Rose & Joe: A wedding at Four Seasons Santa Barbara

It's Monday!

Rose and Joe planned their wedding from Chicago and up until the wedding day, we'd only chatted via phone and e-mail! This is never my preference but between their schedules, my crazy schedule, and me moving up to the bay area last December we just couldn't coordinate a meeting! The minute I walked into Rose's getting ready suite at The Four Seasons Santa Barbara and saw her ear to ear smile I knew we were a perfect match. :) It was such a beautiful day filled with so many romantic details that helped tell their love story. Thanks to Kelsey Crews and Jasmine Star for helping me rock this one! (Seeing your wedding photographers images straight out of camera is pretty awesome- J*'s exposures were DEAD on and she has the most amazing eye- DUH! Can't WAIT for our wedding :) )

Modern Day Design did the florals and they were BREATH-TAKING! I mean... that pink bridesmaid bouquet is unlike anything I've ever seen. Absolutely perfect.

Rose and Joe had a group of their closest family members stand in a circle around them and pass their rings along a ribbon, each person putting their special blessing on the rings. I had my wide angle lens on so Miss Jasmine captured this perfect shot of the ring in motion.

We didn't have as much time I usually like to have for bridal portraits so Jasmine and I were booking it working as fast as we could. I was getting the view on the left and J* was capturing the one on the right as I set up the next shot. Team-work is key on these kinds of days!

Yelena Johnson of The Stylish Soiree (my wedding planner!) helped Rose and Joe coordinate their big day and everything went off without a hitch.