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

From the Mural Room, to the Sunken Gardens, to the iconic mission style facade and bell tower, the Santa Barbara Courthouse offers endless opportunities for diverse and stunning wedding photos. I've photographed weddings in every corner of the courthouse and am here to give you all the inside tips for a smooth wedding day.

There's a reason I shoot so many weddings at the Santa Barbara Courthouse: its location, scenery and ambiance are unparalleled in Southern California. Whether you are planning a low key, intimate wedding, or an all out bash, I've got you covered! Check out my pricing and Santa Barbara Courthouse wedding photography portfolio below.

Congrats on your upcoming Santa Barbara Courthouse wedding!

"She really captured the essence of our day.
We were blown away.”

"Easily, her work speaks for itself, but working with her before, during, and after our wedding was stellar each time. I sought Kaitie out  because the lighting in all her photos looked so natural and she had the ability to capture couples' happiness without them looking posed. She was very thoughtful, detailed, and collaborative with our timing needs. On our wedding day, I didn't have to worry about anything. She had everything under control and took care of capturing our memories with ease. She is easy to talk to and has a great eye, she is truly an artist. This was our first wedding and both my husband and I had very little experience being professionally photographed, but Kaitie talked us through everything. She put us as ease. We loved each shot and are so happy to have Kaitie as our photographer. We 100% recommend and couldn't be happier."

Kaitie was INCREDIBLE! I felt like she asked all the right questions before the big day so that during our photo time she was able to coordinate things effectively and it felt very natural. She was punctual, professional, and all around fun to have at the event. The photos turned out beautiful and she really captured the essence of our day. We were blown away.”

Danielle + Dylan

Kat + Christopher

let's get into the details.

  • Yours truly photographing your day
  • LOTS of fully-edited, high resolution images (if it’s a special moment, trust that it’s going in your online gallery)
  • Complete printing and usage rights (duh)
  • Film photos — because this love is rich in color & timeless in feeling. Your photos should be too.
  • Timeline planning, shot list and a wedding day guide- so you can tell me what’s important on your day ahead of time, and know exactly what to expect from me in return
  • A preview within 48 hours, in case you want to relive the love right away
  • Online gallery for sharing and printing
  • 4 to 6 week turnaround time for the full gallery 
  • Package options include: second photographer, engagement session, rehearsal dinner coverage, albums

Every collection includes:

most couples spend between $5-7k

1 hour of coverage
1 roll of film (36 Photos)

Weekday Civil Ceremony Photography Coverage

Elopement and Intimate Wedding Collections

up to 2 hours of coverage
second location
2 rolls of film (72 photos)

Saturday coverage
8 hr min
 starting at $4800

Friday-Sunday Wedding Collections

fri & sun coverage during peak season
6 hr mIN
 starting at $3600

Monday-Thursday only during peak season (May-October)

you two make lovin' fun

Tell me what this day is about for you, which parts of your wedding you’re most looking forward to, and which friends and family you’re most excited to share it with. Tell me about your awkward past experiences with photography, and how you want this to be different. Tell me about your love story, and what makes you two feel at ease together.

lay it on me

I’ll take everything you share, and use it to craft a plan, a timeline, and a (tentative) shot list. I say tentative — not because I won’t get the important shots — but because I know it’s even more important for me to be flexible. Your wedding isn’t a photoshoot — it’s a celebration. I’ll always put your wants and your experience first.

let's make art

Your photos aren’t for the gram (though you might choose to share them there). Your photos are for the memories. The first time you see them, expect the emotions to come back. Expect to see friends & family interactions you might have missed on your wedding day. Expect to feel just a little more in love (if that’s even possible).

live the memories

3: Live the memories.

2: Let's make art.

1: Lay it on me.



Here’s how the process works once you book:

It’s totally fine if you don’t know which package you want or if you still have questions. We can chat about it together, you can tell me about what you’re imagining, and you can decide if we’re a good fit. 

Ready to take the next step?