Tobin Photography of Santa Barbara, CA | Tobin Poppenberg, California Wedding Photographer | Photographers for Weddings, Engagements, Bridal Showers and Events in Santa Barbara and beyond.
My name is Tobin Poppenberg, and I’d like to share with you why it is that I do what I do. I've dedicated my life to artistically documenting those moments that bring joy to us as humans: moments when we are most palpably engulfed in the feelings of love, togetherness, and family. I do this in order to use my artistic gift as a contribution to others.
My photographs are my thanks for each breath I am granted. They are my grateful reciprocation for the beautiful life I live. So…I live to preserve and articulate the beauty and delight felt in these lovely moments. For me, there is no higher calling. I believe the key to creating magic with people is in getting related. I relish in being with people; in drawing out the authentic emotion that already exists in us, but that sometimes just needs a little kick in the pants to have it come out and play for the camera. Pretty much the only thing I love more than laughing is making other people laugh.
One of my most cherished gifts is my sense of humor and I wield it liberally while I create photographs; bringing wit and levity to every wedding and every shoot so that when people are in front of my lens, they’re at ease and fully self-expressed. My style is primarily photojournalistic with an emphasis upon imaginative techniques to most beautifully and creatively capture the story of your wedding day.
My pictures are fresh and even edgy at times. I am acutely aware of the priceless, candid moments that contribute so much to the spirit of each individual wedding. I employ a modern, editorial approach to posed photographs, keeping the distinctly personal, yet striking and contemporary…like a spread in GQ Magazine (except with real people instead of supermodels ;-)