Santa Barbara, commonly known as California’s “South Coast” and the “American Riviera” is a small coastal city with beautiful coastal views and gorgeous traditional Victorian and Spanish Colonial Revival style of architecture.

This list below includes many of our favorite Santa Barbara wedding photography venues and Santa Barbara engagement photography locations. This listing is for the Santa Barbara area and is sorted alphabetically by city.

Locations marked “wedding photography” are locations we know through our experience that hold weddings and allow outside wedding photography. Locations marked “engagement photography” are locations we know through our experience that allow engagement photography. Locations marked “wedding photography and engagement photography” both hold weddings, as well as allow engagement photography on or around the premises.

There are many Santa Barbara locations listed below that are marked “wedding photography” that may also allow engagement photography. If you are interested in shooting a Santa Barbara engagement photography session at one of the Santa Barbara wedding photography venues, please let us know and we will try to make arrangements with the venue coordinator to allow it. Generally, large hotels and popular public areas do allow engagement photography even though our listing may not specifically state it.

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