Seeing the beauty and confidence in your visual images without compromising your voice or uniqueness is my photo journalistic style. It all starts with feeling relaxed and being yourselves in front of the camera. Sharing in the in-between moments when you are unaware of the camera, are the photos that I love most. I am a San Luis Obispo (SLO) and Santa Barbara, California, wedding photographer specializing in LGBTQ+ and inclusive couples. Travel internationally? Of course! I want to work with you to create an amazing experience.
Beaus and Beauties presents couples with a range of packages to choose from, all of which can be customized to suit your celebration. Louie is happy to meet with you before the big day, learning all about your desired ceremony style. He is also available for other occasions, such as vow renewals, commitment ceremonies, and a range of other events.
Louie welcomes couples from all faiths and denominations, and can offer his services in Spanish upon request.
Hey there, I’m James!
Growing up in the sleepy town of Los Osos, a hippie haven of California’s Central Coast, this upbringing influenced me with a calm & easy-going demeanor, while my genetics blessed me with a touch of neuroticism (the true key to success). Basically, I’m a silly man with a love for the simple life: live music, yoga, healthy eating, getting outside, traveling, you name it. I’m also a huge geek and have an appreciation for all things tech, especially PHOTOGRAPHY!
In 2015, I turned my photography hobby into a career and I’ve been wildly in love with life ever since. While I enjoy capturing photos of all kinds, wedding photography has become my bread & butter and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m a total sap for love. It’s the one thing I’ll always fight for, and what a privilege it is to capture such beautiful celebrations of the very thing that turns life into a wonderful adventure. I’m also a strong supporter of equality & inclusivity, and am a Certified LGBTQ+ Inclusive business. I always work diligently to create a open & empathetic space for clients of all identities & orientations.
My photographic style is on the darker side. I like to play with softer light as I guide you through some natural poses & help you feel comfortable in front of the camera. The result? Authentic, vulnerable photos with a romantic & soulful mood.
When we’re working together, I am first a friend. While I practice professionalism each & every step of the way, I truly believe the best photos are created when the vibe is light-hearted & playful! That way you can just have fun & maybe even forget all about the camera.
In short, I create lasting, artful images with you wherever we may be! Whatever the call, it’d be an honor to capture the moment.
Reserve the Big Sur River Inn for your event!
Make your wedding, rehearsal dinner or reception memorable at the Big Sur River Inn. Reserve the entire restaurant or a private corner of our riverside deck. Take the party down to the Big Sur River. Lounge by the pool. We’ll take care of everything from lodging to wine, so you’ll get to relax and enjoy the company of your friends and family.
Weddings from 60 to 200
The Big Sur River Inn offers stunning indoor and outdoor settings for your perfect wedding day. Share your vows by the river or on our beautiful redwood deck. Gather in our restaurant for appetizers and dinner, where high ceilings, redwood furniture and a large stone fireplace bring the outdoors in. Your guests will rave about our expansive grounds, picturesque views, heated swimming pool, quaint general store and twenty charming, Big Sur-style rooms.
Let the Big Sur River Inn team take care of all your special occasion needs … from engagement parties to rehearsal dinners, small or large receptions, wedding ceremonies to wedding cakes and flowers, rental equipment, photographers and entertainment. Our staff is ready to help you with all the details of your day and cater to your every need. One or both of our experienced event planners will manage all the details from beginning to end. Big Sur River Inn Dining Room
Legendary Dining Inside or Out
Our restaurant is open year-round for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We are happy to reserve sections of dining room or our riverside deck for rehearsal dinners, graduation parties, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations and all kinds of other events. Our landscaped pool area also makes a great setting for a special celebration. Overlooking the Big Sur River, our outdoor decks are furnished with heaters and decorated with twinkle lights to create a romantic, intimate party setting. Our deck can accommodate up to 160 guests, and the dining room can seat 100.
Who doesn’t love a Barbecue?
Our Backyard Barbecue provides the perfect setting for a casual gathering … ribs, brisket, chicken all cooked to perfection in our own smoker and served with all your favorite sides at our riverside barbeque. A great way to celebrate any occasion with family and friends!
For parties of 10 people or more, our chef will work with you to create a special menu to be presented as your guests arrive. Select reasonably priced and noteworthy beers and wine from our carefully crafted wine list. Appetizers, salads, and main courses are also available on our large party menu.
Call us today to get started!
Phone 831.667.2700 or email our Special Events Manager to learn more about group use: email@example.com!