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Let’s dance!

One thing that really stood out to me from Melinda+Jason’s Long Beach Hyatt wedding was all the dancing. Melinda told me ahead of time that she and her family absolutely *loves* to dance, and not until I experienced it firsthand did I really understand what she meant. Oh, and of course one of my highlights was watching Jason dance to “Regulate”.:)

I decided to have some fun with some of the photos we made of the dancing, since there was so much of it. Enjoy!

July 6, 2011 - 6:25 am

Milla - What a great idea, Dexter! Love it!

July 5, 2011 - 6:50 pm

Robert - Great job Dexter!!! It was a great evening and i’m glad you captured it…

July 5, 2011 - 5:10 pm

Melinda - Amazing Dexter! You really captured how much fun we all had that night!!

July 5, 2011 - 5:10 pm

Rosaura - Yeah! So much fun! :)

San Diego Engagement Session :: Rupa + Mike

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We’ve been on a roll with engagement sessions lately! Here’s another local San Diego one I’ve been very excited about since they announced their engagement a while back: Rupa+Mike, whose Virginia Beach hybrid Hindu-Jewish wedding (oh what!?) I’m really pumped about flying out for this fall.

I’ve actually known Rupa for several years now, and she told me when she started asking about wedding photography that she’d been secretly stalking my blog & Facebook page for a while. I take it as a huge compliment, but definitely feel much more pressure as a result!:)Taking that into account, I did quite a bit of thinking ahead of time and came up with two big must-haves for this session: (1) to make it very personal and (2) to blow away their expectations by creating some out-of-the-box images. So for starters, we decided to eschew the standard San Diego beach or Balboa Park locations and stay close to home by their apartment in the North Park neighborhood. Also, one of the things both Mike and Rupa love to do is eat. Well, the thing they love almost as much as that is cooking (Mike actually went to culinary school)! So if you watch the slideshow, you’ll see that I stuck around after the portraits to make more photographs of them in their natural habitat doing what they love to do. Oh, and you’ll also catch a guest appearance by another love of their lives… Some of my friends know that I’ve only recently started growing an affinity with fuzzy creatures — especially when I get to photograph them. 😉 So yay, Bailey!

Let’s get to the images.

Outside a Mexican restaurant…

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Right outside Rupa+Mike’s apartment…
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On the rooftop of their apartment…
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I *love* shooting in parking garages…
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Elevators can be cool too…
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And last but not least, a quick slideshow…
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June 6, 2011 - 11:30 am

Trina C. - These are so unique! Great job, Dexter. The family is looking forward to your photos at the wedding. Also, love the song choice for the video.

June 6, 2011 - 11:13 am

Mike - We love the pics! Beauty and the beast!

June 6, 2011 - 10:51 am

Milla - ROCK!!!! I want to come shoot in your hood… those colors and lines and textures are amazing! Great job, Dexter.

La Jolla Engagement Session :: Rachel + Oliver

La Jolla engagement photos by San Diego wedding photographer Dexter Lo

Rachel and Oliver booked me a while back for their upcoming fall wedding in Poway, and immediately I connected with their easy-going natures and their sense of humor and style. Both in person and over email, I can’t help but be myself and crack smiles all over the place. Bonus: I love how on top of everything Rachel has been and how organized she is. Meanwhile, the thing I’ve most noticed about Oliver is how incredibly supportive and gentle he is with Rachel. Together, they share the kind of relationship that I cherish in my clients: double-awesome.

At our initial meeting, they mentioned that they wanted their engagement photos to be different. Rachel went on to specify that we not do typical SoCal golden beach/open field photos. 😉 Finally, she suggested that we find somewhere that has interesting architecture and form. (Game/Set/Match.)

I really egged on Rachel in the weeks prior, and I’m proud to say that they really did bring their A-game to our shoot. I’m really excited to be able to share these. Rachel+Oliver’s La Jolla engagement session… READY-GO!

La Jolla engagement session by San Diego wedding photographer Dexter Lo

La Jolla engagement session by San Diego wedding photographer Dexter Lo

La Jolla engagement session by San Diego wedding photographer Dexter Lo

La Jolla engagement session by San Diego wedding photographer Dexter Lo

La Jolla engagement session by San Diego wedding photographer Dexter Lo

My favorite of the day:
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La Jolla engagement session by San Diego wedding photographer Dexter Lo

They brought the badass:
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And last but not least, a quick slideshow.:)

June 5, 2011 - 2:10 pm

Vicky Barajas - Great pictures!! Take care.

June 1, 2011 - 4:10 pm

Steve & Josie Plantz - Nice Job Mr. Lo. It looks like in the magazine.

June 1, 2011 - 7:49 am

Korin - These are amazing pictures.

June 1, 2011 - 6:37 am

Susan - Very nice pics well done

May 31, 2011 - 11:52 pm

Emily Limas - Nice pictures!

May 31, 2011 - 9:32 pm

Dexter - Thank you everyone! Rachel & Oliver are quite the couple, and shooting them was a blast. Can’t wait for their October wedding!

May 31, 2011 - 9:23 pm

liz - love love the pic

May 31, 2011 - 9:20 pm

Scott - A beautiful collection of photos for a special couple.

May 31, 2011 - 9:18 pm

Alofa - WOW!!! Great pics!! I swear it could convert into a music video! 😉 Rachel, I LOVE your captivating eyes!! Congratulations on your Engagement! These photos are AWESOME!! xoxo

May 31, 2011 - 8:56 pm

lisav - the pic look good!

May 31, 2011 - 8:55 pm

Joseph j fernandez - Wow great photo shoot ya i agree they are a beautiful blessed couple

May 31, 2011 - 8:44 pm

Eva P. - GIRL LOVE THE PICS !!!!! CNGRATS!!!

May 31, 2011 - 2:16 pm

Helen thai - These are really awesome! Wonderful location. Creative and fantastic

May 31, 2011 - 12:48 pm

camille - Wow awesome pics. You guys did ya thang. Very unique I love it

May 31, 2011 - 12:09 pm

Hau Lau - Awesome shoot!!!

May 31, 2011 - 11:45 am

Renylllyn - Aww these pixs are amazing! Really cute engagement photos!

May 29, 2011 - 10:31 am

Marie Liew - Dextor Lo, wonderful job capturing this beautiful couple in such unique and awesome areas of the location! Loved all the pictures, keep up the great work! To Oliver and Rachel: love you guys!

May 29, 2011 - 6:02 am

Suzi - Loved your pictures. Great idea…. Suzi & Wait

May 28, 2011 - 4:21 pm

Malou Villones - Nice photos!!!! God bless both of you!!!!

May 27, 2011 - 2:57 pm

Milla - Dexter Lo rocks it again!! I love this session, man… the light, the complexity, the layering. Great job, friend.

May 27, 2011 - 8:40 am

Ramona - Beautiful!! So unique. Just aa it should be for this unique couple.

May 26, 2011 - 10:13 pm

Gabi Thuc-Hue Ta - Great shots! Very creative and unique and such a beautiful couple!

May 26, 2011 - 9:28 pm

Nancy - wow…….!!! Beautiful pictures you guys..!! I love them..!! Nice!!!

May 26, 2011 - 7:54 pm

Margrette - Love the pics, Rachel! You look gorgeous! Miss you!

May 26, 2011 - 7:17 pm

Carol Aragon - I love the use of the architecture! Great pictures of a great couple! <3 you guys! :)

May 26, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Pia - Great picture! Love the one where they’re both laying down :)

May 26, 2011 - 5:59 pm

V - i love your pictures… you did an amazing job capturing moments with them.

May 26, 2011 - 3:09 pm

Melissa Quilapquilap - Love the pics! Congratulations!!!

May 26, 2011 - 2:56 pm

Claudia Lopez - beautiful pics! -=) the pic with kuya oliver’s leg up is so funny.

May 26, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Michelle Craig - These photos are amazing! I love your work, Dexter! So different and creative!

May 26, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Matthew Biggers - These are wonderfu! Congratulations, again. I’m pretty sure I already have a favourite picture. And, not only so he doesn’t feel left out but because it’s true, the photographer did an amazing and creative job! I’m almost speechless.

May 26, 2011 - 11:14 am

kelli huffman - Loved the photos due to them being so artistic and different!

May 26, 2011 - 10:57 am

Eva P. - I love it Rachael !! Fits perfect for the two of you, and you have always been great at posing and knowing what you want.. Congrats again, Love you girl , cant wait to see more pics !

May 26, 2011 - 10:55 am

Dianne - BEAUTIFUL pictures! Very Unique! I love it!

May 26, 2011 - 10:53 am

John Huffman - Great photo’s very professional.

May 26, 2011 - 10:48 am

Louie - Nice pictures! I’m looking forward to the wedding!

May 26, 2011 - 10:35 am

Toan Tran - Great pictures guys!

May 26, 2011 - 10:34 am

Kimberly Tran - Amazing pics Rachel and Kuya Oliver! very creative! kudos to the photographer!

May 26, 2011 - 10:33 am

Andino - awsome pictures.

May 26, 2011 - 9:59 am

Cyreina Nguyen - Awesome pics!! Never seen any engagement photos like this, what a great idea.

May 26, 2011 - 9:51 am

Zenaida Rivera - Awww these are great pictures! You’ve chosen the right photographer. I can’t wait to see your wedding pictures. (Of course, I’ll be there and I’m sure I’ll be pretty too like the bride).hehehe.

May 26, 2011 - 9:34 am

Hye-Lin - I love the pictures! It’s very different. Very unique!

May 26, 2011 - 9:14 am

LucyN - great pix guys!

May 26, 2011 - 8:26 am

Denise - I love the pictures, they look like they should be in a magazine :-)

May 26, 2011 - 8:20 am

Lisa - Love the pics

May 26, 2011 - 8:02 am

Jenny Rabulan - I love the pictures! You really do have something different.

May 26, 2011 - 7:56 am

Ala - Not your typical pre-nup. I soooo love this concept! The pictures are great. Good job! :)

May 26, 2011 - 7:56 am

Erin Tan - Very Creative Dexter!! Love it all!!!

May 25, 2011 - 9:58 pm

Gin - Amazing photos! Very creative and unique! Beautiful couple! Keep up the amazing work…

May 25, 2011 - 7:51 pm

Erika - Ahh! These are FANTASTIC!! Great job!! Love them! 😀

May 25, 2011 - 10:12 am

Olivia Brown - Very nice Dexter!! Way to go. LOVE the last one :)

May 24, 2011 - 10:59 am

David Murray - Damn nice Mr. Lo!!!!! Way to crush it!

May 24, 2011 - 10:52 am

michele bowman - really great session Dexter!!! you’re rocking it!