I believe in a thing called love, and I know that's probably cliche. Another cliche is- "Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life". But both are true! I am so thankful to be granted the opportunity to capture and preserve the love that's shared between us as people. Husband to wife, mother to child, brother to sister- the love shared between families and friends brings still images to life, and I am constantly humbled by being able to take part in preserving it in imagery. I'll let you in on a secret- I always cry at weddings. Especially the ones that I'm photographing. Weddings are powerful, and as many as I attend, I don't take them for granted. Uniting two people who used to be total strangers into a family unit is a truly spectacular thing. And beyond that- it's a ton of fun!
Of course it's important you find someone whose work you love (and I hope it's mine!) - But I believe its just as important you find someone who will bring out the best of who you are in your photos! After all - Your wedding day is meant to be an amazing celebration - You probably want a photographer who is fun to be around! Not to toot my own horn, but I'll laugh at all your in-laws jokes no matter how corny, so I'd say I fit the fun bill.
When not photographing beautiful people, I can be found listening to the Avett Brothers, eating Mexican food (mainly guacamole), and snuggling my husband and our four cats. My dream is actually to open a wedding venue/ cat and goat rescue. It will be called "Castillo del Gato" (The Cat Castle, and a play on our name).
Sometimes I love these guys so much that I just want to smush their little faces. I'm told this is something called "cuteness aggression".
And as far as photography goes...
My biggest philosophy with photography is color. I believe in vibrant, true to life, and classic color in my work. Meaning imagery that won’t go out of style or ever be “dated”. I hope you'll let me capture your beautiful once in a lifetime moments in a way that is as timeless as your love story.
Holly Castillo Photography is a licensed and insured wedding photographer based in Ventura County, California. Serving Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Diego, the Inland Empire, and really- anywhere you can imagine.