WEDDING COUPLE POSES, IDEAS AND WEDDING VENUES IN SAN FRANCISCO, NAPA, and SONOMA

Posing your wedding couple photographs can be daunting to some people but I believe with a little direction from your wedding photographer you can have some really organic and authentic photos. I always think the best wedding couple photos are the ones that come the most natural to you and bring out your true essence and the love between the two of you! Here are some examples of poses for your couple photographs on your wedding day! For more ideas on couples posing or wedding venues in San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma click here: www.enLucephotography.com. Below is a very fun and dramatic dip I photographed at The Estate at Hotel Villagio in Yountville, CA. The fountain in the background gives off beautiful ambient backlighting making the spray highlight this couple.

This wedding couple photograph was taken at a wedding I shot at The Estate at Hotel Villagio in Yountville, CA
This is a very natural wedding couple’s pose of walking towards your wedding photographer. This wedding couple photo was taken at Trentadue Winery in Sonoma County.  Wineries are the most magical backdrop for a wedding venue.  Strolling through the vineyards on your wedding day during Golden Hour after you just exchanged your vows is magical for wedding photographers and the reason why many weddings and elopements happen in the wine country. Trentadue Winery is in Sonoma County near Healdsberg, CA
With all the vineyards in Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley every wedding couple would love to have a photograph of them with the grape vines. I thin a beautiful pose is to have the couple lean in for a kiss and then I photograph them though the vines with a short depth of field so I blow out the leaves and make them out of focus. This wedding couple photo was taken at Viansa Winery near Sonoma.

Wedding Photography Couple Poses in Napa Valley and Sonoma

Wedding Venues in Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley

Ideas for Wedding Couple Portraits in San Francisco and Napa Valley

Trentadue Winery Wedding Photographer in Healdsburg, Sonoma County. Nicole and David.

The Alexander Valley is one of those hidden places not everyone ventures out to but when you do you discover beautiful gems like Trentadue Winery or Francis Ford Coppola Winery.  It reminds me of the remote feeling of being at Joshua Tree where you so far removed from all the craziness of the city.  Trentadue Winery has so much space that everyone just feels free and Nicole and David loved that about this wedding venue.  They wanted their dining experience at their reception to be al fresco so the beautiful extra long farm table feel under the grape vines was absolutely perfect.  Loved the artisty of their wedding and the photography reflects the beautiful natural light streaming through all the verdant vines.  Wishing this couple many more nights under the stars together!

Wedding Photographer Beltrane Ranch in Glen Ellen in Sonoma. Nicole and Martin.

Reviews describe Beltrane Ranch as downright idyllic, the best bed and breakfast in wine country and The LA Times says, “I never could have dreamed up a more bucolic place.”  Now how’s that as an introduction.  So no wonder Nicole and Martin jumped at the chance to have their wine country wedding at Beltrane Ranch.  It’s truly perfect for your wedding portrait photos and there area so many magical haunts around the property to explore so your wedding photography tells “your” story. Nicole and Martin had an intimate wedding with their closest family and friends and everyone couldn’t have had a more enjoyable time.  Bucolic to say the least.

Wedding Photographer at The Depot Hotel in Sonoma with The Girl and Fig Catering. Sophie and Jeremy.

Loved the intimacy of Sophie and Jeremy’s wedding at The Depot Hotel in downtown Sonoma.  It has the most vintage vibe and it’s perfect for smaller weddings plus it’s right across the road from the park with so many great backdrops for your wedding portrait shots such as this old train.  It was a sweet and emotional wedding and everyone had so much fun dining al fresco with food from The Girl and the Fig which is out of this world delicious.  Hope Sophie and Jeremy continue to have such wonderful family and friends around them for the rest of their lives.

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 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 photographer at City Club San Francisco. Nicole & Chuck.

A classic and gorgeous Christmas time wedding at The City Club San Francisco. I love being the wedding photographer at Christmas weddings with all the decorations and the twinkly lights. I think they make for great bokeh in your wedding photos as they blow out all big and fuzzy in the background of the photos.  I also like shooting things like the bouquet with a reflection in a glass table as it has an artistic touch to them.  But the best part about weddings at The City Club is the roof.  Look at the skyline of San Francisco behind this wedding couple.  I mean talk about an incredible couple portrait from their San Francisco Christmas time wedding!  Yeah!

Cheers to Nicole and Chuck!

 

Wedding Photographer San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo in Marin County. Brittany and Mike.

Brittany and Mike celebrated their elegant wedding at the magical San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo. And when I say magical, I mean it — the Seminary is basically an enchanted castle…and this wedding was definitely charmed. I love being the wedding photographer at The Theological Seminary in San Anselmo as it’s just down the road from me in Petaluma.

Brittany and Mike are San Franciscans and this is a first marriage for both of them. Their happiness on this day absolutely bursts through the lens, and their whimsical romantic spirits were evident too — the family dog  wearing a tuxedo walked down the aisle in the chapel during their wedding ceremony! Their wedding photography was shot in an artistic way and captured the deep love this couple has for each other.

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 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!