Let’s be honest….winters in San Diego aren’t really that wintery, am I right?  While we did get a lot of rain this past winter, it’s nothing like the winter in other parts of the country.  The benefit of having mild winters is that we can shoot shoot shoot pretty much all year long!  #spoiled  🙂

Cassie & Dustin were a blast, and they brought their pup along for the ride.  Like we’ve said in the past, engagement sessions are always a great way to get familiar with being in front of the camera.  Not everybody knows what to do with their hands and that’s okay!   Just hire Zelo Photography and you’ll have nothing to worry about  🙂

We’re looking forward to shooting Cassie & Dustin’s wedding later this year at the newly added section of the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park.  If you haven’t been down there to see the new lower garden area yet, do yourself a favor and check it out.  And of course, if you’re getting married in San Diego (or anywhere for that matter) be sure to contact Zelo Photography to get the ball rolling.  Enjoy the photos!

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When we first booked Giovanna & Jason we’d never heard of Ramekins Culinary School and we thought it was interesting that they held weddings there.  We happened to be in Sonoma one weekend shooting another wedding at Cornerstone Sonoma and we decided to swing by Ramekins on our way home to scout the location.  We were super impressed by the quaint little venue and it’s the perfect setting to host an intimate wedding event.  It’s got that old world European charm!  🙂

While Giovanna and Jason got ready on site at Ramekins, we did their first look next door at The General’s Daughter, which is also where Giovanna & Jason had their rehearsal dinner the evening before.  With it’s nice big shaded porch, we were able to take advantage of it for some portraits as well.

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The ceremony was held in the courtyard and the vine-covered rusted steel trellis makes for the perfect arch to exchange wedding vows.  With family and friends watching, Giovanna & Jason did just that and before you knew it, it was time for a few more portraits!

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If you’d expect a culinary school to have an amazing spread of hors d’oeuvres and an incredible menu, you’d be correct.  Every item was expertly displayed and delivered….and then devoured  🙂  The wait staff at Ramekins was one of the best we’ve seen, and while family and friends enjoyed dinner, they also enjoyed some heart felt speeches before moving into the ballroom for dancing and dessert.

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So there you have it!  If you’re planning a smaller intimate wedding and looking for a Sonoma wedding venue, maybe Ramekins Culinary School is just what you’re looking for.  Or, you can check out their other venues:  Cornerstone Sonoma, The General’s Daughter, and Tyge William Cellars.  Whatever you do, you’ll certainly need a photographer and we hope you’ll look no further than one of California’s most reputable husband/wife photography teams, Zelo Photography.  Contact us to get the ball rolling!

 

Venue:  Ramekins Culinary School
Wedding Coordinator:  Alex and his team at Quintana Events
Wedding Photographer:  Seth & Desiree, Zelo Photography

 

If you scroll down just a bit you can also see Michelle + Jared’s San Diego engagement session (captured by Zelo Photography of course).  They brought their “A”-game to the session, and again to the wedding!  Michelle + Jared got dressed at the Torrey Pines Hilton‘s (they also hold weddings at Torrey Pines Hilton) and that’s where we did their first look and really got the party started.  Then we headed to Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla for a beautiful wedding ceremony overlooking the ocean.  It was classic So-Cal!  Check out the following photos to see all the awesomeness.

If you or someone you know is getting married in La Jolla, at Scripps Seaside Forum, or any other La Jolla California wedding venue, be sure to contact Zelo Photography and get the ball rolling!

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What’s not to love about this set of photos?  Michelle & Jared are super fun, and you can’t beat the cuteness of the their shiba inu pup Bronx  🙂  Shooting around a couple popular San Diego hotspots gave us a great backdrop for this engagement session.  We love the mix of the various architecture and that early evening light to make the photos nice and crisp.  If you’re still on the search for a photographer to shoot your engagement session (and of course the wedding too) be sure to contact Zelo Photography.  All the cool kids are doing it, haha!  🙂   We look forward to hearing from you soon!  Enjoy the photos from Michelle & Jared’s San Diego engagement session.

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