Wine Country Wedding | Napa Valley Wedding Photographer

{Jennifer & Chris 03.19.11}

This was such a fun wedding – rain and all. If anyone was in wine country yesterday you know how rainy it was. We started in Napa Valley at La Residence before the ceremony and then headed to a church in Sonoma.  The rain poured down on us on through the day into the night where they celebrated at The Lodge at Sonoma. I love the added element the weather brought to these images. Jen and Chris were troopers and endured the rain and cold so we could get some fun shots before the ceremony.

After this couple booked me I was blown away by their kind hearts that became so apparent in every interaction we had. It was no surprise to find that they were ridiculously head over heals for each other.   This also made them the biggest group of cry babies I have ever shot  – which helped pave the way for some great images. From sisters, to brothers, moms & dads, and not to mention the couple…they all were crying all day. This was such big love fest I shed a few tears myself. I am truly honored to have been able to witness their marriage. Thank you guys! Here are some of my favorite shots from this wine country wedding.

This was when they saw each other for the first time. I love how her mom and his dad are so excited.

This was just the beginning of the water works.

“Singing in the rain”

Both dad’s crying, soooooo cute.

  • Eloise

    What joy is found in these photos!!!! And I love the creativity of inviting the rain to be part of the celebration rather than fighting it. What brilliance.

    This union certained rained love and blessings throughout!

    Eloise PollockReplyCancel

  • Robin

    What a perfect wedding and such a beautiful bride. The photos spill over with joy and happiness. “It isn’t raining rain you know it’s raining violets”—- or is it yelow mustard ! Anyhow, the wild flowers and the laughter and tears are so evident! Congratulations!!!!ReplyCancel

  • The Covec Family

    Rain, rain, all day and all nite, but it didn’t melt the wedding party. The Bride was beautiful and the groom dapper. It was a beautiful wedding in spite of the rain & the photo’s indicate the wedding party was playing & “Singing In The Rain!!!” Congratulations to the Bride and Groom!!ReplyCancel

  • What an absolute joy it was having the Hamaway/Vlasic families stay at our hotel for the wedding weekend. Every single member of your family as a guest at La Residence was a joy to meet and get to know. Blessings to Chris and Jennifer, we will truly miss the close contact that we have had with you over the last few months.ReplyCancel

  • Chris

    Brittany…. been in this business my whole life… worked with many wedding photographers… never thought my own would be the best there is… but that is what you are…. Jen and I cannot thank you enough….. Chris (Groom)ReplyCancel