Although this wasn’t technically the day they got married, Nancy and Lance commissioned me take their Balboa Park wedding photos. Commonly referred to as a “day after session,” this was a portrait session where the couple dressed up in their wedding day attire on a different day from the wedding.
I’m not sure why these sessions are called “day after” because they are almost never the actual day after the wedding. For Nancy and Lance, their session with me took place over a year after their November 2019 wedding.
There are many reasons why a couple would want to have a day after session. A wedding day timeline leaves little time for portraits, so many couples find that they want more portraits than their wedding day allowed. Or perhaps they wanted portraits taken in a different location from their wedding venue. In unfortunate cases, inclement weather ruins outdoor portrait plans and a day after session is the only way to salvage those plans.
For Nancy and Lance, we shot in the gorgeous Rose Garden of Balboa Park. It was in full bloom with vibrant colors all around the couple. We spent most of our time here before exploring some of the grand architecture of the park. I am always so impressed with the beauty of the Rose Garden. Whoever cares for the roses there does an impeccable job of keeping them lush and lively.
One fun fact about Nancy’s wedding dress is that she bought it from my San Diego wedding dress boutique The White Flower. Her gown by Martina Liana was a one of a kind gown produced during a “tester trunk show.” This gown is named 1111 and has since been redesigned, so only brides who bought it during the tester show have it with this particular design – making it incredibly rare and unique! I just love that Nancy is both a bride of The White Flower and now of Cavin Elizabeth Photography!
Thank you to Nancy for booking me for this beautiful session of Balboa Park wedding photos. I just love how dreamy and ethereal the images turned out.