As many of you know, we split our weddings mainly between Sacramento and Sonoma County, so when our last couple asked us if we had any recommendations around Sonoma County, you know we of course told them that Healdsburg (my home town) would be a great spot for a shoot!
We walked around for a minute and asked what they were in the mood for... a drink, some wine, go to a little bistro and grab a snack? And to our surprise Mitch said "anything with Whiskey" and we knew just the place, Dukes Spirited Cocktails!
We sat down and had a drink and got to know each other a little bit and learned more about their story while enjoying the swanky atmosphere in Dukes. After a few minutes we were able to snag the front of the bar and get some awesome shots of them from the outside having fun and enjoying each others company in the picturesque downtown.
Taking a little stroll was easy for these two, our groom was a total goofball and was making Sarah laugh the entire time. While some people might feel uncomfortable or try to only capture the non goofy moments, we knew to embrace them!
Umm... like this one below, one of my favorites, love that open bar, open window, almost kiss and pure happiness!
After our stroll around downtown we headed out to a nearby vineyard and got some more great shots of these two hanging out in the lush green foliage! I especially love the shot below because as you all know we tend to ask our couples for a quick dip... this was a little bit of a fight but they finally put their fear aside and agreed, which resulted in this beauty!
As you can tell these two are nothing short of adorable together and you can see the happiness exploding between them, love it!! This is another reason why we always recommend an engagement session, whats not to love about seeing this connection over and over again!?
We are counting down the days until their beach ceremony out in Carmel, and just enjoying these fun shots of this dynamic duo in the meantime!
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