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Wedding and Portrait Photographers International 2nd Half Competition 2018 | Derek Chad

November 26, 2018 - WPPI 2nd HALF COMPETITION 2018 WPPI 1st Half Results Are Here! WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) i...
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Wedding and Portrait Photographers International 1st Half Competition 2018 | Derek Chad

November 26, 2018 - WPPI 1ST HALF COMPETITION 2018 WPPI 1st Half Results Are Here! WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) i...
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Spring and Sandra - Laguna Beach, CA Wedding Photography | Long Beach Wedding Photography

November 05, 2018 - Spring & Sandra Ceremony: Laguna Beach, CA | Reception: Long Beach, CA
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Kasey & Andria | Destination Wedding | San Francisco City Hall LGBTQ Wedding Photography

September 11, 2018 - KASEY & ANDRIA Destination Wedding | San Francisco City Hall | August 2018
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Lexy & Tyler - A wedding in Twin Falls, Idaho | Idaho Wedding | Derek Chad Photography

August 14, 2018 - Lexy & Tyler San Diego, California Pre-Wedding Session | Twin Falls, Idaho Wedding
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Anne & Jules - A wedding at Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla, CA - Lesbian Wedding

August 09, 2018 - Anne & Jules VENDORS COMPANY POC PHONE EMAIL VENUE Scripps Seaside Forum Romalyn 858-534-7866 rapostol...
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Christopher and Michael - A Gay Wedding in Laguna Beach, CA | Laguna Beach Gay Weddings

June 06, 2018 - Christopher & Michael Laguna Beach, CA Vendors: Venue: St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Laguna Beach Coordinator: Jes...
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Kevin & Phil - A Wedding at the Oviatt Penthouse in Downtown Los Angeles

May 11, 2018 - KEVIN & PHIL A Wedding at the Oviatt Penthouse in Downtown Los Angeles VENDORS: Service Vendor Contact Phone Em...
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Stan & Dan - A Gay Wedding at The Thursday Club in San Diego, California

November 03, 2017 - Stan & Dan Thursday Club | San Diego, CA Vendors: Venue: The Thursday Club Coordinator: Breezy Day (Courtney) Flowers...
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Casper and Ulises - Circle Oak Ranch Fallbrook California Wedding Photography

October 20, 2017 - Casper & Ulises Circle Oak Ranch - Fallbrook, CA 10/14/2017 Vendors: Venue: Circle Oak Ranch - Fallbrook, CA Cate...
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Shane & Israel - A Wedding at Rancho Las Lomas - Orange County Gay Wedding Photographer

October 11, 2017 - SHANE & ISRAEL Rancho Las Lomas - Orange County California VENDOR TYPE COMPANY NAME CONTACT NAME CONTACT INFO...
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Kevin & Phil - San Diego Engagement Photography - Normal Heights Engagement Session

September 19, 2017 - Kevin & Phil San Diego Engagement Photography Normal Heights Engagement Session
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Kasey & Andria - A Surprise Proposal Session at Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, CA

August 31, 2017 - Kasey & Andria A Surprise Proposal - Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, CA
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Ian and Mitchell - A Wedding at the London West Hollywood Hotel at Beverly Hills

August 12, 2017 - Ian and Mitchell A Wedding at the London West Hollywood Hotel at Beverly Hills...
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James & Randall - Vibiana Wedding Photography - Los Angeles Wedding Photography

June 29, 2017 - James & Randall Vibiana Wedding Photography - Los Angeles, California VENDORS: Venue: Vibiana Photography: Derek Cha...
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Emma & Tanya - A wedding at Sleepy Ridge in Orem, Utah

June 09, 2017 - Emma and Tanya Orem, Utah Vendors: Emma's Dress (Maggie Sottero), Veil, and Jewelry: Purchased from Fantasy Bridal Kil...
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Kevin & Stefan, San Diego Photographer - San Diego Museum of Art Balboa Park Wedding

May 30, 2017 - KEVIN & STEFAN SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART - BALBOA PARK - WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Vendors: Venue: San Diego Museum of Art P...
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Craig & Michelle - A Wedding at Humphreys in San Diego, CA - San Diego Wedding Photography

May 22, 2017 - Craig & Michelle 05.06.2017 Humphreys Half Moon Inn / Humphreys by the Bay VENDORS: Dress: Hayley Paige Hair and...
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Alexander Gallo - - Male Model - Portrait Photography - San Diego Doudoir Boudoir

March 14, 2017 - Alexander Gallo Long Exposure Single Capture Profoto Lighting Fine Art San Diego Doudoir Boudoir Photography Leucad...
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The McNeil Family

March 12, 2017 - Josh and Kevin McNeil March, 2017 Leo Carrillo Ranch - Carlsbad, CA
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Platinum Circle Winner - Editors' Choice - Two Bright Lights 2017

January 24, 2017 - Platinum Circle Winner - Editors' Choice - Two Bright Lights 2017 More at: http://awards.twobrightlights.com/editorschoi...
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Heading to WPPI 2017?? Tips and deals for first time visitors to WPPI 2017 in Las Vegas

January 24, 2017 - WPPI 2017 - Las Vegas, NV Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Conference and Expo Tips and Deals for First...
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Jon & Andrew - Beverly Hills, CA - Lawry's The Prime Rib Wedding - California Wedding Day

October 11, 2016 - Jon & Andrew Lawry’s The Prime Rib - Beverly Hills, CA Cake: Sheila Mae Photography: Derek Chad Photography F...
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Jared & Michelle - A Destination Wedding - Waitsfield Vermont Wedding Photography

October 05, 2016 - Jared & Michelle Waitsfield, Vermont - The Inn at the Round Barn Farm Jared and Michelle are two of the nicest people...
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Nick & Stephanie, A Wedding in La Jolla, CA at La Valencia - Wedding Photographer, San Diego

September 28, 2016 - Nick & Stephanie La Valencia - La Jolla, CA VENDORS: Wedding Coordinator: Bliss Events Venue: La Valencia, La Joll...
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Brad & Denny - Palm Springs Art Museum - Wedding Photography

September 15, 2016 - Brad & Denny Palm Springs, CA Vendors: Venue: Palm Springs Art Museum Photography - Derek Chad Photography Ve...
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Austin & Emily - Destination Wedding - Idaho Falls, ID

September 13, 2016 - Austin & Emily Idaho Falls, Idaho Design: One Fine Day - Dea Dille - (208) 948-0258 DJ: DJ Chris Davis - (818) 268-91...
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Chris & Caitlin - Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer - Destination Wedding Photographer

September 01, 2016 - Chris & Caitlin Lake Tahoe Golf Course - South Lake Tahoe, CA DJ: JJ Entertainment Venue: Lake Tahoe Golf Course - So...
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Monika & Virpi, A Wedding in Calamigos Ranch - Malibu, CA - Lesbian Wedding in Malibu

August 25, 2016 - Monika & Virpi 8.20.2016 - CALAMIGOS RANCH - MALIBU, CA Monika and Virpi were married at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu...
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Mark and Brittany, a surprise proposal in San Marcos, CA - Proposal Session Southern California

August 19, 2016 - Mark & Brittany Mark asked Brittany to marry him!!!! Okay, so a little back story. Brittany was one of my kids, t...
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Iyan and Kate, A rooftop wedding in Downtown Los Angeles- Oviatt Penthouse LGBT Lesbian

August 17, 2016 - Kate and Iyan 08.10.2016 A Rooftop Wedding in Downtown Los Angeles - The Oviatt Penthouse Kate and Iyan had an incredi...
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Sleeklens - A review of Strike a Pose Portrait Workflow

August 16, 2016 - A Review of "Strike a Pose Portrait Workflow" - Sleeklens.com I was recently contacted by sleeklens.com who sent me the...
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Graham and Ryan - Sonoma County Wedding Photography

August 08, 2016 - Graham and Ryan 07.29.2016 Graham and Ryan’s wedding ceremony and reception took place in Sebastopol, CA (Sonoma Cou...
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Rod & Alfonso - A Wedding at Il Cielo in Beverly Hills, California

June 20, 2016 - Rod & Alfonso Il Cielo, Beverly Hills, CA 06.11.16 From the Couple: How did you two meet? We met online...
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Hudson and Logan - Studio Edition

June 15, 2016 - I just had to share these cute photos of these handsome little guys:) That is all... And you might not notice... but I f...
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Stefan & Kevin - An Engagement Session in Del Mar, CA

June 15, 2016 - Kevin & Stefan Stefan and Kevin are so much fun! I met Kevin first because I photographed a wedding last year and he wa...
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Michelle - Snowberry Studio

May 28, 2016 - Michelle - Snowberry Studio www.snowberrystudio.com
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James and Steven - Downtown San Diego Wedding - San Diego Photography

May 17, 2016 - James & Steven 05.06.2016 Steven and James met in August 2012 while stationed together in Japan while in the Navy. How...
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Nancy

May 15, 2016 - NANCY Nancy from Serene Photography - San Diego, CA Studio: Leucadia Photoworks
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Want to Win an iPad Mini?!

May 03, 2016 - Want to WIN an iPad Mini?!? Want to win an iPad Mini?!?! Only takes about a minute to be entered into the raffle. Winne...
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Andrew & Jerry

April 25, 2016 - Andrew & Jerry 04.24.2016 From the couple: How did you two meet? We met about 3 years ago on an online dating website,...
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A Surprise Proposal in La Jolla, CA - San Diego Photographer Derek Chad Photography

April 22, 2016 - Sandra & Emma 04.21.2016 Sandra (in the light blue dress shirt) shocked Emma and proposed to her along the shore i...
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Lindsey and Lakin - A Wedding at Salt Creek Beach - Dana Point Wedding Photography

April 11, 2016 - Lindsey & Lakin 04.09.2016 A Wedding at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point, CA I really just can't say...
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Allison and Patrick - Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort - Carlsbad Wedding Photography

April 02, 2016 - Allison and Patrick 04.02.2016 DJ: Alex Renteriea - AR Entertainment Bartender: Joe's Bar - Joe Makeup: Carolina @ca...
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Katie and John

March 30, 2016 - John & Katie 3.26.2016 Vendors: Coordination: At Your Side Plannin...
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Chris & Caitlin - An Engagement Session - San Diego Wedding and Engagement Photography

March 24, 2016 - Chris and Caitlin - Engaged I am so excited to travel over to Lake Tahoe later...
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Candice & Jessica - A Wedding at Wedgewood in Fallbrook, California

February 28, 2016 - CANDICE & JESSICA, 2.26.16 FROM THE COUPLE: How did you two meet? Jess worked with Candice's sister at a coffee shop...
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Second Year in a Row! I won Editors' Choice Award - 2016!!!

February 23, 2016 - Second Year in a Row! I won Editors' Choice Award - 2016!!! More from Two Bright Lights about this award: "Congratulati...
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Scott & Peter - 25 Year Anniversary and Wedding Reception

January 31, 2016 - Scott & Peter 01.23.2016 Catering: Culinary Concepts Cocktails: Snake Oil Cake: Sweet Scheeks DJ: Dj Dougie Rentals:...
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Jennifer and Leane - A Wedding at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach, CA

January 02, 2016 - Jennifer & Leane A Wedding at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach, CA - 12.31.2015 Venue Chelsi Du...
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Erik & Michael - A Wedding at the Frank Sinatra Estate in Palm Springs, CA

November 19, 2015 - Erik & Michael Frank Sinatra Estate - Palm Springs, CA I absolutely LOVE that these two tied the knot at the Frank S...
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Katherine & Alec - A wedding at The Oviatt Penthouse - Downtown Los Angeles, CA

November 17, 2015 - KATHERINE & ALEC 11.13.2015 - The Oviatt Penthouse - Los Angeles, CA Venue: The Oviatt Penthouse - Downtown Los Ange...
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WPPI Second Half Competition - 2015, SILVER AWARD!

November 17, 2015 - WPPI SILVER AWARD! I am SO excited to announce a HUGE personal win! I submitted a photo from a recent wedding to a phot...
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Josh & Kevin - A Wedding at the Bougainvillea Estate in Palm Springs, CA

October 20, 2015 - Josh & Kevin 10.17.2015 Catering and Rentals - The Butler Did it Photography - Derek Chad Photography DJ & Light...
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derekchad.com | Marissa & Matt - A Backyard Wedding - Southern California Wedding Photography

October 14, 2015 - MARISSA & MATT 10.10.2015 This GORGEOUS DIY (Do-IT-Yourself) Wedding was INCREDIBLE! I can't tell you how much fun...
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Michelle & Jared - An Engagement Session at Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula, CA

October 05, 2015 - Michelle & Jared - An Engagement Session at Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula, CA How cute are these two??!? I had SO M...
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John & Scott - A Wedding at Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla, CA

October 03, 2015 - John & Scott 9.26.2015 Catering: Buckboard Catering Photography: Derek Chad Photography Videography: Derek Chad Phot...
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Randy and Guillermo - Elopement Wedding Photography - Hotel Del Coronado - Coronado Island

October 02, 2015 - Randy & Guillermo Hotel Del Coronado - 10.02.2015 Aren't these two adorable together?? I am so honored these two chos...
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Nick & Tommy - An Engagement Session in San Diego, CA at Balboa Park

September 27, 2015 - Nick and Tommy - An Engagement Session in Balboa Park - San Diego, CA Oh my... these two are absolutely adorable! The...
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Michael and Daniel - MARRIED! A Wedding at The Hacienda in Santa Ana, CA

September 20, 2015 - Michael and Daniel - A Wedding at The Hacienda in Santa Ana, CA Venue/Catering/Flowers - The Hacienda, Santa Ana, CA...
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Michael & Thomas

September 13, 2015 - Michael & Thomas San Diego, CA & Coronado Island, CA Michael and Thomas were a blast to hang out with and I am so h...
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Winner!! Rangefinder's Wedding Photography Contest, 2015!

September 03, 2015 - WOOHOOOO!!!!!!!!! I am SO EXCITED to announce that I AM A WINNER IN RANGEFINDER'S WEDDING CONTEST FOR 2015! I am so h...
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Danny & Brett

August 22, 2015 - Venue: Hotel Palomar San Diego http://www.hotelpalomar-sandiego.com/event-space/wedding-venue.html Florist: Branches A...
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Heather & Mark - Huntington Beach, CA

July 15, 2015 - Heather & Mark Venue: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa Wedding Planner: Lisa Simpson Wedding Celebrat...
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Larry and Lucy

July 06, 2015 - LUCY & LARRY - 6.27.2015 Ceremony: Balboa Park - San DIego, CA Reception: Church of the Good Shepherd - Bonita, CA DJ:...
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WPPIC

June 07, 2015 - I am SO VERY EXCITED to announce... I have received WPPIC! I am honored to be among the very first to receive this certi...
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Robert & Daniel

May 28, 2015 - Robert and Daniel, 05.23.2015 I didn't have the opportunity to meet Robert and Daniel before their wedding day. But...
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Daryl and Scott

April 29, 2015 - Scott & Daryl 04.18.2015 Catering: Atlasta Catering and Events Venue: SoHo63 DJ: Apollo Productions Photograp...
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Nancy

April 29, 2015 - Nancy A maternity/family session in Del Mar, CA.
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Daniel and Michael

April 15, 2015 - Daniel and Michael, An Engagement Session (Downtown Los Angeles) Congratulations to Daniel and Michael! These two a...
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Bill & Paul

April 14, 2015 - BILL AND PAUL - 4.4.2015 Bill and Paul were married on the Newport Hornblower (on a yacht) that cruised around the...
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Steve & Antonio

March 27, 2015 - Steve and Tony were married at the Hotel Maya in Long Beach, CA. When I met these two, I knew I had to be their photogra...
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Stacy & Hugo

March 25, 2015 - Stacy and Hugo Stacy and Hugo were the winners of my engagement session giveaway at the San Diego Bridal Bazaar! I ac...
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Syd and Zach

March 19, 2015 - Syd and Zach, Engaged I absolutely adore these two... how cute are they?! This engagement session with their do...
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Derek Chad Photography Wins 2015 Editors' Choice Award!

February 25, 2015 - DEREK CHAD PHOTOGRAPHY Wins 2015 Two Bright Lights Editors' Choice Award Thanks in part to my phenomenal clients and...
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Emily, Class of 2015

February 23, 2015 - Emily, Class of 2015 Emily's Dad, Scott, contacted me about taking these senior photos. I was so excited to r...
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Couples' Choice Award 2015!

January 07, 2015 - So excited to announce.... Derek Chad Photography won the WeddingWire COUPLES' CHOICE AWARDS - 2015!!! So very honored t...
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Best of Weddings 2015!!

January 04, 2015 - This year is starting off in a really great way! I am super ECSTATIC to announce that DEREK CHAD PHOTOGRAPHY has been aw...
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Best of 2014

December 30, 2014 - Derek Chad Photography - Best of 2014 Here are some of my favorite photos of 2014! These people, weddings, and experien...
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Fiji - October 2014

December 27, 2014 - Fiji - October 2014 I was hired for a photo/video project in Fiji! It was absolutely INCREDIBLE! I did want to take an...
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Marissa & Matt, An Engagement Session

December 16, 2014 - Marissa & Matt - An Engagement Session Leo Carrillo Ranch, Carlsbad, CA Matt and Marissa - ENGAGED! I was so excit...
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The Johnston Family

December 15, 2014 - The Johnston Family - December, 2014 A family portrait session in Del Mar, California.
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John & Scott - Engaged

December 10, 2014 - John & Scott - Engaged! An engagement session at Balboa Park in San Diego, CA John and Scott came by my booth at...
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Tim & Jonah

December 04, 2014 - Tim & Jonah Married 11.15.2014 Mount Palomar Winery - Temecula, CA When Tim & Jonah told me about their plans for...
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Thanksgiving in Idaho

December 01, 2014 - Thanksgiving - 2014 - Kimberly/Twin Falls, Idaho Someone in the photo above didn't like the way they looked in the ph...
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Jenn & Tori

November 22, 2014 - Jenn & Tori Married 11/07/14 Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego Ceremony and Reception: Hard Rock hotel, San Diego, CA Wed...
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Cory & Randy

October 29, 2014 - Cory and Randy, Married 10.10.14 Los Angeles Athletic Club & The Oviatt Penthouse *** After starting the video - ple...
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Jill and Deb

October 28, 2014 - Jill and Deb, Married 10.11.2014 I was so excited to meet Jill and Deb! And after meeting we found out that we have a l...
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Baby Kayla

October 08, 2014 - Meet Baby Kayla! Isn't she adorable?!?!
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Mike & Kyle - Married

September 02, 2014 - Mike & Kyle had an INCREDIBLE wedding at the Hotel del Coronado! I was so excited when their wedding planner, Susie, con...
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Hudson and Logan are 3! Happy Birthday!

August 16, 2014 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUDSON AND LOGAN! I CAN'T BELIEVE THE TWINS ARE ALREADY 3. SERIOUSLY, I AM THE LUCKIEST DAD IN THE WORLD!...
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Chris & Nick

August 12, 2014 - Chris & Nick - A Surprise Proposal! 8.8.2014 Chris contacted me a while back. When he told me this would be a surp...
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Doug & Steve - Married!

July 29, 2014 - Doug & Steve - Married! Doug & Steve were married on 7.21.2014 at The Prado in Balboa Park! San Diego has a lot of gr...
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Deyna & Erin - Engaged

July 23, 2014 - Deyna & Erin - Engaged! Deyna and Erin were the winners of the LGBT LIFE Wedding Expo Grand Prize... an engagement se...
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San Diego Pride 2014

July 23, 2014 - San Diego Pride, 2014 Here are some photos from my first booth at San Diego Pride! I was so excited when I was contacte...
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Doug & Steve - Engaged

July 13, 2014 - Doug & Steve, ENGAGED I absolutely CAN NOT wait for these two to tie the knot later this month. They are getting marr...
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Doug & Steve's Engagement Video

July 12, 2014 - Doug and Steve - The Engagement Session I absolutely CAN NOT wait for these two to tie the knot later this month. The...
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Happy 4th of July, 2014!

July 04, 2014 - I had such an amazing day with my family and friends... here is a look at some of the fun! We first went to a parade in...
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Greg & Thomas

July 03, 2014 - Greg and Thomas were married at their beautiful home in Glassell Park, CA on June 21, 2014. A back yard wedding with the...
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Allie and Joe, Engaged

May 30, 2014 - Allie and Joe - Engaged! This ADORABLE couple had their engagement session in Del Mar, CA. These two are a blast to han...
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Check out my print ad in Ranch & Coast Magazine!

May 29, 2014 - Check out my spotlight in the June issue of Ranch & Coast Magazine! www.ranchandcoast.com see it here ----> http://ran...
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Cameron

May 19, 2014 - Congratulations to Catherine and Roz! They welcomed this little cutie into their family recently and I was lucky to get...
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Happy Birthday Miles!

April 27, 2014 - Miles just turned two years old! Here are some photos from his UP-themed birthday party in Irvine, CA. His parents Jenny...
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Easter 2014!

April 20, 2014 - ​I thought I would share our super awesome Easter for 2014! This year our kids got to celebrate at a friends house and t...
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Brant and Paulette

April 17, 2014 - Brant and Paulette thought they were celebrate their 5 year anniversary with some updated photos for their walls around...
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Wedding Party Bridal Show - May 4th, 2014

April 14, 2014 - I am excited to announce that I will be attending the Wedding Party Bridal Show on May 4th, 2014! Show starts at 11am an...
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Carol & Pat

April 11, 2014 - Carol and Pat are from the San Diego area and were married at The Martin Johnson House in La Jolla! Such a beautiful spo...
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LGBT LOVE IS FOR EVERYONE WEDDING EXPO - June 20th, 2014 in San Diego!

April 04, 2014 - I am excited to be attending the LGBT LOVE IS FOR EVERYONE WEDDING EXPO in San Diego on June 20th, 2014 from 4pm to 8pm!...
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Cory & Randy - Engaged!

February 26, 2014 - Cory and Randy are just adorable! I had such a fun time shooting this engagement session with them in West Hollywood. Ca...
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Derek Chad Photography wins Couple's Choice Award 2014!

January 21, 2014 - San Diego, CA – {January 21, 2014} – WeddingWire, the nation's leading online wedding marketplace, named DEREK CHAD PHOT...
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Ross & David - La Jolla, CA

January 13, 2014 - Ross and David are a couple of fun guys! Ross shares my passion for photography and knows a lot about it, so I was super...
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Best of 2013

January 03, 2014 - Derek Chad Photography Best of 2013, Southern California Wedding and Portrait Photography
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Jim & Craig - San Diego, CA

December 19, 2013 - Ceremony begins... cue the rainbow! So it was pretty awesome... just after the ceremony began, a big and beautiful rainb...
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Family

December 18, 2013 -
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Tim & Todd - Encinitas, CA

December 14, 2013 - Tim and Todd were married at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA! These guys are from Scottsdale, Arizona and found the per...
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Mike & Alan

November 26, 2013 - Mike and Alan! I can't say enough about these two and their undeniable love for each other. They are so much fun and hav...
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Before & After

November 13, 2013 - THE MYTH: You take great photos because you bought a really fancy camera. Um... not really, no. Settings, lighting, com...
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Jan & Denise

November 11, 2013 - Jan and Denise! These two had an incredible wedding in their very own back yard in the San Diego area. Reception followe...
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Ben Palacios

October 19, 2013 - Ben Palacios... Model, Actor, Singer. Check him out! www.benpalacios.com
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Jared

October 14, 2013 -
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Tyler

October 14, 2013 -
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Aaron

October 14, 2013 -
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Danny

October 14, 2013 -
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Slideshow - Pam & Brian's Wedding

July 29, 2013 - **This video is best viewed at "1080p" instead of "Auto-HD" if you have the option when you click on the video's play bu...
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Chris and Caitlin...

January 13, 2013 - When trying to decide on the photos I wanted to be featured on my website... this one was a no-brainer. Chris is very...
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Arina Borodina...

January 13, 2013 - So I was going through some photos as I created my new web page and came across these images of Arina. Arina isn't just...
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