{ Alyssa + Adam } Cambria Wedding Photographer for Garden Wedding

Cambria wedding photographer Debbie Markham_Cambria Pines Lodge

Its so amazing to be a Cambria wedding photographer! This quaint small town has the most beautiful venues for outdoor weddings!  Cambria Pines Lodge is a gorgeous location for a destination wedding.  Firstly, it has amazing gardens, paths, redwood trees, a wishing well, wood doors and unusual flora.  No wonder I love being a wedding photographer for Cambria Pines Lodge!

Secondly, Alyssa and Adam had an incredibly fun wedding party and family!  They snapchatted while getting ready, the guys drank some Fireball and girls drank Tequila!  Thirdly, they looked amazing with hair and makeup by Justine McCoy Makeup, dressed in grey suits and mauve dresses. They also had really cool etched champagne flutes with straws.  Lastly, their vendors were awesome!  Music and lighting by DJ Johnny Walker, and decorations by Cover Ups. I felt so much love and fun in the air!  I am so lucky to be a part of these special moments in life as a Cambria Wedding Photographer.

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Family Portraits in Cayucos

Family Portraits in Cayucos_Photographer_Cambria_Debbie_Markham

Shooting natural light family portraits are my favorite!  Even though photographing a family of six (including 4 children under 12), could be a challenge; these darling children were so well behaved and calm. Almost like a spell had been cast on them (haha!). Mom brought snacks and a bribe, and the results were definitely better 🙂

We started the family portraits right along Highway 1 north of Cayucos at a random pullout with a large ocean bluff field.  Then we took more family photos around Moonstone Beach!

The weather was sunny and warm with a slight breeze. I absolutely love living on the Central Coast for days like these. Spending time and laughing with these sweet and beautiful children was all so delightful – it made me love my job even more.

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Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding in Spring

Spring Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding

Planning an outdoor Spring wedding can be risky since weather is unpredictable, but that didn’t detour Leann + Matt from booking their Santa Barbara Courthouse wedding!  They had the luck of the Irish (…and it looked like Ireland with the large grassy grounds), and were blessed with high clouds and peeks of sun, for a perfect mid-day ceremony outside!

The Santa Barbara Courthouse is a lovely venue for a small wedding ceremony in late March.  Leann + Matt’s friends and family set up white folding chairs, brought in a few furniture pieces + their own wood trellis + wood stumps to define the isle, and adorned it all with fresh flowers!  After the ceremony, there are endless opportunities for gorgeous wedding portraits around the diverse foliage and six sides of the Courthouse building.

Here’s a link to info on the Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding, and some info on Weddings in Santa Barbara.

I would definitely recommend a Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding!  I’ll be photographing an indoor elopement in June there, so check back and see what that’s like!  And don’t hesitate to send me a message or email me with any questions, I was recently a bride myself and know what it’s like to be in your shoes! 

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