Last week I spent the most wonderful vacation in Napa with my husband, for our 14th wedding anniversary.  I’ve been to Napa many times to photograph weddings, but had never visited just for fun.  I’m so glad we decided on Napa as our destination for this year’s anniversary trip.  It is one of the most beautiful spots in California, and with all the trees and mustard seed blooming this time of year, it was absolutely gorgeous!  The weather could not have been more perfect and we had such a fabulous time going on hikes, trying out the amazing restaurants Napa has to offer (I don’t think I’ve eaten such amazing food in my LIFE!!), and exploring the vineyards and downtown areas.  I feel like these little getaways with my sweetheart are not only fun, but absolutely essential for our marriage.  I always come home feeling refreshed and recharged.  Our marriage has been strengthened and I’m even more happy to be the best wife and mother I can be.  Highly recommend doing a yearly trip (at the least!) with your spouse.  Anyway, on to some favorite pictures…

The lovely flowers growing among all the vineyards…Napa Valley Wedding PhotographerBistro Jeany, where I had the most wonderful Creme Brulee EVER!  The tomato soup was also quite tasty!Bistro Jeanty French restaurant Napa Valley
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Flowers and lovely green hills EVERYWHERE!
Napa Valley Wedding PhotographerCastillo De Amoroso has been on my wish list for quite some time… I’ve seen so many pictures of this darling little castle/winery and was excited to have the chance to check it out.  Would LOVE to go back for an engagement session some time!Castillo De Amoroso WineryCastillo De Amoroso WineryLast but not least, our view from the last day.  Taken at Auberge Du Soleil where we had a delicious lunch!  It was so peaceful and beautiful up on the hillside… I’d love to visit again!Auberge Du Soleil Wedding Photographer

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Had to share this sweet Mom & Daughter shoot I did a little while ago, taken at the darling Gibson Ranch.  Pictures of a parent with their child hold a special place in my heart and chances are, if you hire me to do family pictures for you, I will ask you to be in front of the camera with each of your children.  These are the pictures your kids will cherish when they’re older!  Gibson Ranch Family Portraits Mom daughter photographyGibson Ranch Family Portraits Mom daughter photographyGibson Ranch Family Portraits Mom daughter photographyGibson Ranch Family Portraits Mom daughter photographyGibson Ranch Family Portraits Mom daughter photographyGibson Ranch Family Portraits Mom daughter photographyGibson Ranch Family Portraits Mom daughter photography

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Catching up on some photo shoots I did last year and I was surprised to realize that I had never shared this engagement session on my blog!  It was one of my favorites from last year, taken during the heat of the summer.  I think it was over 100 degrees that day!  Brooke and Mike were so adorable together and definitely did a good job not showing how mega hot it was.  We did this session in Lincoln, which has some awesome locations, including a fun little stream… perfect for a warm day!Coyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographerCoyote Pond Park Lincoln engagement session Sacramento wedding photographer

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