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San Diego and Destination Wedding and Portrait Photographer

Alrighty friends!  Trying to be better at posting on here.  So for today I’d love to share with you a really fun engagement session with Christine & Travis.  They’re this really great couple I met over lunch discussing their wedding plans.  With their session Christine really had a clear vision for their engagement session.  One that […]

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  • Marie Monforte - April 13, 2017 - 2:15 PM

    Fun indeed! Balboa Park and Little Italy are two of San Diego’s best spots for an engagement session! Well done!

  • Kim - April 13, 2017 - 9:28 PM

    What a fun day filled with two of San Diego’s most beautiful spots. I like the idea of dressing up at Balboa Park and getting the urban feel of Little Italy. What a great engagement session!

  • Kaori D - April 14, 2017 - 1:24 AM

    Such fun engagement photos at Balboa Park and Little Italy! Love their energy and you captured their personalities so well. Cannot wait to see their wedding pictures!

  • Rachel - April 17, 2017 - 3:16 AM

    What a fun engagement session at Balboa Park and Little Italy. That image of them all dressed up and sitting on the steps is GOLD! Love them all, but that one is my favorite. Beautiful work, as always!

  • Merima - April 17, 2017 - 3:35 AM

    Classic San Diego through and through – from Balboa Park to Little Italy, it’s like I got a lively tour through the best that SD had to offer. Great idea for engagement photos!

  • kelly reci - May 24, 2017 - 4:25 AM

    Very nice pictures!! looks so perfect!

  • Ayana Pitterson - May 24, 2017 - 11:31 AM

    Ohhhh how I miss San Diego! Best military station ever. Love the photos in Balboa Park and then Little Italy. It captures the couple’s personalities, as you can tell that while they can be serious/formal, they are pretty laid back. Great shots.

    Thrifting Diva

  • Gennifer Rose - May 30, 2017 - 4:15 PM

    Gorgeous photos! I live in San Diego too and we just went to Little Italy last night for a photoshoot 🙂

    Gennifer Rose |

Hello friends!!  Hope this finds you all doing well.  I wanted to mix things up a bit and share some personal work that I do besides all the wedding related posts you’re used to seeing.  So one of the things I’ve been trying to do is volunteer as a photographer for a wonderful organization called […]

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  • Marie - April 6, 2017 - 3:30 AM

    Oh my gosh these are so sweet! What a wonderful way to use your talents for good! I hope this post helps Buddy find his Forever home!

  • Frank - April 9, 2017 - 6:05 PM

    Thank you so much! He was such a gentle dog. If you know of anyone please have them contact the Frosted Faces Foundation so that Buddy can live out the rest of his days in a loving home!

  • Kaori Devine - April 9, 2017 - 6:15 PM

    What a cute dog and fun session! Love the ones he is playing.

  • Rachel M. - April 9, 2017 - 6:54 PM

    Frank, this is so awesome that you are using your photography skills for the good of this foundation. Buddy Boy’s sweet frosted face really captured my heart. I hope someone will take this sweet guy into their home. You captured his sweet personality so well.

  • Merima - April 9, 2017 - 6:57 PM

    This is so beautiful Frank – I love that you find the time to donate your photography for the Frosted Faces Foundation. You’ve inspired me!

Hello friends!!!  Happy New Year!!  I know I’ve been terrible at posting but that’s hopefully all going to change!! My New Year’s Resolution to blog at least twice a month so come back often as I should have new content for you!  So let’s start with the beautiful wedding of Susan & Wayne!  Such lovely […]

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  • Marie - January 23, 2017 - 4:30 PM

    Oh I love the Don Room at El Cortez! (Also where my own wedding reception was!) I love its downtown San Diego location too! Beautiful photos!

  • Frank - January 23, 2017 - 4:53 PM

    Thank you so much Marie!! The Don Room is so classy! I can only imagine how gorgeous your wedding reception photos must have been as well!!

  • Kim - January 23, 2017 - 6:17 PM

    Wow! What a gorgeous wedding! Such great documentation of our lovely Downtown San Diego. And that DRESS! Stunning!

  • Frank - January 23, 2017 - 7:56 PM

    Thank you Kim!! Downtown is so beautiful! Love living here! I loved her dress too. It’s from Tour of Elegance. They do such great work with the bridal dresses. So fun to photograph!

  • Rachel M. - January 24, 2017 - 8:53 PM

    You did an amazing job capturing this beautiful and elegant wedding at the El Cortez! I especially love all the creative perspectives you captured. The bride’s dress is stunning!

  • Frank - January 24, 2017 - 8:58 PM

    Thank you so much Rachel!! The Don Room at the El Cortez is one of my favorite locations for weddings! I appreciate the kind words. Her wedding dress sure was gorgeous wasn’t it?

  • Derick Le - January 25, 2017 - 7:46 PM

    Love the shot you took of the bride down the stair with the reflection on the piano! Great work as always with all the shoe details and venue decor!

  • Frank - January 25, 2017 - 8:28 PM

    Thank you so much Derick!!! Always fun when doing wedding photography to be as creative as possible!

  • Kaori Devine - January 26, 2017 - 8:25 AM

    What a gorgeous wedding and you captured it beautifully! They look so happy together. Congratulations!

  • Frank - January 26, 2017 - 5:22 PM

    Thank you!! Susan & Wayne are a great couple! So happy for them!

Hello friends!!  Seems like forever since I’ve posted and for that I truly apologize!  It’s no excuse but I’ve been so crazy busy with so many amazing things in the works which I’ll promise I’ll fill you in shortly.  I’m back though and am planning on posting something fresh and new for you every week […]

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  • Kaori Devine - July 15, 2016 - 6:45 AM

    Wow so many great images Frank! Love the varieties of backgrounds within the property! Great work!

  • Marie - July 19, 2016 - 5:57 PM

    What a gorgeous collection of engagement photos! Stone Brewing has the best location – I’ve totally been wanting to do a shoot there myself. Love the color and playfulness you captured!

  • Merima - July 19, 2016 - 7:45 PM

    Classic San Diego engagement photos – beer, sunshine, and love. Great work!

  • Angela Beransky - July 20, 2016 - 5:53 AM

    I love that unique location for engagement session in San Diego. Great images Frank!

  • Ashley - July 20, 2016 - 5:14 PM

    What an adorable couple!! This engagement session at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido, CA truly captured their love and their fun personalities! Totally worth their drive down to San Diego!

  • Ashley D. - July 20, 2016 - 10:42 PM

    What an awesome location for couple photos! I love the light and flowers toward the end, too.

Hello friends! Still trying to catch up on so many beautiful shoots!  Especially the wedding of Jenny & David held at the beautiful Green Gable Wedding Estate.  Such a gorgeous locations with all the vintage decor.  A perfect setting for this wonderful Texas couple. I met Jenny through  her maid of honor Natalie who just […]

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  • Angela Beransky - May 6, 2016 - 5:37 AM

    Great wedding! You creates unforgettable memories for this couple. Love that green rustic truck.

  • Kaori Devine - May 6, 2016 - 9:52 PM

    Wow! Beautiful wedding at Green Gable Wedding Estate! Love the wide angle swing shot and the one with turquoise truck. Great work!

  • Derick Le - May 18, 2016 - 7:38 PM

    I like different toning that you use for this wedding Frank. Got that antique bronze look to it. Great work brotha!

  • Marie Monforte - June 26, 2017 - 10:04 PM

    Oh, I love Green Gables Estate! Such a cute wedding venue! Your editing on this collection is unique and matches the vintage charm of the location! Beautiful!

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