• Santa Barbara elopement at the Goodland Hotel
    Santa Barbara elopement at the Goodland Hotel

Your ongoing, inspired adventure together is full of wild energy, tenderness, utter misbehavior and all sorts of love. That’s sure to translate into a day full of all the feels, a day that happens in a snap. I want to help you preserve those feelings—just as you experience them. When all the confetti settles, the story we craft together will allow you to step back into all the magic, again and again. I’ll dig deep into your joyful community and electric connections, not to mention your badass dance moves. Be utterly worry-free while I tend to your story and you bask in the dazzling start of an inspired/wacky/wonderful marriage.

You and your favorite person (or people/pets!) live and love fearlessly. The kids may be constantly surprising you with new stories of schoolyard adventures, or new phrases concocted of strange toddler wisdom. Or perhaps you bask in the comfort of snuggles with your adorable furry four-legged maniacs the minute you get home from work. You have a wonderful mess of happiness, beautiful in its own wonky way. But you just might not tell the story of who you are earnestly often enough. Maybe you’re too often missing from your own photos, busy behind the camera ‘gramming like a maniac. But put off documenting this time of frenzy and giggles and real life until it’s convenient, and you risk missing it. Preserve the wild energy of your life, just as it is right now. Let’s celebrate your magic.

Inspired weddings begin at $3500. Playful sessions begin at $600.

Six things that matter to you and us both (aka Reasons We're a Match Made In Heaven)

    We want to know you and understand what’s important to you. We already know you have a great story. The more we can get to know you, the more authentically we can capture and communicate that story. We won’t drag and drop you into something that could be meant for just anyone. Who you are is vital to your story. If you’re tender and quiet, or if you’re loud and crazy—that’s who we want you to be and that’s the story we care about telling.



    You’re throwing a party and inviting all the people who’ve been a significant part of your lives to come together and connect to each other. They’ve supported and helped cultivate your relationship. They may have never met, or may be total besties. They’re important to who you are individually and together, and can’t be overlooked! When we photograph your wedding, all the moments matter. It’s about you, but it’s about them, too—Dad laughing while Uncle Jim busts a move on the dance floor, Mom getting teary-eyed while you’re getting ready, your best friends in a drunken group hug, or your dog trying to nab a slice of cake while nobody’s looking. These are the bits and pieces of invisible string tying your wedding together, and this is what your story is made of.


    Sure, that sounds a little bro-y, but it’s actually really important. Our focus differs from a lot of other photographers. We craft your story by feeling your story. Our work is emotion-driven, and that emerges from the connection you have. When you look at a photo and feel nothing, it’s usually because the photographer felt nothing. There are a lot of beautiful photographs out there that are devoid of emotion. Every photograph we share with clients comes from feeling and experiencing something real, from tenderness to amusement to wonder to delight. What you feel about each other guides our instincts—not what’s hip on Pinterest. Which leads us straight to…


    When we shoot together, be it on the day of your wedding, in a café, or in a forest somewhere climbing trees, we’re not composing a posed scene that will look impressive. We’re not going for trends or trying to put you somewhere because it’s going to win us attention. What we’re creating is something filled with energy and realness and genuine emotion—something that puts smiles on your faces, and makes you snuggle up to one another. We craft experiences that are worth having and then tell the tender/awesome/crazy stories of those experiences. Fun is more important than pretty and perfect. Fun is who you really are. And that wins out over cool every time. Adventure is where great photographs come from. So let’s have one.


    You like stuff. We like stuff. We might even love stuff. Okay, #truth: we definitely love stuff. But when it comes to sharing who you are and what makes you magic, we don’t need to use stylized tablescapes and trendy umbrellas and string art to somehow make you more special. You are already so special together. If you have crazy ideas you love, rad projects you’ve crafted, or other things you’d like to bring on our adventure, go nuts! We think they’re rad. But know this: that is not what defines you, and it sure isn’t necessary for great photographs. Cross my heart.



    Your longest-lasting friendships are built on a collected history, but the glue that truly holds you together is trust. You know you can count on them. They know you’d go above and beyond for them. Well, that’s our goal, too. We’re going to earn your trust from the start. That means we’re always transparent and honest, we reply quickly to your emails/calls, we answer your questions thoroughly, and when you make a change to plans, we’re adaptable. We give our 100% to everything from planning to way past the confetti settling. We want to help make this a simple and easy pressure-free process. Being stressed on your wedding day ain’t worth it. Being there for you is important to us, and making sure you are happy working with us matters.

When I looked at these photos, it reaffirmed our gut instinct to choose you in the first place. There is simply no other photographer alive today who could have captured the exact feel and style we had envisioned for our wedding. You also managed to take a perfect snapshot of our hearts. We think it has a lot to do with you being a truly good person. That shines through in your work.

Jamie Beckman