Shepard Wedding {Part One}
Bahia Hotel Wedding | San Diego, CA


Today we are happy to bring you a beautiful wedding from the Bahia Resort in Mission Beach San Diego, CA. We’re so thrilled to have worked with the Shepards, I cannot stress just how genuine and thoughtful they are. We also had the pleasure of doing their engagement photos last fall – Balboa Park & La Jolla Engagement Session. If you missed our last wedding, you can see it here Merrywood Farm Portland Oregon Wedding & Recption – Part One and here Merrywood Farm Portland Oregon Wedding & Reception – Part Two.

Like I said before, Mike and Sherilyn are just great to work with, and we knew that from shooting their engagement session. But, to my surprise, they also had one of the most amazing wedding parties I’ve ever been able to work with. Sherilyn’s bridesmaids were so attentive, sweet, and helpful. Mike’s groomsmen were rowdy and having fun, but they were also incredibly adept and considerate when it came to helping get that shot! It really goes to show how much a wedding party can help or hinder your photographer from getting the content that will make the bride and groom remember their day forever. I think by the end of the wedding I had thanked each and every one of them about four times for being such awesome people!

The Bahia in Mission Bay San Diego is a rather large property, with rooms in many structures scattered around the grounds. On either side of the strip that the resort is situated on, is a sandy beach on Mission Bay. The Shepard’s ceremony site was on one of these beaches, just across from the lobby. Considering the size of the property, the ceremony was quite private and quaint…just something else that made their day so perfect.

Part one of the Shepard Wedding covers up through the ceremony, including the guys & girls prep, first look, and a few portrait sessions. Make sure you like our Facebook page to get the announcement for Part Two of the Shepard Wedding Blog, where you will be able to see all the remainder, including super gorgeous reception details, and amazing first dance moments! Trust me, you won’t want to miss this!!