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.


tumacacori national monument wedding

Lindsey and Brian traveled from their home in Los Angeles for their desert wedding in the bride’s native Southern Arizona.

This fun and relaxed fall wedding took place at Tumacacori National Historic Park with the reception following at the bride’s parents house in Tubac, Arizona. The backdrop of the mission was what drew the couple to the ceremony site, and blended seamlessly with their bohemian, desert themed wedding.

Lindsey’s bridal look was flawless, from her pop of purple eyeliner, to her elegant updo with an organic headpiece, to her cutout lacy, floral gown by Rue de Seine. The bridal party carried blue, purple and green bouquets with succulent accents, and the bride’s bouquet was set apart with a lovely King Protea.

This October desert wedding had us all on our toes with the threat of rain. The weather held up through the ceremony, providing the most gorgeous cloudy Arizona sky I’ve ever seen. The rain did hit us at the reception forcing everyone inside and under the patio. But the rain actually turned out to be a great addition to the wedding. Not only was everyone brought together and had the opportunity to talk to people they never would’ve met, we also got some amazing rain photos under an umbrella. Lindsey and Brian delivered on their goals of good food, good cocktails and good wine.

Congrats Brian and Lindsey on your Southern Arizona wedding! You proved that rain can be a blessing in disguise on your wedding day!

Venue | Tumacacori National Historic Park || Wedding Dress | Rue de Seine || Wedding Jumpsuit | Jill Stuart || Bridesmaid’s Dresses | BHLDN ||Hair and Makeup | Bombshell Beauty 7 || Men’s Attire | Indochino || Ceremony Heels | Love Culture || Reception Converse| Custom Pearl, Y. Jaiselle Shoes ||Florals | In Full Bloom || Wedding Bands | Alterman Jewelers || Engagement Ring |Brilliant Earth ||Invitation Suite | Beacon Lane || Wedding Favors | Agate Slices: Tuscon Gem and Mineral Show ||Photobooth | John H. Carlson || Catering | Tubac Market || Wedding Cake |Suspiros (cake decoration by In Full Bloom) ||DJ | Master Mixx ||