san diego family portrait – the phillips at north island at the park

Thanksgiving is about saying thanks, and one of the many things I’m thankful for are all the wonderful people I get to work with.

The Phillips family is no exception. I photographed Adriana & Justin’s wedding a few years ago and am so honored they asked me to now photograph them with their two sons.

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Justin is a helicopter pilot so we were lucky enough to be able to go on base on North Island.141013_POR_0019_phillips_familysan diego north island coronado family portrait photographer

This little one was so excited to sit in the front seat and play with the controls.

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We then headed over to the park to get the last bits of the golden light.141013_POR_0069_phillips_family141013_POR_0082_phillips_familycoronado park family portrait photographer141013_POR_0086_phillips_familysan diego park coronado family portrait photographer141013_POR_0089_phillips_familycoronado military family portrait photographer

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lafayette hotel & spa, san diego, california wedding – kristen + josh’s vintage 20s weddings

Kristen and Josh love to throw themed parties. And for their wedding they went all out with a 20s Great Gatsby theme.

Kristen’s gown was gorgeous.

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They chose to do a first look:

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We hung out before the ceremony and made pretty pics:

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They looked so lovely together.

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Thanks Alex for this pic of me in action.

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After this portrait time they held a cocktail hour to hang out with their guests before the ceremony.

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The ceremony was held in the lobby beneath parasols.

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It was so fun that their guests even joined in and wore period outfits.

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For the reception they changed into their party outfits.

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CONGRATS Kristen & Josh!!!!

Thanks to these great vendors who made their day come together:

decor & lighting: friends and family

venue: Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows

hairstylist: Koda Salon

makeup: Makeup by Tara Renee

Kristen’s gown: David’s Bridal

Josh’s Tux: Men’s Wearhouse

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