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October 30, 2009

Outdoor Wedding Style // Cor + Christine

I'm really blessed to be photographing weddings in Temecula, San Diego county, and throughout Riverside county. Christine and Cor's wedding was one that helped me to step back, sigh, and praise the Lord for the good in the world! The genuine kindness and joy I witnessed throughout the entire wedding was amazing.

You might remember Christine and Cor from one of my San Diego Beach Engagement Session's I shot back in Summer. They both grew up in great families in Hemet and decided to get married there too, the Hidden Hacienda! The warmth and style of this wedding venue was so unique. The aged bricks, vine covered fences, and overgrown greenery were just some of the elements that complemented the style of this wedding.

From the getting ready photos through the reception, Christine was all-smiles! This was especially true as she walked down the aisle and saw Cor waiting for her. With over 100 guests and the venue IMG_1297 IMG_1320 IMG_1336 IMG_1357 IMG_1451IMG_1426IMG_1688IMG_1456IMG_1521IMG_1526 IMG_1552 IMG_1553 IMG_1562IMG_7993IMG_1666IMG_1619 IMG_1638IMG_1631 IMG_1649 IMG_1655 IMG_1659 IMG_7974IMG_1684 IMG_1713 IMG_1844 IMG_1934

NOTES: Photographing this wedding I believed help me take another step towards IMG_1946developing a signature photographic style. 90% of my images are shot outdoors using natural light. Im really inspired by natural elements and earthy tones, and believe this was conveyed through how I processed these wedding images from Christine and Cor’s Wedding. Will I process all photos like this, no, probably not. But hey, I think it worked great for this set of wedding photographs! What so you think?IMG_2725

And heres a photograph of a photographer taking a photograph!!! Thanks for grabbing this shot Talia, I love it!

October 15, 2009

Destination Wedding Photographer

Chelsi and Eric planned a beautiful destination wedding on the border of California and Arizona. It was held at a new resort out in the desert. This was my first destination wedding, and I cant wait to do another. It was a real blast and kind of turned into a semi-vacation.

My wife Rachael was my copilot and we had a great time together. Blasting music, telling jokes, talking about hair, etc… Oh yeah she really likes hair, and once she’s out of Paul Mitchell Hair School she wants to team up with me at weddings. Not shooting photos but styling awesome hair, as updos are her fav.

Back to the wedding story… Eric and Chelsi were a pleasure to photograph, and their happiness made it real easy to tell their story with photographs. Eric looked like the proudest guy in the world after the “I do”. And I could tell Chelsi had been looking forward to this day for sometime. The family, colors, weather, food, and everything came together for a perfect destination wedding.

IMG_0408 IMG_0412 IMG_0455 IMG_0547IMG_0557And here is Eric, the groom, getting ready below!!! Well, mentally at least, its important have a clear head when you get up to that alter!!! IMG_0459 IMG_0554IMG_0624 IMG_0640 IMG_0647 IMG_0660 IMG_0729 IMG_0738 IMG_0763 IMG_0773 IMG_0811-2 IMG_0842-2This last shot was requested by the resort, as this was there first wedding. So after being escorted by security onto the roof, I leaned over the edge until Rachael’s grip on my shirt wouldn't let me out any farther, and I took the shot. I don't know what she was worried about, it was only 4 stories high!!!

October 10, 2009

USD Wedding Photography

A local San Diego Wedding Photographer and close friend, Al Wilson, asked if I would be the second shooter at Joel and Heather’s wedding. Excited to have this opportunity to shoot a wedding at USD, I jumped at it. It was a traditional Catholic Wedding Ceremony. My job was to capture images from a different vantage point and focus on the groom’s side of the wedding story. IMG_0162USD Wedding Ceremony USD church wedding wedding flowers USD groomsmen

Ever heard of a grooms-women (see photo above)? Its a new wedding fad!!! j/k It was just one of those details that made this traditional wedding unique.

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Having a wedding at USD, need a USD Wedding Photographer? Hire a photographer who has shot their before, like me!!! I discovered the balcony is great for a wide angle shots and the side entrances towards the front are also very useful. Oh yeah, and the spot behind the altar that is invisible to the guests, but great for close ups of the couple during the ceremony.