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Emily & Jerry | Butterfly Beach Engagement

You could say it started because they both went to UCSB, although at different times. You could also say it’s because they fell in love with Santa Barbara, and decided they didn’t want to leave. But maybe it all started because they worked in the same building? Time is funny to think about sometimes. How you can miss one stoplight, or take four seconds longer to leave work one night and your entire world is changed. Whatever the reason was, it happened. And it led Emily & Jerry to start a relationship together over three years ago. They fell in love. He proposed. And Emily said yes! As they plan their wedding, we got the opportunity to photograph this sweet couple during their Butterfly Beach engagement session.

We love hearing our couple’s love stories from both perspectives. Seeing a smile form on her lips as he details what he thought when he first saw her. The way his eyes light up when she talks about how she had no idea he was going to propose. Her giggle when he says “I just knew” and “it was time”.


And we think that you both made the best choice when you said yes to forever, with each other.


Emily & Jerry have one of those stories. Jerry knew he wanted Emily to be a part of his life forever, and he made it his mission to pursue her until she said yes. As they spent more time together they learned more about each other, and then Emily could see it too. They are meant to be together.

Emily & Jerry, thank you for choosing us to be a part of your love story. We are so glad you both decided to stay in Santa Barbara, and that you found your happily ever after in each other. Time is so interesting to think about. One choice can change your life in more ways than we can imagine. And we think that you both made the best choice when you said yes to forever, with each other.

green grass with eucalyptus tree and pink flowers at the Biltmore in Santa Barbara, California. Second photo of Emily & Jerry kissing. Her hand is on his cheek and his hand is around her waist pulling her in close.Emily & Jerry walking along a red brick sidewalk holding hands. Second photo of pink flowers in a pot along the red brick wall.Emily & Jerry sharing a kiss with red brick wall and green hedges in the background during their Butterfly Beach engagement sessiongreen and blue succulents and a second photo of Emily & Jerry holding hands as Jerry looks at Emily and Emily looks at the camera during their Butterfly Beach engagement session Black and white photos of jerry pulling Emily close with his arms around her waist as they share a kiss and the couple holding hands between their chests.Emily & Jerry walking away from the camera holding hands with pink flowers on their left and a eucalyptus tree in front of them.Emily & Jerry standing together closely along a red brick path and the couple sharing a kiss with Emily's hand on his cheek showing off her engagement ring. Emily smiling at the camera as Jerry hugs her from the side and smiles at her temple with their heads close together. The couple sitting along the boardwalk during their Butterfly Beach engagement session. He is sitting on the railing and she is leaned up against him with her back. A second photo of the couple holding hands between them as she shows off her engagement ring. The couple standing in front of a green gate with their bodies turned towards each other and they are both smiling at the camera during their Butterfly Beach engagement sessionThe couple on the beach sitting on a large tree that had fallen and was buried in the sand with their foreheads touching. And a second photo of the couple sharing a kiss while sitting. A wide photo of the couple kissing while she sits on the large tree that had fallen over on the beach. He is leaning against her during their Butterfly Beach engagement session The couple standing in the waves holding each other closely and sharing a kiss. His arms are wrapped around her waist and he's pulling her in tightly and she has one arm around his neck and one hand on his chest. A second photo of the couple walking away from the camera holding hands and walking on the sand through gentle waves.a black and white photo of the couple kissing with the ocean behind them and the sand below them. a photo of Emily's hand and engagement ring on Jerry's shoulder. And a second photo of the couple sitting on the railing near the boardwalk. The couple sharing a kiss with the ocean behind them. The couple walking along the sand looking at each other while on the beach.The couple with their backs to the camera looking out towards the ocean as they lean towards each other and the waves wrap around their legs and feet during their Butterfly Beach engagement sessionThe couple sharing a kiss as the waves come around their feet. Emily is wearing a floral dress that stops just at her thighs and Jerry is wearing a light blue button up shirt and dark blue jeans. A second photo of the couple turned towards the ocean with their arms around each other.

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