I had the honor of shooting the wedding for two really wonderful people, Naomi and Jerry. They’re from LA and they got married at the Biltmore Four Seasons
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I had the honor of covering the wedding of Kacey and Jake Scott from Texas! They were married at the beautiful church, All Saints by the Sea in Montecito and the reception was at the Biltmore Four SeasonsZohe Felici Carlo Dana
Here are some favorites from their day. You can view a slideshow from their wedding day hereBiltmore Four Seasons Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer 3 Comments »
I had so much fun with Erin and Cameron the other weekend shooting their engagement session here in Santa Barbara. They’re such a great couple and they brought their dog along on the session! As usual, it was a beautiful day with an awesome sunset. They’re getting married next June at the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion
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I met Jewel a few years ago on a long flight to Maui and because of her, it was one of the best flights I’ve ever had! It’s so great to see how things are coming along with her and her Plane Art! I’ve bloggedJoel Hochberg DarynKagan.com
I even made it to the video, see if you can find me. I wanted to share so here it is.
Jayson and Michelle’s wedding was the second wedding I assisted DavidThe Fossil Creek Ranch
The Fossil Creek Ranch is a really cool converted barn. There was a tent for the reception of over 200 people and the place was beautiful. One fun fact from the wedding was that Blake SheltonMiranda Lambert
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I love being a wedding photographer, it’s such an honor to be a part of one of the most important days in a couples life together! It’s also so cool to see how no matter where you are in the world, weddings have the same key elements… families, friends, happy couples, beautiful brides and lots and lots of partying! haha
I was in Oklahoma to visit an awesome photographer, David Baxter
David is such a great guy and we have way too much fun when we shoot together. At one point, we were both out on the dance floor! haha I love being a wedding photographer!
Here are some of my favorites from Lee and Nicole’s wedding at Coles GardenSanta Barbara Photography Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer Leave A Comment »
I had the honor of shooting the wedding of Tim and Heidi Kolanko’s wedding this past weekend at the Ty Warner Sea CenterKaren Kiel
Tim and Heidi are from San Diego and had their wedding on the Santa Barbara pier at the Ty Warner Sea Center. They met up earlier at the Santa Barabra Court House
Here are some favs from their day!Santa Barbara Photographers Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer Ty Warner Sea Center 1 Comment »
Stefanie and Gil were in Los Angeles recording this past week and we’ve been trying to get together before they go back to Vienna, Austria. I covered Stefanie and Gil’s weddingMelissa
I’ve never been to a recording studio and I was in heaven with the wall to wall electronics! The mixing board alone was so cool, I was like a kid in a candy store. Anyway, here are a couple pics of Stefanie from my iphone.Los Angeles recording studio Santa Barbara Photographer Santa Barbara Photography Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer 1 Comment »
I had the last minute privilege of 2nd shooting the wedding of Gina and Amos Hartston for Melissa MusgroveBiltmore Four Seasons
Gina and Amos had a beautiful wedding with all the things that make me love being a wedding photographer, a beautiful couple, awesome family and friends, a stellar setting and a perfect Santa Barbara day.
Here are a few of my favs.Santa Barbara Photography Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer Leave A Comment »
I had the honor of shooting Sherry and Brent’s wedding here in Santa Barbara. They are both from Canada and decided to have their wedding in Santa Barbara. Sherry’s daughter lives here and they’ve been here many times so they knew how beautiful it would be to have a ceremony here.
It was a beautiful, private ceremony with a total of 13 guests, made up of their closest friends and family. The ceremony was held at Unity ChurchAlice Keck Park Santa Barbara Court House Biltmore Four Seasons
It was an honor to be included in their day and everyone was so wonderful. Here are some favs.Santa Barbara Destination Wedding Photographer Santa Barbara Photography Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer Leave A Comment »
What a great weekend, busy and fun! Friday started Adriana and Michael’s wedding weekend with a rehearsal at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Everything was beautiful and everything went as planned, talk about awesome planning! Adriana was especially beautiful in her dress… the bead work was incredibly detailed. Her dad walked in and saw her for the first time in her dress and just stared. I did the same when I saw her too! The ceremony was held in the lower area of the museum, right in front of a vine covered trellis. All the bridesmaids started crying when Adriana started walking down the aisle. Michael also lost it the first time he saw her.
The dinner was served in the upper courtyard by Pure Joy Catering
Michael surprised Adriana with a horse and carriage ride that took them from the museum to their suite at the Canary Hotel downtown. Here are some favs from the day.
The girls started their day out at Mishay Salon
The guys on the other hand were having a blast in a different way. Jammin music, dancing and an open bar. On a side note, there was this incredible sand rail at the house that I couldn’t stop drooling over. This thing was amazing, polished aluminum everything, full electronics and an aluminum block Corvette engine that puts out around 500 horse…… ok sorry, back to the wedding!
We all had a blast at the wedding and it truly was an honor to be a part of such a special day for Adriana, Michael and both families… thank you so much!Santa Barbara Photographer Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer Santa Barbara Wedding Photography Leave A Comment »
I had the honor of shooting Dawn and Brian’s wedding this past weekend at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Anyway, the wedding was beautiful, the families and friends were wonderful and with Karen
Dawn has always talked about wanting a VW Bug so… Brian stashed the car at the museum the week before and right after the ceremony, he parked it right outside the gates so he could surprise her… too much fun. Also, just like the shower that morning, so much work had gone into the details during the reception. There were pictures of them all over the place along with fun facts about Dawn and Brian on all the tables.
Here are some favs from their day!Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Leave A Comment »
Yesterday Dawn and Brian were married at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History!Cafe Buenos Aires
Everyone had a great time laughing and crying! Here are some favs.Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer bridal shower cafe buenos aires Leave A Comment »
Last Friday, I had so much fun running around with Adriana and Michael shooting their engagement session! They’re getting married next month at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Adriana is a true Santa Barbara local. I think she should run for mayor because everywhere we went, she knew someone! We started at their favorite restaurant, The ChaseSummer Solistice
Here are some favs.
This image is Michael’s favorite image! He loved his old senior portrait so much that he wanted another made. Can you tell we were having fun?
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So here’s some fun photography stuff. I created a mosaic from every image I took at Stephanie and Gil’s Capri Italy wedding and made a mosaic out of it! I thought it was kinda cool! I’d love to see a huge print like this on my wall!
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Another great experience we had while in Italy, was driving up the Amalfi CoastMelissa Positano Le Sirenuse
We dropped by Le Sirenuse and gave them a copy of the article she wrote for them in YWDPositano Santa Barbara Destination Wedding Photographer Santa Barbara Photography Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer 1 Comment »
After an incredible week in Capri, Melissa
The first piece of history we came upon was St Peter’s Basilica
Again, as we are walking down the cobblestone streets, we turn the corner and there stands the Colosseum
We walked for miles but it didn’t matter because of where we were. We were starving and since we’ve been eating like kings for the past week during the wedding, we wanted something quick and bad for you so we found a McDonald’s! How wrong was it to be eating at a McDonald’s where the view out of the front door was The Pantheon
After the Pantheon, we found ourselves at the Piazza Navona
The Vatican City
One of the last sites we saw was The Trevi FountainItaly Rome Santa Barbara Destination Wedding Photographer Santa Barbara Event Photography Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer 1 Comment »
Capri is such a beautiful place and so are the people. The weather is perfect, almost as perfect as it is in Santa Barbara! haha. You can walk everywhere you want to go, unless you want to get to the other side of the island and visit Anacapri. I’m sure you could walk, but the thin winding roads and mountainous terrain make it hard so you either take a bus or taxi. We spent alot of time up in Capri Town where most of the restaurants, shops and bars were. it’s pretty surreal to walk through the cobblestone streets with shops that make Rodeo Drive look like a strip mall.
On the last night, we all went to the super fun restaurant, Villa Verde
Stefanie and Gil opened up gifts and of all the wonderful things she received, one very special gift from her sister brought tears to Stefanie’s eyes. It was pretty amazing and a complete honor to be included in this incredible life celebration between Stefanie and Gil for their wedding with their closest family and friends.
3D glasses that showed hearts when you look into the light were handed out right before a congratulations cake was brought out. The cake lit up like the 4th of July and everyone had sparklers… incredible. Thank you Stefanie and Gil for treating me like one of the family. My fondest memories of my first trip to Italy include both of you, your families and friends!
Here are some favorites from that night. The first picture is of Ori Kafre, the owner of the JK CapriJK Capri Santa Barbara Destination Wedding Photographer Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer 1 Comment »
One thing so incredible about this wedding is that it wasn’t just the wedding that everyone came for. This was more like a family reunion that lasted for a week! Every day had activities planned and everyone had so much fun. One activity planned was Casino night. This was a casino night where everyone was dressed to the 9′s in their best tuxes and dresses. The first round was a roulette game that brought out the gambler in everyone. The second round was a poker playoff that turned into serious rivalry with serious “all in” bets being called every other round! Cigars, Prosecco, serious competition and tons of fun!
The winners from each game even had Stefanie and Gil’s wedding 2008 trophies given to them! Everyone looked amazing especially Stefanie in her Roberto Cavalli
Here are some super fun pics!Santa Barbara Destination Wedding Photographer Santa Barbara Photographer Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer Leave A Comment »
After the amazing civil Piazza wedding in Capri Town, everyone filtered their way back to the JK Capri for the Jewish Ceremony. This was a beautiful and touching private ceremony held by the pool.
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I’m having an incredible time over here in Capri Italy! We checked into the JK CapriProsseco
Another amazing detail about this wedding is that they secured the whole kitchen staff to cater to the guests. The head chef, Rennato is the most charming little Italian man that never stops running around. He smiles constantly and is always checking on the guests to make sure everything is ok. Needless to say, the food has been amazing.
When we walked in the door, we were greeted… “buona serra, welcome home” and that’s exactly what it feels like to be in this hotel with all the guests. Everyone is amazing and they all, especially Stefanie and Gil have treated Melissa and I like we’re part of the family. One thing pretty amazing about everyone here is that they come from all over the world. There are guests here from the U.S.A, Vienna, Germany, Persia, Russia, Israel, Canada and London! And I’ll say it one more time, they all treat each other like they’re family, so cool! I just wish I knew how to speak Italian, German and Hebrew!
Here are some pictures from Monday.
I also wanted to show everyone the amazing view from my balcony in the next 2 pictures. This is where I’m sitting right now as I post this blog! I could really get used to this! Santa Barbara Destination Wedding Photographer Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer 1 Comment »
We got to Napoli and dropped off the Punto at the airport and then found a cab that brought us to the Ferry. This wasn’t just any ferry, it was a hydrofoil boat that brought us to Capri in 40 minutes. Way cool!
Check out the beautiful view of Capri! This is a beautiful island, every bit of it. We’re staying on the other side of Capri, in Anacapri, which is on top of a mountain at the Capri Palace
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I totally forgot about this picture but when I was shooting Mike Fine yesterday, I noticed out of the corner of my eye that this adorable little girl was fascinated by us and was watching from the other side of this huge water fountain. She’s so cute and I just had to post this picture of her. She had such a curious face but the second I turned my camera at her she gave me this face! It’s like she thought… “Doh! I’m busted!”Santa Barbara Portrait Photographer Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer Leave A Comment »
I was introduced to the greatest guy by my good friend Melissa
Raquel from Walter Claudio
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