I’ll be honest. This napa valley engagement photoshoot with Shawn and Vlada will forever be one of my favorites! Not only are Shawn and Vlada ridiculously beautiful (inside and out), the entire experience was one for the books.
To start, Julia from Dogwood Florals created two of the most beautiful bouquets I have ever seen. Not only were they absolutely STUNNING, they smelled so good! These pictures truly do not do the florals justice – they were just so beautiful!
Vlada, Shawn and I drove up to Napa Valley from Marin County (me from Livermore) to meet Julia on her vineyard, Beckstoffer Vineyards, where she warmly welcomed us on her property to take photos. We wandered through the vineyards as the sunset and shot until it was completely dark out. We also made a friend with a horse on the property, who seemed amused by the company.
Julia truly made our day, and the result was engagement photos I hope Shawn and Vlada love.
Shawn and Vlada are getting married in 2019 at Cline Cellars, so it was only natural we find a vineyard to do their engagement photos. They both live near wine country and spend much of their time exploring the fruits of the valley. They actually got engaged at Cline Cellars, but I’ll save that story for their wedding blog!
Shooting in a vineyard is always high on my list, and I most definitely encourage a little wine from the vineyard (especially sparkling) to kick off / end the session. Engagement photos are worth celebrating, so a little bubbly before we start shooting can only make things more fun 😉
Take a look at these photos and see why this shoot will forever be a special one. Thank you to Julia for opening up to us for this Napa Valley engagement photoshoot, and for the florals of dreams!
September 12, 2018