Wednesday, November 26, 2008

brian and rita's wedding

beautiful. thats the word to describe brian and rita's wedding. start with the beautiful couple - inside and out. add the beautiful church - our lady of mt. carmel. throw in the reliably beautiful santa barbara weather. and, you have the recipe for a beautiful day. brian and rita were so cool to be around, i never felt like i was working. and i don't think rita has ever taken a bad picture. plus, brian and rita scheduled a generous amount of time for photos of the two of them - which i love. i couldn't have imagined the day going any better. the reception was at events by stella mares, and they also provided the delicious meal. larry from music by bonnie did a great job of playing some sweet tunes. and also a big thanks to my buddy geordie speake for shooting the wedding with me.

rita has beautiful eyes...

...speaking of beautiful eyes, i couldn't resist including this little guys photo as well.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

chris and jessica's engagement session

chris and jessica are two of the reasons i love my job so much. they make it pure fun! not a job. chris is a set designer for the tv show NUMB3RS, jessica is a costume designer, and boy do they know how to have fun. the whole evening was filled with nonstop laughter. as i went through their photos on the computer, their joy was so infectious that i couldn't help but smile through the entire edit. you've got to check out the series of photos on the whale tail. after the session in downtown santa barbara, we hit el paseo for their famous chips and guacamole and some refreshing margaritas! the evening couldn't have been any better. i'm so jazzed for their wedding next june in cayucos where they have found the perfect "set" for themselves to design.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

chris and traci's wedding

chris and traci's wedding was the best way to return from italy! in life it is such a warm experience to be around people that you can tell truly want you around them. and that's exactly how i felt all day with chris and traci. traci was living in texas planning her destination wedding in santa barbara where she and chris met during college. when traci and i first talked, she let me know how important photography was to her. in fact, she didn't even have a wedding date or venue picked out yet, and over the next few weeks we were able to chat about some of my favorite venues and locations. then, as she neared her decision - she would check with me to make sure that i was available before she booked the venue for that particular date. i've never felt so honored as a photographer! the engagement session was a blast, and the wedding day was a non stop celebration with the ceremony on the sand and the reception at the gorgeous rincon beach club!