Trash the Dress Session with Rebecca and Jerome

the weather man said the temperature would be well below freezing, there would be over a foot of snow on the ground, and the wind would make it “feel” colder than it actually was. snow? in san diego? nope. i speak of the weather man in rochester new york, which is where rebecca and jerome reside. with a weather report like that, they decided it was a perfect time to head out to san diego to visit their ohana, catch a little sunshine, and squeeze in a trash the dress session while they were at it. after chatting through several emails, i was happy to finally see rebecca and jerome in-person. rebecca looked incredible and jerome wasn’t half bad himself.
we got started in the beautiful santa luz area of san diego. april said this shot makes her sing “i’ve been waiting for a true love’s kiss and a prince i’m hoping comes with this.

most days this is just a simple underpass.

add rebecca and jerome with a little sunshine and it becomes an enchanted underpass of affection (more commonly known as the tunnel of love).

can you tell these two really love each other? you’ll be seeing lots of this so kids, shield your eyes!
(that’s what rain always says when she sees anyone smooching.)

no snow here. we had an awesome san diego day.

rebecca was so beautiful we placed her on top of this rock for all in the land to see. and the commoners below did exalt with a resounding huzzah! :)

after leaving santa luz we hit the bricks down in pacific beach. rebecca and jerome found a nice spot to kick back and showed us their his and hers adidas. sweet.

next we headed down to one of the local landmarks, crystal pier.

of course, walking around pacific beach in a wedding dress will attract a little attention. get a load of this guy cat-calling rebecca. oh wait. that’s jerome. never mind.

rebecca looked absolutely stunning. when she walked onto the pier, all eyes were on her.

so happy together. that california sunshine put a nice glow on rebecca and jerome’s smiles.

again, rebecca looked so amazing. her smile was brighter than sunshine.

i spy with my eye…rebecca’s beautiful smile.

jerome was throwing out the vibe and rebecca just couldn’t resist getting all hugged-up on her man.

ya, we pretty much took over the whole pier and made ourselves comfortable. you’re allowed to do that sort of thing when you have a wedding dress on.

how random is this? of all the people in a city of millions, who do you think walked by while we were shooting? one guess. jimmy from rochester! actually, we don’t know who he is, but he happened to walk by and jerome saw his sweatshirt, so we dragged him in for a shot. rochester in the house! apparently, rebecca and jerome were not the only ones trying to escape the snow.

a quick stop under some palm trees to bask in the glow of the san diego sun before getting some sand between our toes.

jerome was such a trooper. we made him stand like this for hours waiting for the sun to be at just the right spot.

this was jerome’s first time on a beach in san diego, so we made the most of it. we stayed until the sun dipped into the pacific. we didn’t have a blizzard warning looming or anything, but with the sun gone the night air got a bit chilly (for us san diegans), so it was time to wrap it up. not to mention, rebecca started talking about all her favorite places to eat in san diego that they don’t have back in new york (ie wienerschnitzel, in n out, robertos, jack in the box, etc) and her favorite ice cream (mint chocolate chip) and instantly made my tummy rumble.

************if you’d like to see more from this session press play on the slideshow below.***************


Love how fun these pictures are, and oh, the beach and the sand (sniffle…to be at the other end of the West Coast right now…) and the LIGHT! Beautiful, man.

I love every one. The pictures on the pier are breathtaking. I wish I had pictures like these of me for my hubby. I’m hiring you guys for my TTD soon.

SHAZAM!!! You rocked it again! Stop the madness,
I can’t take it! I love them all!!!! Blech, Barf, oh you’re killin’ me! In a nice way.

ROCK! You guys are amazing :) See you at the TTD…Ill be rockin my Chargers jersey. Good thing the game is on Sunday!

Yo D, These are freakin’ Hot!

They look SO Happy and she looks beautiful. I really like the veil pictures and the ones where they are on the beach and the surfer is in the background. They look like they were a blast to photograph. Very cool!

Amazing! Just phenemonal…love the beach shots the best :)

HOLY MOLY Batman! These are phenominal. I love the last few beach shots. The lighting is so yummy! I bet they LOVE these photos!
You rocked it again!

Nice work guys. Today was a beautiful day for shooting!

Wow! I mean, really, wow!!! Those are awesome pictures! What a photogenic couple! They look so amazingly happy in every single picture. I wanted to be right there with them having all that fun! There are too many great pictures to talk about them all, but I’ll mention a few that really stood out to me…I loved the one of them in the “tunnel of love” when they’re kissing, or about to kiss. That is really beautiful. I also love the ones of Rebecca on the pier where her viel is flowing and she’s peaking through it. The single black and white one that I saw is really nice too. I liked that Jerome had his sunglasses on and Rebecca’s smile was amazing. There were some great one’s in the slide show too. I loved all the ones of them on the beach, Rebecca playing with the sand and Jerome dancing in the setting sun. Beautiful guys! Absolutely beautiful!!!

OMGosh!!!!! Everytime I see your pictures I want some too! I totally love the first 5 pictures and all the veil pictures. So romantic! The slideshow was perfect! Congrats to the beautiful couple.

Gorgeous just gorgeous! I love the pic of them under the flowing veil and the one of him pointing and Rebecca laughing that is toooo cute! You guys are rockstars!

Your west coast weather!!!! I have to say the shot of them about to kiss in front of that red wall with her kicks in the foreground is HOT! They look so oblivious to the camera and so into each other, intense ya’ll. LOVE IT!

hi everyone! thank you so much for all your awesome comments. we are so overwhelmed and so grateful you all love our photos. we can’t take all the credit rebecca and jerome were so hot and fun! they were up for anything and good sports for all our goofy requests! thank you all again! we appreciate you and God Bless!!!

Hi Baxter Ohana!

I hope the New Year is treating everyone well!

I just saw the pictures and I am in shock – like, double-wow! I can’t believe how great your pictures made us look. I never dreamed Jerome and I could be so photogenic, you are amazing! Everything exceeded our expectations. I have so many favorites…

Thank you again for such a fun day – I hope you guys had as much fun as we did!

Dang…see what I mean??!! You guys are just oozing with inspiration!! :-)

wow. you guys. these are fantastic! awesome, awesome work!

Awesome work – especially with the lighting. I’m sad to say (as someone who has lived in San Diego for years)… I have NO idea where Santa Luz is, but it looks really pretty and perfect for a ttd session!

Wow guys,these rock! That “matrix” shot on the slideshow is rad. He got some serious air.

love it. especially the one with her leaning against the pier. great job!

I love the “tunnel of love”.. you guys did an awesome job! What a perfect day to shoot such a beautiful couple in sunny san diego! I love the last shot with the surfer in the background!

What a great looking couple! These shots are incredible, and I love the locations. You guys take the best shots. Makes me wish I was getting married in SD too!!!

Beautiful! These are great shots, and the couple looks so happy. Love the ones on the pier. She looks so pretty!!!

oh so many favorites!!!

I’ll try to choose a few:
The shot of them smooching! (I forgot to shield my eyes!)
The two of them on the boardwalk hugging, with her veil flying over them. The shot of rebecca on the beach by herself.

I can’t wait till Vegas… Warm weather!!! (I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.. you CA people dont’ know how great you have it!)

Great photos! Love the kissing underpass and the grainy ones.

Yer the man, dude. I love the sun/veil shot – of course. Great job on your year-in-review slideshow too! -E

These are GREAT!!!! Love the variety!

Excellent photos!!! It looks like they were having so much fun. Too hard to pick a favorite, but I’m really loving the ones with some flare :D

Can’t wait to see more.

you know my fav… you saved the best for last!

really i am running out of words to say you guys rock!

Sick images, you are just rockin’ these sessions David!

I am so glad you posted on my blog because I got a chance to find yours!!! Wow, fabulous images :)

Lisa Carpenter

WOW!! WOW!! Dude you just flat out rocked it these are really great and that slideshow is awesome. Really great stuff.

I have to say I’m a stalker, first time commenter. I absolutley adore your style, so unique and new. These are stunning. This bride looks gorgeous. I love your use of light and all the different poses. Great work all around!

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Wow. So what is your comment record?

I loved this session. Amazing!

We must get together soon for a photo field trip!

Wow! You did an AMAZING job! I can’t pick just one favorite…they are all gorgeous!

WOWzers! You two got some really good stuff. I love the 1st shot the best though. Great colors and emotions!!! Awesome slideshow and song too.

Awesome images!!! I ran into you guys in the McLellan’s Blog. I’m glad! Cool stuff!

wow! really impressive session! those first 3 are my favorite.

Hi, I love these pictures! I live in Utah and would love to have pictures like this in my dress in San Diego. Your weather is so perfect. I love all your trash the dresses with your brides. I’ve been following you since I saw you on the Trash the Dress website back last summer. They were so pretty! When we’re ready I’ll be calling you! Congratulations to your lovely couple.

I’m also a first time commenter here. I live on the East Coast and love to look at your pictures from your city. A girl can dream right? These are all stunning, but my favorite is in the slideshow, the silouetted veil shot, holy cow so unique I also really like the 2nd photo there also. Great stuff :)

Wowwwzers, I absolutley adore that first one. I would blow that up and put it above the fireplace, so gorgeous!

Spectacular work! Wowowowow

Wow! Gorgeous! I think the ones on the pier are my favorite!!

are you serious? 47 comments? at this rate, you won’t even remember who we are anymore. I was going to say that you rock and we are in awe and where have you been all our life, but you have too many comments, so I withdraw all of that and give the worst kind of comment:
# 14 is my favorite.
oh, and my word verification below reads the following:
fucutf. If I didn’t know better, I’d think you were trying to get rid of us.

sweet photos guys, loving several of them! love the blog content! keep it up :)

Great job guys. Can’t wait to meet you both tomorrow!!!

Mahalo You all do breath taking art. You really capture a moment in time. These are truly beautiful.

Wow looove those veil shots! :)

You wouldn’t think you could get even better than you did back then. These are amazing and your work now even more amazing!