Good morning from Huntington Beach, California everyone! I’m back in from being a camera operator at my church; Sea Coast Grace in Cypress and couldn’t wait any longer to share Kimberly & Christopher’s wedding yesterday down in Mission Hills, California.
Yesterday, I had the honour of shooting side-by-side my good friend; Michelle Smity-Zuniga from Studio Z out of San Diego. You may remember Sesselia & Gregory’s Wedding down in Rancho Santa Fe that she & I recently photographed together back in March. Well, she rang me up again & asked if I had anything better to do other than to listen to Duran Duran music yesterday or if I wanted to shoot another wedding with her. Hmmm… Duran Duran or shoot a wedding. That was a tough decision, but in the end – I chose to head down to San Diego and photograph Kimberly & Christopher’s wedding with her. LOL!
Michelle headed over to meet up with Kimberly, while I met up Christopher and his men at their ceremony location – the Mission Hills United Church of Christ. We were able to get to know each other a bit, capture some fun portraits and candids of their families and friends as they were arriving. The two church coordinators; Beverly & Diane gave Michelle & I generous freedom to capture Kimberly & Christopher’s wedding – while still observing the sanctuary’s photography limits and not disturbing the guests.
Their ceremony was lovely & immediately afterwards, Michelle was snapping away with some traditional and classic family portraits in the church while I was capturing all the action that was going on with family & friends behind the scenes. We then left the church with a “bubbly” farewell to head to Balboa Park, where Michelle rode shotgun in the EP Mobile as we followed Kimberly & Chris in the back seat of a convertible Thunderbird taking beautiful portraits as we drove through the city. That was where the romance really started to take place for the portraits!
Balboa Park was a blast and their reception was held at the San Diego Automotive Museum. Their incredibly delicious catering was hosted by The Abbey Catering and DJ Luke from Crosswaves DJ spun tunes to keep nearly everyone out of the seat the entire night. We even were able to sneak away from the reception towards the end of the night as Michael from the Auto Museum gave us a bit of a tour AND allowed us to incorporate a few of the vintage rides into a bit of an old time romance shoot. But only after Kimberly & Christopher cleaned up after one of the more outrageous cake smashings I have witnessed in a very long time!
I also want to say that we worked with Tareq from Time Code Media (858.449.3005) and he is totally cool. So if you need a cool and relaxed videographer for your wedding down in San Diego – definitely ring him up. I hope you enjoyed the slide show of some of my favourites I captured from their wedding day & have a super weekend – cheers!