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Alessandra + Garek's Beachside Dream

Carrie Hoffman

These two bright, happy spirits tied the knot in an intimate Cardiff Reef State Beach ceremony followed by dinner and dancing alongside the waves!  It was so perfect for these two surfers!  Alessandra is one of my best friends in the world, so I was so happy I got to be with her for all of her special day, from the pre-makeup Buti yoga session to the many heartfelt toasts by family members.  Congratulations Alex and Garek!

Alex + Garek: Engaged on the beach!

Carrie Hoffman

These lovebirds are dear friends and they have the BEST proposal story.  Since they both love surfing, Garek proposed to Alex while they were out on their boards.  He even held onto the ring in his mouth while paddling out through the waves so he wouldn't lose it!  

I'm actually long overdue on posting this photo shoot, so stay tuned for their full wedding, coming up soon!

April + Colin = LOVE.

Carrie Hoffman

It was so great to bust out my camera again after a few months of "the slow season" for us wedding photographers/videographers.  April and Colin found me online and it was great to meet them!  They have such a wonderful, light-hearted, chemistry together.  Best wishes, you lovebirds!

Simply Fresh: Food Truck Fun!

Carrie Hoffman

I had a great time snapping some pics for my friends on Simply Fresh, a delicious and healthy gourmet sandwich truck making the rounds in San Diego.  They served at a crazy cool event space, Silo at Makers Quarter in the East Village.  Food photography is challenging but it was super fun to get some practice!  These guys make great food and they also deliver several nights a week, so definitely check out if you're hungry!

Melissa + Brina: Torrey Pines Engagement

Carrie Hoffman

Mel and I go way back.  We met through a mutual friend one summer while galavanting around High Street in Columbus, Ohio.  Since then she's always been solid as a rock-- always there for adventures and heart-to-hearts.  Melissa visited us in San Diego earlier this year and promptly decided to move here!  Brina is obviously equally adventurous as she trusted Mel completely and was totally down to move to SoCal sight unseen!  I'm so happy to have these two as neighbors now and to photograph their upcoming wedding!

Kelsey + Colton: My besties and my first e-photo session!

Carrie Hoffman

Kelsey was one of my first real friends in San Diego.  We moved here around the same time (me from Ohio, her from New Jersey) and met working at the same restaurant.  Since then our friendship has grown through lots of pints and lots of adventures- surfing, biking, and an amazing trip to Italy to visit our mutual friend Amanda.  It was while wandering the cobblestone streets of Florence that she and Colton, who I've also grown to love, decided to tie the knot!  

I'm incredibly excited to celebrate and photograph their wedding in October!  They also agreed to be my first engagement photo shoot so a few days ago we hit up some La Jolla ocean overlooks to snap these during a gorgeous sunset.  I am SO HAPPY with the results and SO HAPPY for these two!

Sneak Peek: Amanda + Isaac's Wedding

Carrie Hoffman

Amanda and Isaac had a very sunny and cheerful wedding in Cuvier Park in La Jolla yesterday, with only a small, intimate group of family and friends at the ceremony and reception.  Just LOOK at that vintage dress!  It's amazing!  I was a short dress bride and I always LOVE to see short wedding dresses.  Short dress solidarity!

Katie's Healing Kitchen Father's Day Brunch

Carrie Hoffman

Katie loves to cook.  And she's AMAZING at it.  Her cooking classes and popup brunches are not only DELICIOUS but they're actually healthy!  Her vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free cuisine is a splurge you can feel good about.  I loved getting into the kitchen to practice my food photography at a recent popup brunch for Father's Day.

Sneak Peek: Katie+Enzo's Love Story

Carrie Hoffman

Katie & Enzo are good friends of mine and I'm so excited to film their wedding this fall!  Today we got together in Balboa Park to film some interviews for their Love Story Documentary!  They'll be showing this during their rehearsal dinner to help all of each other's relatives and friends from far away get to know them!

I rented a 5d Mark III and 50mm 1.2 for this shoot and the footage looks AMAZING!  Check out these freeze frames!


Jess graduated!

Carrie Hoffman

Awhile ago I had the pleasure of taking senior photos for my friend Jess's college graduation!  We met as assistant instructors at The AjA Project, teaching photography and storytelling to Iraqi refugee middle schoolers in San Diego.  She's an awesome lady!  For this shoot, we went to the Carlsbad Flower Fields.  The vibrant flowers were a perfect portrait background!