Mash and Marsha’s wedding took place at the beautiful and famous Fess Parker Double Tree Resort in Santa Barbara. This is a beautiful and high end venue that is always a pleasure to shoot at. However, as you can see Mash and Marsha are quite the attractive couple – which always makes things nice! This was my second shoot with Mash and Marsha as I had shot their engagement session a number of months ago. This Santa Barbara day was absolutely beautiful with blue skies and a cool breeze – typical for Santa Barbara. The wedding day was filled with much excitement! I photographed the wedding by myself, as I often do. I hope you enjoy the post!
My starting collections come with an ample 10 hours. My more lavish collection come with unlimited hours. Regardless, I always come early to shoot the important details of the wedding dress, rings, shoes and getting ready, if desired. To me it’s not about how many hours I put in. Wedding photography is my passion and for each couple’s wedding my main goal is the capture beautiful shots of their day and to do my very best. I’m not “watching the clock” other than for the purposes of trying to keep the wedding day moving along on time!
It would be hard to imagine a more beautiful wedding dress for Marsha. It was absolutely perfect for her!
Mash’s brother, Daryan, helps him get ready!
Wedding photography is a perfect fit for me. I love the fact that EVERY wedding is totally different – from the little details like the wedding rings, to the location they are getting ready, to the couple as well as their family and friends. Everything is so unique, fresh and fun. It’s a great challenge as well. Howerver, as I see it – it’s my great privilege to take in all the wonderful people and sights and activities and through my camera tell the love story that is their wedding day!
Of course at every wedding kids play a fun and important part. As a wedding photographer, I find a special love and interest in the photographs I am able to capture of children. It’s the variety of expressions they give, the uniqueness of each precious little person and the joy that wells up in my heart in the brief interactions I have with them. Maybe it’s because in many ways I still see myself as a child!? Whatever the case – kids are wonderful!
How fun, the wedding day included a Mariachi Band!
The groom’s brother relaxes while we were shooting the group shots.
The Fess Parker Double Tree Resort in Santa Barbara is one of Santa Barbara’s premiere wedding venues. It’s quite obvious to see why!
A special thanks to Mandana at Tres Jolie Events for her wonderful skill and talent as wedding coordinator. She helped bring calm, order and joy to the wedding day. Believe me, I work with many wedding coordinators and she is one of the best!
As a wedding photographer, people often ask me how I get all the photographs I do when I am working a wedding by myself. The answer is quite simple. First, planning. Having a solid timeline for each wedding is absolutely key. I’ve shot hundreds and hundreds of weddings and so I know what works and what does not. I’ve been faced with countless “challenges” and have become skilled at working around them. While clients always have the final say, it’s a great benefit for them to at least share their ideas for the proposed wedding timeline with me and then listen to my feed back. Second, the fact of the matter is that there are two types of photographers. Those that are trying to figure out how to be a good photographer and those who know how to be a good photographer. I hope I don’t sound cocky, but the fact of the matter is that I believe I’m of the later. Some people are made for the fast moving, stressful, fast pace environment of wedding photography and some are not. I undoubtably am and I love it. Rather than worrying about and directing a second photographer, my time and energy is focused on continuously photographing the important elements of your wedding day moving with pace and precision…and at the same time being kind, thoughtful and respectful of those around me. Sometimes having one more person pointing a camera at a couple can actually make them more uncomfortable. I like to joke around and be respectfully playful with my clients. I find this puts them at ease and they enjoy the whole experience of what I as a wedding photographer have to offer. Lastly, I’ve made the ultimate investment for my clients of obtaining the best wedding photography equipment that money can buy. I don’t believe in skimping. I want to have the best wedding photography equipment available to help produce the best wedding photography I can. I carry two cameras on me at all time and an a full assortment of lenses. All these things added together are my recipe for serving couples and offering unique, quality wedding photographs with an enjoyable experience.
With out a doubt the Mash and Marsha’s funnest moments took place at the reception. Fess Parker Double Tree Resort provided the perfect wedding venue for this grand celebration! Classy, spacious, lavish and beautiful! What a great wedding reception party was had by all. Tears, laughter and lots of fun!
The wedding reception at Fess Parker in Santa Barbara ended the same way the ceremony started….with Mash and Marsha surrounded by family, friends, joy and love!
I’ll end this blog posting with one of my favorite wedding pictures of the day. It’s not a favorite because of amazing light or color or background. It’s a favorite because of the reality and truth conveyed in the photograph. That reality is that when Marsha is in Mash’s arms – her heart is in her happy, safe and loving home!
A special thanks to Mash and Marsha for the privilege of photographing your wedding!! May you two continue to walk in love as you enjoy every day of the rest of your lives together!! God bless you both!
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