Best of 2014 | The Weddings

2014 was an incredible and crazy year! I shot sooooo many weddings this year– some while in the complete misery that is morning sickness– and yet I still had so much fun and created some gorgeous imagery! My couples were all so kind and sweet, which always makes things super easy-breezy and fun! And I got to shoot at some of Santa Barbara’s very best venues including The Bacara, The Biltmore Four Seasons, El Encanto, Sunstone Villa, Firestone Vineyard and Montecito Country Club, as well as some gorgeous private estates and 2 destination weddings in So Cal!¬† This post is very long because it was hard to narrow down this year to just 20 favorites! Enjoy all the pretty eye candy! Can’t wait to see what 2015 holds!

Speaking of which I only have room for 10 more weddings in 2015… if you would like to book please contact me!

 

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Santa Barbara Women’s Club Wedding | Natasha + Greg

Natasha + Greg are one of my absolute FAVORITE couples of the year! They are just so sweet, caring and fun loving that it is always a joy to be around them! Their wedding at Rockwood Santa Barbara Women’s Club was no different! Natasha wanted a stress free affair, which is a tall order when we are talking about a **wedding** after all, but some how she pulled it off! There were so many cute DIY details handmade by Natasha and her family. The very talented Hint of Chic filled in the gaps with some gorgeous floral arrangements! Sophie of Amazing Days Events made sure the day was coordinated perfectly, adding to the stress free vibe! And Pure Joy Catering provided some dee-lish eats! Natasha and Greg were surrounded by many friends and loved ones, but chose to forgo the traditional bridal party which added to the laid back vibe! And they did a First Look so we could do as many photos as possible before the ceremony, which left plenty of time to party after the ceremony concluded!

All in all it was a truly fun, bright, gorgeous and relaxed fete and I was so pleased to document it! I wish all weddings were as stress-free as this one was! hehe!

Special thanks to Kelsey for 2nd shooting!

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Firestone Vineyard Wedding Photography | Samantha + James

Samantha + James were another one of my favorite 2014 couples!! These two came all the way from Canada to get married in beautiful Santa Barbara Wine Country at Firestone Vineyard, and boy was their day nothing short of amazing!! First of all, Sam + James hired a dream team of vendors which included Hint of Chic doing full service event design, florals and all the planning, Haute Catering on food & beverage, Town & Country on Rentals, La Tavola for linens and Bella Vista for lighting design! So of course this event was going to be a beauty, and it was!

But also the day was perfect because Sam + James are perfect. These two are so sweet and so in love. They were so happy that this day they had dreamed of for so long was finally coming true! They were surrounded by their closest friends and family only, which made the wedding so intimate and personal. You could really feel the love that was there! At the reception, there were lots of laughter and happy tears during toasts, and crazy dance moves once the party got started! But the best part was seeing the way Sam & James looked at each other… you could tell they were over joyed!

Thanks to Kelsey for 2nd shooting! Check out the awesome photos & swoon worthy details below!

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Santa Barbara Baby Portraits | Lawson at 6 Months

Hold on to your seats… this might be the CUTEST¬† photo shoot you’ve ever seen!!! Seriously though, Lawson’s 6 month styled photo shoot was nothing short of ovary-tingling adorableness. Between his little Chef”s outfit and the cakes his momma made, and his funny faces, you just can’t not look at these photos and melt a little! I’d love to do more baby shoots just like this because I mean really. Just look at him!

You can see Lawson’s newborn photos here, and his 3 month photos here! Isn’t it so fun to watch them grow??!!

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Santa Barbara Baby Portraits | Lawson at 3 Months

Wow!!! I had fallen so behind on blogging that I am just now getting to share Baby Lawson’s 3 month pictures… and the kid is going to be NINE months in a few days! Crazy!

Well as they say, better late than never! And I am very very excited to share these absolutely adorable baby pictures! You may remember his super cutie pants newborn portraits, and this kid is only getting cuter with age! I guess he got it from his too-cute parents!;)Anyways, check out the photos below! This shoot was so fun and made me realize I love shooting babies and have the perfect studio for it! So hopefully there will be more baby shoots in my future!

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