Meet Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer Doug Ellis

Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding Photography Hourly Rates

Hey there, glad you made it. That's me behind Baxter.

You've made a solid and timelessly elegant decision to choose a small outdoor wedding at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. The mediterranean climate and the spanish grandeur of the courthouse and its grounds ensures that your venue choice is no compromise. It is one of the most heavily photographed places in Santa Barbara for a reason.  I have almost sixteen years of experience photographing here and my office is literally blocks away. Together we will capture  some timeless heartfelt moments together that are toned and composed in a classic and contemporary style. I generally apply some film toning and can even provide black and white toning if you prefer the classic feel of black and white wedding photos. My Santa Barbara courthouse wedding photography coverage is by the hour so you only pay for what you need. The $750 hourly coverage investment includes:

  • My  assistant and I there to lovingly cajole and hold the sacred space for whatever may happen however it may happen.
  • Doubly redundant pro grade gear, lenses and lights.
  • A sharable online gallery and slideshow within three weeks of your big day.
  • Dropbox delivery of high resolution files
  • Help with prints, an album and/or wall art if you choose one. 
  • Optional coverage by one of my associates if budget is a concern. 

Please connect using my contact form or call 805-669-8776 to ask questions, discuss availability and share some of your favorite wedding photo inspirations on Pinterest or Instagram. I can also offer suggestions on where to eat for your reception, officiants, makeup artists, and things to see around Santa Barbara.

I look forward to seeing you here in Santa Barbara very soon.


Doug Ellis + The Team



"Great personality, super nice, awesome photographer!!  We were at ease from the first minute we met him and he was great at his job!  The biggest problem we have now is deciding which photos we want!! "


Doug captured our wedding day moments perfectly. I keep finding myself going back to the photos and reliving the moment. He was easy to work with and had a great attitude, which made our photoshoot even that much more enjoyable. Highly recommend his work! Book him now! 


Doug photographed my wedding and he is amazing!  He made our small wedding party feel totally at ease and captured some great moments. He was professional, easy to work with, and his prices were reasonable. I recommend Doug if you'll be getting married in the Santa Barbara area!


Doug was the best! Doug took photos for our small courthouse wedding. He was professional, friendly and his prices were totally reasonable. He made us feel very comfortable posing for pictures, got many different locations and was very prompt in sending them back edited and lovely! 

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