La Jolla Presbyterian Church Wedding

Michaela & Andy’s La Jolla Presbyterian Church Wedding is one of those events brimming with timeless beauty: white florals and a glowing restaurant dinner reception. With a 22 person guest count, they were able to enjoy an intimate evening with their nearest and dearest without compromising on picture time – La Jolla’s dreamy sunset glow made for the most romantic portraits!


“When we started planning our small wedding of 22 guests, we decided that our most important vendor was the photographer. After all, the photos are the only thing you have left after the wedding to remember it by. We knew we wanted to find a photographer that was creative, had that editorial style, and an easy-going personality to mesh with our small guest list. We did a lot of local photographer research online and by using local wedding magazines and narrowed it down to our 3 favorite photographers to interview in person.

Jen and Shane were the first we met with and we knew right away that they were it. We instantly connected with the bubbly couple and felt at ease talking about how we met, what our wedding plans were, and what our style is. We felt like they really took the time to listen to what we were looking for and to get to know us personally. Jen and Shane were very professional, organized, straight forward, and personable… all things I highly valued in a wedding vendor.

Jen shot our engagement photos on my parent’s ranch. She found beautiful spaces to shoot in that I never would have noticed. She also made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and posed us in natural poses. The results were beautiful!

A few months later, Jen and Shane shot our intimate church wedding in La Jolla. We did a first look with them and I’m so glad we did! It helped us get the initial pre-wedding jitters out of the way and they captured some stunning shots. During the church ceremony, they were very respectful of the church’s rules against flash photography and distance to the front of the church. We never noticed they were there and they took a lot of beautiful photos that really captured the moment. We were able to go to a couple other locations nearby between the ceremony and the reception to have some cool changes of scenery, where they were able to capture even more amazing photos.

Our wedding photos were sent to us only 3 weeks after our wedding and I totally cried when I saw how beautiful they turned out. Jen and Shane totally nailed it. They were artsy, original, had that editorial style we were looking for, and were simply stunning. We’ve received countless complements on our wedding photos. I would recommend Acqua Photo to everyone I know looking for an all-around amazing photographer. I cannot say enough good things about them because they are such wonderful people, extremely talented, and deserve all of the good business they can handle :).

~ Michala & Andy


Ceremony: La Jolla Presbyterian
Reception: Piatti La Jolla
First Look: La Valencia Hotel
Florist: Isari
Prints: 2nd Street Printing
Hair: Urban Beauty Salon
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Jewlery: Bon Bijoux