Santa Barbara Courthouse Engagement Photoshoot | Caitlin+Darren

Couple holding each other during Santa Barbara Courthouse engagement photos.

When you meet the love of your life at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), it’s a given your engagement photoshoot will be in beautiful Santa Barbara, no matter how far away you move. From Darren & Caitlin, “SB was like our second home, so it was fitting to pick a symbolic location like the Courthouse.  Plus it’s beautiful.”Bride and groom smiling at the Santa Barbara Courthouse.Bride and groom smiling at the Santa Barbara Courthouse.Bride and groom smiling at the Santa Barbara Courthouse.

I can’t even count the number of weddings and engagements I’ve photographed at this venue, and yet I always seem to find a new spot or a new angle, making every Santa Barbara Courthouse engagement photoshoot totally unique–it’s amazing! Having laid-back, awesome couples sure helps, too 😉
Bride and groom smiling at the Santa Barbara Courthouse.Bride and groom smiling at the Santa Barbara Courthouse.Couple holding each other during Santa Barbara Courthouse engagement photos.Couple holding each other during Santa Barbara Courthouse engagement photos.Couple holding each other during Santa Barbara Courthouse engagement photos.Couple holding each other during Santa Barbara Courthouse engagement photos.Couple holding each other during Santa Barbara Courthouse engagement photos.

How did the two meet? From Darren…

“In 2009, we met for the very first time in the Student Resource Building (SRB) at UCSB. I needed help on an English paper. She needed her tutoring paycheck. She was very helpful. I complimented her on her “luminous” blue eyes and we didn’t speak again for years. In 2011, I got a job at the SRB as a front desk intake. I would always find excuses to chat with her. I asked her out to lunch and we immediately clicked. It was official as of 11/11/2011.”

Bride and groom smiling at their Santa Barbara Courthouse engagement photoshoot.

Bride and groom smiling at the Santa Barbara Courthouse.

Caitlin’s engagement ring was given to her by her grandmother. It’s a perfect fit with her ‘”luminous” blue eyes’ 😉Engaged couple walking together around the Santa Barbara Courthouse grounds.Bride and groom holding each other inside the Santa Barbara Courthouse.Bride and groom holding each other inside the Santa Barbara Courthouse.Bride and groom holding each other inside the Santa Barbara Courthouse.Bride and groom holding each other inside during their Santa Barbara Courthouse engagement photoshoot.Creative bride and groom photos taken at the Santa Barbara Courthouse.Creative bride and groom photos taken at the Santa Barbara Courthouse.Creative bride and groom photos taken at the Santa Barbara Courthouse.Creative bride and groom photos taken at the Santa Barbara Courthouse.Bride and groom holding each other inside the Santa Barbara Courthouse.Bride and groom holding each other inside the Santa Barbara Courthouse.Bride and groom holding each other inside the Santa Barbara Courthouse.Engaged couple walking together around the Santa Barbara Courthouse grounds.Engaged couple walking together around the Santa Barbara Courthouse grounds.

How did Darren propose?

“I secretly prepared a romantic proposal with help from friends and family. On the bluffs overlooking UCSB’s beautiful coastline, I got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. She said Yes!”Engaged couple walking together around the Santa Barbara Courthouse grounds.Engaged couple walking together around the Santa Barbara Courthouse grounds.Engaged couple walking together around the Santa Barbara Courthouse grounds.Engaged couple walking together around the Santa Barbara Courthouse grounds.Engaged couple walking together around the Santa Barbara Courthouse grounds.

Engaged couple walking together around the Santa Barbara Courthouse grounds.Creative bride and groom photos taken at the Santa Barbara Courthouse.Creative bride and groom photos taken at the Santa Barbara Courthouse.

What are they most looking forward to on their wedding day? 

From Caitlin, “Seeing the look on his face when he sees me in my wedding dress for the first time.”

From Darren, “Walking hand-in-hand down the aisle with my wife after the ceremony.”Creative bride and groom photos taken at a Santa Barbara Courthouse engagement photoshoot.With grins this big at their Santa Barbara Courthouse engagement photoshoot, I can’t wait for Darren & Caitlin’s Camarillo wedding! 

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