San Diego Weddings and Unique Portraits

Welcome to my archived blog space for Papaya Sky Photography. I ran Papaya Sky Photography part time in addition to my day job from the end of 2009 to 2012. After my son turned a few months old I decided to retire the business in order to focus more of my time on my two young kids and my day job.

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~Jennifer Gaughran

Monday, September 24, 2012

Melodie's Dress

My friend Melodie had about two days notice to get her dress together before she and Marshall met their closest friends and family at the courthouse to exchange their vows. I was so impressed when I heard she'd trimmed and customized it herself in basically no time at all, I just had to see it! And what better way then to do a fabulous photo shoot? Weeks after the wedding Melodie was kind enough to get all gussied up again for me and we had a blast taking pictures in beautiful Balboa Park. :)

 She didn't have a bouquet on the day she got married, so I put together one with her favorite sunflowers complimented with fragrant purple stock for the photos.

I absolutely loved these tree roots, and Mel looked like an enchanted forest spirit

 We experimented with some cool lighting shots with my new second flash illuminating the back of her dress.  What a blast!

And of course a twirl!

After the park shots we rushed to the cliffs to catch the sunset.

Many thanks to Katie for coming with us and holding the lights!  Couldn't have done it without you!  :)

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