Drew Clayton Photography
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Drew's blog, showing his latest work, with photos from recent weddings, engagement sessions and portraits.

Nadine & Patrick's Crossings at Carlsbad Wedding

Nadine and Patrick are so sweet and tender with each other. And that love obviously extends to their family and friends, because their wedding at the Crossings at Carlsbad had guests who flew in from the other side of the country. There were heartwarming speeches, lots of laughs, a few tears, and overall a wonderful day. 

Their wedding caught the first turn of autumn weather. It was a cozy, warm setting complete with roaring fireplace while cool drizzly skies softened the light to a lovely glow. 

The stunning bride. Nadine's skin is flawless, and the soft light from the cloudy skies made her glow -- or maybe it was simply the joy of her wedding day.

The stunning bride. Nadine's skin is flawless, and the soft light from the cloudy skies made her glow -- or maybe it was simply the joy of her wedding day.

I loved her mermaid dress. The airy fabric hugged in the right places, and opened up at the bottom in a flourish of ruffles. 

I loved her mermaid dress. The airy fabric hugged in the right places, and opened up at the bottom in a flourish of ruffles. 

Patrick surrounded by his men, looking tough and sharp.
Patrick surrounded by his men, looking tough and sharp.
The adorable wildflower decorations fit Nadine's bright, lighthearted nature, and brought in lovely pops of yellow, the wedding's signature color. 

The adorable wildflower decorations fit Nadine's bright, lighthearted nature, and brought in lovely pops of yellow, the wedding's signature color. 

Both bride and groom shed tears when they first saw each other.

Both bride and groom shed tears when they first saw each other.

Due to the rain, the ceremony was held in the light-bathed restaurant at the Crossings at Carlsbad golf resort.

Due to the rain, the ceremony was held in the light-bathed restaurant at the Crossings at Carlsbad golf resort.

The adorable seating cards were set on burlap and held by yellow and gray clothespins, again bringing in the wedding's key colors.
The adorable seating cards were set on burlap and held by yellow and gray clothespins, again bringing in the wedding's key colors.
Bride and groom portraits The Crossings at Carlsbad
Rainy day wedding portraits
The gorgeous laughing bride.

The gorgeous laughing bride.

The bouquet

The bouquet

I love the delicate touch of yellow on the wedding cake's flowers.

I love the delicate touch of yellow on the wedding cake's flowers.

Since the wedding was held at a golf course, these golf pencils were the perfect setting for a ring shot.
Since the wedding was held at a golf course, these golf pencils were the perfect setting for a ring shot.
First dance.

First dance.

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