{ stephanie + bruce | french laundry engagement }

On a sunny spring day last year, I flew up to and back from Napa, and in the middle, photographed this amazing session at the French Laundry gardens.

But let’s start from the beginning shall we? Steph and Bruce are both big foodies and really wanted to incorporate this shared passion for food into their engagement session. After some brainstorming, they arranged for us to photograph at the beautiful gardens of Thomas Keller’s French Laundry restaurant {year after year named one of the best restaurants in the world}. The French Laundry grows much of its own produce in a vegetable garden across from their restaurant, and it was a treat wandering through the open gardens photographing this sweet couple. Aside from vibrant flowers and veggies they brought to add color to the session (adore!), they had a handful of pretty macarons — they have special memories of sharing these together in Paris, where they were engaged, as well as baking their own versions (amazing!) at home.

I could go on and on about the loveliness of this session, and how much fun Steph and Bruce are, and how we talked about food all day long, and how we laughed & chatted more over dinner at Bouchon, and how it all makes my heart want to explode into a million pieces of happy confetti, but I’m going to let the images do the talking. Enjoy this afternoon stroll in the garden… :)

{ Thank you to Style Me Pretty for featuring this session on their California blog! You can see the post here… }

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7 Responses to “{ stephanie + bruce | french laundry engagement }”

  1. estherjulee Says:

    of course! the perfect place to shoot foodies. :) i’ve always wanted to eat there!!

  2. Mai Says:

    pmg these are amazing adrienne!!! i love her red outfit shots. <3 lovely. going there this summer, super excited! must visit the garden!!

  3. lydia {ever ours} Says:

    omg…this is so romantic. love it!

  4. nancy park {so happi together} Says:

    Oh Lord! These are so yummy. You are too good and this shoot blows all other e-sessions out of the water! xo!

  5. ala cortez Says:

    so when can we fly to there and recreate this session? so good!!

  6. Nelly Says:

    Adrienne!!!! This is one of my favorite sessions of yours! Love, love, love your work! <3 xoxo!

  7. Britty Says:

    I can’t get over these… all of them are just SO pretty. Really love this shoot.

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