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El Capitan Family Portraits

I absolutely loved taking these portraits of my dear friend Aimee and her family. It’s easy to see their love for another runs deep and they’re not afraid to be silly.

July 29, 2018

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Castles in the Sky

Santa Barbara County has many secrets. This enchanting place is one of them. These stone castle ruins look out over part of the Santa Ynez Valley housing Lake Cachuma. Known as Knapps Castle, this mansion was originally built in 1916, then destroyed in 1940 by a forest fire leaving behind massive sandstone foundations, fireplace pillars […]

June 25, 2018

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Kissed by the Sun

  It was a privilege to capture the mother-daughter bond between one of my most treasured friends Christie, and her precious daughter Isla. Christie’s beauty is soul-deep. I don’t think anyone leaves her presence without feeling affirmed, uplifted and important. She is a rare friend who fights for you in the midst of life’s biggest […]

April 17, 2018

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Hungry Momma

It was such a joy to take a few light-hearted maternity photographs of one of my dearest friends and her pregnancy cravings. I wanted to capture her and her husband Tim’s amazing sense of humor and I think we did just that. Kayla and Tim currently live in Japan where he serves in the US […]

April 15, 2018

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A Girl and the Sea

  “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson My sunrise shoot with Jayne on this spring morning was such a rush. The wind was tossing and twirling her auburn hair as we got soaked in sand and sea breeze. It was such a wonderful way to wake up […]

April 15, 2018

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Dreaming New Dreams

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – CS Lewis Since last fall I’ve been dreaming new dreams and hustling hard, and am excited to announce the launch of my new business: Allie Marie Smith Photography. My focus is on natural light portraits of women and girls, […]

March 21, 2018

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