Santa Barbara Engagement Photographer | Matt+Breea

Couple embracing by the flowers during their Santa Barbara engagement photoshoot.“I convinced her just to let us two enjoy the afternoon with just us knowing. Little did she know that I had organized to have her parents, my parents and a couple of close friends waiting at a nearby dive bar. We walked in for drinks and all of the people she loved surprised her. There were tears.”

I hope you have someone who looks at you the way Matt looks at Breea! These two couldn’t stop smiling during their Santa Barbara engagement photoshoot. We began at a beautiful trail and concluded at the beach, all while being accompanied by beautiful light, beautiful landscapes, and beautiful, genuine love.Couple embracing by the flowers during their Santa Barbara engagement photoshoot.Lovers dancing together on the trail leading to the beach in Santa Barbara, California.I love when my couples bring their unique flare to their engagement sessions! You do you–I’m just here to capture you two showing each other love the way you normally would!Lovers dancing together on the trail leading to the beach in Santa Barbara, California.Couple embracing by the flowers during their Santa Barbara engagement photoshoot.Couple embracing by the flowers during their Santa Barbara engagement photoshoot.Couple embracing by the flowers during their Santa Barbara engagement photoshoot.Couple embracing by the flowers during their Santa Barbara engagement photoshoot.Couple embracing by the flowers during their Santa Barbara engagement photoshoot.Couple embracing by the flowers during their Santa Barbara engagement photoshoot.Couple embracing by the flowers during their Santa Barbara engagement photoshoot.So how did the two meet?

“We met in the dorms as college freshmen at UC Santa Barbara. We went through our college years as just friends, but following graduation, something sparked and, well, it became more than that. We moved to San Diego so Breea could attend graduate school, before moving up to the Bay Area so I could pursue a great career opportunity.”Groom staring at his bride during their portrait photos in Santa Barbara, California.Close-up photographs of a couple during their Santa Barbara engagement photographs.Close-up photographs of a couple during their Santa Barbara engagement photographs.Close-up photographs of a couple during their Santa Barbara engagement photographs.Close-up photographs of a couple during their Santa Barbara engagement photographs.Close-up photographs of a couple during their Santa Barbara engagement photographs.Close-up photographs of a couple during their Santa Barbara engagement photographs.Close-up photographs of a couple during their Santa Barbara engagement photographs.Close-up photographs of a couple during their Santa Barbara engagement photographs.Groom staring at his bride during their portrait photos in Santa Barbara, California.Groom staring at his bride during their portrait photos in Santa Barbara, California.Groom staring at his bride during their portrait photos in Santa Barbara, California.Engagement photographs taken at a cool spot in Santa Barbra, California.Engagement photographs taken at a cool spot in Santa Barbra, California.How did Matt propose?
 
“We’d been dating for about nine-or-so years, so it was no surprise that something was coming. We’re literally like the last people in our friends group to get engaged, and we’d get asked when are you going to get married about twice a week. So, no surprise it was coming. We got engaged at a place called Death Rock up near the Russian River. Breea wanted to call everyone, but I convinced her just to let us two enjoy the afternoon with just us knowing. Little did she know I had organized to have her parents, my parents and a couple of close friends waiting at a nearby dive bar. We walked in for drinks and all of the people she loved surprised her. There were tears.”
Engagement photographs taken at a cool spot in Santa Barbra, California.Engagement photographs taken at a cool spot in Santa Barbra, California.Engagement photographs taken at a cool spot in Santa Barbra, California.When Breea and Matt told me they wanted to include the beach during their Santa Barbara engagement photos, I knew this spot would be perfect for them. As Matt said, “It was truly a great choice. From a beautiful walking path, to a pristine beach, it was a great place to capture the essence of what we’re all about.”
Beautiful sunset beach engagement photos taken in Santa Barbara, California.Beautiful sunset beach engagement photos taken in Santa Barbara, California.Beautiful sunset beach engagement photos taken in Santa Barbara, California.Beach sunset silhouette photos of a couple taken during their Santa Barbara beach engagement photoshoot.Beautiful sunset beach engagement photos taken in Santa Barbara, California.Any couple that is willing to run into the ocean during their beach photoshoot has my heart!

Couple having fun, being playful at their Santa Barbara engagement photoshoot.Couple having fun, being playful at their Santa Barbara engagement photoshoot.Couple having fun, being playful at their Santa Barbara beach engagement photoshoot.Couple having fun, being playful at their Santa Barbara beach engagement photoshoot.Couple having fun, being playful at their Santa Barbara beach engagement photoshoot.Couple having fun, being playful at their Santa Barbara beach engagement photoshoot.Beach sunset silhouette photos of a couple taken during their Santa Barbara beach engagement photoshoot.From the couple…

“We are looking forward to a stress-free and enjoyable day with our closest friends and family. We specifically picked Santa Barbara because that is where it all began. And, in a way, it’ll be the start of a new beginning.”
 
I’m looking forward to their Santa Barbara El Paseo Restaurant wedding day!
 

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