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Napa Wedding Photographer, Churchill Manor, Becky & Nate

What a pleasure it was to photograph this wedding!  The bride and groom’s vision of their wedding day was thoughtfully contemplated, with great attention to detail, resulting in a perfectly executed destination wedding at Churchill Manor.  The ring bearers carried a red cloth sign down the aisle with the words written “Here comes the Bride”.  The bride was escorted by her father down the steps of Churchill Manor onto a red carpet, covered with white rose petals to her waiting groom.  The fruit-draped wedding cake was from Sweetie Pies, Napa.  The bride surprised her groom, as well as all of the guests, with singing waiters and also arranged for Marawa from Britain’s Got Talent to be at the reception to show off her extreme hula hoop performance! 

Luke Snyder - January 16, 2012 - 2:16 pm

Wonderful set of images. I love that last one, cuddling on the porch of Churchill Manor. The second, third, and fourth to last are also powerful images. I’ve yet to photograph a wedding there, but look forward to the chance. Congrats on your new blog!

Memories of Cover

This post has been delayed for a few months, partly due to a busy wedding season and partly because it was not easy to do. We lost our dear labrador retriever, Cover, back in August–just nine months after losing Chloe. I must say his affection for us was, in a word, unsurpassed. On paper, he was “Fowl Play’s Duck and Cover”, but to us, simply…Cover. He lived to be 14 years, 3 months, 10 days old. I chose some photos that span his lifetime, from a 7 week old puppy to the the great gentle old dog he became.

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The last three photos were taken May 5, 2011, the day Cover turned 14. We will miss Cover and his big beautiful brown eyes but always remember him with great fondness.

Jacquie Eigen - January 4, 2012 - 8:10 pm

Oh, Patricia and Mark…. what a history you have captured on film. BTW, you look fab, Patricia.

I am so sorry but the love is there and it remains….even on film. Thank you for sharing these with us, I know it is hard and it took some time to post but I am ever grateful that you did.

Andrea Murana - December 10, 2011 - 10:11 am

What a happy dog Cover was! I really loved the last picture here where he is looking up at you with so much love in his eyes. Thank you for sharing the pictures with us. It is so difficult loosing a fur baby, there is just no way around it. Treasured pictures and memeories can be bitter sweet initially but they are a blessing to have. Cover was indeed a very fortunate doggie to have a family that adored him so much.

Michelle & Josh - December 10, 2011 - 6:06 am

I lovvvvved the bath picture, just adorable!

Jo Ann Murana - December 9, 2011 - 11:09 am

Loved every one of the pictures. You could feel the love coming through the computer, what fine memories, what good times. You look beautiful in the photos, haven’t changed much in 14 years! Cover looked like he enjoyed the photo sessions as much as you. Thanks for sharing such great moments in Cover’s life.

Jo Ann Murana - December 9, 2011 - 11:05 am

Loved every one, especially the ones with you and Cover. You are so beautiful and haven’t changed much in 14 years. Cover looked like he enjoyed his picture taking sessions, what memories, what love is showed. Thanks for sharing.

Napa Photographer – A day at the beach

Our 37th wedding anniversary was on August 24th so we decided to pack a lunch and spend the day at the beach with Justin. There is nothing quite like the sound of the waves and the peaceful calm that comes with something as simple as taking a walk along the beach and observing the beauty that surrounds you. Since it was midweek, there were only a few people; we saw one sail boat and a couple of people riding horses along the shore.

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We really need to do this more often…..

Michelle & Josh - August 31, 2011 - 8:16 pm

Wow you both have lost soooo much weight. Looking good and loved the photos!

Patricia Uffelman - August 31, 2011 - 6:07 pm

Mr. Canon Self-Timer took the last photo. : )

Very nice, happy anniversary! Say, who took your last picture? - August 31, 2011 - 1:29 pm

Love the paw prints in the sand.

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