Story Behind      Moments

Katie and Sam's wedding day was a beautiful affair in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Set against the stunning backdrop of Santa Lucia Preserve, their love story unfolded in one of California's most prestigious venues. For Katie, who grew up vacationing in Carmel, and Sam, who cherished the landscapes of Northern California, this location held deep meaning.

Surrounded by family and friends, they exchanged vows amidst the towering redwoods, accompanied by live piano music. Their journey, much like the rolling hills of Carmel, was filled with cherished moments and shared adventures. From their first meeting to falling in love, their story and union was destined.

In the warmth of loved ones and beneath thousands of twinkling lights of the famous Santa Lucia Preserve's barn, Katie and Sam began their new life together, forever bound in the beauty of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

the highlights of the day

favorite moments


from the bride & Groom:

[Amanda's] like a cool captain that runs a very tight ship. All her photos are sooo dreamy and every single portrait exuded romance.

"Amanda and her team really brought their A game on our wedding day. Amanda's love and passion for photography really radiates in her personality and especially when she is taking pictures. Rachel was so down to earth and her fun personality really made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. Eliza was so sweet and had such attention to detail throughout the day, she made sure that my wedding train always looked great and always offered to carry my shoes and bouquet. I am so impressed with their teamwork and professionalism."

- jamila & Jordan

WEDDING VENUE: Santa Lucia Preserve | PLANNING: Pocketful of Plans | FLOWERS: Fionna Floral |  HMUA: Skyla Arts | RENTALS: Chic Event Rentals | ENTERTAINMENT: Lucky Devils Band | AV PRODUCTION: Hear & Now Monterey

team behind the magic