Wednesday, November 7, 2012

D & Z's Backyard Wedding - Sonoma, CA

This year, I have been exceptionally lucky as a wedding photographer.  I've been invited to second shoot with a wide variety of photographers from the area which has also allowed me to travel to areas I hadn't been before to work.  This wedding was no exception to that.  I was invited along to Sonoma with Kirsten Tamme of Kirsten Julia Photography a few months ago for an intimate backyard wedding.  We started off the day at separate locations, Kirsten with the girls while I started with the fellas at Sonoma Hotel.  The entire day was easy going, and the bride and groom could not have been more enjoyable to work with!
Once the guys were ready, I headed through town to the ceremony was going to be held and met up with Kirsten to continue photographing the girls as they finished up getting ready
The couple had a little moment together before the ceremony, but weren't tempted one bit to sneak a peek at each other.
The flower girls were SO CUTE. They did excellent on their "practice walk" down the aisle.
The guests began to arrive, and then it was time to get these two married!
The reception was held right around the corner of the house in the spacious backyard. Seriously such an amazing venue that was hosted by the groom's uncle.
The couple was told they wouldn't need a tent, because it NEVER rains in Sonoma in August. A few sprinkles came down just enough and made everyone run for cover while it passed through. Once it passed through, it was on to the dances where you could really see the love and excitement shine through the newlyweds.
I had a fantastic time working with Kirsten with this couple, and I couldn't thank her more for inviting me to come along with her. The day was spectacular, and a fantastic bride and groom made it even better!


  1. classy and beautiful with so many smiles throughout! great work capturing this wedding!

  2. The little girls are just darling, and what a lovely couple! I love that they held hands through the doorway without seeing each other before the ceremony. Wonderful pictures!