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Lydia and Brandon honestly couldn’t be any more adorable or delightful. Their elopement on Coronado Island took place on a sunny Saturday afternoon with just 14 of their friends and family members. Sweet and Southern, Lydia arrived to Centennial Park incredibly relaxed and excited while jokester Brandon grinned from ear to ear at the sight of his bride. Every five minutes, Brandon would compliment Lydia out of the blue. “Lydia, you look stunning,” he would say. The tiny romantic part of me just gushed over how in love these two are.
Centennial Park Wedding Portraits
For two people who didn’t think they would photograph very well, these photos certainly prove them wrong in the best way. They emote so much joy and fun that I barely had to work to get them comfortable with my camera. Easiest couple ever!
Bayview Park Elopement
Lydia and Brandon’s elopement on Coronado Island took place at the quaint Bayview Park. Surrounded by friends and family, they said their vows in front of the city skyline.
Peohe’s Wedding Reception
Post-ceremony, Peohe’s hosted an intimate reception for Lydia and Brandon. This delicious seafood restaurant served shrimp, artichoke, and eggroll appetizers alongside red and white wine. Guests made a few spontaneous toasts that had the whole table laughing. Intimate receptions like these just warm my heart when I see the closeness between everyone.
Sunset Cliffs Wedding Portraits
Following dinner, I traveled with the couple to Sunset Cliffs, a sight Lydia had never before seen. They were both equally in awe of the sunset as they were of each other. Wedding photography can become monotonous at times, but when I see so much appreciation between a couple and for their surroundings it really inspires me. Couples like Lydia and Brandon keep my job fresh and exciting and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them.