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Michelle Ramirez Photography has been serving Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez and Ventura County for 9 years. Michelle has been published in reputable Magazines and Wedding sites such as California Wedding Day, Ruffled Blog, Hey Wedding Lady, and others. Michelle is also an "A-list" member of Santa Barbara Wedding Style that represents the "best of" Santa Barbara for all things wedding. Michelle offers a journalistic style with vivid true colors that bring photos to life. When it comes to intimate formals and delicate details, to incredible dancing, Michelle believes that moments and candids are the best images to capture during a wedding day. She wants her couples to feel and re-live that moment everytime they look at their photos. Seeing a couple blown away by their own photo is priceless to Michelle and her team That's what we aim for. We want you to enjoy your day and have Michelle Ramirez Photography be a part of it! Lets chat soon!

Services Offered

2nd Photographer

Engagement Session (1 hour)

Flatlay materials for your wedding day (beautiful silk and velvet ribbons, antiques, velvet ring boxes, styling mats, etc.)

Liability Insurance

Additional hours (if needed)

Flushmount Albums (8x8 and 12x12)

Sneak Peek Online Private gallery with Private Pin number (delivered within 2-3 days)

Online Private Full Gallery with Private Pin Number

Crystal Flashdrive with Box.

Prints are available

Full Resolution images

All edited

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Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
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Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

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Brandon Sent on 03/21/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Best photographer in the game

If you need a photographer, then look no further! Michelle was hands down the greatest photographer we have ever had! Her energy and enthusiasm made our engagement shoot and wedding more perfect than we could have ever dreamed! She isn't afraid to get drenched with water, or down in the dirt just for that perfect shot! There is no downtime with her, she is constantly going from action shot, candid and posed, telling us exactly what she wanted every time. Never was she stumped as to what to do next. Yes, she is slightly more expensive than others, but you get what you pay for and she is truly worth every single penny. We will definitely be using her for ALL future photoshoots, she truly is the best around!
Marianna Sent on 02/09/2020
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Can't say enough wonderful things

Finding the perfect person who will tell one of the biggest, most important stories in our life was something we did not take lightly. Immediately after seeing Michelle's work (for the very first time ever) on Yelp!, we knew without a doubt that she would tell our story in the best way possible. Communicating with Michelle was effortless - she makes herself accessible (email/call/text whenever), responds lightning fast, gives great recommendations, and is frankly just a pleasant person to talk to. This connection was so important for us as we were extremely nervous about being in front of a camera. She made us feel like our authentic selves and we ended up having the best time during our engagement shoot! The big day came and she could not have been more amazing to us and our guests. Her photojournalism style of documenting resulted in pictures you can FEEL. We are so grateful to have these memories told through her eyes. For the best in the business, do not look any further. Michelle is the real deal and we absolutely trust her to capture more of life's milestones.
Elysia G. Sent on 12/02/2019
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Michelle is TOP notch!

First things first. If you’re looking for a professional, experienced photographer with an eye for detail and the ability to capture the emotion and spontaneity of an event, I will 100% recommend Michelle. From the outset, Michelle was the epitome of professionalism.

Before our wedding we met Michelle for a pre-wedding shoot which allowed us to get to know one another and build rapport. It also introduced us to the style of Michelle’s gentle yet experienced direction. It can be awkward if you’re not used to being in front of a camera but we were soon in the spirit of things and had some excellent shots from our engagement session. On the wedding day, Michelle was there to capture all the little moments that neither of us had really thought about. Shoes. Rings. Hair. Flower arrangements. Table settings. Pre-ceremony nerves. After our ceremony Michelle was a guiding light, leading us through the storm of people and giving us a few much-needed moments of calm in the chaos of a hundred excited guests.

Throughout the rest of the day I barely noticed Michelle. Her style is that of a sniper; working from afar, documenting moments of natural laughter and emotion. Not once was anyone posed, no fake smiles, no uncomfortable moments. The following day our immediate family members shared similar sentiments; no one felt awkward, pressured or uncomfortable. Everyone had fun and she was a fly on the wall capturing those special moments we didn’t get to see.

The photojournalistic style of Michelle’s photos is exactly the reason we chose her to document our wedding and the results were spectacular. The composition of every image is thought out. Lighting is used as a feature. Post processing is delicate yet adds significant impact. She has made it exceptionally easy to download the full photo set, and provides versions suitable for printing and sharing on social media; a big plus when all your guests are asking “when can we see the photos?!” All in all a fantastic day, captured by a talented photographer and we now have memories we’ll cherish forever. Once again, thank you Michelle!
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