Wedding Photographer at Mont La Salle Chapel in Napa Valley, CA. Briana and Matthias

A lovely wine country wedding ceremony and reception at the historic Mont La Salle Chapel in Napa, CA. Briana and Matthias know how to pick a location.  This little chapel in Napa Valley is divine for wedding photography.  It’s nestled into the vineyards on top of a hill and has European architecture to make your wedding images have a vintage antiquity to them.  The gardens are so beautiful as well to take your formal wedding photographs or the couple portraits.  Beautiful magic hour light comes in around sunset highlighting all the traditions so your wedding images reflect the magic of your wedding ceremony and reception.  I love taking artistic photos on these grounds and the twinkle lights add the ambiance.  Such a beautiful day for Brian and Matthias to tie the knot.  Lucky me to get to be their wedding photographer in Napa Valley, no less!

 

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 proposal Photographer at Duck Horn Vineyards in St. Helena, Napa Valley. Arlene & Carlos.

Chris proposed to Arlene at Duck Horn Vineyards in St. Helena. This sweet couple is from Miami, and their friends hired me as a surprise wedding proposal photographer. Every moment of this day was full of emotion. I cried! so hard I couldn’t barely see through the lens as I was photographing Arlene say I do!  It was the most gorgeous day and I can’t wait for the awesome couple’s wedding!

 

Wedding Photographer at Villagio and Vintage Estates in Yountville, Napa Valley. Kristy and Kevin.

This lovely couple had their ceremony and reception at Villagio and Vintage Estates in Yountville in Napa Valley, the heart of wine country.  To say there is the most beautiful scenery for your wedding photography would be an understatement.  Look at those ivy covered walls framing the door perfectly for your wedding couple portraiture!  The vineyards soaked in magical hour sun are also the iconic napa valley wedding images that are always so picture perfect.  Look at Kristy’s wedding bouquet she made from broaches she’s collected from family members.  I love the uniqueness of it!  I used the faded murals as a backdrop for her bridal party portrait and her wedding portrait! I loved being the wedding photographer at Viansa as the grounds are so verdant with so many blooms I can use them for the wedding ring still life images or just frame the couple with. Such a fantastic wedding!  Wishing Kristy and Kevin the most magical lives together!

Wedding Photographer at Trentadue Winery in Healdsburg, Sonoma County. Karen and Trevor

This New Jersey couple had their wine country wedding ceremony and reception at the Trentadue Winery in Healdsburg. This spot is simply, undeniably lovely, and this couple is too! They flew all their guests in from the East Coast to join them. There are so many beautiful rustic backgrounds for wedding photography.  I love taking couple wedding photography on the train tracks and at the rustic barn.  Also the Italian fountain is a beautiful location to take your wedding portraits at as well.  There are so many  to choose from.  Of course there is always the vineyards to take your couple wedding portraiture in at sunset to get that iconic wine county wedding photograph!  Love this cute couple and wish them the best!  Cheers!

 

 

Wedding Photographer at the Villagio Vintage Estates. Yountville and Napa, CA. Ashley and Brian

It’s really hard to beat the Villagio Vintage Estates in Yountville near Napa Valley for a spectacular wine country wedding. You can get the iconic wine county wedding photography as there is a gorgeous winery near these cool train tracks and at The Villagio there are wonderful backdrops for your wedding images too. I love photographing couples under the ivy pergola as it frames them and the wedding bridal party images look great with the faded murals as their backdrops.  I took most of these in a photojournalistic style but some I had posed into a more editorial and artistic setting.  Mostly thought I used natural light even for the toast under the moonlit skies with the twinkle lights.  Such a gorgeous couple.  Just look at the image of them getting rose petals tossed on to them after they said their I Do’s during their wedding ceremony.  It was a glorious day had by all!  Congratulations and best wishes for a wonderful life together!

 

 

Wedding Photographer at Viansa Winery in Sonoma and Mont La Salle Chapel in Napa Valley. Abigail and Ian.

Abigail & Ian came up north from Los Angeles to celebrate their special day at Mt. La Salle Chapel in Napa. We had so much fun with their wedding photography creating beautiful artistic wedding photos in the gardens.  We posed the bridal party to look like a Vanity Fair Cover Shoot by Annie Leibovitz.  Their wedding reception was at Viansa Winery in Sonoma where we had the most majestic views of Sonoma Valley with wine county in it’s magic hour sunset splendor!  Taking their wedding portrait photos in the vineyard is the reason why they came to the Sonoma and Napa Valley region to get married so it was very important we didn’t miss the opportunity to get it highlighted by the son before it dipped behind the hills.  The reception at Viansa was so fun and the wedding couple did the traditional money dance and Wonder Bread 5 rocked the house!  Love this couple so much as they couldn’t have been more fun and adventurous!

Wedding Photographer at Trentadue Winery in Healdsburg, Alexander Valley in Sonoma County. Lindsey and Scott

Lindsey and Scott had an incredibly romantic wedding and reception at Trentadue Winery in the Alexander Valley in Sonoma County. Look at their wedding photography!  We had so much fun with the full moon and sunset wedding photos.  I love the silhouette wedding photo of them behind their parasol right at magic hour!  Gorgeous!  Then, we decided to put the flower girls and ring bearers under her wedding veil for this iconic wedding photo.  I love how cute it turned out!  Such a fun couple and I was lucky enough to be their wedding photographer!  Gorgeous couple and Trentadue Winery had the most epic spots to take your couple wedding shots!  They have a rustic bar, train tracks and vineyards to get your wedding images taken in.  Such a spectacular day for Lindsey and Scott and I hope their journey together is always this breathtaking!

Wedding photographer at Soda Rock Winery, Healdsburg, Sonoma County. Jessica and Travis

This lovely and sweet Jewish wedding took place at Soda Rock Winery in Healdsburg, Sonoma County. Soda Rock Winery screams rustic barn county wedding complete with vineyards to take your wedding photographs!  The stone architecture and vintage barn which allows light to cascade in for the most epic artistic wedding photos.  Getting to be a wedding photographer in this barn is so exciting as the light is so dramatic and lends itself to editorial wedding photography.  I also love the reflection of the vineyards in the barn windows where I took Jessica and Travis’ wedding couple portraits.  Gorgeous light is abound this amazing venue.  I took Jessica’s bridal portrait with and without her wedding party in the window which framed her perfectly!

There was so many amazing things around including a fun photo booth where the guests showed off their charms, and Jessica gave Travis a saber knife as his Groom’s Gift. Travis hacked off the cork off of a champagne bottle like a ninja warrior!  Mazel tov to Jessica and Travis for the adventure of a lifetime!