deshun and yasmine wooten

Welcome to our blog!  We are Deshun and Yasmine and we’re a husband and wife team who has been photographing weddings and portraits for the last 10 years.  On this blog you’ll find featured shoots with a description of each session updated monthly.  To see brand new photos, updated daily with sample images from every wedding/portrait event we photograph, click here on our Dapper Images Facebook Page.  Thanks for stopping by!

Serendipity Gardens Wedding – Briar & BreeAnna – Oak Glen, CA

Serendipity Gardens Wedding – Oak Glen

BreeAnna’s smile light’s up the whole place, it’s contagious.  And what do I remember from the men?  Lot’s of tears, beers and beards ha ha!  Upon arrival we were informed by the Father of the Bride that we wouldn’t be capturing any crying, due to the fact that there would be none of that.  Was this a challenge!?  Like if I tell them not to capture it, maybe they’ll be super sure to catch those sentimental reactions.  Yeah so that happened and it was awesome to see how this loving family is so connected with each other, truly inspirational.

We had been anticipating the day after hearing so much buzz about this gorgeous wedding venue Serendipity Gardens in San Bernardino, CA.  There are so many picturesque opportunities at this rustic venue, from the spacious barn to the pond, twinkle lights and gorgeously landscaped surroundings.

Thanks to one of the cutest couples ever for having us, love you guys!

 

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Serendipity Gardens Wedding – Oak Glen

Vendor Love:

Officiant: Don Toshach

Videographer: Dapper Images

DJ: Eric Cahill

Florist: BreeAnna’s Parents

Hair/Makeup: BreeAnna Shaughnessy / Ericka Evans

Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Grand Del Mar Wedding – Chris & Taryn

Grand Del Mar Wedding – Chris & Taryn

Congratulations to our new neighbors Chris and Taryn, who just moved from Los Angeles to just a few minutes away from us.  A move and planning a wedding must have been a breeze for this couple, whenever we spoke prior to the wedding the couple was relaxed and excited for the big day!  When Taryn told us during the initial consult that her daddy was a wedding planner and was scheming to make his baby girl’s wedding what he’d always dreamed about, we were eagerly anticipating how it would all come together.  Chris and Taryn’s wedding was truly dream like at the decadent Grand Del Mar Hotel in Del Mar, CA.  It seems that every time we turned around Taryn and Chris had fresh happy tears, it’s and inspiration to see two people so in love.  Deshun and I half-way joke about renewing our vows every weekend, hearing couples affirm their heart felt vows strengthens ours.  Love you guys!

 
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Grand Del Mar Wedding – Chris & Taryn

El Cortez Wedding San Diego | Brian & Jennifer

El Cortez Wedding San Diego

Although Jennifer is an event planner herself, she knew how important it was to have a wedding event planner to make the day go smoothly for the couple and the guests.  Jenny from Luxe Events did a fabulous job of coordinating and designing this opulent wedding with gilded golds, blushes and champagnes.  The El Cortez is a dramatic venue in itself with spanish charm surrounded by  San Diego’s stunning skyline.  Rabbi Ian gives such heartfelt and meaningful ceremonies and in the video below you’ll see how beautifully this Jewish wedding came together.  We had a great time with the lively bridal party and the family that knows how to party, below are a few images that tell the story of Brian and Jennifer’s most special day.

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El Cortez Wedding San Diego

 

 

Designer: Luxe Events
Florist: Organic Elements
Rentals: Archive Rentals
Paper Goods: Brightly Designed
Band: Wayne Foster
Caterer: Coast Catering
Videographer: Dapper Images
Officiant: Rabbi Ian
Venue: El Cortez

See more San Diego weddings here

Green Gables Wedding, San Marcos CA | Glenn & Danielle

Green Gables Wedding, San Marcos CA | Glenn & Danielle

One of the things that stays in our minds after the wedding is Danielle’s sweet face and just how calm but joyous she was as she got ready for the wedding.  Glenn didn’t have enough wonderful things to say about his ‘heart’ as he referred to her in the touching speech he gave for her during the reception, which had everyone in tears.  From the engagement session to the save the date cards/invitations and on to the wedding, the vision was to incorporate lace and rustic wood grain with the juxtaposition of glam chandeliers.  The design elements with the help of the day of coordinator Will at Green Gables Wedding Estate came together.  Love the little surprises that the venue left for Danielle in the bridal room, there were scrabble letters and a banner hung to welcome the bride. Some of our favorite newlywed photos of the day were the shots with the greenery surrounding the couple and the glowing twinkle light photos.  Thank you Danielle and Glenn for having us on your special day, Congratulations!!

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Check out their lacy, romantic engagement session here.  San Diego Engagement Session Photography | Danielle and Glenn

Green Gables Wedding, San Marcos CA | Glenn & Danielle

Green Gables Wedding Photography and Cinematography | Dustin & Katrina

Green Gables Wedding Photography and Cinematography, San Marcos

Airy modern-vintage garden wedding at Green Gables wedding Estate in San Marcos CA.  Katrina and Dustin are fashion forward and creatively styled a personalized wedding theme around their interests.  Fun, family, friends and comedic moments captured on this love filled day.  One of the great benefits of our team capturing the day with stills and footage is consistent style of editing.  And with each of us photographing and filming throughout the day the coverage is seamless and allows for more candid captures.  Dustin and Katrina’s friends and family are energetic and fun loving, and by giving them space (with just the right amount of direction) allowed for their personalities to shine through.  This couple booked us two years prior to the wedding and we had been waiting for what felt like ‘forever’ for the big day.  While working on the title ‘Dr. and Dr.’ they wanted to leave ample to time to plan for the title of ‘Mr. and Mrs.’ and between medical school and studying they still had time for the cutest instagram posts!  We had the opportunity to get to know the couple by photographing the engagement session and sharing thai food together.  They introduced us to Bahn Thai, now one of our fav spots to eat when shooting in San Diego!  Thank you Katrina and Dustin for trusting us to capture your memories and allowing us to blend our style with yours, love you guys!

 

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Ha ha, the ringbearer mimicking Dustin during the garter toss – priceless!

Look at how gorgeous the tent reception looks with custom up-lighting by Music Phreek DJ and his team.  Highly recommend adding up-lighting for ambiance in person and in photos!

Green Gables Wedding Photography and Cinematography, San Marcos

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