Flying Cloud Wedding Photographer in Petaluma, Ca. Christina and Dan.

I just loved Christina and Dan the moment I met them.  They told me how they met and they were once roommates in San Francisco in the most sought after real estate in the country.  They ultimately chose love over security and it’s history ever since.  They are so fun and playful with each other and I know these two will be together for the long haul.  Their wedding took place at The Flying Cloud in Petaluma, CA and it was such a fantastic Indian summer evening. Love being a wedding photographer in my hometown of Petaluma!  Wish you both the best in life!

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 Villagio and Vintage Estates in Napa Valley. Liz and Aaron.

Liz and Aaron live in Louisiana but love the wine country so they decided to have their wedding at The Villagio in Yountville which is in the heart of Napa Valley. I love the wedding photo of them in front of the fountain with the magic hour  back lighting them.  Gorgeous!  And her wedding dress! We had so much taking their wedding couple portraits around the Villagio and Vintage Estates as they were game for anything.  Her best friend and maid of honor came with and snuck in some of the wedding photos.  It was a decadent wedding styled by A Saavy Event and we got some beautiful artistic wedding photos using mostly natural light and shot in true photojournalistic style.  Love being the wedding photographer at this amazing venue.  Wish Liz and Aaron the absolute best!  xoxo

Wedding Photographer at Sonoma Renaissance Lodge and Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma County. Meghan and Jake.

Meghan and her bridal party got ready at the always accomodating Sonoma Renaissance Lodge and had her outdoor wedding ceremony at the very cool and kitsch Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma County where their reception was also al fresco under the napa valley stars.  Gorgeous!  And look at their wedding photos as Jake drives a green motorcycle so the groom’s cake was designed to be it’s replica.  And when the newly married couple were announced as husband and wife to dinner at the reception they arrived on the green motorcyle!  Very dashing.  Love being a wedding photographer to this awesome and adventurous couple. Such a treat to shoot at Gunbun Winery too as I love to go to their summer concerts and sit in the big barn or on a blanket in the vineyard listening to their amazing music acts.  I also loved shooting the couple’s wedding portraits in the wine cave with tall the fabulous light and wine barrels.  Such a cool wedding and hope they have this fun for the rest of their lives together.  xoxo

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 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 Highlands Estate Winery in Cloverdale in Sonoma. Meghan and Stephan.

Meghan and Stephan were married at Highlands Estate Winery in Cloverdale in the Sonoma wine country. What was so fun about this wedding was they had a corn hole toss, giant jenga, a goofy photo booth, and all around shenanigans. I love it when the happy couple just wants to have FUN! And guess what?  Their wedding photography reflects just that!  I got to photograph the wedding couple in true wedding photojournalism style as they were constantly doing captivating things.  Their special day should be fun, right? I mean why do it if isn’t? My job as a Sonoma and Napa valley wedding photographer is to be the couple’s eyes for the day and to focus in on on emotional moments and framed the wedding images in an artistic and beautiful way. These wedding images will eventually land in a wedding album which will become their family heirloom so let’s make sure to get them as glorious as they should be!  Here’s to lots of crawling babies for this cute couple! (And check out the circle of red shoes! So cool.)

 

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!