Santa Ynez Wedding Photographer | 2021 Recap

After a year like 2020, this Santa Ynez wedding photographer was thrilled by the return of weddings in 2021. It’s crazy to think that in January, I only had 4 weddings booked for the year. After all is said and done I shot a total of 22 weddings this year. Plus another 20 couples got in front of my camera for engagement and portrait sessions. It has been a whirlwind, but I feel so grateful to get to do this for work!

While weddings this year may have looked smaller in scope and size, they were all the more special after so many couples were faced with postponing their marriages in 2020. One of my favorite things about the increased trend of elopements is that they allow me to spend even more time with my couples on their wedding day. They gave me the opportunity to fill their wedding galleries with beautiful romantic portraits of just the two of them.

2021 gave me the opportunity to explore several new venues, from the Central Valley to the heart of Orange County. I loved getting to see new places and felt so inspired by these new settings. I had the opportunity to expand my services and capture a beautiful proposal at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara. There’s nothing like being part of these once-in-a-lifetime memories for my couples. I also had the honor of celebrating and capturing the weddings of not just one, but two of my best friends!

2021 by the numbers

Take a look at my 2021, by the numbers:

2021 was a truly special year for Leslie Joy Photography. Enjoy some of my favorite images from this year.

It was truly an honor to get to capture these memories for my couples in 2021. I can’t wait to capture more! If you are looking for a Santa Ynez wedding photographer, please reach out via my contact form!

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