You can not help but feel good around Kelli and Jed. Their positive energy and love for each other, for life in general, is catching. I loved getting to be around them again. I'm not naturally a 'morning person' but there are just some things worth being up early for. Sunrise in Santa Barbara on the beach with these two.. that's one of them. We started at Leadbetter Beach right before the sun peeked over the horizon line, when there's that gorgeous glow to the world. The sand was pretty cold (though nothing like New England in March!) and the sun was welcome, it started warming everything up as we shot.
After the beach, we went over to the Santa Barbara Courthouse. It was closed, it was still pretty early, but we spent some time photographing outside. It is such a beautiful building, definitely worth checking out if you visit Santa Barbara, and it is so different then anything in New England, something you might picture when thinking of Southern California architecture. The perk of an early morning shoot.. no one else was around!