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Alex McBride

Alex is a graduate of the world renowned Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara where she perfected her photography skills and expressed herself with an unusual edge to fashion, headshot, and model photography. She established her photography business in 2003, honing her creative style and specializing in weddings after experiencing the special joy of wedding-day emotions while shooting a friend’s wedding.
Alex creates beautiful images that are the result of her sensitive eye and creativity. She understands that the small details of a wedding — a bride’s shoes, a flower girl’s bouquet, or the cake topping — are as special as the first kiss, the first dance, or a mother’s look at her daughter in a private moment before the wedding. She has an extraordinary eye for the special details that are unique to each wedding and her photographs tell the story of a once-in-a lifetime occasion.

Honored to be part of each wedding, Alex realizes the importance of memorializing the special day. She is the consummate professional yet, at the same time, she becomes close to the bride and groom as they celebrate their love. This enables her to easily and quickly put the couple at ease as they plan for their special day.

Her personality is comforting to couples who are nervous about a perfect wedding. Prior to a wedding, Alex works with each couple to ensure their wedding photographs are unique and to discover the style they prefer: some prefer specific, formal photographs, while others prefer a looser schedule and more casual shots. She is unobtrusive during weddings but manages to get the perfect shots that forever record the day, capturing irreplaceable, spontaneous photos that are just as important as the styled, formal portraits.

Alex is comfortable shooting in the studio as well as on location, carefully developing creative and distinctive shots of one of the most important and special times in a couple’s life as they begin their journey together. She realizes there is no second chance to re-create a special moment and strives to capture the emotions and images that reflect the beauty of the day.

Born and raised in San Diego, Alex now lives in Santa Barbara which enables her to be available for travel to just about anywhere a wedding takes her. She loves to shoot weddings anywhere, especially in San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Alex is also available for destination weddings anywhere – an island off of California, a beach in Hawaii, an ancient ruin in Mexico, or a vineyard in Italy.

To find out more information about Alex McBride Photography and her availability, please or call 805-705-1449.