It had been many months since we had taken Andrew and Nicole’s engagement pictures and we were excited to see them on their most special day! We arrived early to the hotel rooms where they were getting ready. Jessi got busy taking photos of Nicole’s gorgeous details – Initiations, rings, pearl necklace…
I headed off to take a few photos of Andrew. The guys were low-key, but I could tell Andrew was excited to see his bride!
Nicole had planned to get ready at David Girard Vineyards, so after make-up and hair was complete, everyone headed to the vineyards.
We were absolutely blown away by the wow-factor of Nicole’s stunning dress!
After Nicole had been zipped up by her maid of honor, Jessi took some time to photograph the girls swooning over Nicole and share some silly laughter.
When it was time for the first look, we set Andrew in place and summoned Nicole. As we stood back and let the moment unfold, we could tell how much these two loved each other. It was truly one of the most heartfelt first looks we’ve done—They were both overwhelmed with love for each other two embraced and didn’t let go for a long time! It was so sweet!
Following the first look we made sure to do some creative portraits prior to the ceremony. We spent a lot of our time in the beautiful light near the venue.
It was a beautiful ceremony with laughter, tears, and an exciting first kiss!
Following the ceremony we captured Andrew and Nicole’s friends and family in the beautiful ceremony location. Then we explored the property and captured a many beautiful photos in the vineyards and surrounding areas.
After creative pictures we headed to the reception for Andrew and Nicole’s grand announcement!
Andrew and Nicole opted to come out for sunset photos after dinner, and this was so perfect! We always recommend sunset sessions and you can see why!
We were able to capture some epic photos before the sun finally set. Andrew and Nicole spent the rest of the evening celebrating with family + friends.