Bobby and Courtney are an incredible couple and their wedding was nothing short of spectacular!! It was a true Santa Barbara wedding!! The day started with getting ready at The Upham Hotel, then off to the Santa Barbara Club where the guests started arriving and were surprised with a ride on the Trolley down to the Santa Barbara Stearns Wharf for a ceremony overlooking the ocean right before sunset!! It was breathtaking!! Cocktail hour took place at the Sea Center where guests could touch the sharks and see the amazing sea life! Then they all hopped back on the trolley (while James and I took golden light photos of the bride and groom yay!) and back to the SB Club for an epic evening of singing, dancing and so much fun!! It was a wonderful Santa Barbara wedding and I am so excited to share these amazing images of this great couple!!
The groom and one of his groomsmen wanted to do a mock first look! So funny!
And here is the real first look! It was beautiful, emotional and so special!
The bride peeking out the window to watch her guest arrive and be escorted onto trollies and taken to the Wharf!!
I call this next series of photos, The Bouquet Brawl. It got pretty intense!
The Garter Toss was pretty eventful too!
Sneak peek from their amazing wedding at Hartley Botanica! Hartley Botanica is one of my new favorite venues, and once you see the stunning ceremony, I bet it’ll be your new favorite too!! Can’t wait to share more from their day!
Michael + Amy are an amazing couple!! They are so fun and playful and they have an honest and beautiful love for each other! Plus they have impeccable style!! They traveled from London, across the pond, to beautiful Santa Barbara for their wedding! And it was a perfect day!!
We started the day taking portraits and a lovely first look at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara , then we got on the Jump On The School Bus to head over to their ceremony on the cliff overlooking the ocean at The Douglas Preserve, and then all the guests got on the bus and we went to the bride’s mother’s home for a gorgeous reception! It was a beautiful and dreamy wedding day, and I am SO excited to share these images!!
Special thanks to the one and only Tyler Speier for making the day incredible!!
Dustin and Marie are such a lovely couple! They got engaged in Santa Barbara last year, and had their wedding on their one year anniversary of getting engaged! How fun is that?! They are from Canada, so when they told me they wanted to get married in SB, I was so excited!! They had a beautiful and intimate destination wedding at the Santa Barbara Court House followed by a great reception at Stella Mare’s! One of my favorite things about their wedding is that they allowed amble amount of time in the day for photos, so we got to go to one of my favorite location and take some breathtaking images!! I am so excited to share these with you! Congrats Dustin and Marie!
Tim + Jennifer’s wedding took place at the Montecito Country Club and it was a classy and wonderful wedding!
Here’s a sneak peek!
Here is a sneak peek from Aaron + Maureen’s beautiful wedding at the Fess Parker Santa Barbara! I loved the Hawaiian inspiration, especially in her gorgeous bouquet by Ella & Louie
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!