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Modern Journalistic Meets Funky Wedding Photos: Leah Valentine Photography
General Weddings

Modern Journalistic Meets Funky Wedding Photos: Leah Valentine Photography

A warm SnapKnot welcome to one of our most recent Santa Barbara wedding photographers. Check out some more about Leah of Leah Valentine Photography and her funky wedding photos, which she likes to consider to be both traditional and modern at the same time. “I love the more modern journalistic approach to photography, so I have …

Mad Men Style Engagement Shoot: Leah Valentine Photography
General Weddings

Mad Men Style Engagement Shoot: Leah Valentine Photography

Leah Valentine, one of our Santa Barbara, California wedding photographers, recently shot a delightfully inspiring Mad Men engagement shoot. Instead of searching for models, she and other Santa Barbara vendors decided to create a contest for all the Mad Men lovers out there and offer it as a giveaway to a real couple getting married …

Wedding Poses for Brides
Photo Tips for Brides

Wedding Poses for Brides

Wedding poses for brides are such an important factor to create beautiful bridal portraits. Posing not only requires judgment and interpretation from the photographer but also input from the bride as to what feels most comfortable to her. In addition to the pose, adding in your own creativity and uniqueness is important as well to …

California Engagement: Ellwood Butterfly Preserve
Engagements

California Engagement: Ellwood Butterfly Preserve

We are excited to show you these fun California engagement photos taken by Leah with Leah Valentine Photography from Santa Barbara, California. James and MJ’s California engagement session was shot at the Ellwood Butterfly Preserve in Goleta, California. The couple  has a unique story to how they met. Leah thoroughly enjoyed photographing them. Let’s hear what …

The Best of SnapKnot Engagement Photos: Part 1
Engagements, General Weddings

The Best of SnapKnot Engagement Photos: Part 1

If the success of our engagement advice series is any indication of what the wedding community is interested in, it’s clear that inspiration of this type is in high demand. In fact, it seems that there can be no shortage of wisdom and fun ideas for the engagement photo shoot…which is why we’ve gathered some …

Best Casual Engagement Photos
Engagements, General Weddings

Best Casual Engagement Photos

A unique perspective makes the best casual engagement photos. It might be a thoughtful gaze at a ring on her finger, or the way light and shadow accent a sincere smile. Sometimes it is an interaction, the way two people share a private moment. The skilled photographer finds an artistic expression of the inner feelings; …

Unique Wedding Reception Ideas
Wedding Planning

Unique Wedding Reception Ideas

Wedding receptions are a perfect opportunity to spend quality time (and to make some special memories) with all of the family and friends of the bride and groom. It is a great place to showcase the happy newlyweds and have some fun after the ceremony and all the craziness and stress that comes along with the entire wedding …

Real Wedding: Carriage House | Rockwood Park
General Weddings, Real Weddings

Real Wedding: Carriage House | Rockwood Park

Santa Barbara wedding photographer, Leah Valentine, recently shot the gorgeous nuptials of Philadelphia teachers, Matt and Katie. The pair’s Carriage House wedding in Rockwood Park was a not only a beautiful location with countless opportunities for Valentine to take great portraits, but also boasted a drop-dead gorgeous conservatory. Sticking with their laid-back country theme, Katie …

Wedding in Cabo San Lucas
Real Weddings

Wedding in Cabo San Lucas

With the warm weather and beautiful scenery, exotic beaches are an ideal spot for an outdoor wedding! And with the cooler weather taking its toll on much of the U.S. lately, we thought a little sun in this beach wedding may be nice to see! Keith and Brandy decided to say “I Do” in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico …

The Bride’s Most Special Gals: The Best of SnapKnot Bridesmaids Photos
General Weddings

The Bride’s Most Special Gals: The Best of SnapKnot Bridesmaids Photos

We’ve been focusing a lot lately on members of the wedding. Well, its pretty obvious that this is where photographers’ talents shine, and we are all about showcasing our awesome community’s best work! With this in mind, we decided to highlight another category of VIP wedding guests: the bridesmaids. They may not be as precious …