April 30. 2022

Alyssa & Leon

San Diego Wedding

First let me just start by saying, this wedding me left me swooning! I called my husband on my way home and gushed over how good of a day it was, truly this wedding day was perfect. I first met Alyssa and Leon in the fall of 2021 when I did their engagement session in Julian, if you want to see those photos you can find them here! When I met them I fell in love with them as a couple, they were so kind and fun to be around but you could also feel the love between the two of them. They were obsessed with each other and the way Leon looked at Alyssa made my heart smile, everyone deserves to be loved like that. After their engagement session I got even more excited to photograph their wedding day!

April 30th had finally arrived and I just knew it was going to be a great day, the weather in San Diego was perfect, the sun was shining, it was just a great day to say, "I do"! When I first arrived at Alyssa's parents house we started by taking some getting ready photos with just her, her mom, and her sister Hayley who also was her maid of honor. Once they helped her get all dressed she did a first look with her dad and two brothers, it was such a sweet moment! I totally recommend doing a first look with your parents or grandparents if you can! After the first look we went ahead and did photos of Alyssa with her bridesmaids, and to say they were a fun group is an understatement. Every girl needs a group of friends like Alyssa has!

Now onto the ceremony... I had tears in my eyes the entire time. From the moment Alyssa started to walk down the aisle you could feel the excitement and love from Leon. You can see his reaction to seeing his bride for the first time below, it was absolutely precious and what every girl dreams of. They read letters to each other and that's the part that really got me, the love they have for each other is so special. You could feel the presence of God the entire time and it was such a sacred moment to watch these two vow to always strive to be the best for each other for the rest of their lives.

After the ceremony and after family portraits and bridal portraits is when the party started... and it was a PARTAY!!!
The view from the patio balcony overlooked the lake, Party Pam the best DJ ever, had all the best jams playing! It was exactly how a wedding reception should be, fun, energetic, and a true celebration of love.

I wish all the best to these two love birds!!!