We had the pleasure of filming the first Dem White Boyz music video Keep Ur Eyes on Me at our studio last month. Cole, Baylor and John Stephen are the Vine sensation known as Dem White Boyz who have a huge following (over 3 million at last count) amongst teen girls for their shirtless twerking. The song was written and directed by Tim Miner.

Dem White Boyz Music Video Keep UR Eyes On Me

Dem White Boyz Music Video Keep UR Eyes On Me

Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara Wedding

Written by Andrea Schmitt

There are few wedding venues that rival the beauty of the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara. This Spanish-Mediterranean style hotel, considered one of the top wedding venues in California, is located at an incredible location right on the beach, and I can understand why Christian and Katherine chose it for their dream wedding. If you’ve never been, you must!

The bridesmaids and groomsmen looked like they were pulled from a wedding magazine spread, and Katherine looked like a supermodel with her stunning Jinza Jin Couture Bridal Dress and red soled Christian Louboutin heels.  They were a fun and beautiful group, with dance moves to boot! As you can see Christian and his entourage had me laughing from the start.  ‘Beautiful on the inside and out’, seemed to be the common theme with this couple, and the toasts were a testament as to what wonderful people Katherine & Christian are.  They really are a perfect match.

One of the highlights of the evening was the surprise dance that the couple had planned.  Christian showed off his charming dance moves and Katherine was swept off her feet to accompany him on the dance floor. The crowd roared and the dance floor got packed!  Then as a sweet ending of the night, Katherine surprised her new husband with his Canadian favorite – Poutine (fries & gravy).  So, like something out of a movie, the Canadians in the house began singing their national anthem. Gotta love those Canucks!


A big thanks to Rebecca with Imagine Weddings and Special Events, as she always manages to make her events perfect.

Santa Barbara Vendors used:

Bridal Gown: Jinza Jin Couture Bridal, San Francisco, CA

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Cake/Dessert Bar: Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, CA

Caterer: Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, CA

DJ/Band:  Gavin Roy Presents – Gavin Roy

Florist: Laura Sangas, Cody Floral, Santa Barbara, CA www.codyfloral.com

Makeup: Tomiko Taft, Santa Barbara, CA,  www.tomikotaft.com

Hair:  Kendal Shira, San Francisco, CA, Cinta Salon

Invites: Lazaro Design, Santa Barbara, CA

Officiant: Rev. Suzanne Dunn, Pastor, Santa Barbara, CA

Planner:  Rebecca Gigandet, Imagine SB, http://www.imaginesb.com

String Quartet – The Aurora Ensemble, http://theauroraensemble.com


For more Santa Barabara weddings, please visit our website here.

To reach our studio, please email is at info@chrisschmittphotography.com

Calamigos Ranch Wedding Malibu at The Ranch House | Chris and Nikki

Written by Andrea Schmitt

Flowers are my thing. At all the weddings we photograph, the first thing I notice, are the floral choices that the bride makes (oh, yeah, and the groom).  Nikki’s flowers were to die for. Exotic, vibrant and in abundance, I was in awe! Purple phalaenopsis orchids, perfect dendrobium and cymbidium orchids, red striped roses just to name a few.  Her bouquet had a mix of hydrangea, roses, lilies and more. Beverly at Mr. B’s Florist is an artist!  Also stunning was the vintage look that Nicki had, and we had a lot of fun photographing the two in the outdoorsy ranch surroundings at Calamigos Ranch.  Calamigos Ranch is a beautiful wedding venue in the in the heart of Malibu Wine Country. There are several choices on this enormous property to choose your ceremony and reception location and Chris and Nikki chose my personal favorite, The Ranch House. It feels hidden and tucked away surrounded by trees, greens and a quaint waterfall.  Nikki and Chris took advantage of the surroundings with a long cocktail hour including The Peek a Booth photo booth, and delicious appetizers and drinks, and of course a swanky cigar bar for the guys.

Nikki and Chris also had their loveable dogs involved in the ceremony!  So fun! Donned with red striped roses, they were the hit of the procession!

In Chris’ culture, and an important part of the day is the offering of gifts (in this case fine jewels) from Chris’ family to Nikki, and the moment was very touching.  The family rings and jewelry were incredible (check out the ring below!) I always love learning about different cultural traditions that can be involved in the wedding ceremonies and the reasons for doing so. Of course capturing these moments is what its all about!  Congratulations Chris – “13 years years later Here Comes Your Bride!”



Calamigos Ranch House Wedding

The beautiful duck pond with row boats

Red Striped Roses

Calamigos Ranch House Wedding

Gorgeous Wedding Rings

Gift Ring to the bride

Vintage Bridal look

Calamigos Ranch House Wedding

Calamigos Ranch House Wedding

Calamigos Ranch House Wedding

Cutest flower girl and ring bearer I know!

Pepper the flower girl

Calamigos Ranch House Wedding

Calamigos Ranch House Wedding

Calamigos Ranch House Ceremony

Here comes the Pug

Calamigos Ranch House Wedding

Calamigos Ranch Cigar Bar

Calamigos Ranch House Wedding

Calamigos Ranch House Wedding

Malibu Rocky Oaks Wedding Photos | Cybel and Sebastian

Written By Andrea Schmitt

We were thrilled to recently photograph one of the first weddings held at the incredible Malibu Rocky Oaks Vineyard. The villa at Malibu Rocky Oaks appears to have been transported straight from Tuscany. Perched high on the hill in Kanan Canyon with vineyards gracing its surroundings, and beautiful views, the weddings at Malibu Rocky Oaks are going to book up fast!

Cybel looked stunning in her gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown, and  Christian Louboutin shoes with hot red soles that had me green with envy.  😉 And as you can see, her beauty was matched perfectly with Sebastian’s GQ style.

The Maid of Honor Brianna, delivered one of the cutest and most original toasts I have ever heard.  It included dance moves, hilarious out of tune rapping, laughs and tears. Well done girl! Here’s a video sneak peek of that! Breanna’s MOH toast

Guests dined on Long Braised Short Ribs, Oven Roasted Sea Bass and Orecchiette artfully created by The Food Matters.

This was such a fun crowd with wine flowing,shots pounding,and great music by the Liquid Blue band and dancers.

It was a privilege to photograph Cybel and Sebastian’s wedding and experience this amazing venue. We look forward to coming back soon. But, if you do plan on having your wedding at Malibu Rocky Oaks, just be aware: There is a helicopter pad-so if someone is prone to ‘runaway bride syndrome’ or if your groom needs a quick escape…well, I can’t control that.  But I can promise to get a great photo of it!

Thanks to Lina and her team from A Stunning Affair for her smooth coordination of the day.

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Phone: 805-222-5064

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Behind the scenes:

This video has behind the scenes footage from our photoshoot with Amanda McCauley. This was Amanda’s first fashion photoshoot at our new 805Studios in Moorpark CA.

I had a great time photographing Amanda McCauley today. She’s an up and coming new artist with a sound likened to “Gaga meets Pink”. I’m excited to see her career develop and she worked it today!

Amanda McCauley ©Chris Schmitt Photography


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