Rachael+Michael in Napa Valley
Where to begin? From the first messages back and forth to our first skype meeting…to the engagement shoot in Montreal. Then finally to Napa Valley last month. It all seemed to flow like a dream. I never quite believed it was really happening. I guess that’s why the photos took on a dream like quality.
I have to thank the Pez Girls for letting me stay with them at an incredible farm house in St. Helena. I slept on a bed that was on the porch. The best 3 nights of sleep I’ve had all year. The third photo of this post was taken on the morning of the wedding…while still in my bed. I also have to give a huge thanks to Denisa, the maid of honour. Without her, I would not have taken some of my best shots of the day. Finally, thanks to Rachael and Michael for giving me the opportunity to shoot this incredible wedding. Thanks to all of the friends and family who treated me like one of their own! I hope you enjoy the photos.
You are all in my heart.
ps. Towards the end of the day Rachael literally collapsed on the pavement…haha. The D.I.Y. wedding tuckered her out. I love the photos of that moment. The last photos are of Rachael and Michael dancing to La Vie on Rose. Another spectacular moment in a weekend filled with equally stunning and touching moments.
Rachael’s Dress: Lisa VanHattem custom gowns (Toronto)
Michael’s suit: R Douglas Custom Clothier (Sacramento)
Bridesmaids Dresses: J Crew
Flowers: Centerpiece Floral & Home (St Helena)