Wedding Engagement Party Lauren + Marcela

There are just NO words how much love Lauren and Marcela had not for just each other but for everyone who came up to the party to congratulate them. The love was so big that I found myself smiling from ear to ear as I photographed all the beautiful happy moments! And there were SO many I couldn’t stop snapping away. These two are absolutely stunning inside and out and they are over the moon excited to have met and start their lives together as are both of their families. I am so honored to have captured this beautiful engagement party complete with a Coachella style tent, incredible desserts, pizza oven and the most delicious paella you can taste. Everyone was so HAPPY to be there to celebrate at Marcela’s property in St. Helena which was nestled on a hilltop between vintage olive and oak trees. It was a magical evening and Arica of Events by Arica Grace turned the hilltop setting into a bohemian wonder of comfort and eye candy! What a night under the stars it turned out to be and I am so happy that this last year which was so hard to connect somehow Lauren and Marcela still found their way to each other. The proof is in the pudding they say and you just don’t get smiles bigger than these two have for each other. Big Congratulations and Love!

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Wedding 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 and when you want to be the best wedding photographer in San Francisco a beautiful venue doesn’t hurt.  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 and their wedding photography in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Lucky me to get to be their wedding photographer in Napa Valley, no less!

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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 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 at Villagio Vintage Estates in Napa Valley. Karen and Jim.

Karen and Jim have such an incredible story and Jim decided to surprise Kearen with a trumpet solo as he is an amazing musician.  They chose the gorgeous venue, Villagio Vintage Estates

for their wedding venue and the wonderful event planner, Simone Lennon of Soiree by Simone to help create their vision.  It was impeccable and so extraordinary in every way.  To have such beauty to document as a wedding photographer in Napa Valley, I get so lucky sometimes.  I have to pinch myself.  It’s such an honor to be able to deliver these images to my clients and I don’t ever take it for granted.  Many blessings to Karen and Jim!  xoxo

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 Cornerstone Winery in Sonoma, CA. Courtney and William.

Cornerstone Winery in Sonoma is one of the most unique and incredible places for your wine country wedding.  Not only do you have the vineyards for your wedding couple photography but look at all the sculptures and garden art to pose along side of.  I love this venue for it’s drama and splendor and Courtney and William made sure their wedding was as unique as this beautiful winery.  William and his groomsmen performed a surprise mob squad dance for Courtney that made sure to make everyone cry while bursting out into laughter.  It was a blast being their wedding photographer at Cornerstone Winery and I hope their lives are as much fun as this day was!

Wedding photographe at Mountain Home Inn in Mill Valley, Marin County. Annie and Jason.

Annie and Jason are so adorable and both have a thing for Elvis and the Rockabilly scene so what’s a wedding without Elvis cuff links and blue suedo shoes.  They chose the Mountain Home Innin Mill Valley at the top of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County for the wedding venue. It has sweeping views of the entire bay and as a Marin wedding photographer it doesn’t get better for views and a backdrop for their wedding photography.  Jason is an avid landscape photographer so the views were important to him to document in his wedding photos.  Mission accomplished! Wish these two the absolute best that life and Elvis in the after life has to offer!

Wedding and engagement photographer in San Francisco Bay Area, Sutro Baths. Mandi and Chris.

Mandi and Chris have great style and wanted their engagement photography session to reflect their artistic vision.  We took their engagement photos in shop windows on Fillmore, at Sutro Baths  and at cafes in North Beach.  I love being an engagement photographer in the San Francisco bay area as the places to shoot are endless and my artistic impulses go crazy!

Wedding photographer at Solage Auberge Resort, Napa Valley in wine country. Andie and Lee.

Andie and Lee had an absolutely lovely wedding ceremony and reception at the Solage Auberge Resort in Napa Valley. (And check out her incredible something-blue shoes!)  As a wedding photographer in Napa I love photograhing at Solage Auberge because the grounds are spectacular for your wedding photography.  Whether I am blowing out the bokeh in the floral and fauna to get gorgeous natural light and artistic wedding photos or am using light inside to highlight their incredible art to use as a background….it’s all so amazing! Wishing Andie and Lee the most beautiful life together filled with more time at this gorgeous resort!