Category Archives: Weddings

Crowne Plaza San Diego – Reggie and Diana’s Wedding

It was a little over 2 years ago when  a gentleman called me from Indiana and said he would like to do a photo session with his girlfriend when he came to San Diego to visit her.

Who would’ve guessed two years later I would be photographing Reggie and Diana’s wedding!

I absolutely  love  and appreciate this beautiful couple!  Whenever these two get in front of my camera, it is so much fun and we create beautiful images every time.

Reggie and Diana, I was very honored to be able to capture your wedding day!!  It was absolutely beautiful!  Here are a few of my favorites.

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Constance Harrison from Above and Beyond Salon in Old Town Temecula did a fabulous job with Diana’s hair and makeup!

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Isn’t she fierce??!!

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Looking pretty sharp Mr. Smith!

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Time didn’t allow for a first look, but I think this was priceless and meant to be..

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Diana’s son, DJ, gave her away ♥

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Diana sang a song to her husband…it was simply beautiful!

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Such a tender moment as they each shared personal vows…

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The sand ceremony was so beautiful as it symbolized the blending of their two families becoming one.

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Reggie ended the ceremony with a beautiful song to his beautiful bride.

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What was so amazing, was how many people travelled to be a part of this special day for Diana and Reggie…there’s nothing like family, and this was a beautiful one!

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The KJ Experience did a fabulous job with coordinating the day, the reception décor and the amazing floral arrangements!

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Congratulations Reggie and Diana!!  I love you both to pieces!

A big thank you to Constance Harrison for referring Reggie and Diana to me two years ago…you rock beautiful!

Vendors:

Officiant:  Bishop Fred Jackson

Event Coordinators:  The KJ Experience

Hair and Makeup:  Constance Harrison

Cake:  Cute Cakes

DJ:  Lonnie Robinson

Photo Assistant/2nd Shooter:  Ron Chappell

 

 

Canyon Golf Club Wedding – Luis and Jill

When I first met Jill and Luis at their Laguna Beach engagement session, I instantly fell in love with these two!

Well, it actually wasn’t an “engagement” session because they  previously eloped and they wanted to have a ceremony and reception to celebrate their love and commitment to each other publicly before God, family and their friends.

Jill’s dear friend, LaResha, did a fantastic job coordinating this very special day.  I was so impressed with the way LaResha transformed the space she had for the wedding then quickly transitioned it to the reception so smoothly and after months of planning,  the Alva wedding was a total success!  Jill and Luis looked amazing and the love they have for each other is so evident and a blessing to see!

Here is a sneak peek of a some of my favorites!

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I love this sweet mother and daughter moment!

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Jill wore a beautiful David Tutera dress…and she was simply stunning in it!

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Jill and Luis decided to do a first look, which means they see each other before the ceremony.  I LOVE first looks because it gives the bride and groom a private moment to be with each other before the rush of the day begins…it was a beautiful moment as their anticipation grew to see each other.

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Wedding time!!!

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They did their first dance to Ed Sheridan’s song “Photograph”

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…then Luis did a father daughter dance to Butterfly Kisses…it was sooo sweet!

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Jill and her brother danced to “That’s What Friends Are For”.

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…then came the mother son dance.  Luis danced with his mother, Patty.

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…then with his mother in law to the Temptations, “My Girl”.

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Jill ended with a mother son dance to “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” by Elvis Presley…it was simply beautiful.

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Time for a few toasts to Mr. and Mrs. Alva!

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Both Jill and Luis shared their appreciation for this special day.

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Alva!!  It has been such a pleasure to work with you both!!  Thank you so much for letting K. Chappell Photo Creations be a part of your wedding…it was beautiful!

A big thank you to LaResha for the referral and for putting on yet another spectacular event!!  We appreciate you!

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If you would like K. Chappell Photo Creations to be a part of your special day or event, contact kathy@kcphotocreations.com or 951-541-7481.

Photo Assistant/2nd Shooter: Ron Chappell

DJ: BeatzNMotion/Alexander Hards – Hardsalx@aol.com

Cake: Kathy’s Cake

Flowers: Michael’s Flower Girl, Murrieta, CA

Food: Miguel’s California Mexican Cocina, Corona, CA

 

 

Lem and Tannyr’s Wedding

For months Tannyr and Lem had been planning their wedding from their home in Georgia.  Their plans included flying out to San Diego to have an outdoor wedding at the Admiral Kidd Catering and Conference Center in Point Loma which has a beautiful view of the Downtown San Diego skyline!

Everything was all good to go…except for the weather!  This particular week-end, it was one of the heaviest rains San Diego had seen in a long time…and it wasn’t just a drizzle…it was rain!

But there was no raining on this parade and it actually turned out to be an amazing time of love and celebration to a packed room of friends and family!

Here are a few of my favorites from Tannyr and Lem’s beautiful wedding!

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The toasts were heartfelt and touching!

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Watkins!

A BIG thank you to my best friend Felicia and Darryl for the honor of capturing Tannyr and Lem’s very special day…and what a beautiful day it truly was!!

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DJ: DJ Spindle of Spindle Entertainment -(Instagram) dj_spindle  Officiant: Tony Foglio

For all of your photographic needs, contact Kathy@kcphotocreations.com or 951-541-7481

 

 

 

Luis and Jill ♥

When I first spoke to Jill on the phone I instantly loved her energy!   The love that she and Luis have for each other was evident as she shared their story of how they rose above a few odds to become one.

We decided to do a photo shoot at a location that has special meaning to her and Luis.  I always encourage people to choose a spot that is special to them and not on convenience, and since they love the beach that is exactly where we headed and it was worth it!!

Jill and Luis were recently married and will be celebrating with friends and family this July!

Here are a few of my favorites from our session.

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A BIG thank you to LaResha Smith-Garland for referring this beautiful couple to K. Chappell Photo Creations!  I can’t wait for the July celebration…it is going to be amazing!  Thank you Luis and Jill for letting K. Chappell Photo Creations be a part of this special time in your lives!!

www.kcphotocreations.com – 951.541.7481

 

 

Happy 30th Anniversary David and Cynthia!

There was no way I wanted to miss the opportunity to be a part of David and Cynthia’s anniversary celebration.  I did a photo session with them last year and it was such a blessing to do.  They used the images to give their parents this beautiful gift.

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Their children, Tiffanie and Michael arranged to have a surprise vow renewal for their parents and it was sweet, intimate, and filled with so much love!  It was just 6 of us, and it was amazing.

They did all of this at the Villa de Amore Winery, which is family owned and they were incredible to work with!  The winery was impeccable!  ↓

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Tiffanie and Michael’s uncle, Patrick, officiated the ceremony ↓

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Tiffanie and Michael were so happy that they pulled it off beautifully!! ↓

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When the ceremony was over, they had a private dinner for the well deserved couple of 30 years of marriage!  ↓

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What a special and memorable time this was.  Thank you so much for letting K. Chappell Photo Creations be a part!!

Your events do not need to be big to have a professional photographer…if you have a special moment you want captured, give K. Chappell Photo Creations a call!!

Happy 30th Anniversary David and Cynthia!

Miguel & Maria’s 21st Anniversary ♥

 Miguel and Maria celebrated their 21st anniversary last Sunday and it was wonderful to be able to capture this very special moment for them.

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They both shared how the Lord restored their marriage!

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Shofar ent. DJ services did a great job!

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Thank you Miguel and Maria for letting K. Chappell Photo Creations be a part of your special event!

DJ:  Shofar ent. DJ Services – 310-989-6512