When you find a wedding venue like the San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center in Santa Ysabel, CA, you might fall in love like our bride and groom, Robin and Joe did! The venue is a bit of everything you'd want in your perfect day. Suited for both your ceremony and reception, making it the perfect choice for a full family packed, love filled day!
October 15th 2018, yes a Monday! Exactly 1 year since Alex & Yvette started dating, now... The day they become one! Never have we been to a Monday wedding before, but we can say without a doubt, it was one of the most beautiful, love-filled and joyous weddings we have had the pleasure of capturing!
Simple, yet elegant! Two words to perfectly describe this wedding and also the couple. I say simple, because their love felt so effortless, like it was simple loving each other. Life felt how it should!
We just loved every minute of this gorgeous vineyard wedding! Photographing this couple was truly easy, because their love was written all over their faces. When you know, you know they say. Love is like wine, it gets better with time!
Love sets sail as Mr & Mrs. Smith tie the knot! A beautiful afternoon on Downtown San Diego Harbor was spent, celebrating the Marriage of this beautiful couple on the Hornblower Newport. The lovely couple chose to say “I do” in an intimate setting with close family and friends aboard a boat that toured the waters of the San Diego Bay, and what a magical day it was. There’s a quote that says, “Let your dreams set sail,” so it seemed perfectly fitting that friends and family would gather together and set sail for a wedding ceremony bringing dreams to reality!
With fingers still thawing, I write this for you. Hoping you too will share in the experience of our recent wedding session. Let me set the scene. Towering pine trees, whisteling winds, snow coated pathways, freezing temperatures, rapid waters and a mission. A mission to capture two souls joining as one, saying “I do,” and venturing off on THEIR grand mission as Mr & Mrs. So as I sit here typing, feeling frozen, I am overcome with a warmth. I warm heart! The joy these two radiated from just pure smiles, while clinging onto each other as the winds tried to sweep them away was unfathomable.
We started our trek out to Lake Cuyamaca before hand in hopes of finding the best lighting, weather (funny looking back), and composition. To our surprise it was way colder than the forecast had predicted and the winds were surpassing 40 mph. But that wasn’t going to stop us or the couple! After having a quick car warm up, we raced out to the dock at Chambers Park. As the winds speed past and the water roared, we all held onto the hope that we would be able to withstand the battle. Boy oh boy did we not expect the amazing turnout! Like something straight from Vogue magazine.
An absolute gem of a location Old Poway Park is for any and all photography sessions! We have photographed here multiple times and cannot say enough about the location. The eminent amount of different backdrops is a dream for any photographer and family. The old country railroad feel, the tall green grass and the cute picket white fences and bridge are stunning for every photo. The trees add just enough shade for the golden sun to shine perfectly through them adding that magical touch to the already magical scenery of Poway, CA.