We believe in savoring, but what does that mean?
 
Your friends and family might be telling you right now that your wedding day will pass by in a blur. That you won’t remember anything, so you should hire an amazing photographer to capture the magical moments for you.
 
But we believe that doesn't have to be true. 
 
We believe you can pause, slow down, and remember so much more of your wedding day than you ever thought possible.
 
But when you’re the one in the center of the celebration whirlwind, it’s incredibly difficult to slow down on your own. And we know that. We’ve walked with so many couples through their days that we know exactly when to step in to help you to pause and intentionally take in all of the magic that is happening around you. 
 
Your photos are not supposed to replace your memories. Our goal is for you to remember so much of your day that each photo transports you right back to how you felt in each moment.
 
This is calling Savoring, and it’s at the heart of everything we do. 

A San Diego Wedding Photo & Video Team Who Celebrates Savoring

WHO WE ARE

hugs, 

THE CLOVE & KIN FAMILY

In 2012, Clove & Kin began out of a desire to serve couples with an authentic, intentional wedding day photography experience. From photographer to studio manager to editor - we all share the same heart for serving our couples well - and hold a deep gratitude to be part of a team that feels like family. 
 
We’re big believers in workdays that end in happy hours, stopping everything to greet each other with hugs (or double-high-fives), and kicking off every celebration with a toast to recognize the moment together.
 
Our hearts all beat to the same drum of love, care, and presence - and this heart of intentionality (and abounding hugs) is extended to our couples, too. 

Family is the heartbeat of our studio.

WORD ON THE STREET

“They didn't just take us through the day, but helped us slow down and savor it. I could not be more grateful for their work and the kindness of the people who work there.”

San Diego, California

rey + charissa

M83

On REpeat

 Lemon Sugar Cookies

Sweet

New York City

hometown

Rebecca has a way of simply igniting life with adventure, spontaneity, and laughter. She’s a free-spirit who’s always up for hopping in the car with her rescue dog, Reina, turning up the tunes, and driving for hours on the long country roads. (She’s taken eleven cross-country roadtrips!)

As our lead videographer, Rebecca loves to make the little moments come alive, and she captures all of the emotion wrapped up in a wedding day in an intentional, authentic way. She’s focused on the positives in life and has a way of completely disarming anyone she’s with - she’ll have you laughing ‘til your sides hurt!

Lead Videographer

Rebecca

Sara Bareilles

On REpeat

Does pizza count?

Sweet

Twin Falls, ID

hometown

He’s a wine-lover and workout-enthusiast, a talented singer and biology-major-turned- photographer, and a city boy who loves the lakes and landscapes of the mountains. There are many sides of Weston (we love them ALL), and what’s at his core is his golden heart that beats for savoring life’s little moments.

Weston lives for photographing classic, romantic weddings, but for him it’s the unexpected tender moments that are his deepest honor to witness. You’ll feel like he’s been part of your family for years - and his intentional heart relishes in that special connection! Plus, if you ask reaaaal nicely, he might just become your photographer-slash-wedding-singer.

 Lead Photographer

Weston

Johnnyswim

On REpeat

Bourbon

Sweet

Ramona, CA

hometown

Nothing makes Taylor happier than a back country trail, an interesting brewery, or his beautiful family. Adventure runs through Taylor’s veins, and whether it’s sailing in the Channel Islands or climbing the backyard treehouse with his three sweet kiddos, he always takes a moment to slow down to stay completely present in the moment. 

Taylor has been photographing weddings for over almost two decades in a style that is incredibly natural. His couples go NUTS over his ability to make them feel relaxed and forget that his camera is there - because behind Taylor’s incredible eye for capturing a genuine moment is an even more incredible warm, wise spirit and oh-so-kind heart.


Lead Photographer

Taylor

Maverick City

On REpeat

Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds

Sweet

Batavia, IL

hometown

You’ll want to give Jamie a hug the moment you meet her - she’s a midwest girl at heart, and her warm spirit radiates like sunshine! She’s got an incredible knack for making her couples feel seen and celebrated through her presence and her images. The BEST moment of any wedding day (in her humble opinion) is the hand-in-hand thrill of the newlyweds turning towards their family, newly pronounced as “husband and wife.” It’s just the best!

Jamie married her very favorite person on the planet, and has four littles who keep her dancing, laughing, and perpetually grateful. Sometimes, it’s the simple things - if every morning could begin with a cozy chair, a good book, and soft light streaming through the window, she’d be the happiest person on the planet! 


 Lead Photographer

Jamie

The Moana Soundtrack…

On REpeat

Cookie Dough Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Sweet

Kimberly, ID

hometown

Erin is our resident all-things-weddings expert - she’s been living & breathing wedding photography for 14 years alongside her husband, Jeff. They’ve shot weddings across the globe as The Youngrens, and began Clove & Kin out of a desire to help more couples to stop, savor, and fully experience every moment of their wedding days. 

Erin’s an introverted bookworm that grew up on a farm in Idaho. She lives for an epic dance party to old school 90's hip hop, and she adores riding horses through the backcountry. A snapshot of pure joy in her life is dancing in the kitchen with her sweet baby boy (and budding dance machine), James.

Owner & Wedding Consultant

Erin

Lizzo

On REpeat

Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food

Sweet

San Diego, CA

hometown

Cate’s the bubbly Harry-Potter-lovin’ gal that fills our studio with big-bold laughter! On a summer day, she loves nothing more than working on her amazing backyard garden while spraying her two boisterous boys with the garden hose - it’s that playful, tenacious energy that makes Cate who she is! She’s always the first person to jump in and offer her help and trustworthy expertise, and our team members (and our couples) absolutely love her for it.

Cate is the editor behind every beautiful Clove & Kin image, and the thoughtful and talented designer behind every wedding album design. When you meet Cate, she’ll charm you instantly with her care for you and your wedding day story - her heart for her couples runs deep!

 Production Manager & Album Designer

Cate

Norah Jones

On REpeat

My Grandma’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sweet

Holland, MI

hometown

A lover of dance parties, crossing things off her to-do list, and collaborating with our (rad) team, Kelsey keeps our studio humming along as the Director of Operations & Marketing - all while sipping her favorite black tea on repeat. She served as Studio Manager for five years, joyfully leading couples through the Clove & Kin experience, and still relishes in telling our couples’ love stories on our blog. 

She could happily spend her weekend with a book and a hammock at the park, baking cookies in a sunny kitchen while listening to Patsy Cline, or singing an Italian opera (for reals, opera!). For her, the best sounds in the world are cracking open a La Croix and the belly laughs that result from a game night. 

Director of Operations & Marketing

Kelsey

Yellow Days 

On REpeat

Dark Chocolate with Berries

Sweet

San Antonio, TX

hometown

Jessica is our Studio Manager and the glue that holds this ship together - from booking proposals to scheduling phone calls to being the happy fingers behind the emails in your inbox. In addition to being our favorite creative problem-solver, she can whip up a KILLER cocktail (and yes, if you’re wondering… we’ve asked her to be our official bartender on staff).

For her, everything comes to rest when she can slow down, turn on some records, and chill with her pupper Buckley in the backyard. Jess has a heart of gold and can make friends with anyone - it feels like she’s been part of our studio family for forever! 

Studio Manager

Jessica

A folksy playlist

On REpeat

Chocolate PB Cups

Sweet

San Diego, CA

hometown

A world traveler with an adventurous heart, Lauren is passionate about impacting the nations through her camera. When she returns home from the globe-trotting that thrills her (34 countries, and counting!), slowing down and savoring the little pockets of her day feeds her soul. She finds rest in cooking nourishing food, taking her dog Blue on peaceful morning walks, and winding down the day with a good book.

Lauren married her husband in the Redwoods (her happy place), and has always found fulfillment in photographing her couples’ uniquely beautiful love stories, wherever they may take place around the globe.

Lead Photographer

Lauren

The Hamilton Soundtrack

On REpeat

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Sweet

San Diego, CA

hometown

While Jeff is the owner and fearless leader here at Clove & Kin, his most prized titles are “hubby” to his beautiful and crazy-smart wife, Erin, and “daddy” to James and baby-boy-on-the-way. Our team treasures his innovative and heartfelt leadership, his devotion to Aloha Fridays, and his ability to pick the best team dance-party tunes.

Jeff leads and mentors our team of talented photographers around here, and is constantly encouraging everyone to stop and smell the roses! 

Owner & Team Captain

Jeff

We take any chance we can to get the family gathered around one table - and that includes our studio family. Dishes to pass, signature drinks to toast, and the buzz of a table full of love makes our hearts warm. 

are our love-language

family dinners

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We’d choose a hardcover book any day of the week - there’s something satisfying about paging through it with our own hands. From moleskin journals to printed pictures at our desks, we believe in physical momentos to hold dear and pass along someday. 

and to hold

to have

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Whether you just booked your wedding venue, or it’s a long-awaited date night, bubbles are our favorite way to celebrate! We’ve got bottles on reserve in our studio for whenever the moment might strike.

pop the

bubbly

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It’s the scent of productive days editing in the studio, client meetings that feel like catching up with old friends, and cuddling up with a book when we’re back home. Our fave is Anthro’s Volcano candle! #ifyouknowyouknow

We're a sucker for them!

good candles.

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what we love

we're so thankful for these awards and features

WEDDING WIRE COUPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Exquisite Weddings Magazine
Style Me Pretty
The Knot Southern California
Ceremony Magazine
Carats & Cake
Zola
MODwedding

AWARDS & 
RECOGNITION

Your images are not just meant for today - they’re meant for thirty years from today. 
 
Someday, your kids or nieces and nephews will run around your home in a game of hide and seek, racing by your wedding photos hanging on the walls, and they’ll pause to gather around your wedding album, paging through the moments they weren’t there to witness for themselves.
 
It's because of these future moments that we create images that will live in your hearts today, but are printed and preserved for all of your next generation's tomorrows. 

BEHIND THE PHOTOS

the heart

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