Chelsea + Michael’s Santa Barbara Estate Wedding

It was such an honor to photograph Michael and Chelsea’s wedding in Santa Barbara, CA this past May. I met Chelsea a few years back through the fashion industry, she is an established fashion model. She is one of the most down to earth, sweetest and hilarious people I know! Her and Michael are absolutely perfect for each other… Can you believe these two are high school sweethearts?! They picked the loveliest estate home in downtown Santa Barbara to say their I Do’s in front of their closest friends and family! Chelsea mentioned to me that she wanted her wedding photos to be very candid, almost as if I was a guest at her wedding. There are so many stunning photos from her wedding, it was very challenging to narrow down images for the blog. 

On the day of the wedding, I drove in from Monterey. When I arrived she was just about to start getting her hair and makeup done by the talented Jessica Later. Chelsea’s gorgeous gown was custom designed by Anomalie. You can check out Chelsea’s blog where she talks about her experience working with Anomalie on her custom wedding dress. The gown was perfection! 

Chelsea’s sister Alyssa Miller, who is also a fashion model, was Chelsea and Michael’s officiant. Alyssa’s musician husband Cameron Avery performed as Chelsea walked down the aisle. This was a very nice surprise for their guests!

The day after the wedding I photographed Chelsea at the beach to capture a few “Trash the Dress” photos. We didn’t really trash the dress… We ended up getting some lovely fine art images. 

Chelsea and Micheal’s wedding was so magical and I had such an amazing time photographing it! 

I hope you enjoy looking through the photos! Please leave comments below. 

Hugs, 

Michelle