Tom Hams Wedding

Brian + Stephanie

Since Brian and Stephanie’s Santa Monica engagement session, I’ve been looking forward to this Tom Hams Wedding.  A very laid back couple, with a huge connection between them, Brian and Stephanie are a joy to be around. At the engagement session, they showed me some of their favorite spots in Santa Monica, as well as some of the meaningful places around the area they live. We even had time to grab some caribbean food at a really colorful, and fun restaurant. 

The wedding happened at a very popular San Diego venue, Tom Ham’s lighthouse. In fact, it’s the only private owned lighthouse in the west coast of the United States. They offer both, a very secluded ceremony site, and a ballroom, where most receptions happen. They also have a stunning view of the Coronado bridge, the San Diego Bay, and the San Diego skyline. It was my first Tom Hams wedding of the year, and the weather was just perfect.

I bounced around the rooms for their getting ready at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina. Stephanie and her friends were calmly getting into wedding mode, while Brian and his boys were laughing and having fun in the hotel room. Although the vibe couldn’t be any more different in their rooms, both of them were extremely excited to get married with their loved ones. 

We decided to have their first look at the boat docks. Boats are always a nice background, and I always feel successful when I’m able to incorporate them into my photography. We shot a few portraits of the couple as well as some of the bridal party. Now, it was time for the ceremony. 

The ceremony was amazing. Family and friends witnessed while Brian and Stephanie said their vows, and exchanged rings. After the kiss, I was able to steal the couple one more time, now during sunset, for some photos with the San Diego Skyline. It was everything I needed to make it the most memorable Tom Hams wedding in a very long time.

After some emotional, yet funny speeches from the couple’s family and friends, it was time for some partying. And that is something that Brian snd Stephanie’s friends really know how to do. 

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