I Get Letters!

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I love getting letters! When I open my mailbox and I see a card-sized envelope in there with a hand written address, I get excited. Knowing that my clients are happy means everything to me and it’s one of the most rewarding aspects of my work.

There are a huge range of emotions attached to a wedding day, so when the images are presented to my clients, their family, and friends, all of those feelings come right back as if the wedding happened just yesterday. Maybe it’s strange, but when my clients tell me that they watched their slideshow and that it made them cry, I feel like doing a little victory dance around my office!

I had one of those victory moments recently when I received a card in the mail from Anne Holland, the mother of my client Beth Holland….who is now Beth Vannoy. It was a moment where I thought I might cry! She wrote such a thoughtful card that I can’t help but share it here.

“Oh Philip!

What a talent you have – How lucky could Beth and Jay be? You captured the every element of emotion with the anticipation of the greatest and happiest day in Beth’s life.

Your Photos are absolutely dreamy! Beth is a beauty – but you definitely captured her inner beauty. What a gift you have in your ability to ‘evoke’ and ‘capture’ such lovely photos. We could not be more pleased.

Thanks to Sharon, we were so lucky to have pictures to remind us of that lovely day in San Diego.

With fond memories – and priceless photos!!

Anne Holland

Mother of the Bride.”


Point Loma Paradise: Laura and Charlie

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On May 24th, I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Laura and Charlie at the Admiral Kidd Club in Point Loma. The event was coordinated by Sharon Cole, so of course everything ran smoothly and all the details were perfect. The Admiral Kidd Club is right on the bay with a fantastic view of downtown San Diego across the water.

I love shooting details…especially shoes!

Laura really looked amazing. I knew from the day I met her at our consult that she’d be a beautiful bride!



En route from the hotel to the Kidd Club.


Lining up for the ceremony.





Laura and Charlie asked for a group shot of all the guests. I’m pretty sure we captured everybody : )



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Laura’s parents got carried away…




All the Way From Houston : TaShanta and Shannon

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A little while back, I had the pleasure of meeting up with TaShanta and Shannon for their engagement session in Coronado. I’ll be photographing their wedding in September at the Marriott downtown. They came out from Houston to take care of some final wedding arrangements and enjoy some time in Coronado before heading back home. Since they’re getting married by the bay on the San Diego side they wanted to do their engagement session over in Coronado so we could take in the city view. I can’t believe it’s only a few more weeks until their wedding!

We met up first in the flight path in Little Italy. Shannon flies all over the place for business.

We met up first in the flight path in Little Italy. Shannon flies all over the place for business.










New Blog Format!

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Hello Everybody!

It’s been a busy season so far this summer and I know I’ve got a ton of new stuff to blog. I am busy working on getting a new format dialed in here so I can show larger images and get a bit more creative. All the posts up til’ now will stay, but I have a feeling the images are going to seem small compared to what I’ll be blogging from now on. Look for plenty of updates in the coming weeks, as I start catching up on blogging everything that’s been going on. A lot of exciting changes are happening, including a new website set to launch in a few weeks, as well as a partnership that has been in the works for months.

Check back soon! Cheers!

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