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Turnip Rose Wedding :: Costa Mesa, CA

From the moment we met Brittney, she was dazzling. Her passion for Dorian was electric, and she just could not wait for the big day and that first moment when she and Dorian would see each other for the very first time! And these two were stunning. When they finally saw each other on the wedding day, just the two of them, the tears and laughter were everything she had dreamt of and hoped for.

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Bauman Lunch :: The San Diego County Fair 2014

98% of the year, we love savoring exquisite, hand-rolled sushi and delicately-crafted cocktails, but there’s a time and a place for cuisine to be pristine. And there’s a time and a place for cuisine to be enormous, deep-fried, and wrapped in bacon. The San Diego County Fair is that time and place! For just a few weeks a year, we can indulge our craving for candy bars, birthday cake, entire turkeys, and even avocados to be lovingly slathered in batter and fried in enormous barrels of sizzling oil, then wrapped in the most American of cured meats. The avocados are green and they came from a tree, so they’re healthy.

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Bauman Lunch :: Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa

At The Coronado Island Marriott, you’ll find a spectacular spot to celebrate your wedding or throw an epic company bash. But it’s also a great place to simply grab some delicious food and a crisp drink with friends, and soak up the postcard-perfect view of the city skyline.

We got to enjoy lunch together at the hotel’s relaxing-yet-oh-so-sophisticated restaurant, Current, and we are so excited to share some of out favorite dishes! The menu is full of coastal Californian cuisine, from Baja fish tacos drizzled with a tangy sauce to a chopped salad overflowing with fresh shrimp, crab, and avocado. The desserts were delectable, too, and if you like bread pudding you’ll love theirs – the scoop of dulce de leche ice cream makes for a dazzling play of textures and temperatures, let alone flavors!

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Bauman Lunch :: Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa

At The Coronado Island Marriott, you’ll find a spectacular spot to celebrate your wedding or throw an epic company bash. But it’s also a great place to simply grab some delicious food and a crisp drink with friends, and soak up the postcard-perfect view of the city skyline.

We got to enjoy lunch together at the hotel’s relaxing-yet-oh-so-sophisticated restaurant, Current, and we are so excited to share some of out favorite dishes! The menu is full of coastal Californian cuisine, from Baja fish tacos drizzled with a tangy sauce to a chopped salad overflowing with fresh shrimp, crab, and avocado. The desserts were delectable, too, and if you like bread pudding you’ll love theirs – the scoop of dulce de leche ice cream makes for a dazzling play of textures and temperatures, let alone flavors!

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Hacienda Palomita Wedding :: Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Beautiful weddings come in all shapes and sizes, from grand multi-day celebrations with hundreds of guests to elegant gatherings of close friends and family for a handful of precious hours. We are so happy to share our favorite photographs from Alena and Scott’s intimate wedding at Hacienda Palomita estate in Rancho Santa Fe! Their wedding was absolutely lovely, down to the last detail. These sweethearts are so romantic, and we love their beautiful personal style. You just have to see Alena’s summery-sweet rose dress and Scott’s dapper suit and tie!

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Bauman Lunch :: Sushi

If you love sushi, go to Sabuku Sushi. Heck, if you don’t love sushi (yet), go to Sabuku Sushi and you WILL love it. Right on Adams Avenue at the tip-top of North Park, this is a great place for people of all palettes. There are plenty of options to choose from and really no way to go wrong. They have crispy gyoza and all the classic sushi rolls we’ve come to know and love, of course, but what stands out are their really unique and delicious dishes — like saburritos, which are a tasty (and enormous) mash-up of a tuna roll and a burrito. Be sure to grab an order of their buku nachos. They also have a fantastic happy hour, and special discounts every day so you can get a great meal at a great price.

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Fashion Portrait Session :: Salton Sea, CA

Talented, creative, and effortlessly stylish, Amanda Rose Jackson is a double-threat. Model AND Musician. We were thrilled to do this gorgeous fashion session with her! The session started off at Salton Sea, and we loved how Amanda brought that lake to life. Salton Sea has an otherworldly quality, and the images Bronson captured with Amanda there are electrifying, elegant, and exotic. Afterwards, they came back to our studio in Kensington to create more outstanding images in our portrait area. We’re thrilled to share some of our favorite photographs from the session!

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The Thursday Club Wedding :: San Diego, CA

Ali and Ryan are two athletes with a lot of energy, both on and off the field. These soccer players tackled their wedding day, getting the ball rolling at a gorgeous home not far from Sunset Cliffs. Ali and her girls looked stunning in summery shades of rose, coral, and cream, and Ryan and his guys were so handsome in grey suits with cool mint ties. Their ceremony at the cliffs was so much fun, and the weather that day was absolutely perfect, with clear blue skies and crashing waves. We loved capturing portraits of Ali and Ryan on a blue tandem bike! The “Just Married” floral design in the bike’s basket was  beautiful and whimsical, with flowers dripping like streamers! The nearby Thursday Club was the perfect place for Ali and Ryan’s reception. We just can’t get enough of this Spanish-style home’s sprawling grounds, spectacular views, and inviting ambience — especially when we have such a sweet, exciting couple! The party was so much fun, with absolutely epic moves on the dance floor. Much love to Mimi’s Kitchen, too, who provided absolutely delicious food, and created a playful Mexican-inspired cake accented with red chili peppers! For a couple like Ali and Ryan, the sweet-and-spicy flavors could not have been a more perfect fit! We’re so excited to share some of our favorite photographs from Ali and Ryan’s wedding day. Congratulations, you two!

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Manchester Grand Hyatt Wedding :: San Diego, CA

When Diana and Daniel told us about their wedding, we knew right away that they were awesome. “First of all,” they said, “it’s gonna kick ass.” And it DID, so make sure you’re sitting down before you read on.

As they carefully planned their day with Lucy Tan from The Perfect Knot, we fell even more head over heels for these two. Diana and Daniel wanted their celebration to be epic, unforgettable, and absolutely exploding with excitement and fun. They wanted it to include the Jewish traditions they’ve been looking forward to since they were kids, and to be full of the quirky, colorful pop culture they love. Plus, Diana and Daniel, their friends, and their families are unbelievably talented, and those skills had to be highlighted.

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Hornblower Wedding :: San Diego, CA

Matt and Josh’s wedding day was outstanding from start to finish, beginning at The US Grant downtown. The classic hotel in the Gaslamp was the most perfect elegant place for these gentlemen to get ready for their big day. Sporting a sharp, white suit with a scarlet pocket square, Matt looks like a leading man from Hollywood’s golden age. And Josh is a complete knockout, of course, in his dress whites, wearing a dazzling smile to match. The portraits we captured in and around this iconic hotel are some of our favorites of the year.

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"For Richer or Poorer" Maternity Session :: San Diego, CA

When you hit a big milestone in life, it’s time to celebrate with an epic portrait session! We love getting creative with our couples, producing kick-ass photographs that are personal, awesome, and completely unforgettable. When you’re having your first child, that’s AMAZING and you need your photographs to match.

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“For Richer or Poorer” Maternity Session :: San Diego, CA

When you hit a big milestone in life, it’s time to celebrate with an epic portrait session! We love getting creative with our couples, producing kick-ass photographs that are personal, awesome, and completely unforgettable. When you’re having your first child, that’s AMAZING and you need your photographs to match.

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Hillcrest Engagement :: San Diego, CA

Matt and Josh are laid-back, hilarious, and all-around awesome guys, with playful personalities that electrify the room. For this handsome First Class Petty Officer and dashing computer programmer, it was love at first coffee, and we wanted their session to focus on their love of craft beer and other delicious drinks. Of course, the best place in San Diego for a great drink is Hillcrest, where they met and fell for each other.

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Wedding Albums by Bauman Photographers

You already know that we take awesome images, but we also happen to produce pretty unbelievable wedding albums. Just like the detail-obsessed-customer-is-king care we take with your entire wedding experience, we’ve painstakingly chosen the best of the best of the best when it comes to your album. I mean, you’ve trusted us to produce epic imagery of your wedding day, now it’s time to display it in the best way possible.

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Inspiration Session :: San Diego, CA

Over the past 10+ years we’ve been photographing weddings in San Diego, we’ve met so many talented people in the wedding community who we love to work with. These artists are outstanding at what they do, they make every step of the experience effortlessly fun, and they are uniquely creative! They’re so great, that when the wedding day begins we already can’t wait ’til next time!

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The Ranch at Bandy Canyon Wedding :: Escondido, CA

Dani and Matthew’s wedding was a wonderful expression of who they are as a couple: always stylish and never stuffy, effortlessly elegant but filled with lighthearted fun. Dani was an absolute knock-out in her stunning dress, with its delicate sparkle and lace detailing. And her choice to wear lovely leather cowgirl boots was fantastic! Matthew, meanwhile, was perfectly dapper in his classic black suit, with a crisp white shirt and tie.

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Balboa Park Engagement :: San Diego, CA

Karlee and Nate have a knack for bringing a spark of energy to everything they touch. Over the past decade, we’ve fallen in love with Balboa Park, Sunset Cliffs, and downtown.  San Diego has so many gorgeous spots for a shoot! But with Karlee and Nate, we fell in love with these familiar locations all over again. Their personalities ignited these places, and we’re so thrilled to see how fresh and fun every moment feels.

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Festival Friday! :: San Diego, CA

It’s no secret (especially to our neighbors) that we LOVE music. Every Friday, we open the studio’s front door and all the windows, and we blast an ear-splittingly, mind-shatteringly awesome mix of dance beats mixed by DJ Fitfreak himself, legendary fit-ographer Bronson Pate. With Coachella this weekend, we wanted to make Club Bauman extra epic with the first ever Festival Friday! Grab your bubble gun, your cutest SpiritHoods, ALL the feathers and flowers — and DANCE.

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FIght for your right to party! :: Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Jessica Gillon of Events By Design created an incredible 80’s-themed birthday party, and it was incredibly detailed, stylish, and fun! Kevin’s gorgeous home was turned into a club right out of the age of the Beastie Boys, with everything from a  crew of breakdancers to graffiti artists. This party, like, totally, showed off the best of the 80s. If you’re looking to have a party that is going to be unforgettably awesome, go to Events By Design and they will FIGHT for your RIGHT to PARRRRRR-TAYYY!

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Bauman Lunch :: San Diego, CA

There’s something magical about Mediterranean food – who can resist the savory slow-roasted meat laid on a bed of fluffy rice, the fresh hummus drizzled in oil and sprinkled with a pinch of spice! Even a vegetarian will find something delicious on the menu. It’s alright. They make lamb.

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Coronado Wedding :: San Diego, CA

Amy and Anthony’s rooftop engagement session took romance to new heights. With sweeping views of the San Diego skyline at sunset, these two were stunning together last summer. Their wedding, of course, was even more epic.

The day began at The Inn at the Park, a boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Hillcrest, just west of Balboa Park. Anthony and his guys selected sleek suits, rocking the classic combination of black and crisp white. These dapper gentlemen were so stylish, and it was great to capture awesome portraits with them in their room and the hotel’s hallways.

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Bauman Lunch :: San Diego, CA

Emiliano’s is quirky and colorful, and their food is DELICIOUS. If you’re craving amazing Mexican food (with portions the size of your head), you have to check out this fun place on Mission Gorge. Down to the last detail, this place is awesome. The service was as fantastic as the food, and you have to love all the cute painted woodcuts. And after you’ve gobbled up a burrito that could feed your whole family, be sure to pause for a picture with the most interesting hombre in the world!

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Hillcrest Engagement :: San Diego, CA

Jen and Judy are inseparable – whether they’re zipping around town on their scooters, waltzing in parking lots, or planning for the zombie apocalypse. (You can never be too well-prepared for the rise of the walking dead.)

They’re beautiful and brilliant – no wonder zombies want these sweethearts’ brains. And because Jen and Judy share a love of literature, we started off their engagement session at one of their favorite bookstores, Adams Avenue Book Store in Normal Heights. This is such a cute shop, with at least two friendly cats always prowling around. Capturing these two exploring the history of beer, searching for scrumptious cocktail recipes, and stealing smooches in the stacks was such a great way to begin the day.

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Sunset Cliffs Engagement :: San Diego, CA

Melissa and Paul are high-school sweethearts, and they are as awesome as their love story. Like most high school guys, Paul had a crush on a gorgeous girl in the grade above him. She was so beautiful, so smart, so talented! But unlike most high school guys, Paul actually had the courage to ask her out — and she said yes! They’ve been together ever since, for almost 14 years! They’ve grown up together, falling more and more in love every day and every year.

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The Lodge at Torrey Pines Wedding :: La Jolla, CA

Sara and Josh carefully selected The Lodge at Torrey Pines for their elegant and intimate wedding day. The Lodge is one of San Diego’s most luxurious hotels, offering outstanding hospitality. Its architecture celebrates simplicity, and creates the inviting warmth of a home with crackling fireplaces, heavy wooden beams, and overstuffed leather chairs. The grounds are accented with countless romantic and secluded spots, edged with evergreen trees and tufts of golden and green grasses.

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Hornblower Wedding :: San Diego, CA

John and Larry are two guys with the killer combo of knock-out good looks, sophisticated style, and an amazing circle of family and friends they’ve created together. Their engagement session in Balboa Park pulled no punches, and we knew their wedding would be nothing short of stunning.

Their sea-blue shirts and grey vests were a refreshingly classic combination, and we loved capturing shots of John and Larry before their ship set sail. The portraits of these two at the Star of India are so cute, and Larry’s flashmob dance was an incredible surprise! Their cruise on the Hornblower’s High Spirits was hours of fun — beautiful speeches, heart-pumping dancing, and a saber cake-cutting!

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Marina Village Wedding :: San Diego, CA

Monica and Matthew’s winter wedding was so refreshing, with minty greens and crisp whites. Monica was stunning as always, wearing a gorgeous and sparkling gown from Alfred Angelo‘s oh-so-lovely signature collection. Matt’s dapper suit was really set apart with green accents — not to mention a fantastic Iron Man boutonniere and Keep Calm cufflinks!

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Torrey Pines Engagement :: La Jolla, CA

Jacob and Kristin are brilliant mathematicians, and they balance each other as perfectly as you’ll find in any equation. They met years ago while studying abroad in London, learning about cryptography – the study of breaking codes. History lovers know that cryptography is what turned the tide of World War II, and we didn’t know that cryptography was so romantic! We are so excited for their wedding this fall, and we’re really hoping for lots of math-y details.

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L’Auberge Wedding :: Del Mar, CA

Nathan and Asydea combine classic glamour with powerful personality. If you missed it, check out their engagement session on Coronado from this past summer! Nathan’s a knock-out gentleman and soldier, and Asydea’s gorgeous style is perfectly elegant with an electric edge.

Their wedding at L’Auberge Del Mar was on the longest night of the year, and it was a night we wished wouldn’t end. Asydea was absolutely stunning with her lacy veil and eye-catching tattoos, and Nathan was dashing as always in his formal uniform. The party was fantastic, and one of the most fun receptions we had in 2013!

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L'Auberge Wedding :: Del Mar, CA

Nathan and Asydea combine classic glamour with powerful personality. If you missed it, check out their engagement session on Coronado from this past summer! Nathan’s a knock-out gentleman and soldier, and Asydea’s gorgeous style is perfectly elegant with an electric edge.

Their wedding at L’Auberge Del Mar was on the longest night of the year, and it was a night we wished wouldn’t end. Asydea was absolutely stunning with her lacy veil and eye-catching tattoos, and Nathan was dashing as always in his formal uniform. The party was fantastic, and one of the most fun receptions we had in 2013!

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Wedding Portraits :: San Diego, CA

Last week, we shared some of our (many, many, many) favorite moments from Stephen and Colin’s private ceremony at the San Diego Courthouse. If you missed it, click here to view the blog post! After the ceremony, we captured portraits of Stephen and Colin in the beautiful home they’ve created together. These dashing guys looked so sharp and sweet in their suits! We loved photographing them as they stole kisses in the kitchen and enjoyed a glass of wine in their backyard.

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Courthouse Wedding :: San Diego, CA

Stephen and Colin are two brilliant men who met at Harvard, introduced by a friend with a perfect eye for matchmaking. They became fast friends, and before long this handsome Navy pilot and dashing PhD student had truly hit it off! They fell in love while running and biking, but these two stood still for their wedding downtown. We were so excited to capture this small courthouse ceremony with just the two of them, and we’re looking forward to this summer when they celebrate with friends and family!

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Mission Trails Engagement :: San Diego, CA

Monica and Matt are so sweet, it’s no surprise they’re called M&M! Not only are these two a beautiful couple, but they’re also super talented. Monica’s a gifted baker who’s constantly creating new treats, and Matt’s a musician who loves serenading his sweetheart. Like many of our couples, they met online and hit it off right away. The chemistry was explosive, and we’re so excited that their wedding is now just around the corner! Monica and Matt are extra special to us because Monica and Bronson grew up together, and have known each other since they were in grade school!

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Bauman Brunch :: San Diego, CA

Bauman Lunch is a time-honored tradition here, but for Thanksgiving we decided to put a brunchy spin on our normal lunch outing. We have a lot to be thankful for this year – our team is growing, and our studio space in Kensington is more fun and beautiful than ever before. But most of all, we’ve gotten to capture images of amazing couples, families, and businesses!

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Balboa Park Engagement Session :: San Diego, CA

John and Larry have been together for 13 years, and have built a great life in San Diego with their two boys. These handsome guys share a passion for fitness and sports, and they love pushing each other to succeed and excel. It was so much fun to spend time with John and Larry at their favorite park, warming up with some boxing. They pulled no punches, and these guys are a total knock-out!

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Tower23 Wedding :: San Diego, CA

It was love at first sight.

When Vicky and Nikki met, they were both about to give up on finding love. They’d searched high and low for their perfect fit, and had found nothing but one disheartening date after another. Still, they decided to give it one more chance. Vicky spotted Nikki on Match.com and just had to reach out to this gorgeous woman – especially because she was holding an alligator! She asked if Nikki would like to meet up for a drink sometime at a “favorite” bar, just keeping it casual — Vicky’d actually never been the place before! But when Nikki arrived, they both knew immediately it was meant to be.

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La Jolla Cove Engagement Session :: La Jolla, CA

Katie and Josh are a seriously sweet, easygoing couple with a classic boy-and-girl-next-door feel. So, for their engagement session, we wanted to really let their personalities shine, and create breathtaking images of these two just being who they are – walking their cute puppy around their neighborhood, enjoying a beer at their favorite tavern up the road, and playing around by the cove at sunset. Congratulations on your engagement, you two!

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L’Auberge Wedding :: Del Mar, CA

Angela and Phillip’s L’Auberge wedding was a breath of fresh air, with refreshing colors, charming details, and, of course, so much fun! Romance comes naturally to these sweethearts, and they have an outstanding sense of style. Gorgeous pearls, soft candlelight, and a lovely palette of teal and seafoam green drew the whole day together.

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L'Auberge Wedding :: Del Mar, CA

Angela and Phillip’s L’Auberge wedding was a breath of fresh air, with refreshing colors, charming details, and, of course, so much fun! Romance comes naturally to these sweethearts, and they have an outstanding sense of style. Gorgeous pearls, soft candlelight, and a lovely palette of teal and seafoam green drew the whole day together.

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Rancho Bernardo Inn Wedding :: San Diego, CA

Dana and Chris are incredibly fun, romantic people, with sweet style and laughter-filled love. Their wedding at the Rancho Bernardo Inn was effortlessly perfect, down to the last detail. With the Inn coordinating the day, Dana and Chris got to enjoy every moment with their friends and family. It was so much fun to capture the smiles,  laughter, the heartfelt silences, and the epic dancing! Dana and Chris’ First Look was fantastic and bursting with excitement!

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Bauman Lunch :: Sushi

It’s no secret that we really, really, really love sushi! We just can’t get enough of the fresh flavors, rich textures, bold colors, crisp soy sauce, and explosive wasabi!  Kamikaze 7 Sushi Joint is an awesome new restaurant in downtown San Diego, and walking into it we felt like we’d just stepped into a Quentin Tarantino movie. The food tastes and looks great, there are huge TVs playing Kill Bill, Godzilla, and anime, there’s a gigantic sea monster outside — and there are swords hanging from the ceiling.

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Bauman Lunch :: Old School is So Cool

This place is old school, and so cool. But let’s get one thing clear: Albie’s Beef Inn is more than a steakhouse. It’s a time machine. When you step through its big red door, you step into the 1960s; the bar gleams with classic cocktails, and the walls are paneled in dark wood and polished black stone marbled with gold. The seats are cozy, cushy leather studded with brass rivets, and the staff is super friendly. There’s also a gigantic blue marlin hung over the fireplace, who keeps a watchful eye on the dining room to make sure everyone’s staying classy in San Diego.

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Anniversary Portrait Session :: San Diego, CA

Tanya and Cameron’s first anniversary is just around the corner! We are so thrilled for these two, and we really wanted to capture how fun, playful, and downright classy they are! Tanya’s stunning golden gown and Cameron’s dapper, classic suit made them easily the most eye-catching and glamorous couple in the Gaslamp. We love how their chemistry shines through, and how effortlessly romantic they are. We also love their adorable, floppy-eared doggy, Buford, who really loves his bourbon and sunglasses.

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Bayfront Wedding :: San Diego, CA

DeAnna and Randy’s beautiful bayfront wedding was so sleek and elegant. I love how effortlessly gorgeous DeAnna looks, and her dress’ embroidery is just stunning! Randy is so comfortable and cool, and it was fantastic to explore this amazing venue with him and his beautiful bride. The Hilton Bayfront was perfect for DeAnna and Randy — a great mix of the city, sea, and San Diego sunshine! The smiles and fun were incredible, and the team at First Comes Love did amazing work as always. We loved their attention to detail, making sure that the whole, colorful day flowed picture-perfectly.

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