Hello! My name is Justin and I am so thrilled to have you here!
I am a wedding photographer based out of Southern California with a love for San Diego and Orange Country. As a wedding photographer it has been such a privilege and honor to make new friends, geek out over the same things, and turn moments into memories. I can't wait to take this journey with you! So make yourself at home and take a look around!
A couple weeks ago, I had the complete honor of photographing Lydia + Gene’s wedding at Luce Loft in San Diego! This place has been on my photography bucket list and I couldn’t have picked better first couple to get to photograph there!
These two are so sweet, grounded and kind. They made it so apparent that they value their faith and their family so much, which I absolutely loved. These images do a really great job at explaining themselves *pats self on back*, so I’ll shut up and let these photos tell the story!
Before their first look, Lydia and Gene deiced to read their vows from each other privately. I love this.
First looks are my favorite. Yes, it means you get more photos, but at the end of the day, it’s one the only moments of the wedding that you get to spend alone with your soon to be husband or wife. You can just see how much these two loosened up after seeing one another. It’s really a great stress reliever!
It’s not often that I get to shoot in an urban setting. It definitely comes with it’s challenges, but it’s soooo worth it.
Love how Luce Loft looks during reception time. So beautiful!
Okay, guys. This was my absolute FAVORITE time of the day. I love that Lydia + Gene made time to take some photos outside before the sun set completely. If you’re getting married in an urban location like Downtown San Diego, I REALLY recommend finding ways to take advantage of that location when it comes to your wedding portraits. In fact, I’d ask you to get some wooden watches because that compliments the location. We shot these at the very top of a parking structure right across the street. These views were breath taking.
Back just in time to partaaaaaaay!
Lydia + Gene! THANK YOU for letting us photograph your wedding day!
Photography | Justin Critz Photography
Videography | Justin Cho
Venue | Luce Loft
Coordination | Pebble Red Events
Florist | Yoon Kim
Hair + Makeup | Mobile Beauty Team
Catering | Del Sur Mexican Cantina
DJ | Andrew Lee
Desserts | Home Bakeshop
Officiant | Amos Choi