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Another milestone for Chloe

If, as they say, one year of a dog’s life equals seven people years, then Chloe turning 15 on August 17th would make her 105 years old. Like anyone getting along in years, she has had her challenges in the past year which we worked through with a lot of TLC and she is enjoying her golden years. Here are a few photos that were taken today.





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Michelle Bauer - November 17, 2010 - 7:09 pm

Precious moments…. in our hearts forever.

Patricia Uffelman - August 24, 2010 - 3:54 pm

Hey, it worked this time! Hurray! In the last photo, Chloe was laying on my lap and just happened to rest her head on me. She is a sweet old girl. We all need to get together again and continue our “photo story”. Love ya!

Jo Ann - August 24, 2010 - 3:04 pm

Well, this is my second attempt to post my comment, seems my last one disappeared. Just love how you capture the feeling behind the photo, it almost speaks to you. My fave is the last one, reminds me of the one you took of Mom and Tasha. Love you for all you do.

Patricia Uffelman - August 20, 2010 - 8:58 am

Thanks everyone. Chloe really is a sweet heart and she seemed to actually enjoy being photographed again. Haven’t had the opportunity to do photos of her for quite some time but she has been our “model” for many portraits, starting when she was just six weeks old.

Ron & Pam - August 18, 2010 - 10:56 pm

A lot of love…thank you!

Michelle Bauer - August 17, 2010 - 9:18 pm

Perrrrrrrfect 10 beeeeeeautifully done auntie P and uncle Mark! I really like the black and white picture. (hugs)

Andrea Murana - August 17, 2010 - 9:04 pm

Ohhhhh!! What wonderful, lovely photo’s! My favorite is where Chloe has her eyes closed and is resting on your chest. How sweet!



Heather & Andrew

Yes, Napa Valley has it’s lush vineyards and we have photographed many events in and around them. The Carneros Inn and Spa is surrounded by vineyards and mountains, and for Heather and Andrew’s ceremony, they were married in the early evening in what is known as the apple orchard, which you will see photos of below.


Upon arrival at any venue, we photograph our “scene setters” so that you remember the beautiful venue you chose to have your wedding at, along with the details. As photographers, we are always on the look out for new and engaging ways to photograph venues even though we may have been there many times before.


Next, I meet up with the bride and Mark meets up with the groom for some pre-ceremony shots.



Here are some of the details captured at the bride’s suite that have special significance. First up, Heather’s bouquet with Andrew’s mother’s ring secured to it with a strand of pearls.


As the bride was dressing, I noticed underneath her wedding gown were her initials and her future husband’s initials with their wedding date hand-stitched by the bride. I’d imagine that when the bride was stitching this inside her gown, she was thinking about her wedding day along with the start of her new life together with her husband. Nice touch, Heather!


Badgley Mischka . . . pretty in pink shoes. Classy!


Ready to walk his daughter down the isle.


I love this portrait of the bride taken during the ceremony with the beautiful sun on her face and her attentive expression.


Ceremony performed by Rev. Blane Ellsworth of Wedding Ministries.


There is nothing like being showered with rose petals at the conclusion of the ceremony by your guests.


Last, but not least, a few romantic bride and groom together photos.




Congratulations you two!

Kristin & Curtis

Another fabulous wine country destination wedding at Harvest Inn, St. Helena with Jacqueline Eigan of Wine Country Minister as the Officiant.




It is so satisfying to capture moments like this — the father of the bride giving his daughter a hug after walking her down the isle with the mother of the bride looking on. The mother of the bride even has a camera in her hands and I am so happy for her that she just soaked in the moment and left the capturing part to us. I believe this is a moment they will never forget.


Wine barrel fountain and greenery frames the ceremony site beautifully for this Napa-Stye Wedding.


The bride and groom exchange such an engaging look with each other as the bride slips the ring on the groom.


Pure joy and contentment.


Father of the bride with his new son-in-law immediately following the ceremony.


This sequence was so cute to watch; their personalities and playful spirit really come through in these images. The bride acts so innocent after dotting frosting on the groom’s nose and cheek…and then cracks up laughing in the following photo.



The ring bearer was dressed in all white with adorable blonde curly hair.


I love the pleasing expression on the groom’s face as he looks at the ring on his bride’s hand and the way she looks at him.



Wishing you many happy years!

Patricia Uffelman - July 27, 2010 - 8:32 am

Thank you Kristin & Denise. It was a pleasure working with you and your family!

Denise Getchell , Mother of the Bride - July 26, 2010 - 4:53 pm

You are true masters of your trade, That you can capture all that emotion in each and every picture, the emotions that each of us experienced as we were lucky to be there that day to share in their electrifying love story. To have those moments saved in time in pictures ….PRICELESS

Thank you so very much.

Kristin Evey - July 26, 2010 - 4:16 pm

These photos are stunningly beautiful! I am so impressed how well you both captured the moment. I love them all, they really tell a story. So thank you beyond, we are thrilled with the blog favorites and cannot wait to see what the rest of the photos look like!

Stefanie & Richard

Venue: Harvest Inn

Flowers by: Tesoro

Officiant: Jacqueline Eigan of Wine Country Minister

In a beautiful intimate ceremony, Stefanie and Richard were married in St. Helena with their families in attendance. I love the abundance of color and texture at the Harvest Inn for photographs.




I can’t help but think every time I see a father walking his daughter down the isle on her wedding day what must be going through both of their minds in that brief space of time. The father may be thinking it doesn’t seem so long ago that this beautiful woman that stands before him today was his little girl in pig tails and today she would be embarking on the next chapter in her life.


The next chapter in her life . . . her smiling groom awaits.


Here is a true Napa Valley-Style wedding ceremony, complete with lush vineyards.



The Vin Rose lawn at Harvest Inn is the perfect secluded spot for a small wedding ceremony.


It is my wish that the bride will always remember the way she felt at this tender moment during the ceremony with her subtle smile and softly-closed eyes. As photographers, fleeting moments of emotion are some of the most satisfying parts of life to capture and always on the look-out for and anticipate.


Art meets photography.





This photo is very Cinderella-like to me.




Bridal portrait with a fashion-edge. Love it!



Last, but not least, one of many reasons why couples come to Napa Valley for their weddings–photos in the vineyards!



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