My now husband and I planned an elopement/secret courthouse civil ceremony about a week before the date we selected (our 6yr dating anniversary). As a wedding vendor myself (musician), I’ve seen my fair share of wedding photos and knew exactly what I definitely *didn’t want* and that helped me to sift through all the quotes I received and connect with Celina. I also knew that I only wanted to hire her for an hour because that would be sufficient time to capture both our super short ceremony and some pictures around the courthouse outside afterwards, and was amazed by the work she had featured on her site. I was so happy to find out that she was available (luckily our date ended up being midweek) to shoot our ceremony as she was my first choice among all the vendors who contacted me on Thumbtack and GigSalad (and many were wonderful options). Leading up to the day of the wedding, Celina was extremely professional, very prompt with her responses and very warm/friendly as well. She arrived early, captured candids during the ceremony, and once we stepped outside to take more posed pictures, she was wonderful at directing us! She even delivered my photos digitally within one week of my ceremony (talk about turn around time!) and I am absolutely thrilled with them. She has such a great eye for color and what poses would work best and I would hire her a million times over. She also accepts multiple forms of payment (Venmo/PayPal/cash/card) to make it easier for her clients.
Thank you so much, Celina!!! We loved working with you and adore your work. We will definitely be recommending you to anyone looking for a photographer in San Diego area (my friends / family / clients) because you’re the absolute best in every way!
-Summer & Jeff