Tonie and John’s La Mesa Wedding

Wedding photography for Tonie and John’s La Mesa wedding captured every moment of their beautiful event. Despite the ongoing worries over Covid-19 and associated restrictions on gatherings, the couple were able to create a lovely wedding ceremony and reception that included their family and friends.

Tonie and John’s La Mesa wedding in San Diego County, California, took place at Brick and Laurel. Brick + Laurel is an intimate warehouse space that was perfectly suited for this special event. The space is intended for under 50 people, so with gathering sizes restricted to no more than 50 people due to Covid-19, the space was perfect.

Wedding photography for Tonie and John’s La Mesa wedding began with with some photos of venue and decor, and candid shots of the couple’s guests. Next it was time to photograph the couple’s wedding ceremony. Photographing weddings in smaller spaces, like Brick + Laurel, is fun because of the intimacy of the event. Smaller weddings mean that the closest of family and friends are present and so it’s a joy knowing that the wedding photography will capture not just the couple’s special day, but also that the photos will capture each and every one of the special people who are present.

That the people were wearing masks at the wedding was no impediment to great photos, for it’s a person’s presence, their joy for the wedding couple, that’s photographed in the eyes of each person. Even in the absence of facial coverings, it’s a person’s eyes that express their feelings. So my motto of providing of providing vivid and expressive photography is always true, as I hope it has been for Tonie and John’s La Mesa wedding photography.

Following Tonie and John’s La Mesa wedding ceremony photography I captured a nice series of posed photos with family and friends. The low sun of the evening wedding shined bright, but filtered light through curtained windows. I took advantage of the special light to create some dramatic backlighting for the posed photos. Following these shots the couple and guests enjoyed a nice, catered reception. Photography of first dances, some outdoor photos, photos with a specially-ordered ice-cream truck, and of course cake cutting. In all I’d say this was a really fun wedding to photography and wish congratulations to Tonie and John. I hope you love your photos as much as I do.

In addition to the collection of wedding photos in this article, you can also see the complete gallery of Tonie and John’s La Mesa wedding photos in the private gallery (password required).