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.


malaga cove wedding photos

Shiva and Hakha had a traditional Iranian engagement ceremony in Palos Verdes, CA.

After being together for 7 years Shiva and Hakha are finally engaged! They moved here together from Iran to go to graduate school, and plan on having a big wedding back home with their families. We took some photos at Malaga Cove before heading to Hakha’s family’s home for a traditional Iranian engagement ceremony. I loved all delicate details and sweet moments between Shiva and Hakha. I wish them the best for their future together!