Engagement Shoot – Santa Barbara Bliss

15/12/2014 | 2

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Cynthia & Jason   ♥   California, USA

Photographer:   Kiel Rucker Photography

 

Sometimes you visit somewhere and not only do you fall in love with the place, the people and the ambience, but you just instantly feel at home; you can imagine yourself living there with ease, everything just feels right.

 

Santa Barbara is one of those locations for me. Although it is almost 10 years since I visited this lovely coastal corner of California, its positive impression has never left me.

 

Maybe it was because I was staying with friends who could show me what it was truly like to live in this picturesque part of the world, it could have been the love I found of living so close to the ocean yet still surrounded by imposing mountain ranges, or possibly it was the laid-back Cali atmosphere and the clean stylish streets. Whatever it was all those years ago, Santa Barbara most certainly won me over and I’d even go so far as saying that I left a little piece of my heart there.

 

I would love to go back one day (or to have the opportunity to live there) and if you haven’t had the pleasure of taking a trip to the sunny shores of Santa Barbara, I’m sure that these stunning photographs from Kiel Rucker Photography will inspire you to take a trip there.

 

Cynthia and Jason headed to the hills for a splendid sunset engagement session. With Knapp’s Castle – a landmark, ruined mansion in the Santa Ynez Mountains near Santa Barbara – as a backdrop and a wonderfully romantic soft light, this couple’s shoot is pure dreamy Santa Barbara bliss.

 

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Images: Kiel Rucker Photography via You Mean The World To Me // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

 

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Comments (2)

  1. What a pretty session!

  2. Beautiful shoot. Love the Light!

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