{santa barbara weekend :part 1: justin and mayumi}

This past weekend I headed up to Santa Barbara to visit friends and do a few photo shoots I have been conceptualizing and thinking about for a while. I absolutely love shooting weddings but when it comes down to it, there is always an important schedule to follow. This is what makes it different from a commercial shoot where I can direct the whole thing according to my shots.

Last summer I shot the wedding of Justin and Mayumi in Carpinteria, California. Justin and I already knew each other and I quickly discovered how sweet and perfect for Justin his fiance Mayumi was. The reception was held at their family’s home on an avocado grove overlooking the ocean. I was completely amazed by the beauty of the area and since we didn’t have time to shoot around the property I already knew I wanted to go back to do another shoot with the couple. Some people call it a “trash the dress shoot”…I am not sure about that name but I absolutely love doing post-wedding photos. These are some of my favorite images from the day!

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  • MayumiWe had such a great time that day. Thanks for taking such awesome photos!

    Justin and MayumiReplyCancel

  • elizabeth @ elizabeth anne designsbeautiful! i especially love the last picture.ReplyCancel

  • Kiley Walkerawesome shots heather!!! you take such amazing pictures!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tammie Kimuraabsolutely gorgeous images Heather!
    Hope to see you soon!ReplyCancel

  • Simply Modern Weddingsbeautiful shots…I love the lighting!ReplyCancel

  • mi belleBeautiful!! We can’t wait to see the rest!!

    Josh & Michelle

    P.S. come visit anytimeReplyCancel

  • Marianne Lozanothese look great Heather! gotta love that light.ReplyCancel


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