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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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Hi darlings, this is Dani from Dear Lovers! To celebrate the fresh new year, I decided to host a styled bridal shoot inspired by romantic, European beauty. I envisioned a film shoot that was organic and whimsical, soft and romantic, and truly dreamy and timeless. Naturally, I’m in love with blush tones, wind, soft tulle, and spring florals, […]

Romantic Bridal Inspiration Shoot Milagro Winery

Apr 13, 2018

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We’re kicking off the new year with a total stunner! Planned by CES Weddings and Events, Annie and Patrick’s gorgeous Canyon Oaks Country Club Wedding is white-tented-rustic-elegance at its finest. Details included plentiful florals in a subdued palette by Cambray Rose Florist, vintage-inspired rentals from WeDo Designs, a beautiful naked cake by Upper Crust Bakery and a bride that fit […]

Annie & Patrick Canyon Oaks Country Club Wedding

Apr 7, 2018

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Carmel Mountain Ranch Wedding Featured in Exquisite Weddings Magazine Katie and Kevin were married on June 17th, 2017 at the beautiful Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club. With their day planned to perfection by Nicole Manalo. Their guests gathered together on a sunny afternoon in the garden for the sweetest ceremony. As they got to witness them become husband […]

Katie & Kevin Carmel Mountain Ranch Wedding

Jan 8, 2018

Katie & Kevin, Carmel Mountain Ranch Wedding
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Meet Lauren & Nick! These two darlings are so natural together and so much fun to photograph! We just adore them and had so much fun getting to know them during their engagement session. We’re counting down the days until we get to capture their wedding in October at one of our favorites – the Inn […]

Lauren & Nick Balboa Park Engagement Session

Jan 3, 2018

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VISIT @DEARLOVERSPHOTO ON INSTAGRAM TO ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY ! You did it! You got engaged! Humungous congratulations from us to you! One of the first things to do now is get some engagement photos. But do you really need them? Here’s our take on what makes engagement sessions so important! DON’T FORGET! Enter in our […]

SAN DIEGO ENGAGEMENT SESSION GIVEAWAY! + WHY THEY ARE A MUST!

Dec 29, 2017

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Emotional and Intimate Wedding Under the Oaks Set against the beautiful landscape this Circle Oak Ranch Wedding in San Diego, was smitten by the natural and rustic elements. Chelsea and Casey are two of the sweetest souls we have yet to photograph, they truly are in love. They don’t need posing or directing, for them just […]

Chelsea & Casey Circle Oak Ranch Wedding

Dec 1, 2017

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Tell us a little bit about you.. where you’re from, your hobbies etc.. I’m a San Diego native! Aside from photography, I love creating things with my hands! I’ve taken up embroidery, weaving, knitting, and illustrating with pen & ink! The perfect day for you looks like.. My perfect day would be spent exploring or […]

5 Minutes with Our New Associate Dani Toscano!

Oct 19, 2017

Desert Styled Shoot, Desert Engagement Session, Jesse & Alannah, Algodones Sand Dunes
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Minimalist desert engagement session featured on Wedding Chicks These two are nothing short of incredible. Jesse & Alannah’s were the winners of our styled desert engagement shoot giveaway. Since then getting to know them has honestly been all our pleasure! We absolutely love the story of how they met and fell in love. Their love story told by Alannah […]

Jesse & Alannah Styled Desert Engagement Session

Oct 13, 2017

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Deer Lovers Associate Dani! See her work! It all started when we all met a month ago at Communal Coffee in North Park. The agenda of the coffee meeting was to simply say hello to a fellow rising photographer named Dani Toscano. She had reached out to us on Instagram searching for a mentorship opportunity; […]

We’re growing: Meet Our New Associate Dani Toscano!

Oct 12, 2017

Dani Toscano, Deer Lovers Associate
Megan & Ryan, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, Deer Lovers Photography, Fine Art Film Photography, Film Wedding Photography, San Diego Film Wedding Photographer
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Elegance & Timeless Charm Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty! Megan and Ryan’s classic black tie wedding in Southern California took place on one of the prettiest days! For a venue this sweet couple chose to have a stunning The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe wedding. And opted for an intimate ceremony in the garden. The bride […]

Megan & Ryan The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

Sep 19, 2017