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An Intimate Pre-Wedding Session in Balboa Park

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It’s hard not to fall in love upon entering Balboa Park, a luscious and architectural haven in the midst of San Diego’s urban center. Balboa Park exudes inspiration deriving from Spanish and Mediterranean Colonial design and is the idyllic backdrop for a dreamy pre-wedding session in Southern California. Boasting elaborate palm-filled gardens, cyclical archways, and dripping in golden sunlight, Balboa Park was a dream location for Jen and Ryan’s session. 

Recently engaged, Jen and Ryan celebrated their love with an intimate pre-wedding session at Balboa Park just before sunset. As the sun dipped below the peach-toned historical buildings, we captured their love. The sweet nature that these two have with each other fueled the inspiration for each and every image. Ryan’s stoic nature balanced Jen’s gracefulness in a way that seemed to offer strength and resilience to their relationship. It was a true honor to capture their stunning pre-wedding session in Balboa Park.

To see more of my work in California, click here to see images from the stunning Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills.

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wedding invitation design
wedding invitation design
wedding florals
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
Balboa Park at Sunset
Groom's Details
Groom's Details
Groom's details
Couple portraits
bridal portraits
bridal portraits
Balboa Park
Balboa Park


Photography: Francesca Dominique Photography
Planning, Styling, and Design: Francesca Dominique Photography and Redamancy Photo and Film
Venue: Balboa Park
Florals: Everbloom
MUHA: Kylee Hudson Bridal
Gown: Theia Couture x Le Sel Bridal
Suit: Friar Tux
Headpieces: Lorien Bridal
Jewelry: Nordstrom
Stationery: Pretty Petal Papers
Stationery Ribbon: Hey It’s Oh So Pretty
Flat Lay Mat: Willow Canvas

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