I always love starting off a wedding day with getting ready photos. Not only does this allow me time to capture some of the most beautiful details of your wedding day, but it also let's me see some of the last minute preparations. Right as Nick & his groomsmen were about to head to the ceremony location, he realized that his vows were on his phone, so he took a moment to hand write them.
I always try to remind my couples to have all of their details ready when I arrive. Try to set aside important items. For my brides this includes things such as your dress, veil, rings, shoes, bouquet, invitation, vows, jewelry, garter & groom gift. And for my grooms this may include your suit, tie, socks, cufflinks, watch, tie clip, shoes, cologne, vows, rings & bride gift. That way you can focus on marrying your best friend rather than scrambling to find everything day of.
I LOVED shooting at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. The bridal room was gorgeous (did you see that mirror & light fixture??!!), the architecture inspiring, the ceremony setting was picture perfect & the reception space felt familial & interactive.
Images taken while 2nd shooting for Taylor Kinzie Photography.