Kaitlin and her mother Colette are the planners and owners of La Fete Weddings— one of the top luxury wedding planning firms in Santa Barbara. They were one of the first people in the local Santa Barbara events industry to welcome and include me when I first moved to town. They were so nice to have lunch with me, invite me to networking events and just be helpful. I also worked on Brooks + Samantha’s wedding with them last year! Not only are Colette and Kaitlin super creative and amazing at what they do, they also are just really sweet, kind, generous, and loving people. So of course, I was beyond floored and honored when they asked me to photograph Kaitlin’s own wedding! I knew it would be AMAZING!
And it was! But to be honest, even though the day had the most beautiful setting + details ever, and even though Kaitlin + Andrew look straight up like super models out of a magazine, what made the day SO fun to photograph was all the joy and love that filled the air. Colette and her husband John beamed with pride through out the day. Kaitlin was so giddy, Andrew was so excited. Everyone was just having a good time. There was no stress, no anxiety, no attitude of “this better be all I was imagining.” This was just a bride, a groom, their family and best friends all enjoying the present moment and being thankful for it. And when weddings have that much heart and that much love of the present moment, it is so easy for me to do my job and take amazing photos!
So sit back and enjoy the eye candy… there sure is lots of it! Much thanks to Leah Valentine for 2nd shooting for me that day! Also shout out to just a few of the vendors that made this magic day possible– La Fete Weddings, Cody Floral, Town and Country Rentals, Dwight Kennedy, Stew and the Crew, Duo Catering, Villa Sevillano, Ambient Event Lighting, Lazaro Press, Riviera Productions..and I am sure many others who I am not even aware of!
Watch the SLIDE SHOW below for even more photos from this gorgeous wedding: