Marisa & Dack’s Adventurous Cabrillo National Monument Wedding

It truly was a beautiful winter’s day for Marisa and Dack’s adventurous and romantic Cabrillo National Monument wedding. Their understated and simple wedding setup was perfect and just how they envisioned it, especially the part about being surrounded by those nearest and dearest to them.

Marisa and Dack both work in video and film production here in San Diego. They chose me to capture their special day because of how I take time to capture the smallest details and because of my vibrant and emotional takes on weddings. They wanted me to do what I do best and give them gorgeous images they could both cherish for many years to come, which I was more than happy to do.

Smiles All Around

When you feast your eyes on Marisa and Dack’s Cabrillo National Monument wedding images below, you’ll see someone smiling in almost every photo. If it’s not Marisa or Dack, it’s one of their friends and family, but, most of the time, it’s everyone. This might’ve been a small wedding, but the presence and energy of everyone there made it feel huge.

There are many reasons I do what I do, and a BIG one is capturing moments and memories like those. I want couples to be able to have those for later and to be able to share them with both the people who were and weren’t there.

My Favorite Moments

Speaking of wedding moments and memories, at every wedding I shoot, there are always some that give me a big smile too. For Marisa and Dack’s Cabrillo National Monument wedding, although there were tons of great choices, there were two that really stood out to me. One was when they were saying their vows to one another, and the other was the bubble exit. It’s hard to beat a bubble exit on a cliffside. 

I also loved the classiness Marisa, Dack, and everyone else brought to their Cabrillo National Monument wedding. It’s not easy wearing formal attire to an adventurous wedding, but they made it work. Marisa even wore her grandmother’s fur stole, which ended up matching really well with the warm, earthy tones of the cliffside. 

Cabrillo National Monument Wedding Information

I don’t know about you, but looking at Marisa and Dack’s Cabrillo National Monument wedding makes me want to go back. Since I love helping out, here’s some information about the location.

It’s located at the southern tip of the Point Loma Peninsula in San Diego and is famous for being the landmark where, back in 1542, a European named Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, first stepped foot on what is now the West Coast of the US.

This site is now a very popular cliffside wedding location for intimate and elopement weddings in San Diego because of its incredible ocean views and iconic lighthouse. For your Cabrillo National Monument wedding, you will need a permit, which you can obtain from the National Park Service. Your wedding can only take place between 9 am and 3:30 pm during the winter season, and they can’t guarantee exclusive access. Fortunately, we didn’t have any issues with crowds for Marisa and Dack’s intimate Cabrillo National Monument wedding.

Final Thoughts

There really is something truly special about that place, and if you’re thinking about having your own adventurous Cabrillo National Monument wedding, I can’t recommend it enough. I’d be thrilled to help you capture all of your special moments too. Just let me know what you need!