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.


carpinteria bluffs nature preserve engagement photos

Harry and Bree get married exactly six months from today just miles from where we shot their engagement photos.

For this engagement session, we wandered around the paths and woods at Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, ending with sunset photos at Carpinteria State Beach.

Carpinteria is a special place for these two, as it’s where Harry’s family is from, and they even have a family memorial bench along the road to the beach where we stopped to pop some champagne and eat cake. It’s also where they will be tying the knot at Rincon Beach Club next Memorial Day weekend. If you wanted to see how to flawlessly dip or lift a girl, Harry has got it covered. These two were so fun to shoot, even jumping in the freezing ocean at the end of the engagement session.

Happy six months until your wedding!