Destination Weddings

I love destination weddings! Everything is new and exciting! There is a fun energy that comes with destination weddings. I was able to take some time to explore this micro town in Mexico. I had an amazing time with both brides and their entire wedding party! Thanks to Willa and Brittany for including me in your special adventure/wedding!!!

Thanks to Elyse Butler for capturing this image of me and my lil horsey on a sunset trot.

Thanks to Elyse Butler for capturing this image of me and my lil horsey on a sunset trot.

Santa Barbara Wedding Expo!!!

I’m super excited to be a part of Central Coast Bride’s Wedding Expo in Santa Barbara this Sunday, Jan 20, 2019! Come down and visit me! I will be giving away prizes and I would LOVE to meet you!

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Beautiful bride at a destination wedding in Mexico

Beautiful bride at a destination wedding in Mexico

An amazing couple just married in the beautiful Santa Ynez Wine Country at Gainey Vineyards.

An amazing couple just married in the beautiful Santa Ynez Wine Country at Gainey Vineyards.

Matt and Molly!!!

Matt and Molly had the sweetest wedding at the beautiful Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens. They shared their special day with their closest family and friends. This couple was so sweet together and I am so very happy for them both!!

The perfect dip.

The perfect dip.

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Prom 2017

I had so much fun photographing this group of young adults.  They were so funny and down for anything!  Prom is such a crazy time for teens!  For most, it's the final celebration before they part ways and adventure out on the next chapter of their lives.  There are always those people that you never lose touch with.  Here is a group that I'm sure in 10 years will still be in touch with each other.

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Historical Museum and the Four Seasons Biltmore

I photographed an event for a group staying at the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara several weeks ago.  The event was at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.  The Four Seasons Biltmore catered the event.  Bella Vista Design did the beautiful set up and Allied PRA did the event coordinating.

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Four Seasons Biltmore, Catering at it's finest.

Four Seasons Biltmore, Catering at it's finest.

Moonlight at the Oasis

Last night as well as photogaphing the sunset, I went back just before midnight and photographed the ocean by moonlight.  The moon was nearly full, and the surf was crashing. It was so beautiful and peaceful.  It felt like I was a million miles away. 

Moonlight at Butterfly Beach, Montecito, Ca.

Moonlight at Butterfly Beach, Montecito, Ca.

Santa Barbara City Lights and Reflection on water at Butterfly Beach

Santa Barbara City Lights and Reflection on water at Butterfly Beach