Santa Barbara County Courthouse Wedding


Welcome to Alexandria and Kenny’s chic Spring wedding in Santa Barbara, California!

Recently published in Spring 2023 on ‘Santa Barbara Wedding Style’ Magazine! See their publication HERE!

Alex and Kenny were every photographer’s dream couple. They are undoubtedly the most genuine, kind, loving, caring, and intentional people I have had the honor of working alongside. Every decision they made for their special day was made with purpose and soul which only made their entire wedding experience that much more special and meaningful. We started the day getting ready at a private estate located in Santa Barbara, California. We shared hugs, laughs, and of course happy tears. I mean how could we not be emotional?! We dreamed up this day for so many months prior – we simply were in awe that the day was finally here!

After we finished getting ready, our stunning bride Alex chose to have a special moment with her father by doing a first look under the swaying palm trees on the property of the estate. I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t emotional. I sobbed behind my camera, what’s new? Alex’s mother joined in on the moment where our bride got to then have a moment with both of her parents before seeing her soon-to-be husband for their first time. They hugged, cried, prayed, and stood present with each other, embracing the moment.

Next was an emotional first look with our bride and groom nestled under the palm trees. After their sweet moment, they chose to have a moment alone to speak intentionally and pray over their marriage together, as well as individually. They took in the smells, the sounds, and the views that surrounded them.

Shortly after, we set out to head to the Santa Barbara County Courthouse where the ceremony took place. The sweetest most intimate group of 10 guests traveled to be present with them and celebrate their union. While their ceremony was traditional, personal vows were exchanged, Kenny serenaded Alex with a song he had prepared in conjunction with his vows. The two even chose to incorporate worship and prayer in their ceremony! After final prayer, the two were pronounced husband and wife!

The ceremony concluded where I was then able to guide Alex and Kenny around the beautiful property of the courthouse for portraits. We documented their experienced on digital and film mediums during the most gorgeous glowy golden hour! Once we concluded our portraits, we headed back to the private estate to continue the celebration with a dinner, toasts, speeches, and dancing which later turned into a jump in the pool! You heard that right.

At the end of the night, Alex, Kenny, and a handful of their guests joined poolside and closed out the evening by jumping into the pool together in their full wedding attire! What an epic way to end such a beautiful day.

I am forever grateful for the memories Alex and Kenny gave me as their photographer. Since day one, they made me feel like family. They accepted me, trusted me, and chose me to serve such a special role in their lives – what an honor it was. Their friendship has extended beyond the wedding experience and I’m so grateful to call them real life friends.

Thank you Alex and Kenny for all that you’ve blessed me with. I love you both dearly!

Cheers to the Chavarria’s!

“Tay is unequivocally THE BEST photographer you could ever choose to be by your side on your wedding day! Our wedding would not have been what it was without her. Her heart and her passion radiate from her. Her presence is one of calmness and confidence and creative genius. Her ability to capture every. single. moment. perfectly and in a way that is undeniably YOU is unmatched. Her images exude every ounce of emotion that was felt during our special day and so beautifully allow us to relive our wedding over and over! Tay is a blessing, a joy, an angel, and a treasure. We could shoot with Tay a thousand times and every single time I would still be in complete awe and amazement of the sheer magic she creates! My words, without a doubt, fall short of reflecting the absolute gift that she is, but I promise you, she’s your girl!”


Shot on Digital, Polaroid, and 35mm Film

Ceremony Venue: Santa Barbara County Courthouse

Reception Venue: Private Estate in Santa Barbara

Florist: Fleur De Rye Floral Studio

Photographer: Taylor Stuck

Rentals: The Tent Merchant

Catering: Delgado’s Mexican Restaurant

MUA: Eryka De Santi

Bridal Gown: Brides For A Cause

Mens Suit: ASOS

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