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.


san francisco city hall wedding

Haleh and Mitchell were married in front of close friends and family at San Francisco City Hall this past June.

Not only are these two some of the sweetest clients I’ve ever had, they are ridiculously in love and ridiculously stylish.

This was my first time inside San Francisco City Hall and I was in awe and immediately understood why Mitchell and Haleh ditched their earlier plans for a big wedding at a conventional venue in LA for this destination location. After a short and sweet wedding ceremony on the Mayor’s Balcony, the newlyweds and all their friends hopped on San Francisco’s quintessential mode of transportation- a trolley- and rode through town to the Golden Gate Bridge, where Mitchell had proposed to Haleh the year before. We sung the Friends theme song at the top of our lungs and the group hung off the trolley while the Full House theme song blared in the background- it was the perfect way to celebrate Mitchell and Haleh’s commitment to each other.

This simple and sweet San Francisco City Hall wedding was also featured on Intimate Weddings! Check it out here.

See their Abalone Cove engagement session here.

Venue | San Francisco City Hall || wedding dress | BHLDN: Blake Gown || Hair and Makeup | Jessica Later Beauty||