Posts Tagged ‘california vineyard wedding photography’

{ vicky + brian | long meadow farmstead wedding }

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Such a beautiful Napa county wedding! This was one of those days – from the moment I picked up my camera until the very end of the night – where every single moment and every single detail was just perfect. The little bed & breakfast where Vicky & her bridesmaids got ready, that they had entirely to themselves? Perfect. The amazing nook with sun-dappled light we found for the first look? Perfect. This dreamy ranch & farmstead as the venue? Perfect. The ceremony officiated by a close friend, the playful lawn games, the cheerful clinking of glasses, the cozy campfires & smores to end the night? Oh, so, perfect.

But the truth of it all? Is that each and every one of these things was really made perfect by Vicky & Brian’s love, and the love extended to and from their friends and family there. It gave life & meaning to each pretty detail and each passing moment. Because when you have a love like this, your wedding day is most definitely guaranteed to be amazing.

{ xinlei + matt | california vineyard wedding }

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Xinlei and Matt. I noticed it during our first Skype meeting, where we were all giggles. And during our windy engagement session, where you kept smiling despite the frigid wind and crazy cold. And during our emails, where you excitedly shared about the secret surprise dances {best gangnam style I’ve seen yet!} and late night cookie bar and other lovely plans for the wedding. That at the end of the night of your most amazing day, I asked if you’d like any other photos? And you said, yes, one more photo, with you :)

I know I rave about the couples I get to work with all the frickin’ time. But I really want everyone to know how ridiculously awesome people like Xinlei and Matt are. That with their smiles, and their warm silly personalities, and their trust, and their hugs – I never felt like this was my “job”. And for them to be that wonderful and gracious to someone they just met less than a year ago, I can’t imagine how much love they share with their family and friends. Or perhaps I can, thanks to having the honor of being there on their wedding day.

It was love, everywhere, all the time.

{ wendy + jon | sonoma county wedding }

Friday, September 7th, 2012

I really don’t think I could get tired of lovely vineyard weddings! Wendy & Jon’s day at the Vintner’s Inn was perfect in every way – beautiful weather, lots of joyous family and friends, and the sweetest couple.

A fun note: those beautiful jars of jam you see at the bottom of the post? Jon’s parents made and jarred every single one of them! They were completely organic and came in delicious flavors like apricot and pomegranate, and made awesome favors for the guests. Another fun note: his parents both came up to me at different times that day saying they follow my blog! Marks a first for me at a wedding, and seriously such an honor :)

Wendy & Jon, thank you so much for giving me the chance to be a part of your beautiful summer wedding!