hollister ranch

morgan + clayton


Shooting a Hollister Ranch Engagement session is not something most photographers get so lucky to do. When I was bouncing location ideas around with Morgan + Clayton, they mentioned they had a friend with access to this absolutely breathtaking private ranch along California’s coast in Santa Barbara County. The area consists of over 14,000 acres of beaches, mountains and canyons. For a wedding and engagement photographer that means endless opportunities for incredible photos!
This couple is so laidback and fun and were totally up for anything when it came to their session — hiking up hills, running in the beach waves and battling the crazy wind. It all came together to create such a beautiful session full of life, love, movement and emotion. If you are in the midst of planning your engagement photos, I hope you find this session inspiring! From M + C’s blue attire (love her off-the-shoulder dress!) to the natural surroundings, it was such a fun shoot to capture. You can see Morgan + Clayton’s beautiful Santa Barbara Wedding at the Ritz Carlton Bacara Resort right here.


Can’t get enough of this Beach Engagement Session? Check out the board on Pinterest I have dedicated to it!


What a dream to get to shoot this gorgeous Hollister Ranch Engagement Session in Santa Barbara County. The ranch stretches 14,400 acres along the Pacific coast of California between Gaviota State Park and Point Conception. And it’s a completely magical place. Morgan + Clayton made my job a cinch, looking stellar and being totally in love. We hiked the ranch’s epic cliff sides, ran around on the beach and snagged some shots everywhere in between too. Morgan’s blue off the shoulder dress got a lot of love on my Instagram. Rightfully so. It’s the perfect engagement outfit inspiration for sure!
I can’t wait for Morgan + Clayton’s Bacara Resort wedding next year. I have a feeling it’s going to be really, really good!

Hollister Ranch Engagement Session