BellaLuz Photography: Blog http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog en-us (C) BellaLuz Photography 2017 danny@bellaluzfoto.com (BellaLuz Photography) Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:10:00 GMT Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:10:00 GMT http://bellaluzfoto.com/img/s12/v173/u244762470-o766787722-50.jpg BellaLuz Photography: Blog http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog 80 120 Scott & Meaghan http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog/2015/3/scott-meaghan BellaLuz had a great start to the new year with Scott and Meaghan at their beautiful old town wedding at the Immaculate Conception Church. The wedding was quaint, yet perfect with close family and friends attending.  Old town is such an amazing place to photograph and a beautiful wedding location. Old town is the oldest settled area in San Diego, it gave us an amazing photo opportunity at every corner. The reception was held at Coronado Golf Course with the band Slower, that got the party jumping all night! The couple was electric on the dance floor making memories to last a life time! Here are a few gems from their speceal day.

 

 

 

Awesome vendors!

Music:  slower

Photography: BellaLuz Photography

Reception: Coronado golf course

Cake: Whole Foods Del Mar

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Hannah Bringham http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog/2015/4/hanna-bringham This protrait session of beautiful Hannah Bringham was taken in Montecito California near Santa Barbara. We had a blast photographing Hanna, she was a joy to work with. Her beautiful personality really shines threw in our work. Her son, Kingston, will be coming soon!

 

 

 

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Amanda & Ryan http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog/2015/1/amanda-ryan Capturing the Armstrong wedding was an absolute perfect way to finish off 2014 with a bang! These lovebirds were stunning! Their ceremony was at the beautiful Mary Star of the Sea Church in La Jolla. Formal portraits were taken into the sunset at La Jolla Cove.  The wedding party then rode in style, cruising the streets of La Jolla in a vintage white Cescaphe trolly. The lovely bride and groom, and all of their wonderful guests took over the entire hotel and restaurant at Tower 23 & JRDN in Pacific Beach for an exclusive reception and an all night party that will never be forgotten. I had an amazing time with the Mueller & Armstrong family. I know this true love will last a lifetime!

 

Cheers to you both!

The Amazing Vendors

 

Photography: BellaLuz Photography

Flowers: Adelaide's La Jolla

Cake and desserts: Michelle Coulon

Late Night dessert: baked bear

Make-up and Hair: Rock And Royal Bridal Hair & Beau Dieda Bridal Party

Trolly: San Diego Trolly

Video: Andrew Rodianche

 


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danny@bellaluzfoto.com (BellaLuz Photography) San Diego San Diego Wedding Photography bellaluz Photography san diego family portraits san diego photographer san diego portrait photography http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog/2015/1/amanda-ryan Mon, 05 Jan 2015 03:10:53 GMT
Amanda and Ryan http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog/2014/5/amanda-and-ryan The Mueller’s have been clients and friends for over 8 years, so naturally I was excited to hear that Amanda and Ryan were tying the knot. Ryan proposed on the beach in Southern California, with friends and family nearby.  This tight-knit family knows how to have a good time, so I imagine the celebration that followed was one for the books.

We decided the Salk institute in La Jolla would be a fun place to shoot their engagement session. We spent an hour touring the grounds, then headed to the beach for sunset.  Amanda and Ryan were naturals in front of the camera, and their love for each other was apparent.

The wedding will take place in November, at Mary Star of the Sea in La Jolla. Without a doubt, a rockin’ party will follow at the infamous Tower 23 in Pacific beach.  Congrats to the newly engaged couple! Here are a few images from their shoot…

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Sarah and Tommy http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog/2013/12/sarah-and-tommy   Meet Sarah and Tommy Crudo, we had a blast shooting their La jolla Seaside Forum wedding in San Diego, California. Anthony and I were honored to capture such a special time in their lives.  It was such a wonderful opportunity to watch my childhood friend tie the knot and I am excited for the future to watch them grow as a couple and family. With the threat of rain, the storm had passed and we ended up with the most beautiful beach sunset filled with dramatic clouds and striking colors to serve as the background for their big day.
 

The Amazing Vendors

Of course us!!

Venue: Scripps Forum

Catering: UCSD Catering

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Cake by Karina

Bar tending service

Transportation/limo service: Village transportation

 

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Briana and Derek's Wedding at the Cove http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog/2013/10/briana-and-dereks-wedding-at-the-cove Located at the La Valencia Hotel, in the heart of La Jolla Cove, the wedding of Derek and Briana was such a beautiful event to be a part of. Although seeing your childhood friends getting married can make you feel a bit old, it is wonderful to see the love of two people you care about grow into such an amazing thing. After nine years together, we are so happy to see Derek and Briana tie the knot for good!

Congratulations to an awesome couple who were truly meant for each other!

 

Awesome vendors:

Venue & Cake: La Valencia Hotel
 
Rentals: Concepts Event Design
 
Ceremony & Cocktail music: Guitarist Conner Cecil
 
Reception Entertainment: The Legends Band San Diego
 
Dress: Anne Barge from Bliss Bride Del Mar
 
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
 
Invitations: Sweet Paper La Jolla
 
Print work: Box Creative Agency
 
Suit: The Ascot Shop La Jolla

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Jack's First Birthday http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog/2013/10/jacks-first-birthday We are very excited to be featured on Hostest with the Mostest for Jack's first birthday! Definitely one of the coolest parties we had ever been to. Here are some of the highlights, select the link below to see the feature!

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Natalie and Bobby's Bayside Wedding http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog/2013/10/bobby-and-natalie Its been a pleasure being a part of Bobby and Natalie's wedding journey. And the wedding itself, at the beautiful Bahia Hotel, complete with its amazing sunset ceremony, couldn't have been more perfect. Getting to know this couple and their awesome story has been a blast as well, and such a great example of true love from high-school sweethearts all the way to "I Do!". Congratulations Bobby and Natalie! We wish you a life full of love and happiness!

 

Awesome Vendors:

Minister- Beau Gray 
 
Florist- Flowers for You, Marie, http://mariesflowersforyou.com/
 
Ceremony Set Up/Flowers- Special Event Productions, Daniel,  http://www.specialeventproductions.net/

Videography- Olson Films, Brandon Olson, http://www.olsonfilms.com

DJ- San Diego Party Time DJs, Greg Gomez,  http://www.sdpartytimedjs.com/

Photobooth- The Fotobox,  http://thefotobox.com/ 

Bakery- Flour Power,  http://flourpower.com/

Wedding Coordinator - Events by Jamie, http://www.eventsbyjamie.com/#

Venue- The Bahia, Beth Hunt, http://www.bahiahotel.com/

Hair - Angie, Joelle's Salon Day Spa, http://www.joellessalon.com/

 

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San Diego Lifeguards http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog/2013/9/san-diego-lifeguards We recently had the honor of shooting the 2013 San Diego Central District Lifeguard Team in Mission Beach. This Shot was Taken at Tower 13 next to Belmont Park just after sunrise. Despite the early rise, energy was high, and everyone had a great time. As local San Diego surfers, Anthony and I have always appreciated all the hard work and committed service from these everyday heroes. We look forward to working with them again.

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Cynthia and Cody's Garden Wedding http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog/2013/8/cynthia-and-codys-garden-wedding  

I’ve known Cody Swanson for a few years and was so happy when I heard of his engagement to his high school sweetheart, Cynthia. They grew up together as good family friends, making their story movie-perfect. Cynthia spent her childhood being teased by Cody and his buddies, but years later, their schoolyard crush blossomed into a beautiful relationship.

 

Their wedding was one of my favorites this year, from the rustic, chic décor to the tight knit family and friendship shared by the guests. I felt honored to be a part of the perfect day. So happy for the newlyweds!

 

Wishing you both a life full of love and happiness.

 

Best wishes,

Danny

 

Awesome vendors!!

Venue: Secluded Garden Estate

Bakery: Cakes to Celebrate / debbie@cakes-to-celebrate.com

Catering: Smokey Mountain Catering / Jennifer@cateringtemecula.com

Bartender: Always a Happy Hour / alwaysahappyhour@aol.com

Florist: Flowers by Erin / flowersbyerin@gmail.com

Videographer: Wedding Tales (Joe) / info@wedding-tales.com

Photographer: Bellaluz Photography/ bellaluzfoto.com / danny@desantiphoto.com

DJ/Photo booth: Total Quality Music (Kenny Gibbs) / tqmdj@aol.com

Makeup: Masked by Nicole Miller / nicolemillermakeup@roadrunner.com

Hair: Josef Gonzales

Decor: Pink Slip Inspiration by Jill Ellis / www.PinkSlipInspiration.com

Rentals: Party rentals by premier

Linens, cups, napkins, plates, etc: smartyhadaparty.com

 

 

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Jillian & Shane's Summer Wedding http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog/2013/8/jillian-shanes-summer-wedding My sister Diana introduced us to Jillian. Lucky for us, we could not have asked for better clients. During our first consultation, we learned that Shane and Jillian were game for anything, which allowed us to get creative during their sessions.

 

The wedding took place at Maderas golf club in Poway near San Diego. Although it was extremely hot, everyone had a blast and was eager to see this awesome couple tie the knot. The highlight of the night was when the wedding party performed a flash mob dance after the grand entrance. There wasn’t a dull moment the whole night! All the love from friends and family radiated during the reception, and the dance floor didn’t skip a beat.

 

Best wishes to the two newly weds! We had a blast capturing all the love you shared with each other and your amazing friends and family.

 

Cheers,

Danny

Awesome vendors!!

1.Venue: Maderas Golf Club
2. Coordinator: Courtney Young
3. Cake: Carl & Melina Zeitsen, Eccentric International Chefs Bakery & Deli
4. DJ: Sunset Sound Productions
5. Florist: Splendid Sentiments
6. Officiant: Gary Hanson
7. Makeup & Hair: Tammy Vittone Makeup Artistry & Julianne DeSanti
8. Videographer: Rendezvous Video Productions
9. Photobooth: Snap Time Photobooths
10. Musicians: Chris DelPiore
11. Saxophone Musician: Jason Weber
12. Shuttle: Elite Images Limousine

 

 

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Summer Seniors http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog/2013/8/summer-seniors This year we had a few awesome groups of graduating seniors that we were honored to shoot. Here are some of the photos we took for a few 2013 graduating seniors . We are currently booking senior photo sessions for 2014! Please contact BellaLuz for scheduling or more information.

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Whitney & Ben Vineyard Wedding http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog/2013/10/whitney-ben-wedding We had a great time getting to know Ben and Whitney this past summer.  We happened to shoot their engagement session in La jolla during one of the best sunsets all summer and their wedding day was spent on the beautiful grounds at Ponte winery in Temecula.  The ceremony was perched in front of Ponte winery's lake which gave friends and family a cool breeze on one of the warmest days all summer.  The ceremony was followed up with cocktails and dinner inside the unique barrel room.  Great food, family and friends...What more could you ask for, another perfect wedding in wonderful San Diego.

We wish you two a loving and successful matrimony!

 

 

Dream Makers!

Venue

Ponte Family Estate Winery

www.pontewinery.com

 

Officiant

Shane Crawford

www.c3portland.com

 

Florist

Sweet Flowers and Events

www.sweetflowers.net

 

Cake

Cakes to Celebrate

www.cakes-to-celebrate.com

 

Musician/Entertainment

Brian Stodart

www.brianstodart.com

 

 

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Tiffany & Tommy's Hawaiian Wedding http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog/2013/6/smith-wedding I've known Tiffany and Tommy for about ten years now.  We all used to work at Sushi on the Rock in La Jolla back in the day.  I was so excited when they asked if I would photograph their wedding on Hawaii's Big Island.  I had never been to the Big Island but I have spent quite a bit of time shooting and working on a few of the other Hawaiian Islands.  Their wedding was filled with so much romance and love.  Tiffany looked absolutely stunning!  Wedding coordinator, Malia Bolton, did such a great job as well making sure the days timeline went super smooth.  Tiffany and Tommy are perfect for each other and I know they are going to have such a beautiful life together! - Anthony

These vendors did an absolute top job!

FLORALS - Bliss In Bloom

CATERING - Paradise Gourmet

WEDDING COORDINATOR - Malia Bolton - maliabolton@gmail.com

LIVE MUSIC - LT Smooth

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Sarah & Tommy http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog/2013/6/sarah-and-tommy  

Tommy and Sarah’s engagement session was at Balboa Park on a busy Saturday afternoon. At first we were a little nervous, thinking it would be near impossible to capture intimate moments of the couple with so many park visitors. After a quick scout, we found a few great spots in San Diego’s finest park that weren’t too crowded.  Tommy and Sarah will be married next year and we look forward for their big day.

 

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Cynthia's Bridal Shower http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog/2013/6/cynthias-bridal-shower  

BellaLuz has enjoyed working with Cody and Cynthia over the past year, from their engagement session to their creative and infamous save the date photo that went viral.  Here are a few images from Cynthia’s bridal shower. They will be married next month so keep an eye out for more beautiful photos of the happy couple.

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Natalie and Bobby http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog/2013/6/friedman-engagement Natalie and Bobby have to be one of the nicest couple we've ever met.  These two are simply made for each other!  We shot their engagement session in the village area of La Jolla and finished off with a few shots at a nearby park and beach.  An added bonus was getting a few images of the both of them on Bobby's new motorcycle.  I'm not going to lie, Danny and I were both a little jealous of that thing;).  We are really excited to shoot Natalie and Bobby's wedding this September at the Bahia Hotel in Mission Beach.  It's going to be a great day with a great couple!!! -Anthony

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Molina Wedding http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog/2013/6/molina-wedding Travis and I have been good friends for more than 15 years. It all started when I was his personal surf videographer in high school, so it only made sense that Anthony and I would photograph his big day. The ceremony took place on Imperial Beach, Travis’ favorite surf spot. Their wedding was small, simple, intimate, and perfect. Tara looked stunning and her contagious smile made for incredible photos. We were honored to capture Travis and Tara’s big day, and we know they will forever be happy together.

 

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Jillian & Shane http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog/2013/6/jilian-shane  

Anthony and I shot Jillian and Shane’s engagement session at Seaport Village a few months back. Shane is a jet plane mechanic so naturally we started the session on the USS Midway. From there, we captured other unique shots around Seaport Village. It was a crowded weekend day so we were attracting attention from the many visiting tourists. At one point, there were about 10 foreigners taking photos of our production. They must of thought Jillian and Shane were famous! The happy couple will be married this month and we can’t wait to capture their magical day. Here are a few images from their engagement session.

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Morrison Family http://bellaluzfoto.com/blog/2013/6/morrison-family-session What a fun family the Morrisons are!  Scott, Brenda and their three super cool sons and sweet Golden Retriever met us down at Petco Park to capture some new images of their family.  What a fun session we had trying to get interesting angles and working with some mixed lighting.  We could really tell there is a lot of love amongst the Morrison clan.  Truly a happy family with tons of energy! -Anthony

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