to be together. She liked him, he was with someone else. Then he liked her later on, but she was with someone else. THEN!!!! Then their paths finally crossed as a last opportunity, if you will. And fast forward to their wedding day, May  27 2017 at Refugio Ranch Vineyards!

After hanging with these two love birds during their wedding, I was constantly witnessing how much they loved each other, and how much their close friends and family loved both of them!

That is why I do what I do and why I love it so much!!!

 

Congrats Joe and Michelle!!!!! So happy to be apart of your beautiful wedding day as your wedding photographer!!!

 

Florals: Rita’s Flowers

Dress: David’s Bridal

Venue – Refugio Ranch Vineyards

groom shoes on chair

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I love surprise proposals! They are stressful, yes, but the joy it brings is so worth it! I got to work with the very-talented and stylist designer, Jillian from To Be Designed. Isn’t her set up so beautiful?!!

How he did it:

So Raj has had the ring since October 2016. He contacted Jillian whom then referred him to me. We started planning in the beginning of March.

The planned date was April 30th, they both flew from out of state, he flew a few days earlier without telling her. She was under the impression he was still working and they were both flying into town and meeting at the airport once arrived. He had to take his luggage BACK to the airport the day she arrived and pretend to be getting his luggage once they met up (sneaky sneaky).

Jillian and I arrived at Coronado beach and she put up the set up and I placed the candles (don’t want to say I helped cause she did pretty much all the work haha she’s amazing at that)

We start to see them come walking down the board walk and onto the beach in our direction. Jillian hits play on Raj’s picked out song for when they walk up. I then walk closer to the board walk but I was like the ONLY person standing there so I pretended to photograph the rocks (I know, I know, I’m that good). Meanwhile I hear Jillian yelling at me saying “they are right there!!!” I yelled back “I KNOW!!” hahah

Beach Proposal scene setup

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