Thursday, October 20, 2011

Santa Barbara Wedding - Kat & Will

It was a breathtaking drive up the coast on Highway 1 to Santa Barbara.  I had never seen a more perfect Southern California day for a wedding.  The oppressive heat of just a day earlier had vanished, leaving us with a perfect fall day.  When Rachel (my awesome second shooter and, ahem, beautiful wife) and I arrived at Kat's house she and her bridesmaids were in full 'getting ready' mode.  You can tell a lot about how the day is going to go by how the 'getting ready' is going.  In this case it was simply a fun gathering of close friends and family... I knew the rest of the day would follow suit.

Kat and Will's ceremony took place in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, at the Trinity Episcopal Church on historic State Street.  The church is amazing, like one you'd expect to find in the English countryside, except with palm trees and impossibly blue skies adding a Southern California flair!

The reception was held at the beautiful Santa Barbara Yacht Club, a stunning venue with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Santa Barbara Harbor on the other.  My Canon wasn't the only canon being shot  there... the club had a deafening artillery canon they fired repeatedly over the Pacific in honor of Will and Kat's wedding.  And if that wasn't enough to set this wedding apart from all others, a Harbor Patrol boat cruised right up to the beach and gave a water nozzle salute to Kat and Will.  Awesome!

A slideshow set to music of Kat & Will's wedding can be found HERE.

Thanks, Kat and Will, for letting us be a part of your amazing day!

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Tunes and energy provided by the awesome Bonnie Hope of Music by Bonnie


  1. Thanks Mitchell. Your pictures are amazing. They added to the Santa Barbara wedding magic. Carol and Ralph (Kat's parents)

  2. did he actually get to set off the canon!???? soooo awesome

  3. wow! beautiful photos! you are a true artist!
    i loved working with you!
    let's do it again soon!