I was so lucky to photograph this special time in Maggie and David’s life! I had a blast photographing their wedding, and getting to see thier family grow is truly my honor. We had a great time out in the lovely light just the happy couple with baby Emma in the belly! Thank you all for having me to document such a lovely moment in your life!
04 Dec 2019
Helen and Mark’s wedding was a lovely celebration to remember forever! They were married by dear friends at Mark’s work, the Salvation Army church. The reception was at the historic El Paseo restaurant. It was a beautiful fall wedding and I’m so lucky I got to photograph these two love birds and friends! Thank you Helen and Mark, and Congratulations on being married!
01 Jul 2019
Here are some photos of elopements at the Santa Barbara Courthouse by Barbara of Fine Heart Photography. She is talented and also knows the courthouse intimately, where the light is best at what time of day and in what season! I can’t wait to tour you around and photograph you and your fiance on your wedding day! Contact Me today to check my calendar and book me!
Hi I’m “Santa Barbara Barbara” and I’d love to give you the insiders tips on getting married in Santa Barbara!
Hiring local vendors is always a great idea, but hiring a local photographer is even more valueable! Local photographers are at home near your location, and have ample opportunities to scout out the location. In my case, the case of “Santa Barbara Barbara” I am well aquainted with the many wedding venues in Santa Barbara. I know the lighting, the best places to shoot your wedding party photos, and how to get around town. I can suggest backdrops for photos that will enhance your gorgeous hair and makeup with lovely warm light! I have connections to other vendors in town, and I can offer recommendations.
If you are having a Santa Barbara destination wedding, you can’t go wrong with ‘Santa Barbara Barbara’ at your service! I can give you restaurant recomendations for brunch the next day, sights you shouldn’t miss while you are here, and the locals secrets I will only tell you after you hire me! Ha!
Whether you are a local or coming into this gorgeous city to get married, hiring a photographer that knows the local venues, parks and beaches in invaluable! Feel free to call me anytime to chat about why I’d choose September over June (did you know its gloomy much of June in SB?), and a wealth of other information that will make your special wedding day even more fantastic!
Congratulations Eileen and Neil on your beautiful intimate beach ceremony! Here is a sneek peek of the images to come.
Santa Barbara is a beautiful backdrop where you can elope! The photographs I’ve taken at elopements in this area are some of my favorite images! To elope in SB is a no brainer – we have the year-round mild weather, so you can elope any calendar date you like! And the variety of gorgeous backdrops to elope in is amazing – from the bluffs overlooking the pacific ocean to the green flower covered parks the options are many! The only problem is where to elope? As your photographer, I would love to have a vote on where you elope! I’m as invested as you are in making amazing images of this romantic and sentimental moment, so here are my suggestions for venues.
My top 3 locations to get married or elope in and around Santa Barbara are below. Since I’m a photographer, let me tell this story visually. Click on the photos below to see more about each location.
The Santa Barbara Courthouse is a beautiful place to elope!
Alice Keck Park always has some flowers in bloom that make for a romantic dreamy backdrop for photos!
The bluffs in Ellwood in Goleta make for a stunning sunset show to usher in your first married moments!
There is always something in bloom in Santa Barbara, but you have to know when and where. The gardens and parks all bloom different flowers different times of year! My worth comes in my creative talent, my excellent service and the finished art, but add to that the knowledge of the best spots to elope in and around town! This is only my top 3 for today, but I’ll add more soon. If you want to pick my brain about the perfect location for your proposed date, feel free to call or email me. I’ve lived in Santa Barbara a few decades and am in tune with the seasons and so many hot – and cool spots in town. And I discover more all the time! I would be honored to share your elopement and be the one to capture the moments so you can enjoy your elopement images happily ever after!
Elope in the beautiful sunken gardens of the Santa Barbara County Courthouse! Enjoy the ethereal 360 views while you exchange vows in front of your whole village, or enjoy a more intimate setting with just you and your fiancé!
For a full wedding ceremony, setting up guests by the fiesta stage ensures a full view of the tower and arch, you’ll be surrounded by gorgeous architecture.
If you choose to elope, there are several spaces you can choose outdoors, and on really cool spot in the courthouse itself! Its just a little nook on the second floor in the office where you get your license, but it has some cool curtains, cielings and other elements to enjoy that many who visit this courthouse never get to see!
If you’re eloping in Santa Barbara, its easy to add a few elements that will make the simple but special day even more so. Here are some suggestions that will help make your photos pop!
Grabbing some sweets and sharing that ‘first piece of cake’ moment not only makes the photos exciting, it adds an element of joy to the day. Some couples like adding a litte more of the grandiose in the form of a simple cake cupcake or donut! For cakes I recommend Anna’s Bakery! For about $30 they’ll give you a delicious whipped cream frosting cake already on the shelf. For donuts, Hook and Press just can’t be beat! And for cupcakes, Crushcakes is a local hit!
If you’ve though ahead you may have contacted a local florist to get a flower crown, boquet and boutonniere. There are many florists I know of that work on short notice, so you can email or call me for a current list of who I’m working with. Short of that, you can buy some poses from any of the 4 local Trader Joe’s and bind them together in an easy peasy bouquet.
If you haven’t thought about a wedding dress, I have some you can borrow! Putting on a white dress just makes the occasion grand and the photos pop!
The one thing I wouldn’t skimp on is the photography! No matter how simple or fancy your details are, I will render you and your partners special love in images you can treasure forever! Like diamonds, these images will become more precious over time! Call me, I’d love to chat about your upcoming elopement and anything I can do to help!
03 Jan 2019
Jenn and Travis’ magical sunset elopement on the Ellwood bluffs near Santa Barbara Ca. It was my honor and pleasure to capture the love and union that was solidified on this wonderful day! Thank you Jenn and Travis for choosing me, I hope you enjoy these photo memories for a lifetime.