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San Diego Wedding Photography by Carrie McCluskey bio picture

Welcome to my Blog!

I am a photographer of love and passion and hope to convey that in all the images I take. I have been photographing weddings for over ten years and have been so blessed to work with numerous wonderful couples year after year. I truly love what I do. Capturing some of the most important moments of people's lives gets me excited and inspired. I have been honored to receive the Best of the Knot award for 2008-2011 as well as Best Photographer of the Year by Bridal Insider. I'll be updating my blog with all the weddings I shoot along with all the engagement, family, and baby sessions throughout the year. Thanks for stopping by!


Carlsbad Engagement Photographer ~ Courtney and Matt

Courtney and Matt were great to photograph. They are getting married at the Admiral Kidd Club this summer. I was so thrilled when she emailed me with an update after the session!

I love getting emails like this after photographing an engagement session. “I hope you are doing well! Just wanted to let you know we received fabulous feedback from our guests regarding our Save the Dates! Everyone loved them. We used one of the pictures of us sitting at the park in Carlsbad in front of the blue door. It came out so so good! We can’t wait for our quickly approaching wedding and for all the awesome moments we know you will capture. ”

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September 26, 2013 - 7:27 am Bluejay Photography - Hello and greetings from London! Ive been following your site for a little while now and just wanted to drop you a quick note to say I think the last image in this engagement shoot is amazing. I think you balanced the ambient light with flash perfectly - a really hard thing to do! Thanks again and keep the great work coming. Ta Rob

Carlsbad Family Photographer ~ The Finney Family

I photographed the Finney family in Carlsbad last year for their Christmas card photo. Their youngest son is close buddies with my middle son so I was so thrilled when they asked me to photograph them. They make an adorable family and their holiday card turned out great.

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San Diego Wedding Photographer ~ Shea and Amanda

Amanda and Shea were married at Del Cerro Baptist in San Diego, CA. Amanda had her favorite color pink highlight all of her details. Her bouquet was gorgeous! After the ceremony we went to Mt. Helix for some bride and groom photos. Then we were off to the reception at Amanda’s childhood home. It was a beautiful night filled with lots of love for the couple from their friends and family. Shea even got to facetime with his twin brother all the way from Afganistan.

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San Diego Newborn Photographer

I was lucky enough to photograph this little princess, Emma Jean, when she was just two weeks old. I photographed her mom and dad’s wedding back in 2010 and also her aunt and uncle’s wedding last year, seen here, at the Crossings in Carlsbad. Emma was the sweetest little angel! So fun to capture her this tiny. She’ll be running around in no time.

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Ocean Beach Engagement Photographer ~ Dani and Blair

Dani and Blair wanted a casual and fun engagement session with a hint of vintage baseball and I think they pulled it off. Blair is a big baseball fan! We had a great time taking their photos at the fields in Ocean Beach. I’m looking forward to their wedding in July at Faulkner Winery in Temecula.

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Del Mar Engagement Photography ~ Jenn and Ryne

I photographed Jenn and Ryne’s engagement session a few months ago at the Del Mar Surf Station. It’s been a few months since the session but I still wanted to blog it. They were such a fun couple to take photos of. Their wedding was just a couple of weeks ago and the wedding photos will be posted soon!

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February 1, 2013 - 8:42 am Elaine - Oh my gosh! The couple is gorgeous, and you really did a great job in capturing their engagement shots!

Joslyn and Taylor ~ Carlsbad Engagement Photographer

Joslyn and Taylor are getting married in Malibu next month and I can’t wait to see them tie the knot. They were so fun to photograph at the Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbad this Spring.