Wedding photographer in Napa Valley, Wine Country. Tiffany and Mark.

A beautiful Napa wine country destination wedding at a private winery estate. (Check out the bride’s purple kicks!) Gorgeous sweeping views of Napa valley is a wedding photographer’s dream.  I loved the details of this couples wedding and I incorporated it in an artistic way into their wedding photography.  Wish Tiffany and Mark so much happiness!

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!

Wedding photographer at Villagio Vintage Estates and Mont La Salle in Napa Valley. Ashley & Dave.

Ashley and Dave had their wine country wedding ceremony at the historic Mount La Salle Chapel — a treasure in and of itself — and their reception was at The Villagio in Yountville, Napa Valley. It was lovely and an honor to be their wedding photographer in the gorgeous Napa Valley.  Mont La Salle is such a lovely place to have your wedding ceremony as the gardens are divine and the chapel is so quaint and has a feeling of antiquity about it.

Some context for these photos: Dave is a huge giants fan so Ashley surprised him with a giants groom cake. Also, Ashley loves cheese so they had a port and cheese bar that didn’t stop. In other words, they did this thing right! Wish Ashley and Dave the absolute best! xoxo

 

Wedding Photographer at Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley. Alexandra and Jude.

Congrats Alexandra and Jude! I loved being a wedding photographer at this fantastic ceremony and reception at Calistoga Ranch complete with bongo drums accompanying the guests from the upper lawn on the lake to the wine cave for dancing. That’s right, a wine cave for dancing. This wedding was so much fun for all — a perfect reflection of Alie and Jude’s fun-loving and warmhearted natures. Jude is from Tortuga and so many of his friends and family flew in from the Caribbean to be there to witness his wedding to beautiful, Alie.  They wanted their wedding photography to reflect the Puerto Rican side of Alli’s family and Jude’s  Tortugan ancestry. I love the wedding photo of the flower girl looking out the window while Alie get’s her hair done. I used natural light and the little girl’s face just beamed sunshine in this artistic wedding photograph. They both live in Miami and brought in her side of the family as well, of course. Both sides equaled each other in their love to party and their love for this beautiful couple. Wishing them much joy and happiness in their future together!

 

 

 

Wedding Photographer at Flora Springs Winery in Sonoma Valley Wine Country. Leigh-Allyn and Keith.

Leigh-Allyn and Keith celebrated their stunning vow renewal at Flora Springs Winery in the Sonoma wine country. What an absolutely lovely day and their wedding photography reflects the true bounty of Napa and Sonoma Valley.

Does the beautiful woman in these photographs look familiar? Leigh-Allyn Baker is an American actress and voice artist with recurring roles on Charmed and Will & Grace, and a starring role as the matriarch Amy Duncan on the Disney Channel sitcom Good Luck Charlie.

They both are so radiant and kind and their love for one another is so beautiful.  They had their son as the ring bearer and the ceremony I took artistic wedding photographs of their boy getting rose petals all over the place.  The light in Sonoma Valley is so perfect for wedding photography and I used mostly natural light to capture this couple’s vows during their wedding ceremony and their al fresco reception under the grape vine pergola.  Toasts were very emotional as all the wedding guests were very close to the bride and groom and they were celebrating their time together so far.  I love this idea and hope this couple so much love in the future!

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!

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 CIA, The Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, Napa Valley, CA. Blaire and Connor

Blaire and Conner know how to do this right! Their gorgeous wedding ceremony was at the quaint Grace Episcopal Church, and…wait for it…the reception was at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, California. A wedding photographer’s DREAM come true.  Genius! Not only that, but this wedding was on NYE and a Rolls Royce drove them into the sunset.  Delicious all around. Such decadence wedding photography as well as their guests said good bye with a feather exit.  Such joy as feathers fell from the balconies and everyone wish this sweet couple the best lives together forever.

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 The Villagio and Vintage Estates in Napa, CA. Cawley and James

This beautiful day with a lovely couple from Texas was spent at Vintage Estates at The Villagio in Yountville, CA.