Imagine this. White brick walls holding two large metal gates. A white brick divider between them covered in vines and roses. The push of a button and the gate opens. A long driveway with one way in and one way out. Tall trees bursting with new growth. Large and expansive branches and leaves that create a beautiful archway above you. Brown wooden fences on each side. On the other side of the fence horses and their babies running next to you as you make your way down the driveway at a slow pace. Welcome to Sofia & Joey’s Whispering Rose Ranch engagement session.
The Whispering Rose Ranch is a working horse ranch located in Santa Barbara County and has so many beautiful locations throughout the ranch. We visited Sycamore Lane and the Bride’s Stone Cottage and even snuck a peek at the Saloon to show Sofia & Joey. The Saloon is the COOLEST place we can think of for a groom and his groomsmen to get ready on their wedding day! (Imagine shuffleboards, billiards, saddles, rifles attached to the wall, and a photo of the owners chilling with James Dean!)
But our favorite location: The Mountain Vista. There are antique doors that were added onto the house many years ago. Red roses are planted above them and lush green vines wrap along the walls that hold the doors. A beautiful fountain placed near the edge of the wall and as promised, mountain views all around. It’s drop-dead gorgeous.
As the golden sun began to set the ranch, we knew Sofia & Joey’s session would be nothing short from straight out of a fairytale. Earlier, we’d just driven out of the gloomy skies, and into the magical lighting of the Santa Ynez Mountains. And as we broke out of the cloud layer we instantly knew we were in for an amazing session. The location, the weather, their outfits, it was all perfect for this couple’s love story! Not to mention, Sofia & Joey traveled from Florida to Santa Barbara for their engagement session, and it was Sofia’s first time in California!
Sofia & Joey, we are so glad you had the chance to make the trip from Florida, all the way across the country, to the west coast! We had so much fun with you during your Whispering Rose Ranch engagement session. From exploring the ranch, seeing the horses and deer, and taking in the beautiful views together. We love how laid back you are, and how comfortable you are to be around. And the way you two look at each other is pretty adorable! We are so excited to celebrate your wedding with you next year in your neck of the palm trees. Eleven more months and Florida here we come!
And a very special thanks to Ankur & Skye at Our Perfect Night for planning this gorgeous Whispering Rose engagement session!
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