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Natural Wedding Portraits for the shy… ~San Francisco Wedding Photographer~

Natalie and Matt got married just a week ago at Madrona Manor in Healdsburg.  It was intimate, fun and beautiful.  Natalie is a beautiful woman and like many people she gets completely uncomfortable in front of a camera.   I know the feeling and understand this well.   I hate it myself and I know the best thing I can do is make you feel comfortable.  If you don’t I won’t get the photos you want.  So maybe we chat a bit, have a glass of champagne or I tell you to just stand there while I “change something”.  Well, all this gets you to just forget your picture being taken and you just relax for your wedding portraits.  In the series below I had Natalie just pick up her train and walk and twirl.   When she was with Matt she was just immediately relaxed of course!  The sun was setting and we had just minutes to get these shots but the soft light and the love between them was perfect.

Welcome to Arista!! ~Napa Wedding Photographer~

So I’ve been absolutley blessed with the honor of working with the McWilliams family at Arista Winery.  They have put together a team of vendors to provide a full service venue from food and music to decor, transportation and of course photography!  The people they have pulled together are truly wonderful and I look forward to this venture with them!  We had an event last week to bring together other vendors and event planners to see this beautiful new venue and it was a great success.  The venue is just amazing with so many options and breathtaking views everywhere you look.  So cheers to Arista!! A fun time was had by all. Enjoy a few shots of the night, I have tons more if you are interested in the venue so please feel free to contact me. Be sure to check out the site at www.aristawinery.com!