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By Cherry Photography Captures Wedding Moments

Cherry Thomas is a self-described sci-fi geek, half badass photographer. She's the owner of By Cherry Photography, based out of Santa Barbara, CA. She's captured weddings all over the United States, highlighting people with all backgrounds and personal styles. Her photography style, however, always tells a story.

"My style is photojournalistic," Thomas said. "I love capturing moments."

From engagement photos, to capturing couple's getting ready for the ceremony, to reception photography, Thomas is there for the entire process. Her favorite part about being involved in a couple's wedding day is knowing she's helping capture the memories, many of which the couple weren't even aware of.

"The wedding day can be such a whirlwind of events and emotions that it's so easy for the day to fly by without stopping to take it all in," Thomas said. "When I deliver the photos, it brings them back to their day, as well [as] showing the fun their guests had that the couple never got to see."

Thomas said one of her strengths is allowing people to feel comfortable in front of the camera. Many couples approach her with the same disclaimer, saying that they're awkward in front of the camera. However, by the end of their session, the couple is comfortable, having fun and being themselves in front of Thomas and her camera.

Photography packages start at $3,000 for six hours of photography on the big day. The most comprehensive package is the Unlimited Wedding Package for $5,800 and including engagement photography. All photography packages include two photographers for the wedding and the reception.

For more information on Thomas and what she offers in her four photography packages, visit bycherryphotography.com.

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