Autumn and Joe, Hills Estate, Napa Valley

I shot this stunning Napa valley wedding alongside my friend Jodi, with Napa Valley Custom Events.  It’s SO fun to watch photographers I know and admire in action, to see how they work, and how we approach things in similar, and different, ways.  I’m always inspired when I work with other photographers!  And I never get over how fascinating it is that two photographers can approach the same exact scene, and will ultimately photograph it completely differently.   I’d never been to a Grgich Hills Estate wedding before, and my mind was blown.  It’s a simply gorgeous home, filled with beautiful & unique art and antiques from Europe, and all over the world; surrounded by the rolling vineyards and golden hills of the Silverado Trail area of Napa County.  Autumn & Joe’s wedding felt like the perfect, quintessential Napa summer wedding: brilliant sun, blue sky, bright flowers everywhere, a breathtaking view, a gorgeous wedding dress, and so much joy! My favorite parts of the day, besides exploring the art collection, and the sweet graciousness of the lovely bride, was the amazing, delicious fresh mozzarella that Tre Posti made on site!  Or maybe it was the sweet NFL player guest who picked the groom up…  or the stunning olive groves we got to shoot portraits in…  or the places you could see where the Tubbs Fire burned up the mountain, leaving behind a scene that looked like Mars (or Los Angeles) to me…    or the many flowers and beautiful greenery…   Everything was gorgeous!  

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