San Diego Courthouse Wedding Photos | Aliza + Jonathan

April 12, 2022

San Diego Courthouse Wedding Photos | Aliza + Jonathan

As a San Diego courthouse wedding photographer, I love giving the best “full wedding” experience to my clients. What I mean by this is that I want my couples to know they can do things like have a first look, exchange their own vows and pick out specific locations for their formal couple portraits. In this San Diego Courthouse Wedding Photos | Aliza + Jonathan requested that they have a photo in front of the Midway kissing statue. Jonathan and Aliza would mimic the scene with Jonathan in his blues!

The San Diego civil weddings at the marriage hut occur between 8:30 to 4:30pm. I would always suggest to get one of the first 2 or last two appointments to get the best lighting. In the winter time, I would suggest up to the last four. My rule of thumb, is to always have your ceremony 2 hours before sunset. Or within the time frame. You can always do your portraits first and then ceremony at the very end. Whichever works best with the lighting.

It can be challenging to get an appointment sometimes as it can get busy. I would suggest to set your alarm to 45 days prior to your desired wedding date. I believe it refreshes at midnight. If you are unable to get the ceremony appointment at the optimal time, don’t stress. There are plenty of spots around the courthouse with shade. Also lots of palm trees all around. Your photographer will get creative in ways to avoid the harsh light. They can pose you accordingly.

Also, you don’t have to get your formal portraits right away. You can always have your ceremony early on in the day and then have your formal portraits later during the magic hour light. Just keep in mind you will have to maintain your hair and makeup as much intact as possible. You can always retouch it. While not in session, I would change out of your outfits to avoid getting wrinkles too!



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