Alice Keck Park

Nick & Tara

Nick and Tara chose Alice Keck Park and the Rose Garden at the Santa Barbara Mission for their engagement shoot in late August.  Nick is an avid photographer so the boys could talk cameras and electronic gadgets while Tara and I commiserated over their exuberant excitement over things with buttons to push. Thanks Nick and Tara for a fun summer day. We are excited to shoot your wedding!


Graeme & Aselle

Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country with less than 15 people per square mile. As part of my pre-wedding preparation, I had to do some Wiki-research on the country where this couple met, fell in love, and traveled from to get married at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. Graeme is Australian and Aselle is from Khazakstan and got married in the US. "It's easier," explained Graeme, at least in comparison to getting married locally.

Think wedding planning is difficult? Try planning a wedding over 6000 miles away and not knowing the date until a couple weeks before. Graeme & Aselle contacted us on Feb 2nd, flew in on Feb 5th, met me on Feb 6th, and then tied the knot on Feb 8th. Talk about a whirlwind! But the two were completely at ease over coffee and were wonderful to work with on the day of the wedding.

Since it was a weekday, the Penguin had to fly solo for our first wedding of 2012 and it was a great way to kick off our wedding season! Congrats Graeme & Aselle!




Jon & Kat's Engagement Session

We spent the afternoon with Jon and Kat and the best dog "Eva." Hanging out at Alice Keck Park, located in downtown Santa Barbara, is a regular habit for Jon and Kat. You can spend hours in this park sitting in the shade of the trees, enjoying the ducks and turtles, and watching everyone else do the same. We had the opportunity to learn about how these two met and got engaged as well as meet the newest addition to their household, a little white fur ball named Eva. After hanging out and throwing a frisbee around a bit, we headed for the court house and it's beautiful architectural landscape.

Can't wait for this cute couple to get married! 

Selina & Joe - August 21st

Selina & Joe got married on the beautiful grounds of Alice Keck Park in downtown Santa Barbara followed by a reception at the Moose Lodge. 

This wedding was full of details that conveyed Selina & Joe's fresh and fun personality. The groom, groomsmen, and the bride kicked it in stylish pairs of custom Vans shoes. Selina's pair had the date of the wedding printed on the heel. The cake had a way cute penguin topper (Selina's favorite animal) - so as you can see we were the perfect match for her!