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LIFESTYLE PORTRAIT

CORONADO ENGAGEMENT SESSION :: BETHANY + DARREN

It was a sunny day down in Coronado this past Sunday, my face still has the sunburn to prove it. My intern Amanda and I met Bethany and Darren for their engagement shoot along the San Diego Bay and then we headed over to the Hotel Del Coronado for some beach shots. I’ve know Bethany since High School and I’m very excited to shoot their wedding in La Jolla next year. Here were some quick favorites from the day . . .

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Here are some pics from my awesome intern, Amanda Andrzejewski. Don’t ask me how to pronounce her last name, I just like that’s is just as long as mine. First grade spelling sucked for us! Anyways she’s starting up her own photography business (Be Mine Photography) and helping me out on a few shoots.

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BALBOA PARK LIFESTYLE PORTRAITS :: VLADA + TUCKER

High School sweethearts are always my favorite couples to shoot. Maybe it’s because I married my high school sweetheart, or maybe it’s just because they’re always so comfortable with eachother that their love just shines in their images. I was blessed this past week to shoot Vlada and Tucker who are celebrating 5 years together. I’ve worked with Vlada on a few projects in the past. She had volunteered to help me build my couples portfolio which I really appreciated. What I didn’t realize was that this was their first time in 5 years getting to do a couples shoot and that it meant just as much if not more for them. We decided to shoot at Balboa Park because their are just so many different locations that would give us a variety of looks. It was a beautiful day and we shot all over, leaving a few dead flowers in our path. Anyways, here’s the pics, you can view the entire set at: http://www.firstkiss.smugmug.com

If you’d like to schedule a couples session please feel free to email me at: firstkissproductions@gmail.com

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WINDANSEA ENGAGEMENT SHOOT :: SERENA + JUSTIN

I worked with Serena at Jamba Juice almost 10 years ago. I had some great memories, such a fun job! Now we’re all grown up and I can’t wait to shoot Serena’s wedding in Eastlake (our hometown) next month. As soon as she told me that Justin was a Chiefs fan I knew she was in good hands! We went down to Windansea for their engagement shoot, it was a beautiful day and we had fun shooting along the shoreline. Serean + Justin, thank you so much for allowing me to shoot your upcoming wedding! I can’t wait!

To view all the photos from Serena + Justin’s Engagement Shoot visit: http://www.firstkiss.smugmug.com

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ADMIRAL BAKER / KENSINGTON ENGAGEMENT SHOOT :: VITA + MARC

I am so excited to shoot Vita and Marc’s wedding this September.  We had a great engagement shoot last week as they let me into their world and I got to experience some of the things and places that mean so much to this beautiful couple.  We started on the golf course and ended shooting along the streets of Kensington. Vita nearly killed me on the golf course and almost took Marc out by exposing him to a variety of diseases on an abandoned couch in an alley.  Vita and Marc, thanks again for allowing me to capture the memories of your upcoming wedding!

To see the full gallery visit: http://www.firstkiss.smugmug.com

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CORONADO ENGAGEMENT SHOOT :: ILIMA + DAVID

This past weekend I got to spend time with Ilima and David in Coronado to shoot their engagement photos. It was fun getting to know this couple and I’m really looking forward to shooting their wedding in August. The day was perfect, we had some nice clouds out to block the sun for the most part and were able to shoot on both the bay side and the beach which worked out great.

To see all the pics from the engagement session please visit: firstkiss.smugmug.com

Here were a few of my favorites


CORONADO BEACH PHOTOGRAPHER :: KRYSTLE

It was a cloudy day at the Hotel Del Coronado. I was hoping it wouldn’t rain, but that the clouds would stay, as I love having clouds in the background. Hayden and I had a lot of fun shooting Krystle and her beautiful family. Hayden did a great job as a second shooter, he made everyone smile! He’s the best 2 year old in the business! He even played with the kids knowing that he was really just trying to buy some time for the parents to get some pictures of themselves. We all survived the wind and cold and came up with some great photographs. Krystle – your family is beautiful, I’m glad we were able to take some pictures for your family to treasure!

If interested in booking a family session, feel free to email me at: firstkissproductions@gmail.com – ask about our Spring Specials!


ENGAGEMENT SHOOT :: MATT + DANIELLE

“Matty and I’s first kiss, wow, that was awhile ago!  We had Psychology class together, and Matt had been checking me out since school started that year!  It just so happened that he needed a ride home one day, and I conveniently had the means.  We got to his apartment and it took everything I had not to kiss him immediately, so we watched TV for about five minutes.  Matty’s line got me, “Wanna come see my rock collection?”.  I sure did!  When we kissed it was so amazing.  It was something we wanted to do for a long time.  I fell for him.  And, of course, he fell for me!” – Danielle

Most couples take their engagement photos before their wedding.  However, Matt and Danielle we’re so busy planning their Indiana wedding from San Diego they were just unable to find the time to fit it in.  Anyways, we decided to do a post wedding engagement shoot last weekend down at Otay Lakes.