Featured on Style Me Pretty! Love this fun description by the editors of SMP and our bride, Richelle, of our colorful, downtown session!

“Bright, happy, Kate Spade inspired outfits and an adorable couple rocking the heck out of their engagement shoot.

From the Bride… Thomas and I met in law school during the fall semester when thanks to the infamous law school seating chart method (and me having a knack for not being on time) we were placed next to one another. However, it wasn’t until the spring semester rolled around that we started talking to one another after our school moved from Old Town to Downtown and my friend and I needed someone to carpool with-so we started picking up Thomas every morning on the way to class. Summer came and sparks finally flew one night out in the Gaslamp District where we shared our first kiss.

Flash forward 2 1/2 years later we’re engaged with one spunky little puppy named Max! When it came time to plan our engagement photo shoot we thought why not make it Downtown where it all began! Thomas is such a sport and happily obliged when it came to incorporating my love for Kate Spade and her dresses (that’s one of the many reasons why I know he’s a keeper). There were some hiccups along the way to planning the shoot, and rescheduling due to the crazy fires that happened in San Diego during May, but we finally got to it with our amazing photographer, Acqua Photo. Jen had an amazing vision, was spontaneous, made us feel so comfortable and was able to truly capture us on camera. We ran around Downtown San Diego and her amazing eye caught some hidden spots where we’d run to, stop, shoot some amazing pics and most importantly have a good laugh and run to the next!”

Where do I even begin?!? Jen and Shane of Acqua Photo are simply A-MAZ-ING!

Face it, not everyone is comfortable in front of a camera. Sometimes having your picture taken and all of the attention focused on you can be a bit awkward. But not with these two!! They both have this presence about them that makes you and your significant other feel absolutely comfortable and that is how they capture every picture perfect moment you can imagine.

Honestly, good luck picking out which ones you want to print and hang up because they are THAT GOOD. Jen and Shane are creative geniuses that take what may appear to be ordinary places around you when you’re shooting and turn them into unique and extraordinary backdrops. Our engagement photos got rave compliments and were featured on Style Me Pretty!

At our wedding they mixed and mingled with our guests – which helped make them all feel so comfortable and all of our friends and family keep saying how we have the sweetest photographers ever and just how nice and fun they were! This type of interaction is important for capturing those spur of the moment photos that you’ll treasure after.

What’s great about Jen and Shane is that they’re authentic and genuine. They love what they do, they feel honored to be chosen by you as a vendor and that truly shows in the work they produce. It’s hard right now to find the type of authenticity that these two have in a world of people picking up a camera and suddenly say they can shoot weddings and engagements.

They labor over your photos with nothing but love as they edit them and the end result is absolute magic in a picture!
— Richelle & Tom