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Audrey & Matthew’s Wedding

They were married at Sylvan Lake Estate nestled up in the hills of Angwin, which is a beautiful, secluded property in Napa Valley. This first photo well illustrates the peaceful country feel of this estate.

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The wild life on the property add to the charm.

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This is the arbor they were married under. I was especially enamored of the hanging crystal-like beads that adorned the arbor and the way the light bounced off of the beads. The vibrant colors chosen by the bride for the table settings worked great and were complimentary to the lush green setting of the property.

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A little kiss from mom before the ceremony begins.

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The bride had a good vantage point of the processional, just behind the front doors of the house.

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This was so cute — one of the flower girls gave a “thumbs up” when she walked down the isle.

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The father of the bride proudly escorts his daughter.

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The new Mr. and Mrs.–now, that’s a happy-looking couple!

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A few romantic shots of the bride and groom with the sun setting.

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The lanterns add to the ambience after dark.

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Congratulations!

Angie & Dan’s Wedding

Just in case you don’t know it by now, Napa Valley is one of the most popular spots for destination weddings. And rightly so. As wedding photographers we love the beautiful weather that we have here most of the year and the people we have the opportunity to meet from all over the country and beyond. Angie and Dan were married at Churchill Manor. Here are a few photos from their wedding day.

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A popular trend we have been encountering for a while now are some couples choose to have a “first meet” prior to the ceremony. I think it helps a lot with the pre-wedding jitters and gives the couple some alone time before becoming husband and wife.

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We chose this beautiful rose garden at Churchill Manor as a back drop for Angie and Dan’s “first meet”.

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They had a variety of sweet bakery items–wedding cake, a groom’s cake and cup cakes.

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And for each guest . . . a mini wedding cake cookie.

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For their first dance, the bride changed from her wedding dress into another pretty gown.

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Best wishes Angie & Dan! It was a pleasure spending this special day with you.

Caroline & Dave Dunlop - June 28, 2010 - 6:08 pm

Awesome pictures. What a beautiful wedding. Dave & I had a great time.

Dennis & Carmen Dunbar (Celebrated our 30TH Anniversary on 30 June) - June 24, 2010 - 9:02 am

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your very special moment with us. Family, friends and a happy couple; it doesn’t get any better than that.

Jen - June 23, 2010 - 6:58 am

YEAH!!!! Those are fantastic pictures! So excited for the happy, gorgeous couple!!!

Ziggy’s El Dorado

Earlier this month I had a blog post entitled “For the love of dogs”. The following was not at all planned but gives me the opportunity to share some candid humor with all you cat lovers out there. To tell you the truth, I didn’t think kitty would hang around for this series of photos but to my amazement and delight, he did. Here he sees me approaching and I think he is as interested in what I am doing as I am in what he is doing. He just sat there with his eyes following me as I walked around the car.

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This cracked me up . . . it’s as if he is thinking “if I can’t see her, she can’t see me”.

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He pops his head back up after a few seconds of ducking behind the mirror. “Oops, she’s still there”.

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He couldn’t resist any further as he walked up to me to purr and get a little head scratching.

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So, if you leave your windows down while visiting our neighborhood, please check and make sure Ziggy isn’t a passenger in your vehicle when you leave. : )

Jo Ann - June 19, 2010 - 1:42 pm

You are just amazing at capturing the moment and the mood. Thanks for sharing

Michelle Bauer - June 18, 2010 - 7:49 pm

Ohhhhh auntie I lovvvvved it!! If it weren’t you sending me this I wouldn’t of believed that a cat would be so curious and stay put for the pictures, great job!! Looking forward to seeing you and uncle Mark at the bbq next weekend! (HUGS)

A funny coincidence happened while photographing a Napa Valley wedding . . .

We had a funny coincidence happen this weekend while at Harvest Inn photographing a wedding. As Mark was doing some pre-ceremony portraits of the groom, another couple approached him and asked if he worked with Patricia. Mark said “yes”. They said, you guys photographed our wedding here at Harvest Inn five years ago! They just so happened to be visiting Harvest Inn from the east coast while we were there and were not part of the wedding we were photographing. Unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to say hello as I was on another area of the property photographing the bride but was glad Mark took a quick photo of them. Thought it would be nice to also post a photo from their wedding day.

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Photo taken August 6, 2005. Happy (early) Anniversary!

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It’s a small world…

Stephanie - June 14, 2010 - 3:59 pm

Thanks so much for the photo! It was really nice to see you.

We are so happy you captured our wedding.

Everything is so vivid (even 5 years later!) thanks to you.

Best,

Stephanie and Neil

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