Kirsten and Daryl – San Francisco Anniversary

Kirsten and Daryl are such a great example of why I document weddings. The best possible outcome after a wedding has passed is to become friends. And how they’ve blessed me! I first documented their engagement session at Disneyland about a year ago (here), and followed up with their beautiful wedding in Tahoe last year (here). Each time we’ve re-connected it’s been such a fun time.

This time around I was blessed to document their 1 year anniversary in San Francisco. Though it was a rainy day, we sure did have fun and grubbed on some epic food. In short, do not get “The Mighty Moose” from Jack’s. Unless you have a bottomless stomach, you will be defeated.

Here’s a few favorites from our time with them just a few weeks ago!

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Twenty Thirteen

In 2013 a lot changed for me. I left my job to do photography full time, I bought my very first car, got engaged and traveled further than I’ve ever been for weddings. Further outside of my comfort zone, which now has become comfortable. The key is growing every day, and with 2014 here, I’m more ready than ever before to live life and laugh even more.

Here are many of my favorite images throughout 2013. Each of them for many different reasons, that are both wedding and non-wedding. Cheers!

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so awesome d-man!!!! every.single.image. raw talent, i tell ya. look at that cute sarina girl! i love it. get married already.

Enaura Bridal for Le Magnifique

Back in December we had the honor of photographing Enaura‘s new bridal couture line at one of the most beautiful venues, the Pasadena Museum of History. We had such a talented team which in turn made the whole shoot turn out beautifully. A huge thank you goes out to Damaris Mia of Le Magnifique for putting this styled shoot together!

Furthermore, we were blessed to have had these images featured on Le Magnifique, Burnett’s Boards, Fly Away Bride and Swooned! DanielCruzEnauraBridalPasadenaWeddingPhotographer001 DanielCruzEnauraBridalPasadenaWeddingPhotographer002 DanielCruzEnauraBridalPasadenaWeddingPhotographer003 DanielCruzEnauraBridalPasadenaWeddingPhotographer004 DanielCruzEnauraBridalPasadenaWeddingPhotographer005 DanielCruzEnauraBridalPasadenaWeddingPhotographer006 DanielCruzEnauraBridalPasadenaWeddingPhotographer007 DanielCruzEnauraBridalPasadenaWeddingPhotographer008 DanielCruzEnauraBridalPasadenaWeddingPhotographer009 DanielCruzEnauraBridalPasadenaWeddingPhotographer010 DanielCruzEnauraBridalPasadenaWeddingPhotographer011 DanielCruzEnauraBridalPasadenaWeddingPhotographer012 DanielCruzEnauraBridalPasadenaWeddingPhotographer013 DanielCruzEnauraBridalPasadenaWeddingPhotographer014 DanielCruzEnauraBridalPasadenaWeddingPhotographer015 DanielCruzEnauraBridalPasadenaWeddingPhotographer016 DanielCruzEnauraBridalPasadenaWeddingPhotographer017 DanielCruzEnauraBridalPasadenaWeddingPhotographer018 DanielCruzEnauraBridalPasadenaWeddingPhotographer019

Photography: Daniel Cruz Photography // Gowns: Enaura Bridal Couture // Venue: Pasadena Museum of History // Veils: Veiled Beauty // Hair & Make-up: Delia Falls of Platinum Strands // Coordinator: Damaris Mia of Le Magnifique Blog // Assistant: Sarah Sotro

Trisha and Jeremy – The Casino San Clemente Wedding

Trisha and Jeremy’s wedding was one of our favorites from 2013, and one of the easiest weddings to photograph by far. You see, when it’s cloudy outside, it becomes a photographers dream. And with such a beautiful couple at The Casino San Clemente, you just can’t go wrong.

Thank you Trisha and Jeremy for giving us the honor of documenting your day. Also, a very special thank you to the kind Josselyn Christensen for trusting us with your best friend’s wedding. You’ve blessed us beyond measure.
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