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I can NOT say enough about Kaitie and what she did for us on our wedding day.

SANTA BARBARA COURTHOUSE WEDDING

She was so fun to be around and with my family hard to wrangle, she did it with such ease and efficiency!! But the pictures...they brought tears to my eyes and we are getting so many compliments on all the photos. Could not be happier with the results and I would recommend anyone and everyone to use her skills on the biggest day of your life!!

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Kaitie. Was. FABULOUS.

DOS PUEBLOS RANCH WEDDING

Kaitie went the distance in every way to get us the shots we wanted, edited beautifully, and every one unique. She was professional, fun, and made us comfortable in an otherwise sometimes slightly awkward situation of being the subject of a photo shoot. The wedding photos turned out more beautiful that I could ever have imagined. I loved her style, I love her editing, and the feel to her photos. She was everywhere at once, but not noticed a bit. She was professional, listened to all of our desires, and delivered. 100% She was also extremely helpful and professional in the whole wedding planning process. Not a single complaint from this customer. We loved Kaitie!

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Kaitie Brainerd is not only a talented photographer, but she is an absolute joy to work with.

DOWNTOWN SANTA BARBARA WEDDING

Her effervescent personality makes shooting with her both natural and comfortable, allowing her to capture an authenticity and joy that I never imagined could be translated in a picture. Her working style is unobtrusive, she seamlessly inserts herself into your event to beautifully capture grand spaces, small details, and most importantly those special moments that are so often overlooked.

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SANTA BARBARA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Kaitie Brainerd is a Los Angeles based wedding photographer offering wedding photography throughout Southern California and the Central Coast including Santa Barbara. Kaitie is inspired by natural light and her style is to create colorful, true to life, romantic images, documenting each couples’ love story at their Los Angeles and Santa Barbara weddings. Kaitie has had the pleasure of photographing weddings all over Southern California and the Central Coast, from Palos Verdes to Cayucos. Some of her favorite Santa Barbara wedding venues include the Santa Barbara Courthouse, Villa & Vine, the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, and San Ysidro Ranch. She also loves photographing Los Angeles weddings with the endless possibilities of unique venues, from winery wedding venues in Malibu, to urban wedding venues like the Carondolet House in downtown LA. Kaitie Brainerd was born in Ventura, California and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. She spent most summers in her dad’s hometown of Santa Barbara, and eventually moved to the Central Coast for college, earning her BFA in Photography and Digital Imaging from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.