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Laura & Josh’s Elopement to Napa Valley

It was just beginning to sprinkle on the afternoon of March 26th in Napa as Laura and Josh were getting ready to be married at Churchill Manor. As you can tell, they were very happy their special day had finally arrived.


Their ceremony was outside on the veranda, just outside the front doors of Churchill Manor.



Wedding rings, Napa Valley style.



While sitting on the stairway in the mansion, Laura gives Josh a sweet kiss.



Best wishes to you!

Justin’s First Week

Last Sunday marked Justin’s one week arrival to our home and is adjusting very nicely. Wednesday he attended the “Good Manners” class at the Napa Valley Dog Training Club. Here he is with his new big brother, Cover.


Justin playing with the “ring” with Cover in hot pursuit and Chloe bringing up the rear.


Mark and Justin taking time out to watch Justin’s favorite program, an episode of the “Dog Whisperer”.


This is Justin’s new friend, Charlie. Justin is only about one month older than Charlie.


Charlie and Justin had a play date last Friday. They did lots of running!


Look at all the goodies Charlie gave to Justin to welcome him to the Napa Valley.


The boys taking a short rest after playing.


Let’s get together again soon!

Meet Justin!

Justin turned 8 months old today and he just moved in with us last night. Thanks to Shadowbrook Farms for this beautiful boy!


It didn’t take long for him to discover a new use for our fountain.


He likes to garden


Best of all, he gives us lots of exercise playing with him


Check back for more fun with Justin!

Susie - March 14, 2007 - 2:15 pm

Hey guys,

What a great addition to your family. Justin is beautiful and just from these photos, he seems to have a lot of personality and character. How are the other two labs doing with their new brother? I take they are adjusting to Justin just fine huh?

By the way, you two sure found your calling. You make awesome photographers. What a great path you two have chosen. It sure does show in your pictures how you enjoy your work of art. Great job!!!!

I will be talking to you real soon.


Love ya,


Joanna - March 14, 2007 - 2:12 pm

Hi Guys,

Gosh, I haven’t seen you all week — miss you! What a wonderful baby — his fur looks so thick and soft — all we girls want to come over for a play date with him. How many dogs have ever gotten the great photo opp Justin has? — “what a lucky dog!” What a dog’s life!

See you soon,


Jody - March 14, 2007 - 2:08 pm

Mark and Pat,

Love the pictures….thanks for sending them…..when you get more, please send them along. Justin is a lucky boy to have great parents like you guys. See Ya, Jody

Andrea Murana - March 13, 2007 - 12:17 pm

Auntie Pat & Uncle Mark,

Mom sent me this email. What a lovely little man Justin is!! I hope he knows just how lucky he is, to have you two as parents. 🙂

Please let Justin know that he has three dachshund cousins over here in Quincy that think he is so handsome!


Andrea M.

Jo Ann - March 12, 2007 - 2:17 pm

Congratulations on your new family member, he looks like he will fit in just perfectly. Looking forward to seeing him. Can l bring him a chewie toy or something, l will bring some for the other kids as well. Let me know. Now you have three kids; l am very happy for you and Mark. Justin, love the name, is just perfect for you guys. More to love, l say.

Auntie to Justin,

Jo Ann

Jackie & Andy - March 12, 2007 - 1:43 pm

Oh my gosh.. he’s so adorable!! Congrats and have lots of fun with him 😉

Jackie & Andy’s Engagement Photos

We will be photographing Jackie and Andy’s wedding in September at Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma. Here are a few of their engagement photos we had fun doing last Sunday.





Andy’s beautiful Mustang. I love the color!



The mustard is in full bloom and it is just beautiful how the yellow blossoms fill the vineyards. This year marks the fourteenth annual Napa Valley Mustard Festival.


It was great spending time with you, Jackie & Andy. We can’t wait for your wedding day!

Jodi & Anthony’s Elopement

We had the pleasure of photographing couples that traveled from five states to be married in Napa Valley in the month of February: Arizona, Alaska, Nevada, Alabama and New York! Our last, but not least, elopement was on the morning of February 23, 2007 with Jodi and Anthony. It had just started to sprinkle but their spirits weren’t dampened in the least. They decided to be married on the covered Veranda at Churchill Manor.


I love the look they are giving each other just moments before Anthony put the ring on Jodi



Complete contentment as a married couple!


Their rings



Jodi put on a matching jacket and carried a cute purse for her “going away” outfit


Their limo whisked them away for a fun day of touring the Napa Valley and wine tasting


Congratulations and Best Wishes!

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