Hi there! I'm Kyle Cottrell, a Wedding Photographer based in Beautiful Santa Barbara, CA!

In 2014, I picked up my first camera, and haven't looked back since. I was inspired by the beauty of the Central Coast, and wanted to capture it in the best way that I could. Over time, I became obsessed with having a camera in my hand and made the decision to turn my hobby into something more.

As cliché as it sounds, I like to consider myself not just a Photographer, but a Visual Storyteller. You can often find me in the forest listening to the creaking trees and rustling foliage, by the ocean enjoying the cool breeze and the smell of salt water, or at the top of a mountain on the darkest of nights with the milky way galaxy towering over my head.

I have a very laid-back personality and don't like to take things too seriously. I thrive off of passionate, loving people who are down for an adventure and love going above and beyond. My goal is to capture your love in its truest form, freezing beautiful moments that will last with you for a lifetime. Ultimately, I don't want my relationship with my clients to just feel like a business transaction, I want to connect with you on a personal level and build a lasting friendship.

In 2014, I picked up my first camera, and haven't looked back since. I was inspired by the beauty of the Central Coast, and wanted to capture it in the best way that I could. Over time, I became obsessed with having a camera in my hand and made the decision to turn my hobby into something more.

As cliché as it sounds, I like to consider myself not just a Photographer, but a Visual Storyteller. You can often find me in the forest listening to the creaking trees and rustling foliage, by the ocean enjoying the cool breeze and the smell of salt water, or at the top of a mountain on the darkest of nights with the milky way galaxy towering over my head.

I have a very laid-back personality and don't like to take things too seriously. I thrive off of passionate, loving people who are down for an adventure and love going above and beyond. My goal is to capture your love in its truest form, freezing beautiful moments that will last with you for a lifetime. Ultimately, I don't want my relationship with my clients to just feel like a business transaction, I want to connect with you on a personal level and build a lasting friendship.

 Whether it be a bonfire in the backyard, a pickup game of basketball with friends, or a camping trip under the northern lights in the Canadian Rockies, there's something so therapeutic about being outdoors.

anything outdoors

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I'm a big music fan, but who isn’t right? Before photography, my dream was to be a famous musician, I even went to school for it, but that obviously didn’t work out. Now I just pick up the acoustic guitar a couple times a month and try and act like I know what I’m doing.

all things music

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I'm a bit of nerd when it comes to sports. When I'm at home working, I always have ESPN on the background to keep up with everything going on in the sports world.

If you're a Steelers or Angels fan, we'll definitely get along.

sports nerd

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I'd absolutely love to connect with you! Whether you're ready to work together, or if you have cold feet, don't be shy to contact me! Lets get to know each other over a cup of coffee and bring your vision to life!

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Thank you!