{Summer Celebration } Napa Valley Event Photography


Warm summer evenings…it’s nights like these that event planners dream of creating for their clients. Traci of Napa Valley Celebrations created an unforgettable night for her clients and their guests and I’m so happy to share some of the details & decor!  10 12 11 9 8 13 3 1 2 4 5 6 14 7

Thank you to the following fabulous vendors to create this amazing event for the birthday girl!

Traci Steuteville | Napa Valley Celebrations

Elaine Bell Catering
Kathy Hoffman Flowers ~ 
La Tavola Linens
Wine Country Party
Blue Print Studios
Jeff Mills ~ Twilight Design
North Bay Portables
Brian Wachhorst – SF Music Agency – Band: Cheeseballs
Flying Camera Photobooth

February 3, 2015

{ All White Surprise Party } Events | St. Helena

What do you get when you have amazing friends with style & flair…an all-white surprise party complete with a stylized photo shoot with all of your best friends as models. This event had all the best Napa Valley has to offer on a beautiful late summer evening. The birthday girl was beyond amazed!

Huge Kudos to Robb Smith | Laurels Events for the dream and for all of Kirsten’s friends for making it happen!


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As soon as they knew she was out of her house, the re-design took effect. In 10 minutes flat!61

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January 23, 2015

{ Tess + Mike } Brix . Napa Valley

Lisa McAdams of Boutique Events created a perfect Napa Valley wedding for this adorable couple! Surrounded by friendship, love and all of the gorgeousness that Napa Valley has to offer…this couple enjoyed a beautiful day!

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Lisa McAdams | Boutique Events
Brix | Venue
Creative lighting
Valley Floral | Florals
Krista Strader | Harpist
AMS entertainment | DJ
Cake-Sweet on Cake | Cake
Makeup/hair |Julie Morgan
Videography | Thomas Hughes
November 13, 2014

{Fall Family Portaits | Lifestyle Shoot}


There’s something so magical about documenting moments likes these in someone’s life. I feel so fortunate. These two kept me smiling and laughing the whole shoot. What treasures!



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October 14, 2014

{Michelle + Dave} St. Helena Catholic Church, Merryvale Winery, Culinary Institute of America | Wedding Photography


Michelle & Dave set the bar high – a gorgeous wedding, unmatched kindness and a love that made us all smile throughout the day! Enjoy…I promise you’ll smile too! Oh…and that cake…!! Amazing! Untitled M+D1M+D19M+D13 M+D15 M+D18m+_d134 123 Untdfg itled sdfM+D19untitled M+D10Untsdf asdfitledUntitledM+D7Untiasdf tledM+D6  M+D16

Amazing weddings like this come together because of professionals like these:

Chaz Crozier | Cole Drake Events

Hair & Makeup: Heather Romero | The Powder Room

Ceremony: St. Helena Catholic Church

Wine & Cheese Reception: Merryvale Winery

Reception/ Catering: Culinary Institute

Transportation: Pure Luxury Transportation

Florals: Fleurs De France

Enterainment: Wine Country Entertainment

September 14, 2014

{ Carmen + Scott } Wedding Weekend . Napa Valley

This couple is amazing… The amount of love, generosity and authenticity that I witnessed during their awesome three-day affair was beyond!cs16

Their weekend began with a welcome dinner at Travigne followed by a rehearsal dinner at Sullivan Winery and was wrapped up with a gorgeous Calistoga Ranch Wedding! With design and coordination by Sarah of Cole Drake Events… perfection!

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Special thank you to these amazing professionals:

Coordinator: Sarah Drake | Cole Drake Events

Welcome Bags: Favor

Welcome Dinner: Travigne

Rehearsal Dinner: Sullivan Winery

Rehearsal  Catering: Oak Avenue Catering

Catering: Calistoga Ranch

Florals: Jessica Switala | Fleurs de France

Music: Wine Country Entertainment

Officiant: Father Harmuth

Makeup/ Hair: Jennifer Smallwood | It’s a Date


September 4, 2014

{Tracy & Matt} Calistoga Ranch Wedding Photography

You may remember this gorgeous couple from their gorgeous engagement shoot !

Tracy and Matt were beyond a joy to work with and their friends and family were incredible! It’s weddings like this that remind me why I love what I do! Enjoy!

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Brian Ripps joined the couple from New York and added such an incredible positive energy to the wedding weekend! The following professionals helped to make this weekend such a success:

Coordinator: Sarah Drake | Cole Drake Events

Rehearsal Dinner: Sullivan Winery

Rehearsal  Catering: TravigneVenue\ Catering: Calistoga Ranch

Florals: Jessica Switala | Fleurs de France

Cake: Sweetie Pies

Music: Synchonicity Strings Quarter (Wine Country Entertainment) / LiveWire Dance Band

Brian Ripps

Officiant: Jen-Michael Heller

Rentals / Linens: Hartmann Studios / Classic

Makeup/ Hair: Jocelyn Gomez



August 19, 2014