Our dear friends Nikki & Cameron reached out to me to document their legal ceremony before their big destination wedding this year. Their pup Kimchee also joined us for a portrait session at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. I was pleasantly surprised to hear that the courthouse was also dog-friendly and we got a chance to explore the beautiful spot with everyone.

Santa Barbara Courthouse is a stunning backdrop for an intimate elopement ceremony. With its Spanish-style architecture and lush gardens, it offers a charming and romantic atmosphere that will add a touch of elegance to your wedding. The courtyard is an idyllic spot for your ceremony, with its picturesque fountain and beautiful flowers creating a dreamy setting. Imagine saying “I do” surrounded by the architectural splendor and natural beauty of this historic landmark.

After their courthouse ceremony, we headed to Arroyo Burro Beach for a sunset portrait session. This dog-friendly beach is known for its serene coastline, crashing waves, and stunning golden hour lighting. As the sun dips below the horizon, the sky fills with vibrant hues, providing a breathtaking backdrop for your romantic photos. Let the soft sand between your toes and the gentle ocean breeze set the scene for candid and intimate moments with your beloved.

Our photography style aims to capture the genuine emotions and candid interactions that make your love story unique. We believe that the most heartfelt moments appear when you feel relaxed and joyful, which is why we prioritize creating a fun and comfortable environment. Our aim is to make you feel at ease so that your true personality shines through, resulting in timeless and authentic images that you will cherish for years to come.

Whether you’re planning an elopement or a sunset portrait session, Santa Barbara Courthouse and Arroyo Burro Beach offer the perfect settings for creating memories that will last a lifetime. Come celebrate your love in an exquisite and dog-friendly location where casual, fun, and relaxed vibes meet breathtaking beauty.

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