Sometimes you don’t even have the words and sometimes you just don’t need words but you just need to feel. And I do. I feel deeply and hurt with those affected by the events that have taken place in Thousand Oaks this past week. The shooting. The fires. The evacuations. It’s something that you hear happen to other people but when it happens to people that you laugh with, meet with, and work with with, it just hurts you for them. At a time like now, words may not be adequate. But know that so many people are praying for you. They’re hurting with you. And they are there for you. A verse I I often think of during difficult times is found in the psalms: “From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” (Psalms 61:2) If you need someone to talk to, step away and have coffee with, or pray with, I’m your gal. I may not have the the right words, but I’ll have a listening ear and a hurting heart with you and lead you to the One who has been the ultimate source of comfort to this mess of a girl.❤️
Why hold a bouquet when you can hold a puppy? 🐶 This little guy crashed Joey & Tayler’s wedding pictures over at the @santabarbaracourthouse this past Saturday as he skipped by with his owner but no one was complaining! And as you can see, he is such a photogenic little guy too! Who else wants to go puppy shopping now?! 🙋🏻♀️ • Coordination: @loveandstoryevents Florals: @grassrootssb Ceremony Venue: @santabarbaracourthouse Reception Venue: @winecask Rentals: @just4funpartyrentals Music: @groypresents
Katy and Matt met at their first job after graduating college when they started on the same day and the rest is history. However, let's fast forward to the day Matt asked her to marry him. It was her birthday and he put together a scavenger hunt with 3 clues. The first clue took them to a place that had special memories for them: the Santa Barbara Mission. When they got there, he kept walking past where they normally sit down so that they were in the perfect spot which is right in front of the towers. He kneeled down to 'get the picnic stuff' and pulled out a ring and asked her to be his for the rest of their lives. But the surprises didn't end there! Their friends from San Francisco were hiding taking pictures of the whole thing happening and soon after they went to her parents home where he had 30 friends and family waiting to celebrate with them. And this past Saturday, under a glowing sunset overlooking the Santa Ynez valley, these two declared their love and commitment to each other in front of the same family members and friends. Katy and Matt, congratulations on such a big day and here's to many, many years of wedded bliss! ✨ • (P.s. And enjoy your honeymoon in beautiful Portugal too!) #closetosinclair
Happy one year anniversary to this beautiful (inward & outward) gal and her fun loving husband! Her husband went to the same college that my husband and I attended and to see a happily ever happen after all these years was so exciting to see and to photograph! Enjoy your time in Cancun and here’s to many, many more years of wedded bliss! @bripascua @j.pas
Such a meaningful detail for his big day! 🎩 (And in the future for their anniversary, he has their wedding date written somewhere permanent to remind him too!)
They were introduced by his sister when they were 12 years old and only saw each other once a year at camp for the next couple years since he’s from LA and she’s from Stockton in Northern California. Over the next few years, they spoke on the phone and in 2007 when she attended his Homecoming Dance with him, he asked her to be his girlfriend.✨ • Fast forward 10 years to the day he was graduating with his Masters in counseling. During the family reception at his house, he led her to the garage where it was decorated with lights and a story book on a table. He then played a recording of himself telling their story, acted out by his friends through shadows, which then progressed outside to a flower backdrop where he dropped down to one knee and asked her to be his forever.✨ • Kory and Cori, your big day was as special as the love you have for each other and it was my privilege to capture it and celebrate with you! Enjoy your first days as husband and wife you two! • Planning: @cmweddingsevents Florals: @flowersbyladybuggs Venue: @losroblesgreens MUA: @hairtomakeyouup Photo booth: @pixaboothco Cake: @jaime.cakes
Another Saturday, another wedding and this time at @losroblesgreens! I cannot wait to capture such a special day for my sweet couple and to celebrate with them! I have 4 weddings left this year and then the universal wedding off season will begin. (Jan-Mar) It’ll be sad to say goodbye for now to my couples but y’all are going to have to come see me again for your anniversary and for when you’re blessed with a new little bundle! But I’m not rushing you at all so that’s why you’ll have to see me for your anniversary session first! 🙈
The most epic first look with dad! Girls, here are three first look options to consider for your wedding day but don’t feel like you have to do all of them although they are all so fun: 1. First look with bridesmaids 2. First look with dad 3. First look with your groom Believe it or not, these are super quick to do-about 5 minutes each max but they are SO much fun to do and SO much fun to photograph as well. And the neat thing about this is that because they’re so quick to do, you don’t have to take extra time away from your busy wedding day to do as well! There’s some food for thought for you this Friday. 🖊
Wedding day behind the scenes going on over here today! 📸 As your official wedding photographers, we are on the go-go-go from the moment we step into your getting ready location to the moment your big day ends. We maybe get 10-15 minutes to quickly scarf down dinner but because we don’t want to miss photographing anything, we eat close by to ensure we hear everything that is going on and if something does start, we quickly get back to capturing special moments. It’s a fun, crazy day for us but that’s what we do and we wouldn’t have it any other way. And in case you’re curious, here’s a few fun behind the scenes facts from this wedding photographer: 1️⃣ I use a special rolling suitcase made specifically for photography equipment to carry my equipment in (Thanks @thinktankphoto!) 2️⃣ I bring 3 Canon camera bodies with me. My second shooter also has 2 cameras with her too. 3️⃣ I bring 2 pairs of shoes and usually change into my second pair after the ceremony. 4️⃣ A caramel macchiato from Starbucks is my routine pre-wedding fuel. ☕️ 5️⃣ I send my couples official and edited sneak peek images from their wedding day within 2 days of their big day. Because I know how excited they are to see them and waiting for all the images to be finished takes 4-6 weeks so this is something they really enjoy soon after! And tomorrow, I’ll be photography another gorgeous wedding at @losroblesgreens. So looking forward doing more of this ⬆️ and capturing such a special day for my couple!
This my friends, is the ultimate fall bouquet! And who knew that this October would be the busiest wedding month of the year?! Many of my wedding industry piers are equally as busy but when we do something we enjoy so much, all is well. We’re just surviving on a diet high in coffee and chocolate. 🙈☕️🍫 No big deal!