Mary and Robbie

Photoshoot With Local San Diego Wedding Photographers

Last month my husband, Robbie, and I took a trip to San Diego, California! This trip had many purposes but one thing I knew I wanted to do was get more images of us. Throughout wedding planning, we document so many beautiful moments. From engagement photos to wedding photos but after the wedding it’s as if the other moments don’t need to be documented. Have you ever thought about honeymoon photos? You’re probably visiting somewhere you have never been or at least somewhere that is beautiful! So why not get updated images? Not for cards or albums but just for you. To celebrate your marriage and “new” life together. Images to remember this special time – the first trip as husband and wife! More people should hire photographers while on trips – not just honeymoons!

The purpose behind this La Jolla photoshoot with our San Diego wedding photographers was to explore the idea of honeymoon photos. And I couldn’t be more excited about these gorgeous images! Thank you so much Brittany V Photography and Danny Lewis Photography! We will cherish these images for the rest of our lives! 

Leading up to the photoshoot day, Bethany from Events by BD, helped me plan everything. From deciding the overall look with me to providing us with props and flower arrangements. She was SO sweet and easy to work with! If you’re looking for a San Diego florist or event planner, you should definitely reach out to Bethany! She knew my vision better than I did!

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To kick off our photoshoot, Tracie from Makeup by Tracie came over to our house to do my makeup. I honestly didn’t even have to tell her what I wanted and she completely nailed it. She made me feel confident and beautiful. I liked that she didn’t do anything too extreme and kept my look natural. She picked the perfect lip color too! Robbie kept complimenting the color the entire day! Not only did she do a great job with my makeup, she was easy to talk to and fun to work with! If you’re looking for a San Diego makeup artist, drop Tracie a message!

We started our photoshoot at La Valencia in La Jolla, California where one of our photographers Brittany from Brittany V Photography met us to take some candid, lifestyle images at the hotel. They were so nice to let us in for a few images! Brittany was creative, kind, and so much fun during the entire photoshoot. She prompted us, encouraged us, and complimented us!

Mary and Robbie
Mary and Robbie
Mary and Robbie

I mean look at these pictures?! If you’re looking for a bright and colorful San Diego wedding photographer who loves to take charge (in a good way), Brittany is a perfect fit! I could tell she was not only confident but she also knew what she was doing!

Mary and Robbie
Mary and Robbie

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After our city images, Danny from Danny Lewis Photography joined us at Windansea in La Jolla. We continued the photoshoot with outfit changes and added props. I love that we got to do two completely different looks. Both of my new outfits came from Amazon (if you don’t have prime, you can use that link for a free trial)! You can purchase the white floral dress here and the long green dress here. If you end up purchasing, we would love to see pictures of you in your new dresses! 

Danny was easy to work with and fun to be around. He brought two cameras and was definitely more of a candid photographer which was really cool to watch. It’s amazing to see the two different styles (in photography and in editing)! If you’re looking for a San Diego engagement photographer or wedding photographer who loves to capture candid moments, Danny is your guy!

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I love to work with wedding vendors from around the world because it gives me the opportunity to meet them and actually experience their work for myself. If you’re a wedding vendor or you know of someone you’d like me to get in touch with, please don’t hesitate to reach out. If this blog helped you to learn something new or get inspiration and you want to follow us for more wedding tips, tricks, and ideas, head to our Facebook page and don’t forget to join our wedding shopping group here. We can’t wait to see you there!

You can find these vendors online by clicking on their name(s) or going to our Mary Taylor Weddings Facebook Page where we have shared this blog. 

Signing off,

Mary Taylor <3

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Bride’s Guide to Prime Day 2019

It’s Prime Day 2019! As of now there is just over 27.5 hours left to grab these amazing deals!I never really shopped much on previous Prime Days but this year, I am a bride! That means not only do I get to do lots of shopping but I am also looking for the best deals around. Just today, I finally got to purchase flowers that had been sitting in my cart for months! I had no idea they would be on sale but was thrilled when I realized I had just saved over $8! If you’re not already a Prime member, you can sign up for a FREE 30-day trial here. If you would like to create a free wedding registry on Amazon click here.

If you’re looking for a constantly updated list of the best wedding deals, join our group Mary Taylor’s Wedding Deals on Facebook. I have been posting for over 8 hours today with Amazon Prime Day deals! There are so many cool things about the group!

  1. You get to interact with other brides and share your reviews and purchases.
  2. You don’t have to do all the work to find the deals you want – I do it for you!
  3. You can turn on notifications for specific threads that you want to stay updated about (for example: bachelorette party items)
  4. Even after Prime Day, you’ll get to see new deals and get exclusive discounts to all different online stores!

Here are some of the most popular items I have posted about so far!

Bachelorette Party Finds:

Mr. & Mrs.

Bridal Accessories

Flowers / Greenery

Decor

Honeymoon/Travel

For the DIY Bride

Clothes

** All images were taken directly off of the Amazon listing for that item. I do not own the images. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Prices can change at any time and items may run out of stock without notice. I will try my best to update this blog when items are out of stock but cannot guarantee it. These links should still work even after Prime Day but prices may have changed and deals may have expired!