Inspired By Love

The Narrative Loft partnered with photography duo James & Jess for a styled wedding photography workshop that gave aspiring wedding photographers an insider scoop on the makings of beautiful wedding photos.


James and Jess aren't just your typical photography duo, they are a husband and wife team whose true love enhances their passion for photography. Their love story and appreciation for other people's love stories inspired their daylong workshop here at our Santa Barbara Loft.

Everything was planned to perfection. Guests were greeted with gift baskets filled with pineapple tumblers, an airplant, coffee, and even a bottle of rose; how amazing.


James and Jess then led an interactive workshop that allowed the aspiring wedding photographers to practice their skills. They staged mini photoshoots and offered live feedback throughout the day to continue the growth process. Details including the event planning by Tyler Speier and Katelin Event Productions, floral arrangement by Tyler Speier, La Tavola's sequined tablecloth, and the rentals from the Tent Merchant were all planned to set the photographers up for success.

After capturing beauty in the comfort of The Narrative Loft, James and Jess hit the streets, taking the aspiring wedding photographers to the gorgeous Santa Barbara Courthouse for more inspiration. 

We come alive when two people fall in love! We are obsessed with couples who are madly in love with each other and know who they are, both individually and as a pair. They have a strong inner beauty that can be felt when they walk into a room and we love to come alongside them as they get married.
— James & Jess
Stunning makeup by  Style Me Kristi  enhanced the photos.

Stunning makeup by Style Me Kristi enhanced the photos.

Thank you James & Jess for the amazing workshop and all the beautiful photos! We are looking forward to seeing all the beautiful stories you capture along your lifelong love journey.