When Amber and Ben hired us to shoot their intimate engagement session at their home, we were pleasantly surprised to find out that they only lived a few minutes away in the stunning forests of Santa Barbara. Over the course of their engagement, we go to know them even better, spending time with them in some of our favorite places, like the Cold Spring Tavern. We learned that Amber and Ben are an extremely hard working couple with a passion for the outdoors, sports, and of course, their amazing dog Cosmo who served as ring bearer at their wedding.
When the big day finally came, we couldn't have been more excited. As we drove up the long country road that leads to the Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse we were stopped by a myriad of cows, lazily grazing on the side of the road and several hand-painted signs guiding us to our destination. When we arrived at the Farmhouse, we could see plainly how well the venue and decor represented Amber and Ben's personalities, from the breathtaking views to the beautifully designed tablescapes and intricate details.
After a romantic first look, shared with their dog Cosmo, Amber walked down the aisle surrounded by friends and family where they shared the most intimate and beautiful vows, complete with a good laugh provided by Ben's surprise kazoo playing. They spent the rest of the evening celebrating with a few unique details like their surprise tango dance and a traditional English blessing that included them being covered in confetti.