Napa Valley Ranch Style Wedding | Weddings by Scott and Dan

Jackie & Scott didn’t just want to have a beautiful wedding, they wanted to have a FUN wedding. A celebration that brought all their fun-loving friends and family together to make the first day of their married lives together the BEST DAY EVER. I think they’d both say it was a GREAT SUCCESS.  We looked forward to this wedding all year. We had already met most of the family members on Jackie’s side when we photographed her brother and sister-in-law’s wedding a couple of years ago, so it was fun knowing ahead of time that this wedding would be filled with REALLY GREAT people. The ceremony was out on the lawn at Las Posadas Ranch and Vineyards, in the golden fall sunshine.Perfect weather, vineyards surrounding the property….. it was perfect. TAKE ME BACK.  To make things even sweeter, Jackie and Scott have 3 children and have blended together to make a beautiful family. Being a mother within a blended family myself, the emotions ran high for me. It brought me back to the day Scott & I married, 16 years ago, and our children became siblings. I cherish the moment we all hugged at the end of the ceremony, it’s a moment I won’t forget, and seeing their family have that same moment was something special to me, personally. Jackie & Scott have made something special together. We admired their obvious love for one another all day long. I’m pretty sure the road to this true love hasn’t been the easiest to travel, but I’d bet my bottom dollar they’d say it’s been more than worth it.

After a beautiful dinner and toasting the bride and groom on the lawn, the party headed inside for some dancing, made extra fun by the Cripple Creek Band. There was a lot of laughing and loving and a few happy tears were shed. No one would be exaggerating to say it was the PERFECT wedding day.

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Sacramento City Engagement session at Sutra Baths

I fell in love literally with Doug and Lauren the first time we chatted via Face Time!  It was so fun to watch them interact and show such affection with one anpther even if we were chatting over the phone.   They both love San Francisco and all it has to offer.  They have had some great memories made in this amazing City, so it is a perfect spot for their engagement session.   Because Doug and Lauren LOVE adventure and their dog Barto we all ventured out to this amazing spot in S.F. called the Sutra Baths which was a large, privately owned public saltwater swimming pool complex in the Lands End.  It is amazing and of course always a busy photo spot for lots of other photographers.  We had to share this space with many others but it was still amazing.

The weather was perfect, cool & crisp but the sun was shining.  We thought the rain was going to come in but it held out and we had some amazing sun, wind and a pretty sunset!

We met up in the parking lot and walked over to Lands End, then we headed back to Sutra and walked down and explored and even went into the cave and listened to the waves crash.  We lastly headed up the hill just in time to catch a few minutes of the sunset and enjoyed laughing while we tried to capture some photos in between the crazy windy gusts and Barto pulling on the leash.  It was so amazing!  I am so grateful to have met these two and I can’t wait for their wedding this Fall at Saluti Winery, CA.

Barto, I LOVE you so much!  Your the best Aussie Doggo I know besides our own mini Aussie Toby of course.