It’s was a gorgeous Saturday afternoon.I waited anxiously on one of the busiest street corners in Santa Barbara with two 5D’s around my neck and a shoot sac in tow.I felt like a teenage girl waiting to be picked up for prom – you know – that nervous, excited feeling? I always get that way right before I shoot.I wonder if that will ever go away?

I had never met Emily and Nick before Saturday – they willingly and trustingly booked me over the phone.So, I guess it was more like waiting to be picked up for a blind date.But, when I saw Emily’s huge, warm smile for the first time I knew it was going to be an awesome session! Nick on the otherhand, was a little more skeptical, until I explained that I wasn’t there 1) to inflict pain or any type of discomfort and 2) I wasn’t going to make him do a reinactment of his high school senior portrait session. (whew! )

We walked the over-crowded Stern’s Wharf pier, stopped for a much needed tourist photo-op, visited the cutest little ice cream parlor AND rented beach cruisers.It was a session built around them being them.It was about honest emotion, easy laughter and just plain fun.I want to do it again.

They are tying the knot at the wonderful beyond words, Four Seasons Biltmore in July.They are working with Rebecca at Imagine – so the wedding is guaranteed to be beautiful.

CLICK HERE for a slideshow of the day!

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I’ve never ridden a beach cruiser before – so Emily and Nick talked me into jumping on for a ride! And apparently, Nick is not too shabby with the camera.

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