friends, meet mackenzie + jon.
since moving up to santa barbara this past may -- i have fallen completely in love with the small town charm + undeniable beauty of this city. luckily for me, these two cuties wanted to take their engagement photos at two of my favorite places: the santa barbara county courthouse + butterfly beach in montecito.
their effortless love for one another made the day a total breeze & continues to shine through in the photos. i can't wait for their santa barbara wedding at the el encanto this april!
These two. Their wedding day was pure magic. Stephen and Lauren met in college at Point Loma Nazarene University and have been inseparable ever since. Warm summer air filled the Mission Asistencia in Redlands while their love ones gathered to join them as they became husband and wife. Their love for one another radiated and you couldn't help but be filled with joy in their presence. Stephen and Lauren shared heartfelt vows, danced the night away under twinkle lights and it all ended in fireworks (literally). It was such a special day and I was truly honored to be there to capture this moment in time.
Where do I begin with these two. I first met Lauren & Nathan in a coffee shop and instantly I felt as if I had already known them a lifetime. These two together light up any room, and the love they share is contagious. Spend five minutes with them and you are sure to be laughing in no time.
When their special day arrived, my awesome second shooter Robby Cavanaugh and I headed out to the lovely venue of Oak Creek Ranch in Topanga, California. It was the perfect summer day, and the location couldn't of suited them better. Their friends gathered as they watched Lauren and Nathan say their I do's overlooking the beautiful Topanga Canyon. Nathan played his guitar and sang her the same song he had played on their first date, bringing all of their guests to tears, including myself. These two share a truly special kind of love that anyone who has spent any time with them is sure to attest to. They laughed, danced, smiled and were filled with whimsy the entire day. I left that night feeling truly honored that they picked me to help tell their love story.