Point Loma Cliffs & Cafe Engagement – Jenny & Allen

Meet Jenny & Allen, they came all the way from Vegas for their engagement session and I couldn’t be more honored! Their relationship has been a heck of a journey as they moved across cities to be together. Today, he happily placed a ring on it and love is evidently in the air. We did their session at two completely different locations for two looks: a romantic French cafe in South Park and among the beautiful tides of Point Loma. San Diego just has it all!! Best part, their baby Jack was happy to pose along =)


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First Date & San Diego Beach Engagement – Yen & Harvey

Planning engagement sessions with my clients is always fun. Sometimes we would get lost in a big list of possible themes, props, and amazing San Diego locations. And then there are couples like Yen and Harvey who wants to take us back to where it all began… a lovely (and nerve racking) first date at Bleu Boheme in Kensington. Harvey finally gathered the nerves to ask her out and had it all planned out. After some pleasant conversations over good french food, she turned out to be women he could see himself marrying. I love the excitements and factors around first dates. Back and forth, observations would be made between every action and silent questions would bubble off. Should I hold her hand? What should I wear? Where will he take me? Please no awkward turtles… Is there something in my teeth? haha anyways, we went back to bring it full circle and relive (re-taste!) those moments.

We also took advantage of San Diego’s beauty and snapped some fun ones Torrey Pines. Yen was looking beautiful and they’re so great together. I also did Harvey’s sister’s wedding a couple of years ago so its an extra honor to be able to do his wedding as well. Can’t wait!

You can tell a lot about a person by how and what they order.
For dessert they decided to try ordering something not off the menu… hmmmm
A great way to break the ice during a first date is to go during cocktail hour, cheers!


Blurry Nights They say the way to a women’s heart is through her tummy! Eating these dishes again really brought them back the start.
And then it came…. Ice-cream with BACON!!  By Yen & Harvey.
Flash forward a couple of years, they’re engaged! Off to the wedding now!

Art Deco Gatsby Wedding at El Prado in Balboa Park – Sherilyn & Ryan

Get ready for one fabulous 1920’s inspired wedding… It takes a power couple like Sherilyn & Ryan to pull this off! Everything was glittering and fabulous to the details. I’ll let the photos do the explaining =)

Venue: The Prado at Balboa Park
Videographer: Everlasting Video Wedding
DJ & Lighting: Matt Phipps
Photobooth: Mr Photobox ($50 off with Me!)
Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Sabrina from La Dolce Idea
Make up: Shelby McElroy
Flowers and Linen: Sweet Ribbon Events
Quarter Ceremony Music: Eliana Strings
Getaway Car: Haynes Chauferring
Trolley: Old Town Trolley
Photography: Jenny Thai Photography

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A perfect day would be a day at this table =)

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Matt Phipps is such a professional, friendly, and amazing DJ. I’ve seen him work his magic with all sorts of crowds. With him, sound, lighting, and entertainment is on point. He also works closely with photographers so that they don’t miss a moment! He’s worth it =)

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Wedding at the Tuscan Gardens in Kingsburg, CA – King Richard & Mary Rose

I’m so excited to show this beautiful wedding I shot in Kingsburg, CA. It was a warm, sunny day in the Valley. The Tuscan Gardens was so rustic romantic with their endless rows of blossoms, vineyards and trees. Rose also did an amazing job picking out the colors combinations for this one. Everything just came together perfectly, cheers to these sweet loving Newly Weds!

It was also a pleasure working alongside Michael Bauer from Stellar Lense Productions. Check out his beautiful highlight video here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzCp3X2T-f36ZTUyTU9YbTRPN28/view

She found exact matching bridesmaid shoes, how about that! Her very handsome bride’s men!  Love love love these colorful summer colors Oh boy!

Homey Backyard Engagement – Fresno, CA

On my visit to Diana & Jason’s home in Fresno, I fell in love with their cute homey lifestyle. Their love is simple and beautiful. They just enjoy coming home to each other’s company, having a cup of tea, and cuddling in front of the TV with their beloved pets until they fall asleep. Jobs drove them into a long distant stretch and now they’re happily living together, engaged. Their sweet enduring relationship inspired me. They’re are a very modest and hippy couple, enjoying a more simple approach in life… walking the dog, watching over wild cats, meditating, biking to the store, holding hands, and giving tulips. After 6 years, they still get butterflies around each other! I wanted to show how their love in a small town home setting glows. As I was looking at their cool hippy things around their house and jungly yard, I thought “Why not do a backyard engagement!?” Diana and Jason were on board! It was so much fun designing a setting that represented this milestone in their journey. And there was no better place to shoot it, than their own home in the Valley (after we pulled out the weeds) =)

Congrats Jason and Diana, I love you guys!!

There’s no place like home. When I first saw this yard, it looked like a jungle of weeds and trees. We pulled them all out for this cozy set up!  Pan is their wild pet cat, always roaming around the house and hunting. And isn’t this Vintage TV a treasure? Jason found it at a dump and took it home. I fell in love with it and thought it was just perfect. So we cleaned it, fix the 3rd leg and wallaaah! On top, that 1970’s radio was a gift from a hippy when Jason gave him avocados and a ride during a spiritual sabbatical. The radio works like a charm and they turn it on for their pets every time they leave the house.  Bobby’s on TV! Jason gave her Tulips for the past 6 years. Bobby’s their baby. He loves cuddling and making Jason Jelly.

The living room They’re super philosophical and peaceful beings. That morning light is gorgeous!! Love these moments before kisses.

Thanks for tuning in!

Jessie - April 24, 2015 - 12:46 am

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! the amount of time that you must’ve put in to set up the scene and the incorporation of the animals! You can really feel the love inbetween them and better yet, the subject is your sister! I’m really happy with this photoshoot and I hope that when I get engaged I can get something just as gorgeous <3 Great job jenny!

admin - April 24, 2015 - 11:15 am

Thank you for the kind words Jessie! They’re the inspiration haha. Let me know when you’re ready =)

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