Napa Valley is no doubt is a one-of-a-kind location in northern California. Each and every time I get a chance to photograph a wedding there, I am truly excited. I know it will be my next best wedding. If I were getting married, I’d certainly seriously consider one of the beautiful wineries around Napa and Wine Country. Venues in Napa tend to be more expensive but I believe the atmosphere of these superb locations can’t be replicated anywhere else in California. Here are a few weddings that took place in the Napa and Sonoma Wine Country.
The advantages of getting married at one of the Napa’s wineries in terms of wedding photography and cinematography are obvious. For your photo sessions, there is absolutely no need to travel anywhere. This means, no wasted travel time, less transportation to arrange, and more fun with family and friends. Some wineries offer a space for you to get dressed. All this combined helps to have a stress-free wedding. Compared to weddings in San Francisco which usually requires traveling around the city for perfect photo locations, in Napa Valley, you have it all in the same place—your ceremony and photos were taken all around the winery property.
At almost every Wine Country winery I’ve photographed, there has been everything necessary for beautiful and successful wedding photography. There are old stone walls, lots of trees, big wooden doors, beautiful rolling hills and yes, the wines! Even a thirty-minute photo session handled by an experienced Napa wedding photographer can produce stunning images.
I’ve photographed weddings since 2002 and have visited almost every wedding venue across northern California. I’ve covered multiple destination weddings and was involved in multicultural, multi-day celebrations. The Wine Country has been and will be one of my favorite places to work, no matter how large or small the wedding.
So if you’re planning a Wine Country wedding, you have my word that if you plan well and hire a great photographer, you’ll have and spectacular wedding unforgettable images of your wedding.
IQphoto is a professional wedding photography studio based in San Francisco. Joseph Kohn has won multiple awards by WPJA, AGWPJA, ISPWP. In 2010, Joseph Kohn won the top place in 2010 Best of Wedding Photography contest held by SFGate. His work is published in many national and international publications around the world.