The first part of our story began at the W Hotel with Brooke & the girls getting ready, in the blog post below. From the W, we all made our way up to the Immaculata church at USD. Immaculata is one of my all-time favorite ceremony locations, and it’s neighbor, Founder’s Chapel, is very high on the list too. There is no other catholic church in San Diego quite like it, so I was really looking forward to Brooke & Dominic’s half-mass.
Watching Brooke and Dominic get married was incredibly sweet, and seeing them so happy and relaxed after the ceremony was wonderful. They had to wait for the processional to see each other for the first time that day, but I got to spend time with both sides of the bridal party before the ceremony. I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story below. Many, many thanks to friend and fellow photographer Kristina Chartier for shooting with me all day!
One of the things that makes Immaculata so beautiful is the way light filters in through the stained glass windows. The low levels of light make it a challenge to photograph inside, but the results are always worth it.
One of my favorite moments captured by Kristina that day, of Brooke and her Father on their way to the foot of the aisle.
From one of my favorite ceremony sites to one of my all-time favorite venues, the Ultimate Skybox at Diamond View Tower for the reception! Brooke and Dominc went straight into their first dance, 15 stories high above San Diego.
The look says it all.
Of course, I always love to shoot at night, especially downtown! The view at Diamond View is more than just baseball. It just doesn’t get better than this for what I always call the ‘Goodnight Shot,’ which is usally a perfect closer for the album. Many thanks go to Amanda McPhail for putting together such a wonderful event and making it run so perfectly.