Santa Barbara Wedding Reception + Portraits
Welcome to Meghan and Alex’s enchanting wedding reception and day after portrait session in the picturesque haven of Santa Barbara. It was a celebration of their extraordinary journey, from a fateful college encounter to overcoming long-distance obstacles, until finally, they found solace and happiness in each other’s arms. Join me as we delve into their romantic story, set against the stunning backdrop of Rooftop Bar & Bistro, Franceschi Park, the Santa Barbara Courthouse, and Butterfly Beach. Each location holds a trove of memories and significant moments for Meghan and Alex. Their intentionality behind these handpicked spots brought an extra layer of magic to their day after session.
Check out some of my favorites from their Santa Barbara wedding reception and portrait session
How they met
In the hallowed halls of their college campus, Meghan’s housemate dated Alex’s roommate. Meghan and Alex’s paths intertwined, and within a few months, they found themselves swept away by love. Their deep connection blossomed, transcending the boundaries of distance as they embarked on a year and a half of long-distance love, with California and North Carolina serving as their tethered souls. It was a period of growth, individually and together, as they allowed their love to flourish and evolve.
As the world was engulfed in the embrace of a pandemic, Meghan began working from home, granting her and Alex the gift of uninterrupted togetherness. In the midst of this newfound closeness, they realized that their love had reached a new level. They decided they were ready to embark on the journey of marriage! And so, amidst the halls of their college campus, at the very place where they had once decided that long-distance love was worth the wait, Alex dropped to one knee and tenderly asked Meghan to be his forever. It was a moment of pure perfection, etched in their hearts forever.
Finding Joy Together
Meghan and Alex’s joy is found in the simplest moments. They cherish grocery shopping together, savoring the sweet connection that blooms amidst the aisles. But their love extends far beyond the everyday tasks. They find joy in hiking through breathtaking landscapes, taking long walks, and exploring the wonders of travel. Their two cats serve as a constant reminder of the love and comfort they bring into their home. Writing and music unite their souls, capturing the essence of their relationship in every word and note. Their shared humor, filled with silliness and laughter, infuses their life with endless bliss.
The magical ending to Meghan and Alex’s day after session came as they took their silly nature to a whole new level, inviting some of their closest friends to join them for some portraits together. It was a beautiful moment, a celebration of their immense love, and a reflection of their loving community.
Meghan and Alex, thank you for entrusting me with your love story. Capturing the magic of your wedding reception and day after portrait session was an honor beyond words. Your love, radiating through every photograph, is a testament to the beautiful connection you share.
Why Choose Me as Your Wedding Photographer?
Choosing a wedding photographer is a deeply personal decision. One that should be based on trust, skill, and a genuine passion for capturing your most cherished memories. I strive to build authentic relationships with my clients, ensuring that I truly understand and capture their love story. From the breathtaking landscapes of Santa Barbara to the intimate details, I am dedicated to preserving your unique journey with beautiful, timeless images that will transport you back to that magical day for years to come. Let me be the one to capture the joy and love that will fill your hearts, so that you can relive those cherished moments over and over again.
Santa Barbara Wedding Reception and Portrait Vendors
Venue: Rooftop Bar + Bistro in Goleta
Photographer: Ashley Norton Photography
August 25, 2023