santa barbara wedding photographer

Gaby and Oscar's Santa Barbara Engagement Session

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Santa Barbara holds a special place in my heart and when Gaby and Oscar said that their ideal location for their engagement session was in Santa Barbara I knew we where going to have a blast!

Here are a couple of words from the couple about the about their proposal…

“I proposed to her at UCSB! This is where I went to college, and I told Gaby we were going to buy some UCSB apparel for myself and try new places to eat. The proposal happened in between the Lagoon on campus and the ocean. We were overlooking the lagoon and the campus was in the background. This was a place that me and Gaby would go take walks and enjoy the nature or even go on a run around campus. My brother was taking pictures of us overlooking the lagoon and campus and this is the moment where I nervously asked Gaby to marry me!”



 

Dreamy and Vibrant French Styled Wedding at Rancho Las Lomas

 
 
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The inspiration behind this shoot is to celebrate the beauty of Rancho Las Lomas and the freshness of living in Orange County. Soft butter yellow hues embrace the delicate rays of the sunlight, while the blue tones resemble the clear crisp skies. This palette was meant to pop out against the terracotta throughout the venue and embrace the blue tiling at the Teatro. The romantic feel that is prominent throughout the property is brought in with a mix of modern and vintage decor pieces…French style seating, fragile glass china, and crystal hanging light pendants. All attendees and viewers should feel as if they have been transported outside of Southern California to create a unique photographic story through the design elements provided at the shoot.

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Photography: LILY TAPIA PHOTOGRAPHY | Venue: RANCHO LAS LOMAS | Planner & Designer: PERFECT THE EVENT | Workshop Host: ALICIA MINK PHOTOGRAPHY | Florist: FLOWERS BY CINA | Calligraphy & Stationery: DESIGN BY LANEY | Shoes: BELLA BELLE SHOES | Ring Box: THE MRS. BOX | Silk Ribbon: TONO & CO. | Dress: TARA LAUREN | Groom's Attire: STITCH & TIE and MICHAEL KORS | Hair & Makeup: THE FACE OF BEAUTY US| Linens: LA TAVOLA LINEN | Cake: INTRI CAKES | Chairs: SWEET SALVAGE RENTALS | Table Top & Vintage Lighting: SUN DROP VINTAGE | Models: SHEA and SIERRA from WILLOW MODEL MANAGEMENT | Styling Boards: HEIRLOOM BINDERY

Ana & John Wedding

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Ana & John first met at work.  John fell in love with her the moment he first laid eyes on her.  Ana in the other hand was not interested in him quite as fast as he was to her.  John was completely smitten with Ana's beauty, but what he loves most about her is her resilient personality.  Ana has such alluring personality and brings nothing but love to everyone who surrounds her.  John is the prince Ana was for all her life.   After a couple of dates, she fell in love with the way he made her laugh and the way he made her feel protected.  

Their wedding was everything she ever dreamt of and let me just say I was in love with all the attention to detail she put into their wedding. Her gold floral centerpieces were beautiful!    

My jaw dropped when I saw the back of her Essence of Australi dress I mean come on! She looked STUNNING! Through out the entire night, they danced like no other I even had to get into the groove! I just had the best time with these two!

**Update of the couple they are currently expecting their first child together!! I am just too excited for them both!! 

 

Citlali and Daniel

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Citlali and Daniel's wedding was straight out of a rustic fairy tale.  There love for each other is something you see in a movie.  From the way, Daniel proposed to her, which was in the middle of her doing a play for her church to the way he protects her.  He is her home, her rock.  

When I arrived at Springville Ranch I knew it was the perfect location for these two to say I do.  In the middle of a town was this venue beautiful venue filled with different nature elements that took my breath away.   Citlali and Daniel are an amazing couple and truly had a perfect celebration of their love with their loved ones.  I am excited to share a few of my favorites from their day!

 

Gema and Cameron Wedding

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Gema and Cameron got married this past July and I am so happy I am finding some time to finally share their beautiful wedding with you.  I can still remember the way they looked at each other with so much love throughout their entire wedding day.  Even though they are miles apart throughout the year they are living proof love grows stronger with distance when two souls are committed to each other. 

The cherry on top of their day was frolicking in this field as well as orange groves, it was so much fun!     

Melissa and Travis, a love made in Coffee heaven

Melissa and Travis met in biology class during high school.  Their years of friendship made their relationship stronger and deeper than ever. They have a passion for politics and long distance running.  (I wonder if they do both at the same time) They have a deep understand of one another, and share so much of the same mindset, and a love for Santa Barbara.  

Throughout their session, a little bit of their personality started to peak out and I couldn't have loved it more, even though we started our session at a Grand Central's coffee, they acted like such pros when they started to create a small group of viewers ;) 

In three weeks they will be tying the knot and I can not wait to capture their amazing wedding! 

 

Kim +Zach's Forest Engagement Session

Kim and Zach are one of my favorites! Their love for adventure hiking, the great outdoors  and each other made this session one I will always remember.  It was our first time venturing into a different location, a hidden location close to Sequoia, once visited by Kim when she was a kid. We all rode out with Zach's uncles truck following behind us, it felt like we were in a parade driving down the road.  One of the surprising element is while Kim and Zach shared a kiss in the field it started to rain, it made this session that much more special.  We could've stayed here all day, the location was too breathtaking.  Kim and Zach will be getting married this October, I am too excited for their upcoming wedding

Claudia + Sal= An Equestrian Session

Claudia and Salvador met through a family member.  From the first moment they met, it was love at first sight.  If it was up to Salvador he would have married her yesterday, he is crazy in love with Claudia! 

It was an honor documenting this special day for both of them! I had such an amazing time!  They welcomed Edgar and I to their family's home with open arms and we couldn't be more thankful! 

 

Rosa + Everardo = The Observatory Engagement Session

Rosa's and Everardo's session was so much fun!  I loved how adventurous they were in picking their location in LA, the Griffith Observatory is the perfect location to capture their love story. 

 She herself is an amazing photographer in Porterville.  Evardo has been the one to push her constantly when things get difficult in her business.  No matter what he is the one who believes she is capable of accomplishing her goals.

She comes from a family who is hardworking and dedicated.  With that strength and ambition to keep on giving her family the best possible, she has successfully impacted so many people's life through her amazing work.  

I can not wait to be able to capture their amazing wedding day and finally have their families and loved ones witness this special day..  

Thank you