This incredible Napa wedding has all the makings of a delicious photo story: a gorgeous winery setting, rustic barns, the rolling hills of northern California, sumptuous wine, games + music, a lovely couple, tears and laughter, and a dance party to remember. We photographed with Christine + Ryan over an entire weekend in the heart of California wine country to tell the story of their vineyard wedding. The rehearsal dinner was at the amazing Goose + Gander and the wedding day ceremony and celebration was at the iconic Brasswood Estate + Vineyard. During one of our first meetings Christine told me that they wanted “natural, candid, and artistic storytelling” from their photographer. This was music to my ears: I love connecting with couples who know that they want their photos to be genuine, real, and photojournalistic (with a few creative portraits included, too).
Here are a collection of images from their story:
Photos by Drew + Emily.
Rehearsal Dinner – Goose and Gander
Wedding Venue – Brasswood Estate (Napa Wedding)
Hair + Makeup by Carrie Aldous
Flowers by Katie Spence (Petals)
Day of Coordinator – Boutique Events
Music – The Mixx
Catering – Tre Posti
The following jargon is mainly for the search engine robots. Read on, if you like. Drew is a San Francisco based International Photographer. Drew is also an Oakland Freelance Photographer and a San Francisco Freelance Photographer and a Bay area Freelance Photographer, a Bay Area conservation photographer, an Oakland freelance photojournalist and a San Francisco freelance photojournalist and a Bay Area event photographer and a Berkeley photographer; while he is based in the San Francisco Bay area, Drew regularly photographs for clients throughout all of California, including Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe, San Jose, Marin County, Santa Cruz, Eureka, Santa Rosa, Mendocino, Monterey, Sacramento, Santa Barbra, and Napa, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Nevada, all across the USA and everywhere on Earth. He specializes in creative storytelling and artistic photojournalism, environmental photojournalism, conservation photography, environmental justice photography, and stories about human-earth relationships including urban farming, agriculture, water use, climate change, ocean issues, energy issues, pollution, and natural resource economics. He also specializes in editorial photography and lifestyle photography, portraits and headshots, corporate event photography, non-profit event photography, and branding photography for corporations, non-profits, and small businesses. Drew is also a live music photographer, a Berkeley live music photographer, a Bay Area live music photographer, an Oakland live music photographer, a San Francisco live music photographer, a San Francisco band photographer and a bay area band photographer. You can view more of his photojournalism, editorial, and lifestyle work here and more of his documentary style wedding work here. The photos in this post are connected to Christine Whalen + Ryan Preizler’s wedding, brasswood estate weddings, napa weddings, napa wedding photographers, wine country weddings, california weddings,wedding photojournalism, wedding photojournalist, documentary style wedding photos, San Francisco bay area photographers, and Oakland photographers and telling stories with photographs. Have Camera. Will Travel. Drew is also a member in the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA).