Mat and Yannis // Wedding // Santa Barbara, CA

Sometimes you just have that spark with a client. Something between you clicks and you see eye to eye and feel like you've been friends for a long time, when really, you just met. That's what happened with Mat, Yannis and I. I can say this about a lot of my clients. They are for real, the coolest and I don't know how I got so lucky. How are there so many genuinely nice/funny/smart/interesting people in the world and how are they finding their way to me? I don't know, but there is something about Mat and Yannis that I just can't seem to shake. Maybe it's that when I gave them the option to meet over coffee or wine it was a hard "WINE". Or maybe it was our similar taste in music and style or maybe it was just that the conversation flowed so easily. Whatever it was by the end of the wedding we had all agreed that we should hang out at a later date. I'm so happy we met and so honored to have captured their beautiful wedding day.

Getting ready & first look: Four Seasons Biltmore // Ceremony: The Mural Room at the Santa Barbara Courthouse // Reception: El Paseo // Event Planning: Wink! Weddings // Cake: Christine Dahl Pastries // DJ: DJ Zeke // Live Band: The Caverns // Floral: S.R. Hogue & Company // Hair: Ann Keheller 19Blue Salon

Abby and Miran // Wedding // Louisville, KY

When I met Abby, we were both dance majors at YPAS - the performing arts magnet of duPont Manual High School in Louisville, KY. She came into the program the year after I did and I quickly noticed she was different from a lot of the other girls. She was mature beyond her age and a little weird and sarcastic and quick witted, not to mention a strong and beautiful dancer. All the things I look for in a friend. Even though we didn't stay close over the years after YPAS, I felt a kinship with her from the beginning so to get the call to photograph her wedding was SO exciting. I got to meet Miran for the first time over a Skype session and the three of us could have talked for hours. As you will see below, especially in their first dance photos, they are a perfect match for one another and I couldn't be happier for them.

Vendor credits are listed below the images.

Venue: The Seelbach Hotel // Event Designer & Coordinator: Hollis Starks // Hair and MUA: Joseph's Salon // Bride's Dress Shop: Rebecca's Wedding Boutique // Bride's Dress Designer: Watters // Bridesmaids: Amsale // Groom & Groomsmen: Moss Bros. // Band: Band 24/7