Category Archives: engagement
On a beautiful San Diego day, Maurice and I met up with Karina, Alex and Miles Davis. I bet you’re not scratching your head and thinking, “Really? THE Miles Davis, who was the famous jazz trumpeter? But wait, isn’t he dead?” Yes, unfortunately the great American trumpeter Miles Davis is no longer with us, but I’m talking about Karina and Alex’s adorable pup, who is named Miles Davis. They brought him along for their engagement session and we couldn’t be more tickled to work with him as well as Karina and Alex. It made us miss our pups, Lou and Izzy, who were at home probably sleeping or doing what they do.
One of the things that we like most about our job is the people that we have the opportunity to meet. Karina and Alex are artists. Alex is a poet and writer and Karina is an attorney and painter. Both extremely creative, which I think makes them such a dynamic couple. We had a blast hanging out with them around Downtown San Diego.
Recently Karina and Alex were married at the Mission de Alcala. So, stay tuned! The next post is their beautiful wedding!
On another gorgeous day in San Diego, we met up with Sasha and Harold. Sasha and Harold will be getting married this coming fall at Tower 23 in Pacific Beach. So excited about their beach meets the city wedding!
Sasha and Harold are two totally adorable, ridiculously stylish and very down-to-earth attorneys who have two adorable pups. They wanted a colorful, edgy and urban engagement session and since they live downtown they wanted to incorporate and capture the neighborhood where the live. We had a blast capturing their love for each other and their love for their doggies : ) Sasha and Harold were a fun couple and we had a blast hanging out with them in and around Downtown San Diego.
Sasha and Harold: We can’t wait for your wedding!
Maurice and I went up to Los Angeles to meet up with two rockstars, Elizabeth and Curt. Well, only one of them is a real rockstar – Curt, though Elizabeth has that rocker style too : ) Curt’s an amazing drummer and his band used to play shows on the renowned Sunset Boulevard. So what better place to take their engagement photos?
Funny memory of their shoot … as we were walking around and hanging out with Elizabeth and Curt, we almost walked right into Ochocinco from the Cincinnati Bengals! Ochocinco did a double take when he saw Maurice’s camera and was probably confused about why Maurice wasn’t taking his picture : ) It definitely added a thrilling element to what was already an awesome day with a awesome couple.
Elizabeth and Curt were recently married at the Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla. Stay tuned for a post on their wedding! It’s coming soon! To tied you over till then, check out their rockin’ engagement photos : )
Maurice and I recently had our photos featured on a blog from across the pond! Beyond Beyond is a invitation company that is located in London. They create beautiful invitations for all events. So, if you need some invitation work done, look no further, contact Beyond Beyond!
When they contacted us to feature the photos from Iris and Huy’s engagement session in Philadelphia on their blog, without a beat we said yes. We were just honored that our photos could reach and inspire someone from all the way from the UK. Isn’t the power of the internet awesome? :) To see the post that Beyond Beyond had done on Iris and Huy’s engagement, click here. To see Iris and Huy’s engagement session on our blog, click here.
Amma: It was an honor and privilege to be apart of your blog!
The other day, Maurice and I had the honor of being featured on the new upcoming website Wedding Gawker. If you don’t know what Wedding Gawker is, it is basically a wedding website that features pictures from weddings/engagement sessions/upcoming wedding trends that are in style right now.
We were lucky to have five of our couples (Kelly + Alex’s wedding and engagement session, Jennifer + Michael’s engagement session, Crystal + Kevin’s engagement session, Elizabeth + Fred’s engagement session, and Karen + Nathan’s family portrait and engagement session) featured on the site’s front page! If you haven’t checked it out, click here.
They also have two sister websites that are setup the same way (Food Gawker and Craft Gawker). But let me warn you in advance, you’ll get hooked!
On another beautiful day in San Diego, we met up with Rebecca and Brendan in Oceanside. Rebecca and Brendan were married this spring at the North Chapel at the NTC Liberty Station.
We started our day by hanging out by some old bridges no longer in use. After that we headed towards Oceanside’s harbor and shot around the colorful shops. All in all, the day was a lot of fun and Rebecca and Brenda is such a sweet couple!
Stay tuned, their bright yellow and navy themed wedding is next!
On another gorgeous day, we headed Downtown San Diego to meet up with Sarah and Chris. They live in Downtown, so it was a natural choice to include their downtown neighborhood in the shoot.
Sarah is a HUGE sports fan and has a soft spot for all of our local teams. Chris, an avid cyclist, broke out his bike for a couple of shots. They even included their adorable pup in the shoot. It was a blast walking around with them through the colorful and captivating locations of Downtown San Diego.
Shortly after we took their engagement photos, they were married at a private estate on Mt. Helix. Stay tuned, their wedding photos are coming soon!
Sarah and Chris: Thanks for the Padres game the other day! We had a blast! Can’t wait to see you both again soon!
We recently had the opportunity to travel to Philadelphia and New York City to shoot a couple of destination engagement sessions. You may recall Iris and Huy’s shoot here. Well, after shooting in Philadelphia, we made a quick trip northward to New York City to meet up with Kathleen and John. They are fortunate enough to live right in the heart of midtown Manhattan … sigh … (jealous much?) but will be getting married in San Diego this fall at the Mission de Alcala with their reception at the Coronado Island Marriott.
Kathleen and John are the quintessential metropolitan couple. What better place to take their pictures than in the city they love? We started our session in Central Park, close to the world famous Fifth Avenue Apple Store and the Plaza Hotel. After that, we took a cab south to the Flatiron Building near Madison Square Park, stopped for a little Bocce Ball game in Madison Square Park, and then ended our tour in the Gramercy Park area. We had a blast hanging out and getting to know Kathleen and John while we walked around their picturesque city.
Even though I love San Diego very much, I must say that I left some of my heart in New York City. Maurice and I heart HEART heart that place and can’t wait to go back!
Kathleen and John: We can’t wait to see you again this fall!
We recently had the opportunity to travel to Philadelphia and New York City to shoot a couple of destination engagement sessions. While in Philadelphia, we met up with Iris and Huy, who recently got married in San Diego. Iris and Huy live in Philadelphia and decided to have their engagement pictures in their neighborhood, which was great, because they live near Rittenhouse Square, which is located in the heart of historic Philadelphia. We’re talking walking distance to important landmarks like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, which was really cool! Even though it drizzled on and off during the session, it was a great day with a really fun couple. And I must say, umbrellas and a cute raincoat can really make an adorable rainy day shoot : )
Iris and Huy: Congratulations!!!
On a beautiful sunny day in San Diego, Maurice and I met up with Jamie and Ethan in Coronado. Jamie and Ethan are San Diego transplants who currently live in San Francisco. They will be getting married this fall at The Prado in Balboa Park.
Jamie is a writer and I love her fashion sense. That girl knows how to dress for sure! I loved all the fun and colorful outfits that she brought for their engagement session! Ethan is a laid back and friendly guy. Together, they make an awesome couple filled with lots of love and most of all fun. It was a joy to capture their admiration for each other.
Jamie and Ethan: We can’t wait for your wedding this fall!
On another gorgeous day in San Diego, Maurice and I met up with Elizabeth and Fred at Balboa Park. This fun-loving couple will be getting married this coming fall at the Darlington House.
Elizabeth and Fred were a blast to hang out with. They love picnics and to travel. The two cute dolls that are in some of the pictures will be a part of their wedding as their wedding cake toppers! It was bought during one of their trips overseas and we think it’s adorable.
Elizabeth and Fred: We can’t wait for your wedding this fall!
If you’re planning on having a San Diego wedding, then you already know about the Bridalinsider. If not, it is one of the top wedding resources for San Diego’s soon-to-be brides and we were lucky to be featured in it!
The lovely Lori had contacted us one day asking us to feature one of our cute couples engagement photos on their blog in their “Eye Candy” section. You might remember them from an earlier post, but if not, click here to see that post. To see the feature on Bridalinsider on that cute couple, click here.
Lori: Thanks for featuring Allison and Will on the Bridalinsider blog! It’s always a pleasure and honor!
Recently, we had the opportunity to take pictures of April and Trent, who are going to be getting married this summer at the Coronado Community Center. We cruised around with them through the beautiful Embarcadero Park with its stunning backdrop of Coronado and downtown San Diego.
You might recognize April because she’s is a prominent interior designer in San Diego and has created modern decors for places like Celadon Restaurant, which is located in downtown.
April and Trent: We can’t wait for your wedding!
Crystal and Kevin are sports lovers, especially when it comes to basketball. But even though they are a couple, don’t expect them to like the same team. Kevin loves the Lakers and Crystal loves the Celtics. We’re pretty sure there were some heated discussions during the recent playoffs/finals games, but we’re not here to take sides because we like them both : )
After 10 years of wedded bliss Maurice and I can definitely speak from experience … though you may not always agree on everything, you can agree on one thing … your love for each other. Which is totally apparent with Crystal and Kevin. We met up with them one day in downtown San Diego and had a blast taking pictures of them in and around the city.
If you’re a college ice hockey buff, you might recognize Kevin because he’s a hockey player for the SDSU’s ice hockey team.
Crystal and Kevin will be getting married this fall at the Hilton San Diego in Del Mar.
Crystal and Kevin: We can’t wait to shoot your wedding!
One of the things that makes San Diego a great place to live is all of the outdoor things that you can do, like bike riding on the boardwalk! Let me introduce you to Jennifer and Michael.
Jennifer and Michael are a fun-loving couple who can be found most weekends cruising through Pacific Beach to their favorite spots on their beach cruisers. Since that is something that they do as a couple, it was fun to capture them riding their beach cruisers on the Mission Beach boardwalk in their engagement photo shoot. We had a blast.
Jennifer and Michael just got married at the La Venta Inn in Pacific Palisades. Stay tuned for their wedding photos!
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