Michelle and Adam’s Castle Proposal and Engagement {Napa Castello Di Amorosa Photographer}

Adam and Michelle met in 2011. They crossed paths in a bar in Texas and started dating seriously a year later. Fast forward three years and Adam knew it was the right time to pop the question to his soulmate in Napa on a life changing spring break vacation.

Michelle is such a sweet soul. She is patient, kind, and laughs like no one is watching. She also teaches kindergarten (and as a mom with a kindergarten age son, I am in awe of her!) After meeting her I knew instantly why Adam wanted to make this day absolutely perfect.

Adam planned the perfect proposal for months. He spent time and energy tricking Michelle into believing he was not going to ask her to marry him. It was an incredible honor to be there to photograph this special moment in their lives. It is cliche, but it was a day I won’t forget.

After Michelle accepted Adam’s proposal, we wandered the grounds at the gorgeous Napa Castle. They sipped wine while we reminisced about the awesome way Adam proposed and how honestly surprised Michelle was. We bonded over our love of wine and hunting and Texas. These two are such fun people, I had such a great afternoon with them it was hard to leave. They had adventures planned in California, to thoroughly enjoy their trip and relish in the joy of being newly engaged.

I wish this adorable couple all the best in their future together!

The images from the proposal were completely unposed, unplanned, and just happened. Through misty eyes I took image after image of these two kids, crazy in love and wrapped up in a world I was only able to view from the outside behind my camera lens.

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After they had some time alone, I grabbed them for the “engagement” part of the day! I have to say, I really love shooting fresh-with-a-ring engaged couples!

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Truckee Family {Lake Tahoe Donner Photographer}

Rain and a super cool family. I can’t even. It was fall, beautiful, green, and perfectly Truckee when my family and I drove up to meet Joe and Rebecca and their daughters. My husband and I have known Joe for many, many years. They were best friends, spending their weekends trekking to Tahoe to ski, causing shenanigans, and enjoying boy humor. I was so honored to spend some time photographing them and I am excited to finally share these images!

Love this family so much! They live in San Diego and they come up north to visit their family and spend time in the mountains. We love that we were able to connect and spend some time sipping Moscow Mules and talking. For hours! Until the next time!

If you are interested in starting a business with Rodan and Fields, you must contact Rebecca. She is on fire and I am so inspired by her success with self employment. She is a power house, my friends! Gorgeous to boot. And she is one of the absolute sweetest people I have had the pleasure of knowing!

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