Luis & Delisa. A Cuvier Park, Wedding Bowl & Luce Loft Wedding






























RAD VENDORS: Photography: Next to Me Studios // Ceremony Venue: Cuvier Park, Wedding Bowl, La Jolla // Reception Venue: Luce Loft // Prep Location: Hotel Indigo // Coordination: Breezy Day Weddings // Florals: Sugar Rose Flowers // Videographer: Amari Productions// Hair & Makeup: Diona Rhynard // Cake: Hey There, Cupcake! // Officiant: Jason Nathan of Ceremonies by Bethel // Catering: San Diego Taco Company // Bartender: For Real Bartenders // Rentals: Rustic Events // Photo Booth: Take a Pic Photobooth // Wedding Gown: BHLDN, Designer: Watters // Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN, Designer: Jenny Yoo // Groom’s Attire: Friar Tux Shop

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Demian & Vanessa. A Palm Springs O’Donnell House Wedding

















































RAD VENDORS: Photography: Next to Me Studios // Second Shooter: Emily Taplin // Venue: The O’Donnell House // Coordination: Lisa Sipe // Florals: Jensens Floral // Hair & Makeup: Jamie Lyn of J Russell // Desserts: Exquisite Desserts // Catering: Le Vallauris // DJ: DJ Zephyr // Rentals: Signature Rentals // Wedding Gown: Archive Bridal, Paloma Blanca Designer // Bridesmaids Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu // Groom’s Attire: Jos A Banks

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Holiday Mini Sessions

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It’s getting to be that time of the year again,  I mean Halloween is right around the corner, then it will be Thanksgiving, and before you know it Christmas. So before we hit the full swing of the holiday season, we are offering mini sessions on not one but two dates to get your photos done as a family or a couple this year!

And to make this year extra fun, I’m bringing SNOW for you guys to play with! Not the real stuff that melts and makes everyone wet and cold, but some artificial stuff thats super fluffy, feels just like the real stuff but doesn’t melt or make anyone wet or cold. It’s going to be way fun and look real good in your photos.

So check your calendar for October 21st & 22nd (but if for some reason one of those doesn’t work for you, please let me know and I’ll see about offering another date) and contact me through email here at nexttomestudios@gmail.com, or call me at 619 881-7292 to reserve your time slot.

Here are all the details:

  • Saturday, October 21st & Sunday, October 22nd
  • Flinn Springs County Park
  • 25 minute session with snow included
  • 20 digital images with personal printing and sharing rights
  • Images delivered within 2 weeks via an emailed digital download link
  • $250

I can’t wait to see you guys.
—Chris

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Basic Invite

Basic invite sample stationary for weddings and save the dates

One of the greatest things about photographing weddings is capturing all the elements that go into making the day unique to the wedding couple. Sometimes those elements surface in every part of the wedding, like Adam and Rachel’s aviation themed wedding, held in an actual airplane hanger. Other times those pieces are subtly woven in, like the tin camping mugs and weather vane cake topper found in Will and Emily’s outdoor wedding–tiny decorations that pointed to their shared love of adventure. One of my favorite special details was the real wooden piano that held Tiffani and Emerald’s desserts at their vineyard wedding reception.

I am constantly in awe of the fun ways our couples incorporate their personalities and interests into their special day, and one of the ways this is especially happening lately is in the wedding stationery. The creativity our brides and grooms have is amazing, but so often the invitations and save the dates get forgotten about by the time the actual day comes around!

That’s why we always makes sure to ask our couples to have these important items ready to photograph; we think the stationary is just as important as every other hand selected element of the wedding day, and so do our friends over at Basic Invite.

Basic invite sample stationary for weddings and save the dates

If you haven’t heard of Basic Invite, they are a stationery company specializing in customization. While many companies have plenty of themes and designs to choose from, Basic Invite takes the customization one step further to allow almost limitless color options for every detail. So if you fall in love with a design but the colors aren’t right for your wedding, you can re-design any element to match perfectly with the style of your personal wedding. Even the envelopes come with over 40 different color options to ensure everything looks picture perfect together.

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Along with invitations and save the date stationery, Basic Invite also has everything needed for other elements of your wedding, including place cards, programs, menus, and even guest books. In fact, each design comes with a matching set of all other paper goods that a bride and groom might desire. For those looking to coordinate all the elements of their wedding exactly the way it looks in their mind’s eye, this is such a great way to tie everything together!

Basic invite sample stationary for weddings and save the dates

I mean, that’s just gorgeous.

Also gorgeous, are these new clear wedding invitations. Our friends at Basic Invite are so excited to introduce them to the lineup, along with rose gold foil in many of their products.

Basic invite sample stationary for weddings and save the dates

When it’s time to look for that just-right design to match your wedding, make sure to check out Basic Invite’s incredible and unique wedding invitation collections, save the dates, and name cards. With the vast–and completely customizable– selection available, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for to tie in all those little wedding details just perfectly.

And don’t forget to have those gorgeous hand-picked invites on hand for us to capture as part of your special day!

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Kon & Nina. A Downtown San Diego Engagement Session

























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