First wedding of 2017

First wedding of 2017 woohoo!

I am so fortunate that I get to shoot in Napa Valley. The weather was beyond beautiful. Sunny with a little bit of a breeze, not a drop of rain in the sky, which I was nervous about since there’s always a possibility in March. Seriously, can’t ever beat that California sunshine.

Everything was awesome, from the beautiful church ceremony at St. John’s the Baptist Catholic Church, their handsome dog Aldo in his tux, and the groom getting on the mic and singing with the band at the end of the night. Couldn’t have asked for a more awesome couple!

The reception was held at Carneros Brewing Company. The groom’s family owns and works at the brewery, how stinkin’ cool is that? I definitely enjoyed a beer…or two, after I was off the clock of course!

After every wedding I do, I try to reflect on something new I have learned. One, mention to the couple to hold their kiss for at least 3 seconds. Two, make sure there is a space in front of the couple when exchanging the rings in a Catholic ceremony. And three, I should really take Spanish. Why did I decide to learn French in high school again?

Makeup by the awesome Deanna Vasquez (@deannavasquezmua), Gorgeous updo hairstyle by the bride herself, Dress from Alexia’s Bridal in Raleigh, Mariachi Band was Mariachi Nuevo Continental De Sacramento, Cake by Cecilia Martinez-Gerber, bouquet and florals by Decoraciones Espinosa.

Shot with Canon 5d MarkIII, 24-70mm 2.8L, 70-200mm 2.8L, and 50mm 1.2L

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