San Diego Courthouse Elopement Wedding | Tiffany + Bryant

June 17, 2020

San Diego Courthouse Elopement Wedding | Tiffany + Bryant

Summer is here and although this year has been a bit of a whirlwind, some summer San Diego weddings are still taking place. Civil weddings at the San Diego Courthouse has become the go to alternative for the couples who have had to postpone their weddings due to COVID-19. I love being a San Diego Courthouse wedding photographer! The focus is solely on the couple and celebrating their union! I wrote a 5 step guide on how to get married at the San Diego Courthouse.

Usually I do 2 hour sessions that comprise of 30 min of check in and ceremony. Followed by 30 min of friends and family portrait session. Then an hour long formal portrait session of the bride + groom. Since COVID- 19 has created some limitations on guest count, many couples have opted for longer portrait sessions! I am all for it! Not only can we shoot around the courthouse and marina, but we can go to Downtown San Diego or even hit the beaches like Scripps in La Jolla or Sunset Cliffs in Point Loma.

In this San Diego courthouse wedding, we did a portrait session at the courthouse and then headed over to Sunset Cliffs. They had their ceremony at 1pm, but I suggested we start the session later in the day to get better lighting and hope for that magic hour light. I say hope because in the summer, especially in June, we get June gloom and sometimes the clouds roll in around sunset.

We had plenty of sunshine during our session at the courthouse. We did a lot of walking I do suggest to wear comfortable footwear or bring a pair of sandals so you can switch off. It’s no fun to be walking around with sore feet. We started 2 hours before sunset time.

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Photographer: Melissa Montoya Photography
Dress + Shoes: Lulu’s
Hair + MakeUP: @angeladanielleartistry
Flowers: Joie Floral Co

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