A couple nuzzle as the sunlight streams through the girl's hair while she bring her fiance closer to her. Napa Engagement Photographers

 Rachel and Jeremy are getting married this month (January) in a small ceremony at the Swedenbourgian Church in San Francisco, so to change things up a little we decided to do their engagement session here in Napa Valley (Yountville to be technical) where the weather is literally the opposite. (Well, not as I type…its a downpour for the last month it seems.)

I scouted this spot earlier in the week and I actually took our own family photos here myself I loved it so much. (You might see a different location mixed in here and that’s because we also stopped by beautiful patch of eucalyptus trees shading the bright overhead sun – they aren’t pictured but I love their peeling bark mixed with the smell. I’m telling you, California trees. Who knew that something as boring as trees could actually be so beautiful in the right context?) I digress – The country road has the kind of sweeping trees that remind you of a Savanah, Georgia’s spring day. (Another spot I keep putting out to the world I want to shoot…ahem…anyone?) And then the field had one gorgeous tree that I knew if we timed right, the sun would hit it, diffuse the light perfectly and give me the look that I wanted.

Effortless. Sweet. Chic.

Napa Valley tree with the sun setting in the background through the branches
Couple walking arm and arm down a country road in Napa
Sun kissed couple cuddling with the sun glowing behind
Couple in field cuddling with the man kissing the woman's cheek
Hands loosely holding in the sunset and showing a sapphire engagement ring
Smiling girl gets a kiss of the forehead from her fiancé while the sun sets
Couple holding hands in front of a tree while the sun sets
Couple holding hands in front of a tree while the sun sets and the girl tucks her hair behind her ear
Couple exchanging a kiss in a sunlit field in Napa
Couple walk away together down a road with their arms around each other's waist.
Couple standing together in a country road while the young lady smiles back at the camera

Rachel is an editor for Where San Francisco and I believe if I’m not mistaken was an editor for Brides Magazine California for Northern California – so you can imagine she might know a thing or two about weddings. Well, maybe not about being a bride so much but about the visual components to a wedding…a fact in which I love! Both reside in the City (what Bay Area people call San Francisco) and have impeccable hair and style. As you see. I look forward to another wedding with one of my favorite planners (ever!), Jenna Lam.

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Meet Amanda

Downright Dirty | Sophisticated

Based in Napa, California, Amanda has been photographing some of the worlds more beautiful weddings around the world for the last 12 years. Trusted by top industry peers and house hold names, you can see her work featured in Martha Stewart Magazine, the front page of Style Me Pretty (16 times), Once Wed, Confetti Magazine, Brides, and Vogue Italia. Intimate celebrations and grand affairs alike, Amanda documents in her signature effortlessly chic and sophisticated world view. 

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