California Weddings.

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California Weddings

California Weddings.

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Initially, I had been running a separate website for our California Weddings. So if you find yourself here and was expecting to be somewhere else don’t panic. I have merely decided to bring all of my wedding photography together.

We are based in the UK but love our European and California Weddings. We offer our wedding services mainly from the Los Angeles area south through San Diego.  California has some beautiful wedding venues and a broad range to suit every taste. From getting married on the beach, at one of the many wineries, parks, stunning hotels or on your property.

California wedding

We have many years experience of wedding photography so you can be confident your day will be captured in a way you will always remember.

We pride ourselves on giving outstanding wedding photography services, we are not just there to turn up on the day, take a few snaps, then send you a cd in the post.
We want to be involved in your wedding day and offer the very best service we can.


Before your wedding day:

  • Wedding consultation, no obligation to show you what we can do for your wedding day.
  • A wedding planning meeting to discuss the type of photographs you want.
  • Wedding day plan/timetable.
  • Pre-wedding photography session (option).

Your wedding day:

Our full day’s wedding coverage is generally around 10 hours and covers all the critical events of the day as well as lots of informal candid photography throughout the day’s events.

  • Venue photographs.
  • Bridal preparation.
  • Groom getting ready (with a second photographer).
  • Guest arrivals/pre-ceremony.
  • wedding ceremony & vows.
  • Confetti walk.
  • Throwing the bouquet (optional)
  • Formal group photographs.
  • Table decoration and room.
  • Wedding breakfast
  • Speeches & toasts.
  • Couples escape photo-session.
  • Cutting the cake.
  • First Dance.

After your wedding day

After your wedding day, we will edit, colour correct and present your images looking their very best in your online gallery and if you wish we will put a selection online for sharing via social media.
We will also:

  • Image editing
  • Colour correction
  • Wedding day web page
  • Image sharing on Social media
  • Design your wedding album.
  • Make changes to create your perfect wedding album.
  • Offer all you edited imaged in both printable and web-ready format.
  • Source any printed media you could want
  • We will be there for your future.
  • Anniversary photoshoots.
  • Maternity photoshoots.
  • Newborn/baby photography.
  • Family portraits.
  • Christenings.
  • Any life events you want capturing.

Wedding Packages:

Although we offer a range of wedding photography packages we understand that every wedding day is unique. Feel free to get in touch to discuss and let us know what you are looking for for your special day.

Inclusive Package

  • Engagement Shoot
  • Our full-day coverage
  • 2nd Photographer
  • 40 Page boxed album
  • Edited digital image files.
  • Video slide show.

$4,850

Album Package

  • Our full-day coverage
  • 40 Page boxed album
  • Edited digital image files.
  • Video slide show.

$3,850

Digital Package

  • Our full-day coverage
  • Edited digital image files.
  • Video slide show.

$2,600


*Full wedding day coverage is 2 hours before the ceremony until first dance – around 8 hours.


Wedding Products

20 Page Boxed Wedding Album – $1,000

Each Additional 20 Pages – $250

2 A4 parent albums – $500

20-page storybook album – $300

Printable digital files – $500

Image slideshow – $100

60×40″ High-quality canvas print – $850

40×30″ High-quality canvas print – $550

60×40″ High gloss aluminium print – $1,100

Prints – Ask

Not sure what products you want, don’t worry, all products can be ordered and paid for after the wedding and once you’ve seen your images.

See some of our recent wedding photography here.

California Wedding Photographer.

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13 thoughts on “California Weddings.”

  1. Hotel del Coronado Weddings

    Weddings at Hotel del Coronado.

    It’s Your Story. Make It a Fairytale!
    A wedding should be iconic, memorable and inDELible. Just like your love story. For over 132 years, The Del has hosted generations of newlyweds – and the friends and family who adore them – in an incomparable coastal backdrop in San Diego, CA.

    Go California casual and have an effortless barefoot ceremony on our glittering beach. Or channel the glamour of Old Hollywood among the wood-domed ceilings, chandeliers and heart-stirring views of our Crown Room and oceanfront Ballroom.

    Few places in California fulfil the dream of exchanging vows on the beach and having a reception in the sand – with the ease The Del provides. None offer the complete services, destination experiences and enchantment of The Del.

    Amenities + Details
    Ceremony Area
    Dressing Room
    Handicap Accessible
    Indoor Event Space
    On-Site Accommodations
    Outdoor Event Space
    Reception Area
    Wireless Internet
    Liability Insurance
    Outdoor – Covered
    Ceremony Types

    Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Second Wedding, Vow Renewal Ceremony

    Guest Capacity 300+

    Settings.
    Ballroom, Beach, Waterfront, Garden, Historic Venue, Hotel, Tented
    Venue Service Offerings
    Bar & Drinks, Cakes & Desserts, Destination Weddings, Destination Wedding Planning, Food & Catering, Planning, Service Staff
    Pricing for Hotel del Coronado
    The starting cost at Hotel del Coronado for a Saturday night is $6,750 for 50 guests.

  2. San Diego Weddings

    Top Wedding Venues in San Diego, California.

    Bohemian, beach-bound, modern, classic or non-traditional brides and grooms unite! We’ve rounded up the best wedding venues in sunny San Diego! Whether you’re on the hunt for grand & gorgeous, off-the-beaten-path or non-traditional wedding venues in San Diego we’ve got you covered. Maybe you’re feeling vineyard vibes? A heart beating for a beautiful barn? Looking for the cutest boutique hotel to takeover or even a luxe loft? How about a completely off-the-grid pistachio farm run by the coolest creatives ever?

    We’ve done all the work for you and more so read on for the most inspired and unique places to “make marry” in San Diego.

    Cal-A-Vie.
    Vista, California.

    Nestled on 200+ acres and surrounded by vineyards, lavender fields and sun-drenched hillsides, expect Provencal architecture and a 400-year-old chapel from Dijon, France as just some of the reasons couples continue to choose Cal-a-Vie as their ultra-luxurious San Diego wedding venue. The L’Orangerie Reception Salon & Terrace has three cozy fireplaces, chandeliers and panoramic views. Truly feel like you’re in the French countryside while the beach is just a few miles away.

    The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.
    Rancho Santa Fe, California.
    Rest, relax and be merry at this luxe countryside retreat which is simply stunning for weddings. You and your guests will enjoy the colourful gardens, winding pathways, exquisite cottages and stylish décor. Just minutes from the beaches and seaside towns, your guests will have plenty of choices of activities before or after your big day!

    Loews Coronado Bay Resort.
    Coronado, California.
    Loews Coronado is a dream venue for all of your beach brides. Indoor or outdoor, the shimmering bay views will be your stunning backdrop no matter your preference. With three outdoor terraces, a ballroom, banquet hall and lounge, you can take your pick for an unforgettable coastal celebration.

    BRICK.
    San Diego, California.
    Built-in 1930 and boasting those majorly coveted and seriously beautiful indoor market lights, let historic BRICK be the beautiful setting for your San Diego wedding. With no curfew, up to 400 of your besties can enjoy 6,000 sq. ft. of perfect party possibilities in an industrial-chic, modern space.

    Fairmont Grand Del Mar.
    San Diego, California.
    Fairmont Grand Del Mar welcomes guests to a warm Mediterranean estate, replete with that signature southern California style and unparalleled service, all in a seaside setting. On top of the award-winning Tom Fazio golf course, five-star spa and exquisite dining options, there are 249 luxurious rooms inspired by Spain’s palaces, France’s sun-washed coastal retreats, and Italy’s decorative arts. Choose from a grand ballroom, manicured lawn or even the intimate wine cellar for a dinner of up to 130 guests.

    Leo Carrillo Ranch.
    Carlsbad, California.
    For the rustic-loving, cost-efficient southern California bride, this gorgeous, charming ranch in Carlsbad dazzles in daylight or moonlight. Leo Carrillo Ranch is a historical spot dating back to the 1930s, boasting all kinds of plants, trees, flowers and peacocks who roam regally around the property.

    Del Mar Country Club.
    Rancho Santa Fe, California.
    With close proximity to the Del Mar Racetrack, Del Mar Country Club is a private sanctuary in the prestigious community of Rancho Santa Fe. The breathtaking property is one of the finest country clubs around with an impeccable golf course and magnificent landscaping surrounding the 55,000 square foot castle-like clubhouse. An ivy-wrapped pavilion leads you through arches to the grand lobby brimming with marble, candles and stunning art. Insider tip: They also own the chicest beach house, situated right on the Del Mar beach, which can host a perfect rehearsal dinner!

    Two Sisters Farms.
    Temecula, California.
    Nestled in the heart of Temecula wine country, Two Sisters Farms features a rustic barn, beautifully landscaped settings, multiple areas of open space, white horse fences, antique hitching posts and romantic pepper trees. The venue offers so many possibilities and will give you an intimate at-home feel for your event.

    Luce Loft.
    San Diego, California.
    Luce Loft is a beautiful vintage loft space located in downtown San Diego just blocks from the Gaslamp District. Think gorgeous exposed brick and wood-beamed-cathedral-ceilings in a beautiful location with shops, bars, restaurants and hotels for your guests to stay, play and dine at.

    The New Children’s Museum.
    San Diego, California.
    Expressive, artistically urban and situated in the heart of Downtown, The New Children’s Museum offers a city-chic venue for your wedding Take advantage of the 50,000-square-feet of vaulted ceilings, unique exhibit rooms and impressive views for a celebration that is sophisticated and contemporary.

    Ponte Winery & Vineyard Inn.
    Temecula, California.
    Ponte Winery’s outward appearances (see: gorgeous grounds, sweeping views, gourmet cuisine) are enough to have us say ‘I do,’ but the main reason we love this venue is its approachable, laid-back charm not often found at most wineries. Enjoy your big day at one of two ceremony sites, surrounded by peaceful vineyards and, of course, lots of wine.

    Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa.
    Rancho Santa Fe, California.
    One of our favourite secluded, A-list wedding venues, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa evokes the glamour of Old Hollywood, the thrill of the horse races and the simplicity of a picnic at the beach in one California-cool wedding venue. Choose from a ballroom or wine room, terrace or croquet lawn, indoors or outdoors – the warmth of this superlative San Diego sanctuary is unparalleled for you and your guests.

    Vista Valley Country Clublearn.
    Vista, California.
    Rich with history, Vista Valley Country Club stands as a timeless, elegant and effortlessly romantic setting for a traditional wedding. We love this venue for all of the unique details that set it apart: 18th-century gates from Provence, France; antique stone windows from the 1700 L’Orangerie; shade timbers ordered in the 1730s from George Washington… just to name a few.

    Sacred Mountain.
    Julian.
    Sacred Mountain feels like you’re worlds away from San Diego County without ever leaving. This Julian venue sits atop a mountain with breathtaking views on 61 private acres of untouched natural surrounds. Find a converted rustic barn, ivy-covered main cottage, carriage house and meadow house onsite that can accommodate up to 30 guests overnight. Inside tip: Fall weddings here can take advantage of Julian’s famed apple-picking season, pie included.

    Building 177.
    San Diego, California.
    Building 177 was made for the couple with a creative vision. Historic, spacious and grand, take advantage of the building’s versatility to create a celebration unique to you. The signature vaulted ceilings and exposed white beams are there for a starting point. The rest? A blank slate calling for all of your wildest design dreams.

    The Pannikin Building.
    San Diego, California.
    Originally the first home of the beloved Pannikin Coffee & Tea, this Gaslamp District venue brings the old-world charm that can only be found in some of San Diego’s most historic buildings. Expect original exposed brick, vaulted ceilings, open beams, and beautiful wood floors to set the scene for your big day.

    Estancia La Jolla.
    La Jolla, California.
    Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa – a hacienda-style resort nestled between San Diego’s seaside villages of La Jolla and Del Mar – is a beautiful option for your big day. Exuding warm service and the sun-drenched charm of rancho-inspired architecture, this luxury boutique hotel is 10 acres of lush gardens, quiet courtyards, adobe fireplaces and winding pathways. Beautiful courtyard and garden venues abound as well as the option for an intimate chapel ceremony, with world-class beaches just steps away.

    Wedgewood Weddings Galway Downs.
    Temecula, California.
    This Temecula equestrian property is unbeatable if you’re on the hunt for a venue that already knows a thing or two about hosting weddings. A five-star wedding location, Galway Downs is the best of the best thanks to beautiful surroundings of oak trees, creeks and meadows, and a staff of experts who can help you create the wedding of your dreams.

    Moniker Warehouse.
    San Diego, California.
    Deep in the heart of downtown San Diego lies this super chic, industrial warehouse space. High on character and charm yet low on pretence, you can be sure your wedding dream will come alive at Moniker Warehouse. Insider tip: It doesn’t get any better than a 1 am curfew, a BYOB attitude and plenty of rustic-industrial ambiences.

    Milagro Winery.
    Ramona, California.
    Secluded and intimate, this stunning winery is a peaceful retreat into the natural beauty of the Ramona Valley. Unique venues are situated around every corner, including a granite Wine Cave, Old Crush House, and a vantage point overlooking the expansive vineyards. Whether you’re hosting 20 or 200, Milagro’s natural exclusivity makes for a more relaxed affair with your closest friends and family.

    Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant.
    San Diego, California.
    Restored to its original 19th-century glory, the Cosmopolitan was made for celebrating. Now a hotel and restaurant, it was initially built as a private home and was known throughout California for extravagant 10-day-long parties that brought together the whole town. Insider tip: The heated patio is surrounded by herb gardens and fruit trees providing an orchard-like atmosphere to the wedding venue.

    L’Auberge Del Mar.
    Del Mar, California.
    L’Auberge Del Mar is a luxury California beach resort that sets a new standard in coastal hospitality. Reminiscent of a private beach estate, the resort’s mantra of, “relaxing by day, stylish by night,” encapsulates the experience quite nicely for your big day. If you’re looking for a luxury beachfront wedding venue in San Diego, this is it.

    Barrels and Branches.
    Encinitas, California.
    Host a gorgeous garden wedding at the beautiful Barrels and Branches nursery in San Diego’s North County. Marvellous for an intimate wedding, the multi-level property and pathways encourage mingling and socializing while enjoying the gardens. Hang out and soak up the beautiful views from the tree-top deck while the stunning succulents provide perfect photo backdrops. Inside tip: Cost-conscious brides will want to take a serious look at this beauty.

    Sidebar at The Rose.
    San Diego, California.
    This Spanish Colonial warehouse hosts a relaxed, boho-inspired setting for your big day. Attached to The Rose Wine Bar + Bottle Shop, The Sidebar also offers a large selection of organic wine and food for seamless catering in an open and airy space.

    The Lodge at Torrey Pines.
    California.
    How does a luxurious five-star La Jolla lodge overlooking the ocean sound for your big day? Pacific coastline and craftsman decor provide the perfect pairing for a contemporary-cool California wedding. With 169 guestrooms, a world-class golf course (that President Obama has played on), and a beach, we’d say this sounds like a wedding weekend to us!

    La Jolla Woman’s Club.
    San Diego, California.
    If you’re looking for an idyllic venue for your romantic coastal wedding, you’re going to want to check out this private club, situated just one block from the ocean in the heart of La Jolla Village. Plan your big day nestled in one of the club’s private gardens, where you and your S.O. will say ‘I Do’ among shady trees and draping bougainvilleas.

    The Condor’s Nest Ranch.
    Pala, California.
    Condor’s Nest Ranch is a historic hidden gem that was built in the 1800s and is now a private, 20-acre farm with rustic and mid-century modern touches. It’s completely secluded and also includes lodging options for the bridal party! Think farm animals galore, a beautiful barn, and a glass and adobe 6,000 square foot ranch-style home built by Frank Lloyd Wright’s senior apprentice.

    Hey Babe Ranch.
    Alpine, California.
    Hey Babe Ranch allows time to slow, so you can enjoy every second of your wedding at this rustic-chic hideaway. The charming Old West barn, complete with a tin roof and cedar build, sits as the perfect backdrop while you and your partner seal your vows with a kiss. Well, next to the equally jaw-dropping views of the Dehesa Valley below. Take your pick!

    La Valencia Hotel.
    San Diego, California.
    Understated luxury is what defines La Valencia, which is nestled above the scenic La Jolla Cove. Dubbed ‘The Pink Lady’ because of its rose-coloured exterior, the Mediterranean-inspired hotel captures all of the enchanting, tropical romance of a destination wedding, without crossing city borders.

    The Pearl Hotel.
    San Diego, California.
    Retro-hip boutique hotel, The Pearl is certainly a gem of a wedding venue for small, romantic receptions. The Pearl offers affordable food, beverage and hotel room packages for up to 150 people on your wedding day. Did we mention the rad 1960s vintage-modern style? Weddings here feature easy indoor/outdoor access to their heated saltwater pool and restaurant. Inside tip: Scope out the spot on Wednesday nights when they host their popular dive-in movie nights all year-long!

    The Wood Shed by Booze Brothers.
    Vista, California.
    San Diego proudly holds the title of “Craft Beer Capital” of the United States, so it’s not out of left field to think of a beautifully designed craft brewery as the most perfectly unique wedding venue. This “shed” has combined the uprising culture of craft beer with trendy, up-to-the-minute design. Seat up to 130 and bring your pets!

    The US Grant.
    San Diego, California.
    Make your fairy-tale fantasies a reality in this opulent National Landmark located in the trendy Gaslamp Quarter. The historic hotel has over 22 venue spaces to choose from: celebrate with romantic elegance in the Crystal Ballroom, captivate in the spacious Presidential Ballroom, the sparkle in the natural light and crystal chandeliers of the Palm Court, or be surrounded by storied legacy in the atmospheric Celestial Ballroom. Expect to indulge in delectable dishes, celebrate in the speakeasy, and dance the night away beneath sparkling chandeliers at this legendary hotel.

    Junipero Serra Museum.
    San Diego, California.
    Junipero Serra Museum in Presidio Park is one of the most famous landmarks in San Diego. The iconic mission-style museum is the ideal setting for a stunning wedding overlooking San Diego’s celebrated Old Town and ocean. The arcaded outdoor terrace and intimate interior gallery create a perfect historical atmosphere for the most romantic “I-do’s.” Insider tip: During the summer there’s a nightly firework show visible from the museum!

    Spanish Village Art Center.
    Balboa Park, San Diego, California.
    Imagine flowering bougainvillaea and multi-coloured cobblestones as the dramatic aisle entrance to a brightly lit courtyard chock full of beautiful art from local artists. Discover the enchantment of this historic courtyard and artist village where your guests can mingle among 37 working artists’ studios and see the artwork in progress, all the while enjoying a night under the stars.

  3. How to Plan A Destination Wedding: 11 Tips to Consider.

    Once you’ve picked out your ideal wedding locale overseas, the next step is figuring out how to plan a destination wedding miles away from home (and then take a few deep breaths). Throwing a destination wedding means you’re in for a much more intimate ceremony and can basically enjoy a two for one wedding and honeymoon. But, before you jet off to a foreign land to marry your love, you have some important details to consider as you start planning a destination wedding.

    We sat down with San Francisco-based planner Laurie Arons, who knows a thing or two about throwing a fantastic wedding party with over 600 weddings and special events under her belt. Whether you’ve decided on a tropical celebration in the Bahamas, an island fête in Bali, or a romantic getaway in Tuscany (those are a few of her favourite places for a destination affair), Arons has all of your bases covered, from choosing the perfect venue to coordinating every last detail on the big day.

    MEET THE EXPERT

    Laurie Arons is a San Francisco-based planner who has over 600 weddings and special events under her belt.

    Here, she offers her top tips for how to plan a destination wedding—regardless of where in the world you get hitched.

    1. Choose a Meaningful Location
    Keep in mind that your destination must have all of the resources you need. That charming beach town where you spent your childhood summers won’t work if it only has one hotel that can’t accommodate all your guests.

    2. Notify Guests Well in Advance
    This is one of the most important destination for wedding tips. It’s important to give your nearest and dearest plenty of time to calculate if they can afford the cost of travelling to your ceremony and reception.

    3. Embrace the Setting to Save Big
    Slash your décor budget by incorporating local blooms—think olive branches and grape leaves in Tuscany or exotic flowers and plants in the tropics—and serve local specialities at the reception, like conch fritters in the Bahamas or carnitas in Cabo, to cut catering costs.

    4. Consider Your Guests
    Try to put everyone in one reasonably affordable hotel. If the price is an issue, find a less expensive spot 10 minutes away—15 tops. Don’t set your date until you’re sure there’s room availability for everyone.

    5. Hire a Pro
    Make sure to find a planner or coordinator that specializes in destination weddings. This way, instead of spending hours on phone calls trying to overcome a language barrier or making executive decisions about flowers and ceremony site from miles away, you have an expert on hand to take care of it all for you.

    If a planner isn’t in your budget, look for a resort with a strong on-site coordinator.

    6. Visit in Advance
    Ideally, you’d see your venue once before booking and again three to four months before the wedding to finalize details. If a second trip’s not possible, arrive at least five days early to make those decisions and do a hair and makeup trial.

    7. Pick Your Vendors in Person
    In advance of your first site visit, set up meetings with the better-known florists and rental companies in your destination. But also ask for referrals from your venue on the ground; you might uncover local talent you didn’t know about.

    8. Budget for Vendors
    If you decide to bring specialists from home, expect to cover their travel and lodging costs; a clean, safe hotel within 30 minutes of your venue is a must. Negotiate these expenses upfront so things don’t get out of control.

    9. Stuff That Suitcase
    I’ve yet to find a destination outside the continental U.S. that has the same quality and selection of rental linens. Shipping overseas is risky and expensive, so I always pack as much as possible into checked luggage.

    10. Tailor Your Wedding Dress to the Destination
    Breathable fabrics work best in hot, humid locations. Lightweight lace in Mexico is stunning, as is an embellished ball gown at a villa in France.

    11. Never Check Your Dress
    Always carry your dress on board the plane, even if it means having to fold it. Just make sure someone at the other end can press and steam it.

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