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Welcome to our blog. This is a journal where we share our work, we're so grateful for each of our couples. Stay a while and enjoy!

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FEATURED ON STYLE ME PRETTY From Crowned Events: “For Amanda and Trenton, we created a timeless and romantic style with complementary Mediterranean accents that worked cohesively with the architecture and decor at the Darlington House. We centered their color palette around the brick and shades of blue throughout the traditional Spanish tiling displayed around the […]

Intimate Coastal Mediterranean inspired wedding for two teachers in Southern California

Feb 24, 2020

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FEATURED ON STYLE ME PRETTY Being from New Zealand, I’ve always had a special affection for anything that reminds me of my English heritage and wanted to create something different. Something that was old world, English inspired and romantic with some warm color and depth. Kestrel Park Wedding Venue We chose the breathtaking Kestrel Park […]

Kestrel Park in Santa Ynez Jane Austen Inspired Wedding

Feb 23, 2020

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Samantha & Matthew’s castle engagement session was one for the books. We couldn’t be more excited for them getting married after dating for 10 years. And they even brought along their new puppy Remy for a few shots! The evening was complete with the most perfect sunset Napa Valley has to offer. We are counting […]

Romantic Castle Engagement Session

Jul 9, 2019

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KLENTNER RANCH WEDDING FEATURED ON STYLE ME PRETTY! We have such a love for autumn weddings. This subdued fall wedding, with timeless details and warmth, was one of our favorite weddings we’ve ever had the joy of capturing. Nestled in the foothills of Santa Barbara, Klentner Ranch’s blossoming garden, lemon grove and european charm offered […]

Klentner Ranch Wedding | Britney & John

Mar 19, 2019

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 We are so happy to have finally found a filmmaker that is able to match the aesthetic and timeless nature of the rest of our work. Jaime of Dear Lovers Films is just that. The opportunity to truly collaborate with a consistent team and create a seamless finished product is priceless. – Andrew & Anna […]

Jaime of Dear Lovers Films – Why I make wedding day stories

Feb 14, 2019

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Hi all, Dani here! This past summer, James and I had the pleasure of photographing Lisa & Julien’s gorgeous seaside wedding at Hacienda Loma, a private estate in the heart of Sunset Cliffs. Planned by the amazing Karina of Couture Events, their ceremony and reception was adorned in luminous white florals, lemons galore, and the […]

Golden Seaside Hacienda Loma Wedding

Feb 8, 2019

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We love engagement sessions, and you should too! If you’re still on the fence about getting one read this blog post from last year! But let’s assume for a minute that you have already booked a session and now you are wanting to know what’s next.   Here are the items we focus on to […]

Engagement Photography Tips

Feb 4, 2019

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Beauty Bespoken Editorial Shoot featured on Wedding Sparrow! From stylist, Aly Ann Events: “Nestled in the heart of downtown San Diego, Studio 710 was the perfect setting for Dear Lovers Photography to capture the natural light on film. The husband and wife team strategically styled the models to showcase the simple elegance of this creative space. We drew […]

Beauty Bespoken Bridal Editorial

Jan 23, 2019

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Elegant and romantic outdoor wedding featured on Magnolia Rouge Elegant outdoor weddings with incredibly kind Brides and Grooms are our absolute favorite. Hillary and Aaron’s Rancho Bernardo Inn Wedding was exactly that; classic and clean. With their ceremony taking place in the rose garden and reception under the trees.   This day could not have […]

Hillary & Aaron Rancho Bernardo Inn Wedding

Jan 22, 2019

Rancho Bernardo Inn Wedding
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After seven years together, Trenton suprised Amanda by popping the question at the gorgeous Sunstone Winery Villa on Christmas Eve Eve last year and they are two of the sweetest! We were so fortunate to be there to capture the magic and do an engagement shoot right after! From the Bride: A few weeks before […]

Amanda & Trenton Sunstone Winery Proposal

Jan 6, 2019