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Napa Baby Photography – 12 Months, the freedom

At twelve months, your baby has definitely become his/her own person. There is no question if you have a shy baby, an outgoing baby, or Daddy’s little girl. Babies at this age are just plain yummy. They observe the world through fresh eyes, experiencing everything for the first time –first piece of chocolate birthday cake, first ride on a steam train, first few words spoken, and of course, they are beginning to attempt those amazing first steps. We will witness the wonder of their movements and lightness of being together, and capture them on film forever!

In this photography session, we will take the show out of doors, in the fields just outside our Napa Valley studio, so be sure to bring a few outfit changes. There will be plenty of time to work on singular portraits, as well as photographs of you as a family, complete with parents and baby. With out fail, the smiles on the baby will be contagious. Everyone will have a terrific day.

Be sure to bring lots of props for your baby to play with. If there is a favorite toy, a shaker, or blanket bring them. If you have a marvelous hat or two, or even sunglasses — babies LOVE to play with sunglasses… bring them and we’ll have a blast.

Twelve months is an incredibly magical time in a baby’s life. We will capture it for you to treasure always.

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Wedding Photography at Vintner’s Golf Club


Julia and Kevin’s wedding at Vintner’s Golf Club in Yountville was so much fun, I just had to write about it and share the photographs.  The couple now lives in Flat Rock, Michigan, but they both grew up in the Bay Area.  She wanted to have the wedding back at home so she could share her gorgeous Napa Valley Wine Country with her friends and new family.  There is no better place for a wedding, and no better place to celebrate. It was a fantastic day for everyone, and a photographer’s dream.


Julia dressed at Vintage Inn, in Yountville where we were able to take some beautiful photographs of the bride.  As Julia walked towards the street for her limousine to the golf club, her mother surprised her with a stunning, old-fashioned horse and buggy for her ride to the ceremony location.  She was thrilled, and the pictures really speak for themselves.  Ultimately, some of the best photographs from the wedding are with the horse and buggy.  It was such a marvelous touch!


The groomsmen were absolutely hilarious, and their camaraderie was palpable.  Clearly, they are a very tightly-knit group.  I was able to capture their zest for life when they revealed their matching argyle socks—and they jumped “Toyota-style” for their group photo.  Needless to say, everyone was sporting a huge smile throughout the entire day.

This was a extraordinairy Wine Country Wedding.  Thanks for allowing me to photograph the beginning of your life together, Julia and Kevin.  Your marriage is sure to be filled with laughter and love, and ultimately, that’s all matters!

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