Wedding • Family • Surprise Proposals • Family Reunions • Senior Portraits • Headshots • Elopements
Portfolio of wedding photographs by Cambria based wedding photographer Debbie Markham. Reasonable wedding photographer for small weddings with a two hour minimum, up to very large weddings and traveling everywhere. Destination wedding photographer for beach weddings, traditional weddings, winery weddings, church weddings, garden weddings. indoor weddings and outdoor wedding events.
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.
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!
The rain stopped just in time for Melody + Charlotte’s beachfront ceremony along a gorgeous cove in Montana de Oro State Park! This lovely, intimate gay wedding in Los Osos, California, was so sweet and simple. Friends and family were shoulder to shoulder gathered under a 10′ x 10′ white pop up tent, since rain was the forecast. Miraculously it stopped at the ceremony’s start time, and Melody, Charlotte and their two children walked across the width of the beach dry!
Their minister was a long time friend who added such warmth and connection to the day. Her stories, along with Melody + Charlotte’s original wedding vows made everyone shed tears and laugh deeply. It was all so beautiful. I love intimate gay weddings because you feel the deep connection and love and respect for everyone!
The reception was at the lovely Buona Tavola in San Luis Opispo where they took over the back patio area under the twinkling lights.
I’m so grateful to have met these two amazing women, with whom I hope to continue a friendship with! Melody writes and shares ideas for gay wedding planing on her blog www.centralcoastgayweddings.com so check it out!
Jenna + Cody’s red and black wedding took place in the gardens of Robin’s Restaurant. Her elegant, fitted, long black wedding dress was so unconventional, yet perfect for a December wedding.
Jenna hired Rhonda Johnson from Bridal Hair and Makeup to help her get ready. Rhonda is such a positive, sweet energy on your wedding day, you just feel relaxed in your chair while she is uses her amazing stylist skills in a natural, elegant fashion.
Jenna + Cody are adorable together, both emulating a natural softness and care towards each other and all family members. They played a really cute shoe game during the reception, where they held each other’s shoes, and statements like “this is the messier person in the relationship” were read. whoever thought it most applied to the other, raised the that shoe! The toasts made were so loving and funny I felt like I just fell in love with these two families.
I am blessed to live in Cambria, and am so happy to be a wedding photographer here!