Tanja and Bryan decided it was great time renew their vows and lucky for us, they selected one of our favorite spots in Morro Bay, Coalesce Bookstore. Their garden chapel is as lovely as the gardens themselves. Tanja and Bryan recommitted themselves to each other with their two wonderful children on their side. Sherri’s , the ceremony’s officient, words were profound and touching.
Looking for a Central Coast Wedding Venue? Consider Avila Beach.
Avila Beach is a fantastic place for beach weddings! We love it there. Avila provides great weather most of the year — even when it’s foggy at other beaches, Avila usually shines. There’s also a terrific beach, pier and beach front shopping walk. Avila is stunning. It’s great for wedding photography. There’s much to work with, sunsets, warm light, pier posts, and rocky coastline.
One of the many specials things about Avila is the Friday night fish farmer’s market. There’s food vendors (you have to try the fish tacos), fresh friut and veggies, and live music.
Avila Beach Wedding Venues
There’s some amazing venues at Avila Beach for your wedding day. There’s options from right on the beach weddings to a show stopping country club, to a small, local Avila venue for an almost do it your self wedding.
If you’ve ever been to Avila from the Spring to the Fall, it’s undoubtable you’ve seen the iconic yellow and white striped tent on the vast greenery in front of the Club House at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. Weddings at the Avila Beach Golf Resort have the luck to have an outside ceremony, use of the golf course for photography, and the tent for the reception. It’s a place of wedding dreams.
From their site…
The Avila Beach Golf Resort is located in the seaside community of Avila Beach, nestled serenely between the mountains and the sea. Offering Pacific Ocean views against a lush golf course back drop, our banquet facilities offer one of the most breathtaking settings on the Central Coast. The staff at the Avila Beach Golf Resort will design and create the most intimate to the grandest of wedding ceremonies and receptions.
The Avila Beach Lighthouse Suites is a fantastic choice. The hotel of suite is as close to the sand as you can get in Avila. They have their wedding ceremonies on the sand, offer a courtryard transition area, a reception hall with an adjacent courtyard for dancing and wedding reception events. The fun part of an Avila Beach Lighthouse Suites Wedding is it’s right there, as on the beach as you can be, right in the heart of the boardwalk, and the rooms are suites!
From their site…
“The Avila Lighthouse Suites will help you plan the most romantic California destination wedding. Nestled in between rolling green hills and the beautiful serenity of the Pacific Ocean, the Avila Lighthouse Suites provides an unforgettable backdrop for your special wedding day.”
Sonrisa Photography: Wedding Photographs from a Avila Beach Suites Wedding
The Avila Beach Athletic Club is another terrific choice for a Wedding in Avila Beach. It’s inland, comfortably set in the hills leading in to the beach. There’s a lovely garden area for your reception and a spacious patio for your reception.
Kimberly & Chris found a fantastic spot for their engagement photography session, Heather Farm Park, in Walnut Creek. With the soft light and variety of spots we were able to get some really beautiful looks and great color. Daisy, quite the model, was a lot of fun to have on board.
Bay Area Engagement Photography, Walnut Creek Engagement,
Celebrate your love with a Valentines Day 2012 Photography session. Bryan and Brittany have been together for over year and thought it was time to mark this special day with a couples portrait session. We have a fun time in a hidden grove in the elfin forrest setting a scene for a romantic moment. Stay tuned for a really cool stop motion movie/slideshow of their photography session.
There’s so many unique, beautiful spots for couples photography on the Central Coast. Call us, Sonrisa Photography, 805-464-1963, and we’ll find yours.
Jory had a plan. He and Cristen have a long distance relationship, but he knew she was the one. He knew he wanted to propose, to marry Cristen, and to be with her forever. We were to meet them at Old West Cinnamon Rolls, follow them, and be ready to snap some photos as he went down on one knee.
It was all set, but Cristen didn’t feel like a cinnamon roll and didn’t really feel like getting out early. Jory had to insist and, as we waited at Old West Cinnamon Rolls, the texts between he and us flew back and forth. After a Starbucks stop, Cristen finally agreed to a walk on the beach. And…
We headed to Baywood for a couples photography session with Ali and Cameron. Baywood is a hidden sleepy gem on the Central Coast that provided a variety of backgrounds and looks. Many, many opportunities for fun, close, Romantic photography. Ali and Cameron were fun to photograph; together, relaxed, and natural, they smiled, laughed and shared the romance of being close.
Kimmie and Stephen are awesome, and so was their wedding at the Jack House in San Luis Obispo. Fun, spontaneous, love in their eyes, they were easy to photograph. It was our first ever photographic wedding walk through downtown San Luis Obispo and the results were too cool . Thanks to the patrons at the window seat at the Frog and Peach for letting us take over for a spell. The Jack House, with it’s wide open lawn, central location, and historic backdrop makes a wonderful setting for a wedding and for Wedding photography.
Jack House San Luis Obispo, Sonrisa Wedding Photography, Downtown Wedding
Engagement portrait sessions are always fun — love is in the air, and the anticipation of the wedding is just beginning. We’re lucky, there’s so many fantastic locations on the central coast, wineries, the beach, the rocky coast, parks, rolling California hills… you can’t go wrong. Our sessions last about an hour and we’ll take and feel free to bring as many changes in looks you’d like.
After your engagement session we’ll make your photos ready to print and then we’ll send them to you so you’ll be able to print, share, and post them any way you like. Feel free to bring as many changes of clothes as you like and let us know if there’s anything special you’d like us to bring. Our goal during our sessions is to make you feel as comfortable and relaxed so the feeling you have for each other shines in the photo.
If you’d just like the Engagement Photo session, that’s great. Prices are the same as our for our portrait photography sessions. But if you do decide to have us be your wedding photographers (good choice!) and you get one of our full coverage packages, the engagement photos are on us. No Charge! Including the disc!
Give us a call and we’ll get your session going, 805-464-1963.
Debbie and Sergio were married at Wilson Harding Golf Course in Los Angeles. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception, full of emotion and love — and the mariachis played Hava Negila. Absolutely a first.
Cathy and Arnold were married on the beach at the SeaVenture in Pismo Beach. It was a misty morning that turned into a stunning day. They brought family and friends together, some from across the country, as they exchanged vows. A great couple, they really know how to laugh together.
We had to do it, photobooths are too much fun! Now you've got a one stop shop, we can take fantastic photographs at your wedding and we can bring our super cool photobooth set up with us! Liven up your reception with unlimited prints! Have your guests make a personalized album and they can take home a strip of photos as well. Not only will you get all the prints and make an album, but you get the an online gallery and all your images on a disc.
We'll bring our photobooth setup anywhere, but book us right now for our usual wedding towns, Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, and Atascadero. And, of course, come visit us in our Los Osos Photography Studio at 950 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos.
Here's some great shots from Debbie and Sergio photobooth madness. Good times!
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