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Santa Barbara wedding photographer


Santa Barbara

Wedding Photographer

Looking for a Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer?



I'm a published Wedding Photographer serving Santa Barbara, California. I truly believe that love should be the foundation to everything in life. I have learned while being a Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer that there is nothing better or more meaningful than loving another person. 


I have been a Wedding Photographer for awhile now and I have always enjoyed shooting Weddings in Santa Barbara. I can’t tell you how special it is to be able to spend a whole day capturing genuine love and all the details in between. It is truly amazing and I enjoy every part of creating stunning Santa Barbara Photography. From the early getting ready with the bride to the grand exit, I wholeheartedly love being able to be there to witness true love and capture it all.


My photography style is described as warm, natural, and romantic. I am all about natural soft light and those gorgeous Santa Barbara sunsets! Lighting is by far the most important aspect when creating and capturing beautiful Santa Barbara Photography. I focus a lot on finding the right light all day long. It is my job to make sure when you look back at these memories, it is just as beautiful as you remember it. Focusing on lighting is key to how I create gorgeous Wedding Photography.


Planning a wedding is a lot of work and so much goes into creating your dream Santa Barbara Wedding. I know the littlest detail matters and I love being able to capture it. From the beautiful décor, invitations, wedding attire, floral arrangements, and DIY projects to the emotion-filled interactions you might not get to see, it’s all captured through my lens and you'll be sure to have these memories forever.


If you are currently planning a wedding in Santa Barbara or another Southern California location, I would love to be considered!

Contact me here to book your Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer today!

I'm Katie.


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1. What made you decide to become a Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer?

 I have been shooting Weddings for about 7 years now and I have always enjoyed shooting in Santa Barbara. When I was a little girl, my family and I would spend many weekends in Santa Barbara for soccer tournaments and we always had a great time. It feels like home to me. In my opinion, there really is no place like Santa Barbara. There is just so much natural beauty. I love the fresh air, great weather, the Spanish Style architecture, awesome venues and of course the beaches! Each time I have shot in Santa Barbara it's refreshing and the cities positive energy that you are surrounded with is unbelievable! One day, I hope to actually live here. 

2. What are the top wedding venues in Santa Barbara?

There are many wedding venues to choose from in Santa Barbara.

Check out our blog post:

15 Gorgeous Santa Barbara Wedding Venues


4. Do you offer Videography as well?

Yes! My husband is a Santa Barbara Wedding Videographer. We are a photography / videography team serving Santa Barbara, California.

Check out our Blog Post on:

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire Us As Your Husband and Wife Photo / Video Team

3. Why is lighting so important to you when creating Santa Barbara Wedding Photography?

Over the years of being a Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer, I have studied and challenged myself on learning the top aspects in Photography. They are all important but lighting is my top priority when I'm on the job. Light can be bright, dull, hard, soft, sunlit, cloudy, sunrise, and midday not including considering angle of light, contrast, and shadows accurately. This is so important in Wedding Photography. My style is natural and warm so I use natural soft light to create beautiful Santa Barbara Wedding Photography. You will see in my work that there are no harsh shadows on the skin, the lighting is even and soft from head to toe. That's how I am able to make sure you look amazing when you look back on your wedding photos. 

5. Are your Wedding Packages customizable?

We offer a great Wedding Package with optional add-ons making it customizable to your liking.

Fill out our contact form here for our Santa Barbara Wedding Package:

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From fresh beaches to the ideal climate and gorgeous wedding venues, Santa Barbara is perfect for Wedding Photographers to create stunning wedding portraits for every bride and groom!

Santa Barbara is 90 miles north of Los Angeles and hugs both the beaches and Highway 101. Santa Barbara offers everything you could ask for for the dream getaway. Offering beautiful beaches, Spanish-style architecture and beautiful hills that stretch east into the Santa Ynez Mountains and wine country. There is also a little bit of new energy- the Funk Zone neighborhood offers hip and trendy restaurants, bars and designer boutiques. Also, let's not forget about the amazing seafood you can get!

Amongst the Spanish-style architecture and wine country, Santa Barbara photographers love to capture the beach wedding venues in Santa BarbaraCabrillo Pavillion Arts Center is a 1920's Spanish-style building that's become one of the most popular locations for weddings in Santa Barbara. The landmark Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center is the most affordable, beachfront location in Santa Barbara for your Wedding. Rosewood Miramar Beach is one of the most luxurious waterfront wedding venues in Santa Barbara. The perfect seaside setting creates a gorgeous romantic stage for the exchange of vows and memorable moments. For a more luxurious feel, Montecito Club is a luxurious wedding venue with marvelous design and panoramic ocean views. After a dramatic 3 year renovation, Montecito Club's 20,000-square foot Great Lawn with infinite views will give you your perfect wedding ceremony.


While many brides love the beach vibes within Santa Barbara for their wedding day, there are many other wonderful locations to celebrate and capture gorgeous Santa Barbara wedding photography. For a truly romantic setting, Whispering Rose Ranch is one of the most elegant ranch estates in the world. Over 100 acres of galloping horses, multiple barns, a gorgeous pond, and race track, you and your guests will have an amazing wedding experience. Tucked next to the Santa Ynez River and in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country, Sunstone Winery & Vineyards wedding venue is truly an architectural masterpiece. It's perfect if you want a romantic French-Style Wedding. The Riviera Mansion is tucked in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. This 1880 Mansion's charm and majestic beauty make it the premiere location for Santa Barbara weddings on the American Riviera. The Riviera Mansion's elegant and historic ambiance is perfect for those seeking an extraordinary backdrop for their wedding. Circle Bar B Ranch is a spectacular location for a more private and secluded wedding. This private ranch is set on 1,000 acres of land filled with ocean views, native walnut and oak trees, canyons, creeks, and hidden waterfalls. This location really gives you the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of Southern California. 

Any one of these wedding venues you choose, you'll be sure to have the perfect wedding for great Santa Barbara wedding photography!

Check out our blog post on:

15 Gorgeous Santa Barbara Wedding Venues

Southern California Photographer Shot By Katie Gunz

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