What is an Offbeat Bride? The definition of “off beat” means: not conforming to the ordinary type or pattern; unconventional. Unusual, eccentric. Differing from the usual or expected.
I absolutely love when brides embrace this type of style and make their day uniquely their own!
I recently attended a photography conference in Santa Barbara and one of the shooting opportunities was called The Offbeat Bride Shoot! The photos below are some of my favorites. Our models are fellow photographers that were also attending the conference! I had an absolute blast photographing them! Not to mention we were shooting on the beach and at sunset! So beautiful!
Our first couple is Lauren and Seth Pinson. Lauren is a wedding photographer based out of Northern Texas. You can learn more about her at: laurenpinson.com. Lauren and Seth found their outfits at Mod Cloth! Her off white dress has little black hearts on it! It almost looks like polka dots but if you look closer you will see they are little hearts! I absolutely love lace! Her lace jacket was another fun vintage touch! And how about those kitten heels!? Too cute! Did you notice her peek-a-boo blue hair? What a fun way to add a pop of color! And I love her hubby’s flat cap, bow tie and suspenders!
Our next couple is Mycah and Bobby Burns of Redmond Digital Media. Bobby is wearing a flat cap and polka dot shirt under his jacket. Mycah is wearing an off white vintage dress with lace long-sleeves and flowy full skirt. Her lace headband and brown lace up boots are very boho-chic! Mycah and Bobby danced for us and then shared a few quiet moments together as I looked on from a distance! They had a romantic and playful vibe about them. I recently learned they just celebrated 10 years together! Congratulations you two!
Our third model couple is composed of Jamie with Jamie Ivins Photography based out of Milford, Massachusetts and Julie with Julie Wilmes Photography based out of Fort Worth, Texas. One of the most awesome things about these photographs for me, is that I learned so much from the two of them! Soon after this photo session they each gave five minute speeches to a large group of fellow photographers. I was so encouraged after they spoke. The overall message I took from both of them was, to just be yourself! Be yourself, people will appreciate you for who you are. Of course they said a lot more than that and I wish I had it recorded! Jamie and Julie you guys are amazingly awesome!
Our photography conference was held at The Fess Parker Hotel. We had a gala dinner that night. What a fabulous place for a wedding reception! I love they string lights they have strung up around the Plaza.
Our photo shoot organizer for the Offbeat Bride shoot was Carrie of Carrie Swails Photography! Thank you Carrie!
California, I’ll be back for more soon!