Santa Barbara Family Photography & Video


Are you searching for a relaxed, yet elevated photography experience? 

I'm Santa Barbara's premier family & newborn Lifestyle photographer

 For families looking for a joyful, artistic, and modern photography experience.

Now Offering Films

Photographs can capture a moment in time but video gives you the ability to re-live that moment.

What is a family film?


Play this video (with sound on) and find out more!

The One Behind The Camera


Welcome, I'm Tristin!

I’m a Santa Barbara local, born and raised. I know that choosing a photographer is an important and personal decision. If we have the opportunity to work together, we will laugh, play, and create lasting memories together! I am passionate about capturing the love, joy, and connection in your family.

I believe families connect best outdoors, exploring nature together. I am a photographer for families looking for a joyful, artistic, and modern photography experience.

Tristin Tracy Photography is a family, maternity, newborn, and vacation photographer in Santa Barbara, Ca

The Experience

My Philosophy

Motherhood is a profound transformation that is not easy and it forever changes you. It reshapes every connection you have, both with others and within yourself. Each precious chapter of this journey deserves to be celebrated, remembered and photographed.

By combining elements of traditional, documentary, and lifestyle photography, I craft imagery that reflects the unique beauty in every family. My purpose is to capture these natural connections. People describe my work as joyful, artistic, and authentic.

the PHOTOGRAPHY process

1: Book Your photo shoot WITH ME

Fill out my contact form and let me know what vibe you're looking for in your Santa Barbara session location. If we are a good fit, we will choose a date and get you on my calendar!

2: I'll help you Get YOUR FAMILY Prepared

We will narrow down an exact location, use my styling guide to help you build cohesive outfits, and get feedback and suggestions from me. As a 4th generation Santa Barbara Photographer, I know all the best spots.

3: expect a joyful photo EXPERIENCE

Enjoy your fun photo experience full of love, joy, and connection. Embrace the chaos, enjoy each other, and go with the flow! You'll love your family photos so much more if you do.

4: Receive Your Images & album

Finally, within 3 weeks, you'll receive your online gallery full of joy-filled images of you with your loved ones. Your complimentary photo album will follow just days later. You can order prints and wall art right from your gallery if you wish.

Parents sitting with children in Santa Barbara mountains smiling at each other with bounders from Lizards Mouth
Kind Words from Santa Barbara Families

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I was excited to see a local photographer offer family films so we booked a session at a unique location and Tristin went above and beyond with the results. After the session, where my whole family had fun, we quickly received two family films and amazing photographs. The film is like our little family story and we love it! I totally recommend Tristin and trying her films!

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