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mr. and mrs. rotner | san diego, california

This is a family that is near and dear to my heart. 

Mattilyn's sister, Melissa, got married in the summer of 2012. Not long after that, Mattie contacted me about photographing her 2014. It seemed like ages away, but we sat down and made it official. From then, we scheduled a couple sessions: an engagement session, family portraits, Mattie's boudoir, and their littlest one's cake smash photos. Then, before we knew it, their wedding day arrived!

The day started - for me, anyway - with cupcakes from Sprinkles. I have a thing where I have to have cupcakes for breakfast anytime I do a wedding in La Jolla...and this was not going to be an exception!

But after my cinnamon sugar cupcake, I headed down to the Empress Hotel, where the girls were getting ready. It was beautiful out, and I knew we were all in for an easy-going and happy day.


It was just such a wonderful day, full of love and laughter. I know this isn't the last time I'll get to work with these lovebirds, and I am confident there will be many more talks about Harry Potter to come. 

Venue: The Cuvier Club | Hair: Violet the Stylist | Makeup: Makeup by Karen | Officiant: Ceremonies by Bethel | Coordinator: Veronica Wallem | Videography: PictureSomething