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We love when couples strive to do things a little differently, and Karen and Dominic are an adorable couple who broke a few traditions in all the best ways. This stylish duo met thirteen years ago in Hong Kong and kept in touch throughout the years, finally reconnecting two years ago. When they got engaged, instead of a ring, Dominic proposed with a handbag! We couldn’t wait to see what they had in store for their wedding!
Not unlike a cookbook, the best relationships have many different chapters, flavors, and variety. Erica and Ryan know the value of a good recipe – and they should, since Ryan is a restaurant manager! The two of them share a love for culinary adventures, frequently looking for the best dim-sum in Chinatown. He loves to cook Pad Thai for her, and she loves to share her family recipes; bringing the flavors of the south to the table.
Justine and Aleksey’s sophisticated outdoor wedding captured the beauty of Los Angeles. The couple’s love for the streets of downtown was evident in their amazing venue, Café Pinot, one of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in the city. It was a flawless early summer day; the perfect setting for such a sweet couple to be wed.
Senior year is an exciting time, and the start of unforgettable adventures. It’s also the perfect time to capture breathtakingly personal, playful portraits! Sydney’s classic, whimsical style shines in her photographs, from blowing bubblegum to being carried away by big, red balloons! We’re excited to share some of our favorite images from her oh-so-cute session!
Lovingly handcrafted and bound in midnight-blue leather, Melissa and Paul’s wedding album is exceptionally elegant. We shared some of the amazing photographs from their wedding last year, and we were delighted to see Melissa and Paul’s favorites in print. It’s stunning to see how the lustre-printed pages bring every moment to life – the smiles shine, and you can smell the gorgeous flowers!
Opa! We kicked off our latest lunch adventure with a trip to the amazing Alexi’s Greek Cafe! This cozy hole-in-the-wall restaurant has been nestled in the heart of Hillcrest for decades. While dozens of trendy restaurants have come and gone, Alexi’s has kept on cooking quality Greek cuisine, only getting better with every year. We were wowed by their huge, tasty gyros and oh-so-juicy kabobs!
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During your internship, you’ll be exposed to the day-to-day operations of a highly successful photography studio. Topics that will be covered include: image processing and workflow, client communications, and marketing & branding strategy. Based on your current skills and those which you demonstrate during the course of your time with us, we’ll adjust what we teach you.
Every spring, the San Diego Museum of Art comes to life, with every inch dripping with delightful, dazzling blooms! Art Alive is the museum’s premier multi-day event and its signature fundraiser. We’re always thrilled to capture the fabulous florals and fun!
We were blown away by this year’s brilliant Bloom Bash: the delicacies from San Diego’s finest restaurants, the exquisite floral-infused cocktails, the lavish flowers and gorgeous artwork on display — and of course the outstanding community of people supporting San Diego’s culture treasures! We’re so excited to share some of our favorite photos from this extraordinary event!
For eight years, The Timken Museum has hosted the stunning Art of Fashion event. This gala showcases the most iconic treasures of the museum’s painting collection and brings them to life with innovative fashion creations by students from UCLA’s Copley Center for Costume Design. Wild, haunting, and gorgeous, the designs are a delight to capture with a sleek, luxurious style. We are thrilled to show off some of our favorite details and designs!
Kristin and Jacob’s wedding at Sunset Cliffs and the beautiful Bali Hai Restaurant was so playful and fun! The crisp, blue skies and golden sunshine made every flower and smile dazzling. We shared some of our favorite photographs a few months ago, and we are so excited to now share their custom album. The pages shine with emotional moments and colorful, personal details! Love how these mathematicians challenged their guests to find their table numbers with their math skills!
Samantha and James are awesome, and their stylish wedding was at one of the coolest spots in town: the San Diego Air & Space Museum! Rocking a gorgeous gown, Samantha was stunning. And we love how in print you can really see all the elegant details of her dress, and her smile sparkles! She and James chose a gorgeous dark blue for their leather cover, and we know this elegant album is going to be part of their lives for many decades to come!
Brad and Martin’s dazzling wedding was so stylish and heartfelt, we knew it would inspire so many couples. We love producing extraordinary images for extraordinary people, and Brad and Martin’s celebration was truly outstanding. We just had to share it with as many people as possible.
We’re thrilled that their wedding was just featured in EQL Wedding & Destinations Magazine! The amazing Jessica Gillon of Events By Design helped Brad and Martin bring their vision to life, and their entire vendor team was outstanding. Check out some photos of the feature below, along with full vendor credits. You can also click here to find more photos from Brad and Martin’s wedding!
Jenell and Brandon’s glamorous wedding at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse was so summery and fun! It was designed perfectly for this adventurous, outdoorsy couple from Louisiana! Jenell and Brandon invested in an album, and their book definitely brings you back to their wedding day. Bold blues and gorgeous greens burst in the florals, and the arrangements are just as breathtaking as they were last summer! We are so head-over-heels for how vivid the kisses, laughter, the epic dance moves are in print!
When EmyLou met Gabe at an awesome nightclub in downtown San Diego, their chemistry ignited instantly. They’re an adventurous pair especially when it comes to the food scene, and now they know pretty much the best place to find San Diego’s hidden treasures. (For their first date, they went to Harney Sushi in Old Town — definitely a fantastic spot!)
Team Bauman sizzles with talent, from Eder’s athletic feats of photography to Bronson’s incredible ability to get the most epic shots — even if he has to hang from a building to do it! We always want to go above and beyond for our awesome clients. So, to celebrate the whole team’s hard work, we host the annual Baumies during award season. This time, we partied at Bronson’s beautiful home, with a delicious dinner prepared tableside by the executive chef of Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro.
Oh là là! We are thrilled to see our inspiration session featured in the latest issue of Ceremony Magazine! With lavish styling by Brilliant Event Design, luxurious Parisian glamour pours from every page. It was so much fun to pour our personality and creativity into one of our favorite event venues, Luce Loft. Be sure to scroll all the way down to find all the fabulous artists who made this session so stunning.
Tracy and Phil love zipping along the California coast, tracing their way along Route 1 in search of new adventures. These two are the kind of couple that rolls in style with the windows down, sunglasses on, and music blaring. We had so much time at one of Phil’s favorite courses, the world-famous Lodge at Torrey Pines. Tracy is so cute rocking her lacy parasol, and Phil looks epic blasting his ball out of a bunker!
Jessica and Jon’s love story has taken them all over the world. They’re both in the Navy, and have lived incredible lives of adventure, traveling around the world and being stationed internationally — sometimes on opposite sides of the planet from each other.
Because these sweethearts spend so much time a world away from each other, they invested in additional copies of their beautiful album. That way, no matter what continent Jon is on, and no matter what sea Jessica is sailing, they can open their copy and re-live page by page the same beautiful wedding story.
Becca and Eric’s awesome album is the ideal way to re-live an epic day. Their wedding at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa was unforgettable, and on every sleek, lustre-printed page, you can see more detail and color than any computer screen can show. The beautiful styling, the heartfelt details, and the epic dance moves look so vivid – and in this custom book they’ll last even longer than a lifetime.
If you are what you eat, then after indulging in brunch or dinner at Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro, you are going to be sugar and spice and everything AWESOME. That is exactly what you’ll find in every exciting dish.
Eclipse is the only place where outstanding, eclectic cuisine truly meets delicious, decadent chocolate. Every single savory plate includes at least a hint of something sweet, from a kiss of caramel to a tantalizing touch of vanilla.
Culture & Cocktails: Havana Nights was a spectacular celebration of Cuban culture at the San Diego Museum of Art. Dazzling colors, thundering Latin music, scrumptious delicacies, and and delicious dark rum cocktails were the perfect things to enjoy alongside an impressive collection of Cuban contemporary art.
Southern style met military flair at Nichole and Tim’s gorgeous wedding! The Prado at Balboa Park is one of San Diego’s most iconic venues, with its enchanting lavish Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. It was the perfect setting for this adorable couple’s emotional, intimate celebration with some of their closest friends and family. The serene portraits of Nichole before their ceremony are breathtaking, and that sword arch salute at their exit — stunning!
The Sierra Family’s portrait session at the San Diego Central Library was sleek and stylish. We love how they perfectly coordinated in elegant outfits, letting their personalities shine in unique, cool ways! The stunning cityscape sprawls behind this fashionable family, and the result is breathtaking.
Liz and Ross are awesome, the kind of people that think big, smile big, and love big. Their beautiful winter wedding day at L’Auberge Del Mar was jam-packed with style and laughter. We knew from their engagement session that Liz and Ross would rock the camera on the big day, and these two knocked our socks off.
Jen and Judy are two awesome ladies who love studying history, zipping around town on their matching scooters – and, of course, hunting zombies. (Seriously, their horror expertise, makeup skills, and Thriller flashmobs are bone-chillingly cool). Be sure to check out their romantic engagement session and history-making wedding at the Admiral Kidd Club!
San Diego’s food scene is constantly changing! Most restaurants turn over faster than a happy puppy in a bacon factory. But the San Diego Chicken Pie Shop has been around for decades – and doesn’t even have a website. There’s no pretentiousness here, just comfort food.
This place is one of the best spots to grab a bite along El Cajon Boulevard, and of course the best thing on the simple menu is a piping hot chicken pie drizzled in gravy. Be sure to swing by, and check out their epic collection of rooster figurines!
As Becca and Roger carefully designed their winter wedding, they wanted to celebrate their family, friends, and faith. Their sweet style shined in every detail, and their sheer joy and excitement was clear from the very first moments of the big day. Becca and her girls were absolutely adorable, giggling together in their beautiful floral-patterned dressing gowns!
At the Coronado Island Marriott, Kelley and Daniel’s wedding sparkled with spectacular decor and personal details. These two are so playful and fun, and their lighthearted style shined throughout the day in a classic palette of silver and blue. Kelley’s bouquet overflowing with fragrant orchids was artfully designed by TenFold, and Daniel had selected a trim suit with a tie patterned to match his cool shoes. Their reception was an incredible party, with unbelievable dance moves, emotional toasts, and awesome props!
Micah and Ari are unforgettable, and we’ve been their photography team since their beautiful wedding at The Thursday Club. When found out they were pregnant, we were head-over-heels-doing-backflips excited! These two are so stylish and fun, so we did an amazing maternity session on the theme of “For Richer or For Poorer” – check it out here!
The holiday season is the perfect time to curl up with a good book by a crackling fireplace. And what better book than an album of your favorite wedding images? Bound in luxurious Italian leather and printed on silky-soft paper, our Artisan Albums are best way to re-live your wedding day.
DeAnna and Randy’s wedding looks especially lovely and vivid on the deep matte paper. The soft blues and crisp greens are so warm, and their skin tones glow! We are so excited that DeAnna and Randy chose to invest in this timeless book, which they can now enjoy with their beautiful daughter for years to come!
Sweet and elegant, Ksenia and Nathan’s lovely day began at Point Loma Nazarene University’s Ellipse Chapel. The sprawling, seaside campus offered countless breathtaking views for stylish and playful portraits with them and their beautiful bridal party. The photographs of Nathan and Ksenia savoring the sunset together before their sunset ceremony are some of the most stunning of the day!
Pacific Beach was the perfect spot for Kate and Reed’s laid-back sunset session. This gorgeous couple loves soaking up the sun, going on adventures on their bikes, and savoring all the awesomeness that San Diego has to offer. The shots of them zipping down the sidewalk are so sleek and cool, and exactly how they spend a perfect afternoon together!
It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas! One of our favorite clients is The Cravory, and this sweet little cookie shop in Point Loma is bursting with popularity! Not only are their cookies delicious, but they are so easy to order and give as gifts (okay, you’ve been good this year — keep a dozen for yourself!). Made from sugar, spice, and everything nice, their current line of winter holiday cookies will warm your heart.
Nathan and Asydea definitely belong in a magazine — or on the gorgeous, glossy pages of a book bound in luxurious, midnight-blue leather. Page by page, their wedding album showcases the most personal details and emotional moments. Asydea’s beautiful tattoos, the delicate lace of her veil, and her dazzling smile somehow look even more lovely in print!
Liz and Ross’ seaside engagement session in Encinitas is sure to sweep you off your feet! We started off their session at the historic Bier Garden of Encinitas, where Liz and Ross love sampling Southern California craft brews and saving coastal, local, beer-infused cuisine. Slipping down to the water afterwards, these sweethearts enjoyed soaking up the epic sunset together.
One of our favorite clients to work with here at Bauman Photographers is the the sweet little cookie shop, The Cravory – but we shouldn’t say ‘little’ anymore because this shop is blowing up with popularity lately! Their simple and easy cookie gift program plus the diabolically delicious cookies themselves are a combination for skyrocketing success. We definitely feel honored to have been a part of their growth over this past year!
Just looking at these two nurses is enough to make you feel better! Martha and Mario are not only brilliant, and talented, and dedicated to helping others – but they’re also adorable. They met in nursing school at the University of San Diego, but Mario just couldn’t take his eyes off Martha, who sat on the opposite side of the room. Ever since their engagement session at USD and Windansea, we couldn’t take our eyes off them, either!
Marjorie and Max are unforgettable, with a sense of style (and sense of humor) that is timeless. Their leather album just arrived, and we love how their custom design tells the story of their wedding day, from lovely start to epic finish.
If you haven’t seen their blog feature yet, find some of our favorite photographs here!
At Bauman Photographers, we take a lot of things seriously. We take fun seriously, we take food seriously, we take creating epic, blow-your-socks-off photos seriously. We don’t, however, take ourselves seriously. We love adventuring around San Diego, having a great time enjoying new and nummy restaurants.
The San Diego Museum of Art‘s latest Culture & Cocktails event was an incredible celebration of their featured exhibition, Gauguin to Warhol. Inspired by Warhol’s groovy galas of the 1960s, people came dressed in their retro best to sample the signature cocktails (a “Campbell’s Soup Can Bloody Mary”) and some of the most iconic art of the past 150 years. From Picasso and Kahlo to Rothko and Pollock, the exhibition is truly impressive and beautifully displayed. The party was epic, with a Lichtenstein-inspired, Pop-art makeup station, great tunes by DJ Scott Roberts (rocking his Warhol wig), and his Go-go dance troupe! Be sure to keep an eye out here for other events at the museum!
Happy Halloween from Boo-man Photographers!
What happens when “Ring Bear,” an 80’s aerobics instructor, Tony Stark, The Silver Scream, the Morton Salt Girl, Hansel (“He’s so hot right now!”), two Mutant Ninja Turtles, and a magical unicorn grab a ghoulishious brunch on the spookiest day of the year? Check out the absolutely awesome brunch we had at Swami’s Cafe! Check out this sweet spot’s amazing bennies, wraps, and chilaquiles!
Jana and Tony’s generous hearts, fun-loving spirits, and classic sense of style made their wedding day absolutely unforgettable. We love how joyful Tony and Jana are! From Tony laughing as he and his guys mastered the art of tying bow ties, to Jana absolutely beaming with her beautiful besties over a morning cup of coffee — there was simply no shortage of laughter and fun! The day dripped with gorgeous details, lovely places, and sweet moments. Your jaw will drop at Jana’s bouquet of gentle orange and pretty pink flowers, the towering trees, and even the touches of elegant Spanish Colonial Revival architecture gracing Piedmont’s city hall.
Trinh and Daniel’s gorgeous day began with a Vietnamese tea ceremony at the home of Trinh’s parents. Trinh was absolutely radiant in her gold-embroidered Áo dài gown and Khăn đống headdress. Daniel was dapper, of course, sporting a classic suit with pink shirt and tie as he received his beautiful bride. It was truly beautiful to take time to pause together, and remember their families and traditions. Afterwards, Trinh and Daniel stole some moments together, joking and beaming with excitement that their wedding day was finally here!
Erica and Ryan feel like home. Growing up in the South, Erica picked up a passion for college football, country music, and bold whiskey. These days she’s a first grade teacher, and we’re sure that her sunshine smile and generous heart make her a favorite with the kids! As a restaurant manager, Ryan has a taste for adventure, and loves exploring new places and new flavors with his sweetie. But one of their favorite dates is simply cooking together at home, and enjoying something they’ve lovingly made together.
Jessica and Jon are epic, and their love story has taken them all over the world. They’re both in the Navy, and have lived incredible lives of adventure, traveling around the world and being stationed internationally — sometimes on opposite sides of the planet from each other. They met 14 years ago at Officer Candidate School, but the timing just wasn’t right. And then 12-and-a-half years later, Jon rolled through Italy. Their paths crossed, sparks flew, and ever since then they have been on a whirlwind romance!
Kristin and Jacob’s world-spanning love story began in London, where they met studying cryptography: the practice of creating and breaking codes, which changed the course of World War II. These two were studying abroad, and it didn’t take these mathematicians long to figure out that Kristin + Jacob = Awesome. We just can’t get enough of them, and we weren’t the only ones! Their unbelievable engagement session was even featured on The Bride Suite, the blog by Exquisite Weddings!
Ever since Nikki and Adrian’s epic engagement session at Liberty Station, we knew their wedding was going to be awesome. This adventurous, gorgeous couple brings every shot to life with their explosive chemistry! For their big day, Nikki and Adrian chose to celebrate at Grand Tradition Estate, and it was so much fun to explore its sprawling gardens with these two. The bubbling rivers, dramatic waterfalls, and lush trees really let this stunning couple shine.
With Erica and David, their beautiful hearts come with beautiful style. This jaw-droopingly gorgeous couple met at Burberry, and quickly hit it off. Adventurous and playful, their first date — and first kiss — was a thrilling spin around the ice rink at Westfield UTC, and David definitely swept Erica off her skates. When he proposed the following Thanksgiving, it came as a complete surprise. David was making toasts, sharing all the things he was thankful for — and that was the moment to add one more thing to the list!
Caitie and Chris’ wedding celebration at L’Auberge Del Mar was stunning, joyful, and timeless. Designed by Krissie Simek, every aspect of the wedding had an elegant, intimate quality. As Caitie and Chris got ready for the day, the atmosphere was calm and relaxed, filled with laughter and smiles! The guys were dressed in sharp, grey suits, and their rose boutonnieres provided a pop of crisp white that was a classic and refreshing touch. Caitie’s flowing dress was lovely, and her girls wore gorgeous green dresses. With their bouquets by Moments in Bloom, Caitie and her girls were truly breathtaking!