Oh hey everyone! It's been a few months since I blogged and I'm pretty stoked to share this gallery with you. I was originally connected to Lea & Martin after their friend (who also happens to be an awesome hair & makeup artist) Emma found me through Instagram. I chatted with them about their wedding and quickly figured out what an awesome couple they were and was beyond stoked when they mentioned wanting me to fly up to them to photograph their San Francisco engagement session (I included five of my favorites to start the post off).
Fast forward to their wedding - it's a sunny day in downtown San Diego on New Years Eve. The bridesmaids start off by getting ready in the Presidential Suite of the US Grant Hotel. I quickly realize how epic the day is about to be when Lea let slip that the coordinator, Thomas Bui, was somehow able to secure TWENTY-SEVEN confetti canons for when the ball drops. GAME ON.
After the girls drank some champagne, got their hair & makeup did (insert sassy emoji here), and got dressed, we headed outside for the first look. After, we took some awesome portraits right before sunset and then headed inside for their ceremony. Fast forward - the ceremony was a success, family portraits went perfectly, and we were off to the reception! An epic first dance, a few speeches, a handful of creative night portraits, and some time later.. each and every one of Lea & Martin's friends and family counted down until midnight, where confetti was promptly launched and lots of crazy dance moves ensued. This was my first (and certainly not last) NYE wedding and it was a blast to photograph.
For photographers: I used a Nikon D5 & D850. I also used the following lenses: 24-70mm, 35mm, 45mm, 58mm, 60mm, and 85mm. Flashpoint flashes for the reception.
Photographer // San Diego Wedding Photographer, Sage Justice
Coordinator // Thomas Bui Lifestyle
Venue // The US Grant Hotel
Makeup // Emily Mejia Makeup
Hair // Emma Woods Beauty
Band // The Magic Touch
Cake // La Parfait Paris
Videography // Focused Bliss Productions
Second Photographer // Joshua Mitchel
Florals // Organic Flora
Rentals & Decor // Concepts Event Design
Venue // The Us Grant