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M & J at Rancho Valencia

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

M & J had an intimate wedding celebration at the beautiful Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe, just north of San Diego. Their guests traveled form far and wide to spend the weekend with them. In chatting with their families and friends, I was hard pressed to find anyone who had known them less than a decade, and many of their friends were lifelong companions. Unconventional and perfect for them, M & J’s fete was filled love, laughter, hilarious stories, and the merging of lives both diverse and symbiotic. Congratulations M & J; you both deserve the best, and I know you’ve found that in each other!

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Vendors:
Venue & Catering: Rancho Valencia / Coordination: Merilee Hennings of Ever After Events / Officiant: Judge Blaine Bowman / Florist: Blooms by Breesa Lee / Rentals: Farm Tables & More / Hair: Raul Alvarez / Assistant Photographer: Chris Wojdak (special thanks for taking the crazy cool experimental shots in this blog)

Just One Look: Ommar & Celeste Tie the Knot at Quail Haven Farm

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

How incredibly adorable are these two? Incredibly incredible.

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Just One Look: D & J at the Martin Johnson House, La Jolla

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

So much goodness here.

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Just One Look: Maria & Jon at Rancho Valencia

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Wishing a very happy marriage to my favorite newlyweds and friends Maria & Jon!

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Alexis & Iván’s Martin Johnson House, La Jolla Wedding

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! One of the things I am grateful for today is clients like Alexis & Iván who give me the opportunity to do what I love–photograph authentic moments between people who love each other. Alexis & Iván now live in Washington D.C., but San Diego holds a special place in their hearts, so they ventured to the Martin Johnson House in La Jolla in order to solidify their commitment to each other in front of their families and friends.  It was only appropriate, as the course of their love crisscrossed the map more than once–from meeting in Baja as scientists, to Iván’s commitment to pursuing Alexis in any city she landed, from the West Coast to the East Coast, and back again.

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There was such an abundant love between these two, that literally the only direction I had to give them was to occasionally look at the camera, rather than each other.

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A very magical mix of light and a tender embrace…

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Alexis & Iván’s wedding had lots of neat details marking their shared love of the ocean and Iván’s Mexican culture.

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A ceremony next to the sea, under a canopy of trees…

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Some of the coolest custom rings I have ever seen…

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As Alexis & Iván’s family and friends were coming together from all over the world for this celebration, and many of them had never met each other, they wanted to bring their loved ones together with some party games…

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..and tequila (a fabulous idea, if you ask me).

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More pretty details, all crafted by the beautiful couple…

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There was an amazing sunset on their wedding date, and I couldn’t resist borrowing Alexis & Iván for a few more portraits. It was also a nice moment for them to step away and spent a moment alone.

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The reception was filled with twinkling lights, more gorgeousness in the La Jolla sky, handsome guests, toasts, musical performances…

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…and a very special (read: hilarious) toast/performance by Alexis’ sister and friend. I think Alexis’ expressions say it all.

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A bit of dancing…

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…and an incredibly special celebration came to its end.

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Alexis & Iván, thank you again for giving me the chance to document your special bond and for being such gracious hosts!

Vendors:
Venue: Martin Johnson House / Coordination: Erica Rife / Officiant: David Diener / Band: Otro Mundo / Catering & Rentals: Continental Catering / Lighting: Event Party Rentals / Hair & Makeup: Naturale Beauty Bar / Assistant Photographer: Jasmine Fitzwilliam

 

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