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ORKIDEH & CHRISTIAN 06.14.11
The Grand Del Mar ~ February 14, 2011
Wedding photography by  Tim Otto Photography
Tim Otto Photography is a pre-screened member of the bridal bar.

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SARAH & SCOTT 05.26.11
La Estancia La Jolla ~ February 19, 2011
Wedding photography by  Tim Otto Photography
Tim Otto Photography is a pre-screened member of the bridal bar.

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GRAHAM & EVER ~ DESTINATION: COSTA RICA 03.18.11
Graham & Ever decided that their dreams would come to life in beautiful and enchanting Santa Teresa, Costa Rica where the waves are epic for surfing and the relaxed beach atmosphere is ideal for unforgettable wedding celebrations.
Casa Capitan which boasts the largest and most extravagant house in Santa Teresa, and that’s an understatement, makes it the most amazing venue for quaint weddings of 50 guests or less.
The ceremony took place on the beach at sunset, followed by the wedding reception which was a short stroll up the sandy path through the palms to the house and nestled by the infinity pool.
The hanging lights and votives mixed perfectly with the surrounding palm fronds and myriad of strategically arranged Cali lily, orchid, and hydrangea arrangements, all done in the corresponding colors of white and green.

In lieu of wedding favors, guests signed custom made coasters and dropped the coaster into a bowl for the charity of their choice, including a local school, an environmental cause, and an animal shelter. {Which by the way, is just a magnificent idea!}

Congratulations to Graham & Ever, may they have a long and joyous life journey together!!

~ Don

Don Mirra Photography fuses a passionate, artistic eye of composition and light with a photojournalism approach of spontaneity and responsiveness to the “decisive moment”. Don Mirra Weddings’ expansive line of style, confidence, and experience combined with Don’s comfort in capturing formal and informal images ensures all aspects of your wedding experience are documented while providing the exclusive bride and groom with avant-garde photographic memories.

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VENDOR FEATURE: TIM OTTO PHOTOGRAPHY ~ INSIDE WEDDINGS MAGAZINE WINTER 2011 03.03.11

Sarah Keeter arranged to meet Jason Fontana on New Year’s Eve 2009-2010 at Our Lady of the Rosary in Little Italy where they  would exchange their vows ceremony. Mr & Mrs Fontana would then head over to the US Grant to celebrate becoming husband & wife in a festive and fun wedding reception. All the while, every single moment of this most spectacular day was being documented by one of San Diego’s top photographers, Tim Otto of Tim Otto Photography.
We are very happy to share with you, Tim’s beautiful images of this amazing event featured in Inside Weddings Magazine – Winter 2011 Issue
Jason & Sarah Fontana ~ 12.31.2009
Tim’s passion and creativity result in unique and contemporary photographs for all occasions, from intimate weddings on the beach to grand elegant celebrations. His enthusiastic, warm and friendly personality creates a comfortable atmosphere of trust, allowing couples to relax and feel confident that every important and beautiful moment will be captured in an instinctive and unobtrusive style. Tim is respected for his outstanding service and high-quality work, his wedding images have been published in numerous publications, including Grace Ormonde, InStyle, Town and Country and People.

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KC AND GARTH 11.12.10

It was a truly memorable day for KC & Garth at The Pelican Hill Resort

The expectation….

The romance….

The food….

The dancing….
The beginning of a lifetime of unforgettable memories….
And it was all captured by the artistic eyes of  the experts at True Photography

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ADAIR & CHRISTOPHER 10.20.10

Adair and Christopher by True Photography

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe ~ May 22, 2010

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MICHAEL & JACQUELINE 09.14.10

The Bridal Bar is so thrilled to share with you the very special day of one of our very own members of our shutterbug family….True Photographer, Michael Svoboda!!

Mr & Mrs Svoboda!!

The couple was pleasantly delighted with an amazing day backdrop to accompany their Hotel Del Coronado Wedding Day Shoot by none other than their comrades at True Photography Weddings.

We are so excited for this beautiful couple and their amazing future ahead!!

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JIIN & ALLEN 08.14.10

Allen and I met in Vegas! Yes, Vegas. I guess, what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas haha! We met at the club called Tao. The next day, we went on our first date official date. Allen was from San Jose and I was in San Diego, so we did the long distance thing for about a year, until Allen made the move to San Diego. A year later, Allen proposed to me.

It was a pretty easy choice when we decided to go with True Photography. Aaron was the first photographer to call us back, so being prompt was really important to us. Aaron was the only photographer we had spoken to, but because he was so friendly, easy going, seemed to know his stuff, and the photos were amazing, we signed the contract right away.

So many people were like, “Weren’t you guys tired of smiling and taking pictures?” But no, we didn’t even feel like it was any work at all. It was really fun, and a very easy experience. Michael and Eddie were both awesome shooters. Everything went so smooth and felt very organized that we were able to spend a lot of time with our guests.

~ Jiin (Our Bride)

Images courtesy of True Photography Weddings. Especial thanks to all of those who made Jiin & Allens special day a dream come true….Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club, La Fleur, Entertainment at Large- Mike Hogan, Concepts Event Design,  MSI , Raphaels, The White Dress, Wedding Paper Divas, Edelweiss Bakery.

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WE WELCOME PAUL BARNETT PHOTOGRAPHY!! 07.30.10

The Bridal Bar is honored to make a picturesque addition to our portfolio of accomplished shutterbugs!

Paul Barnett’s work is evidence of his unobtrusiveness and his quick and spontaneous eye. Paul is invisible during the process, allowing his subjects to be relaxed, and most importantly, be themselves. With predecessors of the photo-documentary movement such as Henri Cartier Bresson and Helen Levitt, Paul’s photographic intuition allows him to release the shutter at the decisive moment.

Paul Barnett’s wedding images embrace the concept of both perspective and attitude.  Based on a mandate to be truly reactive rather than proactive and a dedication to record events as a historian rather than a director. The final result; a collection of photographs, genuine and unrehearsed, that bring to life the small idiosyncrasies that define us as individuals, close family and good friends.

Paul Barnett’s unique style and quality craftsmanship is known throughout North America, Europe and Mexico, as he has been commissioned to photograph weddings from New York, to Hawaii, as well as Copenhagen, Berlin, and London. Paul’s photographs have been published internationally and he frequents the pages of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Inside Weddings and Martha Stewart Weddings.

Equally popular is Paul Barnett’s child photography. A lesson in effortless un-complicated portraiture. Presented as stunning black and white fine art photography, Paul Barnett brings to film that deep penetrating “look” that many times only the parent can see. Based in San Diego, Paul Barnett has become the preeminent choice for those families seeking genuine documentation of the growth and development of those we love.

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A WORD FROM THE EXPERTS 07.02.10

The Bridal Bar is excited to premier the 1st of many short educational clips.  Enjoy!!!

Wedding, Family & Portrait Photography Location Selection by Don Mirra

As a professional photographer in san diego Don will help you understand why family photographs and engagement photographs need a good location. You will understand more about light and that the beach while great might not be the best first choice.

Don Mirra Photography fuses a passionate, artistic eye of composition and light with a photojournalism approach of spontaneity and responsiveness to the “decisive moment”.

Don Mirra Weddings’ expansive line of style, confidence, and experience combined with Don’s comfort in capturing formal and informal images ensures all aspects of your wedding experience are documented while providing the exclusive bride and groom with avant-garde photographic memories.

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