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!
This is one for the books! Not only the landscape, but the amazing couple we shared the day with in Idyllwild, California. Tall trees, some burnt from the recent fires and beautiful picturesque mountains filled this quaint little town. A town known to attract visitors far and wide during winter season, but who knew how amazing it was coming right out of summer. The colors reflecting off the water added that special something and made for a perfect engagement session.
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!
It started off as a beautiful day at Sunset Cliffs, brilliant blue skies and luscious clouds, mighty crashing waves, golden cliffs, and a loving couple excited for a photo shoot. Little did Leeanne know, this was not any other photo shoot. This session would be the day that changed her life forever.
The session had been in the works for a few weeks by this time. We worked diligently with Steven to mastermind out every detail (the location, the timing, the set up, etc.) that would make their proposal magical. Steven and Leeanne had talked about taking photos so this session would be nothing but that, in her eyes. Steven although, had another plan. We sent many messages back and forth with Steven discussing romantic proposal set ups, that not only included on of the most resplendent viewpoints in San Diego, but a picnic set up for two overlooking the crystal blue waters. We couldn’t wait and got straight to work getting all the props ready for the big day!
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.
Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created. Perhaps you were born For such a time as this. -Esther 4:14 A time of blessings, a time of joy, a time of pure love! She knew that she was formed by God’s hands, dreamed up in His heart and placed in this world for a purpose.
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.
This year has been incredible and this Christmas gave us time to reflect and give thanks for the blessings we have. From forming our business in June of 2017 to being featured by SD Voyager and received multiple awards; along with all the amazing people we have met who helped make it all possible... We have much to be thankful for.
Over this past year Gleimlight has evolved into something special, something unique and something beautiful. We owe every ounce of success to all of our amazing clients. We can not express enough gratitude to all of the families and couples we have been blessed by.
We wanted to reflect and show some our work over the past year, as a way of marking the end of 2017 and the beginning of a new year.
We hope you enjoyed our little look back on 2017. This is only a hand full of the amazing images we captured over the past year but I fear anymore may break this blog post! Be sure to check out our PORTFOLIO to see our best work!
If you want to start the new year right with some incredible photography then be sure to drop us a line. We always look forward to meeting new clients and seeing old friends!
Wishing all of our Gleimlight family members, all of our incredible clients, a very merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!