ashley + brendon

December 11, 2015


ashley and brendon’s classic wedding at the elegant Bacara Resort + Spa in santa barbara had the most incredible style. More photos can be seen in their Style Me Pretty feature.2015-12-11_0001 2015-12-11_0002 2015-12-11_0003 2015-12-11_0004 2015-12-11_0005 2015-12-11_0006 2015-12-11_0007 2015-12-11_0008 2015-12-11_0009 2015-12-11_0010 2015-12-11_0011 2015-12-11_0012 2015-12-11_0013 2015-12-11_0014 2015-12-11_0015 2015-12-11_0016 2015-12-11_0017 2015-12-11_0018 2015-12-11_0019 2015-12-11_0020 2015-12-11_0021 2015-12-11_0022 2015-12-11_0023 2015-12-11_0024 2015-12-11_0025 2015-12-11_0026 2015-12-11_0027 2015-12-11_0028 2015-12-11_0029 2015-12-11_0030 2015-12-11_0031 2015-12-11_0032


ABOUT carmen

I'm Carmen Santorelli, a fine art photographer with a heart full of romance and a dash of humor. Born and raised in the picturesque landscapes of Europe, I spent a decade working in publishing in the vibrant energy of NYC.
I now live amidst the sun-kissed horizons of Southern California. But my story isn't just about where I've been; it's about the magical journey of storytelling through my lens.

From a young age, tucked away in a darkroom built in a walk-in closet, I was mesmerized by the magic of film photography. The enchanting process of bringing images to life set the stage for a lifelong love affair with capturing precious moments. My devotion to the art deepened with formal training at The International Center of Photography in NYC, where the gorgeous and unstoppable energy of a wedding day captured my heart. I knew then that I had found my calling.

With over a decade of experience under my belt, I've had the privilege of capturing the most exquisite weddings and events across the globe. My work, a blend of editorial finesse and heartfelt storytelling, has found a home in the pages of the world's most prestigious publications. From the elegant nuances of VOGUE to the romantic spreads of Martha Stewart Weddings, my camera has told stories of love in every corner of the planet.

But what truly sets me apart is not just my love for the nostalgic beauty of Fuji film stock or my ability to speak the romantic languages of love (Romanian, Italian, and French to be precise). It's my unique perspective – a fusion of my background in publishing and journalism, my love for travel, style, and the joy of family with my daughter Zoya and our furry friend Max. My eye sees your wedding day not just as an event but as a living, breathing story, each moment a frame in an epic film of romance and palpable joy.



positano intimate wedding

love in New York

paris elopement

hawaii wedding

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