SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - Another perfect day in sunny San Diego. A perfect day for a wedding. Today's wedding brings Ashah and Carleton to the altar to vow themselves to each other for life. These two lovebirds took months of planning to make their day special. We were honored to photograph this special day.
Maria and I arrived at the Doubletree Hotel in San Diego to a scene of chaos. I mean that in a good way, kind of like a beehive. Ashah, our bride for the day, had a suite that was busy with people getting their hair and makeup done. But she was all smiles, knowing her wedding day had arrived. Today was the day when Carleton and she would be officially a family.
Meanwhile, on the groom's side, Carleton and his biker buddies were more laid-back, drinking whiskey, eating chicken wings, and laughing it up as the beats of hip-hop played in the background. There was no doubt that this was going to be a fun wedding.
"Black is the new black." That was the color theme of this wedding, and it was beautifully elegant. The groomsmen and bridesmaids were all dressed in black, looking absolutely stunning. In fact, the entire wedding exuded elegance. The guests appeared very dapper in their outfits, particularly the family members. Moreover, the atmosphere surrounding the ceremony was brimming with anticipation as everyone eagerly awaited the sight of the bride in her exquisite white dress.
Our favorite part of wedding photography: the wedding portraits. This time, the bride didn't want to venture outside of the hotel, and to be honest, we were completely fine with it. The sun was at its harshest during this time. Normally, we wouldn't opt for hotel photography due to the lack of that "wow" factor we rely on for these portraits, but we managed to make it work. The portraits turned out even more amazing than I expected. Absolutely love them!
The time had come to let loose and party! Ashah and Carleton were surrounded by their friends, who were an absolute blast. The celebrations included touching moments during the speeches and some romantic interludes between the newlyweds.
Congratulations to Ashah and Carleton! We wish nothing but the best for these two lovebirds. Keep on ridin'!