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Santa Barbara Elopement - Taylor + Braden

Taylor and Braden are definitely #adventurouscouples GOALS. Theyโ€™ve been all over the world together basically and got engaged at Machu Picchu after hiking a 26 mike Inca Trail!! This was a fun detail that we even incorporated into a few of their photos!

After being together for over 8 and a half years (!!) they decided to have an intimate ceremony at the beautiful Santa Barbara Courthouse with just a small group of family members in attendance. I had so much fun photographing them (and their family - silly photos below for evidence of their fun-ness lol) in various spots around the Courthouse and then at one of the beaches nearby. Scroll down to see some of my favorites from the day.

Mason + Miranda - Point Dume Proposal

Okay, so ANOTHER proposal story. I hope you guys like these because they're my favorite!! These two are from Minnesota and Mason surprised Miranda with tickets to Malibu the day before he planned to propose at this rad location. Obviously she didn't know about the proposal part, but she found out soon enough ;) 

I had never been to Point Dume before and I usually hate shooting in the middle of the day (sorry I love my golden hour) so I was a little nervous about finding a good spot that wasn't crowded and if the light was going to be too harsh BUT everything turned out pretty perfect in the end. I got there early to scope things out, decided this spot on the edge of the cliff would be awesome and Mason was down for the idea, so I just waited for them to show up! 

Once at the spot, Mason asked someone for a cell phone photo of the two of them and after a quick snap he got down on one knee and you know how the rest goes... (hint: she said YES). Scroll down to see the photos!