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The Crossings at Carlsbad Wedding :: San Diego, CA Josh & Jamie


Okay, y’all – prepare yourselves for some SERIOUS elegance. Josh and Jamie’s wedding at The Crossings at Carlsbad is chock-full of breathtaking moments!! 

Their Carlsbad Engagement Session gave us a sneak-peek into how genuinely content these two are together. That ‘at home’ feeling they share spills over into their interactions with others, and each guest went in and out of Jamie and Josh’s wedding with a FULL heart. It’s just contagious when you’re around these two!! 

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Harbor Island Park Wedding :: San Diego, CA Mike & Meghan


Of all things, Mike and Meghan met at an Egg Nog Party. And as they say, the rest is history! 

Their contrasting personalities have been the perfect match: Meghan has introduced Mike to the art of yoga (she’s an instructor), and Mike has taught Meghan, a self-professed “Type A,” the true art of couch lounging. Because we all need a little Netflix!  Mike has a quiet strength, and Meghan has an energy that feels like she’s about to burst into dancing at ANY moment! They each recognize the beauty and balance that the other introduces to their lives, and together they make for a stellar team. 

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Farmer & The Seahorse Wedding :: San Diego, CA Lisa & Antony


Antony and Lisa’s wedding was the perfect representation of their personalities: the best kind of balance.

Their sweet ceremony was emotional and full of beautiful, quiet moments – not a dry eye in that garden! Fast-forward to their reception, and it was a crazy, EPIC dance party that didn’t quit.

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Liberty Station Wedding :: San Diego, CA Jeff & Ashley


We can’t say that we weren’t warned.

At our very first meeting, Ashley and Jeff already knew that their wedding would include some surprises – surprises for EVERYBODY. Their friends and family are hilarious – the type of hilarious that has you doubled over in laughter, yet you want to stand up and shake their hands for being so darn clever – and they are known for pulling surprises at any major event. So we can’t say we were that surprised when Jeff was escorted in by Stormtroopers at his ceremony! Total. Bonus. Points.

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Indian Puja Engagement Ceremony :: San Diego, CA Pritha & Luve


Are you ready for some amazing COLOR? Pritha and Luve’s Indian Puja Engagement Ceremony was exploding with vibrant color, rich culture, and authentic joy!

One of our favorite parts about photographing these beautiful cultural celebrations is capturing such an important moment in two families’ lives: Pritha and Luve publicly declaring their love and devotion to each other. They offer prayers and blessings, and the couple is adorned with meaningful, traditional gifts that honor their commitment to each other. The parents also take a moment to offer each other symbols of respect – it is incredibly beautiful to witness!

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Engagement Albums by Bauman Photographers


In our studio, we believe your epic love stories are worth telling –  and worth preserving  – from start to finish!

Which is why we love to photograph our couples in their natural habitats – strutting in your favorite heels and wearing your favorite watch, flirting as you walk to your favorite downtown hotspot. This is why we LOVE engagement sessions with our fabulous couples!

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The Prado Wedding Album :: San Diego, CA Gabe & EmyLou


There really is no better package waiting by our doorstep than one of these lovely leather-bound albums. We uh-dore the soft, rich leather, the crisp images, the lovely simple designs – but most of all, we love reliving the story of our couples’ wedding days.

Gabe and EmyLou’s wedding at The Prado is no exception, and we absolutely could not wait to see it printed in one of our flushmount albums! We love that the sweet, silly, and just stunning moments throughout the day are told in this legacy book, something this couple will be able to pull out and share for years to come. Plus, Gabe & EmyLou looked seriously GORGEOUS on their wedding day – and who wouldn’t want to relive that all the time?

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Featured: Exquisite Weddings :: Inspiration Shoot


Drum roll, please…. We are SO excited to finally announce that our recent inspiration shoot has been featured! Check it out here on the Exquisite Weddings blog!

When you have a DREAM TEAM of fabulous wedding vendors on your side, a day full of inspiring images is that much more amazing. To start the year off on an exciting note, we teamed with some of our favorite creatives from the wedding industry to do what we do best: create. And we’re SO excited to finally share these gorgeous images!

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Your Engagement Session Guide The Perfect Glam Outfit

We’ve been there. Pulling outfit after outfit from the closet, wandering the mall with a vague-but-vital picture in our heads of the perfect ‘look,’ bringing our men BACK to the mall and using what precious little time we have to outfit him before he tires of the shopping… Girl, we feel you. There is no shortage of sympathy from us as we help our couples pick the best outfits for their engagement session. The outfit selection portion of the photo session experience can be one of the difficulties. BUT it doesn’t have to be.
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The Key to a Stress-Free Wedding The Timeline That Will Knock Your Socks Off

There’s nothing better than a stress-free wedding day: when everything runs like clockwork, wedding party and family are on time for photos, and all your hard work in the gym has paid off because DAMN... you look smokin' in that dress. Though it sounds too good to be true, you can have the smooth-sailing wedding day of your dreams. After years of shooting weddings of all shapes and sizes, we can attest to the fact that your secret weapon is a well-planned wedding timeline.
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Why We Love a First Look (And Why You Will, Too)

You’ve probably heard the stories from both sides: the magic of seeing each other for the first time at your wedding ceremony when you walk down the aisle, OR the perfect intimacy of getting to see one another in private before your ceremony - what we like to call the First Look. As your wedding day is approaching, we wanted to take a minute to share why we LOVE the First Look, and why we think you will love it just as much!
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Gorgeous Bridesmaid Dresses For Your Glamorous Wedding


The no-fail way to look uh-mazing on your wedding day? Surround yourself with a really, really ridiculously good-looking posse. But for real! Making sure your bridal party looks their best will elevate the whole look of your day. Our brides have impeccable taste, and it extends beyond their own stylish choices for themselves — polished, happy bridesmaids will make you look stunning! 

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Carlsbad Engagement | San Diego, CA Josh and Jamie


When we first sat down with Josh and Jamie in our studio, we immediately felt right at home. After bonding over shared Netflix favorites and hearing their desire for bold, polished images, we knew this was a photography match Made. In. Heaven.

During their Carlsbad engagement session, we began by photographing this active pair in their natural habitat: Batiquitos Lagoon. It’s one of Josh and Jamie’s favorite places to walk their golden retriever, Rider! These guys are so fun to watch together – the way Josh looks over at Jamie says how much he truly adores her. Nothing makes us happier than to capture those real glances of love.

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How to Savor Your Wedding Day


You’ve been dreaming of this day since you were a little girl. People will tell you that your wedding day will be a blur, but we don’t believe that has to be true. If you take the time to stop, pause, and savor throughout your wedding, you will be able to soak in all of the special moments and remember them! On your wedding day, you want to be as cool as a cucumber. Whether you’re jumping on the bed with your bestie, smelling the flowers in your bouquet, or falling in love with your new husband all over again once you see his killer moves on the dance floor, your heart will be melting like a popsicle on the Fourth of July. You’ll smile knowing that all your dreams have become a reality. We’ve compiled 5 easy tips that will prepare you for this dream day full of laughter, memory making, and energy!

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Rancho Bernardo Inn Wedding Album | San Diego, CA


As we reminisce on Chris and Dana’s Rancho Bernardo Inn Wedding, what stands out most is their genuine excitement just to be together. And their images prove their enthusiasm – they are showin’ off such huge, joyful smiles throughout the whole day! Their charming wedding was a collection of romantic scenes straight from a fairytale, and we couldn’t wait to see their sweet story told in one of our leather-bound wedding albums.

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Mission Trails Engagement :: San Diego, CA Alexa & Matt


Alexa and Matt both love exploring the unknown: traveling to new places, trying new things, and surrounding themselves with beauty along the way. So, in a way, it’s not surprising that when Matt was given Alexa’s phone number from her mom, he actually took her up on it!

A momma’s gotta mom, right? When Alexa’s mom found out that Matt (who she knew through work) would be moving down to San Diego, she took no shame in singing the praises of her sweet, gorgeous, San Diego-based daughter, and promptly wrote down Alexa’s digits to pass along to Matt. Ohemgee, mom! But it didn’t take long for Alexa to fall for this brilliantly motivated guy – especially after he took her to the oh-so-charming Alexander’s on 30th in the happenin’ neighborhood of North Park. It’s been love ever since!

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Hotel Del Coronado Wedding Album :: San Diego, CA Brad & Martin


From start to finish, Brad and Martin’s wedding was a truly extraordinary celebration of their love story. We were ELATED to see their gorgeous wedding images featured in print in EQL Wedding and Destinations Magazine, but we really couldn’t wait to see them printed in one of our beautiful albums! Crisp, colorful lustre pages capture the true vibrancy of the day: A sunny afternoon on Hotel Del Coronado’s beautiful beach, transitioned into an evening of gorgeously lit dancing! This handcrafted, leather-bound album will stand the test of time, preserving Brad and Martin’s wedding day story for generations!

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Darlington House Wedding :: San Diego, CA Tracy & Phil


Tracy and Phil are a dynamic duo. They complement each other like salt and pepper, chips and salsa, peanut butter and jelly, Simon and Garfunkel…ahem, you get the point. As one friend said in her toast, these two are “the same kind of weird.” But isn’t that the best? They never stop laughing, and we are obsessed with their HUGE smiles during their wedding ceremony at USD Founder’s Chapel.

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Paradise Point Wedding :: San Diego, CA Kate & Reed


Kate and Reed are like two best friends who can read each other’s minds and make each other fall over from laughing so hard. They could spend every second of every day together, and they’d probably never get sick of it. A true testament to their energetic personalities, this couple was crackin’ up their friends and family all day, while nevertheless savoring the beauty and rarity of this kind of love.

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Old Town Wedding :: San Diego, CA Saba & Kristina


Saba and Kristina’s wedding was everything you’d expect from a couple with a knack for grandeur. This theater-loving pair, who got engaged on a rooftop in Morocco (right?!), were married on the stage at the Cygnet Theatre. Did we mention their ceremony backdrop was the current production’s set? Needless to say, it was a pretty amazing day.

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Balboa Park Wedding :: San Diego, CA Ailyn & Brandon


We’ve been excited for this wedding ever since we met Ailyn and Brandon! Their gorgeous Coronado Engagement Session was enough to convince us that this couple is awesome. These two were introduced at a holiday work party, and their chemistry just made sense! For them, “opposites attract” really does ring true: it’s that balance of Ailyn’s energy and Brandon’s chill that makes this union perfect.

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Gaslamp Quarter Engagement :: San Diego, CA Amber & Andrew


Amber and Andrew are great friends of our very own Bronson, so we’ll take any excuse to hang out with them! It’s sort of a bonus that, aside from being an absolutely gorgeous couple, these two are also up for anything! We had a blast hanging out in the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego, capturing some gorgeous engagement photos. Their chemistry is insane, and it totally shows – we couldn’t be more excited about how these images turned out!

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Coronado Island Marriott Wedding :: San Diego, CA Amber & Andrew


Attending a close friend’s wedding is an incredible experience all on its own. Add in the fact that the groom is another great friend of yours, and it’s even more special! But being invited to photograph the whole wedding? Now THAT is a recipe for a truly spectacular day! It’s such a privilege to capture so many important moments, especially when it’s someone you’ve known forever! One of our awesome team members, Bronson, has known Amber and her family since childhood, and he was so, SO happy that she tied the knot with someone as fun and charming as Andrew!

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The Wedding Bowl Wedding :: La Jolla, CA Luba & Aaron


Luba and Aaron’s whimsical wedding day was the perfect representation of this charming couple’s love for life and for each other. We’ve known Luba for a few years now – she was one of our FABulous interns – and she’s always known how to liven up whatever space she’s in: the studio, the wedding altar…you name it! Which is why we weren’t too surprised to see her and Aaron dancing down the aisle…barefoot!

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Paradise Point Wedding :: San Diego, CA Alycia & Vance


Alycia and Vance’s gorgeous Paradise Point wedding was like being whisked off on a furtive weekend escape to a verdant tropical island. The ceremony itself was tucked away in this lush, hidden area – it felt like we were in a secret garden! Even the little details, like the dangling keys on the table name cards,  added to the sense that an invitation to this wedding was about being on a covert getaway.

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A Balboa Park Proposal :: San Diego, CA Caitlin & Shane


Have we got a heart-melting day on the blog for all of you today, our dear internet friends. This isn’t just any engagement session – this is an ACTUAL engagement! Shane and Caitlin are a downright charming couple from Arizona that loves exploring, watching their favorite shows together, and one another (obvi). So much so, that Shane had planned the perfect proposal at Balboa Park to ask this gorgeous girl to spend her life with him.

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Bauman Break :: The Bouquet Toss Bouquet Toss Bootcamp


An average employee may spend the precious minutes of their work-break spinning around in an office chair or staring at the walls of a beige cubicle. Others may wait by the microwave as it reheats those crusty leftovers from spaghetti night, or perhaps spend a few rousing minutes around the water cooler – all before dragging their feet back to their desk. Sounds like a case of The Mondays, am I right?

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L'Auberge Del Mar Wedding :: San Diego, CA Karen & Dominic


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!

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Longshadow Vineyard Wedding :: Temecula, CA Erica & Ryan


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.

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Cafe Pinot Wedding :: Los Angeles, CA Justine & Aleksey


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.

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Kensington Senior Portraits :: San Diego, CA Sydney Nation


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!

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Bauman Lunch :: Greek Cuisine Alexi's Greek Cafe


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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Live the Dream Intern With Us!


We accept applications on an ongoing (rolling) basis for our internship program, so if you’re interested in interning with us (or know someone who might be) please fill out the application below – we are SO excited to hear from you!

THE DETAILS

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.

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San Diego Museum of Art Event :: San Diego, CA Art Alive: Bloom Bash


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!

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The Timken Museum Event :: San Diego, CA Art of Fashion


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!

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Bali Hai Wedding Album :: San Diego, CA Kristin and Jacob


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!

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Air and Space Museum Wedding Album :: San Diego, CA Samantha and James


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!

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Featured: EQL :: Hotel Del Coronado Wedding Brad and Martin


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!

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Tom Ham's Lighthouse Wedding Album :: San Diego, CA Jenell and Brandon


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!

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Tom Ham’s Lighthouse Wedding Album :: San Diego, CA


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!

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U.S. Grant Hotel Engagement :: San Diego, CA EmyLou and Gabe


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!)

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Bauman Team Dinner :: The Sweet Taste of Victory The Baumie Awards


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.

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