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Acqua Photo

Carlsbad , CA
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6433 Lilium Ln
Carlsbad, CA 92011 US (map)

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858-345-5582

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ABOUT US

We are proud to announce that Acqua Photo has won the WeddingWire Bride's Choice Award for 2013!!!

Acqua Photo is a professional San Diego Wedding Photography Studio. As San... Read more
We are proud to announce that Acqua Photo has won the WeddingWire Bride's Choice Award for 2013!!!

Acqua Photo is a professional San Diego Wedding Photography Studio. As San Diego Wedding Photographers, we specialize in wedding photojournalism with an evocative fashion influence. While we are based in San Diego, we also provide custom photography packages for destination weddings anywhere in the world.

Many clients have told us that our greatest strength is our ability to capture the brilliance and emotion of pivotal moments. We like to think that our unyielding work ethic, fun-loving personalities, and utter devotion to our clients fit in there as well!

Our images are colorful, evocative, and spontaneous. We strive to capture the relationships between people and tell stories with our work. As a team, we are able to capture everything from wide, dramatic shots to intimate details so that you can remember the look and feel of each moment for years to come.

They say if you find a job you love, then you’ll never work another day in your life. Well, that is definitely the way we feel about photography! We are honored to be invited to capture the joy, hope, and emotion that abounds when two people dedicate their lives to one another.

Above all, we do everything we can to help make your wedding day stress-free and enjoyable. 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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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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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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Tawny
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
I knew I liked Acqua Photo as early as my first conversation with Jen. She made planning the photography for my wedding super easy and exciting. Upon meeting her and Shane the day of my wedding, I was taken aback by how cute of a couple they are and how well they work together. I felt zero pressure or rush to get photos done, yet they got every shot I wanted, and more! They picked the most beautiful areas to shoot on the property and coached us on ways to get the more natural shots I wanted. Because they photograph together, you receive photos of the same setting but from different perspectives and distances. I found this to be very cool when going through our photos- there were so many beautiful and unique ones to choose from! I also appreciate how they traveled from Carlsbad to Palm Springs for my wedding. To sum it up: Jen and Shane are personable, easy-going, professional and great at what they do. I cannot end this review without noting how incredible their pricing is!!! You can't find anybody who delivers this level of quality for the price.
I knew I liked Acqua Photo as early as my first conversation with Jen. She made planning the photography for my wedding Read more...
I knew I liked Acqua Photo as early as my first conversation with Jen. She made planning the photography for my wedding super easy and exciting. Upon meeting her and Shane the day of my wedding, I was taken aback by how cute of a couple they are and how well they work together. I felt zero pressure or rush to get photos done, yet they got every shot I wanted, and more! They picked the most beautiful areas to shoot on the property and coached us on ways to get the more natural shots I wanted. Because they photograph together, you receive photos of the same setting but from different perspectives and distances. I found this to be very cool when going through our photos- there were so many beautiful and unique ones to choose from! I also appreciate how they traveled from Carlsbad to Palm Springs for my wedding. To sum it up: Jen and Shane are personable, easy-going, professional and great at what they do. I cannot end this review without noting how incredible their pricing is!!! You can't find anybody who delivers this level of quality for the price. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have asked for more. My fiance and I had our engagement photo session with Shane and we had a blast! Not only did he capture us entirely he made it incredibly fun and not awkward! I was very afraid of having my picture taken which seems weird because im a selfie queen lol. But Shane was great about it we had a great time and now we have beautiful photos forever! Can't wait for the big day eeeEEeer
I couldn't have asked for more. My fiance and I had our engagement photo session with Shane and we had a blast! Not only Read more...
I couldn't have asked for more. My fiance and I had our engagement photo session with Shane and we had a blast! Not only did he capture us entirely he made it incredibly fun and not awkward! I was very afraid of having my picture taken which seems weird because im a selfie queen lol. But Shane was great about it we had a great time and now we have beautiful photos forever! Can't wait for the big day eeeEEeer Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
There are truly no words to describe our experience with Jen and Shane. They are amazing and one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Our planner suggested Acqua and after some internet research we were in love with their aesthetic. We met with Jen and Shane and it was like having coffee with two old friends. We laughed and talked about the wedding and our ideas for engagement photos.

We had our engagement photos at Disneyland and the images Jen captured are absolutely incredible. My husband and I could not stop smiling as we looked through them the first time! They are absolute professionals and their talent shines through in each picture.

On our wedding day Jen and Shane were quick, efficient, and absolutely amazing. They captured every detail, emotion, laugh and memory. Our guests commented time and again how amazing our photographers were, seamlessly capturing every moment without being intrusive or overbearing.

My husband and I have already told Jen and Shane they are stuck with us for all future life events!

Weddings can be super stressful and any decision that is easy and fills you with confidence is such a relief. Acqua is that kind of decision. They are truly amazing and we could not be happier with our decision!!
There are truly no words to describe our experience with Jen and Shane. They are amazing and one of the best decisions we Read more...
There are truly no words to describe our experience with Jen and Shane. They are amazing and one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Our planner suggested Acqua and after some internet research we were in love with their aesthetic. We met with Jen and Shane and it was like having coffee with two old friends. We laughed and talked about the wedding and our ideas for engagement photos.

We had our engagement photos at Disneyland and the images Jen captured are absolutely incredible. My husband and I could not stop smiling as we looked through them the first time! They are absolute professionals and their talent shines through in each picture.

On our wedding day Jen and Shane were quick, efficient, and absolutely amazing. They captured every detail, emotion, laugh and memory. Our guests commented time and again how amazing our photographers were, seamlessly capturing every moment without being intrusive or overbearing.

My husband and I have already told Jen and Shane they are stuck with us for all future life events!

Weddings can be super stressful and any decision that is easy and fills you with confidence is such a relief. Acqua is that kind of decision. They are truly amazing and we could not be happier with our decision!! Read less
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