It was a beautiful weekend in Santa Barbara… one couldn’t ask for a better day to do a sunset engagement shoot… and I think Emily & Chris especially enjoyed it since they were coming all the way from the frigid windy city of Chicago.
In order to get as much out of the California beach and background as we could I met them at one of my favorite portrait places, Miramar Beach in Montecito,CA. The beach is right there, as well as railroad tracks, palm trees, bougainvillea lined path, great stairs, rocks, gates… basically anything one could want.
It was so much fun to meet Emily & Chris… they found me through their gorgeous venue the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, they grew up in Michigan, live in Chicago, and just happen to be in Santa Barbara. How great is that!!! After spending a few hours with them taking pics, answering questions, and getting excited about their wedding (yes, me too!), I feel like I completely understand their vision, ideas, and what they want their wedding to be like … and it is going to be awesome!!
Plus… come on… do you see how gorgeous this couple is… its a photographers dream.. and their super cool!! Anyone who’s willing to get in the water gains bonus points with me!!
Emily & Chris, It was so much fun playing with you guys on the
beach. I can’t wait for your wedding. Just from the look of your
save-the-date I just know it is going to be a blast!