29 Sep

Santa Ynez fall engagement shoot

Happy weekend, Cakelets! Since many of you will be taking the weekend to snap your engagement photos, we thought we’d drop a little inspiration your way. Plus it’s kind of fun to pop in here on a Saturday. When Stacey Ramsey sent us Rachel + Jonathan’s e-sesh we instantly knew it would be perfect for some fall inspiration. It’s got a cozy autumnal vibe, a handsome couple with great style and a beautiful countryside background. Lovely indeed.

Santa Ynez outdoor fall engagement session

rainy fall engagement session in Santa Ynez

delicate engagement ring

barn  guitar serenade

fur-cuffed herringbone winter coat and classic cowboy boots

barn engagement session

romantic barn engagement shoot

Santa Ynez barn engagement session

fur-cuffed herringbone coat

guitar serenade

black floral patterned shirt dress and brown leather braided belt

black floral patterned shirt dress and brown leather braided belt

red button-down, tie and tweed vest

romantic Santa Ynez engagement session

black patterned shirt dress and brown leather braided belt

outdoor prairie engagement session

cowboy boots, black floral print shirt dress and brown leather braided belt

From Stacey:

A little story behind this shoot. It was a “destination” shoot that was meant to take place at Boulder Park in Santa Barbara. Planned literally months in advance, with this wonderfully stylized couple, (vintage fur coat, juxtaposition of cowboy boots & all), we were set to go for a modern rustic take on a 1970′s theme. But after the long drive and all the anticipation — as soon as we arrived, a downpour begin. Not a sprinkle…at STORM. We drove down the winding road off the mountain and began our search that almost lasted until sunset trying to find shelter and a place to shoot! Only after venturing into the beautiful countryside of Santa Ynez, we found a abandoned cattle barn–this couple was such troopers with an amazing attitude! Their love certainly warmed that dilapidated barn for a beautiful shoot! Just as the sun began to set, the rain dwindled for some pretty shots in a field just outside.

Hope everyone has a great weekend, and if you’re taking your engagement photos today or tomorrow, may the weather be in your favor!

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Comments

  1. Amazing art direction! Lovely.

  2. Great pictures! Very good work!

  3. Beautiful photos, Stacey! (And I LOVE her black dress :) )

  4. This couple really does have fantastic style. Good thing for the storm because these barn pictures are perfect!

  5. Beautiful! The rain added that little something extra! Who doesn’t love a barn?
    Speaking of barns I just posted photos of my sister’s barn wedding on our blog…would love for you to stop by and take a look!
    http://mainstreetsisters.blogspot.com/2012/09/mr-and-mrs-huffman.html

  6. Beautiful light, glorious portraits!

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  8. This engagement shoot is so cute! Love it! http://t.co/kqIkFk4j #engagementshoot

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  10. amazing shoot – love the colors, perfect for autumn

  11. This engagement shoot is absolutely AMAZING!!!! What a gorgeous couple. I have to ask….where is her adorable black dress from? It is fantastic! And SHE is stunning!

  12. Thanks for all the kind words! Stacey Ramsey is such a talented photographer, and we are so lucky to have some of her beautiful photographs! We’ll be posting some of her photos from our wedding on our Sunday Saloon blog soon. Also, if anyone knows someone who needs a wedding video, Rachel and I would love to help! Here’s one we did a few months back… https://vimeo.com/49098472

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