Kevin and Alexis- San Diego bliss!

I shot this wedding in San Diego this past September. I didn’t blog it because a week after I shot this wedding my little girl was hit by a car. So I think I just completely forgot about it. My precious Ellie is ok, but it shook up our lives for a bit.

I have known Kevin, or Darrell as I knew him, for a super long time. I shot the first wedding where he premiered his company PictureThis. Then ironically, I shot the second wedding too. He used a lot of my images from those weddings for product photography for the company. It was so exciting when he told me he was getting married in San Diego. I have always wanted to shoot a wedding at the San Diego Temple. I’ve shot a lot of weddings in California, but for some reason I’ve never made it to San Diego. 
This wasn’t the norm LDS temple wedding. I’m not 100% sure, but I think that Alexis and Kevin are the only members on both sides of their family. So their wedding was a really awesome mixture of the LDS wedding world and the rest of the wedding world. I loved every bit of this wedding!
The yummy local food, the wildflower bouquet, the smores pit and cute smores guest favors… I could go on and on. Just enjoy looking at the katrillion images that I picked out to put on this blog posting.


I started walking down the hill, and I looked back to see them having an instagram moment. YES! 

I had never had an orange from an orange tree. In my little naive mind I kind of didn’t believe that oranges actually grew from a tree. I thought they just came in nice wooden crates. I couldn’t believe this orange tree. It was huge and completely covered in oranges. I wanted to pick a bunch and take them home with me. We spend some moolah on oranges… Kevin picked one and peeled it for me, but of course we had to make a cute moment with the photos. They were also needed something to eat, so it was a win win.  

Are you kidding me with the juice! 

 I love that this little kid stopped and smiled. Kids are like flies to the flame when I bust out my camera. They’re like… “Oh, you must want a shot of me really quick before I run away. Let me stop for you and smile because I’m sure you’re taking a close up of just me.” HAHAHAHAHAHAA
 Yep, they are that cool. 

 Don’t think that red pepper was just candidly put there. I put it there. Rule of thirds baby.


 fresh local avocados.

Sorry that these are out of order. I don’t have time to fix it. Just deal with it. 

I’ve decided that I am a really good photographer. 
McKenzie Deakins
Photography by McKenzie
  1. Lynley Jill

    March 12th, 2013 at 12:16 am

    These are so beautiful! Every single shot is just amazing! You are a truly fantastic photographer!!

  2. melissa

    March 12th, 2013 at 3:44 am

    You ARE a great photographer….. and what a party. Oh, it helps that the bride and groom are THAT cute. Such a nice shoot!

  3. Janey - UtValleyFoodie

    March 22nd, 2013 at 4:13 am

    Awesome wedding! Tell me you tried that food…

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