This shoot began with a relaxing road trip down the California coast with my beautiful and talented friend Sarah of Sarah Dawson Photography. We ate at Splash Cafe in Pismo Beach, walked along the beach, and explored the beautiful Santa Barbara Courthouse – if you haven’t been, it’s a must see! From the courthouse tower you can enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of the city. We spotted a cute couple at the top and admired how they were posed against the tower’s archways… so, naturally, Sarah asked them if she could snap a photo. No big deal, it’s what photographers do in their spare time. Hahaha. That is why I love spending time with my photographer friends! Not only do we share the same passion; they’re also a great source of advice and mentorship. As a seasoned wedding photographer, Sarah is one of my role models (check out her work, it’s fantastic) and it’s always an honor to second shoot for her.
For Megan and Dan’s wedding, Sarah put me in charge of the guys. Ten of them, to be exact.
… Challenge accepted. :)
Dan gave customized baseball bats to each of his groomsmen! We already knew these would come in handy for photos later. Fess Parker’s Double Tree Resort is truly a gorgeous venue. Dan’s room on the 2nd floor provided a great view of the ceremony site. I could not get over how cute these sand dollar escort cards were!!! Especially when placed in the sand. :) The mariachi band was a major highlight of this wedding for me personally. I grew up playing the violin and was mesmerized by their playing! But what REALLY made my day was when they handed me a violin and let me play with them. Soooo much fun. I want to join a mariachi band.
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