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Effortless beauty is how I’d describe Arielle & Lee’s relationship. It was so easy for me to capture their magnetic connection and turn it into a collection of delightfully whimsical photos. From Arielle’s flowing dress rippling in the ocean breeze to rays of golden sun shining through as a they shared a soft kiss….it was a magical evening. And there is nothing better a photographer can capture than pure magic.
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7/10/18
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Jennifer & Tate on Carats & Cake
One of our favorite venues in the world with one of our favorite couples of the year, Jennifer & Tate at Four Seasons The Biltmore featured on the beautiful, Carats & Cake wedding planning website. See the full feature with more pics here ~ caratsandcake.com/jenniferandtate

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3/29/18
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Angela + Ben’s LA Wedding
Once in awhile as a wedding photographer you have the rare opportunity to shoot a wedding that isn't really a wedding. What does that mean? Well, a big fun party that a couple happens to get married at. Angela & Ben had the quintessential un-wedding in the sense that when we first started shooting, Angela was completely done getting ready and meeting us on the rooftop of Perch Restaurant in downtown LA for photos. As we walked on to the rooftop groups of well wishers lifted glasses to congratulate the bride and groom. The groom bought champagne for strangers and we took photos of the bride and groom with the skyline of downtown Los Angeles in the background. After our guerrilla style shoot we continued the fun by taking pictures at "The Last Bookstore" which has mannequins hanging from the ceiling and cutouts of books that provided convenient framing opportunities. Finally, we ended up at our reception location, Le Petit Paris, which was at one time the lobby of a large hotel complete with a grand staircase. The bride and groom greeted their guests upon arrival and the drinks began to flow for this film industry "crew" (see what I did there). During the middle of the party, the bride and groom approached the landing of the grand staircase where they exchanged their vows. After much applause and well wishing from their crowd postnuptial, the party continued into the wee hours of the morning.... complete with a food truck around 2am.

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3/18/18
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Martha Stewart Weddings ~
This beautiful little setup envisioned by the amazing planner, +Claudia Hoste & executed to perfection by Rockrose Floral, featured again! This time on +Martha Stewart Weddings for their feature, “40 of Our Favorite Floral Wedding Centerpieces.” I loved every minute photographing this ombre masterpiece. Captured at +Ojai Valley Inn & Spa.
https://www.marthastewartweddings.com/230971/floral-wedding-centerpieces?slid & Spa.
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2/19/18
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What’s better than a Santa Barbara wedding in October? How about TWO weddings on the same day... with the same couple! That's essentially what Katie + Unni's "East meets West" wedding was. The joining of two cultures and families with two different traditions into one wedding ceremony. Unni, coming from an Indian background, brought the flavor and flare that only a true Indian wedding can bring. It all started with the singing and dancing of the Baarat as the groom entered atop the shoulders of friends and family with the sparkling Pacific in the background. As the ceremony continued it presented the many millennia-old Indian wedding ceremony traditions and customs rich with meaning and symbolism. And from Katie's side, the reading of vows and exchanging of rings rounded out this multicultural union. Afterward the couple changed out of their Indian attire and into their Western outfits. Katie donned a beautiful, whimsical lace and tulle dress and Unni a dapper suit with black bowtie. Arriving in style to their Santa Barbara Historical Museum reception, they proceeded to celebrate with friends and family under warm market lights, the twinkling stars above and love all around.
http://santabarbaraweddingphotographer.net
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Heather + Paublo Wedding at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills
Check it out here on Carats & Cake ~ http://caratsandcake.com/heatherandpablo
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Brittany + Chad’s Wedding, Four Seasons Santa Barbara
Dreams really do come true. At least my dreams did....when I shot Brittany and Chad's wedding. How can an artist go wrong with a gorgeous lovely couple, a location to die for and absolute flawlessly executed event? From Brittany's flaxen cascading hair over her full lace dress, and Chad's dapper-dan-man in a tux look, the shutter on my camera was lapping up every tasty morsel. Add in the backdrop of the Four Seasons Santa Barbara and the exclusive La Pacifica Terrace and you are quite literally in heaven. Heaven might not even be as good as this sumptuous combo. But speaking of heaven, I'm blessed to have shot this beautiful day!
Check out the blog for more picks! michaelandannacosta.com/blog
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When standing at the edge of Convict Lake in Mammoth one can't help but have their breath momentarily taken away. Perhaps it's the sheer magnitude of the mountains or the stillness of the lake reflecting perfectly the majestic surroundings. Or maybe, being just so so small in comparison gives rise to the thought, "this was here millions of years before me and will be here millions after. What then can I do except be in a state of stillness and awe?"
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9/29/17
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Holly & James' wedding at the Four Seasons in Santa Barbara can only be described in bullet points -southern charm -raucous dance party -multiple celebrity run-ins (See Andy Cohen's post of himself with the groomsmen on his Instagram) and finally... -two of the sweetest people in the world got married. The End!

For more check out their feature on Grey Likes Weddings
http://www.greylikesweddings.com/inspiration-shoots-and-boards/by-color/metallic-inspiration/holly-james-santa-barbara-wedding/
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9/29/17
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