Wedding Proposal at Hall Winery in St. Helena, Napa Valley, CA. Pierce and Kaia.

It couldn’t have been more perfect….Pierce proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Kaia at Hall Winery in Napa Valley, CA.  They were with his parents for a wine tasting and afterwards went for a walk around the lavender infused grounds.  He then proposed on one knee while I snapped away from afar with a long lens so they had that moment all to themselves.  She immediately said yes and was overcome with emotion.  Pierce’s parents were up in the tasting room and could see the proposal from afar.  Then as if that wasn’t enough for surprises for the day, Pierce’s sister, Paige, drove up from Los Aneles to be there as well.  It was a wonderful day and everyone couldn’t have been happier to have Kaia a part of the family now.

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 The Hotel Villagio in Napa Valley. Meaghan and Dave.

There was such a beautiful show of emotion at The Hotel Villagio for Meaghan and Dave’s wedding.  Their family all flew in to support them and everyone had a lot of laughter through tears as they were so happy they had found each other.  I love being a wedding photographer in Napa Valley especially when two families are brought together like these two.

Wedding photographer at Meadowood in Napa Valley. Rehearsal dinner for Kristina and Matthew.

Kristina and Matthew thought that Meadowood in Napa Valley would be perfect for hosting their all white rehearsal dinner party complete with golf on the putting green.  It was such a delightful day reminiscent of a scene out of The Great Gatsby as everyone was exquisitely dressed in their perfect white wardrobe.  Weddings or rehearsal dinners at Meadowood are reign supreme as the grounds are just to die for.

Wedding Photographer at Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley. Wine Country Wedding with Sara and Tyler.

Sara and Tyler had their wedding ceremony and reception at Calistoga Ranch in Calistoga in the Napa Valley. I mean look at those gorgeous sunsets deep in the vineyards with the sun highlighting Sara’s hair in her wedding photography.  I love being the wedding photography at Calistoga Ranch as there are so many beautiful settings for wedding portraiture such as the bridge at the entrance or between the magestic aspen trees or up by the pond. Calistoga Ranch is a magical place and I hope Sara and Tyler continue to return in the years to come to reflect and just be.

 

 

 

Wedding Photographer at Villagio and Vintage Estates in Napa Valley. Liz and Aaron.

Liz and Aaron live in Louisiana but love the wine country so they decided to have their wedding at The Villagio in Yountville which is in the heart of Napa Valley. I love the wedding photo of them in front of the fountain with the magic hour  back lighting them.  Gorgeous!  And her wedding dress! We had so much taking their wedding couple portraits around the Villagio and Vintage Estates as they were game for anything.  Her best friend and maid of honor came with and snuck in some of the wedding photos.  It was a decadent wedding styled by A Saavy Event and we got some beautiful artistic wedding photos using mostly natural light and shot in true photojournalistic style.  Love being the wedding photographer at this amazing venue.  Wish Liz and Aaron the absolute best!  xoxo

Wedding Photographer at Sonoma Renaissance Lodge and Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma County. Meghan and Jake.

Meghan and her bridal party got ready at the always accomodating Sonoma Renaissance Lodge and had her outdoor wedding ceremony at the very cool and kitsch Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma County where their reception was also al fresco under the napa valley stars.  Gorgeous!  And look at their wedding photos as Jake drives a green motorcycle so the groom’s cake was designed to be it’s replica.  And when the newly married couple were announced as husband and wife to dinner at the reception they arrived on the green motorcyle!  Very dashing.  Love being a wedding photographer to this awesome and adventurous couple. Such a treat to shoot at Gunbun Winery too as I love to go to their summer concerts and sit in the big barn or on a blanket in the vineyard listening to their amazing music acts.  I also loved shooting the couple’s wedding portraits in the wine cave with tall the fabulous light and wine barrels.  Such a cool wedding and hope they have this fun for the rest of their lives together.  xoxo

Wedding Photographer at Cornerstone Winery in Sonoma, CA in wine Country. Selena and Ian.

Cornerstone Winery in Sonoma in the heart of wine country is the most artistic and creative winery you have ever seen and just perfect for your wine country wedding.  It has everything you want.  A barn, a tent, vineyards, art, pathways adorned with Sunset Magazine planted gardens, a pond, and twinkly lights everywhere.  I love being a wedding photographer at Cornerstone Winery Sonoma because there are so many art and garden sculptures for you wedding couple portrait photography I can’t even begin to get to all of them.  It’s like every time I go there’s something new and incredible.  Ian and Selena are both cyclists so they had a bicycle them throughout their wedding details.  They even gave their guests a metal bike keychain with their wedding date on it. So beautiful and fun and I hope both Selena and Ian both ride out their days together into the sunset. xoxo

Wedding Photographer Napa Valley at Private Estate in wine country. Christina and Bradley.

Napa Valley Wine Country weddings are what dreams are made of and when you have Traci Steuteville of Napa Valley Celebrations as your wedding planner that dream will reach farther than any expectation you could have.  She plans beyond gorgeous weddings and I love working with her as a wedding photographer in Napa or Sonoma at private estates.  I wish Christina and Bradley the absolute best for years to come. xoxo

Wedding photographer at Quarry Hill Botanical Garden in Sonoma and The Gaige House in Glen Ellen. Becky and Pete.

Pete and Becky love to steal away to Sonoma County from the bustle of San Francisco where they live.  They’re actually building a second home close to Quarry Hill Botanical Garden in Sonoma where they decided their wedding would be.  And with the help of the most talented event planner, Chris Andrews of Andretti Winery  their wedding was beyond words.  Becky got ready at The Gaige House in Glen Ellen and took a lot of her bridal portraits there.  It’s a gorgeous venue for a smaller wedding. Their rehearsal dinner was under the live oak trees at Kunde Winery in Napa Valley and the views are unbelievable.  Wish them happiness for years to come!