Julia & Alex’s Santa Barbara engagement session

Julia and AlexAlex and Julia are getting married at the Bacara Resort later this year.

I’m smitten over every single thing about this session including Julia and Alex! I love the locations they picked, the outfits they wore, and just how outright awesome and fun to be around they are. October can’t get here fast enough because I am beyond excited to be photographing their Bacara Resort wedding. I’m already day dreaming about how gorgeous these two are going to look in front of that magical beach backdrop that the Bacara is known for. It’s going to be stunning for sure.

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Whitney and Sergio’s SB engagement session

Whitney and Sergio

Whitney and Sergio are getting married later this year at the Montecito Country Club and I cannot wait to spend the day with them, capturing all of their fun wedding day moments. I’m always excited when we get to do an engagement session before the big day as it really does seem to give us a chance to get to know each other and get everyone comfortable with the camera. These two were no exception. I really enjoyed getting to spend some time with them and getting to hear about the plans they have made for the wedding. It has me even that much more excited to be their wedding photographer!

A big thank you to the lovely ladies at Luna Bella for doing a fantastic job on Whitney’s engagement session makeup!

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Kelly and Jeff’s charming Dana Powers Barn wedding

View photographs from Kelly and JeffDana Powers Barn wedding photographs Dana Powers Barn wedding photographer Jen Rodriguez


It really isn’t every day or even every year for that matter, that you get to visit not one, but two, stunning wedding venues in the same day. Kelly and Jeff had an amazing wedding that brought together their family and friends for not just one day but a weekend of fun in gorgeous San Luis Obispo. The festivities started the night before at the Flying Caballos Ranch for their rehearsal dinner. Seriously, the perfect spot for any gathering. I’m so smitten over this ranch. The couple also got ready at the ranch before they were bussed over to the Dana Powers Barn for their wedding the next day. While the couple got ready, they kept with tradition and didn’t see each other before hand. They did make use of one of their wedding gifts – a walkie talkie set!  It was so cute watching these two chat over their new tech toys while super excited for their wedding just hours away. The couple was married in the gardens along side the Dana Powers House and after the ceremony they walked their guests over to the barn to officially kick off the cocktail hour and reception. Want to see more of their beautiful barn wedding? Check out the slideshow above.


Getting ready location: Flying Caballos Ranch – Ceremony and reception venue: Dana Powers Barn  –  Florist: Flowers to you by Jessica –  Catering: Two Cooks Catering  –  Music: Malik Miko Thorne (Goodbeat Productions)  – Videographer: Aubrea Felch  –  Hair and Make-up: Bladerunner Salon, Melanie Johnson  –  Desserts: Two Cooks Catering

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