The “Most Adorable Couple” award goes to Megan and Mario. My goodness these two are greatness! We literally met for the first time on our engagement shoot with them. It took all of 15 seconds to be great friends. We love getting to know our couples and what their love is all about. Megan was very sweet when she talked about Mario’s love for his vintage car and tattoos. Both were so relatable and relaxed in their jeans and chuck tailors. It was fun to watch them snuggle up in the vintage 1951 For Victoria. This thing is a BEAUTY! In mint condition and clean as a whistle. We are absolutely thrilled that these two are in our lives. The wedding is going to be FANTASTIC! So stoked! Enjoy this fun e-session! leaha + jeffrey
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It was that dreaded moment when you realize you have to walk to your bride and groom’s suite to tell them goodbye. Destination weddings are so great for so many reasons. The fact that someone loves and trusts you enough to fly you across the country for their wedding is enough in itself! On top of that, you get to spend the days before and sometimes after with the family and wedding party. We immediately fell in love with everyone and honestly wanted to delay going home! We packed our bags and made our way to their suite to say our goodbyes. I think we all hugged at least 5 times…haha! We were asking for great places to shoot an engagement in San Diego later that day. Mindy recommended Coronado for its cute shops and great beaches. It just so happened to be the place they got engaged and would be honeymooning! That gave me a GRAND idea! Let’s shoot a post wedding mini session! They just thought they were getting rid of me! Nope! So very last minute we planned a time to meet up after lunch and spend one last time together. We laughed, I think I almost cried, and then we said our final goodbyes on the sandy beaches of Coronado. I’m not going to lie- I feel so connected to this couple. They are our forever friends…and we can’t wait to see them again.
If Part One of this fabulous wedding had you excited, wait until you see part two! Let me rave about this couple once again. Not only were they awesome enough to fly us to California from New Jersey, but they also made us feel like family the minute we arrived. Having only met once, we all clicked like we had been friends forever. The Lafayette Hotel was the perfect ceremony and party backdrop for this fun couple. With the throw back music, mismatched vintage chairs, and old school feeling- we really felt like we traveled back in time. Over 32 of the guests flew in from out of town to attend this wedding. Now that’s some serious LOVE! Every single person at this wedding was personally hugged and loved on by the bride and groom. They truly are very special people and seeing their family and friends surround them proved that. Mindy and Tony decided to do a first look and see each other before the ceremony. It was highly emotional and so perfect. We then hopped in the car and headed to one of their favorite spots- Polite Provisions. There was a cute little table reserved in the front with the most perfect light! Two free drinks on the house and smiles all around. “Congratulations” you would hear people say. And I truly believe you can shoot or do just about anything as long as you have a bride with you in a beautiful gown! Seriously! It was a perfect place to shoot their portraits together! The ceremony start with a burst of claps and laughter as Tony came out. I have never seen a groom get a round of applause! Soooo much love! And everyone gasped for air when they saw Mindy come down the aisle towards her soon to be husband. It was truly magical. We are so grateful that Mindy and Tony entrusted us with their wedding day. They were so willing to do anything! They allowed time during their wedding day to really maximize their wedding photos. They were even so kind to leave their reception and do an after hours photo after midnight! It was a perfect day and we are thrilled to share these amazing images and amazing people with you!
A few years ago we were shooting a fabulous wedding deep the in the heart of Texas and met the sweetest couple while working. This is how Mindy & Tony entered our lives. They had flown in from California and were not engaged at the time. I remember having a conversation with Mindy about the Same Day Slideshow and that led me to asking her if she was engaged or married. She had a glow about her and a smile so big as she answered, “No, but I hope to be soon!” I remember leaving that wedding talking about them with Jeffrey. They left a lasting impression on me and I claimed I would shoot her wedding one day and she totally agreed! It was absolutely fabulous when I got the email stating she was now engaged and ready to start planning her wedding with Tony. I say this again and again…God always blesses me with the most beautiful relationships! Our couples become our forever friends. From the very beginning there was a deep love for this couple and we were absolutely THRILLED to make our way to San Diego, California to share in their celebration weekend! Being a destination photographer has allowed us to meet couples from all over the country and learn about their state and their traditions. We love traveling and even more than that- we love spending quality time with our couples. It is such an honor to be entrusted with someones wedding day!
The Lafayette Hotel is simply stunning. This wedding was simply stunning! So much that we have decided to do a THREE PART blog! I could talk all day about how much fun we had and all the wonderful things that we experienced, but I think I will let the photos speak for themselves. Enjoy this sunny California journey with us as we start with PART ONE of the series!