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June 22, 2010

Country Style Wedding in Valley Center

What a blast it was photographing Rebecca and Matt in my hometown, Valley Center, located in San Diego County. It was a lot of fun knowing almost everyone in the bridal party and in attendance at the wedding. It was such a blessing getting to capture two of my friends getting married!

Their wedding definitely had a warm country feel to it! The ceremony took place in a cute little church next to the Valley Center High School. It was a beautiful day with blue skies and everyone had a smile on their face. :) Of course there is always an obstacle for the bride and groom at the wedding. As a professional wedding photographer in Valley Center I know this, so I come prepared with my bridal emergency kit!

The issue was with the wedding ring… it wouldn't fit onto Rebecca’s left ring finger. Neither a Tide-to-go stick or safety pins were going to fix that! Matt tried sliding it on with Windex but it just wouldn't go. But, that didn't stop Rebecca from getting married or from having the time of her life.

The wedding reception was held outside at Bates Nut Farm. Ive got to give a shout-out to Terri Devlin and her girls, because they did an amazing job setting everything up. I was also very impressed once again with the food prepared by Stroh Catering… DELICIOUS! Im not sure who designed the floral arrangements but they were also beautiful and fit nicely with Rebecca’s Country style wedding. Another wedding expert that did an amazing job was Teresa who styled Rebecca’s hair, she also did an excellent job!

One of the best parts about a reception at Bates is the photo opportunities. There are 200 year old oak trees, windy country roads, and old red barns. I could have spent 10 hours shooting Bridal portraits! We only took an hour but it was very rewarding. So many great photo opportunities, you can check out some of them yourself below.

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{Wes + Marla} | San Diego Engagement Photography

Every professional photographer has their signature style. Instead of making the focus on my style, I like to make the focus on the character of the couple. This makes every session new and interesting, since every couple is unique!

There is one word that comes to mind after meeting Wes and Marla… JOYFULL! They are absolutely overflowing with joy! This really made their engagement session a lot of fun! Definitely no reason to say cheese, they were laughing and having a great time just being together.

What makes Wes and Marla smile? The story is told through their engagement photos, and the answer is pretty obvious… each other! Its fun to see when two people just click. They finish each others jokes and know how to push each other’s buttons…in a good way! ;)

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