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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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I don’t think these two could be any cuter together. This, people! THIS is what true love looks like! Honestly, this couple gave me all the feels hanging out with them at their engagement session and witnessing how much they love and adore each other. To make it even more perfect, I fell in love with their love story. I’m not about to spill the beans on their story just yet, but I’ll just leave it as they’ve liked each other for quite some time but timing was not on their side…until now!

 

Congrats Michelle and Joe! So excited to capture your special day in 1 month!!! EEKK!!!

Michelle + Joe Engagment Session | San Diego Wedding Photographer

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I’ve known this bride-to-be for several years now from our church. She’s such a kind-hearted and warm person, so I have always wanted her to find someone special to be with.  The groom would volunteer often in the Children’s ministry so I got to know him some because of my daughter being in his class on occasion. When I found out that these two were dating, I was beside myself! So excited for the both of them. I asked Sam if she felt like he was the one, and she instantly started to glow and said yes!

Fast forward a a few months ago, and Adam popped the question to Sam at balboa and she of course said yes! I was so excited and overjoyed for both of them to start this new life together! It was my joy and honor to be able to capture their engagement photos for them and am so happy to have been able to witness their love and affection with each other!

I love their photos and there’s so much love with these two!

Sam + Adam Engagment Session | San Diego Wedding Photographer

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