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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!

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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.

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Wedding Vendor Credits

Wedding Venue | Condor’s Nest Ranch

Florals | PoppyTree Floral Design

Catering | Dalena’s Cateting 2U

Corn Roaster | JJ Roasted Outdoor Catering 

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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.  star trails over a 16Pin ImageThe 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.
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Katie & Ryan’s Scripps Forum Wedding was a truly fun occasion. When looking to have a beach wedding in San Diego the Scripps Seaside Forum stands out as a modern and unique venu with lots of versatility.  We love that the sand and the Scripps pier are just steps away from the ceremony cite allowing everyone to get their toes a little sandy after the i do’s.  A few of our favorite things that Katie and Ryan did to make this place uniquely theirs for the day was hang white globe lanterns around the outdoors, they set up their monogrammed bean bag toss area next to the bar, and place a flower petal design down their aisle.  Ryan even slaved for months crafting an IPA and a Whit beer for their guests to enjoy.  They were complete with custom wedding labels.

As far as summer beach weddings in San Diego go the weather is frequently a mystery to us.  You just have to pray to the sun gods and cross your fingers.  Katie and Ryan’s family must have been crossing a lot of fingers on their way over here from the east coast because the sun happily came out for their wedding day before disappearing into a gray overcast funk for the rest of the weekend.

There was definitely a lot of fun to be had at this wedding and we can’t be happier for Katie and Ryan.

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