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Acqua Photo

Carlsbad , CA
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6458 Ficus Pl
Carlsbad, CA 92011 US (map)

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858-345-5582

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ABOUT US

They say if you find a job you love, then you will never work a day in your life. That is exactly the way we feel about photography!

What is even more important to us than... Read more
They say if you find a job you love, then you will never work a day in your life. That is exactly the way we feel about photography!

What is even more important to us than creating beautiful images that our couples adore? Making sure that you also have an amazing experience. The way we see it, if you are relaxed and having a ton of fun, there is no doubt that you’ll look and feel your best for photos.

We have been photographing weddings all over the world together for nearly a decade. Shooting as a team enables us to consistently tell your story in a seemingly effortless way– creating a mix of everything from wide, dramatic shots to the most intimate details.

Our signature photographs have been featured in many international magazines and online publications. We have also won Wedding Wire Couples Choice Awards for the past 4 years in a row. We are a boutique husband & wife run studio that focuses on consistency & quality rather than scale.

If you want to have tons of fun with your fiancé while creating absolutely stunning images, we would love to work with you!
XOXO, JEN SHANE Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
Add'l Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, Toning, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Proofs

REVIEWS

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Amanda
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Working with Acqua Photo was an absolute amazing experience!

Prior to booking our engagement session, I had been obsessing over the work they had done for a dear friend of mine's engagement and wedding. I was instantly drawn to their way of telling beautiful stories through photography, capturing the most special moments through composition, color and light.

Prior to the shoot, Jen with Acqua Photo was so friendly and collaborative on the phone and via email, working with us to come up with a list of the perfect props and dreamy locations that inspired our colorful e-sesh in La Jolla, California. She even took the time to put together a one-of-a-kind inspirational board on Pinterest, just for us!

When the day of the shoot came, Jen was such gem! She was timely, friendly and super enthusiastic. We instantly connected with her, which made it easy for us to be our goofy selves, laughing and smiling our way through the day. We ended up incorporating three locations with outfit changes all around La Jolla and time just breezed by because we were having so much fun with Jen. When the last picture was taken, we didn't even need to see the final photos yet to know she had accurately captured our love story.

The day after, we got our first sneak peek and we were blown away! Within two weeks, we received the rest of the pictures and were overjoyed with the results. There was so much variety and detail, and the way the final pictures were delivered to us made it easy to share with our family and friends across the country.

Needless to say, I would recommend Acqua Photo to anyone looking to book a photographer for anything. You will not be disappointed!
Working with Acqua Photo was an absolute amazing experience!

Prior to booking our engagement session, I had been Read more...
Working with Acqua Photo was an absolute amazing experience!

Prior to booking our engagement session, I had been obsessing over the work they had done for a dear friend of mine's engagement and wedding. I was instantly drawn to their way of telling beautiful stories through photography, capturing the most special moments through composition, color and light.

Prior to the shoot, Jen with Acqua Photo was so friendly and collaborative on the phone and via email, working with us to come up with a list of the perfect props and dreamy locations that inspired our colorful e-sesh in La Jolla, California. She even took the time to put together a one-of-a-kind inspirational board on Pinterest, just for us!

When the day of the shoot came, Jen was such gem! She was timely, friendly and super enthusiastic. We instantly connected with her, which made it easy for us to be our goofy selves, laughing and smiling our way through the day. We ended up incorporating three locations with outfit changes all around La Jolla and time just breezed by because we were having so much fun with Jen. When the last picture was taken, we didn't even need to see the final photos yet to know she had accurately captured our love story.

The day after, we got our first sneak peek and we were blown away! Within two weeks, we received the rest of the pictures and were overjoyed with the results. There was so much variety and detail, and the way the final pictures were delivered to us made it easy to share with our family and friends across the country.

Needless to say, I would recommend Acqua Photo to anyone looking to book a photographer for anything. You will not be disappointed! Read less
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Richelle
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Where do I even begin?!? Jen and Shane of Acqua Photo are simply A-MAZ-ING! Face it, not everyone is comfortable in front of a camera. Sometimes having your picture taken and all of the attention focused on you can be a bit awkward. But not with these two!! They both have this presence about them that makes you and your significant other feel absolutely comfortable and that is how they capture every picture perfect moment you can imagine.

Honestly, good luck picking out which ones you want to print and hang up because they are THAT GOOD. Jen and Shane are creative geniuses that take what may appear to be ordinary places around you when you're shooting and turn them into unique and extraordinary backdrops. Our engagement photos got rave compliments and we featured on popular wedding sites! At our wedding they mixed and mingled with our guests - which helped make them all feel comfortable and all of our friends and family keep saying how we have the sweetest photographers ever and just how nice and fun they were! This type of interaction is important for capturing those spur of the moment photos that you'll treasure after.

What's great about Jen and Shane is that they're authentic and genuine. They love what they do, they feel honored to be chosen by you as a vendor and that truly shows in the work they produce. It's hard right now to find the type of authenticity that these two have in a world of people picking up a camera and suddenly say they can shoot weddings and engagements. They labor over your photos with nothing but love as they edit them and the end result is absolute magic in a picture.
Where do I even begin?!? Jen and Shane of Acqua Photo are simply A-MAZ-ING! Face it, not everyone is comfortable in front Read more...
Where do I even begin?!? Jen and Shane of Acqua Photo are simply A-MAZ-ING! Face it, not everyone is comfortable in front of a camera. Sometimes having your picture taken and all of the attention focused on you can be a bit awkward. But not with these two!! They both have this presence about them that makes you and your significant other feel absolutely comfortable and that is how they capture every picture perfect moment you can imagine.

Honestly, good luck picking out which ones you want to print and hang up because they are THAT GOOD. Jen and Shane are creative geniuses that take what may appear to be ordinary places around you when you're shooting and turn them into unique and extraordinary backdrops. Our engagement photos got rave compliments and we featured on popular wedding sites! At our wedding they mixed and mingled with our guests - which helped make them all feel comfortable and all of our friends and family keep saying how we have the sweetest photographers ever and just how nice and fun they were! This type of interaction is important for capturing those spur of the moment photos that you'll treasure after.

What's great about Jen and Shane is that they're authentic and genuine. They love what they do, they feel honored to be chosen by you as a vendor and that truly shows in the work they produce. It's hard right now to find the type of authenticity that these two have in a world of people picking up a camera and suddenly say they can shoot weddings and engagements. They labor over your photos with nothing but love as they edit them and the end result is absolute magic in a picture. Read less
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Anindita
Wedding:
12/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Our experiences with Jen and Shane have been absolutely amazing. We first saw them in action at a friend's wedding and were so impressed by their professionalism, friendliness and awesome attitudes. When we saw their pictures, we were completely sold and decided to do our engagement shoot with them. These came out even better than expected, so when it came time for our wedding in India, we asked if they would be up for it and were so happy when they said they would love to do it. Through our week there, Jen and Shane were both so accommodating and worked around our very fickle schedules. They took pictures that captured not just the events, but so much emotion - they were above and beyond what we were hoping for. They were also just so easy to work with and fun to be around. We would recommend them to anyone without any hesitation!
Our experiences with Jen and Shane have been absolutely amazing. We first saw them in action at a friend's wedding and Read more...
Our experiences with Jen and Shane have been absolutely amazing. We first saw them in action at a friend's wedding and were so impressed by their professionalism, friendliness and awesome attitudes. When we saw their pictures, we were completely sold and decided to do our engagement shoot with them. These came out even better than expected, so when it came time for our wedding in India, we asked if they would be up for it and were so happy when they said they would love to do it. Through our week there, Jen and Shane were both so accommodating and worked around our very fickle schedules. They took pictures that captured not just the events, but so much emotion - they were above and beyond what we were hoping for. They were also just so easy to work with and fun to be around. We would recommend them to anyone without any hesitation! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Shane and Jen did a wonderful job with our wedding photos! They turned out great, the clarity was great, and I felt like they captured every part of the night. They also had a fast turn around time, we had our photos back within a month.
Shane and Jen did a wonderful job with our wedding photos! They turned out great, the clarity was great, and I felt like Read more...
Shane and Jen did a wonderful job with our wedding photos! They turned out great, the clarity was great, and I felt like they captured every part of the night. They also had a fast turn around time, we had our photos back within a month. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
When we started planning our small wedding, we decided that our most important vendor was the photographer. After all, the photos are the only thing you have left after the wedding to remember it by.

We instantly connected with Jen and Shane and felt at ease talking about how we met, what our wedding plans were, and what our style is. We felt like they really took the time to listen to what we were looking for and to get to know us personally. Jen and Shane were very professional, organized, straight forward, and personable.

Jen shot our engagement photos on my parent's ranch. She found beautiful spaces to shoot in that I never would have noticed. She also made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and posed us in natural poses.

A few months later, Jen and Shane shot our intimate church wedding. We did a first look with them and I'm so glad we did! It helped us get the initial pre-wedding jitters out of the way and they captured some stunning shots. During the church ceremony, they were very respectful of the church's rules against flash photography and distance to the front of the church. We never noticed they were there and they took a lot of beautiful photos that really captured the moment.

Our wedding photos were sent to us only 3 weeks after our wedding and I totally cried when I saw how beautiful they turned out. Jen and Shane totally nailed it. They were artsy, original, had that editorial style we were looking for, and were simply stunning. We've received countless complements on our wedding photos. I would recommend Acqua Photo to everyone I know looking for an all-around amazing photographer.
When we started planning our small wedding, we decided that our most important vendor was the photographer. After all, the Read more...
When we started planning our small wedding, we decided that our most important vendor was the photographer. After all, the photos are the only thing you have left after the wedding to remember it by.

We instantly connected with Jen and Shane and felt at ease talking about how we met, what our wedding plans were, and what our style is. We felt like they really took the time to listen to what we were looking for and to get to know us personally. Jen and Shane were very professional, organized, straight forward, and personable.

Jen shot our engagement photos on my parent's ranch. She found beautiful spaces to shoot in that I never would have noticed. She also made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and posed us in natural poses.

A few months later, Jen and Shane shot our intimate church wedding. We did a first look with them and I'm so glad we did! It helped us get the initial pre-wedding jitters out of the way and they captured some stunning shots. During the church ceremony, they were very respectful of the church's rules against flash photography and distance to the front of the church. We never noticed they were there and they took a lot of beautiful photos that really captured the moment.

Our wedding photos were sent to us only 3 weeks after our wedding and I totally cried when I saw how beautiful they turned out. Jen and Shane totally nailed it. They were artsy, original, had that editorial style we were looking for, and were simply stunning. We've received countless complements on our wedding photos. I would recommend Acqua Photo to everyone I know looking for an all-around amazing photographer. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jen and Shane are nothing short of magic! Hiring them to do our wedding photography was the best decision. They are both extremely down to earth and truly care about everyone they work with. We felt like they were actually a part of our wedding party the entire day. Of course the fact that they are so laid back, gracious and COOL was wonderful... but the photos they took are nothing short of astonishing. Like, high fashion magazine astonishing. Thank you Jen and Shane for sharing your gift with the world! You have us as customers for life.
Jen and Shane are nothing short of magic! Hiring them to do our wedding photography was the best decision. They are both Read more...
Jen and Shane are nothing short of magic! Hiring them to do our wedding photography was the best decision. They are both extremely down to earth and truly care about everyone they work with. We felt like they were actually a part of our wedding party the entire day. Of course the fact that they are so laid back, gracious and COOL was wonderful... but the photos they took are nothing short of astonishing. Like, high fashion magazine astonishing. Thank you Jen and Shane for sharing your gift with the world! You have us as customers for life. Read less
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Alexander
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Shane & Jen were an amazing duo to work with! Knowledgeable, likeable, sociable… basically all of the “ables” you can think of! From our first meeting for coffee, their unique style and love for each other left us with no choice but to say yes! Not only did we find their photographic style to be exactly what we wanted; we found that we just clicked (no pun intended!) They just seem to have an effortless magic that allows them to float seamlessly from person to person, situation to situation, and pose to pose. While they may not actually have any mystical powers, what they do have is great connection, passion for their work and a desire to capture the true spirit of an event. One of our main fears was that our wedding photos would turn out to be chock full of forced smiles and unnatural poses. But with Shane & Jen leading us, (and it being the happiest day of our lives—duh!) we found it easy and fun! We had such a blast with our wedding party that we knew the photos would be great. And for our couples photos, having a couple to demonstrate what would look beautiful and natural was priceless.
Shane & Jen were an amazing duo to work with! Knowledgeable, likeable, sociable… basically all of the “ables” you can Read more...
Shane & Jen were an amazing duo to work with! Knowledgeable, likeable, sociable… basically all of the “ables” you can think of! From our first meeting for coffee, their unique style and love for each other left us with no choice but to say yes! Not only did we find their photographic style to be exactly what we wanted; we found that we just clicked (no pun intended!) They just seem to have an effortless magic that allows them to float seamlessly from person to person, situation to situation, and pose to pose. While they may not actually have any mystical powers, what they do have is great connection, passion for their work and a desire to capture the true spirit of an event. One of our main fears was that our wedding photos would turn out to be chock full of forced smiles and unnatural poses. But with Shane & Jen leading us, (and it being the happiest day of our lives—duh!) we found it easy and fun! We had such a blast with our wedding party that we knew the photos would be great. And for our couples photos, having a couple to demonstrate what would look beautiful and natural was priceless. Read less
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Margaret
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Jen and Shane are the best! They are cheerful, wonderful and professional! After working for our wedding for 14+ hours, you can't even find a sign of tireless from their face. You will love Jen's smile throughout the days, and Shane's sense of finding special angle and corners to give you the best shoots! They will accommodate your request at their best ability and they are quick and sharp in making immediately decision while our original photo-shoot location was occupied by another weddings. They are fast in response, always encouraging and incredible great works with such short time period. We and our guests enjoys their presence at our wedding. Who doesn't want an incredibly good looking husband-and-wife team at their wedding? Hire them and you won't be regret!
Jen and Shane are the best! They are cheerful, wonderful and professional! After working for our wedding for 14+ hours, Read more...
Jen and Shane are the best! They are cheerful, wonderful and professional! After working for our wedding for 14+ hours, you can't even find a sign of tireless from their face. You will love Jen's smile throughout the days, and Shane's sense of finding special angle and corners to give you the best shoots! They will accommodate your request at their best ability and they are quick and sharp in making immediately decision while our original photo-shoot location was occupied by another weddings. They are fast in response, always encouraging and incredible great works with such short time period. We and our guests enjoys their presence at our wedding. Who doesn't want an incredibly good looking husband-and-wife team at their wedding? Hire them and you won't be regret! Read less
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Noreen
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to begin. Well, let me start by saying we looked around for quite a while to find the perfect photographers for our wedding. After much searching and still not finding what we were looking for ....there they were..Acqua photo. Like a ray of light and a breath of fresh air. I realized that I had tears in my eyes looking at some of their images. They were the ones for us! What a talent to truly capture the emotion of the big day! Not only are they extremely talented photographers, they are so fun and like-able in person. They make you feel very comfortable and relaxed. That's not an easy thing to do. When we were supposed to do our engagement shoot....they experienced a family emergency and we had to reschedule. My soon to be husband and I were nervous that we were going to have to find another photographer because what they were experiencing 100% came first. But nope! they still made it work and followed through...easing our fears completely! Of course the engagement shoot came out beautifully as Jen KNOWS how to direct making you feel beautiful and comfortable. Then the wedding day came, and again...everything was flawless. I couldn't believe it 2 weeks later...my husband and I were on our honeymoon....we received and email saying that our wedding photos were ready. Two weeks people! Normally wedding photos take a month or so to be ready! I could go on and on about Jen and Shane. When it comes down to it they are truly talented, amazing, professional, fun, inspiring photographers. Thank you Jen and Shane for your gorgeous work. My husband and I will treasure these images forever.
I don't even know where to begin. Well, let me start by saying we looked around for quite a while to find the perfect Read more...
I don't even know where to begin. Well, let me start by saying we looked around for quite a while to find the perfect photographers for our wedding. After much searching and still not finding what we were looking for ....there they were..Acqua photo. Like a ray of light and a breath of fresh air. I realized that I had tears in my eyes looking at some of their images. They were the ones for us! What a talent to truly capture the emotion of the big day! Not only are they extremely talented photographers, they are so fun and like-able in person. They make you feel very comfortable and relaxed. That's not an easy thing to do. When we were supposed to do our engagement shoot....they experienced a family emergency and we had to reschedule. My soon to be husband and I were nervous that we were going to have to find another photographer because what they were experiencing 100% came first. But nope! they still made it work and followed through...easing our fears completely! Of course the engagement shoot came out beautifully as Jen KNOWS how to direct making you feel beautiful and comfortable. Then the wedding day came, and again...everything was flawless. I couldn't believe it 2 weeks later...my husband and I were on our honeymoon....we received and email saying that our wedding photos were ready. Two weeks people! Normally wedding photos take a month or so to be ready! I could go on and on about Jen and Shane. When it comes down to it they are truly talented, amazing, professional, fun, inspiring photographers. Thank you Jen and Shane for your gorgeous work. My husband and I will treasure these images forever. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/4/2014
5.0/5.0
As many of the others have said, there really are no words to describe Jenn & Shane's work. Planning a wedding over 3,000 miles away is no easy task. We chose to go with Acqua Photo based on the galleries we saw online and all the great reviews we read. They we're both an absolute pleasure to work with, fun and energetic! When we got to look at all the amazing photos and memories they captured, they we're breathtaking! I have gotten hundreds of complements on these photos. I would definitely recommend them to anybody who is looking for a great time and amazing pictures! Thank you for capturing each moment of our wedding!
As many of the others have said, there really are no words to describe Jenn & Shane's work. Planning a wedding over 3,000 Read more...
As many of the others have said, there really are no words to describe Jenn & Shane's work. Planning a wedding over 3,000 miles away is no easy task. We chose to go with Acqua Photo based on the galleries we saw online and all the great reviews we read. They we're both an absolute pleasure to work with, fun and energetic! When we got to look at all the amazing photos and memories they captured, they we're breathtaking! I have gotten hundreds of complements on these photos. I would definitely recommend them to anybody who is looking for a great time and amazing pictures! Thank you for capturing each moment of our wedding! Read less
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