I was really excited when Kris messaged me about this proposal at Castello di Amorosa! I have driven by this winery so many times on my way to other shoots, and had heard wonderful things, but had yet to actually see it in person! What a beautiful location- and I only saw the outside!
I had chatted with Kris about heading there early to scout out a spot, and when I arrived I got really nervous; there were tourists EVERYWHERE! It was like being in line at Disneyland! Thankfully, we were able to find a spot and somehow when it was time, the crowd thinned out a bit. I’m always thankful for that!
When I got home, I told my husband that sometimes I forget ( since I’m in on the plan) that since the girl doesn’t know it’s coming, a spontaneous photo shoot can feel a bit overwhelming! Thankfully, even through the shock of it all, Rachelle went along with all my ideas and we just all kept laughing. I do think she was ready for a glass of wine to calm her nerves a bit! The original plan was to stop at another winery first, and you know how plans can go sometimes!
And can we just talk about the ring?! Holy moly! What a stunner! I knew they had a tasting to get to, or I would have probably taken way to many more shots of it!
So happy for both of you, enjoy the rest of your stay in Napa!
**I LOVE photographing proposals! I have done several in the past few months- check out this one! I have a little bucket list going on in my head – are you thinking of proposing in a hot air balloon? Maybe while in a helicopter overlooking the San Francisco Bay? I’d love to help plan and be a part of it! Message me for special pricing!