June 17, 2017

Summertime Napa Valley Wedding at Cornerstone Sonoma

Constantine and Alicia’s Cornerstone Sonoma wedding, dropped right in the heart of Napa Valley’s wine country… was stunning. This has easily become one of my most favorite Napa Valley wedding venues. It’s rustic but elegant, a bit whimsical but also has some modern style. As a photographer it really hits on all points. I’m so thankful that they had me photograph them and their friends.

And speaking of friends… THAT. If there was a single theme to this wedding, that was it: friends. They have a huge community of people who love them so much and it was a pretty awesome sight to see – the way they all came together and celebrated these two. Their wedding party was one of the largest I’d seen and for good reason. With so many amazing friends to choose from, how do you?

Putting together this post and going through all the photos made me appreciate my own little friend group all the more. Living life in a vacuum without community isn’t the way we humans were designed to live. I’m so thankful that this wedding reminded me of that. It reminded me to perhaps fill my day a little less with obligations to maybe make some time for the spontaneous hangout, perhaps a few less chores and maybe a couple more pints with the crew.

Thanks a thousand times over, Constantine and Alicia, for letting me photograph you and your fam, and reminding me the value and importance of friends. Heart thee.

Speaking of friends again, all the high-fives to my friendors. This wouldn’t have been the amazing wedding it was if not for your hard work. Video by Josh Harney Productions, planning and coordination by Kristen Miller at So Eventful, Rentals by Bright Event Rentals, getting ready location was Fairmont Sonoma Mission and Spa, catering by Ramekins, floral by EV Floral Designs, cake by Susie Cakes, hair and makeup by Sherrie Long, DJ was Ivy Hill Entertainment, and officiating was Uncle Tom. Ya killed it, Tom.

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I absolutely love your work– so inspiring. What camera equipment do you use? and what lenses do you use for ceremony??

Hey Maddie! Thanks for the kind words there 🙂 I use two 5D4s and a 24, 35, 85, and 135L. I usually have a 35 and 135 on for big ceremonies like this one, but for more intimate weddings I’ll tend to throw on a 24 and 85, or 35 and 85, just depends on how cramped the space is at the front.