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San Diego Wedding Photographer | La Jolla

Dec 16, 2022

This La Jolla wedding venue was a San Diego wedding photographer’s dream come true. I’m still thinking about all the truly stunning views, all within a short walking distance. I’m so thrilled to share this gorgeous wedding day with you all.

San Diego Wedding Photos

Honestly, does it get any better than this? Phil and Claire were the most wonderful couple to celebrate with. It was so apparent that every one of their guests was having the best time.

The bright and beautiful pops of color gave the day an extra layer of joy. I love how they chose to weave in bold, vivid pink throughout their wedding day.¬† Every detail was seamless, from the subtle touches of pink in Phil’s jacket to the stunning florals by Thistle Dew Floral & Event Design. And these bridesmaids’ photos may be some of the most amazing yet.

La Jolla Views

The sea cliffs at Martin Johnson House provided the perfect spot for some truly epic moments. I still can’t get over how perfect the balcony was for both the groomsmen’s photos and portraits of Claire and Phil later in the day. La Jolla, California, was picture-perfect, and I loved the natural landscape and how it flowed into the design details.

Of course, we made our way down to the cliffs for sunset portraits of the newlyweds just as the sun went down. They’re some of my favorites from the day, and I loved how the setting sun gave everything a painterly feel to the portraits.

This entire day was a timeless and classic example of the perfect west coast wedding day on the cliffs of California!

White building on a tropical ocean front | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Wedding details of a bouquet on a chair, wedding shoes, and a wedding dress | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Side-by-side image of wedding detail flat lay and a ring box with rings next to a colorful wedding bouquet | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bridesmaid embracing a bride after seeing her in her dress for the first time | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bridesmaid in a pink dress buttoning the bride in her wedding dress in front of a bookshelf | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride in an off the shoulder wedding dress looking out the window | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Full length image of a bride looking away from the camera and out a large, glass picture window | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Groom in a navy suit sitting on the side of a white bed getting ready and tying his shoes | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Groomsmen getting ready by helping each other put on navy jackets with bright, floral lining | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Groom in a navy suit looking towards window while fixing his tie | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Wedding detail of sun hitting a group of cacti | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride and bridesmaids in bright pink dresses on the beach by the water | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Colorful vignette of bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride and bridesmaids in bright pink laughing at each other and holding colorful bouquets | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride and bridesmaids in hot pink looking at the camera smiling on the beach | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride and bridesmaids in hot pink looking at each other and walking towards the camera | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride and bridesmaids in hot pink holding bouquets up in celebration, facing away from the camera and photographed at a distance | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride and bridesmaids in hot pink laughing and posing at a beach entrance with colorful bouquets | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride alone at a distance looking away and out at the water | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride standing oceanfront in backlit, full length photo displaying wedding dress | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride looking over her shoulder in oceanfront, full length photo | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bright photo of a bride ocean front looking at the camera while spinning in her dress | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bright photo of a bride oceanfront looking away from the camera while spinning in her dress | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bright photo of a bride ocean front looking at the camera while spinning in her dress | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Groom in navy suit smiling at the camera with hands crossed in front | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Side by side images of groom in navy suit adjusting his tie looking down and then away from the camera | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Groom and groomsmen in navy suits lined up side by side smiling at the camera | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Groom and groomsmen in navy suits looking at each other while walking towards the camera | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Groom and groomsmen in navy suits with one hand in a pocket walking towards the camera and smiling | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Groom and groomsmen in navy suits posed in nature looking out at the ocean | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Groom and groomsmen in navy suits standing on a balcony looking out into a sunny, tropical city | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Groom in navy suit standing alone on the balcony looking out on a tropical, sunny city | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Groom and groomsmen in navy suits walking towards the camera on a balcony overlooking a sunny, tropical city | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Detail of bright pink tropical flowers with a blurred ocean view in the background | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Image of a tropical wedding ceremony site with folding chairs and squared-off arch covered in bright pink flowers | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Closeup image of a tropical wedding ceremony site's squared-off arch covered in bright pink flowers | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Vignette of a tropical wedding ceremony site's arch covered in white fabric and bright pink flowers| Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Image of father in navy suit walking the bride down the isle with a bright pink bouquet | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Side by side black and white images of bride hugging her father and of groom hugging the father of the bride | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride in a wedding gown with bright pink bouquet smiling at groom in navy suit while holding hands at the ceremony site under the arch | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Black and white image of groom wiping away tears after seeing his bride with groomsmen lined up behind him | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Backlit image of the bride and groom about to kiss at the wedding arch | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Backlit image of the groom dipping and kissing his bride halfway down the isle | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Bride and groom holding hands while walking away from the camera while bride holds bouquet in the air | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography

Image of an empty, but set wooden wedding table with folding chairs and string lights | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Detail of a wooden wedding dinner table with wooden folding chairs and white table runner | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Detail of a wooden wedding dinner table with a white table runner, gold plates, and a colorful flower centerpiece | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Detail of a wooden wedding dinner table with a white table runner, greenery, gold and glass table number, and a bright floral centerpiece | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Detail of a wooden wedding dinner table with a white table runner, greenery, and a bright floral centerpiece | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Detail of a wedding sign saying "It was always you" | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Black and white backlit image of bride and groom walking away from the camera | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Location detail wide shot of palm trees and tropical landscape | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Location detail wide shot of beach pier and tropical landscape | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Groom in navy suit and bride in wedding dress standing closely and kissing on a wooden balcony that overlooks a tropical, sunny city | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Groom in navy suit and bride in wedding dress standing closely and smiling at each other on a wooden balcony that overlooks a tropical, sunny city | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Groom in navy suit and bride in wedding dress standing closely and smiling at each other on a wooden balcony that overlooks a tropical, sunny city | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Close up of a groom in navy suit and bride in wedding dress standing closely and looking each other on a wooden balcony that overlooks a tropical, sunny city | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Two vignettes of a groom in navy suit and bride in wedding dress. One of the two standing closely and smiling at each other and the other of the two holding hands and walking towards the camera on a wooden balcony that overlooks a tropical, sunny city | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Vignette of a groom in navy suit and bride in wedding dress holding hands. The bride is facing the camera with her head on the shoulder of the groom who is facing away from the camera | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Groom in navy suit and bride in wedding dress standing closely and kissing on a wooden balcony | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Groom in navy suit and bride in wedding dress standing closely and kissing on a wooden balcony that overlooks a tropical, sunny city | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Groom in navy suit and bride in wedding dress standing closely on a wooden balcony that overlooks a tropical, sunny city | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Groom in navy suit and bride in wedding dress holding hands while walking away from the camera on a seaside path | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Groom in navy suit and bride in wedding dress holding hands while walking away from the camera on a seaside path | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Blurry image of a groom in navy suit and bride in wedding dress holding hands while walking away from the camera on a seaside path | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Groom in navy suit and bride in wedding dress holding each other and kissing on a seaside path at sunset | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Close up of a groom in navy suit and bride in wedding dress holding each other on a seaside path at sunset | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Close up of a groom in navy suit and bride in wedding dress holding each other with the groom kissing the bride on the cheek on a seaside path at sunset | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Groom in navy suit and bride in wedding dress holding each other and kissing on a seaside path at sunset | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Groom in navy suit and bride in wedding dress facing away from the camera, looking at each other, and holding each other's hands on a seaside path at sunset | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Groom in navy suit and bride in wedding dress holding each other closely on a seaside path at sunset | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Groom in navy suit and bride in wedding dress holding each other and dancing on a seaside path at sunset | Image by Hope Helmuth Photography
Landscape image of a seaside path at sunset | Image by San Diego Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth

Creative Team

Photography: Hope Helmuth Photography | Catering: Coast Catering | Music: DJ Rico | Florals: Thistle Dew Floral & Event Design

Hope Helmuth is a Luxury, Destination wedding photographer based in Bucks County, PA & NYC. Hope specializes in timeless, candid, and romantic wedding imagery serving modern couples across the east coast. For more information about the experience or to book your destination wedding, you can find more information here.

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