Mindy & Tommy | San Diego Wedding | July 11th, 2010

Mindy & Tommy will forever hold a special place in my heart. Why? They allowed me to photography my first destination wedding! My good friend Lauren texted me one day and said, "Would you photograph a wedding in San Diego?" - I didn't know why she was asking, but I said, "Yes!!" Next thing I know, I get an email from Mindy inquiring about my services. When they booked me as their wedding photographer, I was so, so excited. Not only because Mindy and Tommy are awesome people, but because I had never been to San Diego before. Ever. We did their engagement session back in February so it was great to see them again a couple of weeks ago! Their wedding took place at the beautiful Admiral Kidd Club. Mindy's dad is a Captain in the Coast Guard (right, Mindy? Correct me if I'm wrong!) which allowed them access to this perfect wedding venue. The day started off a bit cool and overcast, and as Mindy and Tommy recited their vows, it somehow fit. It was romantic. Just as we were photographing their formals with their awesome (hilarious!) bridal party, the sun came out, creating the most perfect day. The speeches made were all witty, funny and heartfelt, and Mindy's first dance with her daddy had literally everyone in tears, even me. Watching her mom as she watched her only child dance with her father...wow. My "mommy" heart sang with love.

At the end of the wedding, everyone noticed that Mindy & Tommy had disappeared. All of the guests were asked to go outside. I overheard someone joke, "What? Are they leaving on a sailboat?" and the photographer in me screamed, "Oh please!! I hope so!!" Well, what do you suppose they left on? You got it. A sailboat. Mindy not only executed her wedding to perfection (The details! The DIY! So impressive) but executed the most perfect, romantic exit for she and her new husband. Happily Ever After, Mindy & Tommy!!