Local Santa Barbara Photographer

About Kiel
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I’m a Kiel.

I am grateful for, and hopelessly fascinated by, the human experience. A lifelong, haphazard pseudo-academic with a love for Spanish, Philosophy and Education which have all served me well on my path as a photographer.  I’ve back-packed through Italy and Western Europe, largely due to the grace of friendly strangers and other good humans. Santa Barbara has been my home for 15 years, but I’ve lived abroad in Chile for a year and traveled through much of South America.  I love freedom, honesty and authenticity above all.  Born in California, Santa Barbara local, globally inclined.

My love and awe for this life drives my passion in photography, and photographing weddings allows me to experience and capture some of the most poignant, human emotions and moments we are capable of.  I love the care and craft that couples invest in the detail and vision for their wedding day – creating perfectly unique celebrations of their love and commitment to one another.  Union is one of the most elevated states we are capable of and I am honored to be present for them, and gratefully responsible for making sure these moments are remembered forever.

“I live my life based on 2 principles. One, I live as if today was my last day on earth. Two, I live today as if I am going to live forever.” – Osho