This love between you two? This love that led you to feel not just ready — but excited — to share vows in front of friends of family? This love that made everything click? 

It tops the list. This is it, and it couldn’t be better.

kaitie brainerd

Kaitie Brainerd is a film and digital Santa Barbara wedding photographer creating true to life imagery that endures.


I have been wanting to blog this Abalone Cove engagement session for a while and I thought Valentine’s Day would be the perfect opportunity to show off these lovebirds!

Haleh and I first met while working together at HauteLook in the photo studio. We bonded over true crime and Friends, and I was so excited for her when I heard about her surprise San Francisco engagement to Mitchell. These two ADORE each other and it was so meaningful to me to play a part in their love story. Haleh and Mitchell are the perfect example of letting loose and letting your love shine through at your engagement session. Their connection with each other is effortless and comfortable, which made it easy for me to capture so many adorable moments. The great thing about an engagement session is it reminds couples of the excitement of being engaged, and takes them away from all the worry and stress of wedding planning.

Enjoy their Abalone Cove engagement session!