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Fairmont Grand Del Mar Wedding

Every day since they met, Dustin still gives her butterflies. And Elizabeth can make him dissolve into tears at the thought of how perfect they fit together. This Fairmont Grand Del Mar wedding was a swoon-worthy blend of elegant style and dreamy romance, steeped in oh-so-much joy. 

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Every wedding day has a few surprises along the way, but for Kevin and Whitney, they felt surprised at just how MAGICAL the entire day felt. In their own words… “We didn’t realize it could be that good.” THIS. This is why we love being photographers. We are graciously invited into the most intimate, special […]

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We simply adore these joyful faces! If you aren’t already convinced that First Looks are the sweetest way to start a wedding day… then you just need to scroll a bit further down this page and see that SMILE on Jesse’s face! Seriously, these two are #totesadorbs. Jesse and Cynthia said “I do” in a […]

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Joe and Stacey captured our hearts from the moment we started capturing their smiles. These two are some of the most sweet, warm-hearted, JOYFUL people you’ll meet, and it’s oh-so-evident in the way they interact with their loved ones! Their guests had us cracking up with each toast and each funny anecdote from Joe and […]

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Give us a couple who’s down for an adventure, and wants to kick off their engagement session with a couple of drinks, and we are happy campers! We explored Mount Laguna with Alex and Casey for their engagement session, and they were totally down for the adventure! Even with snow on the ground and shiver-worthy […]

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Let me tell you, friends… our couples are AMAZING. Chris and Tara are undeniably intelligent and successful, and they value living creative, curious lives. So together, they are a power-duo of creativity and ambition! But there’s something about them that is incredibly special… and it’s how Chris and Tara truly, deeply, and wholeheartedly believe in each […]

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A few years ago, Paul and Danielle were two industry professionals working at the same event… not aware that their meeting would change everything.  While he was capturing the event on film (he’s a super talented videographer!), a super cute girl (who was makin’ things happen at the event) caught his eye. By the end […]

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Most couples enter the wedding day with a few nerves – it’s a BIG day! – but Alex & Adrienne couldn’t believe how CALM their hearts felt. ​ ​From start to finish, these lovebirds were tuned-in to the important things and cooooool as a cucumber – and they hadn’t expected to feel so relaxed. Alex […]

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This sweet family makes our hearts SO happy! We watched them become a family this summer at Greg and Stacee’s gorgeous Fairbanks Ranch Country Club wedding, and after such a special wedding celebration, it was such a treat to see them again and spend evening on the beach with just the four of them. Greg […]

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The day is FINALLY here! We’ve been anxious for Joe and Nikki’s wedding day ever since we photographed them together at their Balboa Park engagement session – this is a seriously beaaauuuutiful couple! And oh my goodness, Joe and Nikki’s wedding at Rancho Bernardo Inn was STUNNING. They infused their wedding day with Hawaiian-inspired details: […]

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In her law school days, Cynthia spent hours and hours (and hours) in the library, and on Saturday mornings, she was always the first to arrive, ready to camp out and study all day long. That is, until a very cute boy started beating her there. That very cute (and very intelligent) boy was Jesse, […]

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Ohhhh these cuties! *heart eyes* There are seemingly endless beautiful places in San Diego to take engagement photos, but the best are the places that hold a special meaning for our couples. When Ashleigh and Todd moved to San Diego, they loved taking evening walks along the La Jolla shoreline with their (oh-so-adorable) puppy, Lucy. […]

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Shortly after spotting Stacee across the room at a TedTalk, Greg just knew. In fact, he sent a text message to his best friend after meeting her that read “I’m done… I’m gonna marry this woman.” Ummm… SWOON! Greg’s best friend eventually became his best man and read this text message during his speech, which […]

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It didn’t even *occur* to Joe that Nikki might have liked him, because he figured she was wayyyy out of his league. But that couldn’t have been further from the truth! When they met in their days at Princeton, Nikki immediately picked Joe out from the crowd as someone who was handsome, charming, and kind […]

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For over a year, Joe was just “that guy on the bus” to Stacey. They rode the same commuter bus to work every day, and never spoke… but they did take notice of each other.  It wasn’t until “SantaCon,” an annual barhopping event where everyone dresses as (you guessed it) Santa Claus! Even through the red […]

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The very first time that Nick met Lindsey’s family, it was at a family wedding. So, it could have gone one of two ways: he’s forever “that random guy” in all the photos… or he sticks and it all works out.  Spoiler alert: He stuck!  Lindsey’s twin brother officiated Nick and Lindsey’s ceremony, and told […]

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There are many things that make our team giddy about wedding days… and friends, we’re pretty sure that Armin and Catya’s lovely wedding day had them ALL. A gorgeous, gracious, oh-so-in-love couple? Check. A beautiful blend of rich traditions and emotional, meaningful moments? Check and check! Loads of luscious flowers, romantic design, and personal details? […]

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There are so many things to think about, plan for, and purchase when you are getting ready for baby. When maternity photos are added to that list, it can sometimes feel like just one more thing to get done in time. Well, we’re here to help your session be exactly as it’s intended: celebratory! Whether […]

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Nate and Carly had no idea that tickets to a three-day music festival would be also be the ticket to meeting their soulmate. After meeting through a mutual friend at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Nate and Carly instantly felt the spark… and it was something they couldn’t ignore. The magical recipe for […]

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Christian and Lindsey are New York City-dwellers who can’t get enough of their big fluffy cat, the great outdoors, and the buzz of city-life. They always knew they wanted to enjoy the outdoors for their wedding day, and as appealing as an outdoor ceremony in NYC (in December) sounded… they chose to make San Diego […]

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Twinkle lights, churros, and all their besties together in one place… Can we talk about a perfect wedding day?! Weddings come in endless shapes and sizes, but Gabe and Siobhan knew that they wanted their big day at Rancho Valencia to feel more like an intimate gathering. Their priorities were to celebrate their marriage first, and then […]

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For Andrew and Jenny, every step of their journey has held deep, meaningful, life-changing JOY. So these two planned their wedding day with one core intention: to soak in the joy as much as possible. In their minds, they envisioned a day that was elegant and timeless, but also comfortable and oh-so-very personal. They wanted […]

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Friends, when a super-stylish couple comes from the Big Apple to take their engagement photos in Torrey Pines, but the rain closes down the trails… the show must go on! Christian and Lindsey looked gorgeous for their engagement session, and this is when we knew we really liked them: They were game to hike around rainy […]

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For several years, Katie and Richard hung out in the friend zone. They were part of an awesome community of mutual friends, and over the years, they would meet up shoot the breeze and give each other dating advice. But then… Katie started noticing something. This guy? He was actually kinda perfect. And not just […]

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Simply put, Alex and Adrienne found their “person” in each other. He’s an accountant who’s passionate about numbers, she’s an elementary school teacher who is passionate about educating young minds… and together, they are passionate about traveling! They’ve traveled the world together and love to remove themselves from the ins-and-outs of everyday life to learn […]

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Jake and Sarah were adamant about one thing on their wedding day: They wanted to ENJOY it. They didn’t want to get caught up in stress. They didn’t want to get lost in the details. Jake and Sarah are mellow and relaxed, and they wanted their wedding day to be the same! Jake and Sarah […]

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Rose had resigned herself to the thought that to find the right guy, there would probably be one or two things she’d have to give up. She thought: He couldn’t possibly be smart, handsome, kind, AND funny. Nobody could be that perfect, right? But then… she met Steven. Steven was everything. And Rose soon realized […]

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Friends, we feel like we landed the JACKPOT when it comes to jobs. Our job is to hang out with you on the most important day of your life and capture the big moments AND the little moments that make it so great. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years of photographing […]

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It all started with a cheesy wink and a playful sunglasses tease from him across a Vegas pool. You know, the move where you pull down your sunglasses and do a little raise of the eyebrows? Exactly. 🙂 He had nothing to lose, and she felt drawn to him… and before they knew it, Dustin […]

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You’ve seen those adorable, picture-perfect family portraits. You know, where the kids are giggling together, and mom and dad are staring lovingly into each other’s eyes… Maybe you’re longingly viewing these sweet images while your children are wrestling on the floor or having a temper tantrum in the background and you begin to think to yourself, “My kids would […]

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In a sea of ruffles, lace, and too many necklines to count, it can be overwhelming to choose the dresses that are just right for your sweet bridesmaids if you’re hosting a garden wedding. Does anyone else immediately think of 27 Dresses when it comes to this matter?!

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“This is our dream come true for you.” When Tyler’s mother joined the toasts at their lovely reception, she spoke these words to her son. The hearts of everyone in the room (including ours) overflowed with joy in seeing how yes – her words were perfect. This really was a Dream. Come. True. For as […]

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People will be telling you that your wedding day will be a blur, but we don’t believe that has to be true. We believe that the more you stop to pause, breathe, and SAVOR, the more you’re going to remember the day as it was. How it sounded, how it smelled…and how your heart felt as you […]

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In the summer of 2008, Jon and Doris met as two bright-eyed interns. They bonded over a love for musical festivals, epic game nights, and late nights of watching the summer Olympics, but the timing just wasn’t right that summer. A few years later, they reconnected at the climbing gym among mutual friends, and it […]

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This life? It ain’t perfect. But when you surround yourself with the right people, life is oh-so-very beeeeaaauuutiful.  That’s what Steven and Rose know in their deep-down-core. That when you have a ride-or-die partner who is willing to go through the hills and valleys of life with you, you have everything you need. It doesn’t […]

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Eric and Hannah are the perfect combination of classy and oh-so-deliciously-nerdy (and we mean that in the BEST way possible). You’ll catch them attending an opera one night, and the next night they will be deep into the world of Dungeons & Dragons (their friends will tell you they are some of the best in […]

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Let’s face it: Nobody wants mediocre photos on their wedding day. Nobody want to get their photos back and feel like they don’t represent who they are. And NOOO-BODY wants to tuck away these photos and never look at them again.  But how do you do it? How do you ensure that your photos are absolutely […]

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You’ve probably heard the stories from both sides: the magic of seeing each other for the first time at your wedding ceremony when you walk down the aisle, OR the perfect intimacy of getting to see one another in private before your ceremony – what we like to call the First Look. As your wedding day is […]

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Jake and Sarah are best friends who fell in love through a mutual love of music, adventure, and a lighthearted approach to life. These east-coast transplants met in San Diego about five years ago through a mutual friend, and the more time they spent together (and the more playlists they geeked out over together), the […]

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When Jenny saw Andrew for the first time, it was at a masquerade party. We can almost picture it like a scene from a movie: a beautiful, smiley blonde and a carefree, handsome gent spot each other from across the room… they take off their masks, and voilá, they fall MADLY in love. Can’t you […]

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We’re still waking up from this dreamy-fantastical fusion of tradition and style that was Parker and Cassandra’s wedding! Because WOW WOW WOW. There was the traditional: Parker and Cassandra chose beautiful Grace Cathedral to exchange their vows, and rode in style (and class) to their reception in a Vintage Rolls Royce. She wore her great, […]

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First things first: OUR COUPLES ARE AMAZING. We get to photograph the most sentimental, caring, thoughtful, and selfless couples in the world… and having the opportunity to tell their stories is what makes our job SO fulfilling. So, when we get to shoot at a location that is not only beautiful and unique, but also […]

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Spring has most definitely sprung, and that’s reason enough for us to celebrate! We are so excited to finally share this lovelylovelylovely inspiration shoot with you – it has all the elements of a beautiful garden wedding, which is our absolute FAVORITETHINGEVER. #butreally Aly of Aly Ann Events brought together the vision for this fresh, […]

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Before we begin, we must tell you that we’ve been there.  Pulling outfit after outfit from the closet… wandering the mall with a vague-but-vital picture in our heads of the perfect ‘look’… There is no shortage of sympathy from us as we help our couples pick the best outfits for their engagement session with us. It […]

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Jen knew right away that Corey was the guy for her.  Corey is hard-working, intelligent, and a complete gentleman – but it was really the romantic softy in him that made Jen fall head-over-heels! I mean, he serenaded her on their first date. With his guitar. And a country song. ON A STREET CORNER. Does it get […]

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Mike and Ellen are champions against the odds. Ever since they began dating six years ago, they have lived in separate cities – making long-distance the name of oh-so-challenging game. In the middle of it all, they faced the trials of Mike’s diagnosis with cancer, walking through the heartache, the treatment, and the eventual road to […]

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Our hearts swell up when we think about seeing this family grow over the years! We love telling a family’s story as the years go by, and it’s not just about seeing the kids grow taller every year. More so, it’s about capturing their unique interactions, toothy smiles, and all those beeeeeg hugs they share (and never […]

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There are some families that make our hearts smile REAL big.  They are the parents who love well on their kids: teaching them, guiding them, aaaand playing the occasional role of ‘tickle monster.’ 🙂  They are the kids who live with goofy abandon, endless wonder, and who think their mom & dad are the COOLEST people […]

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These two… *heart eyes* Is it the way they look at each other? Or the most majestic golden light touching their skin?? Or the way they oh-so-gracefully traverse the desert, hand-in-hand??? Whatever it is, these lovebirds have been WOW-ing us every step of the way!  Mike & Ellen are an example of what patience and persistence […]

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We’ve been having WAY too much fun reliving all of our incredible 2017 weddings!  If you missed it, be sure to check out our Favorite Getting Ready Moments and some of our Favorite Couple Portraits for an oh-so-beautiful journey down memory lane.  But today, friends… TODAY is alllllll about those pretty wedding details!  We love […]

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Christmas time is a season of wonder, a season of coziness, and a season focused on family – so we really couldn’t think of a better way to enjoy the holidays than with one of our FAVORITE families, the Mayer Family!   There’s something special about this family — they are warm, generous, and make […]

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On the outside, Clove & Kin is a boutique wedding photography studio in San Diego, CA, that thrives on capturing emotional love stories. We ADORE celebrations that are overflowing with joy, romance, legacy… and champagne!

On the inside, we’re a studio family that’s made up of a team of photographers, an in-studio staff, and two (adorable) taco-loving owners that live out their purpose by impacting couples through their wedding journey. Simply put, we love our people.

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