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Every year I look forward to expanding my education by attending either a photography workshop or convention like WPPI. This year I decided to go outside of my “digital box” and embrace film at one of Jose Villa‘s workshops near his home in the Santa Ynez Valley. He usually conducts only 2 workshops a year, and this one sold out in 30 minutes. I was extremely fortunate to sign up on time. Jose Villa is strictly a natural light wedding photographer who is known for his organic style and use of film. Needless to say, I learned a lot! It was an amazing experience to collaborate with such talented professionals. My understanding of photography and the way I view the world from behind the lens has expanded considerably. Stay tuned for more amazing images to follow…

The day was blanketed in a misty shade of grey and the rain threatened to make an appearance. Eventually the sun decided to play peek-a-boo behind the massive amount of clouds, as we all held are breathe and kept our hopes high in honor of celebrating Noah and Leigh without a drop of rain. This endearing wedding had a total of 40 friends and family in attendance, flown in from all over to commemorate their destination wedding in the stunning Napa Valley. It was perfect, and utterly sweet. I have never captured such a small wedding before, and I am in love beyond words. Noah and Leigh chose the Viansa Winery for this private and intimate event to take place, and it was the perfect venue to attend to their needs. I love working with Viansa, their team is astounding. *Next week, Noah and Leigh will be holding their large reception in their Texas hometown to celebrate with friends and family that couldn’t make it to their destination wedding. The traditional shot below will be framed and featured as their 400 guests arrive to honor Mr. and Mrs. Ingegneris.

Chad and Vanessa celebrated their wedding day just about a week ago at the rustic Old Sugar Mill located in Clarksburg, CA. This venue is unbelievably vintage, old, and pretty much falling apart at the seams. There were so many different textures for a photographer to simply fall in love with (as you can tell from the awesome wall featured behind them in this image.) I cannot wait to share more of the stunning images from their wedding. This is simply just a taste… I have some shots of Vanessa alone that are going to put chills down your spine.