Saturday, April 12, 2008

{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!








7 comments:

Marianne Lozano said...

these look great Heather! gotta love that light.

mi belle said...

Beautiful!! We can't wait to see the rest!!

Josh & Michelle

P.S. come visit anytime

Simply Modern Weddings said...

beautiful shots...I love the lighting!

Tammie Kimura said...

absolutely gorgeous images Heather!
Hope to see you soon!

Kiley Walker said...

awesome shots heather!!! you take such amazing pictures!!!

elizabeth @ elizabeth anne designs said...

beautiful! i especially love the last picture.

Mayumi said...

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

Justin and Mayumi