Evan Bishop Photography

San Diego & International Destination Wedding Photographer 619.578.3841 • info@evanbishopphotography.com

Welcome to my new blog & website

My website is dedicated to being a resource for couples planning their wedding in Southern California as well as their destination wedding worldwide. Check out my galleries for some of my favorite images from all over the world as well as my blog for my most recent work. You can also view the resources page to read interviews with other wedding professionals, reviews of my favorite locations as well as tips and tricks to remember in planning your wedding! Look around, enjoy and don't be afraid to leave a message or connect with me if you're looking for a photographer for your upcoming wedding!

Form submitted successfully, thank you.

Error submitting form, please try again.

Category Archives: Porto Vista Hotel

San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul

072311 0033 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul

 

I met up with Lorena and her girls at the beautiful Porto Vista Hotel in the Little Italy area of San Diego where they were getting ready.  Two floors up and on the opposite side of the hotel, Paul and his guys were finishing up their preparations for the day.  Lorena grew up in San Diego, but now lives in San Jose, so when Paul and Lorena were planning their wedding, they did most of their planning by surfing the internet.  They found my photographs of Jennifer and Doug’s wedding which was actually the first wedding the Porto Vista Hotel ever hosted.  After that we spoke on the phone, and then I flew to San Francisco to photograph their engagement photos at the incredible Palace of Fine Arts on what simply had to be the windiest day of the year! It was a great opportunity to meet them though and get to know them a bit in person before their wedding.  When I arrived and started to photograph Lorena and her girls getting ready, one of the things I always do is look for details.  Details at a wedding are so important because so much time and thought goes into the feel of the day, and what impression the couple wants their guests to have … whether elegant,sophisticated, rustic, or any other feel, the details are what sets the tone for the day, so when I saw Lorena’s beautiful flowers, Blue Manolo Blahnik shoes, and Vera Wang gown, I knew this was going to be a beautiful and elegant affair.

[blog post continued below]

072311 0001 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0002 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0003 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0004 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0005 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0006 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0007 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0008 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0009 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0010 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0011 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0012 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0013 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0014 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0016 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0017 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0018 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0019 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0020 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0021 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0022 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0023 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0024 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0025 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0026 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0027 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0028 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0029 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0031 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0030 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0032 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0033 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0034 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0035 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0037 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0038 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul072311 0039 150x150 San Diego Mission Wedding | Lorena + Paul

 

While I was busy photographing Lorena and her girls preparations for the day, my good friend and fellow photographer Kevin was upstairs with Paul and his guys as they finished getting ready, and shot a few portraits around the hotel before heading out to the Mission.  After the girls were ready, and in the limo, Kristy and I headed out to the Mission to meet up with Kevin, and Paul.  As the guests arrived, we planned our strategy for photographing their ceremony.  With only one main aisle and limited access to the altar having three of us at the ceremony was almost critical.  Kristy took the snipers nest … umm … I mean the choir loft, while Kevin took the side of the altar and I roamed as much as I could around the rest of the Mission during the ceremony.  After their vows, we took some time with their bridal party around the grounds of the Mission, and then spent some time alone with just Paul and Lorena before heading to Coronado for their reception.   The first half of their day was amazing, and was just the prelude to the fun we had at their reception.  Tune in tomorrow for lots of dancing and emotion on the blog when I post part 2 of Lorena and Paul’s wedding!

[return to top]

Click on any of the images above to view a handful of images from Lorena and Paul’s getting ready at the Porto Vista Hotel, and ceremony at the historic San Diego Mission.

Family and friends and visit Pictage to see all the images from their wedding by clicking here. 

 

Vendors:

Hotel: Porto Vista Hotel

Ceremony: The historic Mission in San Diego

Reception: Candelas Restaurant on Coronado Island

Flowers: Flora Glamor