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.


Santa barbara courthouse wedding photographer

Jenn and Chris were married in front of the Giant Bird of Paradise in the Sunken Gardens at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

This intimate, bilingual wedding ceremony was officiated by the bride’s brother in law and decorated with rustic burlap, baby’s breath and pink floral details.

After the ceremony we took some photos at the top of the courthouse tower before heading down to one of the most scenic beaches in Santa Barbara, Hendry’s Beach, for a bride and groom portrait session. It was really busy because it was the 4th of July weekend, but we managed to make it look like Jenn and Chris had the beach to themselves. Adventurous brides like Jenn make me so happy, I love that she changed into a second dress so they could get in the water!

Their wedding reception was held at Le Café Stella, where they had such a sweet first dance. Congratulations Jenn and Chris! 

Cake | BYG Sweets || Reception Venue | Le Café Stella ||

The Santa Barbara Courthouse offers such great opportunities for wedding photography! Check out my Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding page to see other great wedding photo locations!