Beach Wedding

Kirsten and James's Casual Cardiff by the Sea Wedding

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When Kirsten described her wedding to me when we first met, she said “Simple and casual romantic beach wedding”. And that is exactly what yesterday was. Stunningly beautiful in it’s simplicity, right on the beach in my little town. These two made their day all about what really mattered to them, their friends and family. And being able to spend an intimate day with them.

Their non traditional wedding, was performed right on the beach with a circle of friends and family surrounding them. We even were able to cruise over to Swami’s to take their first look and family pictures. And an amazing surfer lended them their board for the couple to pose with. (Kirsten surfs and was so stoked!). I love my little town and how friendly and kind strangers can be. Everywhere we went people gave them their space but also gave big smiles and congratulations.

A big congratulations to Kirsten and James! Your day was amazing but your friendship and love really outshined everything else. And it shows in all these sweet pictures. I’m so lucky I got to be there for your day and I hope you love these pictures! The best is yet to come. :)




Photography: Great Woodland Photography

First Look Venue: Swami’s

Wedding Venue and Dinner: Pacific Coast Grill

Table Flowers: Franco’s Flowers

Bouquet: Leucadia Floral and Plant

Rings: Brilliant Earth and Ken and Dana Design

Makeup: Kimm DiCato

Hair: Jullian Rae

Dress: Grace Loves Lace

Shoes: Vince Camuto


Groom’s Suit:

The Schmidt's Classic Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center Wedding

Yesterday's wedding was such a true pleasure. Jen and Mike were both so ecstatic and in love, it was really intoxicating for everyone there. They could have been easily overwhelmed with the huge crowds of people right outside there venue or the heat and humidity, but they both rolled with the punches and had an amazing day!

Jen chose a very classic and simple color palate of white and tan, which perfectly matched the mood and feel of this classic historic Del Mar venue. She had lots of DIY items, like her darling flower girls flower crown, made by her sweet aunt from flowers and greenery in her own yard. The indoor/outdoor feel of this venue was perfect for a day like yesterday, where every bit of breeze helped keep the guests cool and the beach feelings flowing through out. 

Thank you, Jen and Mike, for choosing me to help guide and document your beautiful day. It was such an honor to be a witness to your love. I am so excited to share these images, and the many more amazing shots I captured. Congratulations to the newly joined Schmidts!


Photographer: Great Woodland Photography

Photography Assistant: Jax Connolly Photo

Venue: Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center

Caterers/ Rentals/Cake: San Diego Catering Co.

Florals: SDSU Flowers

Hair and Makeup: Solely the Beauty

DJ/Live Music: About Music Pro

Invitations: Vista Print