Santa Barbara’s HeartStone Ranch is a private estate and we were excited to photograph Skylar and Megan there.
While Skylar is normally absolutely over-the-top unabashed (he can keep up with me without question) he also has the ability to slow down and appreciate the decadence of a moment like a kiss on the forehead.
Playing with my couples is something I do to get natural expressions that fit each couple’s personality – so asking Skylar to kiss Megan’s hand may have pulled him out of his normal mode of operation, but he stepped up to bat and had Megan laughing for longer than I’d plan a kiss on the hand would result in.
Lace and buttons – I just wish there were more occasions for everyone to get dressed up with such fun clothes.
I’m a sucker for tears (though I’ll only admit to having cried once in the last 8 years – at my own wedding) and a groom’s tears are one of those moments that I could probably capture out of focus and over exposed and it would still carry the same depth.
Skylar and Megan’s ceremony in Our Lady of Mount Carmel was perfectly elegant and their attired paired with the church is nearly timeless if not playful.
Who doesn’t love an obnoxiously expressive mariachi keeping everyone entertained!
I like messing with people to create expressions, but Skylar plays with Megan in a way that allowed me to step back and watch the scene unfold – I was cracking up the entire time.
Asking Skylar to pick Megan up met in no hesitation and once again, their ability to not hold back and shameless attack each other with kisses met with another beautifully sun drenched image.
Heartstone Ranch features a beautiful ranch home with built in dance floor and the perfect setting to dance the night away.
It’s always fun for me when the wedding party is just as gregarious as the couple who’s wedding they are a part of.
The first dance is always one of those moments I eagerly look forward to.
When the sun starts to set, golden light starts to light everything on fire!
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Tim Halberg is a destination wedding photographer with a focus on adventurous and gregarious couples and indulgent weddings in Napa and Sonoma's wine country as well as the Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley/Truckee region. Tim also travels across the United States and abroad for clients each year.
Whether your wedding adventure includes backpacking, extreme sports, or just experiencing a new part of the world, Tim's gregarious personality is there to keep spirits up throughout the event.