Melissa stood behind a chainlink fence while trying to make small talk with a guy who, up until that night, she had never even seen before. She had tagged along to the batting cages for what she thought was a spontaneous group adventure. However, most of their friend group was not coming. Just her and two dudes, but she didn’t mind too much because mystery man was pretty darn cute. She walked away from that night with butterflies in her stomach but the facts in her head. No need to get too excited about a guy she would never see him again. Little did she know that one day in the not too distant future mystery man was going to ask her to be his wife.
Melissa is one of three beautiful sisters of my past Brides Ashleymae. They have such a wonderful family and I remember thinking how cute she and Will were on the dancefloor. So you can imagine how over the moon I was when they inquired. You mean I get to serve this crazy awesome family again??? Dream come true.
This sweet couple not only met and fell in love in the beautiful seaside town of Santa Barbra, but they still live there and will be getting married at the Santa Barbra Historical Museum. So it was only fitting we photograph their engagement session there as well. Melissa + Will are such champs for enuring hundreds of highschoolers taking photos for prom, for my slow pace because of my broken toe and for loving each other so well. There were many times that while editing that I teared up because it is clear how much you adore one another and how at home you are together.
I hope you enjoy Melissa + Will’s Seaside Santa Barbara Engagement Session!