We had a blast taking Kris and Ted’s Coronado Beach Portraits. We started their photo session over at the Coronado Ferry Landing and then as the sun was close to setting headed over to the beach.
We met Kris and Ted one lovely afternoon for Coronado Ferry Landing Portraits. The landing itself is a nice wooden dock snuggled up to a cute little beach on one side and a grass park on the other. The adjacent shopping area is frequently bustling with people enjoying ice cream and browsing fine trinkets. A few of the things we love about shooting at the coronado ferry landing are some of the wall textures, the rows of tall palm trees and the excellent view of the San Diego sky line.
Kris and Ted are ridiculously cute and fun loving couple. We had a wonderful time capturing so many happy and romantic moments of these two during their portrait session. Enjoy!
Tresa and Nate did an incredible job putting together their elegant Condor’s Nest Ranch Wedding. It can be hard to find a rustic barn wedding venue in San Diego, but the Condor’s Nest Ranch has it all. They have a beautiful little red barn, a menagerie of friendly animals, a vintage trailer, old work trucks and a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The property is like a photographers play ground.
One of the great things about the Condor’s Nest Ranch is that each bride and groom gets use of the grounds for the entire weekend of their wedding. The house has several bedrooms and can accommodate an entire wedding party. The morning of Tresa and Nate’s wedding Poppytree Floral arrived with arm loads of beautiful yellow and white flowers to decorate the round and long wedding tables. Tresa and her bridesmaids took over the house to get ready and have their make up done while Nate and the groomsmen hung out in the ranch house. When it came time Tresa and Nate chose the little red barn for their first look. Nate stood at one end facing away while Tresa walked down the white barn stalls.
It was the perfect warm afternoon for an outdoor ceremony. The Condor’s Nest Ranch has a beautiful old tree off the side of the house that Tresa and Nate stood under for their ceremony. It provided them with shade and a gentle rustling of it’s leaves. The guests grabbed white parasols as they sat down and blue bubbles at the bride and groom when the ceremony was over.
Their reception was a blast everyone ate delicious barbecue and there was even a corn roaster. The children played round after round of bocce and everyone danced the night away.
We were super excited when we found this vintage schwinn bike hidden in one of the gardens. It seemed like a perfect place for some teal and gold shoes.
Tresa’s daughter was so cute helping her mom button the back of her wedding dress.ARGgggg monster socks! The boys always like having their Reservoir Dogs momentSetting up for Tresa and Nate’s first look in the barn.Seriously we just can’t get enough of the Condor’s Nest red barn.Love the lace and mint dresses that Tresa’s Bridesmaids wore.Tresa and Nate each holding up their parents wedding photos.Games are so much fun to have at a wedding. These kids had a total blast playing bocce ball.We get so excited for sparkler wedding pictures!We loved working with Tresa and Nate at their Condor’s Nest Ranch Wedding
Wedding Vendor Credits
Wedding Venue | Condor’s Nest Ranch
Florals | PoppyTree Floral Design
Catering | Dalena’s Cateting 2U
Corn Roaster | JJ Roasted Outdoor Catering
Longer days and warm summer nights gets me itching for a camping adventure. With our wedding in spring and clients coming first there hasn’t been time yet this year for Brett and I to air out our tent and head off on an outdoor adventure. The closest this year I could come to camping was sharing some of our star trails and night photography from the epic road trip we took last fall. We put 6000 miles on our truck starting the epic trip in San Diego then winding our way up through Colorado to stay the night in a teepee. Then we boogied to South Dakota for the evening in an old grain silo turned bed and breakfast. We stayed in Minnesota for the changing of the leaves. Saw lake Superior for the first time where we camped for a couple nights where we were awoken by geese each morning. Popped into Nebraska for a Wedding. Did a couple long driving days to get into the mountains of New Mexico, and cruised into Phoenix for another wedding before making out way back to San Diego. I became our official tent set up expert and Brett rocked at starting the fire and prepping dinner. I’m starting to ponder where our next road trip adventure will take us. The amazing 16 foot tipi that we found on Air Bnb in Glenwood Springs Colorado. We fell asleep looking up at the stars through the smoke trap and listening to the the colorado rivier rush by.
Our first night of camping on Lake Superior at the Lamb’s Resort. Camp site #55
This would be us making dinner with our funny little head lamps on. The Historic Herrick Grain Elevator. It has been converted into a cozy place to stay in South Dakota.
Burlington Bay Campground on Lake Superior
Warming our little tosies by the camp fire.These beautiful falls were a mile hike away from our camp site at Willow River State Park Campground in Wisconsin. We made camp just before sunset and challenged ourselves to get to the falls before dark. We were rewarded by catching the moon rising over the waterfall.The Ackerhurst-Eipperhurst Dairy Barn in Bennington NebraskaDevils Canyon Campground in UtahMoon rising in Bemidji Minnesota Kanopolis Lake State Park, KansasCimarron Canyon Stat Park Campground, New Mexico.Jacks Creek Campground. One of the most beautiful placed we camped on the trip but the directions to get there were so complicated. About an hour into to trying to find Jacks Creek I was telling Brett we should turn around and just stay at one of the 7 campgrounds we had already passed. He pushed to go just a little further and we were rewarded.