My name is Stephanie Hopkins! I am a Northern California based photographer, specializing in high school senior portraits and wedding photography. 






Proposal at Castello di Amorosa | Calistoga, California

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!


Proposal at Castello di Amorosa location shots Proposal at Castello di Amorosa in front of castle Proposal at Castello di Amorosa on one knee Proposal at Castello di Amorosa putting ring on her finger Proposal at Castello di Amorosa she said yes Proposal at Castello di Amorosa hugging under olive trees Proposal at Castello di Amorosa close up of the ring Proposal at Castello di Amorosa cute couple in the vineyards Proposal at Castello di Amorosa laughing under olive trees Proposal at Castello di Amorosa kissing in the shade of olive trees Proposal at Castello di Amorosa ring shot Proposal at Castello di Amorosa more scenery

  1. Emily Obellos Villavicencio

    September 16th, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Congratulations Kris! I’m so happy for you and Rachelle… it was almost 23 years ago that you also “walked “(??? Haha) the isle as our Bible Bearer and now look at you! All grown up and mature and ready to tie the knot with your sweetheart❤️ God Bless always and as your aunt, I have this “kilig” feeling after seeing your engagement proposal and all???? Congratulations again Kris and Rachelle…love all the way from Iloilo City❤️

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