Belmond El Encanto Engagement Session in Santa Barbara

Filed in Engagement, Portraits, Weddings — July 28, 2023

This El Encanto engagement session with Darla and Charles was an absolute dream! El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel by Autograph Collection is situated near the Santa Barbara coastline and provides the ideal backdrop with their lush gardens and stunning grounds. Santa Barbara holds much significance for Darla as she once called this beautiful region home. And come September, it will always be remembered as the city where she and Charles tied the knot.

I am thrilled when clients bring their fur babies to their engagement session and will forever encourage it. Darla and Charles included their rescue boxer-pit bull, Beaumont, and he was certainly the star. Bo was utterly charming in his pineapple ascot and behaved so well!

During their El Encanto engagement session, we had the most relaxing time as we strolled the property’s manicured paths and highlighted the best photo spots.We completed Darla and Charles’ session on Butterly Beach, and discovered a little cliff with a spectacular view. I brought out my drone to capture the sweeping drama of the scene, and you can see the footage here.

I cannot wait for their September wedding! With a ceremony to be held at Mission Santa Barbara, followed by a reception at Rincon Beach Club, it’s sure to be unforgettable.

Photography – Sarah Block Photography

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