Alisson and Ivan’s Santa Barbara Courthouse wedding was a sight to behold!  Allison and Ivan met through the Santa Barbara Police Department Explorer program 6 years ago.  While they started off as friends, everyone could see the connection they shared as they continuously were asked if they were dating or when they were getting married.  […]

Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding – Alisson & Ivan

September 16, 2019

A few months back I had the pleasure of photographing Esmeralda and Oscars engagement at Ellwood Park in Goleta, CA. I had met Esmeralda a few weeks before and was beyond excited to meet this down to earth lovable fiance of hers! Esmeralda described Oscar as being Generous, Dependable, Patient,and caring.  And I have to […]

Engagement at Ellwood – Esmeralda & Oscar

September 11, 2019

Ellen and Alex’s Santa Barbara Wedding and reception at the Unitarian Society Church and the Santa Barbara Greek Orthodox Church was a site to behold! If you recall I recently blogged Ellen and Alex’s engagement session. It is with great pleasure that I now blog their entire wedding day!  I first met Ellen through our […]

Santa Barbara Greek Orthodox Church Wedding – Ellen and Alex

September 3, 2019

Y’all I am obsessed with this wedding I photographed awhile back at the Gerry Ranch in Camarillo, CA.  Gerry Ranch is a 40+ acre working fruit farm growing blueberries, lemons, oranges, and avocados and sets the most gorgeous background for a wedding. Disclaimer for you all I am SO love with this wedding and there may […]

Gerry Ranch Wedding – Christina & Steven

September 3, 2019

It is with great honor that I blog Ellen and Alex’s Santa Barbara Courthouse and Butterfly beach engagement session today!   Spoiler alert. I’ve actually already shot their wedding and am playing a bit of catch up in the blogging realm but I really just could not help myself and had to blog their epic session!  […]

Santa Barbara Courthouse Engagement – Ellen & Alex

August 30, 2019

I’ve said it before but one of my all-time favorite moments to capture is a proposal! The soon to be groom reaches out to me usually months in advance and together we plan the perfect moment for him to ask his love to be marry him. It’s a moment that he’s imagined for years sometimes […]

Adam and Brittany – Waterfall Proposal in the Santa Ynez Valley

August 7, 2019

As a photographer who has photographed a handful of proposals throughout the Santa Ynez Valley, I understand all too well that there are SO many things to think about as you plan out the moment you will ask your love to marry you in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley.  To help you along the way […]

4 Tips for Planning your Santa Ynez Proposal

August 5, 2019

A while back I had the privilege of staying at three palm springs wedding venues: The Sands, Holiday Hotel and Villa Royal.  Through my stay I learned valuable lessons in customer service that greatly impacted my own customer service.  Listed below are the biggest lessons I learned. Night Auditors: I made it a point to […]

3 Nights, 3 Hotels, and 3 things I learned about being more hospitable

August 3, 2019