Meredith & Alex at Vintners Inn

I completely ADORED working with Meredith & Alex.  They were so low key, natural and happy. Just fully in the moment, you know?  That’s what I wish for all my couples.

Tia

Jennifer and Chris at Catelli’s in Geyserville CA

Jennifer and Chris’s wedding day started off with misty rain and low grey clouds that didn’t exactly look promising.   The whole day was planned as an outdoor event, with the ceremony taking place in Catelli’s sweetly landscaped garden area, and cocktails and dinner to follow on the dramatic circular patio. You’d think a bride might get a little tense when that happens. Not Jennifer. When I arrived at her future in-laws home she was all smiles, relaxed  and ready to go with whatever the day brought. And sure enough, she was right not to worry!  The rain let up for her family photos, then seemed to think about starting up again, and finally gave up entirely and even let the sun peek through as the guests began to arrive for the ceremony. Perfect wedding day serendipity.

After the ceremony, we had time to sneak away and have fun photographing around tiny Geyserville. A special thank you to my sister Carolyn who opened up her tasting room, Locals, so the bride and groom could have a little pink bubbly before we headed off to photograph some traffic-stopping kisses, took a quick trip out to the vineyards, and checked out some classic Geyserville locations.

Back at Catelli’s the party was getting started, and a nicer group of family and friends I can’t imagine. Just a relaxed and gloriously happy event from beginning to end – and that is just how I imagine Jennifer and Chris’s life will be as well!

Claire

 

 

Jennifer & John at Stryker Sonoma

Jennifer and John were married this April at the stunning Stryker Sonoma Winery. They were both such a pleasure to work with, and I wish them a glorious sun filled future together!

xoxo

Tia

 

Event Planning: Stephanie Beer from Covenant Coordinating

Floral Design: Maria Philbin of Maria Philbin Floral Designs

Catering: Starks

Make-up & Hair: It’s A Date at The Powder Room

Dana and Ben at Sebastiani Winery

Some weddings are just an absolute delight from beginning to end…and that’s how it was when Dana and Ben were married at Sebastiani Winery on a perfect fall day last October.

Claire

 

A huge thank you to the always fabulous Denise Kramer of Denise Kramer Weddings, and the wonderful folks at Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery.

When the wedding runs smoothly, and the site is beautiful, everything is easier!

Mayacama Wedding

Natalie and Neal are so genuine, and were so much fun to work with!  Stephanie Beer of Convenant Coordinating teamed up with Paige Benjamin of Passiflora to set the mood and it was spectacularly beautiful.  I particularly loved the use of olive leaves in the table arrangements and the glowing lanterns dangling from the olive trees.  All very soft and romantic and suiting Nat & Neal to a “t”.  They couldn’t have been happier with how the whole day turned out, and I couldn’t be happier for a sweeter couple.

Tia

 

A simply perfect Inverness wedding

The misty rain only made everything more lovely for this intimate celebration at Manka’s Inverness Lodge.

Claire

  

With Lillie, Austin, and Gino in the Marin Headlands

Just one of those perfect days.

Claire

Jacuzzi Winery Wedding

Ella and Rick came all the way from Australia to marry at the beautiful Jacuzzi Winery.  It was my first time photographing there and it didn’t disappoint.  Everywhere you turn there is a lovely stone archway or a breathtaking view.  Truly a treat for a wedding photographer!

Tia

 

Event Planner: Denise Kramer

A Day of the Dead themed wedding at Vine Hill House

In January I like to take some time to look back at the weddings I photographed in the previous year. Over the next few months I’ll be putting up blog posts of some of my favorites. Each of these weddings stands out for me as a highlight of 2015, whether for the original decor, the spirit of the day, or the obvious joy of the couple.

First up is Tara and Cliff’s Day of the Dead-themed wedding, shot on Halloween at the always lovely Vine Hill House in Sebastopol.

Enjoy!

Claire  

 
***A special thank you to the talented Rob Snavely who photographed with me at this wedding.

Sonoma Weddings Magazine

We are absolutely thrilled to have four of our weddings featured in the current issue of Sonoma Weddings Magazine. What a great way to wind up a fantastic season!

Tia & Claire