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Oh my, Julie and Gavin’s wedding was insanely gorgeous and I feel so honored to have been there to capture it. Friday I boarded a plane in Baltimore for a direct flight to San Diego, I am counting my lucky stars I am able to travel to California for weddings because it also means it is a chance to see some of my friends! My client and bride to be whom is also a photographer, Jenna, photographed this wedding with me and I am thankful for her presence, and can not wait to shoot her wedding next month in Kansas City! Back to Julie and Gavin, these two have such a fun quirky adorable relationship and an amazing group of family and friends. The amount of people who came to their weekend getaway in Santa Barbara was incredible! On top of that, Julie hired some amazing vendors who really made the wedding day extra special, I mean the bouquet was just stunning! They started their day at Hotel Santa Barbara and had the ceremony and reception at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. Check out the gorgeous soft colors and the love and laughter of their wedding day.

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Julie gifted her bridesmaids with these adorable Kate Spade clutches and knitted goodness… so awesome!

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Loved this color palette and Gavin’s details! Thanks for holding the bouquet ;)

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First look time!

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Get it Gavin!! He had his GQ *down*.

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These girls were so gorgeous, I asked Jenna to grab individuals of them and I love how they turned out!

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Eek.. these flower girls!!!

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The catering company seriously outdid themselves, everything was amazing!

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Vendor Credits coming soon!

  • Reyna Morales - Wow, beautiful Julie!!!! Love love love them!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - Oh my heavens! This wedding is beautiful! Love the color palette and love that first look!ReplyCancel

  • Kat Parker - gorgeous couple and beautiful wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Maria Romo Munoz - Absolutely love these pictures of Love. So BeautifulReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Munoz - Beautiful!
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  • Andrea Lamar Vasquez - Beautiful Photos!! Amazing love each and every one. Congratulations again cousins!! ReplyCancel

  • Lilian Pereira - Wow! the photos say it all! Just an awesome couple and amazing wedding. We had a ton of fun.
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  • Nalini Viegas - Beautiful couple and such a fun and gorgeous wedding,,,,
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  • Anne Noronha Dos Santos - Beautiful pictures. Gavin and Julie make an awesome couple.
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  • Sherry Azevedo - Gavin & Julie…you make a gorgeous couple!! What a beautiful wedding!!!
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I met with Fio and Sean at Old Poway park and Sean’s daughter Hailey, and we had a blast photographing their engagement photos! I am so happy they decided to hire me because that means I will be back to San Diego in 2015 and I loved working with you two! I always forget how many cool locations Old Poway park has, it was a perfect fit for what they wanted. Enjoy!

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Get it girl! I love happy faces :)

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The adorable sign Hailey made!

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Totally loved Fio’s ring, the cushion cut is my favorite!

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They were long distance for a while before Sean joined Fio in California!

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Ahh love this one of Fio!

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  • Brenda Wear - Those turned out beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Lane - We love these awesome photos and we wish you a wonderful life together with Hailey . May the Love and wisdom of God guide you through out your journey for ever. Blessings from MOM and DADReplyCancel

  • Maria Luisa Guerra - Que belleza y que felicidad para ambos, te ves radiante Fiore, tu abuelo esta orgulloso de ti desde el cielo!! MUCHAS FELICIDADES!!
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  • Carmen de Casado - Muy bellas tomas!!! Mucho exito en el matrimonio y felicidad!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tessa Pacleb - Great pics! Love them. Love you guys!ReplyCancel

  • Vilma Medanic - Fiore ! Recien puedo ver las fotos que me envio tu abuelita…, estan bellas, tu bellisima, el feliz y suertudo novio muy lindo y Hailey radiante.
    Me da felicidad por ti y te deseo todo lo mejor y bien merecido para ti, tu nuevo hogar y vida en adelante. Un abrazo fuerte,
    la tia VilmaReplyCancel

Wedding Wednesday is here and I have another wedding to share, I am so sad but I have been too busy to write weekend wrap-ups lately but as soon as we move, I will be back on it, less than 2 weeks before we have to fully packed and 3 weeks before we hit the road! I’ve felt incredibly blessed lately having booked several weddings in my new area just this week thanks to blogging! Yay for SEO! This past week Brianna and Cassidy were married in Dana Point and it was a wonderful day. I absolutely love the area and the day was gorgeous! It was a non traditional wedding at the Salt Creek Grille and their family and friends surrounded them with love that day! The timeline got a bit off track so we weren’t able to go to the portrait locations I initially wanted to but what is great about weddings is it is the people in the photos that matter, not the location! Congrats to you both!!

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I’ve been looking forward to this wedding for a long time, and this Saturday, it was finally here! Trish and Stephen hired some of the most amazing vendors and together they made an absolutely beautiful wedding day. I absolutely loved Trish and Stephen’s emotion and interaction with each other, their wedding was years in the making. We started the day at the Marriott downtown over looking the water, the view was gorgeous. Then we took a trolly to the church for their ceremony, which was a blast! Next we rode to Balboa Park to take their portraits and then ended with their reception at the San Diego Air and Space museum, such a rad place to have a party! Check out the fun!

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Seeing Trish for the first time!

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First look with her dad, so sweet!

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One of the best cakes I’ve seen, loved it!! I thought the flowers were real at first glance.

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Seriously SOO thankful they let me pull them out at sunset, these are absolutely a favorite set bride and groom intimates.

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Ahh rock it girl!

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Having your suit fit you perfectly is vital.. so handsome Stephen!

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So many favorites.. this bouquet!!

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Venue | San Diego Air and Space Museum
Coordination | Classically Lovely Events
Hair Stylist | Coming Soon!
Makeup | Coming Soon!
Videographers | Crisp Videography
Florist | Plenty of Petals
Cake | Miso Bakes
Photobooth | Mobile Photobooth

  • Jessica Smith - Beautiful Brianna!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Mcminn - Beautiful!!
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  • Bella Rozanna Iriberri-buniel - Such a lovely day captured magnificently…
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  • Lourdes Januszewicz - Wow Patricia your wedding photos are beautiful! Best wishes to the two of you!ReplyCancel