It was a stunningly beautiful day to photograph Joshua and Brittnie’s wedding at the Eagle Castle Winery in Paso Robles. Both the couple and the venue were amazing! Let me preface this blog posting by saying – yes I know there are way too many photos. However, I just couldn’t help myself with the cornucopia of images that I had from the whole wedding day. Please forgive me! The fact is that short blog postings and short wedding days make for easier work. However, for me, covering and displaying the whole wedding day is part of the passion that drives me as a wedding photographer.
Flowers were done by Jenny McNiece Flowers. Jenny is one the nicest and best florists in the wedding business. Her arrangements are classy and stunningly beautiful. She’s truly gifted and the Central Coast is fortunate to have her as a wedding vendor!
The day began at the La Bellasera Hotel and Suites in Paso Robles. The fact that all my wedding collections come with unlimited hours allows me to arrive nice and early, which in turn provides me the opportunity to not only get pictures of the detail shots (rings, dress, shoes, etc.) but also the the “getting ready” part of the day. Sometime this is at a salon, other times it is at the hotel, as in this case. It’s always a lot of fun and helps me get acquainted with everyone. By the time the wedding starts if feels like I’m amongst family and friends.
Every wedding I look for something unique to use as a background or prop for the wedding rings. Brittnie had pointed out that we had access to strawberries and broccoli and that one was a favorite of hers and the other a favorite of Joshua. She liked the idea of using them in the shot – so I was more than happy to incorporate them.
The Eagle Castle Winery in Paso Robles is one of the most unique wedding venues on the Central Coast. I think it is easy to see why.
Wedding Coordination was done by Roxan Kragten with Paso Weddings. Her and her staff did a great job making the day go as smooth as possible.
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One of my favorite aspects to every wedding are the children that are usually present and such a joy to photograph in candid moments. Their expressions are so endearing, unique and breath taking. Simply put, I believe when we look into the face of a child we see a special and more clear reflection of the character and beauty of God.
After the wedding ceremony Joshua and Brittnie made the time to sneak off into the vineyard for some couple shots. This required not only making the time to do so (which is never easy with most wedding timelines) but also required Brittnie to be brave a little bit of dirt, rock and weeds with her dress. I think she’ll be glad she did so every time she looks at the pictures we were able to get from the time.
The grand entrance and dinner began inside the Castle.
Once dinner and toasts were finished we headed outside for dancing and fun!
Did I mention kids can be mischievous too!! Don’t worry this little guy did no drinking!
After a long hard day of work this little guy finally came tumbling down. In the mean time this baby decided to give me the expression of a lifetime! I think he was saying “man that wedding cake was great!”
The day went by in a flash and no one wanted the party to end. But at some point every party has to come to an end. The day was a great success and I’m continually amazed that I get to be part of days that have so much joy, happiness and beauty to them.
Thanks so much Joshua and Brittnie for allowing me the honor and privilege to be your wedding photographer. It was a lot of fun and I hope our paths again soon!