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Jennifer & Charles Napa Valley Elopement

The bride chose the color “red” for her bouquet and shoes and as I reviewed the photos we took that day could see an array of colorful flowers at Churchill Manor with splashes of “red”, which complimented her chosen color.

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There is nothing quite like the sweet sound of music from a harp and Charlotte’s talent makes her a perfect choice for your wedding day.

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Pastor Bob Groves, officiant.

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Best wishes.

Cindy & John’s Wedding at Domaine Chandon in Napa Valley

The weather this June in Napa was pretty unusual. As I am posting this rainy day wedding we shot at Domaine Chandon, we are having a heat wave! It finally feels like summer. Cindy and John’s wedding celebration was beautiful with an intimate dinner following the ceremony.

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Meticulous attention to detail by the bride went into the table setting and the cake was decorated with fresh flowers and Swarovski Sparkling Crystals.

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Cutting the top off of the sparkling wine with a knife. Fun to watch, but best to save this for the pros!

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Congratulations!

Wedding Coordination by: Sharon Burns of Napa Valley Custom Events

Cake by: Perfect Endings

Flowers by: Tesoro

Officiant: Kimberly Thompson of a Beautiful Ceremony Napa Valley

FRENCHIES

French Bull dogs are amongst some of the most adorable and expressive creatures on earth, in my opinion. Recently, we attended a Specialty Show where we had the opportunity to see a lot of them up close and personal and it gave me the opportunity to have some fun and do some personal work. Some of you may not know my own labradors were a focus of my early beginnings as a photographer. Here are a few of my favorites starting out with the judging — I love the connection between this Frenchie and the judge; the Frenchie is really working it as if to say “Aren’t I cute and a wonderful breed standard? Pick ME!”.

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Precious young one!

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I well know this universal doggie look — “Cookie?”

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Love their ears!

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Patiently waiting.

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I personally know this handsome boy is very much loved and pampered, as all dogs should be : )

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I think this is just about my favorite shot of the day!

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Thanks Michelle for letting me know about the Specialty!

Jacquie - July 1, 2011 - 10:07 am

Love seeing the Frenchies and the great pics! A nice contrast from your big kids. Especially like the last B&W, all of the textures, and of course, those eyes….

Thanks!

Patricia Uffelman - June 28, 2011 - 11:11 am

Thanks Ken ~ You and Michelle make a great team! Love the photos Michelle does of this adorable breed.

Ken - June 28, 2011 - 10:30 am

Hey great pics at our specialty and our boy Leo. And yes he is absolutely loved and pampered!

Patricia Uffelman - June 26, 2011 - 9:00 am

Yes, great faccias! Getting one? I heard someone say they were like peanuts–you can’t get just one. Kind of like Andrea : )

Jo Ann - June 26, 2011 - 8:57 am

So much character in such a compact body. Love the faccia, great shots. When will you be getting one???

Shannon & Sean

It is pretty special to be asked to photograph a proposal of marriage. When Sean first contacted me and told me about all of his well-thought out plans to propose to his girl friend in Napa Valley, I knew this would be a really fun shoot. Shannon was completely surprised and of course said “yes”! Here are a few of my favorites.

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Congratulations!

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