Brooke & Tanner | San Diego Wedding Photography

One thing I love about weddings is the chance to be apart of this inner circle of people’s lives.  I meet with the bride and groom and hear their story and get to know a small glimpse of who they are and what makes up their love story…. but when I come to their wedding…. wow, I get such a bigger, beautiful picture of them!!  Growing up.  As a couple. How they met.  Who their loved ones are.  And so much more!

When I met with Brooke, I fell in love with her sweet, gentle, considerate, easy going, and bubbly personality.  She told me of how they went to high school together but didn’t actually meet until they ended up at the same college.  She told me of their beautiful engagement while traveling through Boston.  She also told me a little bit of who she was – what drove her and also who her fiancé was.  I knew they were a great couple but being around them all day long.  WOOO.  showed me how amazing they really are!  And how everyone who knows them feels the same!

My friend and photographer Kellie joined me for the day.  She has an incredible eye and a great business called Little Blue Bow Photography.  I love getting to shoot with her and was so thankful she was there to snag some alternate angles!  We got to photograph at the beautiful Catamaran Resort in Mission Beach.  Here are a few of my favorites from the day!

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Brooke has the most amazing smile and the most amazing blue eyes!  A photographers dream.

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Thanks to Kellie for these images.  She was able to snap these fun guy shots while I was over with the ladies.  They got ready at a quaint little house right off Mission Beach.

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Slo Mo showed up and they just had to grab a picture.  A retired surgeon who rollerblades up and down Mission Beach.  I hear he’s quite the legend around those parts!
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We utilized the gorgeous garden area at the Catamaran for their first look.  It was such a sweet moment!

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The classic, black and white one below is a favorite.
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Because Tanner and Brooke LOVE the water and grew up playing water polo and living near the beach, they chose seashells and light blues and aquas to be their colors.  It turned out so sweet and they couldn’t have had a better backdrop!

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After the ceremony we used that gorgeous backdrop to grab some shots of Brooke and Tanner.  The light was extraordinary and we had a great time!

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Let the reception begin!

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The celebration was so sweet and I was so thankful to be apart of their beautiful day.  Brooke and Tanner – Thank you for inviting me to capture your most special of days.  You two are something extraordinary and I know your marriage is going to be tons of fun.   Mighty things will be accomplished with the two of you teaming up together.  I just know it!

And cheers to all those who made their day wonderful!

Wedding Day Coordinator: The Best Wedding For You – Julie Scrivener
Ceremony Venue: Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Tux rental: Purchased from Macys bow ties rented from Friar Tux
Dress Designer & Store: Brides by Demetrios
Bridesmaids dress designer & Store: David’s Bridal
Hair Stylist: Aurora Dewey and Flora Wade and Eveen
Veil, Hairpieces:   Brides by Demetrios
Rings: Engagement- Unicorn Jewelry, Brooke’s wedding bands-Kay Jewelers, Tanner’s band- Carbon 6
Reception Venue: Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Florist: Haydee’s Creative Flowers
Catering: Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Cake: Flour Power
Dj: Elite British DJ – Mick Scrivener
Catamaran Director of Catering: Amber Lighty


  • Aaron Noel

    Great photos! It was a lovely wedding and so much fun.

  • Aliene McMinn

    Loved the pictures. Wish we could have been there.
    Love from Grandma and Grandpa McMinn

  • Mama C

    We love the two of you so much and wish you a lifetime of happiness!

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