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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February 2, 2014

Claire and James got married at the Inn Paradiso. I can’t believe I had never been to this wonderful place before then. Claire and James stumbled upon the bed & breakfast when they came to Paso Robles for the wine festival. All the hotels were sold out, and they asked the Chamber of Commerce for a recommendation. The Inn Paradiso was their pick as it had just reopened under new ownership. Ever since then, they’ve come back to the inn for every visit. It was a no-brainer for them to have their wedding there as well. I’m certain I will see more weddings at the Inn Paradiso…it’s just a hidden gem in Paso that won’t be so hidden for long.

Their reception was at Robert’s Restaurant in downtown Paso Robles. This restaurant also does on-site catering for weddings, and whenever I see their name on vendor lists…oh la la! Super yummy! The wild mushroom lasagna is unbelievably delicious and actually made me LOVE pesto sauce.

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inn paradiso wedding

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inn paradiso wedding

inn paradiso wedding

inn paradiso wedding

inn paradiso wedding

inn paradiso wedding

inn paradiso wedding

inn paradiso wedding

inn paradiso wedding

inn paradiso wedding

inn paradiso wedding

inn paradiso wedding

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inn paradiso wedding

inn paradiso wedding

inn paradiso wedding

inn paradiso wedding

inn paradiso wedding

inn paradiso wedding

December 30, 2013

(disclaimer: wow, I am quite late blogging this one. in going through my blog for maintenance and back-up today, i realized i’d never blogged this awesome wedding! yikes. so this is very late, but still a very loved wedding.)

Anika. Like Pippi Longstocking’s best friend. I knew how to pronounce her name instantly because my kids have watched that movie about a million times, in addition to my thousands of time when I was their age. Apparently, Anika is not a common name though. Who knew?

Anika and Tyson had their wedding at Cypress Ridge Golf Course. You see, Tyson is a HUGE golf fanatic. It’s his passion. In fact, in the year(s) since they got married I’ve followed him (on facebook) playing some of the coolest golf courses in California. My favorite? When he played Pebble Beach Golf Course and I followed along with the live web cams. He even gave me a wave over the virtual world at the putting greens. It was a dream golf day for him.

Since the wedding, they’ve moved up to the Bay area for work. Makes me sad. Also since the wedding, the band in the photos (Still Time) decided to call it quits after putting out great music for years. Makes me sad, too.

What makes me happy? That Anika and Tyson are ridiculously supportive and still in love with each other two years after getting married. Maybe I should do blog entries years after a wedding more often? Now I know them both even better than I did on their wedding day…and it just makes me appreciate these photos more. Maybe they will move back to SLO someday in the future?

Note about the photos: They had an awesome treats bar by Just Baked SLO. I still remember 2 years later how good those lemon bars were.

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cypress ridge wedding

cypress ridge wedding

cypress ridge wedding

cypress ridge wedding

cypress ridge wedding

December 30, 2013

Tamara and Jon came all the way from the windy city to get married at the Mission San Luis Obispo. They brought loads of happy family and friends to help celebrate. One of my favorite parts of their wedding was when guests lit dozens of Chinese lanterns over the reception (in Edna Valley at a private home). As they floated into the sky, it looked just like a scene out of the movie Entangled. (moments later I did wonder if the airport control tower nearby was wondering what was going on…but no planes flew by, so I guess all was good).

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mission san luis obispo wedding

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mission san luis obispo wedding

mission san luis obispo wedding

mission san luis obispo wedding

mission san luis obispo wedding

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mission san luis obispo wedding

mission san luis obispo wedding

mission san luis obispo wedding

mission san luis obispo wedding

mission san luis obispo wedding

mission san luis obispo wedding

mission san luis obispo wedding

mission san luis obispo wedding

mission san luis obispo wedding

mission san luis obispo wedding

mission san luis obispo wedding

mission san luis obispo wedding

mission san luis obispo wedding

mission san luis obispo wedding

mission san luis obispo wedding

mission san luis obispo wedding

mission san luis obispo wedding

December 9, 2013

Kevin and Nat live in San Diego. That alone makes us friends. We snuck this engagement session in right before Kevin (who does something with taxes) went into tax season. I’m glad we did it, because the hills were nice and green still. That doesn’t last long enough here on the Central Coast. I’m looking forward to their wedding later this year!

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