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Engagement: Linda & Hien @ Santa Barbara


If I counted correctly somehow I went over to Santa Barbara 4 times within the stretch of 5 weeks around April & May this year.  I don’t think I have laughed as much at any other given photo session than this.  Working with them is like a photographer’s dream – they need minimal directions to work with, they smile and laugh when they interact with each other naturally.

The e-session took place in Santa Barbara where they’re a lot more familiar than I am.  We started off at Knapp’s Castle, boy it’s such an awesome place to shoot – if you’re not tripping like I was. (Hien: I’m still pretty impressed with my roll with no fumble!)  The weather there was absolutely perfect.  Clear blue sky (really, I didn’t photoshop that in), warm with a cool breeze, and to make this a perfect day we had Lobster for dinner and went off for a little adventure even after the session (thanks Hien!).

I can’t wait til their big day, knowing it’s going to be action packed, fun filled, with non stop laughter throughout the day!

note: This is what we described as – “an eagle swooping down on an innocent prey” that day. 


Wow! You did a great job Herman.

Linda you look as beautiful as always. I love ALL the pictures. I’m really looking forward to your wedding. Like Hernan mentioned before, it will be full of laughter. You two are amazing together. I love you both!

Hi I was wondering if there’s a site fee at Knapps castle or a permit? Thanks



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