Tamika and Brad had a lovely courthouse and waterfront wedding in San Diego, beginning at the County Administration Center then along the bay adjacent to historic boats of the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Their civil marriage ceremony was held indoors in the County building and was officiated by a Marriage Commissioner.
And did you know, the County offers a Deputy Marriage Commissioner for a Day program, which is a unique way for couples to make their special day even more memorable. The program means couples can choose a friend or relative to be deputized to perform their wedding ceremony.
The couple’s wedding photography of their courthouse and waterfront wedding in San Diego began with photos of them signing their marriage license, and then some shots inside the historic building. This building is also historic, having served San Diego residents since being dedicated in 1938 by President Roosevelt. Marble floors made for nice reflections of the couple, as did the nice wood work, doorways and windows.
Their photography captured the civil wedding in one of the ceremony rooms. The relatively brief ceremony allowed the couple to recite vows, exchange rings, then to be pronounced married which they sealed with a kiss. The marriage license was witnessed with me having the honor of being their signing witness.
Following their ceremony we made our way outdoors where I framed the County Administration Building, nearby palms, water features and part of downtown San Diego as their wedding photo background. What the couple really wanted though for their ceremony and waterfront wedding photography were photos along San Diego Bay.
Just across the street was big San Diego Bay, with lovely historic ships and boats of the Maritime Museum of San Diego in the foreground. The hulls, sails, colors and textures of the vessels complimented the waterfront aspect of their wedding. And of course the shimmering water of the bay, twinkling from the reflection of the sun further accented this summertime wedding. I also used the sun in the composition of some shots so that it’s bright light would shine through sails and from behind the couple. It was nice also having the sun rays beam through the trees atop the County Administration Building’s arbor, while Tamika and Brad embraced beneath it.
Tamika and Brad’s courthouse and waterfront wedding photography in San Diego includes a private online gallery of photos to view and share, a collection of prints, unlimited download of all their wedding photos in high resolution, and a set of wedding photo prints, too. And with so many great wedding photos that I created for the couple, the very best way for them to enjoy them is going to be in a beautiful, Italian-made wedding album so that their photos are always available to see, touch and share.
To see the complete collection of the couple’s wedding photos, please visit my San Diego Wedding Photographer Client Galleries (password required). For more information about San Diego Wedding Photography please contact me.