Napa and Sonoma Wedding photography Moments

These emotional photographic moments are what make your wedding day authentically yours. They embody deep relationships over time that are so overwhelmingly filled with love and raw feelings. When I photograph a wedding I hone in on these moments and give them a life of their own to live on through a photograph for your family and your family to come. These organic moments are happening and I intuitively see it through my lens and frame it so it’s artistic and beautiful. I love these wedding moments of pure joy displayed through tears of letting go or new beginnings. It is my art and mission to not miss these but to bring them to you in your wedding photography images. I live for it.

emotional wedding photography moments in napa valley

The Mother/Son Dance at the wedding reception is so rich with emotion as she is so happy her son found his person and is marrying his wife but it represents the feeling of a new era and letting go of her baby boy. Such an organic wedding image that is so deep in meaning.

This bride listening to her groom say his vows filled her with such raw emotion I zoomed in through my lens and you can see the love in her eyes. She was so present and there with him even though their 100 + eyes on them.

Putting the ring on her fiance during the wedding ceremony just hit this bride with an organic feeling of love and the gratitude of being his wife. I saw this through my lens and I went in to capture this image to live on for years to come.
This bride was so caught in emotion listening to her Maid of Honor’s speech that she just burst into joy and laughter. This photo at the reception shows the rich history she and her best friend shared over decades.
The father of the groom is totally caught up in emotion listening to his son’s speech depicting a time where he saved the life of the groom whom was his brother. Words can’t possibly capture the overwhelming emotion he felt.
The first dance at the wedding reception. The joy these two experience together in their first dance as husband and wife was so intimate and happy that it was infectious. This reception photo tells the love they have for one another and speaks volumes.
This Father/ Daughter Dance photo is so poignant and special to me as Alicia the bride’s father passed shortly after her wedding. She loved him so much and was so grateful he gave her this beautiful wedding in Napa Valley. He had given her a diamond necklance while she was getting ready and you could see how much love the two had for each other. Capturing these wedding moments with my photography is one of the things that matter most to me as wedding photographer. They stand the test of time and it’s a gift for me to give these to my brides and grooms.

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Wedding Photographer at The Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena. Napa Valley, CA. Sarah and Nick.

I am in love with being a wedding photographer at The Culinary Institute of America as it is not only an exquisite wedding venue architecturally but the food is divine of course!  The light in these artistic wedding photos I took of Sarah and Nick is gorgeous and I loved capturing their couple wedding portrait photos in the vineyards and at their hotel, The Harvest Inn, in St. Helena beforehand. It was the most gorgeous wedding and Nick is a dress designer and he custom made Sarah’s dress!  At the wedding reception there was a beautiful video montage of him making her dress so it was so touching to see all the details he put into it.  Love this couple and hoping more creative endeavors in their future.

Wedding Photographer at CIA, The Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, Napa Valley, CA. Blaire and Connor

Blaire and Conner know how to do this right! Their gorgeous wedding ceremony was at the quaint Grace Episcopal Church, and…wait for it…the reception was at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, California. A wedding photographer’s DREAM come true.  Genius! Not only that, but this wedding was on NYE and a Rolls Royce drove them into the sunset.  Delicious all around. Such decadence wedding photography as well as their guests said good bye with a feather exit.  Such joy as feathers fell from the balconies and everyone wish this sweet couple the best lives together forever.