Magical Santa Barbara Courthouse Elopement and sunset at the Four Seasons Biltmore Butterfly Beach

When I walked into the Biltmore to catch Katie getting ready her mama ran up to me and gave me a big ole hug and exclaimed, “I feel like I’m meeting a celebrity, it’s like I know you because of Instagram!!”. I pretty much thought that was the cutest thing ever because yeah she’s right she does know me! I’ve been so open and vulnerable on the ‘gram over the past few years so it was nice to hear she felt connected to me. We chatted, I observed, I documented, we laughed, they cried, I helped open multiple bottles of champagne. We piled into their rental car and sped our way through the streets of Santa Barbara to the courthouse. It was a blissfully gray day with very little people around town so it felt like we had the whole grounds to ourselves.

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Intimate Elopement at Crystal Cove in Laguna Beach, California

We stayed for a little while after and captured some group photos and all of the adorable long term committed couples (I’m looking at you, grandparents) before heading to Crystal Cove for portraits. We leisurely frolicked on the beach just the three of us and breathed in all of that natural beauty. One of my favorite things about photographing elopements on the beach at sunset is all of the variation of color from the golden hour to dusk.

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Rad Los Angeles Wedding at The Ruby Street in Highland Park

The Ruby Street is an eclectic venue on the East Side of Los Angeles in Highland Park. Their design is on-point and perfect for couples who love beautiful styling and want a mix of indoor and outdoor, which can be really difficult to find in the area. I would love their decorator to style my home, please!

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