Carlsbad State Beach Wedding | Kortney & Josh

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As I walked into the airbnb for Kortney and Josh’s wedding day, I was welcomed with such big smiles from Kortney’s family. From her father, brothers, and mother filled with so much joy, I instantly knew it was going to be a good day.

After interacting with her family, I had the chance to meet her bridesmaids as they finished getting ready. Everyone was so calm and laid back as I gathered and captured the details of their wedding.

They opted out from a first look with each other, but Kortney and her father shared a first look together that was full of smiles!

Kortney and Josh only wanted a intimate, laid back, beach wedding day. They received just that!!

The weather was perfect at Carlsbad State Beach (it wasn’t a cold October beach day. But then again, what am I talking about? We are in Southern California and currently going through a heat wave of 100 degrees! Hahah!) and the beach made a perfect back drop for the ceremony and all the photographs. The guys were barefoot, while the ladies had cute, little beaded, barefoot sandals that Kortney’s mother made.

Right after the ceremony, the newlyweds shared their first dance right on the beach together. I loved the little touch they added to their celebration.

After all the photos, everyone headed back to the AirBnB for the most relaxed type of reception. We took it easy and everyone went with the flow by having a great time hanging out eating tacos!

As their day progressed, I was just in awe for the love that Kortney and Josh have for each other. Kortney has been sick and we had to take little breaks during our photos and during those breaks, seeing how Josh was just loving on her made my heart melt. They both have hearts of gold and they mesh together so perfectly!

Kortney & Josh, thank you so much for having us be apart of your wedding day. I can’t wait to watch your love flourish over the years!

Such a beautiful backdrop for their first dance! <3

Thank you to all the vendors who made this day possible:

Photography: Shelby Danielle Photography
Ceremony Venue: Carlsbad State Beach
Reception Venue: AirBnB
Makeup: Emily Artistry
Hair: Mariana Toro
Flowers: San Diego Wholesale Flowers
Cake: VG Donuts and Bakery
Catering: Las Olas
Paper Products: Minted


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I am a wedding & portrait photographer based in Southern California and beyond!

I started at the young age of 16 in my hometown of Orange in Orange
County, California. As my photography business grew and I got married,
life took me to the Chino Hills area, making me more centered to all
major Southern California counties.

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