Wedding Otay Lakes Styled Shoot Part 2 | Graffiti Bridal Portrait | San Diego Wedding Photographer


Part Two:

Today marks the 44th Anniversary of the Birth of Hip Hop which has not only changed the way music is created, performed, and listened to, but also created a revolution that is a part of our every day lives - from the way we speak to the way we be. 

One of the many things that has grown up with the hip hop community is graffiti. This underground art movement dating back to the Subways of New York has gone worldwide and given rise to a much greater appreciation for street art and murals which are near and dear to my heart. And as you know, San Diego has truly embraced public art in the last 5 plus years. 

So today, I wanted to share part 2 of my Otay Lakes Styled Shoot with the creative ladies from SD Photographer Meetup on this historical day. While street and mural arts is being embraced in a commercial sense, the underground graffiti movement is also alive and vibrant, and without doubt, an incredible place to do some photography.

Even though there was a gorgeous lake behind us, this spot caught my eyes hundred times over for its layers of freedom. I just loved the entire juxtaposition of this barefoot boho bride in this graffiti tunnel. While we might not typically see a bride in this setting, there is a true sense of freedom in her dress and in the writing that is relatable, real and liberating. 

This urban bride is wearing an off the shoulder white lacy dress handmade by local rising dress maker and birth photographer, Hailey Sanders. The flower crown was also handmade by the bride. While I love getting caught up in the details, I also love the breath of fresh air that the simplicity of this bridal portrait brings.