Josh and Samantha’s Wedding at Stella Mare’s Restaurant – Santa Barbara

Josh and Samantha’s wedding was so special to us for many different reasons, not only are they super cute together and incredibly in love, but just before Tim and I got married, Tim was roommates with these guys. So a bit of our dating and engagement was spent hanging out at their place. In fact, while Tim was living there he schemed his plan to propose to me, drove to Palm Springs to ask my Dad’s permission in 120 degree weather (he claims 130!); and all the while, convincing me that he couldn’t talk to me for 3 days because his phone was out of minutes! (Truth is that he was just too nervous and anxious about proposing!)

Stella Mare’s also holds a special place in our hearts as we had our reception at their event center. Even though Josh and Samantha were married at the restaurant, it still stirred up nostalgic feelings for me as we ran into some of the same wait staff who helped with our wedding. I think one of the best things about being a wedding photographer is to see people like Josh and Samantha so in love with each other and to be reminded of our own special day, to have those feelings stirred up again and keep them alive. Coming on 4 years for us now, it can be easy to fall into a pattern of comfort and ease with each other, but weddings like this remind me of how blessed I am to have Tim in my life!

I think these pictures speak for themselves of just how much Josh and Samantha cherish each other. Thanks J & S for allowing us to capture your beautiful day!

bride getting ready for her wedding at stella mare's restaurant

bride putting wedding shoes on

bride looking at her wedding rings

groom getting ready for his wedding at stella mare's restaurant

groom watching bride walk down isle at stella mare's restaurant

father walking bride down the isle at her stella mare's restaurant wedding

bride and groom at alter at stella mare's restaurant

bride and groom at alter at stella mare's in santa barbara

bride and groom at alter at their wedding at stella mare's restaurant

bride and groom portraits at stella mare's restaurant

bride and groom portraits at butterfly beach

bride and groom walking at butterfly beach

bride and groom portraits on steps at butterfly beach

bride and groom walking at bird refuge in front of stella mare's

bride and groom first dance at stella mare's restaurant