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Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding Elopement

Last week Olivia and Zou had their very intimate Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding Elopement. They traveled down to Santa Barbara from San Francisco for their mini ceremony. We started inside the courthouse for some documentary style photos while they got their marriage license. I was able to capture some cute little moments between them as they waited. We then went outside with the court officiant and they had a very private ceremony together. It was a really breezy day and it added to the carefree feel of their wedding,

After their ceremony we walked around the courthouse grounds for their portraits. The main archway is always such a gorgeous backdrop. The inside of the Santa Barbara Courthouse has so many intricately detailed areas, I’ve never been able to spend as much time there as I’d like. One of my favorite spots is the circular stairway in the corner of the property. The stone work and natural lighting make it such a pretty area. I also love the long, wide hallway with large, iron, hanging lanterns lining the ceiling.

A couple hours after Olivia and Zou’s Santa Barbara Courthouse wedding elopement, we went to Loon’s beach for their horseback ride. They had made arrangements with Los Padres Outfitters to go on a ride following their wedding ceremony. Their guide had taken them on a trail which led them right to the beach. Loon’s beach is in Carpinteria, just outside of Montecito heading south towards Ventura. Nestled in between a cliff, this beach has a very private, intimate feel. We got some photos of them riding their horses up and down the beach before they rode into the sunset together. What a perfect way to begin their happily ever after.

Photography from Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding Elopement


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