Yearly Archives: 2013

Jackie and Anthony’s Emotional Wedding Day (by Scott & Breanna)

Have you ever been to one of those weddings where everyone is super emotional the whole time and it’s unlikely you’ll get through any part of the day without at least a few happy tears being shed?

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I’ve been to some like that too, but I can say for a fact that none of them even hold a candle to the amount of tears that were shed at Jackie and Anthony’s wedding at The Crossings at Carlsbad!

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Out of all the weddings we (Scottie & Breanna) have photographed, none have provided us with as many tearful or joyful shots as this one did! And as you can see, we ate it up!

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If there was a laugh, we were there with camera in hand, if we heard a sniffle behind us, we were quick to twirl around to capture the accompanying tender expression.

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(I LOVE the one above with Jackie’s brand new husband and her younger brother!!!)

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It made us feel like we were amazing photographers to capture so many candid emotional moments, but the truth is, that’s just what the entire wedding was and it’s not our photography that made these pictures special, it’s the people in them and the love they feel for one another that did the trick.

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Jackie and Anthony’s family and bridal party weren’t the only one who were right there with them in emotional solidarity that day…

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(Help spread Jackie and Anthony’s photos around by tagging and sharing through our Facebook page!)

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…the entire room at the reception was filled with all sorts of people from different areas of their lives who were all laughing boisterously while trying to wipe their tear smudged makeup before we could capture it!

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You would only have to be at this wedding for 5 seconds to be able to see that Jackie and Anthony are truly amazing people who’s lives have affected many others very deeply.

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That was my (Breanna’s) favorite part about this wedding… the fact that so many spontaneous loving moments were happening constantly all night, purely because Jackie and Anthony are so loved, and extend so much love to everyone around them.

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This wedding was a celebration of not only Jackie and Anthony’s love for each other, but of that of everyone around them.

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It was like a “this is your life” kind of night where everyone whom you’ve touched and who’s been changed by your mere presence on this earth comes to tell you what you’ve done for them.

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Needless to say, this was a truly special kind of wedding. And Jackie and Anthony were blessed enough to experience it because they are such a blessing to others.

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Special thanks to Jackie and Anthony for letting us be a part of such an incredibly special day for the two of you. You made us feel like we were your guests, not just your hired photographers, and that says so much about who you are and how you treat people.

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If your effect on the world has been this powerful separately, we can’t wait to see what happens now that you’re a team! Congratulations!

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Click to see the rest of the photos from Jackie and Anthony’s emotional wedding here.

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Kelly and Andrew’s Sunny Unique Session (by Scott & Breanna)

It was the day after Kelly and Andrew’s wedding and we were all getting amped up for another photo session!

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That’s right! We (Scott & Breanna) were taking even more photos the day after their wedding! Why would we do that you ask? Well there are many reasons…

1. Kelly and Andrew get a chance to have two locations for their wedding photos! So instead of just having a vineyard wedding, Kelly and Andrew got to have a vineyard/cliffs/field/ beach wedding!!! It’s the best of all worlds!

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2. We have the time freedom to let the photos take us to where they need to. Needless to say, we’re on a pretty tight schedule on the day of the wedding, so going out the day after allows us to have a chance to give Kelly and Andrew’s photos the time they deserve to get them JUST right!

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3. We have a second chance for good weather if it happens to be raining on the wedding day! Actually, this time we were a little worried about it being rainy the day after the wedding . Luckily, it turned out that we (Scott and Breanna) were just looking at the wrong location on the weather app (phew!). The actual Laguna we were going to that day had the kind of clear skies and bright sunshine that Kelly and Andrew really wanted!

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4. Our hands are untied! All of the constraints that go hand in hand with a wedding day are gone and we are freed up to shine and to get the “wedding day” photos that are typically our couples very favorites!!!

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So Kelly and Andrew, thank you for giving us the opportunity to do our very best possible for you and for being so great in planning the perfect Unique Session.

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You did a great job coming up with the props, location, and all! You really put the effort in to make it great and I think it was well worth it! Congrats again! We can’t wait to see what great things you do together in the future!

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Click to see Kelly and Andrew’s wedding photos.

Click to see the rest of the photos from Kelly and Andrew’s Sunny Unique Session.

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Nicole’s Family Maternity Session (by Josh & Kelley)

We (Josh and Kelley) had the pleasure of meeting Nicole during a wedding we photographed last October.

Then, about a month ago, Nicole contacted us about doing a maternity session.


For this second bundle of joy (her and her husband already have one adorable little girl), she wanted her maternity session to be a family ordeal.


We LOVED this idea!


It’s such a sweet way to show where they are as a whole family at this moment in time.


They already have the one of the most adorable (and well-behaved) three-year-olds we’ve EVER met!


So that new addition is going to have some serious competition when it comes to claiming the title of cutest family member. We have a feeling they’re going to tie for first.


Congratulations on the amazing family that you already have Nicole. We’re so excited that it will be growing into an even more epically awesome family in the near future!


See more of Nicole’s Family Maternity Session HERE.

Riley’s Uber Cool Senior Session (by Scott & Breanna)

If you were to go into my (Breanna’s) head when I was a 6 year old little girl, dreaming of being super cool teenager, you would see that I was pretty much picturing myself being as cool as Riley.

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Because she’s pretty much the coolest thing ever.

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You know, there she is, just being her normal awesome self as she rides down her penny board alongside the San Clemente pier. See, now you wish you were as awesome as her too, right?!

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More than just being really, really… OK REALLY cool, she also happens to be beautiful, adorable, and all other things that help make your pictures turn out great!

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(You can’t help but being adorable if you’re a person who loves giraffes as much as she does!)

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So while I’d like to say these pics are great because we’re such incredible photographers, I’m sure we’d be overstating our role in it!

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Oh and since I’ve gone on and on about her impeccable style and eye catching looks, let me stray away from the surfacy stuff and let you know that she also is an amazing person as a whole!

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Just in the time we spent with her that day, we could immediately tell that she’s the kind of girl you want to be around. She was so fun and great to talk to in between her bike rides and skateboarding tricks (well, OK maybe not “tricks” per say!)!

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Not to mention, she has some mad soccer skills and is headed off to college with a scholarship to prove it!

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Riley, we had a lot of fun working with you and we wish you good luck in all you do. Plus, we hope you really kill it on the soccer field in college. Congrats and good luck!

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Click to see the rest of the photos from Riley’s Uber Cool Senior session!

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Kelly and Andrew’s Fun Vineyard Wedding (by Scott & Breanna)

A gorgeous vineyard wedding set in beautiful southern California with perfect sunshine, hills all around you, and with the people you love laughing and enjoying life together. It sounds like a dream doesn’t it?

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I would think so too, had I not been there to experience Andrew and Kelly’s wedding and learn that dreams can come true… and do!

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Just look at the amazing setting Andrew and Kelly chose for their wedding, it’s perfect!

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Not to mention, there were so many little nooks and crannies around Orfila Vineyards and Winery that we were able to get some super unique looking shots as well!

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And when I say their friends and family were really enjoying Kelly and Andrew’s wedding, it would be an understatement. Because this wedding was an amazing event to be a part of!

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(Bridal party praying around the couple during the ceremony).

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I think it was more than just the great party that Kelly and Andrew threw that made their guests giddy, it was also them getting the chance to watch two people who they love and care about commit to spending the rest of their lives together.

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It was definitely an occasion to celebrate!

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I mean, just look at these two! You don’t even have to be a close family member or friend to see that they are completely and madly in love!

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So Kelly and Andrew, congrats on not just planning a beautiful wedding with a fantastic party, but on finding someone you are so obviously meant to be with!

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We couldn’t be happier for you both! Congratulations!

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Click to see more of Kelly and Andrew’s Fun Vineyard wedding here.

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P.S. That’s not all! We went out with Kelly and Andrew for an epic photo shoot the day after the wedding! Like our Facebook page to tag yourself in photos and to be the first to see when Kelly and Andrew’s Unique Session photos (like the one below) go up!0097