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Jessica & Frank - Rancho Valencia, San Diego

I remember meeting with Jessica and Frank for the first time at my studio. I felt like we really clicked and quickly looked forward to photographing their wedding. I knew it was gonna be fun. They got married at the Rancho Valencia Resort in Rancho Santa Fe just north of San Diego. Jennifer Bueno of Beauty to Be did the hair and Claire Young of Clairestyle did the makeup. Jessica’s dress was made by Paloma Blanca which she got from Isis Bridal in San Diego.

Our blushing bride, Jessica.

Our gallant hero, Frank.

True love… never have I seen a groom so happy to see his bride. Since the wedding began after the sun went down, they saw each other before the ceremony.

A moment of zen before the ceremony.

He’s such a cute little fella, I wanted to pinch his cheeks too.

This is what a wedding ceremony looks like at night. By the way, San Diego Stage and Lighting provided all the lighting for the wedding. Proper lighting makes all the difference. Lighting is so inexpensive relative to everything else, but it can make the biggest impact if done well.

The reception took place in the Terrace Room. It’s gorgeous at night and very private.

My favorite part of the reception is the Hora. Everyone dances around and round in a circle and then they finally stick the bride and groom in a chair and dance them around. It’s a rush to photograph. I just wish we could have had one at my wedding.

And into the night they disappeared…

John

3 Responses to “Jessica & Frank - Rancho Valencia, San Diego”

  1. Eddie Bojorquez (Studio 512) Says:

    Wow, John. That off-camera flash image is surreal and amazing. Great job!
    -E

  2. Frank and Jessica Says:

    John, we absolutely love the photos! They really express the joy we felt at our wedding, everything looks so beautiful and we can’t wait to see the rest.
    Thanks again!
    Frank and Jessica

  3. Bette Lefstein Says:

    John……the pictures of our daughter’s wedding are so amazing and beautiful. You have captured so many emotions on your images that I feel like I was there again just looking at the pictures. Jessica and Frank’s wedding was such a wonderful and special event in all our lives and I’m so glad they had you to capture it all. Can’t wait to see the whole album.

    Best Regards; Bette and Art

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