An afternoon and evening of anniversary photography along San Diego Bay that captured all the special moments and fun as Merlyn and Rod celebrated their 25th year of marriage! The photography itself was just like a day of wedding photography as it captured shots of the ‘bride’s’ dress, some of the getting ready, posed photos with the ‘wedding party’, family and friends, the ceremony of the couple renewing their wedding vows, and a fun-filled reception party.
The anniversary photography of Merlyn and Rod’s celebration took place at Admiral Kidd Catering and Conference Center. Located on Naval Base Point Loma next to San Diego Bay, Admiral Kidd has several very nice event wedding and event venues with great views of San Diego Bay and the downtown skyline, and their service is always excellent, too.
The couple’s anniversary photography began with some shots of Merlyn’s nice dress, and then of Merlyn once she had the dress on. Her bridesmaids and mother and grandmother were all present in the bridal suite at Admiral Kidd for this part of the photography. Soon the room filled with more people, including Rod and the couple’s daughter and son. Soon Father, who would officiate the ceremony, also arrived to check on everyone and to usher us to get ready for the start of he ceremony.
Merlyn and Rod’s ceremony for the renewal of their vows took place indoors because of wet weather outdoors. With the guests seated it was time for the procession to begin, followed by Merlyn and Rod’s entrance. The ceremony was officiated with very thoughtful words, interesting stories, and some humor. Rod and Merlyn’s vows to each other were very heartfelt. Readings were also given in support of the couple, who then sealed their vows with the exchange of rings.
After the ceremony I had a few moments in the sequence of anniversary photography to capture more room shots of the nice setup and flowers by JD Events. Plus great shots of the fantastic array of cupcakes and wedding cake made by Jow Ford. The room would come alive even more with great lighting, wonderful music and excellent Master of Ceremonies work by Celso of DJ Mabuhay! The entire evening reception party for Merlyn and Rod’s 25th anniversary was a lot of fun for everyone.
Featured in this article about the couple’s anniversary photography in San Diego are a few of my favorites from their session. To see their complete collection of wedding photos, please visit my San Diego Wedding Photographer Client Galleries (password required).
With so many great shots in the couple’s collection, the very best way for them to really enjoy so many of them will be in a beautiful, Italian-made wedding albums. And that’s just what Merlyn and Rod will receive as part of their wedding photography package. Their package also includes a vivid Metal Print a favorite, as well as a collection of traditional prints, too.