I’m going to be 100% honest here when I say the majority of people in the wedding industry can suck pretty bad at their jobs. Whether it is videographers/photographers who try to stage an entire wedding day like it’s a stylized shoot that absolutely kills the authenticity of real moments, or wedding coordinators who create unrealistic timelines while simultaneously coordinating nothing more than their heads in their butts, a wedding day can easily get chaotic without a good team. That is why I was stoked when Amy June, a San Diego wedding planner, connected me with David and Dorothy. Amy always runs a tight ship while keeping things fun which is all you can ever ask for on a wedding day. But besides the top-shelf level of efficiency Amy brings to a wedding day she also brought me a really rad couple in David and Dorothy. So cheers to you Amy June!
Now let me talk about this couple a little bit! I could see why Dorothy fell in love with David the moment he began talking to me about his favorite Scotches, and when they explained their vision for the wedding at Darlington House I knew it was going to be a pretty kick ass day. Basically, they wanted to have a good time and have photos that reflected it. Pretty simple and pretty awesome. So on the wedding day the groomsmen dusted off the cobwebs with some 14-year-old Scotch, bridesmaids toasted the morning with champagne and the entire wedding day went smoothly. And a quick shout out to David and Dorothy for rocking the open bar which allowed me to indulge in a Stone IPA during the reception! You guys rock! Also, THANK YOU for not only allowing me to document your wedding day but to trust me to do the stupid shit I do like lay on the ground in oily puddles and take you away from the bar for a few moments to get just a couple more shots. Photography shots, not whiskey…but we should totally drink whiskey… Cheers guys!
About Darlington House
This was my first time ever shooting at Darlington House in La Jolla, California and I have to say the wedding venue was really incredible. Everything was easily accessible, the venue offered a wedding photographer a lot of unique backdrops and that San Diego weather is always fantastic. The beach was nearby, the alley way behind Darlington House had some cool vibes and the entire property was photogenic. It was sort of like Leonardo Dicaprio in the 1990s.
All photos were captured by Palm Springs Wedding Photographer Ryan Horban at Darlington House in La Jolla, California.
Wedding Photography Coverage: 6 hours one shooter