San Diego’s Hidden Gem

My Favorite Wedding of 2017

As a professional wedding photographer, I’m lucky!  I’ve been fortunate to witness the best of the best weddings over the past 20+ years. San Diego has emerged as a year-round wedding mecca for those seeking perfect climate, beautiful venues and many of the best wedding professionals in the country!


2018 has begun, and as I look back at the weddings we shot last year, one wedding in particular stands out and get’s my vote for the best wedding in 2017.


Meet Erin & David.  A quiet, elegant couple with a romantic old world vibe. They’re the type of people that think deeply about their lives and future. Sure, their wedding was beautiful, elegant, you could even say “perfect,” but what made this wedding stand out to me was their selflessness. Everything about their wedding was geared towards hospitality, comfort and care for their family and friends.



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250 guests enjoyed the exclusive Rancho Valencia Resort in Rancho Santa Fe.  Beyond the 5 star service, amazing cuisine, and luxurious accommodations, this resort, much like Erin and David carries a vibe of understated refinement.


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In spite of the “no expense spared” feel, the reason why this wedding was my favorite of 2017 was the people. Every moment of the day and evening as I looked through my camera, all I saw was happy, smiling, laughing people, thrilled to be a part of the celebration. There were only A-list guests.  In the end, it’s the only thing that truly matters.


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A big round of applause to these rock stars that made it all happen!




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