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.


joshua tree engagement photos

Finally catching up on blogging all my spring engagement sessions, and Erin and Nick’s Joshua Tree engagement shoot at Jumbo Rocks is up first!

Today just so happens to be the three month countdown to their Camarillo wedding at Gerry Ranch. I’m so happy Erin and Nick wanted to head out into the desert for their engagement photos; I’m always up for a weekend adventure! Erin nailed the styling of this session. Their color coordinated first look complete with an awesome blanket prop was the perfect start to the shoot. Erin topped it off with a boho lace dress, and a matching wildflower bouquet and crown. If she looks this amazing at her engagement shoot, I can’t wait to see her wedding day look!

Enjoy this Joshua Tree engagement session!