A few weeks ago Ariel and I were blessed to be the wedding photographers for Drew and Lisa’s wedding at the awesome Paradise Gardens in Oceanside.  Franco’s Flowers hooked it up with the flowers, Michelle Martini coordinated and the amazing food was provided by Anything but Ordinary Catering.  It might seem a little strange to have hamburgers, hot dogs and fries served at your wedding but honestly the food was crazy delicious and served in a way that kept everything feeling upscale and unique to Drew and Lisa’s creative tastes.  All-in-all, it was an amazing day!  Enjoy:)

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Bride getting dressed before her wedding at Paradise Gardens
Candid moment bride laughing before wedding ceremony at Paradise Gardens
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The groom seeing the bride for the first time at their Paradise Gardens wedding
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the first kiss at wedding at paradise gardens
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Paradise Gardens Wedding bridal party
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random unique photo of bride and groom in a field behind Paradise Gardens
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unique food at Paradise Gardens Wedding
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awesome unique cake and stand at Paradise Gardens
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bride and groom grand exit from Paradise Gardens wedding reception

Justin and Christine chose the amazing Twin Oaks Garden Estate for their garden themed wedding and it was truly amazing!  Both Justin and Christine are incredibly nice and have their own unique style which we absolutely LOVE.  Christine wore a unique vintage dress from Temperley London and Justin rocked a blue Hugo Boss suit with white shoes!  Even more there was no shortage of super unique details.  The amazing floral arrangements were designed and created by Jerri Disney and the day was loaded to the brim with a plethora of real candid moments for us to photograph which made for an awesome day photographically.

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the first kiss from Twin Oaks Garden Estate Wedding
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candid moment laughing bridesmaids Twin Oaks Garden Estate Wedding
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candid photo of bride and groom at their wedding at the Twin Oaks Garden Estate
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I’m going to be honest, when it comes to engagement sessions I always challenge the couples that hire us to find a place or activity that matches their personalities.  The idea is to take photos that, in a whole, represent their relationship thus far.  For Daniel and Anna, this meant cruising around their neighborhood on Daniel’s classic Vespa scooter.  It was perfect and honestly one of the most enjoyable engagement sessions I’ve ever photographed.  :)

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adorable couple hugs tightly as they park their scooter
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San Diego Engagement Photography