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San Luis Obispo Weddings, Wedding Venues

This Casitas Estate Garden Wedding Will Make You Want To Dance

When I shot Nillie’s and Ehab’s Persian wedding in San Luis Obispo, I had never seen a sofreh before, and I was absolutely blown away by how beautiful and ornate they are. They’re really are no words to the level of care and love that goes into creating these for couples. It was such a treat to capture all of their ceremonial traditions like the feeding of honey and placing the veil above the couple’s heads during their Persian wedding ceremony, and of course the belly dancer during the reception was a wonderful surprise.

Wedding Venues, Advice For Couples

5 Garden Wedding Venues in San Luis Obispo You Will Love

I’m here to help you find the perfect fairytale whimsical garden wedding venues for your wedding day. As a light in area, Photographer gardens have a special place in my heart and I’ve searched out the most beautiful garden venues in San Luis Obispo to make your wedding day dreams come true.

San Luis Obispo Weddings

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FALL WEDDING AT SLO BREW ROCK- EVER

Let me paint you a picture of pure boho magic: a crisp fall day, the scent of grape vines dancing in the air, and the sound of love echoing through the San Luis Obispo hills. Yup, I was lucky enough to witness the most enchanting fall wedding at SLO Brew Rock, and let me tell you, it was straight out of a boho dream!

Advice For Couples, San Luis Obispo Weddings

5 Best Vineyard Wedding Venues in San Luis Obispo

If you’re dreaming of a wedding that combines the rustic charm of a vineyard with the laid-back elegance of California’s Central Coast, with more affordable wedding venues that Napa, then look no further than San Luis Obispo. This hidden gem offers a plethora of vineyard wedding venues that promise to turn your special day into a celebration of love, surrounded by rolling hills and the sweet scent of grapevines.

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Engagements

Here’s How To Take The Cutest Engagement Session Photos Ever

What sets their engagement session apart? It’s not just the chemistry between them, but the thoughtful details and personal touches they added to make their photos truly memorable. If you’re dreaming of your own picture-perfect cute slo engagement session, here’s a dose of inspiration from Kate and JJ’s delightful day.

Advice For Couples, Santa Barbara Weddings, Wedding Venues

Easy Guide to Getting Married at The Santa Barbara Courthouse

To help you out if your planning a Courthouse wedding or elopement and need to know how to reserve your ceremony and what to bring, here is a straightforward guide on how to make your SB courthouse ceremony easy peasy. Hopefully this is better than going to the website for the Courthouse and trying to make sense of all that!

Weddings, Advice For Couples, Elopements, Santa Barbara Weddings

6 Reasons to Get Married at the Beautiful Santa Barbara Courthouse

As a Santa Barbara wedding photographer that loves shooting at the Courthouse, I get so excited when I hear from a couple getting married at this unique and beautiful wedding venue. Wether you are eloping or having a larger wedding the Santa Barbara Courthouse is a hidden gem in our own backyard in terms of affordable wedding venues. It’s gained popularity lately as word has gotten out about how beautiful it is while also being wallet friendly.

Advice For Couples, Wedding Tips and Tricks

7 Expert Tips for Getting Your Guests to RSVP to Your San Luis Obispo Wedding

I understand that organizing the perfect celebration can be both exciting and challenging. I want to help you to get those RSVPs to roll in. Here are some awesome tips from my many years as a slo wedding photographer to ensure that your wedding is a celebration to remember with all your nearest and dearest in attendance.

"Leana captured our day perfectly"

LEANA IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! MY HUSBAND AND I AREN'T THE MOST COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF A CAMERA, BUT SHE MADE THE EXPERIENCE SO ENJOYABLE AND WE COULDN'T WAIT TO WORK WITH HER AGAIN FOR OUR WEDDING.

OUR WEDDING PHOTOS ARE UNREAL! THEY ARE WHIMSICAL, STUNNING AND TRULY CAPTURE OUR LOVE. 


Arielle + Issac

"We are SO so thrilled with our images!"

WORKING WITH LEANA IS AN ABSOLUTE DREAM. SHE GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND--NOT JUST WITH HER PHOTOGRAPHY, BUT ALSO WITH GETTING TO KNOW YOU AS A COUPLE. SHE IS APPROACHABLE AND RESPONDS VERY QUICKLY!

HER PHOTOS ARE BREATHTAKING--FULL OF JOY AND MOVEMENT. SHE GOT US OUR FIRST 200 EDITED PHOTOS WITHIN A FEW DAYS OF OUR WEDDING. HIRE HER!!


Rachel + Spencer

"She felt like a friend to us!"

SHE WAS SO INVESTED IN EVERYTHING ALONG THE WAY, FROM HELPING ME PICK OUT OUTFITS FOR OUR ENGAGEMENT SHOOT TO THE TIMELINE FOR THE WEDDING.

WE INTERVIEWED SEVERAL OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS, BUT NO ONE FELT AS WARM, GENUINE OR AS ENTHUSIASTIC AS LEANA. IT FELT LIKE A FRIEND WAS THERE TAKING OUR PICTURES, NOT JUST A VENDOR.

Regina + Dan