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Laguna Beach Elopement At Top Of The World Park
I'm Going Wild Over Over This Elopement Session I Shot With Sallie & Brent! Their Wedding Was Originally Planned For 2020, But Has Now Been Rescheduled To Next Year Due To The Covid-19 Shutdown. So We Planned An Elopement Session To Celebrate Their Official Wedding Day. They're Such A Fun Couple, And I Had An Amazing Time Photographing Them In This Gorgeous Place. Looking Forward To Heading Out To Ny To Photograph Their Big Celebration Next Year! Many Thanks To Susanne At Crown Weddings For Putting It All Together And Dawn At Tularosa Flowers For The Beautiful Florals. 
Vibrant Boho Wedding
How Do You Do A Boho Wedding With Vibrant Colors? You Can Do It With Carefully Chosen Colors Picked From A Gorgeous Sunset! Our Lovely Couple Wanted A Special Reminder Of Their Trip To Spain With Its Gorgeous Sunsets. choose Showy Flowers Of Dalias In Blush Pink, Deep Coral Dahlias, Mustard Roses, And Tulips To Pull Together This Fun Delicious Look! 
What's Your Bridal Bouquet Style?
What Bridal Bouquet Style Are You? The Bridal Bouquet Is The Most Beautiful Accessory To Your Wedding Gown. Wouldn’t You Agree ? Narrow Down Your Bridal Bouquet Choices The Easy Way. Four Simple Styles That You Can Easily Express To Your Florist. What’s Your Bridal Bouquet Style? Lets Find Out!essentially, Your Wedding Dress Says A Lot About You And Plays An Important Role In The Bouquet Style You Choose. If You Already Purchased Your Wedding Gown, What A Fun Wedding Item Marked Off Your Wedding To-do List! Congrats! Here's A Tip, If You Do Not Have A Floral Planner, Bring A Picture Of Your Wedding Dress To Your Floral Meeting. Keep In Mind That Your Floral Designer Can Help You Match Your Bouquet Style To Your Dress For An Impressive Unified Look. This Guide Below Is Here To Help You Define Your Bouquet Style. Do You Consider Yourself Trendy, Romantic, Sophisticated Or A Creative Bride? Read On To Discover What Bridal Bouquet Style You Are.
Organic Peach Inspired Wedding At Texas Wedding Venue
Many Times I Will Say A Couple Is The ‘sweetest Couple’ But These Two Get Gold Stars! Carrie And Mike Were Excited To Get Married! Engagement Happened Over The Holidays And This Couple Was Smitten! It Was Evident On The Very First Venue Tour. During Their Venue Tour Carrie Mentioned That She Wanted An Organic Peach Inspired Wedding.
Beautiful Winter Wedding At The Fort Worth Botanical Garden's Japanese Garden
Today I'm Happy To Share Mr. & Mrs. Moreno's Beautiful Winter Wedding!i Met The Happy Couple Before The World Went Nuts! Their Original Wedding Date Was Set For November, But Due To Covid-19, They Were Forced To Reschedule To A Few Weeks Later. The Day Finally Arrived And It Was Perfect!the Weather Was Amazing And Our Portrait Location, The Japanese Garden At The Fort Botanical Garden, Was Gorgeous!
Balboa Park Engagement Photos | Shelby & Brandon
I Hope You Are Ready For Some Beautiful Balboa Park Engagement Photos On The Blog Today, Cause This Is One Of My Favs!shelby And Brandon’s Engagement Session Was One That I Was So Excited About. They Planned Their Dream California Wedding, And Well, 2020 Happened, And Covid Had Ruined Their Plans.even Though They Had To Adjust Like So Many Other Wedding Couples This Year, My Hope And Goal For Them Was To Make Sure That Their San Diego Engagement Photos Would Be Just A Bit Of A Bright Spot In The Year! check Out Their Engagement Session On The Blog Today!https://vanessahicksphotography.com/balboa-park-engagement-photos/
Rose & Jeff - Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary!
Rosa & Jeff Mcneely Were Married A Year Ago On Saturday, November 17, 2019 At The Milltown Historical District In The Grande Ballroom Venue.
Windansea Engagement
I Love It When My Couples Want To Get Creative With Their Photos! In My Opinion There’s Nothing Better!  When I Met Liz And Alex They Were In Town From Texas And Wanted To Get Photos Taken At One Of The Best Beaches In The World, Windandsea In La Jolla - Just In My Humble Opinion. - what Was Fun About This Shoot Was That Liz + Alex Let Me Take Full Reign On The Creativeness Of This Shoot And Let Me Really Do My Thing: Playing With Focus, Posing, Exposures, Finding New Inspirations In Them And In The Backdrop… All That Good Stuff. And Some Of These Photos Really Helped Me Expand My Skill Set!!  - and That’s Honestly One Of My Favorite Things About Being A Photographer: The Constant Learning And Molding Of My Craft, Meeting New People And Sharing Their Stories As Genuinely As I Can….
Autumn Elopement At The Grand Lady Austin
Austin's Newest Wedding Venue, The Grand Lady, Provided A Stunning Backdrop For This Autumn Elopement Shoot. Set Back From A Quiet Country Road, The Impressive Ivory Mansion Peaks Out Behind An Oak Grove. Steeped In History, The Home Was Built In 1881 As A Wedding Gift And Is A Peaceful, Romantic Setting For Fall Nuptials, Deep In The Heart Of Texas. shoot Styled By Moonrise Weddings & Events And Photographed By Sarah Kj.  
A Citrus Inspired Dream
I'm Happy To Share This Shoot With You —a Project In The Making Since The Spring.as You All Know, I Love Bright And Vivid Colors. I Also Love Elegant And Timeless Wedding Venues.for This Project, I Drew Inspiration From The Summer 2020 New York Fashion Week Pantone Colors And Decided To Work With Citrus-inspired Colors To Create A Unique Aesthetic.my First Task Was To Find The Perfect Venue. The Olana's Unique Beauty Caught My Eye. The Setting Was Truly Perfect To Bring This Vision To Life.after Choosing A Dream Team Of Wedding Professionals, We Got To Work. Please Enjoy The Results Below!
Beach Weddings, San Diego
People Travel From All Over To Take Advantage San Diego's Sparkling Beaches And Year 'round Ideal Temperatures. Perched Atop An Oceanside Cliff At Torrey Pines Natural Preserve, Overlooking The Scripps Pier In La Jolla, And Toes In The Sand Behind The Hotel Del Coronado All Offer Their Own Special Magic! We Love Photographing Our Beaches In All Types Of Light, In All Kinds Of Weather, And Of Course The Sunsets Can't Be Beat????
Urban Weddings, San Diego Style
Downtown San Diego Is Fun, Colorful, And Provides Endless Backdrops For Awesome Wedding Day Photos. The Skyline Alone With The View From Above Of The Bay, Coronado, And Point Loma Are Particularly Captivating, And Then The Streets! The Gaslamp Quarter Is Bustling With Chic Restaurants And Neon Signs That Lend A Spunky, Grittier Feel To Your Pictures. The Convention Center Is A Terrific Backdrop Of Clean White And Reflective Glass, And Grassy Lawns And Trees Outside Petco Park Bring A Touch Of Nature Into The Mix. We Love Exploring The Streets With Our Couples To Capture All The Variety That Downtown Has To Offer.  
Kat + Jeremy, Golden Malibu Elopement At Point Dume
Kat And Jeremy Are Two Of My Many Sweet Couples Affected By The 2020 Pandemic. I Met Them Both In Early January When We Did Their Engagement Session In Joshua Tree National Park! Since Then, They Have Felt More Like Friends To Me Than Clients. Kat And Jeremy's Original Wedding Was Scheduled For This Past Summer, But When They Had To Reschedule Due To Covid-19, They Took It Gracefully And Did What So Many Others Had To Do. They Got A New Date For 2021 And Planned An Elopement At Point Dume, Malibu In The Meantime So They Could Just Do The Damn Thing And Tie The Knot. Here's The Twist. Twenty-four Hours Before Their Scheduled Elopement, Their 2021 Venue Called Them With The News That They Went Bankrupt And Would Be Forced To Cancel Kat And Jeremy's Wedding. They Were Heartbroken, And On The Eve Of What Is Supposed To Be One Of The Happiest Days Ever. Yes, They Were Planning Elope But They Had Dreamt Of A Huge, Magical Party With Their Closest Friends And Family. Instead Of Letting The News Defeat Them, They Rounded Up Their Resources And In Less Than 24 Hours, Transformed Their Tiny Elopement Into The Elopement Of Their Dreams. They Reached Out To Kat's Initial Mua And Hair Artist, Who Both Happened To Be Available For The Day! They Found The Most Talented Florist To Put Together The Most Gorgeous Dehydrated Bouquet And Turned Something Catastrophic Into Something Beautiful. Kat Looked Absolutely Stunning Floating Around In Her Marchesa Notte Bridal Gown In Bailey. kat Really Wanted To Incorporate A Pastel Color Palette With The Vibrance Of Golden Hour. W Started The Elopement At Around 5 And Ended At Around 7pm As The Sun Was Setting. Iris And Barry Blooms Did Such A Beautiful Job Creating Kat’s Dehydrated Bouquet And Floral Garlands, She Absolutely Nailed It. Kat And Jeremy Also Wanted To Honor Kat’s Indian Roots By Traditionally Exchanging The Floral Garlands During The Ceremony. Point Due Ended Up Being The Perfect Spot For Kat And Jeremy To Exchange Their Vows. We Began On The South-facing Side Of The Cliff, Where The Sun Parted The Coastline In Vibrant Colors Of Green And Turquoise. After The Ceremony, We Walked Over To The North-facing Side Where I Got To Snap Shots Of The Two Of Them Dancing Around And Basking In The Golden Hour Sunlight.kat And Jeremy Had To Deal With A Lot Of Surprises And Handled The Ups And Downs Of Their Wedding Plans With Such Grace And Optimism. I Know This Season Has Been Heavy On So Many, But It Is Such A Light In The Darkness When Love Is Able To Prevail And Two Well-deserving People Get To Go Through With Promising Their Forevers To Each Other, Despite The Circumstances. I Feel So Lucky To Know Them And To Have Been A Part Of Their Adventure.
Sunset Cliffs Proposal
✨ I’m Sure Being A Guy And Planning A Proposal May Be Nerve Racking And Stressful But Also So Incredibly Special And So Worth It! ✨little Back Story On This Sweet Proposal // Gabby Came Out To San Diego For The Weekend For A Bachelorette Party. Well Little Did She Know That Ade Was Flying Out To San Diego Right Behind Her To Surprise Her On The Last Night. All Her Friends Were In On It And It Was Epic! The Look On Gabby’s Face When She Turned Around And Found Ade Behind Her Was Priceless! being Able To Capture The Proposal Of Gabby + Ad Was So Special. congratulations Again, Gabby & Ade! 
San Diego Elopements
“minimony”, “elopement”, And “micro Wedding” Are All Terms We Are Becoming Very Familiar With- And What A Special Way To Celebrate Your Love Together! Many Of Our Couples Are Choosing To Marry On Their Original Wedding Date, While Still Planning To Celebrate With Friends And Family In 2021. And We Love The Creativity We've Been Seeing! From Intimate Beach Weddings Tucked Into The Sand Dunes Of Coronado, To Sipping French Champagne With Family In The Backyard, 2020 Has Been The Year To Get Imaginative. We've Even Been Hopping On Planes To Get To Our Couples When Original San Diego Plans Have Fallen Through, And Recently Photographed Amongst The Redwoods Of Northern California. (yes, Our Passports Are In Hand And We Love To Travel!) at The End Of The Day It's All About Creatively Capturing Two People In Love Commit Their Lives To Each Other, And All The Joy That Comes Along With It :)
Vintage Engagement Shoot
Emily And Rafael Are Originally From San Diego, But Currently Live In North Carolina. Since Rafael Is A Commercial Pilot, The Couple Flew To San Diego For A Special Engagement Session. The Shoot Was Held In Air Group One’s Hangar And Wwii Museum In El Cajon, Ca.emily And Rafael’s 1940’s Attire, Hair, And Makeup Made The Photos Feel Like A Step Back In Time. Also, The Suitcases (pictured Below) Were Gifted To Emily’s Grandmother On Her Own Wedding Day… 60 Years Ago! Check Out The Amazing Photos From This Fun And Glamorous Engagement Photo Shoot :)
Vibrant Boho Brunch Inspired Bachelorette Alternative During A Pandemic
Did Covid-19 Ruin All Your Plans This Year? Were Some Of Those Plans To Have All Your Best Girlfriends Come Together And Celebrate Your Upcoming Nuptials? This Bride Quickly Came Up With A Plan B To Her California Dreamin Bachelorette Party In The Midst Of The Pandemic. The Girls Canceled All Their Flights, Airbnb And Transportation And Immediately Started Brainstorming On What They Could Do To Still Make The Bride Feel Special. The Bride Threw Out The Idea Of Keeping It Low Key And Safe By Having A Boho Inspired Backyard Brunch On A Sunny Saturday Afternoon. The Theme Was Colorful, Extra Vibrant And Joyful. Stephanie Michelle Photography Captured All The Details - From The Pillows, To The Themed Dinnerware, To The Wicker Lanterns Handing From The Laundry Line. Whats A Brunch Without Mimosas!? Cranberry, Orange, Pineapple And All The Tropical Flavors Were Served Up For These Beach Babes. 
The Radisson Mcallen Hotel - Wedding In Trying Times
The Ceremony Area Had A White Curtain Backdrop And The Arch Was Covered In White Roses, Hydrangeas And Greenery.  The Wedding Was Livestreamed On Facebook And The Brides Parents Were Zoomed In From Columbia.during These Unprecedented Times Wedding Parties Have To Pivot And Adjust To The Norms Of Today.  Guest Were Provided N95 Masks And Hand Sanitizer As They Arrived.