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Alos, here is the link to watch the highlight video from Josh and Christy’s day!

Venue: Casa de Monte Vista @casademontevista

Photographer: Amanda K Photoart  @amandakphotoart

Assistant Photographer: Christine Pienaar Photography @cpienaarphoto

Videographer: Megan Bennett (Honeybunch Co) @honeybunchoco

Assistant Videographer: Nathaniel Colbert @nathanielcolbert

Hair and Makeup: Chelsea Nicole Makeup & Hair @chelseanicolemh

Music: Kara Ford (VOX DJs) @voxdjs @dj.kara

Caterer: SOHO Tacos @sohotaco

Bartenders: MINT Bartending

Specialty Drinks: CHA for Tea  @chafortea @chafortealongbeach

Florals: Vaso Bello Celebrations @vasobello

Wood Signs: Trowe Art

Cake: Over the Rainbow Desserts @overtherainbowdesserts

Stationer: Twig & Juniper @twigandjuniper

Event Planner: Trish Jones (The Walk Down the Aisle) @twdta @thewalkdowntheaisle

Lab: Photovisions




Wedding Dress: Pronovias @pronovias

Bridal Salon: Panache Bridal @panachecostamesa

Shoes: Jimmy Choo @jimmychoo

Earrings: Kendra Scott @kendrascott

Bridal robes: Plum Pretty Sugar @plumprettysugar

Suit/Shoes: J Crew @jcrewmens


  • Debbie - UGH! These photos are stunning!! I’m reliving this amazing, love-filled day!ReplyCancel

  • Christy Gillick - This was such an amazing day for Josh and me! But we couldn’t have done it without you Amanda! Seriously, since meeting you and choosing you to document our day, we continue to rave about what a good decision it was to pick you! We even argue about who picked you first. Amanda, you have such a great eye and find the most immaculate details in everyone’s love story. Not only is every picture you take exploding with love, nature, light and color, but you are also so personable and comfortable allowing your clients to be documented in their most natural state. You are also a great director, guiding us as you capture every loving moment. I mean, Josh and I didn’t know how to “pretty” kiss until your instruction. So happy we got to have you as our photographer and happy that Hanna Domingo was able to introduce us years ago for her wedding. I mean you got her wedding on a magazine and mine on a blog. You are AMAZING! Thank you for creating these gorgeous photos for Josh and me!ReplyCancel

    • amandak - Christy!! Oh sweet girl…this message made my WEEK!!! Thank you for your heart…and for choosing me to be a part of your love story. It’s couples like you the FUEL me. XOReplyCancel


As see on: Inspired By This

Photography: Amanda K Photography

 Venue + Catering: San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, California

Planning + Coordination: Amazing Days Events

Floral: Ella & Louie

 Makeup + Hair: Unveiled Make-up & Hair

Bespoke wedding dress: Atelier des Modistes

Bride’s shoes: Christian Louboutin

Groom’s suit: Sand Copenhagen

 Groom’s shirt + tie + shoes: Paul Smith

Music: Tavi Jinariu, Gig Master

 Bride’s ring: Brilliant Earth

Bespoke jewelry + hairpiece: Atelier des Modistes

Bespoke veil: Atelier des Modistes

 Groom’s ring: Brilliant Earth

 Calligraphy: Clay & Ink

Invitation + paper goods: Classic Letterpress

Film Lab: Photovision Prints

Dean and Angela’s  vision for the wedding day was an intimate garden wedding with an outdoor dinner reception to be shared with a close group of family and friends.

Their favorite part of the day:  When the guests were gathered around a stone fireplace on the patio of the wine cellar of the venue under the twinkle lights that adorned the outdoor space. The acoustic guitar playing in the background set the mood and made this the most romantic setting to enjoy with family and friends, good food and amazing wine.

Special traditions:

Something old – lace from my mom’s bridal gown on my bouquet
Something new – dress, veil, shoes, jewelry
Something borrowed – The groom’s sister was the officiant and she held their mom’s childhood bible during the ceremony
Something blue – grandmother’s broach

I enjoyed EVERY minute of documenting Angela and Dean’s beautiful day.  All of the elements came together perfectly.  The team, the venue, the light and the love.















Anne and Rob had their first date at Castaway in Portland, Oregon.  Naturally, we wanted to photograph them where their love story began.  We finished the shoot at the waterfront, overlooking their beloved city.  Their love and joy were infectious and I am so grateful to have been chosen to document this precious time in their journey!  Looking forward to their beautiful wedding this fall!





As seen on Magnolia Rouge

Reception Venue – Bellevue Club
Cake Artist – Le Gateau Elegant
Dress designer- Sarah Seven
Shoe Designer – Kate Spade
Grooms Suit – Canali
Grooms tie – Drake’s
Grooms shoes – Alden
Caterer – Venue
Invitations – Paperless Post
Hair – Kim Prado
Bouquet- Florali
Table arrangements -Victorious Youth
Jewelry – Mikimoto

Film – Fuji Pro 400H

Lab – Photovisions