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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Matt + Lauren | Admiral Kidd Club Wedding | Temecula Valley Wedding Photography Part 1

Matt and Lauren met while she was a waitress at a restaurant in Oceanside….he and his friends went in there and Matt chased her down in the parking lot begging for her phone number…. Matt is a Marine and just an awesome guy – they are so great together. They adore each other. I was struck by many things at their wedding…mostly their relationship together and their friends.

They took their vows last Sunday at the Admiral Kidd Club in Point Loma (San Diego), CA. We were privileged to be able to capture their wedding…we all (Jessy, Emma and I all decided that it’s way more fun to be the photographers than the guests!) I just love love love weddings…especially this one :)

Lauren and the girls got ready in the Marriott across the street from the Admiral Kidd Club. There was not an inch of floor space in the room – not sure how they all got ready but they did and they looked AMAZING…all of them but especially Lauren.

Loved Lauren’s makeup…and her hair – she didn’t leave that clip in by the way :)

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I think Lauren’s dress is about the prettiest I have have seen – it was a Vera Wang dress- the sash with the rhinestones was just beautiful.

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This picture at the window below was Jessy’s angle – one of my favorites.M&L Bride J3   002 j rep

We went outside for the First Look…took some quick pictures of Lauren by herself. She was a STUNNING bride. It was a very cloudy day so we were able to shoot in any direction…which was nice.

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Emma got this next one of Lauren – I love it :) It’s in black and white too below–

not sure which I like better. Lauren’s mother did all the flowers – they were gorgeous…

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The first look – which is always one of my favorite things…I love when the bride is walking up and since you are seeing Matt for the first time – Isn’t he so awesome in his uniform????

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Matt kills me…he talked with a Southern Accent and he is SUCH A GENTLEMAN! He has the best smile…

Have to have lots of angles for the first look:

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emma’s angle:

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my angle…

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Thanks to Jessy for editing most of these even with a dislocated shoulder :) Glad it could move today! More soon….


PLEASE leave a comment for Matt and Lauren if you can :)

15 comments:

Leslie March 15, 2011 at 1:19 PM  

These are soo beautiful Tracy! I love the detail shots, and love the first look!

Lauren J Dietrich March 15, 2011 at 1:24 PM  

That dress is something! Really beautiful

Carla Kayes March 15, 2011 at 1:57 PM  

They are all just beautiful Tracy!

Tony March 15, 2011 at 2:13 PM  

AWWmazing!!! Beautiful bride- Beautiful location! OH and handsome soldier! I love San Diego! Great job ladies! :)

Anonymous March 15, 2011 at 4:23 PM  

Absolutely beautiful couple and photoshoot! Thanks for sharing the blessing with us! - Natalie

Anonymous March 15, 2011 at 4:25 PM  

Wow! I had to look at these over and over! Beautiful pictures! It seemed to be a perfect day by these photos. I think my favorite is the full length of Lauren looking out the window below ;) Great hair and makeup too!

Tammy Field March 15, 2011 at 5:02 PM  

Tracy, these pictures are way beyond my greatest expectations!! I thought the engagement photos were absolutely beautiful, but these photos actually made me cry!! You and your girls did an excellent job!! Can't wait to see more photos from Lauren and Matt's special day!! Tammy Meadows Field

Paige Webb March 15, 2011 at 5:28 PM  

Matt & Lauren
I went to j high and high school with Matt's mom. What a beautiful wedding. I especially love a military wedding. Matt, thank you for serving our country and putting up with all that goes with the job.
I wish you both many years of joy and happiness!

Paige Penick Webb

Kayla Sylvester March 15, 2011 at 5:38 PM  

These Are Beautiful Pictures.. Congrats Matt and Lauren I Love You Both Already.. :)

Tracy March 15, 2011 at 5:52 PM  

Thank you everyone :). Lots more to come!

Edna March 15, 2011 at 6:37 PM  

Big WOW!!!! Amazing work!!!! They sure are a good lookin couple!!

oodlesuvfun March 15, 2011 at 10:32 PM  

WOW!!! She is beautiful and I LOVE that he wore his uniform!! Great pics ladies!

The Romans March 16, 2011 at 9:16 AM  

I bet every picture is amazing!! These are dreamy. :)

Tamra March 17, 2011 at 11:03 AM  

Ooooh Tracy, these are so wonderful! You made Matt's Nana cry! Love them all! :]

Brandly March 18, 2011 at 6:35 AM  

Beautiful!!! Love the pics!! Congratulations Matt and Lauren.
Love ya Aunt "Eeesa"

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