Ever wanted to get married by Elvis? James Kruk has you covered! These ladies were treated to a west coast, old Hollywood elopement, Vegas-style. After vows in the courtyard, they danced all night as Elvis serenaded them before cutting the cake and running round their hotel celebrating. No heartbreak hotel here! Vendors Shot for The […]

January 2, 2024

Elvis Wedding | Retro California Elopement | LGBTQIA Wedding Photos 

About an hour north of Santa Barbara is a little town called Santa Ynez. It’s a mix of classic Southern California mixed with remnants of an old western town reminiscent of the Gold Rush. Small general stores inhabit the same one light streets as CBD shops all with a quaint feel of wineries and a […]

January 2, 2024

Santa Ynez Wedding | California Anti-Bride Wedding | Vibey Cali Elopement 

I flew out to San Francisco to capture this adorable pair in their new west coast home. Megan and Daniel are tying the knot in DC but wanted to honor their life in Cali, and what better way than portraits at city hall! We aimed for a vibey anti-bride style elopement inspired engagement. The stunning […]

December 28, 2023

San Francisco City Hall Engagement Photos | California Elopement Photos | Megan and Daniel

Paige is a beautiful goddess. I am so thrilled I was able to add these images to her portfolio of bridal fashion. Paige is a jack of all trades: model, actress and very kind human being who laughed graciously at all of my jokes during this bridal session. I wanted to capture the California wedding […]

March 26, 2020

Balboa Park Wedding | San Diego Bridal Session | California Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben

Just look at Diana and Aleks! These two are quite the vision. It’s no wonder Diana knows how to pose because she is a wedding photographer herself! I got to know a bit about these two during our day at the Junipero Serra Museum in San Diego, CA. I got great recommendations on taco places […]

March 20, 2020

Junipero Serra Museum Wedding | San Diego Wedding | California Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben

Have you ever considered a non-traditional wedding dress? Maybe a wedding dress with some color? Or perhaps you’re inspired by high fashion and want an amazing look for your rehearsal dinner or bridesmaids dresses that wow. Well, look no further. This fashion editorial has all the colorful inspiration you need for wedding style inspired by […]

March 17, 2020

Colorful Wedding Gown Editorial | San Diego Fashion Editorial | Washington DC Fashion Photographer Kir Tuben

How beautiful are these two!? If they look familiar (well duh ML looks like Gal Gadot) it’s probably because Tanner is an actor…. Yup, def just linked his IMDB page. These two stunners got married at the Santa Barbara courthouse with a very modern/romantic look so this garden setting was a great change of pace […]

March 16, 2020

Estancia La Jolla Wedding | San Diego Wedding | California Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben

Bridgette and Peter are two lovely souls that I cannot get enough of. They actually run a very successful video team out of California called Lace and Lapel which I am devastated is not based on the East Coast.  I met them last year while they were filming Hybrid Co and we became fast friends […]

March 13, 2020

Sunset Cliffs Anniversary Session | San Diego Engagement Session | California Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben

It is hard for me as a wedding professional to have “favorites”. I love each of my clients so much and each wedding is unique and beautiful to me. But when your college roommate and best friend of over a decade gets married, it’s very difficult not to use the word favorite. I knew this […]

August 22, 2019

Los Altos History Museum Wedding | California Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben | Katie + Matthias

Best California Wedding Photographer Kir Tuben

I just HAD to separate this session into 2 parts! I am obsessed with California light and this couple so the amount of photos I want to share is overwhelming. We spent the morning at Baker Beach but we also had our hearts set on Sutro Baths. After hitting up Baker Beach, we went over the the baths to find they were lit with insanely harsh front facing light. We decided then and there to comeback at sunset right before my redeye flight home.

March 6, 2019

San Francisco Engagement Photos | Sutro Baths Engagement Session | Katie and Matthias