Wedding photographer at Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley. Corrine and Shaun.

Corrine and Shaun were so darn adorable and she even pulled a camera out of the pocket of her wedding dress to take a photo of her guests after she walked up the aisle.  Definitely a stellar moment.  Then during the reception Shaun surprised Corrine by flying out one of her favorite musicians who serenaded her with a song.  Tears.  Such beautiful tears.  All this took place in the wine cave at The iconic Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley. An extraordinary night with a beautiful couple.  I hope they continue to come back to Calistoga ranch for post wedding celebrations in years to come.  Such fun being a wedding photographer at events such as these in Napa Valley.

Wedding photographer at Hans Faden Winery in Calistoga, CA- Sonoma County. Jess and Ben.

The Gardens at Hans Faden Winery in Sonoma County or so spectacular your wedding photography will just buzz with flora and fauna.  Not to mention the wine cave where you can dance the night away to candle light.  Jess and Ben both live in Los Angeles but wanted to have their wedding in wine country and when they found Hans Faden Winery they fell in love all over again.  There’s ponds, bridges, gazebos, a barn and caves.  What more could you want for your wedding venue?  Such a sweet couple that wanted to be playful in their couple weddings photography so I had them stick their tongues out at each other by the barn and they were laughing hysterically.  It was a very fun and festive wedding and I was soooo happy to be their wedding photographer….especially since my home town of Petaluma is just a hop, skip and a jump away!

Wedding Photographer at Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley. Alexandra and Jude.

Congrats Alexandra and Jude! I loved being a wedding photographer at this fantastic ceremony and reception at Calistoga Ranch complete with bongo drums accompanying the guests from the upper lawn on the lake to the wine cave for dancing. That’s right, a wine cave for dancing. This wedding was so much fun for all — a perfect reflection of Alie and Jude’s fun-loving and warmhearted natures. Jude is from Tortuga and so many of his friends and family flew in from the Caribbean to be there to witness his wedding to beautiful, Alie.  They wanted their wedding photography to reflect the Puerto Rican side of Alli’s family and Jude’s  Tortugan ancestry. I love the wedding photo of the flower girl looking out the window while Alie get’s her hair done. I used natural light and the little girl’s face just beamed sunshine in this artistic wedding photograph. They both live in Miami and brought in her side of the family as well, of course. Both sides equaled each other in their love to party and their love for this beautiful couple. Wishing them much joy and happiness in their future together!

 

 

 

Wedding Photographer Calistoga Ranch – Calistoga, CA in Napa Valley. Lyndall and James

This Star Wars themed wedding was out of this world. What a beautiful, fun, and creative crew! The ceremony and reception took place at the ever-charming Calistoga Ranch. Such a beauty was Lyndall!  I loved taking wedding bridal portraits of her through the window to get nature’s reflection in the natural light images.  I loved framed the couples wedding photography portraits with the natural verdant plants that are everywhere at Calistoga Ranch.  It’s a flora and fauna fantasty land for wedding photographers.  I love wedding photojournalism when the guests are mingling but it’s just as fun for me to stage wedding photos to give them a vogue editorial style to them.  These wedding images will soon be family heirlooms once they are chosen for their wedding album and we want them as beautiful as they can possibly be. But with this gorgeous couple and this spectacular setting how can you go wrong.  you just need to know how to get natural light to do it’s best and highlight them just so lovingly.  Best wishes to these two and sending rays of sunshine in their direction!

Wedding photographer at Calistoga Ranch, Napa and Sonoma. Leslie and Jake

Calistoga is one of the most beautiful places in the wine country to be married, and Calistoga Ranch takes the cake. If you want rustic wedding images than this is the place for your artistic wedding imagery to take place.  Your wedding photos will have an Ansel Adams look to them or your wedding photos will have the background of a fall Monet painting.  Love the editorial look of this couple in their wedding photos!  So magnificent!