{ Jaenee + A | San Diego Wedding Photography }

As Jaenee and I drove to the lake by her home, where she would be meeting A for their very first look on their wedding day, she smiled and explained to me how she wasn’t feeling as nervous as she expected. She said, “the fact that I’m so calm makes me realize how excited I am for the marriage – that it’s the marriage, not the wedding, that is so important to me.”

I photograph amazing weddings of all shapes and sizes, and Jaenee & A’s wedding was a perfect reminder that you don’t need to spend lavishly to make a wedding wonderful – it is the moments that fill the day and the fact that you make it yours. Their backyard wedding was low-key and intimate, but was unbelievably rich with beautiful, warm, and emotion-filled moments (not to mention stunning personal details that Jaenee lovingly crafted by hand). From the first time I met with Jaenee, she explained the importance of family to her and A, and their wedding was indeed a collection of efforts from all of their family members. The happiness and love exuded by everyone that day was overwhelming and it was an incredible experience to be a part of such an event. I believe I was the only vendor there that day; everything else – the location, the flowers, the centerpieces, the food & drinks, the music – was a collaboration of Jaenee & A’s efforts and the work of their family members. At the end of the night, Jaenee and A walked us to the door and we exchanged hugs – my heart was brimming with joy as we left as I truly felt we had witnessed the wedding of not clients, but friends.

Jaenee & A – Thank you so much for welcoming us so warmly into your home and giving us the opportunity to be a part of your incredible wedding. We feel so blessed to have gotten to know you and share in your celebration and to witness your amazing and inspirational love. I know you will have a lifetime of happiness to come! :)

The lovely bouquets, all assembled by Jaenee herself…

Her veil was adorned with lace from her mother’s wedding dress:

Jaenee’s bridesmaids were her sister and her cousins, her best friends since childhood…

A first glance in the mirror and writing down the last of her vows…

Their first look was so touching. I often recommend first looks to couples and Jaenee & A really showed how special that time together can be…

Love these identical childhood photos of them!

The programs were again works of art by Jaenee:

After the ceremony, we walked right across the street for some more photos…

The centerpieces continued with the tissue flower motif and were beautiful! I can’t imagine how long it must have taken Jaenee to put together each one:

A lovely alternative to paper place cards…

The night ended with tons of dancing!

And a quick shot with the happy couple! Congrats Jaenee & A and thank you so much for the chance to share in your special day with you!

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21 Responses to “{ Jaenee + A | San Diego Wedding Photography }”

  1. AYUMI Says:

    what a great wedding! the one of A with his eyes closed and his friend’s hand on his shoulder made me want to cry! What a great range of emotion captured!

  2. Jaenee Cajudo Says:

    ADRIENNE!!! These are beautiful!!! A and I are blown away, wow! They perfectly capture all the memories and emotions in each snapshot taken. I am so happy right now because I know that every time I look at these pictures, whether it be next week or 30 years from now, I will be able to vividly remember everything about that day. I didn’t know it was possible to capture LOVE in a photograph! Emotions, yes, but somehow you were even able to portray all the love that our family surrounded us with. You and Scott did an amazing job, thank you so much!

  3. cindy Says:

    aww, it does look all warm and close knit!

  4. Lani Perez Says:

    Beautiful, beautiful, GORGEOUS pictures! You did an amazing job…..I got goosebumps! The bride and groom looked absolutely glorious!!!!!

  5. DJ Says:

    THESE PICTURES ARE AMAZING!!!! swear I teared up a little lol.

  6. Lauren Says:

    These are soooo beautiful. One of the most adorable first look shots I’ve seen. Great job!

  7. connieMchung Says:

    wow. you can feel the emotions in each photograph. great job. and love the detail shots as well.

  8. Kelly Says:

    beautiful details!

  9. William Kim Says:

    This seemed like a emotional and very fun wedding! love the way you captured the emotions in your photos! great work as always!

  10. Jordana Says:

    LOOOVE the shot of them being prayed over. So emotional and incredibly beautiful!

  11. Christine Says:

    Love every single shot! They have THE cutest first look. :) The dancing pictures are so cute!

  12. jen berry Says:

    you do white so well. awesome. hard to do. you did a great job of showing how fun everyone is!!!!

  13. Kim Takeda Says:

    Oh gosh…I will confess…these photos made the tears flow! You really did capture all the love and emotion in every shot…the one of the bride walking down the aisle with the man I’m assuming is her father?! WOW~ (whooops…there go the tears again!) Be proud, Adrienne…these are fabulous!

  14. Jenny Says:

    Love the emotions you captured ! Job well done !

  15. Joan Solitario Says:

    Adrienne: This wedding is so… so… WOW! A backyard wedding?? One of the most beautiful backyard wedding’s I’ve ever seen! Great job in capturing their day! That really is special to be a part of a what seemed to be “family” planned event!

  16. Stephen Grant Says:

    You’ve captured their story so beautifully, Adrienne. The details, the emotions, their creativity…. I have a lot of favorites, but that first look is just perfecto :)

  17. Dawn Says:

    The programs, the centerpieces, the bouqets, she did an amazing job. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Love the last picture!

  18. ShaylaRose Says:

    so it wasn’t the first time I looked at these…but it sure felt like it! lol…I love them!
    ya’ll are sooo precious! miss you much!!!

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    wow … beautiful photos

  21. Charlie Says:

    Wonderful pictures, especially the black and white ones. I love it.

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