Such a fun country shoot! Tamra used to be one of my coworkers, and I’ve done a shoot with her and son, so when I found out she wanted me as her wedding photographer I was thrilled. We went out to the barn on the ranch where they are holding their wedding, (which I am also shooting of course,) and it got me even more excited about their wedding. Such a sweet and fun couple and we had a blast with all the elements and props already laying around the ranch. Country shabby chic to a tee! It’s one of my favorite things to arrive at a location and already be inspired before even picking up my camera! We even got lucky enough to have a gorgeous evening ended by a beautiful sunset.
Not quite sure where to even start! Such a beautiful fall day in Santa Barbara. Starting off with Ashley and his guys getting ready at the Coast Village Inn, (a very entertaining and comical bunch they were,) and then off to the gorgeous Montecito Inn to capture the equally gorgeous bride Connie as she finished getting ready.
With a very elegant ceremony and reception at the Santa Barbara Polo club and perfect weather, it was by far one of my favorite weddings. Everything from the details, to the dress, to the seemingly magical reception canopy. Oh yeah, and can’t forget the fact that every guest danced the entire night away and had a blast. After I shot their amazing LA engagement shoot, (check it out at https://amandastilesphotography.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/connie-ashley/ ) I was so excited for what their wedding had in store, and I for sure wasn’t disappointed!
When Dawn called me and told me her idea of of doing a shoot with her kids in their normal, daily lives at home as a way to capture memories before selling their current house, I immediately loved the idea. I really liked the spontaneity of it… from driving around in the flashy cadillac, to picking veggies in the garden, and everything in between. They were such an adorable pair, brother and sister Brant and Genna, and as a whole make such a fun, loving family.
I had such a blast photographing this engagement shoot. When Connie told me about her ideas for locations around Los Angeles, ideas instantly started flowing through my head. We hit a couple spots in downtown LA, including the Disney Concert Hall and the LA dept of Water and power, and the beach and pier in Santa Monica.
Both LA-based lawyers, they have their professional sides, but definitely know how to have fun and enjoy themselves. It was a blast working with them, and I can’t wait to photograph their upcoming Santa Barbara wedding!
I was honored to photograph this lovely lady’s maternity shoot last year, and now her baby is already a precious one year old. I love seeing the progression of families; definitely one of my favorite parts of what I do! Ian had just began walking not too long before the shoot, so capturing his steps was also an awesome moment for me and for his parents as well.
This is my second year doing their family portraits, and I can definitely say there is never a dull moment! They are such a beautiful family and a blast to work with. Merry Christmas!