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Home Exchange – just like the movie! NOT Ok, in fairness, I haven’t actually seen the movie. But I highly doubt it. And we knew that if we wanted to pull off a 5-week vacation, we needed to figure out how to finance it. Home Exchange was the solution that worked for us! First – […]

December 8, 2023

The Monfortes Spend 5 weeks in Europe


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If you’re looking for an iconic San Diego wedding venue located right on the water, check out Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla. Josie & Austin moved to San Diego recently and wanted to share the beauty of San Diego with all their nearest and dearest for their wedding day. Because their guests were flying […]

September 11, 2023

A Scripps Seaside Forum Wedding; Josie + Austin

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Highlights from Sam + Connor’s relaxed, low-key beachside Microwedding during the Coronavirus Pandemic in San Diego.

February 11, 2021

San Diego Microwedding Photographer

Early sunrise in a Temecula field of golden grasses, a man in a dark suit bends his knee to propose to his girlfriend, smiling wide. Behind him hot air balloons are filling up in the distance as they are about to embark on a hot air balloon ride.

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San Diego Wedding Photographer Marie Monforte captures a romantic hot air balloon proposal at sunrise.

February 5, 2021

Romantic Hot Air Balloon Proposal – Temecula Wedding Photographer

Image depicts Marie Monforte Photography's new website on a Mac Desktop computer, sitting atop a clean wooden desk in a minimalistic office setting.

Branding, Lifestyle, Uncategorized, Wedding

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I am so excited to have a brand new website to help me connect with all of you more! Big shoutout to Tara of Oregon Lane Studio for all her design work (and a big thank you for helping my non-tech-friendly butt get all the technicalities sorted too)! I hope you enjoy exploring the new […]

January 27, 2021

New Website Launch

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