Karl Strauss Wedding Photographer for Carlos & Erica

I knew it the moment I sat down with Carlos and Erica to discuss the details of their wedding. The amazing sense of excitement I felt told me this was going to be epic. Being given the chance to be their Karl Strauss wedding photographer is a real honor.The day started at the Marriot Courthouse, where the couple got ready. There was such a gentle, relaxed feel to Erica’s aura. It definitely matched the laidback ambience around her.

There was a definite overflow of love that day. One of Erica’s best friends, who just gave birth, couldn’t make it. But that didn’t keep the love from flowing. She was still part of the pictorial, as done through Facetime. That’s how genuine and strong the connections here are.

The Catholic ceremony was held at St. Joseph Cathedral. It was the perfect venue for such a stunning event! Seeing Carlos and Erica taking their vows in front of the altar was something else. You can feel the spirit of the moment overwhelming everybody with a wave of emotions. It was a memorable, spine-tingling, heartwarming moment.

After the ceremony, we took some post-ceremony photos at Balboa Park. Despite the heat, there were no complaints from the couple. Nothing was going to stop them from taking amazing shots. The majestic tree that served as their backdrop was perfect. Their shots made me remember why this was one of my favorite spots in San Diego as a Karl Strauss wedding photographer.

We continued shooting photos when we got to the . As we walked around the property, I got to know them even better. We chatted. We laughed, and we took more pictures. All this made me realize how perfect they truly are for each other.

After their grand entrance, everyone enjoyed the sumptuous dinner prepared for them. There were emotional speeches, some of them leaving us in tears.

Then, it was time to bust a few moves on the dance floor. Carlos and Erica’s friends let loose and showed us what “fun” really meant. The photo booth I set up was also a huge success! 

Needless to say, my stint as a Karl Strauss wedding photographer was one for the books. Carlos and Erica gave me the opportunity to feel and witness a whole lot of love.

Karl Strauss wedding photographer bride and groom kissing at venue
mother of bride helping her put on dress before Karl Strauss wedding ceremony
groom putting on shirt before Karl Strauss wedding ceremony in San Diego
bride and groom getting married at church's altar in San Diego
happy couple exiting church after wedding ceremony in St. Joseph Cathedral in San Diego
bride and groom modern wedding portrait at Balboa park outdoor garden under tree
Karl Strauss wedding photographer centerpiece on table at reception
bride and groom under bride's veil at Karl Strauss wedding photographer
Karl Strauss Brewery Sorrento valley wedding portrait at bridge
bride and groom first dance at Karl Strauss wedding reception at sorrento valley
bride's bouquet toss wedding flowers at reception

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