Wedding at The Lodge at Sonoma – Allison + Addison

I love it when a couple is so genuine and lovely that you just want to be friends with them afterwards. Allison and Addison are those kind of people and their family and friends are an exact reflection of that. What a beautiful wedding they had at The Lodge at Sonoma and the happiness and love was so vibrant I couldn’t stop taking photos. Such incredible details and the venue is just a magical place to capture all the bliss.

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Wedding in st. Mary’s Church in Nicasio, CA – Carley + Daniel

St. Mary’s Church in Nicasio, CA is one of the most idyllic chapels on the western coast. It dates back to 1867 and also served as a school house back in the day and Daniel’s grandmother was a student there. She then bought her siblings out to purchase 900 plus acres above St. Mary’s and had her children and grandchildren frolicking in the hills during family times. Carley and Daniel knew this was where they should get married and wanted the wedding photographs to reflect the nostalgia of their ancestry and roots. I loved photographing the two of them in the charming church and on Daniel’s grandmother’s beloved property. I wish these two so much love and the wish they can bring their children to enjoy this lovely land.

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Engagement Photography in Nicasio, Marin County- Carley + Daniel

Carley and Daniel both live in Texas but came out to Nicasio near Rancho Nicasio to take engagement photos the day before their wedding at Daniel’s Nana’s 900+ acre ranch. We hiked and rendevouzed amongst the heifer cows to photograph these images for their save the date cards as they will have a bigger ceremony next year in Maryland. They met in training camp for the Army and are excited for their next assignment which fingers crossed will be Hawaii. Sending good juju their way.

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Wedding photography POint reyes – Hannah + Michael

Hannah and Michael have been together since high school and they wanted Hannah’s sister to marry them on Tomales Bay in an intimate ceremony. They will do a bigger celebration next year but this was so touching and they had their dog Shorty and even a boat of excited fisherman cheering them on! I am honored to have documented their commitment to each other!

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WEdding at Montage Healdsburg Caitlin + Nick

Caitlin and Nick chose the Montage Healdsburg for their wedding reception as they loved the swimming pool and view–You can’t argue that as it’s pretty stunning! I took their wedding portraits around the pool as the reflection was pretty dramatic! They were surrounded by close family and friends wishing them the best for their life together and after the wedding portraits were finished they all changed into their bathing suits and enjoyed the Sonoma County sunshine and took a dip in this beautiful swimming pool.

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Wedding at Dillion Beach -Eydis + Tyler

Cutest pandemic wedding story here ❤️ Eydis and Tyler met on a trivia night zoom session. He lived in Miami and Eydis was visiting her mother in Iceland. Huge time difference but they still FaceTimed for almost a year until they met in person. After that, Tyler moved to Northern California where Eydis lives, proposed to her and the rest is for the history books. Love always finds a way. Eydis and Tyler had their wedding at Dillion Beach in Sonoma County and stayed the night at Dillion Beach Resort in a cute tiny home that was very similar to homes in Eydis’ beloved country, Iceland. It’s such a charming resort and their wedding was exactly what they wanted. They were on the beach with close friends and family and views that just don’t quit. Just like them. They never gave up and now they are together for all their days.

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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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engagement Photography Session at Dillion Beach -Caitlin + Nick

There’s nothing more mystical than an engagement photography session out at Dillion Beach when it’s super foggy. We stomped around the water’s edge with the jagged rocky coast, climbed up to the vibrant succulent cliffs and creeped under the Eucalyptus tree Tunnels tucked away on the beach. We had a ball celebrating their wedding engagement and the photos reflect just that!

Dillion Beach vibrant cliffs lend for the perfect backdrop for a wedding engagement photograph
Photographed this couple’s reflection in the sand in their engagement photo session at Dillion Beach, CA
Photographed a kiss through the eucalyptus trees at Dillion Beach, CA in this couple’s engagement photography session
Nothing better than the open wild ocean in a wedding engagement photography photo!

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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 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.

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