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I love my job.  I say this a lot, but at the end of the day, my job was watching and photographing two people love each other.  Who gets to do this?  Well, wedding vendors and probably a few other professions I can’t think of right now :)  While my feet may hurt at the end of the day, my muscles are a bit tired the next day, and countless hours on the computer finishing everything, I still think I have the best job ever that leaves my heart happy :)

Having the privilege of working with Jamie and Evan was just the icing on the cake.  I really just love them.  I watched them laugh and I laughed.  I watched them through the emotions of the day and I smiled.  I watched them just being themselves and I loved it.  Both Jamie and Evan are so full of life.  They are both so kind, of course adorable and just so dang fun!!!  And Jamie’s got just enough sass to make her my kind of girl 😉

I want to thank Jessica Peterson for coming along to help out, a perfect addition to such a fabulous day :)

I will start with Jamie’s lovely dress.  I am still dying over the added wedding belt!!!

Awesome robes!!!  Love them!

Such an incredibly beautiful bride!!!!

I know they were both very anxious to see each other on their wedding day :)  See the girls peeking around the corner to watch ?

photobomber 😉

bust it out boyyyyzzzzzz


A little tilt-shift lens fun :)

Three favorites coming right up!  I love Jamie’s eyes!!!

Little cuties!!!

Shooting at the Berg is always fun and one of my favorite things is seeing what a couple does with the magnet wall!!!!

Right after the ceremony, we went outside for a little sparkler fun!!!!  I loooovvvve sparkler fun :)

I am crazy about the mini pumpkin pies!!!!

Ok Miss Ashley, I am ready 😉  Your next!

I had the pleasure of traveling to Napa Valley/Sonoma to photograph Liz & Patrick’s wedding.  Of course I was excited to be able to photograph a wedding in such an awesome part of the country but I was even more excited because I had never been to that area or San Francisco!  I took my good friend Heather Morrow who is also a photographer, I knew she would be in photo heaven as well :)  The entire trip was such an adventure and we were excited to be able to share in and capture Liz and Patrick’s big adventure :) They had such wonderful friends and family there to celebrate with them, everyone was having such a fun time!  Liz and Patrick’s wedding day was spread out between 3 different wineries.  Their weding day started off getting ready at the Silverado Resort in Napa, and then everyone was off to Jacuzzi Family Vineyard for the ceremony.  They had their dinner and cake cutting at Gloria Ferrer and their first dance on the hill top of Kunde!   And if all of that wasn’t spectacular enough, we had a day after session in Muir Woods!  I am going to blog the Muir Woods photos separately :)  Just too much awesomeness for one post :)

I will tell the story throughout this post with the photos :)  But I do have to say that out of all of the great scenic areas and overall fantasticalness that I photographed that weekend, I think my very favorite photo of the weekend is one that happened during the ceremony.  It was a real moment and you can feel something when you look at it.  I am glad I was there to witness such a moment and even happier to give Liz and Patrick this moment frozen in time :)  Thank you for trusting me to photograph your happily ever after :)

A little night shot from the cable car ride that Heather and I took in San Fransisco!  Super fun!!!

On our way to Napa, we stopped in Sausalito for lunch and this was our view.  I highly recommend this little french restaurant we happened upon, Le Garage Bistro!

Then we headed for Napa to the Silverado Resort where everyone was staying!  Liz invited us to the welcome party friday night so of course I brought my camera :)

This is the sky from the night before their wedding.  What a beautiful night sky to enjoy a glass of wine under!

Then we started bright and early the next morning with hair and make up and mimosas!!!!

This is a fun example of why it is awesome to have two photographers, while I was shooting this first shot, Heather was shooting the second!  Both I love!!!  So stunning Liz!!!

There were quite a few moments at Jacuzzi before the ceremony that Liz’s mom and all her girls had some happy tears shedding.  I love this moment when Liz is giving her mom the “don’t make me cry” sign, haha!

Handsome groom!!!

The next two photos are my favorites :)  I love the smile Patrick is giving Liz when she  giggles.

I think this is my ultimate favorite.  Nothing looks better on a man than the look of love for his girl in his eyes.  Sappy, I know, but true :)

I also love Patrick’s mom and dad looking at each other with such happiness.

look mom, no hands!

This is another set of my favorites!  first one, from Heather, second from me :)

I love this and it was all Liz’s idea :)  They are holding a photo of their parents on their wedding day!

The next set of photos is from Kunde winery in which we took buses up to the top of the hillside for a tasting and a beautiful view of the valley!!

not a bad place to have your first dance as a married couple 😉

I got this shot out the window of the bus on the way back to the first vineyard and couldn’t resist posting :)  The locals have a name for this mountain, can you guess?

And at the end of photos back at Silverado Resort, Liz and Patrick were awesome enough to take a few wide angle crazy face photos.  These are always sooooo funny!

Congratulations!!!!!!!  Look for Muir Woods photos to hit the blog next!!  It was such an amazing adventure!!!!!!

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