waterworld : dani and hanna

Underwater pictures have always held a certain mystery to me.  I've always felt that there is a story behind every picture that is longing to be uncovered.  With the addition of water it seems the story becomes even more inquiring.  I wanted to play up the mystery and storytelling in this underwater photo shoot with Dani and Hanna, so we added a new element to these images.  It was interesting to see how the image can change drastically with the addition of a few props, especially one's that you would not normally associate with being underwater.  I am looking forward to adding more unexpected elements to my underwater work in the future.xoxo,

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The $40,900 Question: Annette Gomez

 Annette Gomez's classic and timeless floral designs are inspiring. We were able to gain insight into summer floral trends, seeking inspiration, and dream summer trips when we interviewed Annette. She really is lovely. Be sure to pop by her website for some more floral eye candy.

1. Favorite summer blooms? Zinnias, cosmos, and garden roses.

2. Color palettes that are spiring you this summer? Bright hot color. Always orange. I love orange for summer. And green, actually green is my favorite color and I can't get enough green. Yellow is another great summer color.

3. Describe your signature style. My signature style has evolved over the years, but the look I have always loved is one that is loose and unstructured. It is usually created from lots of goodies foraged from my garden. I like to think my style is approachable and not contrived. I lean towards a simple, clean, classic, and timeless look.

4. Any advice for brides to be? Relax! Use Pinterest for inspiration but don’t insist that everything look exactly like the pictures on your board. Embrace what mother nature has to offer you at the time of your wedding. Hire wonderful professional vendors and then let them do their thing. Let go… let go… let go…. Surprises are a wonderful thing.

5. What keeps you inspired? Nature always inspires me… and my garden. I love working in my garden and digging in the dirt. This is where I get most of my inspiration.

6. Describe the perfect bouquet. There isn’t just one perfect bouquet, as it usually  depends on the bride. I tend to like a hand held cluster of just one type of flower, maybe sweet peas or lily of the valley or even daffodils can make a lovely bouquet. If I am not in a simple mood, then I go for lots of green textures with a few funky blooms.  Perhaps garden roses or what ever is growing in my garden at the moment.

7. Favorite summer destination? Guadalajara Mexico or really anywhere in Mexico.

8. Beach or mountains? I like both.

9. If you had $40,900 to spend on one trip, where would you go and what would you do? Italy. The Vatican. If I am really dreaming, I would have a meal with Pope Francis. I would love that! I would walk my way through Italy sampling all of the wonderful cuisine and I would take my darling husband with me.  

flowers by annette gomez, shewanders photography, san diego wedding photography, brooklyn bride blog

Life is Better When You're Laughing

When photographing kids, the best approach is to be kind and loving. Kids will be kids. They will want to run, jump, laugh, hide, and be silly. Let them be themselves and guide them along gently so everyone has fun! One approach we use at SheWanders is the "drop and run." Get an adult that the kids are comfortable with to hold them in place for a moment, then let them run free. Your portraits will be beautiful and natural like the adorable Minns twins below!IMG_7950IMG_8092IMG_8085IMG_8086



San Diego Wedding Photographer : Whitney and Danny

Whitney and Danny had a lovely, touching, sweet, exuberant, festive, laughing, colorful, bright, wonderful wedding day.  I wish I had a copy of their vows and I would post them because those words would some up the day better than I could.  Bella Sera Event Design created a stylish day full of warm, sassy, tropical details.  I loved the orange linens by concepts.  Check out their sweet day.  hugs suzanne    shewanders.wedding.134shewanders.wedding.135shewanders.wedding.136shewanders.wedding.137shewanders.wedding.138shewanders.wedding.139shewanders.wedding.140shewanders.wedding.141shewanders.wedding.142shewanders.wedding.143shewanders.wedding.144shewanders.wedding.145shewanders.wedding.146shewanders.wedding.147shewanders.wedding.148shewanders.wedding.149shewanders.wedding.150shewanders.wedding.151shewanders.wedding.152shewanders.wedding.153shewanders.wedding.154shewanders.wedding.155shewanders.wedding.156shewanders.wedding.157shewanders.wedding.158shewanders.wedding.159shewanders.wedding.160shewanders.wedding.161shewanders.wedding.162shewanders.wedding.163shewanders.wedding.164shewanders.wedding.165shewanders.wedding.166shewanders.wedding.167