Congratulations to Travis and Heather on their sensational wedding at the Santa Ynez Inn and wedding reception at Lincourt Vineyards in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley! What a beautiful and fun day it was to photograph all the important and exciting moments of their wedding! I started with the detail and getting ready shots at the Santa Ynez Inn where all the guys and gals were getting ready for the big day!
Wedding flowers were provided by Laura Cogan of Passion Flowers Design. I work with Laura a good bit and all her arrangements are stunning. She’s a very kind and thoughtful person as well! Thanks Laura!
Travis is a super laid back, fun and nice guy. It’s for this reason that I really loved this “serious” look he gave me for this photo.
They guys and I wandered to a near by watering hole to see what photo ops there might be for us. Sure enough a unique ceiling and band band stage were there waiting for us!
Once the ceremony concluded we headed over to Lincourt Vineyards not too far away. It’s a very beautiful and peaceful place. Just right for a wedding venue in Santa Ynez.
Here they come for the grand entrance!
The lighting and timing were just right, so I asked the dj if I could use the mic and ask the audience to rise to look at my camera as I raised it with my handy dandy 12 foot pole! I think it’s a great shot to get when possible. I’m sure Travis and Heather will enjoy zooming in at 400% to enjoy all their guests expressions.
First dance! The eyes and expression say it all: They’re sweetly in love!
I love it when kids can’t help but use their tongue to help them dance with their feet. I took about 10 shots of this little girl dancing over the course of a minute and in every single one her tongue was helping her dance. Too cute!
Oh yes! There is always one in every crowd! A person determined to get back at the wedding photographer by taking a picture of the wedding photographer! I wonder how it turned out. I hope “she made me look good!” Please send the photo and maybe I’ll post it!
This photo is fitting. The men have “smoke beards” the lady does not. She just has a little “smoke eye”. Note: The surgeon general advises that both smoking AND hookah may be dangerous for your health!
This year’s award for “Most Bubbly Mother of the Groom” will likely go to Travis’ mother shown here with wonderful outburst of joy! Very fun to be around parents like her!
It’s all about:
Careful, careful, don’t drop it!
Travis and Heather, I’m grateful that you chose me to photograph your wedding. I hope it turned out to be everything you wanted for your wedding day and much more! Keep God’s love first and foremost and you’ll sore like on the wings of eagles! Thanks again!