"It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.
- Alfred Eisenstaedt
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My Fiancé, Film, Ice Cream, Tropical Weather, Succulents, White Sand, Gardening, Guacamole, Surfing, Traveling, Mexico Stole my Heart, Post Its, Smiles, Candle Light, Summer, Smell of Rain, Library Books, Colorful Pens, Vines, S'mores, Cozy Blankets, Hot Tea, Sushi, Babies, Golden Hour, and much more!
F o l l o w m e o n I n s t a g r a m
Hi, I'm Aurielle, a birth and lifestyle photographer serving the Santa Barbara and Ventura areas. I reside here in Santa Barbara, CA with my fiancé and we enjoy our days traveling, basking in the sun on the beach or having a cup of tea in our hammock chairs.
I'm originally from San Diego, but at the age of nine I moved to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Coming home with salt dried hair, sandy bathing suits and sticky from tropical fruit was an average weekend. Some of my best memories were during this time and my mom always made sure to document them. Being able to look back at these images and remember the juiciness of that pineapple or the giggle attacks with my siblings, is priceless. I'm so grateful for these photos. The tenderness and innocence of a moment is what is worth remembering, and it is what inspired me to pursue photography.
My journey to becoming a birth photographer started when a friend asked me to photograph her birth. It was one of the most raw, intimate and empowering events I had ever witnessed. I felt so honored they allowed me into their sacred space and it was then I knew I wanted to capture the journey of parenthood.
These unconstrained and authentic moments don't recreate themselves and I hope to capture this special day in your life with photos that will last a lifetime.