Photographing The Magic In Childhood in San Diego, CA

tanya velázquez

Bryan + Dawn

Dawn and Bryan, or Brawn as we like to refer to them as, had a wonderfully small wedding affair. Before the big day Brawn and I met at my favorite bakery, Magnolia (They have a gluten-free cupcake and I have to say it’s pretty delicious.) I knew we would definitely be friends after Bryan professed his love to writing Sci-fi book reviews for funsies. And we all know how much I love me some time travel/alternative universe talk.

So their big day started at the lovely LaSalle Church with it’s beautiful blue walls and great architecture, it was the perfect backdrop for their “I dos.”

After they walked out the church saying “Remember that one time we got married?”  Their family and long time friends showered them with love and bubbles. It was literally one of the cuties send off I’ve ever seen.  Also, if Dawn look like she radians a perfect glow it’s probably the baby girl they’re expecting. I definitely can’t wait to photograph the super cute bundle of you I’m sure she’ll be!


As always, keep it classy


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