San Diego Wedding Photographer
Your wedding day is going to be a whirlwind of excitement and emotions. You’ve spent months planning! The last thing you want is to worry about whether someone is getting all the important shots. Photography should be one less thing you have to worry about. Pretty pictures are nice (and believe me, you’ll get plenty of those) but moments are what matter the most. From the tear in your dad’s eye to the look of nervousness on your groom’s face as you walk down the aisle, I’ll be there documenting every detail, big and small, including those important family formals. Leave the photos to me, and all you have to do is focus on looking awesome and having an amazing time. When it’s all said and done, I’ll give you beautiful and meaningful images that will not only make you remember what you did but the emotions you felt.
I want you to have a great experience too!
I’m not your average hired vendor, I’m more like a friend with a camera (that is, a skilled one who takes awesome photos and won’t bail on you at cocktail hour!) When you work with me, you’re getting someone who genuinely cares about you. I’m the one smiling behind the camera, cheering you on, tearing up during your vows, reassuring your mom and maybe even getting out on the dance floor if you play the right song. “Hint, hint…We Found Love by Rihanna is one of my faves!”.
Now that we got that cleared up…Hey y’all! That’s the southern girl in me shining through. I’m Linda, a Florida girl at heart and San Diego transplant. I live with my husband, two kids, and my dog Ranger, who loves to keep me company when I’m working at my desk. One of these days I’m gonna teach him how to edit photos.
WHAT I’VE BEEN UP TO
As a San Diego wedding photographer, the question I'm asked most often from couples is, "Should we hire a wedding planner or coordinator?" The answer I always tell them is, it depends. Whether or not to hire a planner or coordinator is a personal choice. There are...
As a San Diego photographer, one of the best things about my job is meeting great people and playing a part in their important life events. Recently, I got to photograph a winery proposal at Carter Estate Winery & Resort in Temecula. Surprise proposals are so...
The Venue If you're having an intimate ceremony or dream of saying your vows with a stunning view of the ocean you should consider this location. Cuvier Park, also known as "the wedding bowl" is one of the most popular places in La Jolla to have a wedding. I...
Linda was highly recommended. We look happy and natural instead of the normal pre-posed photos we normally take. Linda does an amazing job of capturing a persons natural beauty and happiness, you feel very relaxed. Photos are the highest quality."
"I couldn’t have imagined better pictures to be taken at the right times. Linda was so fun and easy to work with. She did everything I asked of her to make sure my proposal and the pictures were perfect. From my proposal to our photo shoot in the vineyard, she did an amazing job. I would definitely recommend her!"
"She totally exceeded our expectations – we had so much fun shooting in Balboa Park, and had our choice of many incredible shots! Linda is so incredibly warm - you'll love her instantly! It's easy to be yourself - and this shows in the relaxed nature of the pictures. Call her!"
"She is amazing at her craft and you will feel so comfortable. Your photos will come out beautifully and you will feel well taken care of. Your session will never feel rushed and it really will feel like a normal day with your loved ones. She will capture the true you and you will treasure your photos forever!!!"
"You were very patient and helpful - you're great with kids and getting them to cooperate! Linda is super sweet to work with... I’m super picky and can be somewhat of a control freak when it comes to things like this but with Linda, I can relax and let her do her thing."
"Linda made us feel comfortable and we had fun during the session with our kids. We didn’t have to worry about anything other than showing up and having fun. Linda is terrific. Definitely hire her! She's professional, knowledgeable, fun and artistic with a wonderful attention to detail that makes the session easy."
"Everything felt very natural and my family felt relaxed and at ease. She captured us how we really are. We loved working with Linda! She worked so well with our kids...The images were beautifully edited and were more amazing than I imagined. We will definitely be using her services again!"
"You must use Jalea Photography! She is great at getting back to you, her photos come out phenomenal and she made the session fun and worry free! She made us feel so comfortable!"
"The shoot was a positive experience. Linda is great. It was so natural and didn't feel staged at all. Working with her feels so organic. It was such a pleasure."
"She did a great job capturing our family. She was prompt, easy to get along with and took some great photos!"
"The lighting and the poses made me look way better than I usually look in photos. You should hire Linda to take your photos because they will turn out beautiful."
"Linda really worked with us to understand the kind of pictures we wanted, and took beautiful ones. I really treasure our photos from her."
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