After reading through my calendar for September and October, it amazes how quickly time passes each fall and before we know, the holidays are here, and then another new year. There are so many meetings and events scheduled for the next few months but among all the wonderful fun things planned, one of my favorites stands out: Santa Barbara celebration of harvest. I have been out of town every year for this event and I'm so excited to be able to attend this year... :)
In other fun Friday news, I have created a new category called Slideshows under "categories" on the main menu above...this is a quick way to check out all the slideshows from weddings, engagements and events...check it out! :)
Two weeks ago I posted a sneak peek of Diarmuid and Chrissy's wedding...I am so excited to share the full post today! Long post, so be warned! When I first met Diarmuid and Chrissy at their Santa Monica Pier engagement session and witnessed first hand just how truly head-over-heels in love they are, I knew this would be a fabulous wedding!!
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention all the wonderful and amazing people who came together to create this beautiful wedding for Chrissy and Diarmuid:
Coordinator: Donna Romani Events
Hair/Makeup: LunaBella Makeup Art
Ceremony Venue: El Presidio Chapel, Rain Longo
Reception Venue: Granada Theater, William Cochran
Caterer: Pure Joy Catering
Ceremony musician: Jennifer Argenti (310.592.6417)
Cocktail hour musicians: Geoff Earley (216.870.4265)
Photobooth: The PhotoBooth Experience
Officiant: Alegra M. Bartzat (817.851.7187)
Wedding dress: Beautiful Day Bridal
Florals: The Floral Decorator, Becky Pedretti (805.565.0772)
The day started out on the beautiful Santa Barbara riviera overlooking the Pacific...
Looove the shoes...
Chrissy you make me smile! :)
Diarmuid and Chrissy chose to have a first look and see each other before the ceremony...it was a wonderful opportunity to use a different venue other than the ceremony and reception site for photographs, plus we had plenty of time for oodles of portraits! :)
Their first look took place at the Santa Barbara Courthouse
Um, aren't they adorable?!
Ceremony time at the El Presidio Chapel...
Chrissy and Diarmuid on the marquee at the Granada!
Dear Chrissy and Diarmuid...thank you for letting us be a part of your beautiful day!! Hope you're getting settled in Montreal!! xoxo!!
To see more of Diarmuid and Chrissy's Santa Barbara Granada Theater wedding, please CLICK HERE for a slideshow!!!
Chrissy and Diarmuid have such a great story it just has to be told. Diarmuid is from Ireland and Chrissy, born and raised in Boston, has since traveled the country and the world studying. On a study abroad trip to Ireland, she met Diarmuid at a pub. The love that unfolded between them in the small amount of time that Chrissy was in Ireland was so great that only a few years later Diarmuid followed Chrissy to the states. :) I can't wait for their wedding!!
We started their engagement session on the beach right next to the Santa Monica Pier...
Then we walked along the park above the beach, where Chrissy and Diarmuid had one of their first dates in America...
Diarmuid kept us laughing the entire time :)
I created a slideshow for Chrissy and Diarmuid, please CLICK HERE to view it!! (takes just a moment to load!)
I recently had the pleasure of photographing Rodger and Kathy in Arroyo Grande, which is a beautiful beach town nestled in the Central Coast of California. It was a gorgeous, buttery-golden afternoon and I just love these images :)
To see a slideshow from their session, please CLICK HERE! **the slideshow takes a minute to load :)**
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of second shooting with Leah Lund from NY...this was such a gorgeous wedding with an intimate ceremony. Thom and Jenn were so much fun to be around and this was evident not only through their personalities but through the fact that all their guests flew in from all over the country to witness their marriage.
Their wedding took place at the Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara on the rooftop and it was a super warm beautiful fall day...
Jenn's wedding dress was designed and created by her grandmother!
The Canary Hotel has so many awesome details...
To view a slideshow from this wedding, please click HERE!