There are some things that are unique and exciting about San Diego same-sex wedding photography. For lesbian weddings sometimes you have double the amount of prep with two locations for makeup and detail photos. Sometimes you even have two wedding dresses as was the case for Yara and Cheyanne, which also means double the surprise during the first look. For their first look, I wanted them to see each other at the exact same time, especially since one of them wearing a dress was a total surprise to the other one. When I set them up, I put them a few steps from each other with both of them facing away from each other so that one did not get a peek before the other. When they turned and seen each other for the first time, they would be able to see the full length of the dress.
Another thing that was unique about their wedding was that during their ceremony, they walked down the aisle together holding hands. During their exchange of vows, they also had a sweet moment when they whispered to each other part of their vows.
Some of the reception decor included baseball teamed items like their wedding cake, cracker jacks at tables and even a baseball bat used for guests to sign. During their reception they also put on their custom made Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars to get the dancing started. It was great that they did, because they had a lot of dancing to do. These dancing machines partied the night away with family and friends.
I was very happy that Cheyanne and Yara chose me as their wedding photographer. It was great to be a part of their story and to be there to capture all the great moments from their engagement session and their wedding. They are an awesome couple and I was happy to be able to earn their trust and create some awesome photos for them.
Vendors that made their wedding day a success include:
Prep Location: The Dana on Mission Bay
Wedding Venue: Marina Village
Wedding Planner: Swann Soirées
Catering: Ranch Events
Bakery: Ranch Events
Linens, Rentals, Lighting: Ranch Events
Cinematography: Over the Counter Entertainment
Celebrant: Vows From the Heart
Music (DJ): Allen Walker
Hair and Makeup: Mei- Li Rockot