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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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Judith
Wedding:
10/4/2015
5.0/5.0
We worked with Jen and Shane for our engagement photos as well as our wedding. We really couldn't ask for anything more out of photographers, they were incredible in so many ways! First, we aren't the most comfortable/experienced in front of the camera, but they were super patient and just kept coaching us so that by the end, we look like naturals and my husband (who is extra awkward about the camera) has photos that look like they are straight out of GQ! Props to Shane for making that happen, I love those photos!! ;)
During the wedding, they were very supportive and also were a huge help in making sure we didn't miss any important moments/people to photograph.
Maybe most impressively, less than 3 weeks after our wedding, we were sent a link with 1073 edited photos that were all the most amazing photos I've ever seen! They captured beauty, emotion, and overall gave off the exact vibe we were going for with our wedding! We are really struggling with how to not have an album with 1073 photos because they all deserve to be on display.
I can't wait to work with Jen and Shane again for family photos in the coming years!!
We worked with Jen and Shane for our engagement photos as well as our wedding. We really couldn't ask for anything more Read more...
We worked with Jen and Shane for our engagement photos as well as our wedding. We really couldn't ask for anything more out of photographers, they were incredible in so many ways! First, we aren't the most comfortable/experienced in front of the camera, but they were super patient and just kept coaching us so that by the end, we look like naturals and my husband (who is extra awkward about the camera) has photos that look like they are straight out of GQ! Props to Shane for making that happen, I love those photos!! ;)
During the wedding, they were very supportive and also were a huge help in making sure we didn't miss any important moments/people to photograph.
Maybe most impressively, less than 3 weeks after our wedding, we were sent a link with 1073 edited photos that were all the most amazing photos I've ever seen! They captured beauty, emotion, and overall gave off the exact vibe we were going for with our wedding! We are really struggling with how to not have an album with 1073 photos because they all deserve to be on display.
I can't wait to work with Jen and Shane again for family photos in the coming years!! Read less
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Claire
Wedding:
9/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Jen and Shane are awesome! Choosing Acqua Photo was one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding. They are so easy to work with and had the best ideas for fun, creative photos. They captured every aspect of our wedding perfectly and were so professional, yet laid back and pleasure to be around. I would recommend them to everyone!
Jen and Shane are awesome! Choosing Acqua Photo was one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding. They are so Read more...
Jen and Shane are awesome! Choosing Acqua Photo was one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding. They are so easy to work with and had the best ideas for fun, creative photos. They captured every aspect of our wedding perfectly and were so professional, yet laid back and pleasure to be around. I would recommend them to everyone! Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
9/6/2015
5.0/5.0
So great working with Acqua Photo! Our story was a little hectic getting to our big day. We were working internationally three days before, and we did not have a chance to get to know Jen and Shane as well as we would have liked. But at the moment they showed up, it felt like we knew them both for years. They made everything so much fun and so easy, all we had to do was enjoy the moments, and they did everything else. They never tried to pose us, or tell us what to do, they simply guided us in the right direction. Their experience and hip vision helped capture the perfect mix of classic and contemporary pictures. Each photo instantly transports us back to our special day. It was the best investment we have ever made. Thank you guys for capturing our wedding, you made our fairytale last forever!!
So great working with Acqua Photo! Our story was a little hectic getting to our big day. We were working internationally Read more...
So great working with Acqua Photo! Our story was a little hectic getting to our big day. We were working internationally three days before, and we did not have a chance to get to know Jen and Shane as well as we would have liked. But at the moment they showed up, it felt like we knew them both for years. They made everything so much fun and so easy, all we had to do was enjoy the moments, and they did everything else. They never tried to pose us, or tell us what to do, they simply guided us in the right direction. Their experience and hip vision helped capture the perfect mix of classic and contemporary pictures. Each photo instantly transports us back to our special day. It was the best investment we have ever made. Thank you guys for capturing our wedding, you made our fairytale last forever!! Read less
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abbyrothwell
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Jen and Shane are incredibly talented and were so fun and easy to work with. They both have a wonderful eye for capturing the beauty and joy in a moment. I loved every single photo they took at our wedding and am having so much trouble narrowing them down to make a wedding album! They are so pleasant to have around and just folded so easily into the scene on our wedding day, capturing all the happy and jolly moments I hoped for. They are clearly experts at their craft and I loved working with them both!
Jen and Shane are incredibly talented and were so fun and easy to work with. They both have a wonderful eye for capturing Read more...
Jen and Shane are incredibly talented and were so fun and easy to work with. They both have a wonderful eye for capturing the beauty and joy in a moment. I loved every single photo they took at our wedding and am having so much trouble narrowing them down to make a wedding album! They are so pleasant to have around and just folded so easily into the scene on our wedding day, capturing all the happy and jolly moments I hoped for. They are clearly experts at their craft and I loved working with them both! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
2 words. The Best!!! Jen and Shane are amazing. Starting with our engagement shoot, Jen was so patience with my husband and I when we couldn't decide on the style of the shoot. My husband wanted a fun colorful shoot and I wanted a romantic style with Jen's work with natural golden sunset. Jen helped us combine the two style and the session was so much fun! The finished product was just what we wanted. Our friends and family loved it!!

Wedding planning is stressful! Jen and Shane was very professional and helped us with our planning, especially with our timeline. On the day of the wedding, they helped us stayed on that timeline and of course, they worked well with other vendors especially the videographer. Our pictures came out flawless. And we love our wedding album! We highly recommend Jen and Shane!!
2 words. The Best!!! Jen and Shane are amazing. Starting with our engagement shoot, Jen was so patience with my husband Read more...
2 words. The Best!!! Jen and Shane are amazing. Starting with our engagement shoot, Jen was so patience with my husband and I when we couldn't decide on the style of the shoot. My husband wanted a fun colorful shoot and I wanted a romantic style with Jen's work with natural golden sunset. Jen helped us combine the two style and the session was so much fun! The finished product was just what we wanted. Our friends and family loved it!!

Wedding planning is stressful! Jen and Shane was very professional and helped us with our planning, especially with our timeline. On the day of the wedding, they helped us stayed on that timeline and of course, they worked well with other vendors especially the videographer. Our pictures came out flawless. And we love our wedding album! We highly recommend Jen and Shane!! Read less
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Marisela
Wedding:
7/26/2015
5.0/5.0
In our search for our wedding photographer, my husband and I met with close to fifteen photographers. Jen and Shane were our first on the list and even though we met with fourteen other photographers that were really talented, they never left the #1 position.


Jen and Shane are a sweet, bubbly, enthusiastic couple, and we felt at ease talking about how we met, our wedding plans, and what we were looking for. After meeting the rest of the photographers we knew there was no match to these two. Although their photography speaks for itself is not until you meet with them in person that you know you have the whole package.

They are creative, professional, organized, straight forward, personable, and patient. It was very easy to get in contact with them to plan our sessions before and after the wedding. They were always available to talk.

On our wedding day we were taken back by how cute and sweet of a couple they are and how well they work together. We were inspired on our wedding day by this couple’s interaction with each other. They made our day even more romantic. Our wedding and engagement pictures were what we expected and more. We had AMAZING shots! Our wedding pictures are so beautiful! We knew the kind of photography that we wanted, and they delivered to perfection.

Great photographers, great people... Amazing pictures!!
In our search for our wedding photographer, my husband and I met with close to fifteen photographers. Jen and Shane were Read more...
In our search for our wedding photographer, my husband and I met with close to fifteen photographers. Jen and Shane were our first on the list and even though we met with fourteen other photographers that were really talented, they never left the #1 position.


Jen and Shane are a sweet, bubbly, enthusiastic couple, and we felt at ease talking about how we met, our wedding plans, and what we were looking for. After meeting the rest of the photographers we knew there was no match to these two. Although their photography speaks for itself is not until you meet with them in person that you know you have the whole package.

They are creative, professional, organized, straight forward, personable, and patient. It was very easy to get in contact with them to plan our sessions before and after the wedding. They were always available to talk.

On our wedding day we were taken back by how cute and sweet of a couple they are and how well they work together. We were inspired on our wedding day by this couple’s interaction with each other. They made our day even more romantic. Our wedding and engagement pictures were what we expected and more. We had AMAZING shots! Our wedding pictures are so beautiful! We knew the kind of photography that we wanted, and they delivered to perfection.

Great photographers, great people... Amazing pictures!! Read less
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Taylor
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
If you are going to trust anyone to perfectly capture your wedding day, trust Jen & Shane! We worked with them to do our engagement photos, a sexy vixen shoot, and to be with us on our wedding day in July! You don't realize that you spend more time with your photographers on your big day than you do with most of your guests, but trust me, you'll want to spend it with Jen & Shane! They are so much fun to be around and they use their own romance to inspire your wedding pictures.

We didn't have any specific poses that we wanted... all we told them was that we wanted our pictures to be bright, vibrant, and most of all, fun - and they captured our vision perfectly! Within seconds of meeting them, you feel totally comfortable & they really know how to make you look good and let your personalities shine in front of the camera. At our engagement shoot, we had the crazy idea to pop champagne in the middle of downtown, and Jen captured the moment so perfectly, that one of our favorite pictures came out of it!

Your wedding is the best day of your life, and you want a photographer who is not only going to capture all of your favorite memories, but also all the fun moments you didn't see. Jen & Shane will capture your wedding and all of its details in the most creative, beautiful, and perfect way! I am still getting compliments on our wedding pictures, and I have Jen & Shane to thank for that. Would I recommend them to my friends and family?? Yes, yes, 100x yes!!
If you are going to trust anyone to perfectly capture your wedding day, trust Jen & Shane! We worked with them to do our Read more...
If you are going to trust anyone to perfectly capture your wedding day, trust Jen & Shane! We worked with them to do our engagement photos, a sexy vixen shoot, and to be with us on our wedding day in July! You don't realize that you spend more time with your photographers on your big day than you do with most of your guests, but trust me, you'll want to spend it with Jen & Shane! They are so much fun to be around and they use their own romance to inspire your wedding pictures.

We didn't have any specific poses that we wanted... all we told them was that we wanted our pictures to be bright, vibrant, and most of all, fun - and they captured our vision perfectly! Within seconds of meeting them, you feel totally comfortable & they really know how to make you look good and let your personalities shine in front of the camera. At our engagement shoot, we had the crazy idea to pop champagne in the middle of downtown, and Jen captured the moment so perfectly, that one of our favorite pictures came out of it!

Your wedding is the best day of your life, and you want a photographer who is not only going to capture all of your favorite memories, but also all the fun moments you didn't see. Jen & Shane will capture your wedding and all of its details in the most creative, beautiful, and perfect way! I am still getting compliments on our wedding pictures, and I have Jen & Shane to thank for that. Would I recommend them to my friends and family?? Yes, yes, 100x yes!! Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Jen and Shane are incredibly talented and were so fun and easy to work with. They both have a wonderful eye for capturing the beauty and joy in a moment. I loved every single photo they took at our wedding and am having so much trouble narrowing them down to make a wedding album! They are so pleasant to have around and just folded so easily into the scene on our wedding day, capturing all the happy and jolly moments I hoped for. They are clearly experts at their craft and I loved working with them both!
Jen and Shane are incredibly talented and were so fun and easy to work with. They both have a wonderful eye for capturing Read more...
Jen and Shane are incredibly talented and were so fun and easy to work with. They both have a wonderful eye for capturing the beauty and joy in a moment. I loved every single photo they took at our wedding and am having so much trouble narrowing them down to make a wedding album! They are so pleasant to have around and just folded so easily into the scene on our wedding day, capturing all the happy and jolly moments I hoped for. They are clearly experts at their craft and I loved working with them both! Read less
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Mary Ellen
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
We were so happy with Acqua Photo! All of my close friends that have gotten married said their biggest regret was not getting a good photographer. We knew that if we were going to spend the money on our dream wedding, that we wanted the photos to be beautiful reminders of that day! With this in mind, we chose Jen and Shane out of several recommendations from our planner, based on the look and feel of their photos (bright, vivid colors, but still natural looking). Of course, attitude and service were also top concerns for me, but from the first meeting we had with them we knew it was one of the best choices we would make for the wedding! They were so easy to work with throughout the process. We decided last minute during the wedding that we

Jen shot our engagement session, and really helped us to get used to feeling comfortable in front of the camera and posing together (it's a lot harder than it looks!). We were so happy that we chose a photographer to do both, because we knew what to prepare for for the big day. We were shocked when we saw the photos and how great she made us look!

For the big day, Jen and Shane were able to get some really great candid and posed shots! It is basically impossible for us to decide which photos to have printed because we love them so much! The way they captured the colors and tone of the wedding, as well as the people that were there, tell a story that we love to look through over and over.

Really can't recommend them enough!
We were so happy with Acqua Photo! All of my close friends that have gotten married said their biggest regret was not Read more...
We were so happy with Acqua Photo! All of my close friends that have gotten married said their biggest regret was not getting a good photographer. We knew that if we were going to spend the money on our dream wedding, that we wanted the photos to be beautiful reminders of that day! With this in mind, we chose Jen and Shane out of several recommendations from our planner, based on the look and feel of their photos (bright, vivid colors, but still natural looking). Of course, attitude and service were also top concerns for me, but from the first meeting we had with them we knew it was one of the best choices we would make for the wedding! They were so easy to work with throughout the process. We decided last minute during the wedding that we

Jen shot our engagement session, and really helped us to get used to feeling comfortable in front of the camera and posing together (it's a lot harder than it looks!). We were so happy that we chose a photographer to do both, because we knew what to prepare for for the big day. We were shocked when we saw the photos and how great she made us look!

For the big day, Jen and Shane were able to get some really great candid and posed shots! It is basically impossible for us to decide which photos to have printed because we love them so much! The way they captured the colors and tone of the wedding, as well as the people that were there, tell a story that we love to look through over and over.

Really can't recommend them enough! Read less
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