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August Alexander (or Augie, as we call him) arrived on Wednesday March 10th at 5:08pm. He weighed in at 6lbs 3 oz and 18.5 inches long. He is as sweet as anything and we are totally in love! Our Augie is an extra special little guy and Chris and I are now blessed to be […]

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Last year I had the absolute privilege to work with Sarah Strausser, Owner and Lead Planner + Designer at Embark Event Design, on a beautiful Santa Barbara wedding. Sarah’s organization, vision, and passion for her work truly sets her apart in the industry! She took a few moments to chat with me about her work, […]

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When Jessica told me that she was envisioning a classic Santa Barbara wedding, I knew the day was going to be stunning. Santa Barbara is (in my opinion) one of the most beautiful places in California. With mountains, beaches, the amenities of a city and the feel of a small town, it is as close […]

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When this family contacted me for their annual photos I was thrilled that they wanted to do their family photos on Santa Monica Beach. This was my third year taking their holiday photos, and I loved every single second of it! We had the dreamiest light for this family session. The jetty on the beach […]

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The end of a decade requires (at least!) a recap of what happened this past year, so really, what the heck happened in 2019 at Kate Voda Photography? It has definitely been quiet on the blog front (that will be changing in 2020!), but man were things happening behind the scenes! From shooting film photography, […]

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