Carlsbad Crossings Wedding- San Diego Wedding Photographer


Who: Natalie and Bryce

What: Getting Ready, First Look, Formal Portraits, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Golden Hour Portraits, Reception

Where: The Crossings at Carlsbad

When: July 7th, 2018

I first met Bryce and Natalie at their engagement session at Wind and Sea Beach in La Jolla, Ca. When they showed up Bryce was pretty sick but they had driven down from another state and decided to go along with the session. This is when I knew that this couple was fabulous. despite being sick Bryce was a blast. The laughter and silliness at this session was such a treat.

Fast forward to their wedding day, and I was SO excited. The day began with a relaxing getting ready session filled with sweet moments from the bridesmaids and my second shooter hung with the guys! The first look was definitely one for the ages! Bryce and Natalie opted to do traditional vows during their ceremony and chose to do private, personal vows during the first look. Its moments like these when I just can’t believe I get to be a witness to these kinds of amazing moments. After some portraits the ceremony began which was filled with laughter and stories about this sweet couple. Its such a joy to get a peek into peoples love stories and hear from loved ones how they first connected.

Its a wedding photographers dream when you get to do not one but two portrait sessions! The Crossings at Carlsbad does not disappoint when it comes to beautiful sunset locations. I love this time after the wedding when all the stress is gone and we can all just relax into what just happened. So much joy!

To end the night I got to capture such a fun reception! I don’t think I have ever seen such a lively group of dancing, laughing and fun!

Bryce and Natalie, what a true joy that I got to capture your day! THANK YOU for allowing me to be there and for letting me step into your story for this fabulous day. I wish you the most beautiful marriage filled with joy and silliness. Congratulations!

Thank you to all the wonderful vendors!

Venue: The Crossings at Carlsbad

Makeup: Jessie Lauren

Florals: Urban Garden

DJ: Dancing DJ Productions

Videographer: Black Canyon Cineworks

Dress: Uptown Bridal

Suit: Nick’s Menswear

Rachel Dale