It was a beautiful day in Sonoma for an El Dorado Hotel wedding! We had just gotten over a heat spell and the weather was perfect for Jessica & Keith’s wedding. The flowers in shades of yellow, green and white, were by Anne Appleman, who has an exquisite eye for beauty and arrangement. I will start out with one of my favorite photojournalistic images of the day. While doing portraits of the bride before the ceremony, I had directed her to look toward the window and I noticed she had an immediate smile on her face. I quickly panned over to the window to see what she was looking at, which was a group of women that were walking by the hotel, and one of them was giving her a “thumbs up”! How cool is that?! I thought it was so wonderful that complete strangers were happy for Jessica, and of course, understood what was taking place. I knew the minute I clicked the shutter that I would just love the impact of this image. The El Dorado Hotel is located on the square in Sonoma and is a lovely venue for weddings!