Founded by Justin Jacobs and Clay Hadick in 2007, Open Door Photography  has now become a well known and respected team in the wedding industry on the Central Coast and much of California.


Open Door Photography began as a graphic and web design company with photography as a necessary tool for creating and generating marketing materials for our commercial clients.  About a year and a half in, we soon found ourselves shooting more and more photography and was asked to shoot a wedding for one of our clients.  The rest is history.

Currently, we do close to 30+ weddings/year all over California and other destinations around the US. We have added videography to our list of services that we provide, and are continuing to grow and gain more and more rapport not only in the industry here on the Central & Southern Coast of California but all over.

In 2012 Justin Jacobs and his wife Katie moved back with their two little girls to the Santa Ynez Valley to expand and grow the business as well as to join in with a local ministry called The Ranch Church as Worship/Youth Pastors.  Today, Open Door Photography remains solely owned by Justin and Katie and is growing into one of the premier Wedding & Engagement Photographers for The Santa Ynez Valley, and surrounding regions.  


Main Team Members

Open Door Photographers & Videographers

Justin Jacobs
Owner, Lead Shooter Photography, Lead Shooter Videography, Lead Editor, Business Admin

Katie Jacobs
Owner, Finances, Business Admin, Scheduling, Day of Coordinating 

Other Assistants

Clay Hadick
Lead Shooter, Second Shooter, Lead Videographer 

Kaylen Gleason
Second Shooter, Assistant


Lindsey Drews
Second Shooter, Assistant

Caleb Marmelejo
Second Shooter, Assistant, Videographer


Andre Jacobs
Lead Shooter, Second Shooter, Assistant

Lindsay Hadick
Second Shooter, Assistant




Ben Soto
Second Shooter, Assistant






Since 2007, we have not only captured almost 200 weddings, but we have made thousands of friends along the way.


Our Hearts

Our hearts are to not only have the privilege of being apart of your wedding day, but your lives as well.  We genuinely love people and value our relationships with our couples.  Your wedding day is potentially going to be one of the most important days of your lives.  We specialize in not only capturing those special moments and memories from your wedding day but more importantly we work alongside you and your vendors to make sure it is the most perfect day possible.  

“We absolutely LOVE the photos, you guys seriously are the best. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day, with perfect photos to remember it by. Thank you guys so much, thank you, thank you :)”

Proud Members of Central Coast

Proud Members of Central Coast


Recently Published in "California Wedding Day Magazine" as well as their annual "Bride Ideas" edition.

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It's so important to have an amazing experience on your wedding day.  As a member of Central Coast Wedding Professionals, we not only work with you, but more importantly, we are intentional to work with the other vendors at your wedding to collectively do all that we can to make your day the best it can be.  To us, you are not just "clients or a couple" we really see you as friends whose relationship we are grateful and honored to have.  We not only want to be apart of your wedding day, but of your lives.  That's what sets us apart from the rest.

"Justin, We would like to let you know that You and your team did a PHENOMENAL JOB from start to finish on our wedding day. All of you work flawlessly together and made us feel like we were the most important people in the world. The teamwork that the 3 of you guys have is very exceptional and rare. Absolutely EVERY SINGLE GUEST was in awe of your life, energy and brilliance throughout the entire day. Your slideshow of shots from our wedding day at the reception was so very special and so worth every penny.  Thank you for making our day so special and absolutely perfect."

Preferred Vendors

Having professional and experienced vendors is a must for ensuring that your wedding day or event runs smoothly and perfectly.  Below are a few of our favorite wedding vendors and venues.  More than that, because these amazing individuals and organizations are the best at what they do, make sure and ask us about our "preferred Vendor/Venue pricing"