Lyla Jane

Since moving into our new neighborhood, we have met the sweetest, most welcoming people. Jimmy, Chelsea and little miss Lyla Jane are no different. They even have a french bulldog, Jean Pierre, which is at the top of my list for best dog names I've heard. We wandered around one of the neighborhood parks and then back into their gorgeous home for the remainder of the shoot. Six months is such a fun age to capture interactions and their fascination with the world surrounding them. Thank you, Gibson family, for choosing me to document this special time in your lives. 

Cara & Mike - Carneros Resort & Spa Wedding in Napa, California

I am so excited to finally share Mike & Cara's wine country wedding! Mr. & Mrs. Leonardo said 'I do' on a beautiful September afternoon with the rolling hills of Napa Valley as their backdrop. Carneros Resort & Spa is located southwest of Napa with a quaint yet urban farmhouse feel. If you are visiting Northern California wine country, I highly recommend booking your stay here. 

M & C chose beautiful greenery and hues of purple to accent the stunning resort grounds. Their ceremony was held beneath the palm trees, overlooking Napa Valley. The bride's Carolina Herrera gown was an absolute show stopper. The day was filled with tears of joy, laughter and cheek aching smiles. These two soaked in every minute of their wedding weekend. 

Mr. & Mrs. Leonardo, getting to know the two of you has been an absolute joy. I wish you nothing but the best, and a lifetime of love and happiness. 

Team:
Photographer - Rachel Leigh Photography
Venue / Catering - Carneros Resort & Spa
Wedding Coordination - A Savvy Event
Floral Design - Poppy Stone
Hair & Makeup - The Makeup Dolls
Signage - Arrow Art Studio
Paper Goods - Union Street Papery
Band - Jay Siegan Presents Notorious 
Lighting - The Lux Productions
Bride's Dress - L'eliet Bridal
Ring - Trabert Goldsmiths
Videographer - Justin Fone Videography
Transportation - Napa Valley Tours & Transportation

Jacqui & Ben - Glen Ellen, CA Engagement Session

Jacqui & Ben met about 10 years ago while both living in LA. They both found themselves in the same friend group, but were living separate lives. They lost touch over the years but reconnected while Ben was up in San Francisco visiting a friend. Jacqui saw he was in town via Instagram, contacted him to hang out, and the rest is history. 

J & B both have very welcoming personalities We met in Glen Ellen with their dog, Baxter, to pop some champagne, snap a few photos and ended up grabbing a bite to eat post session. We chatted, ate one of the best burgers at a local dive bar and sipped on more wine while Jacqui became BFFs with a local who had mistaken her for a family friend. These two make everyone around them feel like family.