David and Lindsay are married {Garre Winery Wedding Photographer}

The Garre Winery is a gorgeous venue for weddings, with their Martinelli Event Center located in the rolling vineyards of Livermore California. David and Lindsay planned a beautiful, laughter filled wedding, complete with a reception with Lindsay behind the DJ booth, dancing in the courtyard, and a lot of smiles and happy tears. Lindsay arrived glowing, so calm and in the moment as she put her dress on, read sweet notes and opened gifts from her groom, and chatted with her bridesmaids. As Lindsay walked herself down the aisle, meeting her mother to give her away, she smiled brightly. No nerves showed no her gorgeous face as she looked directly into David’s eyes. This pair was made for each other and completely excited to be joined as husband and wife.

I had not met Lindsay and David before their big day, we communicated over e-mail, however she is a friend and co-worker of a past bride and groom and I knew that a friend of Stephanie’s would be a lovely client:)I did not assume wrong. David and Lindsay were both so gracious, adventurous, and kind throughout their wedding celebration. Their families and friends were incredible, everyone was laughing, dancing, and having a wonderful time.

I was so happy to photograph this couple after hearing David was a photographer himself. He smiled the entire day, completely enjoyed himself, as did Lindsay, and it showed in their images!



Venue: Garre Winery/Martinelli Event Center, Livermore California

Wedding Coordinator/Planner: Lindsay Besser at Garre Winery/Martinelli Event Center

Officiant: Matthew Doan

Videographer: Devin Dobson from Framed Famous Productions

DJ: Eric Miller

Florist: Valerie from A Loves In Bloom

Caterer: Garré Winery in Livermore California

Baker/Cake: Cake Delight in Livermore California

Wedding Dress: Casablanca

Tuxedos: Men’s Warehouse

Hairstylist: Stephanie Caporale at Tribez salon

Makeup Artist: Lauren Peter from Blushing Makeup Artistry

Krystal and Ricardo are engaged {Castello di Amorosa Winery Engagement Photographer}

Napa Valley is home to some incredible wineries, and Krystal and Ricardo fell in love with Castello di Amorosa for the location of their engagement photos! I absolutely adore the area and could not wait to use this gorgeous property for another session. When we decided on the date and time for our session, I was thrilled to know that scheduling at sunset would let Ricardo catch the 49er game on TV that day. As they drove up to St. Helena, they lost reception on the game! Scared for how the photo session would go, Krystal was excited to learn that the 49ers won their game (whew!) and Ricardo, while sad he missed the end of the game, was in a terrific mood for our session:)

While we wandered the grounds at the Castle and chatted about their drive and their wedding plans, I knew I was going to have a blast with them and am really looking forward to their wedding. They currently have a 400 person guest list! And it may grow larger…I love big families and cannot wait to see the joyous celebration these two are putting together.

Ricardo and Krystal are a fun loving, sweet, and silly pair. They laughed and loved on each other and even though football games were sacrificed, they really did have a terrific time together. Their engagement session was kind of like date night:)At the end of the evening I really do hope Ricardo took Krystal out somewhere fun for dinner. She looked incredible and needed to be seen in her beautiful dress!

Without further ado…please meet Krystal and Ricardo, a couple of awesome people having an awesome time together. I am really excited about photographing their wedding next spring. To the two of you- I hope wedding planning goes well and I will be seeing you in May!


September 11, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Krystal M - I am in absolute love with each and every one of these Anita!! You are so talented!!