On November 8, 2015 Laura & Ryan tied the knot at the beautiful Santa Barbara Courthouse. When Laura contacted me about her big day and asked me to be her photographer I was not only super honored, but I was excited for a destination wedding in Santa Barbara. Laura and I have been friends since our high school years. I was introduced to her fiance, Ryan, at our engagement session a few weeks prior. Ryan was super easy to get along with and such a charming guy. At their engagement session we had lots of fun with posing and just being silly together.
The morning of their wedding day I headed over to Laura’s room for some getting ready shots with her bridesmaids and her mother. She had the cutest loft style room at the Montecito Inn. All the bridesmaids had coordinated robes and accessories and I captured some fun moments with her closest friends.
Following the getting ready shots we headed off to the courthouse for “the first look” which is a special moment between only the bride & groom, prior to the ceremony. Then we headed off and did some bride & groom photos around the courthouse and wedding party photos. And off went Laura away upstairs to hide out while guests arrived.
The ceremony was just perfect with a mixture of humor and tears. I’ve never laughed so hard at a wedding yet. Following the ceremony we took family photos and off they went to have dinner with all their guests at a local restaurant in Santa Barbara.
Here’s a recap from Laura & Ryan’s destination wedding in Santa Barbara held at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. More photos to follow…Enjoy~