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.Read More
This Ojai inspiration shoot was dreamt up by Jessica of Art & Soul Events. We headed into the Ojai hills to scope spots for portraits. I didn't really have anywhere in particular in mind but I knew it needed to be beautiful. This isn't exactly difficult in Ojai as it's all so glorious. As we were driving through the hills I randomly glanced to my left and saw a bright yellow field. I yelled, "do a u-turn, now!" and we lead all of the cars following us to this magical hidden little spot. I love when these random unplanned moments happen. It's magic!