Yearly Archives: 2008

Big Bear Photography [White Winter]

We headed up to the cabin again for Christmas, which was unbelievably beautiful and freeeeeeeeezing cold…burghhh! Our good friends, the Yeums, joined us for some sledding fun near Onyx Summit. I love this image of Sophia and John. She’s just having the time of her life and John’s completely tired and worn out from dragging...

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San Diego Family Portraits [Williams Family]

I first met Tyra and John at Marivic and Joe’s wedding more than a year ago. I was so happy when she asked me to photograph her family , including the newest addition at only 2 months. Hope everyone has an awesome weekend! Daisy

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A good read…

Wedding season is slowing down and I’ve had much time to spend with Sophia, John and some friends and truly enjoy the holidays. Although I love staying busy and must always have something to do, I am starting to enjoy my freedom. A couple of weeks ago, I went to a movie by myself (which...

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Palm Desert Wedding [Jessica + Paul]

10.18.08 This wedding was beautiful in many ways. Jessica and Paul chose to have their wedding at the Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort, which was just gorgeous. Jessica looked amazing in her dress. She arrived at the ceremony site with her father by boat. Cute story: Jessica and Paul met on a golf course. Jessica...

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prelude . Palm Desert Wedding [Jessica + Paul]

10.18.08 Beautiful location…checkSuper HOT weather…checkAwesome couple…checkHappy photographer : ) …check More images to come soon! Hope everyone had a nice weekend. Daisy

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San Diego Wedding Reception [Kim + Ben]

10.10.08 Kim + Ben escaped the big wedding and flew to kauai for an intimate ceremony for two. They asked me to photograph their reception, or as Kim said the “party of the year”, at the Bali Hai. I love her yellow shoes from J. Crew. Some guys are just naturals in front of the...

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Windansea Portraits

10.30.08 My friend Melissa, Sophia and I spent some time getting our feet wet and enjoying life at Windansea Beach. Sophia doesn’t waste any time. She’s all business when at the beach. I’ll be sharing some images that Melissa took of me very soon. Hope everyone had a safe and Happy Halloween! Daisy

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Darlington House Wedding [Bronwen + Mike]

10.05.08 Sometimes you just know when two people are meant to be together and that their love + marriage will last forever. I truly felt that about Bronwen + MIke who seem to exude genuine love + care for each other. It’s very refreshing to witness. Their wedding took place at the Darlington House, which...

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Malibu Wedding [Tiffany + Brett]

09.06.08 The moment I sat down + chatted with Tiffany, I knew she would be a fun, easy-going, absolutely stunning bride. I was very much looking forward to her wedding. The day started with the ladies, who got ready at the very retro Malibu Motel. The ceremony took place at Pepperdine University. I thought TIffany’s...

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prelude . Malibu Wedding [Tiffany + Brett]

09.06.08 Lots more images from this fun wedding to come soon! Daisy

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Disneyland Photography [Sophia's 3rd Birthday!]

09.27.08 We celebrated Sophia’s 3rd birthday at Disneyland this past weekend and had SOOOO much fun! The look on Sophia’s face as we entered the park was just priceless. We’ve been preparing her for this day and it was non-stop once we arrived. Side note: She loves all the Disney princesses, so she decided to...

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San Diego Wedding [Linda + Andy]

08.31.08 Linda + Andy are an amazing couple. They’re genuine, loving + full of life. Erin Svalstad did Linda’s make-up and I thought she did a beautiful job. Oh Hannah…you’re too funny One of the girls decided to pick up a magazine + fan Linda. And the tea ceremony begins.. Linda looks beautiful even when...

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prelude . San Diego Wedding [Linda + Andy]

08.31.08 These two are awesome! I connected immediately with Linda + Andy and am so fortunate that they chose me to document their day. Here’s an image of Linda and the ladies by La Jolla Cove. More images to come later . . . Daisy

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SOPHIA.

I LOOOOOOOOVE spending time with my little one. She’s such an amazing person and I feel so HAPPY when I’m around her. She has such a beautiful spirit. Here are a few images of my little mini me at the park Daisy

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Coronado Wedding [Valerie + Alain]

Famille Belanger. Although there was a big language barrier, with Alain being the only one fluent in English, the Belanger family seemed to be naturals in front of the camera. Quick fact: I studied 3 years of french. I pretty much forgot most of it. Throughout the session, the only thing I could say that...

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prelude . Coronado Wedding [Valerie + Alain]

08.14.08 Valerie, Alain + their 3 adorable children flew all the way from Quebec, Canada to get married on the sandy beach of Del Mar. Their love + commitment to each other + their family is beautiful + I enjoyed my time with them. Daisy

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New blu site!

I recently ditched my old site for a new blu site. I will be adding more content as time goes on so please check back for some cool updates. WWW.DAISYVARLEY.COM Hope everyone’s having an awesome weekend! Daisy

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Rancho Santa Margarita Wedding [Anna + Chris]

08.09.08 This wedding was unique in so many ways. I love that Anna + Chris really put a lot of thought + personality into their wedding. Here’s Anna waiting for the ceremony to begin. Anna wore a beautiful black dress. Anna + Chris walked toward each other at the beginning of the ceremony. During the...

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Website down

My website is temporarily down while I make a few changes to it. It should be up within the next few days. If you need to contact me you can – email: info@daisyvarley.com ph: 619.405.4780 Thanks for your patience! Daisy

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Washington D.C. Photography

I had the most amazing trip! Christine and I traveled and explored the city (by foot) in such a short period of time. We dined and drank margaritas. We chatted with other travelers and really go to spend some quality time together. Here are a few things that I love about D.C. 1. The brick...

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Hello Mr. President!

I will be leaving for Washington D.C. today to visit a good friend of mine and also explore the city that is our nation’s capital. Should be a lot of fun! I will be sharing lots of images when I get back. Hope everyone has a great weekend! Daisy

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Torrey Pine State Park Wedding [Jeni + Rolf]

07.14.08 I knew immediately the first time I met these two that we would get along perfectly. They wanted the emphasis on their wedding to be natural and unobtrusive. They wanted images that captured the true spirit of their day. I loved it! I am so blessed that they found me and allowed me to...

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Carlsbad Wedding [Amber + Kellen]

06.30.08 I had a great time photographing Amber, Kellen + their closest family members, who were all so warm + friendly to me I arrived at the La Costa Resort just in time to photograph Amber + the ladies before the ceremony. Renate Daversa officiated the ceremony, which took place at the South Ponto Beach...

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prelude . Carlsbad Wedding [Amber + Kellen]

06.30.08 I photographed Amber + Kellen’s sweet + intimate wedding a few weeks back. I truly felt at ease, not only with the both of them, but with their family as well. Here’s a little prelude. More images to come soon.

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Santa Barbara Wedding [Regan + Chris]

06.21.08 As I drove into Santa Barbara, I rolled down the window to feel the cool breeze run through my hair, but received something quite opposite. It was unusually hot that day + everyone definitely felt it. Regardless of the weather, this wedding was AWESOME! I had SO much photographing + laughing…lots of laughing Regan...

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prelude . Santa Barbara Wedding [Regan + Chris]

06.21.08 This couple was off-the-charts funny, talented + beautiful! Here’s an image of these two at a nearby mission. More to come soon!

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Sea World!

07.12.08 I used to be a big ZOO gal…until I discovered that tigers can leap out of their confined area + attack (San Jose Zoo). Lately, I’ve been visiting Sea World quite a bit with Sophia. Last Saturday was extra cool, because my sister + her family got to join in on the fun too!...

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Saying goodbye

07.08.08 Saying goodbye is hard to do. Lisa, Susie + I met for lunch at the Amarin Thai Restaurant in Hillcrest as we said farewell and good luck to our fellow wedding photographer + friend Lynn. She’s leaving San Diego for Phoenix to spend her days in 120 degree heat + swimming in her 95...

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Swimming…

06.05.08 Being in or near the water is very important to John + I. I had been on the swim team in high school + had swam in rivers + lakes, but had never really been exposed to open water swimming…that is, until I met John. Our first date, we went kayaking in the ocean...

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La Jolla Wedding [Liz + Brian]

06.10.08 Liz + Brian had planned on vacationing in San Diego. At the last moment, they decided to seize the opportunity and get married in the finest city in AmericaThey chose the ever popular Cuvier Park a.k.a. Wedding Bowl. I never get tired of photographing at this gorgeous spot. Reverend Renate Daversa did an awesome...

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prelude . La Jolla Wedding [Liz + Brian]

06.10.08 I had such a great time with these two! I will be sharing more images later, but please enjoy this image for now.

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Sheraton San Diego Wedding [Michelle + Eric]

06.07.08 I had so many favorites from this wedding + it was hard to limit it to just a few images. There are some weddings where you just walk away with a big smile on your face. Not only is Michelle + Eric genuinely in love with each other, but everyone was enthusiastic + so...

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prelude . Sheraton San Diego Wedding [Michelle + Eric]

06.07.08 I had such a great time photographing + getting to know Michelle + Eric. Their love + adoration for each other is evident. Here’s an image of these two right after saying “I Do!” Lots more images to come later.

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Rancho Valencia Resort Wedding [Liz + Dan]

05.25.08 I started my day at the Rancho Valencia Resort, where Liz, her mom + best friend were getting ready. Here’s Hillary, Liz’s long time best friend. They met at summer camp as kids + have been good friends ever since. I thought Liz looked absolutely beautiful in her wedding dress. Thank you Liz +...

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Christian’s Here!!!

06.07.089:23 a.m.5 lbs. 10 oz.Kaiser Hospital (San Diego) On Friday evening, my sister calls to let me know that she’s going into labor. I immediately feel a huge rush of excitement! So, I pack some entertainment for Sophia + I’m on my way (90 mph) to the hospital By the time I arrive around 7:30...

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San Diego Wedding [Diep + Hai]

05.24.08 I started my 11 hour day at Diep’s parents home for the two tea ceremonies. I had never photographed a tea ceremony before, but luckily I had Lynn to consult, as well as good ol’ youtube + several of Diep + Hai’s relatives. After that, I was good to go! The girls were all...

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prelude . San Diego Wedding [Diep + Hai]

05.24.05 I love learning new traditions + ways of doing things. This was my first Vietnamese wedding + I’m so fortunate to have photographed this super nice couple + their family + friends. Here’s a a prelude of what’s to come. I will be sharing more images from this wedding soon. Daisy

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B*A*B*Y S*H*O*W*E*R !

05.25.08 My sister, Christy, is expecting her 1st child, Christian + we thought we’d celebrate! Our theme was blue + footprints. I helped set up decorations, but had to leave early to photograph a wedding. I am SO happy + excited for my sister. It’s an amazing gift to be a mother + I tell...

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WE PASSED!!!

We PASSED the BAR Exam! YAY! Actually, John passed but I feel that I was a big part of that…or notWhat a relief! All of the law exams + countless hours of studying have paid off. SO happy! And I’m happy to say that his studying partner, Mike, passed as well. They worked their butts...

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La Jolla Wedding [Jonah + Rachel]

Here’s the rest of the images from this very cute + happy couple. Enjoy! Renate Daversa was the officiant for the ceremony. Ren always brings a lot of positive energy + big smile on her face Windansea Beach is one of the best spots for surfing. So much fun! Thanks Jonah + Rachel for being...

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