Safari Park Wedding – |Jake + Erin|

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 10.51.40 AM On newsstands now! Check out the latest San Diego Style Weddings Magazine – page 290 – for Erin + Jake’s wedding at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park!

This wedding was extra special to me. My good friend and wedding planner extraordinaire got married! Let me tell you, wedding planners know how to throw a party! And this one was epic. To visiting the tigers and rhinos to the most beautiful long tables and gorgeous florals…I’m not surprised this one got picked for a magazine! Enjoy! Safari Park Wedding 01 Safari Park Wedding 02 Safari Park Wedding 03 Safari Park Wedding 04 Safari Park Wedding 05 Safari Park Wedding 06 Safari Park Wedding 07 Safari Park Wedding 08 Safari Park Wedding 09 Safari Park Wedding 10 Safari Park Wedding 11 Safari Park Wedding 12 Safari Park Wedding 13 Safari Park Wedding 14 Safari Park Wedding 15 Safari Park Wedding 16 Safari Park Wedding 17 Safari Park Wedding 18 Safari Park Wedding 19 Safari Park Wedding 20 Safari Park Wedding 21 Safari Park Wedding 22 Safari Park Wedding 23

Ceremony + Reception Venue: San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido
Getting Ready Venue: Rancho Bernardo Inn
Photographer: Melissa McClure Photography
Planning & Coordination: Your Event by Erin
Floral Design: The Floral Palette
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
DJ: Lady DJ Merrylin – Artistic Productions
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Haven Salon
Bride’s Dress: BHLDN Beverly Hills

Maui Wedding, Olowalu Plantation House – {Brian + Melissa}

Maui Olowalu Wedding 01 I rarely get to meet my clients prior with destination weddings but Melissa + Brian made a special trip to San Diego for their engagement photos! It was fun already knowing their fun personalities at the wedding! It was pouring rain every day surrounding their wedding but the actual day was perfection. You can’t miss Brian’s strut down the aisle either – that was one excited groom! I also love how included Brian’s 3 kids were in the day! Maui Olowalu Wedding 02 Maui Olowalu Wedding 03 Maui Olowalu Wedding 04 Maui Olowalu Wedding 05 Maui Olowalu Wedding 06 Maui Olowalu Wedding 07 Maui Olowalu Wedding 08 Maui Olowalu Wedding 09 Maui Olowalu Wedding 10 Maui Olowalu Wedding 11 Maui Olowalu Wedding 12 Maui Olowalu Wedding 13 Maui Olowalu Wedding 14 Maui Olowalu Wedding 15 Maui Olowalu Wedding 16 Maui Olowalu Wedding 18 Maui Olowalu Wedding 19 Maui Olowalu Wedding 20 Maui Olowalu Wedding 21 Maui Olowalu Wedding 22 Maui Olowalu Wedding 23 Maui Olowalu Wedding 24 Maui Olowalu Wedding 25 Maui Olowalu Wedding 26 Maui Olowalu Wedding 27 Maui Olowalu Wedding 28 Maui Olowalu Wedding 29 Maui Olowalu Wedding 30

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Olowalu Plantation House
Photographer: Melissa McClure Photography
Planning & Coordination: Cherise, The Perfect Wedding Maui
Floral Design: Sunya’s Flowers and Plants
Caterer: Food for the Soul
DJ: DJ Boomshot
Bride’s Hair: Beauty by Trisha
Bride’s Dress: House of Brides

Disneyland Engagement Photos – {Kristen + Andrew}

This Summer has been the Summer of humidity! The day we shot at Disneyland ended up being one of the warmest days! These two were total troopers! Plus the breaks for a dole whip and a cold beer helped! I loved their energy and playfulness together! Disneyland Engagement 01 Disneyland Engagement 02 Disneyland Engagement 03 Disneyland Engagement 04 Disneyland Engagement 05 Disneyland Engagement 06 Disneyland Engagement 07 Disneyland Engagement 08 Disneyland Engagement 09 Disneyland Engagement 10 Disneyland Engagement 11 Disneyland Engagement 12 Disneyland Engagement 13 Disneyland Engagement 14 Disneyland Engagement 15 Disneyland Engagement 16

Lifestyle Portrait Session – {Noah + Renata}

From Renata:

Infertility is the loss of an assumed future.

The past five years of our lives have been fertility-centric.  All leading up to the big guns – In Vitro Fertilization.  IVF was a year long process for us, which was like the slowest roller coaster ride imaginable – filled with mechanical delays and the magical ability to slow down the space-time continuum.  Despite a great team of medical professionals – our journey did not end up in success.

But we aren’t victims of the process.  We were given a chance and we gave it our all.  And oddly enough, I feel grateful for it.  We have a new perspective on life and we get to re-write our plan for the future – this time with a little less assumption.

I submitted my story to Melissa’s contest because I wanted a way to capture how much I appreciate the family unit that I do have. I have an awesome husband that supports me through anything my heart desires… with humor & logic (as opposed to my tears & irrationality.) We have a German Shepherd named Valentino that brings joy & exasperation to our lives. And we have two cats – Ren and Tiger – that provide such a sweet, cuddly love. I am so lucky!

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San Diego Rainy Day Elopement – {Chuck + MJ}

San Diego courthouse wedding 01 Chuck and MJ wanted a quiet and personal day together. I was thrilled when they asked me along to capture their day and be their witness! Such an honor when a couple asks this. We spent time around their old neighborhood, Little Italy and ended with some cake and champagne at Extraordinary Desserts! The predicted rain even let up in time for outdoor portraits! San Diego courthouse wedding 02 San Diego courthouse wedding 03 San Diego courthouse wedding 04 San Diego courthouse wedding 05 San Diego courthouse wedding 06 San Diego courthouse wedding 07 San Diego courthouse wedding 08 San Diego courthouse wedding 09 San Diego courthouse wedding 10 San Diego courthouse wedding 11 San Diego courthouse wedding 12 San Diego courthouse wedding 13 San Diego courthouse wedding 14

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