Prior to Sarah & Nate's wedding at Hans Fahden Vineyards outside Calistoga, Matt & I had never been to the Napa area before. I was aware that quite a few wedding photographers from Southern California had held their own weddings in NorCal wine country, and upon arriving, I understood why. It is gorgeous up there, especially in the springtime. We weren't in Calistoga for more than thirty minutes before I decided I wanted to move there, haha!I ought to also give a shout out to our airline, JetBlue. We had a super laid-back, comfortable flight. Low-key Long Beach airport and the über-accommodating JetBlue is what air travel ought to normally be like, or from what I hear, air travel used to be like back in its heyday, before security got tight and First Class was created and luxuries removed from us peons who normally sit in the back. And it's phenomenally less expensive than other airlines...how about that??But I digress...
^ This is my "Andrew Wyeth" shot.
Such a fun time, and such a beautiful area. I can't wait to go back!
Andrea is like my one-woman fanclub. I've known her since college, and if there is one person who heralds nothing but praise and admiration for what I do, it would be Andrea---she must be the hands-down the most supportive person I know. Zach is a lucky duck to have nabbed a gal like her...and he knows it!Location: Weins Family Cellars (winery) in Temecula, CaliforniaFlowers: Allison Stevens of Magnolia Flower ShoppeAdditional photography by Matt (of course), and Temecula native Amy Boring.
The artistic trio!
Last Saturday Matt and I joined Rachel and Joel at Tivoli Too in Laguna Beach. Rachel is the daughter of my parents' neighbors, I've known her for a long time!Rachel, Joel, and their bridal party were nice enough to meet us a couple hours before the ceremony to get in some quality photo time. It really is awesome what we can turn out with just some extra time devoted to photography.
About a month ago my friend Xuong asked if I would take a wedding of his that he was unable to cover, and so I grabbed Matt and we headed to Meadowlark Golf Club for Donna and David's big day. It was kind of nice because this venue is in Huntington Beach, so there was hardly a commute :-) I love that! I got some pretty fun reception images from this one, too.