Natalia and Bobby: San Miguel De Allende, Mexico, Destination Wedding Photographer

So we met these two amazing people, Natalia and Bobby, when they asked us to take their engagement photos early this year in Joshua Tree. After an epic time scrambling around rock formations and hiking through the desert, we came away with a new friendship. In November, we had the honor of traveling to the town of San Miguel de Allende, near Mexico City to photograph their wedding. Two days before they actually tied the knot, they lead a processional of their wedding guests accompanied by huge dancing puppets, a mariachi band, and a sweet but skittish donkey through the streets of the historic town. Photographing these two around the gorgeous walls and scenes of San Miguel was an unforgettable experience. We really hope to return someday and reminisce...and maybe have a few tequila shots in Bobby and Natalia's honor. So, we haven't blogged for a while and consiquently weren't too good at whittling down this post so...I guess what we mean to say is enjoy and get comfy!

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A Sampling of Favorite Moments from 2016

Well another year has come to an end (yeah, yeah, we know that happened like 5 weeks ago) and we're left feeling like we have no idea where the time went. In an attempt to make some sense out of the last 12 months and get an idea of what sort of work we were producing, we went back through the images we made and picked out some of our favorite photos. Does this collection of photos truly capture all of our favorite moments from this year? Absolutely not. Not even close. This was whittled down from about 500 photos...which was already hard. And in hopes that we wouldn't leave you scrolling for all of 2017, we tried our best to just share a sampling of all the great moments that blew our minds this past year. Our 2016 was filled with so much joy and beauty. We are infinitely grateful to everyone who trusted us to tell their stories through the art of photography. Thank you all so much for opening up your lives to us.  Thanks for looking!

-Peter and Emily

Ken and Amber: Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer, Funk Zone, Courthouse

Ken and Amber are some of the kindest people we have had the pleasure of photographing. We got to spend a few relaxing hours with the two of them taking photos around Santa Barbara and exploring the Funk Zone. They had friends travel from across the world to be there to witness their love for each other. All in all it was a pretty amazing day. Here are a few of our favorite images from Ken and Amber's big day.

-Peter

Josh and Mia: Omni Resort and Spa, Barton Springs, Austin, Texas - Destination Wedding Photographer

We met Josh at a wedding we photosgraphed in Portland about 3 years ago. When he first met us, he said that if he ever got married he wanted us to photograph his wedding. The day finally came where he was going to proclaim his vows to Mia and so he called us. I must say, it made us feel pretty special. So we packed up our camper and trekked ourselves out to Austin, TX to party with Josh and Mia at the Omni Resort and Spa, Barton Springs.

These two and their beautiful daughter, Eloise, have formed a beautiful little family that is truly supported and loved by all those around them. Peter and I had a bit too much fun photographing with the stormy Texas skies (we get a little tired of So Cal Sunshine) - also, Josh and Mia both have a smolder that can seriously light a fire in your camera lens. Beware. These Austin folks were great at celebrating. I'm not sure if it was the mac-and-chese bar, the glow sticks, or the funky vibes of the killer live band but the party was definitely going strong all night. 

We felt so very honored to be at this wedding and we can't thank the bride and groom and their sweet families enough. They welcomed us with open arms and so much happiness. Enjoy the photos! 

-Emily

Buddy and Priscilla: Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer, Courthouse, Elopement, Civil Ceremony

There are a lot of moments as a wedding photographers where we get let in on moments so special and intimate it almost seems like we shouldn't be there. This was definitely the case with Buddy and Priscilla. They decided to elope at the (stunning) Santa Barbara courthouse and tell their friends and family later. We were the only witnesses and really the only ones (besides the court clerk) who can even verify that it happened. Well let me tell you: Buddy and Priscilla got married and here is the photographic proof. It was such an honor to be there to witness their union we and wish them all the best in their life together. Thanks to our good friend Jenn for the amazing flowers - she kills it. Enjoy!