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Napa Photographer out and about

There is not a day that goes by that I don’t photograph something. Be it at a job, or just with my cell phone for personal use, as is the case with these photos.

The past week has been pretty crazy weather wise in Napa, very hot, lightning and cold all within a few days of each other!  A couple of days ago, we combined business with pleasure when we went to Sonoma to check out an upcoming venue for a wedding.  As it was over cast and cool, it was great weather for a “car ride” for Justin and a walk around the square in Sonoma.  I loved this wrought iron and it was a perfect location to incorporate a portrait of Justin.

Exploring Sonoma

Always remember, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Sonoma Tunnel

A patch of blue sky was peeking out of the fluffy, cotton-candy like clouds on our way home.

On our way home from Sonoma

The end to a perfect day…cookies from Panera.  They were so good, we didn’t even make it out of the parking lot before we took a bite.

Panera cookies

Napa Photographer – Surprise Proposal in Napa Valley!

Thinking of “popping the question”?  While there are a variety of ways to do this, and it is all personal preference, Matthew obtained permission to propose to Neha in the vineyards at Kelly Fleming Wines in Calistoga.  Matthew and I had numerous email and telephone conversations well in advance of the day to plan out how things would go.  I love being involved in these types of photography sessions.  It is very exciting planning and actually seeing everything unfold right before your eyes (and camera)!  He even managed to pick out the perfect ring size too.  A lot of thought certainly went into four simple words…will you marry me?  Enjoy the scene as it unfolded (Mark and I were hiding out of sight and Neha never noticed).  Afterwards, we enjoyed photographing them on the grounds of the winery as well as other scenic places in Napa Valley while they were a glow with the recent happenings of the day and thinking of their future together.

 

Napa Photographer – Cake

What a wonderful and thoughtful surprise we had when our neighbor, Melanie Curren, brought this beautiful and delicious cake last evening to our home!  She is the owner of  Napa Cakery.  The outside is covered with white buttercream roses and the inside is four-tiered chocolate with strawberries.  She is quite talented and loves to create Themed Cakes as well as Wedding Cakes.  If you are looking for something special and tasty, I recommend you contact her.  We rarely have the opportunity to taste the cake at weddings and elopements that we photograph, so this was a real treat!  Thanks so much Melanie!

Patricia Mark Photography
Patricia Mark Photography

Napa Valley Portraits – Heidi and Gene

We met up with Heidi and Gene in Yountville after their private ceremony for some Napa-Style portraits.  The Napa Valley weather has been like Spring in February…with warm temperatures and blossoms everywhere.  The photos below are a mixture of some of my favorites from Bardessono, Domaine Chandon, fields of mustard flowering, the vineyards in winter and V Market Place in Yountville.  I’ve lived in Napa so long that I still think of V MarketPlace as Vintage 1870.  : )   Enjoy!

Patricia Mark Photography
Patricia Mark Photography
Patricia Mark Photography
Patricia Mark Photography
Patricia Mark Photography
Patricia Mark Photography
Patricia Mark Photography
Patricia Mark Photography
Patricia Mark Photography
Patricia Mark Photography

 

Jo Ann - February 26, 2013 - 4:42 pm

Ah, love is in the air and you captured it perfectly.

Patricia Mark - February 26, 2013 - 10:18 am

It just goes to show you that the vineyards in Napa Valley look beautiful in any season….Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall!

Michelle Bauer - February 26, 2013 - 8:02 am

Lovvvvved the beautiful and amazing picture of the couple standing in the vineyard. Beautiful work, always done precisely perfect!

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