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.

Butterfly Beach Montecito Engagement Photos

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Kelsea and Xen’s May 16th 2020 wedding at Limoneira Ranch in Santa Paula, CA, was one of my most anticipated weddings of the season. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, they (along with all my other spring clients) had to postpone their wedding until the fall.

These two are so much fun and their love radiates through in all their interactions. I had the best time shooting their engagement photos at The Four Seasons and Butterfly Beach in Santa Barbara.

I know this setback has been hard on the entire wedding industry, but I’m so proud of how graciously all my couples are handling postponements.

Kelsea and Xen, I can’t wait for your wedding in the fall!! It’s going to be that much more meaningful.