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!

Bryan & Karen’s Wedding | Twin Oaks Estate, San Marcos

Twin Oaks Estate Wedding Photography San Marcos, CA

This was one of those weddings that wherever you turned someone was laughing or crying. (mostly laughing…..I think)  There was so much love and emotion and we found ourselves getting caught up in it all, it’s a wonderful thing to capture this joy!  We got to know the couple a bit prior to the wedding – they invited us to stay in their guestroom the night of the engagement session.  A night of old records and wine!  They stay near the beach in Oxnard and it was special to capture the couple sharing in all the fun things they enjoy in the city and in Ventura.  Karen and Bryan’s Twin Oaks garden wedding featured succulents, corals and sage green.  The weddings dress was handmade by the mother of the bride, intricate rosettes adorned the bottom of the skirt – so so pretty.  Thank you guys for having us share in your day, we wish you many blessings in your marriage.

 

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Twin Oaks Estate Wedding Photography San Marcos, CA

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Ponte Winery Wedding Temecula Photography | Josh & Alisa

Ponte Winery Wedding Temecula Photography

We were so happy to open up the new issue of Ceremony Magazine Los Angeles and see that Josh and Alisa’s Ponte Winery Wedding in Temecula got featured!  We enjoy working in wine country Temecula, it’s almost always gorgeous and sunny and this wedding day was no exception.  Alisa meticulously planned this special day for her and Josh and the wedding theme came together beautifully.  Thanks to Ceremony Magazine for the feature!

 

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Ponte Winery Wedding Temecula Photography

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West Hollywood Los Angeles Engagement Session Photography | Michael & Kristin

West Hollywood Los Angeles Engagement Session Photography

Michael and Kristin’s wanted a personalized editorial theme for their West Hollywood engagement session photography.  The staff at The Hudson, Los Angeles was so gracious to open the gorgeous restaurant for the engaged couple to have to themselves.  Featuring a live tree growing indoors, brick walls and the stunning decor (many inspirational decor ideas – now how can we get a tree in our house?) and the environment Kristin and Michael have shared many many good times at.  We’re so glad we got to meet this wonderful couple and can’t wait for their upcoming wedding.  Thank you to The Hudson for sharing your space with us, it made Kristin and Michael’s day – they were all smiles!

 

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West Hollywood Engagement Session Photography

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Magazine style wedding and engagement session photography Los Angeles CA

Danielle & Glenn | San Diego Engagement Session Photography

San Diego Engagement Session Photography

Glenn and Danielle’s romantic themed San Diego engagement session tied into the style of their wedding and incorporated their interests into the photography.  The couple’s wedding colors are blush and silver/white with mercury glass and lace accents.  Danielle’s dress was a perfect choice for the shoot, and her idea of incorporating lace accents into the Save the Date cards brought it all together!  Sushi is one of the fun foods the couple enjoys together, and bringing along their sushi set and sharing a bite al fresco brought many candid smiles our way.  Everytime we look at these engagement session photos we can’t help but notice how easy it is for them to smile when in each other’s arms.  We’re anticipating their upcoming wedding at the gorgeous Green Gables wedding estate.

 

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Check out their custom designed Save the Date cards, love how they turned out!

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San Diego Engagement Session Photography

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San Diego Engagement Session Photography | Brian & Kelsey

San Diego Engagement Session Photography

We had a unique request for this San Diego engagement session.  Kelsey and Brian’s wedding theme is ‘A Journey In Time’ and the idea was to incorporate the engagement session into this theme.  The couple was looking to tell the story of how they met through images that symbolize the progression of their relationship.  This was their vision:

We want the session to tell our story, and subsequent theme for our wedding (‘A Journey In Time), subliminally through a ‘flow’ or ‘progression’ of shots that symbolically represent the timeline of our relationship. To help best explain this, I’ll give you an example of the linear stages of our relationship, what it symbolizes or it’s significance, and the key shot(s) we’re envisioning…

  • Prior to our first date – We were in close proximity physically, be it on the same campus as kids in school, or at the downtown pool party, but never recognized or knew one another.
    • We’re envisioning shots in which we’re in the same frame but in our own worlds, not recognizing one another. Some examples we’ve thought about are:
  • Our dating / engaged lives – Our separate life journeys finally converged when the time was right for each of us, hence ‘In Time’. This would be the more traditional engagement photo stage that would highlight our relationship together, both dating and now engaged.
    • Possibly some sort of transition shot from the first stage to this one to symbolize us finally recognizing each other for the first time in our lives?
  • Our future journey together – This would symbolize our journey into the unknown together that we’re about to embark on.
    • The main shot we’re envisioning for this is a long hallway (or other setting symbolic of a journey/path) that we’re walking down, hand-in-hand, away from the camera, towards the exit archway with a blurred light flooding into from the outside world beyond the archway/hallway.

     

Below are a few of the images from the shoot, our interpretation.  We had fun with this unique engagement session at The Embarcadero, in San Diego.  Oh, and the restaurant we photographed in, the Fish Market was where Kelsey and Brian had their first date!  The staff  was especially accommodating, and not only gave us free reign but was super friendly too!

 

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We are looking forward to their upcoming wedding at the Del Mar Hilton.  Click here to see more San Diego engagement sessions.

San Diego Engagement Session Photography

Mills College Chapel and Orinda Country Club Wedding, Oakland CA | Gary & Kelley

Mills College Chapel and Orinda Country Club Wedding

When Kelley came across our published work in a San Francisco wedding magazine she did not realize that we were not local to the Bay Area.  We immediately hit it off with the bride to be, and she and her fiance Gary decided to have us travel to their Oakland Wedding!  After photographing their engagement session in San Diego (the couple came out for a little weekend getaway) we started counting down the days til the wedding.  The couple’s positive/encouraging energy got us super excited, and as expected the wedding day proved to be inspirational as we watched the way this couple interacted with each other and their guests.  The email Kelley wrote us after viewing their wedding photos for the first time still gives us goosebumps!

All we can say is “my God, God bless you, and thank you, thank you, thank you”!  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!  I didn’t see the photo on FB until today so I am so sorry for the delayed response.  Thank you so much for the slideshow, the photos are beyond anything I imagined—my heart was racing as I watched the slideshow.  Gary has not seen them yet—I just sent them to him—can’t wait for him to see them, he is going to be beside himself.  Yasmine and DeShun, you have captured our wedding so beautifully but most of all, you captured our love for each other—and that is what is most important to us.  Thank you so much, you have captured memories that we will cherish and be able to share with so many for a lifetime.  I felt like I was looking at someone else’s wedding in a magazine but it happens to be our wedding.  Yasmine and Deshun, I pray another event happens in our lives that we are able to work with the both of you again (we won’t be having any babies but if we were you would absolutely be the photographers Lol).  Thank you again for everything—we love and appreciate you!  Blessings!  

Below are a few photos from their Oakland Wedding starting with the first look at Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa with ceremony at Mills College Chapel and reception following at Orinda Country Club.  The photograph of Kelley walking down the aisle with and emotional Gary in the background is probably one of our favorite photos from the day!

 

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Mills College Chapel and Orinda Country Club Wedding

Twin Oaks Wedding Estate | Ryan & Dana’s Wedding

We had the pleasure of photographing at the chic Twin Oaks Garden Estate, San Marcos CA once again.  The gardens seem to grow more beautiful at every visit and the staff/venue upgrades never ceases to amaze us.  It’s an honor to have Dana and Ryan select us as their San Diego wedding photographers!  The wedding day was filled with so much energy, the family was a joy to photograph.  Below are a few photographs from the special day.

Florals: Jerri Disney  Entertainment: Extreme DJ ‘DJ Trust’

 

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You’ll notice the ivy heart on the invitation, look for this incorporated in the wedding florals by Jerri Disney to carry on the theme.

 

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Our fav chandelier at the venue

 

 

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Sexy Stilettos by Fergie shoes.  Fergie personally had these custom heels made for Dana featuring the couples name imprinted on the inside.

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Heart Tie! <3

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Favorite Photojournalistic Wedding Photography – Candid Moments

Photojournalistic Wedding Photography – Candid Moments

Candid, photojournalistic wedding photography is our approach for the majority of the images we capture on the wedding day.  Below are a few of our favorite story-telling images that were captured candidly and that make us smile.  Our specialty is blending traditional and photojournalistic wedding photography to ensure that key moments/groups of people don’t get missed but that the photos still hold a natural quality that tell the story of the day/wedding couple.  The key is adding in the fashion flair to our photos and videos to bring in the wow factor, achieved by the flattering off camera lighting setups brought to every event.  We strive to create imagery that is true to the couple’s/families’ personalities, that are filled with the many emotions the wedding day will lend.  Our goal is to capture and enhance every wedding with an artistic eye true to the Dapper Images fashion forward style, but with the flexibility needed to blend our ideas with the couple’s personal style/preferences.  This will ensure that the clients who have given us the honor of capturing their love receive the aesthetic anticipated, but that their wedding photography is as unique as they are.  In the next few weeks we’ll be posting more of our favorite photojournalistic wedding photography moments.

Photojournalistic Wedding Moments:

 

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Click here to see more wedding photography with a blend of photojournalistic, timeless and fashion forward styles.

Before and After | Straight out of the camera RAW vs Enhanced/Retouched

Our couples know that ‘we’ve got them’ and that in post production the beautiful is made more so.  Retouching might be subtle or not, but we think it should always bring the photograph to life and set a mood.  We personally enjoy seeing the transformation as we work on the images and thought it would be fun to share it with you all.

 

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