How cool is this couple for getting married at the Zoo?? When they contacted me and told me they were getting married at the zoo, I was thrilled! Not only is the Santa Barbara Zoo an amazing and beautiful location, they also bring the animals out for part of the cocktail hour AND guests get to feed the giraffes!! Incredible!! Jason and Liz are a fun and playful couple, and their wedding was a beautiful celebration of their marriage!! James and I had a blast photographing their wedding, and we still can’t get over how cool it was to mingle with the flamingos!! Congrats Jason and Liz!!
Check out this amazing and simple decor: lavender and gold animals! Each guest got a different animal, how fun is that!!
ALWAYS a pleasure to work with our favorite DJ, DJ Heckick
The A-Team. A necessary selfie!
There were horses, oak trees, golden fields, an old cowboy ghost town, and an amazing couple who are so in LOVE!! Here’s the sneak peek from their beautiful wedding, I can’t wait to share the rest!
Billy and Kelly had a beautiful intimate wedding on a perfect day in January. They are a great example of “when you know, you know.” The first time they met they both knew there was something special, and after just 6 dates Billy asked Kelly to marry him!! After seeing them interact on their engagement shoot, it is clear they are perfect for each other, and they’re so cute together!! James and I had a wonderful time photographing their wedding, and we can’t wait to see the love between them grow and grow!
Always a pleasure to work with DJ Hecktik. He always knows how to keep the party going!
One of my favorite questions to ask couples is how they met. Jason and Dana have an amazing story! Dana was a student in Jason’s AP English class in Hong Kong 6 years ago. They had a normal teacher to student relationship, but Dana had such an impact on Jason he wrote a book about her without telling her till years later!! After Dana graduated she contacted Jason because he had been on her heart, and when they met up they talked for hours, and they started a friendship that deepened every time they talked. They would write emails, text, talk on the phone and skype for hours and hours, and they began falling for each other. Jason came out to LA to visit Dana and after a wonderful evening together and a kiss on the beach in Malibu, they were officially a couple. Jason moved out to LA a year later and it wasn’t long before he proposed!!!
I remember Dana telling me about Jason right when they started dating. She said “Jess, he’s the one and I’ll be contacting you in a little bit about our wedding.” She was right, and I am SO glad I got to photograph their wedding! When we did their engagement shoot a few months back, I asked when they first said “I love you” and Jason said the sweetest thing. He said “well I’ve loved her for 6 years, but we told each other a few years back.” Jason has loved Dana for years and it is incredible to see how their love for each other has grown over time. I can’t wait to see their love continue to grow forever!
Mike and Meredith are so fun, and their wedding was beautiful! Mike, the groom, made all the bouquets the morning of the wedding AND he surprised the Meredith with a beautiful new wedding ring! She was completely surprised, way to go Mike!! Meredith looked absolutely stunning, and she had TWO wedding dresses, so she switched dresses throughout the day! How fun is that?!?
They are an amazing couple, and have a fun, real, and playful love for each other! Mike and Meredith, it was an honor to photograph your wedding, and James and I wish you the best!
Also, special thanks to Kim of Toast Santa Barbara for helping coordinate the day and make the details look their best!