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Isabella Griffith

Being a native to North Carolina, I’m a little far from what I’ve spent most of my life calling home. However, I’ve been living out of Santa Barbara, CA for the past 3 years and I’ve gained a second family here that will always have my heart. This last summer, I got to finally fulfill a decade long dream. I bought a 2006 Dodge Sprinter off craigslist in Virginia and moved into it in June! Taking a road trip back to California meandering through Michigan, Colorado, and Tucson, I’ve since been traveling up and down the west coast. Plenty of ups and downs with living in a van, but hell…I’m only in my 20’s once, right?

I’ve always been an outdoors girl. I grew up playing in the red dirt of tobacco fields, spending hours in the sun and the water, and enjoying the mountains. It’s part of what drew me to photography. That, and seeing faded photos from 1970’s Colombia of my grandmother, great aunt, and a myriad of extended family, photos that I treasure and have cried over. Combining my two great loves has been a passion that I’ve been aching to pursue, year after year.

Which brings me to you. If you walk away from this site knowing how important the outdoors is, how important people are, and how exponentially incredible it is to combine people with their environments in a photograph, then I’ve done my job. Even if you never visit again or we never meet up and create something together. I will never give up on teaching the importance of documentation.

If you’re interested in chatting or seeing my work, please reach out. Let’s meet up over food, preferably good BBQ or tacos!

xoxo,
Isabella

Photographing couples for a living basically means being a third wheel. Part of that is knowing that most people feel awkward and hate being in front of the camera. The other part is getting to photograph two best friends just being goofy and weird together. I aim to make this an experience that brings out the best of you and that you’ll remember
with warm feelings.

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Before we go out and have a fun session somewhere, I love taking my couples out for a drink to loosen up and ease the pressure. It gives us time to get to know each other and become friends!

Whether we’re shooting local, a couple states away, or across the globe, let’s have a fun time together with music, drinks, and good food.

Special discounts for couples that are willing to go to
one of my bucket list places to shoot their engagement.
Message me to see where we can go together!


Want to know more about pricing?

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 F.A.Q.

How long does it take to get my wedding photos back?

Anywhere from 6-8 weeks!

DO YOU PHOTOSHOP HAIR, BODY, OR PEOPLE?

I personally do not because I believe in photographing people as they are. You're beautiful!

Do you travel for photography?

Yes, I do! I currently dwell in a 2006 Dodge Sprinter Van based in Santa Barbara, California but I’m always on the road traveling around to one place or another. I’m also up for traveling beyond the payment, into the air, and across the sea! So don’t let distance stop ya from contacting me, I’m always down for another adventure.

HOw do i book you?

To reserve the date for your wedding, half of total amount is due when you sign the contract with the other half due 30 days before the wedding.

What are raw photos?

Contrary to popular belief, RAW photos aren't just unedited photos. They're actually very large files that can't be opened unless you have expensive software. I've never given out RAW photographs to any of my clients. Any and all photographs I take are owned by me solely unless otherwise agreed upon. That being said, I also never deliver any images that are unedited to my clients. My work reflects who I am as a person and hopefully that's why you're hiring me! It's like asking a cake company to just give you the ingredients for the cake. Just doesn't make sense ;)

Do I print the photos or do you do them?

You're free to download the photos from the gallery (no quality is lost when you download them) and print them wherever you would like. You can also order prints straight from the gallery link or email me for higher quality print options.

Can My family member bring their camera?

During the ceremony, I encourage my couples to tell everyone to sit and enjoy the wedding so you’re not walking down the aisle looking at 17 iPhones and 3 DSLRs and 2 iPads. Any other time, as long as they’re not obstructing me or inhibiting me from doing my job, please do!

Is it true that eating bbq makes you the happiest girl in the whole world?

YES YES YES!

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@isabella.griffith