Damon + Alex Wedding / St Helena, CA
Location: The Harvest Inn
Florist: J Blooms Floral Design
Hair/Makeup: Shayna Azevedo
Oh man — I’ve got a lot of love for this wedding. Alex and Damon are Colorado natives and when planning their wedding they decided to do a smaller ceremony out in California in Napa Valley. Close friends and family traveled from all over the country to celebrate these two amazing people.
It didn’t take long for me to love their families. Both of their grandmothers met at the wedding and by the end of the night they wouldn’t let go of each other’s hands and danced their hearts out on the dance floor. Damon’s aunts were lively and funny and most of the time it was hard to tell them all apart. Alex clearly had such a special bond with her dad as her first look with him as well as the father daughter dance were two of the most emotional parts of the day. This wedding is exactly why I love shooting weddings — it’s so fun to experience all the little things that make a family and couple special and to try and capture those little moments that mean the most to them. Posed, smiling images are great and super important to get at a wedding (which don’t worry — I get plenty) — but I’ll take a photo of your two grandmas holding hands over something posed any day.
The Harvest Inn was the perfect venue for their intimate wedding and they lucked out with perfect spring weather. This is a wedding that will always be so special to me for so many reasons.