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Young couple dancing under the tree in Spanish Village, Balaboa Park. Colorful painted floor stones below them. IN the background artist studios with yellow and turquoise doors.


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It’s always an extra special treat when a past bride’s sister comes to me for her own wedding photos (and lucky me – I have two of those this year)! But when Sarah chose Balboa Park for her engagement photos (the same location her sister chose 3 years earlier) I knew I had to make […]

February 28, 2021

10 Best Balboa Park Engagement Spots

Uncategorized, Wedding

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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

Man down on bended knee - proposing to his girlfriend up on the cliffs of San Diego's beautiful beaches


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San Diego Proposal Photographer Marie Monforte’s tried and true tips for planning a picture-perfect proposal.

February 3, 2021

Planning your picture-perfect proposal

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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