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

When Jake and Shelby said their ‘I do’s” at their Santa Barbara Hilton Beachfront Resort wedding, it was a sight to see.  Surrounded by 151 of their closest friends and family these two became one along the coastline of Santa Barbara at the Hilton, Beachside Resort.  Once again I couldn’t help but be entirely grateful […]

Shelby and Jake – Santa Barbara Hilton Beachfront Resort wedding

August 1, 2019

  Care. I promise to really, truly, deeply, care about not only your wedding but about you and your fiance as I do with any other of my friends. I truly care about your success in marriage and in life.  AND I care about photography, I care that you receive beautiful and timeless imagery that […]

My TEN promises to you as your wedding photographer

July 29, 2019

It is no doubt that I absolutely love intimate Sunday weddings in Santa Barbara!  And Christina and Andrews wedding was no different. Held on the rooftop of the Kimpton Canary Hotel in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara their intimate wedding was a sight to hold! Surrounded by their closest friends and family Christina and Andrew shared […]

Christina and Andrew – Kimpton Canary Santa Barbara Wedding

July 26, 2019

I recently had the pleasure of touring around the newest Santa Ynez Wedding Venue, Leiff Estates.  And let me be the first to tell you it is to die for!  This expansive venue provides the perfect canvas to create the wedding you’ve been dreaming of!   While there I met with coordinator Shayna Leeds, who […]

Leiff Estates: Wedding Venue Spotlight

June 23, 2019

Ariel and Rick met when they began working together at a Veterinary hospital 3.5 years ago.  While they were both a bit hesitant to date someone they worked with they eventually couldn’t help themselves.   Fast forward to a couple years later Ariel and Rick spent some time designing Ariel’s engagement ring and set of bands […]

Ariel and Rick: Mattei’s Tavern Wedding

June 20, 2019