Santa Barbara California Sunset Session on Leadbetter Beach :: Santa Barbara Courthouse Pre Engagement :: Lucero and John

Lucero and John met me at the Santa Barbara Courthouse in California just before closing time. The courthouse is such a beautiful building, with classic architecture and gorgeous grounds, and it's a popular place for weddings, engagements, and portraits in the Santa Barbara area. I'm sure you can see why! After wandering around the courthouse, we went out to Leadbetter Beach and photographed by the piers as the sun was setting. The water was cold (by California standards!) but these two braved some cold feet for some fun photos!

It's really so beautiful to be able to witness and even document love. The kisses. The quiet looks that say 'I love you'. Dancing on the beach. The whole body laughs and smiles. I mean, just look at Lucy's gorgeous smile (with that awesome bright pink lip color she was rocking) and the way that John holds on to her. They aren't engaged (yet!) but there is no doubt about how happy they are around each other!