Wedding: Dalton & Dorothy | Wizard of Oz | Analisa Joy Photography | San Diego, CA Photographer

You are all invited to Dalton and Dorothy’s Wizard of Oz wedding styled by, Couture Events. I was recently asked by this amazing wedding coordinating team to photograph a vision that they dreamed up. A Wizard of Oz themed wedding that was filled with gold, emerald, poppies, and everything else in between. We collaborated with some of the best vendors in the business and together we turned this dream into a reality. Styled sessions are hard work, but the outcome and rewards are always worth it! While I was photographing on the East Coast I was contacted by the Couture team that our wedding was featured on, Green Wedding Shoes. I was all smiles when I saw that my images were displayed on so many social media outlets throughout the day. I am excited to see what wedding will be dreamed up next. Enjoy!

photography: Analisa Joy Photography // planning + design: Couture Events // florals: Leaf it to Lexi // desserts: Hey There Cupcake // cake stands: Minted & Vintage // paper goods: Whimsique // vintage rentals: Folklore Vintage Rentals // charger plates, glassware + flatware: Classic Party Rentals // dinner plates: Kate Spade // hair + makeup: Hot Seat Salon // jewelry: Mimi and LuChloe and Isabel by Riley // groom’s sequin heart: Ban.do // groom’s attire: A Better Deal Tuxedo // wedding gown: Here Comes The Bride // wedding gown designer: Matthew Christopher

Here’s some vendor love shots!

Family Session: Gross Family | La Jolla, CA | Analisa Joy Photography | San Diego, CA Photographer

The Gross family takes pictures in Dallas every year but this summer they decided to change it up! We had an early morning session during their vacation in La Jolla. I have said it many times, but I’m thankful to have a job that gives me an excuse to drive out to the beach!  Casey grew up spending her summers in San Diego with her grandparents. I love when we find locations that have a significant meaning to my clients.  We met near Seal Beach and because their little one LOVES the sand we decided to start our session in the grass. We played in the park and I chased Cameron everyone. He gave me a good workout, but we managed to squeeze a lot of joy and laughter, which makes it worth it! We then ventured down to the beach. This trip was Cameron’s first beach experience and his parents quickly learned that he loved it. Cameron absolutely loves the ocean. We had to consistently hold his hand because if we let go he would ran straight toward the water. The perk about a morning session is that we beat the crowd and had this cozy space to ourselves. I loved spending time with this sweet family of three and I’m excited to share my favorites with you. Enjoy! 

Wedding: Derek & Molly | San Diego Courthouse, CA | Analisa Joy Photography | San Diego, CA Photographer

Congrats to my most recent newlyweds, Molly & Derek. Derek is in the Navy and these two couldn’t wait to tie the knot before he departs. Derek and Molly had an intimate ceremony at the San Diego courthouse. Throughout the ceremony, Molly was filled with excited/nervous laughter. She has so much personality and I loved that she started her marriage with a huge smile on her face. It’s very fitting for them because these two are always smiling around one another. It was a very sweet ceremony and once they sealed it with a kiss, a crowd nearby applauded… It was very movie like! After they said, “I Do” we used the next couple of hours to explore San Diego. We photographed near the harbor and in Little Italy. Molly is Italian and she wanted to make sure that we incorporated gellato into the photos. They treated me to my first gellato experience and now I understand why Molly just had to have it! Derek and Molly will be throwing a larger wedding when he returns, but I love how they just couldn’t wait another day to become husband and wife. Thank you for your services Derek. Congrats Derek and Molly!

In LOVE with these next two shots.

Lori Robinson - You are such an amazing photographer Analisa!!