Location: Santa Barbara, California
Venue: El Capitan Canyon
I met Jackie and Tim through one of my favorite couples and previous clients Grace and Chris. I knew they would likely share some of the same interests and quest for adventure so it was no surprise when they told me they had chosen to get married at El Capitan Canyon in Santa Barbara. This place has been on my bucket list since I first moved to California years ago so I was so excited to finally photograph there. With miles and miles of trails to explore, a multitude of sleeping options including glamping tents and adorable little cabins it really makes for a perfect venue for the adventurous couple that wants some luxury too.
They had an intimate guest list and made a weekend out of it. Lots of grilling, s'mores making, and hiking to kick off the celebration. Their ceremony was filled with so much love, nods to their "cat children" and officiated by one of their dear friends. During the reception Jackie changed into a traditional Chinese dress and they did a little tea ceremony with their relatives. I got to see Grace and Chris and give them a big ole hug and hear all about how they were quitting their jobs and traveling the world for the next year. Sigh, love those two.