Beth + Will Family Portraits, Santa Barbara

Where it all starts…..As a wedding photographer we are always honored and feel extraordinarily blessed to be apart of such a momentous day and occasion. But do you know what the real secret is that no one tells you? (Come real close and I’ll whisper it to you)……… Your wedding day isn’t the happiest day of your life. BOOM! MIND BLOWN. Well, then what is you might ask? Answer: The birth of your child. Why? Because your child is truest and most tangible expression of your love. Your child is the mixed DNA of both bride and groom and is a living, breathing human that will forever be unconditionally loved by their parents. Your child makes your heart beat truer and truer for your spouse as your child becomes more and more a manifestation of your love. SO….having said all that. We love not only taking pictures of a wedding day (because that’s the day it all starts) but, also photos of the FAMILIES our couples create.

We documented Beth and Will’s wedding in 2010. As they have grown their family and life, we have had the utmost pleasure documenting their precious children and have loved watching them grow. The craziness of childhood is most fun to document as these little halfling’s continue to morph and change before your eyes. And if you aren’t careful, you will snap your fingers and POOF the child will be gone and a adult human will be all that remains. Let us capture this rare, magical occurrence so that it will be indelibly preserved. If a unicorn sighting occurs in a forest, but isn’t photographed, did it really happen? Haha! Love you guys, thanks for reading!

Canary Rooftop Portraits with Ann + Josh

Do you have a happy place? Well for Ann & Josh their happy place is whisking away from Chicago to Santa Barbara for a stay at the Kimpton Canary Hotel. They love nothing more than walking downtown for a stroll, maybe getting amazing local Mexican food and bringing it back up to the rooftop of the hotel to nosh on with the twinkling lights of Santa Barbara in the background. So when they asked me to shoot their engagement session, we absolutely had to start out on the rooftop of the the Canary with a champagne toast

From there we did a quick outfit change and made a trip to beach. With Ann’s stunning, flowing red dress and the cliffs of Santa Barbara in the background, it was a moment that only celluloid could capture properly. We had such a blast that day that Josh even mentioned hiring a photographer more often to document their escapades. Ann gave a mirthful laugh and a slight roll of the eyes. But hey, life is short. Why not capture as much of the beauty as you can?