SAN LUIS OBISPO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY (and then some...)


Welcome to my little blog. I am Katie. Nice to meet you! I live in San Luis Obispo and happen to have one of the world's best jobs. I photograph weddings, families, and kids. Many of you are finding this blog because you are planning a wedding...and to you a special welcome. Good luck! Wedding planning is a long process, and I value the time you've taken to find my site!

And a "thank you" to my current and past clients for letting me into their special connections, sharing their families. I am blessed to continue personal friendships with many clients well past their weddings.

What inspires me about weddings? Love, connections, happiness, laughter, hugs, warmth, tears, appreciation, gratitude, praise...and that's what gives me goosebumps at weddings. The decorations get packed away (although pintrest helps us remember every detail you might have considered, lol!), but the love remains as the foundation. I want your photos to reflect more than just the decorations of your life, it should reflect the love and laughter that provides the foundation for everything to come.

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July 20, 2014

Becca and Mike are the quintessential athletes. After we had their engagement session and hearing about their team sports, I was motivated to run long distances in the hope that I would find it as easy as they made it sound (it wasn’t). Regardless of my jealously for their athleticism, I was so happy to hang out with their super smiles and laughter. MY cheeks hurt (smiling) from hearing their stories about meeting, dating, and Mike’s proposal.

paso robles engagement photos

paso robles engagement photos

paso robles engagement photos

paso robles engagement photos

paso robles engagement photos

paso robles engagement photos

paso robles engagement photos

July 20, 2014

Erin and Garry chose beautiful Cambria for their destination small wedding. They had the ceremony overlooking the ocean at the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve along the Bluff Trail. The Bluff Trail is along a wooden boardwalk that hugs the cliffs with spectacular views. The difficulty? Getting chairs all the way out to the middle of the trail…but that’s where I have to do a little shout-out to Beach Butlerz. They are a local company that specializes in making events (from family day at the beach to weddings) easier. I’ve worked with them on several events and each time I’m impressed at how easy they make it look to lug heavy, awkward large things (umbrellas, chairs, tents, sofas, etc.) across deep sand. As I overheard Garry say while watching the Beach Butlerz guy hoofing the chairs both in and out along the long trail, “That’s the best bang for my money at this wedding!”

After the ceremony, we all headed to Stolo Family Vineyards in Cambria. The place was green and lush with all sorts of flowers, weeping willows, and grass. A photographer’s playground. For the kids, there was plenty of open space with games to play and fields to run on. For the adults, awesome wine tasting, shady picnic tables, and vineyard views. I must also take a moment to give one more special shout-out. They used a food truck called Haute Skillet to cater the reception. It was AMAZING. Like so delicious, I actually spent most of my 45 minute drive home thinking about the food. If you have any reason to ever book a food truck, you must check them out. You’d think the food came out of some fancy LA restaurant that had just been reviewed by Bon Appetit magazine.

Cambria Wedding Photos

Cambria Wedding Photos

Cambria Wedding Photos

Cambria Wedding Photos

Cambria Wedding Photos

Cambria Wedding Photos

Cambria Wedding Photos

Cambria Wedding Photos

Cambria Wedding Photos

Cambria Wedding Photos

Cambria Wedding Photos

Cambria Wedding Photos

Cambria Wedding Photos

Cambria Wedding Photos

July 4, 2014

Jenni and Patrick had their first date at Linnaea’s Cafe in San Luis Obispo’s downtown. I’ve always loved that little un-Starbucks coffee shop. It’s full of homemade looking pastries, well-worn stools and wooden floor boards. The whole place just exudes a warmth and invitation. It was a perfect place for Jenni and Patrick to get married.

linnaea cafe wedding

linnaea cafe wedding

linnaea cafe wedding

linnaea cafe wedding

linnaea cafe wedding

linnaea cafe wedding

linnaea cafe wedding

linnaea cafe wedding

linnaea cafe wedding

linnaea cafe wedding

linnaea cafe wedding

linnaea cafe wedding

linnaea cafe wedding

linnaea cafe wedding

linnaea cafe wedding

linnaea cafe wedding

linnaea cafe wedding

June 27, 2014

Christine and Jake got married at the Point Vincente Interpretive Center in Rancho Palos Verdes. It’s a beautiful public park right on the cliffs near the (similarly-named) Point Vincente lighthouse. Christine’s parents and family have all lived in the area for a long time and the lighthouse holds a special feeling of “home” for them. We also happened to have perfect weather for the day, so that was just icing on the cake. Just a little fist bump for Christine’s parents (especially dad)…they raised TWO sets of twin daughters!! Oh my gosh that sounds hard! This wedding also worked out conveniently because the very next day I took off from LAX to a trip to Panama! I need to dig through my personal photos and blog that trip, too!

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center

Point Vincente Interpretive Center