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Monday, July 20, 2009

karmina and jeff's ultimate skybox wedding in san diego


let's say you're at disneyland in the middle of summer and you want to go on the indiana jones and the temple of the forbidden eye ride, really bad. the ride is so awesome that the two hour wait doesn't phase you. you wait with a smile on your face as you inch your way to the temple. you finally reach your vehicle and take your seat. then, before you can blink twice, the ride is over,
and you want to go again.
karmina and jeff's wedding was our indiana jones.
right from the start we knew karmina and jeff were super fun, but it was during their engagement session in la jolla that we learned just how awesome this couple is. we don't just take anyone into a grocery store for a portrait session :)
in the months leading up to their wedding we were counting down like nasa. and now,
karmina and jeff's ultimate skybox wedding in san diego starts in t-minus 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...




sure, karmina looked great on her engagement session, but she was absolutely stunning in her wedding dress. one thing is constant though, she has the same beautiful smile.




sexy. it was gone, and karmina brought it back.




karmina finished off her wedding attire with an exquisite pair of shoes from Badgley Mischka. gotta love the shooz!




are you starting to see why jeff (and everyone else) loves karmina so much? she's more fun than a day at the beach.




while karmina was getting ready at home, jeff and the guys were suiting up at hotel solamar.




no clip-on for jeff. he keeps it real. lookin good my man.




isn't karmina's flower girl precious? (hint = yes)
with everyone in the limo we were off the the ceremony at our lady of mount carmel church in san ysidro.




even when she disobeys a direct order not to drop another flower petal during the ceremony she's adorable. if my grandmother was there she would have been all over those cheeks :)




i love this shot of karmina!




what God has bound together...




three cheers, and tears, for jeff and karmina!




hey, everybody! i got some awesome news. we have a new crew member today, karmina. so i thought it would be fun if we all went around and said our name and a little something about ourselves. i'll start. my name is jeff, and I like to party. all right, dave, you're up.
uh, hi. uh, my name is dave, and uh... i... like to party.
uh, no, dave. i just said that i party, so maybe you could do something different from me.
my name is dave, and i... am the stuntman.
you know what? let's move on.




warning: look at these ladies quickly and scroll on. having this much hotness on your screen for longer than a minute could cause your monitor to spontaneously combust.




i consider myself blessed to have a family full of beautiful girls. clearly, i'm not the only one. karmina's parents are super blessed! karmina and her sisters couldn't help but to have fun whether they were in front of the camera or not. i didn't see them without a smile on their face all day.




jeremy, you're up.
uh, hello! i'm jeremy, and i like to party.
yeah, uh, jeremy, what did i just say to dave?
who?
dave!
i like to party. i'm jeff.
no! you're regan!
right, regan. i party.
no, no, you don't. okay, nobody parties but me.
yes, and we party.
no!
yeah, just jeff...
yes!
...and me!
no! i'm the only one who parties!
i'm pretty sure i've partied before.
no, regan, i know for a fact you don't party. okay? you do not party!
you're right. dave's the party guy.
haha, sweet!
oh, my God, shut up! :)




sexytime, this way.




as self-proclaimed ambassadors of san diego, we think that karmina and jeff picked THE most incredible spot for their reception. it was at The Ultimate Skybox at Diamond View Tower in San Diego, and it was LEGEN...wait for it...
DARY!
the reception had it all. an AWESOME wedding coordinator, amanda from Creative Affairs by Amanda, great food from Continental Catering, beautiful flowers from Eric Renteriah, mariachis, yummy cake from Pasteleria Kary, bumpin music from Sonido Disco E Illuminacion, and one SWEET view of Petco Park, home of our San Diego Padres, what up :)




Lord, beer me strength.




along with loving jeff, karmina loves to dance.
hey, that picture up on the tv in the background looks familiar :)







in a room full of family, friends, and photographers, karmina and jeff found themselves alone in each others arms on their wedding day. this is what true love looks like.




karmina's parents = the best!
they clapped every time i took a photo. ok, maybe not every time. come to think of it, karmina and jeff were always near me when i saw her parents smiling and cheering. huh. they may not have been clapping for me at all. :)




now we come to my favorite time of jeff and karmina's day. what do you get when you mix san diego's hottest newlywed couple with one AMAZING sunset and an incredible view of the downtown san diego skyline?
these images.
















karmina and jeff, i request the highest of fives.
you look amazing.
you should know that our favorite thing about you two is that you are smokin hot...




and your heads still fit through standard doorways.
we love that you laugh with each other, a lot.
we also love that you make each other, and everyone around you, smile.
i'm so glad kim caught this moment. it is the picture i think of whenever i think of you.




sweet cake and sweet lights. all around yumminess.




reason number 83,954,527,169 to love san diego. this view.
i seriously could have stood on that patio all night long.




no, karmina and jeff didn't hand out headbands at their reception. he brought it with him, and we love him for it.
this is the guy they call in when super fun just isn't fun enough.
he is the next level, of fun.
insert your own caption for this shot in the comment section below.




karmina wasn't the only one that liked to dance.
is that jeff's dad twirling his coat around?
yes :)
this whole crowd was rad. the room was filled to capacity with awesome.




karmina and jeff, what can we say that we haven't already said? you are such an Awesome couple. yes, i capitalized the A.
we love you both so much.
although your wedding day has come and gone like a ride through the temple of the forbidden eye, the happy memories will keep us smiling for many years to come. we sincerely thank you for choosing us to share and document this awesome time in your lives.
speaking of awesome times, remember when you both got behind the bar and started serving everyone drinks at your own wedding? :)
before we go i'd like to request 2 more shots, on the rocks :)







how many of you have had this question come up at about 2am after a long night of partying? don't lie :)






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78 comments:

redflystudio said...

umm. these are awesome! What a great location! I love love love the one of the city behind them!

Carrie Hasson said...

What a FUN and yes, you said it, HOT couple!! Great pics, great story, great energy! My faves, the cross covering the couple during the ceremony and Kim's shot of them laughing on the terrace...you're right it really seems to show THEM! And ya gotta LOVE the flowergirl lol...it wouldn't be quite as fun if she hadn't disobeyed now would it;) You guys rocked it-from start to finish★

Simeon Rodgers said...

These are AWESOME! (yes, I capitalized the A W E S O M and E) They are going to love these images forever. Ohana does it again (and again, and again, and again...) Great stuff folks!

J. Castro Photography said...

Pure unadulterated awesome! I hate you guys for making me miss SD sooooo much. Now you have to mail me and Audrey a carne asada burrito.... priority mail is fine... just make sure there's no guac. =P

Zak said...

Wow, wow, wow! Love these, but that's nothin' new. Ya'll seriously killed this...kinda like the way the Pads killed my heart after a great April. Love the skybox and the shots up there are schweet! Ummm I'm Zak and I like to party! :)

Kayleen T. Photography said...

Love it you guys! They seem like they are a super fun couple! I love the one of the bride at the pew! and the dancing flick!

robin cornett said...

Holy freaking fabulous. They are all so amazing! I love the one of her praying... she is just gorgeous. And the one of them dancing by the windows. And that other one. And there's another one. And another. And another. Y'all are amazing.

Nudrat O said...

WOWWWW>......just wow!!! amazing david......

Jason Lee said...

Absolutely stunning set of images. I love the shot of the bride praying.

Katy Regnier said...

What an awesome location, love the rooftop shots!! :)

Dawn Malone said...

Love em' as always!

Ayesha said...

Now this is one seriously sick post.... they couple is gorgeous.. .all the sunset shots are a knockout and I am loving all the black and whites most especially
"What God has bound together" and the very first image. GREAT job, super beautiful couple.

Betsy, La Vida Creations said...

Epic set of photos you guys! Love 'em! Oooh, there are seriously 501 captions for that dance photo!!!

Jules said...

OMG... this session is perfectly gorgeous! My favorites are the ones that also showcase our beautiful city with that amazing sun flare! Perfectly rockin'!

amber dawn said...

My name is Amber and I like to party. SERIOUSLY? One of my favorite movies! Oh Rod...ha!
Okay, and the images are a-freaking-mazing as well. You guys are fabulous! :)

Michele B said...

As always, you guys rocked it!

Rachael Earl said...

Sizzlin! That location is insane!!!

Chris+Lynn said...

FREAKIN' AWESOME! i just love the energy in these images!! Talk about totally rocking it - yeah, baby!

Emily Faulknor Photography said...

You guys are just fantastic. You rock it every time. These images are stellar!

Pam said...

Yes I'd like to order one hot a$$ blogpost please. Oh wow, thanks that was quick ='] Sheesh this couple is ridiculously good looking! I love the shot of her getting ready, the one of her laughing, the one of the groom in the mirror, and well that ring shot is INFRICKENCREDIBLE! Ultimate Skybox had the ultimate couple and ultimate photographers! Awesome work as usual Ohana!

Sarah said...

Wow these are fabulous! Every single image on the roof is gawgeous! You are not kidding this couple can work it!
That San Diego skyline is amazing. I'm so jealous I live out in the boonies :(
Love all as always.

Brandi said...

Ridiculously hot hot hot, AND they seem like such a fun couple. Great shots as always!

Afolabi Sogunro said...

wow..soo many great shots..sunset shots, church shots, partying shots..You captured them all perfectly. Simply beautiful!!

Al Quackenbush said...

That was RAD! Looks like such a fun couple and fun wedding to shoot. You guys lucked out! LOVE the ideas behind the 'ice' and the question at the end. Hilarity ensues.

Wai Reyes Photography said...

Beautiful couple, and OMG I loooove the ring shots!

Dave Richards said...

WOW and WOW! So many great images! You guys really nailed this one ;) Awesome job!

melissa o said...

These are AH-MAZING. I adore (ADORE) the rings shots and ohmygoodness how gorgeous was the wedding party? WOWWWWEEEEEEEEE.

You guys rock.

kymberli q. said...

Holy heck...the "this is what true love looks like" brought tears to my eyes! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Peggy said...

Size totally matters!! Wait what are we talking about ;) Seriously unbelievably hot couple and I remembered the engagement session and was in awe of the awesomeness and hotness that was on that post! They're still hot and so is that bridal party OW OW OW! Love the dance shots and every single shot on the roof!

Maria Dominguez said...

The roof! The roof! The roof is on fya! Day-am this post is HAUTE HAUTE HAUTE nothing hotter, except your couple! All faves. ALL.

The view of Petco is awesome!

Jen said...

Damn!!!! Daman Ohana!!!! What a FANTASTIC job done on this Wedding. You can see the LOVE, IN LOVE that they are in. I hope to be close to being this good. Just know you INSPIRE me so much.

chriselda said...

you my friend...
have just made me say
"this will be my wedding photographer!"
especially if you can find me a groom
i'd love you long time

sweet photos
i wanna drop f-bombs with each one.

HeatherAPhotography said...

AWESOME !!!! LIKE ALWAYS :)

Ewan Phelan said...

Beautiful bride. Love the shots of the them up on the roof. The shot of the bride dancing is amazing.

Amy said...

She is such a beautiful bride! That last ring shot made me smile, love'em all.

Linda said...

OMG that almost kiss is HOT! What a fun couple, you guys always have the best couples! *insert jealous stomping* I really love them behind the bar too, that is so awesome!

ksenija said...

you never seize to amaze me! absolutely awesome. love the local & that last shot made me LOL. awesome work, per usual!!!

Amy said...

u guys are so amazing!

Noelani said...

Wow that bridal party is full of hotties! I love what true love looks like! Awesome job as usual guys!

Brianna Phelan said...

Oooh hello gorgeous! I love the reception shots so much :)

Onada - Fashion and Photography said...

stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ricki Ford said...

Ok dude here is my fav ALL OF THEM!

Adrienne Gunde said...

Love allllll of these!! The flower girl shot in the limo (seriously? it's perfection!), the bridal portraits, the dancing shots, the sunset rooftop moments.. all amazing! Such a stunning couple and fantastic wedding!

Cathy Crawley said...

Holly cow Batman, this is my fave wedding of yours in like EVER! Fabulous has a new home!!!

Love Karmina's dimples ;)

smittengreta said...

wowwwww, she's stunning! oh and he looks good too. haha :) what a cool place to get hitched! i love that cake shot and of course the dancing ones! and well, yeah... all the rest too...

Enoch Photography said...

What a gorgeous couple - honestly you brought out their beauty and just captured this wedding so perfectly. You guys are Ohana (now means awesome as well as Family)... it does... just looked it up in the dictionary. promise.

Love the one of the mariachi foreground... the couple kissing in the background... awesome shots! //e

Studio222 Photography said...

Love them all, and yeah, size matters ;)

Jeff True said...

love the flower girl on the bench throwing the flowers out. Little moments like that are very special, ones that will never be forgotten. Excellent work AGAIN.

Stephen Grant said...

You better duck because here come the superlatives!! High octane couple = images on fire! Love, love, love the rooftop images, the warm light, the bridal party line-ups, bride praying.... always natural and full of emotion, friend! Every time I visit here, I can never help but linger on every image. Keep on rockin'!

Jamie Burnett said...

You have the BEST freakin' weddings. Maybe cause y'all ROCK! ;)

.E. said...

These are so amazing... I think I say that every time but seriously you guys are amazing.

Brynn said...

Holy moly I love these! The one shot of the bride and her sisters is too cute! They have to be so thrilled with these pictures. Now to get my 5 year wedding vow renewal in gear and start booking my Ohana Photographers!

*Lissa* said...

Ooooh! I love those shoes ALMOST as much as I love these photos! Hot!

Alice Hu said...

what can i say, another fabulous wedding!

Masen said...

You guys rock me, gently. ; )

Christopher said...

The only thing better than your photos are your comments!

Fola said...

How do you say superfabulouslydeliciouslyamazinglyawesome
in 2 secs? Well I just did...These set of images here are smoking hot...You totally rocked it...

Jennifer {Bridal Inquirer} said...

Now THAT looks like a FUN wedding!!! Awesome pics!!! What a gorgeous couple!

Denise Karis said...

wow - so good! i love how your photography is edgy and original without going overboard - does that make sense? Like you still give classy, clean photos but theyve got an incredible spin on them - - im constantly impressed - and this bride is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Pure Emotions Photography said...

Holy freaking wow with a side of oh my GAWD!, sprinkled with Fan-freakingtastic!!

I love how you play off of ideas like the signs and make sense through stories with your imagery. There are way too many photos I am in love with to just name one but I love the cake, the rings, the hanging rosary, the 2nd photo of just the bride smiling and looking down, the shots of that stadium!!... well I just love them all babe. Well done! Your couple looks amazing. Your photos look amazing!

tammi nowack photography said...

I saw it.
I loved it.
I scrolled up and looked through them again.
And I loved them more.

The end.

Brianna said...

Gorgeous everything about this is gorgeous!

cassandra m said...

OK...I just want to come be her best friend. LOVE these shots. Love the images her laughing, her praying...my FAVORITES are of them together for the bride/groom shots. You guys ROCKED every single image of them. WOW factor times a million. LOVE THEM ALL!!!!!!!!

Linda said...

I am madly in love with these! They have to been on the moon for these beautiful pictures!

Adina said...

Stunnin photos!! Wedding and Engagements won't come again and these photos are the playbacks for our lives to remember fondly forever!!

Maya Laurent said...

I looooove the praying shot. Wow!

Corinna said...

Yep, still LOVE your style!! What an incredibly hot couple!

Eddie Bojorquez (Studio 512) said...

Don't get out to the blogs much these days, but you guys are still knocking it outta the park. Pun intended. And are you kidding me with that 'them in front of the huge window' shot. Wow!

Jo said...

AMAZING!

Marianne said...

I'm a Ohana stalker I'll admit it. This Ultimate Skybox place looks almost as amazing as your couple! I love how you always bring fun and sexy to all your shots. You once again did not disappoint.

Sylvia Borgo said...

I get to leave the 71st comment! I get to leave the 71st comment! Yahooie. These are amazingly . . . wait for it . . . RAD! She is one of the most beautiful brides I have ever seen! And her bridesmaids are equally gorgeous!

Val McCormick Photography said...

HOLY FREAKING AWESOMENESS!!!! I MISS weddings with Lasso's and Mariachi's :-( That view, their portraits, the light everything just freaking amazing!!! You guys totally rocked this out (to no surprise) Awesome job guys!

Blair Van Bussel - { Blair Nicole Photography } said...

Umm yeah, this wedding looks like it was a BLAST! My faves have to be the roof top sunset shots, yummy!!!! Awesome job guys!

Noelani said...

Who's bringin sexy back? Ohana is bringin sexy back with this hot couple and this crazy awesome location!
Is that Petco Park? Wow, that is an incredible view of San Diego.
Love each and every one of these photos!

chris stewart said...

Dude this wedding is by far the BEST one I have seen from you guys. ITS SOLID ALL THE WAY THROUGH, and is so simple and elegant and fun. I absolutely love it. I wish Jen and I lived in SD so we could have you guys shoot us if we re-new our vows someday.

Shandi said...

Holy crap these are UH-mazing! Ya'll are so creative! I must agree with you all you do have the most beautiful and fun couples!
Congrats to the couple!
I wish I could choose a favorite, but I love them all. No really =] ALL OF THEM!

Joy said...

Your images from this event are insane! This couple is gorgeous and the Ultimate Skybox are you kidding me!? Wow! Can't choose a favorite because they are all out of this world!

Will Parris said...

lovin' them all, but the sunset pics in one of the most amazing areas around is pretty fantastic beyond fantastic!