Tera and Kirsten’s Gorgeous Day!

It was a beautiful sunny day in Santa Barbara, a phenomenon not at all unusual for the pretty town. I woke up with a stomach full of butterflies (I still get nervous and so excited before every wedding and every session I shoot) and started going over the game plan for the day with one of my best friends/favorite assistant; Lauren Kanegawa. We had both traveled for this wedding and we were so excited for the day to finally unfold.

Tera and Kirsten are so beautiful and their love is even more so. From the first look on the day flowed naturally with so much laughter, so much fun, and so much color. The wedding colors were bright pink and orange and it was a perfect fit for their personalities. Kirsten and Tera  were both always ready to dance and always grinning from ear to ear. The day radiated joy. I am so grateful to have been able to capture their love, so thankful to have been given the chance to freeze their laughs for them. A huge thank you to Lauren for driving down from Sacramento to help me photograph this amazing wedding! You can see more of her work here: http://www.laurenkphoto.com/

Without further ado, here is Kirsten and Tera.

Much Love, Kiana M.

First Look Santa Barbara Wedding

Bride and bride portraits in window light

colorful orange and pink wedding details

walk down the aisle

beautiful same sex wedding ceremony

same sex wedding ceremony in Santa Barbara

First kiss as wife and wife

same sex bridal portrait

Whole family portrait

First dance, father daughter dance

reception dancing

cake cutting ceremony

bride details

Geneva and Jim

I had the great pleasure of photographing Geneva and Jim a little while ago. These two are so beautiful and were such a joy to work with. Geneva is a complete sweetheart and working towards being a nurse which I think is so amazing….it takes a special person to want to take care of others for a living. Her boyfriend of four years is a fellow photographer and videographer. I always love photographing other visual artists, it feels particularly challenging.

I love photographing love. It is so beautiful to me to watch a couple be themseles and allow me to take portraits of their relationship. Thank you Geneva and Jim! You two are wonderful.

Cody and Georgi Got Married <3

During my very first internship with a fabulous photographer named Barbie Hull I noticed a pattern about myself at weddings: I am a crier. I was photographing couples that I had never met before that day and bawling behind my camera. Call it being emotional, call it being sentimental, I call it being connected 😉

It turns out that the tear factor is not absent when I know the people either. Cody was one of my best friends growing up. He is the cousin closest to me in age and I love him dearly. He met a beautiful woman and they fell in love and the rest I suppose…is history.

Thank you Cody and Georgi for making me a part of your day. I wish you complete bliss. I am so happy for you both.

Much Love,

Kiana M.

Copyright: Kiana McCrackin
Copyright: Kiana McCrackin
Copyright: Kiana McCrackin
Copyright: Kiana McCrackin
Copyright: Kiana McCrackin
Copyright: Kiana McCrackin
Copyright: Kiana McCrackin
Copyright: Kiana McCrackin