Kim & Ivan – Del Mar Beach Wedding Sneak Peek

Kim and Ivan’s wedding on the beach could not have been a happier event! Their family and closest friends were present to celebrate their union under a gorgeous blue sky and in front of some great, big waves! The tide was high this evening, as were everyone’s spirits! Here are a few favorites from the evening. I love that Kim changed into a blue dress for the reception!

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xoxo,
Lauren

 

Are you looking for a photographer for your upcoming wedding or anniversary session? Email Lauren at lauren@laurennygard.com or use the contact link on the top of this page to get in touch with San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard! Lauren is based in Southern California but loves traveling with her camera to capture love across the globe!

San Diego Wedding Photography | Lauren Nygard Photography

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Film Fridays – Wedding Details

I was happy to photograph wedding details for Hanbee Photography at a gorgeous ceremony at the Montage Resort Laguna Beach earlier this year! Though I primarily photographed using my digital camera, I photographed these details on Portra 400 film.

Orange County film photography from Southern California wedding photographer Lauren Nygard Orange County film photography from Southern California wedding photographer Lauren Nygard Orange County film photography from Southern California wedding photographer Lauren Nygard Orange County film photography from Southern California wedding photographer Lauren Nygard Orange County film photography from Southern California wedding photographer Lauren Nygard

xoxo,
Lauren

 

Are you looking for a photographer for your upcoming wedding or anniversary session? Email Lauren at lauren@laurennygard.com or use the contact link on the top of this page to get in touch with San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard! Lauren is based in Southern California but loves traveling with her camera to capture love across the globe!

San Diego Wedding Photography | Lauren Nygard Photography

http://laurennygard.com



Published: The Denim+Grace 2014 Posebook

Several weeks ago, a friend posted in a Facebook group about Denim+Grace‘s call for submissions for their 2014 Posebook. I rarely submit my images to competitions, let alone magazines, but read the editor’s statement about the Posebook and was totally intrigued.

Denim+Grace is “a photography magazine created to inspire, evoke and encourage photographers of all genres.” The magazine was created by photographers for photographers, so you know the issues are absolutely gorgeous! I love that both big-name and lesser-known photographers’ content is shared in each publication, and articles include all sorts of great info regarding owning and running a successful photography business.

Back to the Posebook… The 2014 Posebook is truly a collaboration from many artists (158 to be exact!) who submitted images for publication. The photos show many genres of photography, from maternity and newborn sessions, to family and senior sessions, to couples’ sessions, to wedding photography, to boudoir and glamour sessions. The Posebook was created to “celebrate people photography” and features its readers’ work to do so.

Back in the middle of April, I submitted images to be included in the Posebook and waited as patiently as I could to find out if any had been chosen for the issue. At the end of the month, I traveled to Texas to photograph Keeli & Kevin’s gorgeous wedding, and stayed at my parents’ house for a couple nights before the wedding. I was standing in the kitchen when I noticed I had gotten a few new emails. I was so surprised when I opened my inbox and saw a few emails with the following subject: “Denim+Grace Magazine 2014 PoseBook Acceptance”! I turned to my dad and said something along the lines of, “I have some photos that are going to be in a magazine!” At the time, I knew that images had been accepted into the Family, Wedding, and Boudoir/Glamour categories, but I didn’t know which ones had been accepted, nor did I know that it wasn’t just one image per category that were going to be published.

Fast forward a few more weeks until the launch of the Posebook, and I eagerly downloaded the PDF copy as soon as I could. I did a search for my last name in the book and was shocked to see that it appeared on 8 pages! That’s right… eight of my images were selected to be published! WOW! I went ahead and ordered a printed copy of the magazine and was thrilled when it arrived in my mailbox last week. Here are some images I took of the printed magazine, that I paired with my original versions of the photos that were published. :) *Please note that other photographers’ work is also shown in this post, when one of my images appeared adjacent to other photos. Further, the cover image was taken by Elizabeth James.

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Portrait Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Portrait Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Portrait Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Portrait Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Portrait Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Boudoir and Glamour Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Boudoir and Glamour Photographer Lauren Nygard

Thank you, to editor-in-chief Heather Dunnigan and the entire Denim+Grace team, for featuring my images among photos from some of the best photographers in the world!

xoxo,
Lauren
 
 

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Are you looking for a photographer for your upcoming wedding or anniversary session? Email Lauren at lauren@laurennygard.com or use the contact link on the top of this page to get in touch with San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard! Lauren is based in Southern California but loves traveling with her camera to capture love across the globe!

San Diego Wedding Photography | Lauren Nygard Photography

http://laurennygard.com



Amber & Bobby – Military Wedding Styled Shoot

Last fall, Katie and I were at lunch one day when we both started talking about wanting to create a wedding blog for the San Diego area. Geographically-based wedding blogs have really taken off on the East Coast, and we felt that the West Coast should have a few of their own as well! We planned to get started with San Diego, where we are both currently living.

Through multiple discussions about our life as military spouses, our (potential for me and definite for Katie) upcoming moves, and our love of our husbands in uniform, we decided to change directions all together and move forward with a wedding blog dedicated to the modern military couple. Thus, Vows & Valor was born! Launched last week, Vows & Valor is the premier blog for those who are involved with military weddings. Vows & Valor features inspiration from real weddings and engagement sessions as well as themed styled shoots, in addition to being a great resource for those currently in the midst of wedding planning! We’ve already featured one delicious signature cocktail recipe and we plan to highlight many more DIY projects in the future!

To kick off the launch, Katie and I set up a styled shoot, featuring a real military couple, at the Ranch House at Camp Pendleton. Here are some of the images I captured that afternoon, including the first handful on film!

Camp Pendleton Ranch House wedding photography by San Diego photographer Lauren Nygard

Camp Pendleton Ranch House wedding photography by San Diego photographer Lauren Nygard

Camp Pendleton Ranch House wedding photography by San Diego photographer Lauren Nygard

Camp Pendleton Ranch House wedding photography by San Diego photographer Lauren Nygard

Camp Pendleton Ranch House wedding photography by San Diego photographer Lauren Nygard

Camp Pendleton Ranch House wedding photography by San Diego photographer Lauren Nygard

Camp Pendleton Ranch House wedding photography by San Diego photographer Lauren Nygard

Camp Pendleton Ranch House wedding photography by San Diego photographer Lauren Nygard

Camp Pendleton Ranch House wedding photography by San Diego photographer Lauren Nygard

Camp Pendleton Ranch House wedding photography by San Diego photographer Lauren Nygard

Camp Pendleton Ranch House wedding photography by San Diego photographer Lauren Nygard

Camp Pendleton Ranch House wedding photography by San Diego photographer Lauren Nygard

Camp Pendleton Ranch House wedding photography by San Diego photographer Lauren Nygard

Camp Pendleton Ranch House wedding photography by San Diego photographer Lauren Nygard

Camp Pendleton Ranch House wedding photography by San Diego photographer Lauren Nygard

Camp Pendleton Ranch House wedding photography by San Diego photographer Lauren Nygard

Camp Pendleton Ranch House wedding photography by San Diego photographer Lauren Nygard

Camp Pendleton Ranch House wedding photography by San Diego photographer Lauren Nygard

Camp Pendleton Ranch House wedding photography by San Diego photographer Lauren Nygard

Camp Pendleton Ranch House wedding photography by San Diego photographer Lauren Nygard

 

This session was beautiful, thanks to furniture and styling by Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals, gorgeous florals by Michelle of the Sweet Pea Flower Company, makeup and hair by HueLaLa Aesthetics, a delicious cake by Amanda Elms, and the fun custom cake toppers that we used for my wedding that were purchased (in 2008!) from Goose Grease! I also owe a huge thank you to my fabulous friends, Amber and Bobby, for participating in this awesome session, and to the amazing Natalie Franke, who generously spent her afternoon to assist us while she was vacationing here in California! Thank you all!!

Be sure to check out the feature on Vows & Valor!

xoxo,
Lauren

 

Are you looking for a photographer for your upcoming wedding or anniversary session? Email Lauren at lauren@laurennygard.com or use the contact link on the top of this page to get in touch with San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard! Lauren is based in Southern California but loves traveling with her camera to capture love across the globe!

San Diego Wedding Photography | Lauren Nygard Photography

http://laurennygard.com



Heather and Roy’s 10-year Anniversary Session

I was immediately so excited when I heard from Heather about photographing her with her husband, Roy, to celebrate their ten incredible years of marriage! These two still had (and fit into!!) the clothes they wore when they got married (or “Maui’d”, as they like to say!) on the beach at Kaanapali Shores at sunset on April 23, 2004. We planned this anniversary session exactly for 10 years later, on April 23, 2014. It was only appropriate for us to meet up on the beach here at Camp Pendleton, where Roy is currently stationed.

Heather and Roy’s adorable 2-year-old son (and my birthday buddy!) joined them for a few images at the end of the session. Here are some favorites from our session!

Ten-year wedding anniversary session on the beach by San Diego wedding photographer Lauren Nygard

Ten-year wedding anniversary session on the beach by San Diego wedding photographer Lauren Nygard

Ten-year wedding anniversary session on the beach by San Diego wedding photographer Lauren Nygard

Ten-year wedding anniversary session on the beach by San Diego wedding photographer Lauren Nygard

Ten-year wedding anniversary session on the beach by San Diego wedding photographer Lauren Nygard

Ten-year wedding anniversary session on the beach by San Diego wedding photographer Lauren Nygard

Ten-year wedding anniversary session on the beach by San Diego wedding photographer Lauren Nygard

Those of you who follow me on Instagram or are fans of mine on Facebook probably already know about Vows & Valor, the amazing military wedding blog that was just launched this past Monday! Check in today for a special post featuring Heather and Roy’s relationship in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day! You’ll even get to see some images from their 2004 Maui wedding and a formal ceremony they had later that year!

Happy Anniversary, Heather and Roy! Thank you for allowing me to capture these memories for you!

xoxo,
Lauren
 

Are you looking for a photographer for your upcoming wedding or anniversary session? Email Lauren at lauren@laurennygard.com or use the contact link on the top of this page to get in touch with San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard! Lauren is based in Southern California but loves traveling with her camera to capture love across the globe!

San Diego Wedding Photography | Lauren Nygard Photography

http://laurennygard.com