Yearly Archives: 2007

Christmas at the Varley’s

We spent Christmas Eve at Grandma Varley’s house + Christmas day up at the cabin in Big Bear. It was a bit chilly up there, but beautiful nonetheless. When we left it was actually snowing, a first for me. Good times… Sophia’s first time touching the snow Sophia with Uncle J.J. John got “Bourne Ultimatum.”...

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Goodbye Thomas Jefferson!

12.17.07 My husband, John, has finally graduated from Thomas Jefferson Law School + I have to say I’m so proud of him! Here are a few images from his graduation ceremony at the Aerospace Museum in Balboa Park. Sophia + Emma + short attention span = lots of running around My sister… future flight attendant?...

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Darlington House Wedding [Dree + Cody]

12.07.07 Darlington House, La Jolla What a way to top off the end of the year, then to photograph an amazing couple on one of the happiest days of their lives. It was supposed to rain that day, but decided to hold back during their ceremony. Not only were Dree + Cody lucky that day,...

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La Jolla Cove Wedding [Kelly + Andy]

11.23.07 They kept it intimate, simple + everything turned out beautifully. The day was a bit windy + cold, but nothing out of the ordinary for these to Seattle residents. I met up with Kelly in her villa inside La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla. Kelly was amazingly calm. Andy gave Kelly this cross the...

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Balboa Park Engagement Session [Dree + Cody]

11.11.07 I met these two at Balboa Park on Sunday at 10 a.m. for their engagement session. I knew right away that Dree + Cody were a fun, interesting couple. They were up for any ideas that I had, and I loved it. I had so much photographing them. They have definite chemistry + I...

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Family Foto Fun

Ma famille + I went to La Jolla Cove for some relaxation, fresh air + fotographic fun My slightly older, yet beautiful sister. My mom + sister are almost attached to their cameras as I am to mine. The adventurer.

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La Jolla Cove Engagement Session [Kelly + Andy]

Engagement Session 10.07.07 I met these two early Sunday morning at La Jolla Cove. I knew immediately 1. we would get along nicely 2. these two are definitely in love 3. their wedding on 11.23.07 will be very memorable Kelly + Andy traveled from Seattle to do some last minute arrangements for their wedding next...

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Quail Botanical Gardens Wedding [Cat + Loran]

10.06.07 A few words stick out in my mind when I think of this wedding… unique… beautiful… fun! Their wedding took place at the gorgeous Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas. Everything was right on. I was amazed at how much attention Cat + Loran put into the details of their wedding, from the flower arrangements...

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Kim + Barbara

9.22.07 “Anything is Possible” This statement is so true. Love doesn’t come in a perfect heart-shaped box. Sometimes we find that person that we feel we were meant to be with in unexpected places and situations. Watching these two wonderful people stand side by side, confessing their love + commitment to each other was deeply...

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Crystal + Branden 8.26.07

Crystal + Branden have finally tied the knot! They have been together for a long time. The wedding was at the Admiral Baker Club, which has a spectacular view. I’m so happy they chose me to be apart of their day! They are so much fun + super easy to work with. I love this...

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Mt. Woodson Castle Wedding [Hilary + Darren]

8.25.07 Hilary + Darren got married at the beautiful Mt. Woodson Castle just outside of San Diego. Hilary not only looked stunning, but was super easy to get along with. Darren was a cool guy with an eye for a good backdrop. I started the day in the Bride’s room with the girls. This is...

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Labor Day Weekend

A bunch of us headed back up to Big Bear to do some scraping + painting on the cabin over Labor Day weekend. We worked during the day, made delicious meals, drank wine + talked for hours at night . It was nice… My friend from Germany, Christine, joined in on the fun too. Thanks...

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Deby + Paul 8.21.07

Deby + Paul are from Texas. Deborah Young wed the two on Coronado Beach right in front of the Hotel Del. It was a beautiful morning for an intimate ceremony for two.

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Jodi + Ameer 8.18.07

Jodi + Ameer traveled from Seattle down to sunny San Diego for their wedding at the Rose Garden in Balboa Park. Family + friends flew from across the U.S. to watch as these two tied the knot. It was a beautiful day and I enjoyed spending time, getting to know the both of them. Jodi...

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Marivic + Joe Wedding 8.18.07

Marivic + Joe are the sweetest people. I really enjoyed meeting their closest family + friends. They got married at the Barona Resort + Casino. The day was full of emotion + laughter… lots of laughter! Marivic’s niece’s did a great job with her hair + makeup. I wish you both + Matt much happiness!

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Big Bear + Yosemite = lots o’ fun!!!

We headed up to Big Bear for 10 days. We spent a lot of time getting familiar with our new family cabin, the locals and taking advantage of the beautiful scenery. Our friends, the Yeums, came up for a few days, which is always a good time. I witnessed a woman throw herself out of...

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Leaving town…

Hi everyone! I am in Big Bear,Ca right now enjoying the clean air and the beautiful scenery. In a few days, I will be heading up to Yosemite, one of my favorite places to visit. I’ll be back in San Diego on the 16th. In the meantime, I will try to return all phone calls...

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Mhairi + James 7.20.07

Their closest family and friends joined together to watch as Mhairi and James said their I do’s at the Wedding Bowl in La Jolla. The ceremony was full of genuine emotion and happiness and I feel so lucky to have witnessed it. They celebrated afterwards at the Grande Colonial. Thanks to Mhairi and James for...

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Marivic + Joe 7.19.07

Marivic and Joe were so much fun to photograph. We met at La Jolla Cove for their engagement session. Marivic was all laughs! Their son, Matt, joined in on the fun.

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Photobooth Fun!

One of my favorite things to collect are those photo strips of 4 images taken inside photobooths. Last night, I had a blast second shooting for Lynnette Mortero at the Museum of Photographic Arts, my favorite museum in Balboa Park. We had such an awesome time.

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(SDJJ) …Rainbow Rooms…

Today, I photographed Myla, a woman with a ton of personality and a lot of colorful walls in her house to prove it.

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My little angel…

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Mhairi + James 6.26.07

I met Mhairi and James for their engagement session at the Torrey Pines State Reserve, which lies between La Jolla and Del Mar. It was a nice hike up to the top, but the sight overlooking the ocean was well worth it. Mhairi and James were super cool and up for anything. Here are just...

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Some fun in the sun

My photog friend Lynn Dao and I decided to practice our shooting during noon, which is probably the worst time to shoot because of the harsh shadows that it casts. We had to find a subject that was available and definitely likeable, so we brought along Sophia:)

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Bar West

I photographed the interior of Bar West in Pacific Beach last night for SDJJ. The place was vibrant with colorful lights. Take a look at a few of the cool light fixtures displayed inside…

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SDJJ

I started doing freelance work for the San Diego Jewish Journal. I took this image of Dana Schertz, COO/CMO partner of EnDev, today in his Dowtown office. Super nice guy!

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Happy Birthday to Me!

So…I celebrated my 24th birthday yesterday. It seems as though time moves faster each year. It’s a good thing that I’m attached to my camera, otherwise I’d forget a lot of the meaningful moments in my life. Thanks Christy for that REALLY big balloon.

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Panning

One of my favorite photo techniques is panning. I love the motion blur effect that it creates. Sometimes, you get this really beautiful blend of colors and shapes. Well, here are a few that I created while waiting in the car and taking shots of people passing by.

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Meghan and Tony get hitched

Meghan and Tony are from Phoenix. They decided to escape the horrid heat for a beautiful ceremony by the beach. Meghan’s parents and sister flew from South Carolina to join her and Tony at the Wedding Bowl in La Jolla. It was very romantic and definitely spur of the moment.

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Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my first blog! I’ve decided to start blogging so that I can share the events, details, photog experiences etc. that are interesting to me and worth checking out. You can learn a lot about me as a photographer through the images that I create at www.daisyvarley.com,but you will get a better...

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