Monday, October 4, 2010

Napa Valley Engagement Shoot: Kathryn + Ryan

Kathryn and Ryan are really just the sweetest couple. When they are together, they both exude happiness and love and are really so much fun to be around. For their engagement shoot, we head up to a private estate in St. Helena with Elizabeth Messina for a picnic lunch and photos amongst the vines. Kathryn wore two stunning dresses - one of which happened to go perfectly with the yellow cabanas on property. (How cute is that?) In between shots, the couple nibbled on a simple picnic lunch that we sourced straight from the San Francisco Farmer's Market that morning - check out the menu below. I think Elizabeth Messina did such an amazing job of capturing all the sweet little moments between Kathryn and Ryan. You can see more photos on Kathryn's blog, Snippet + Ink, and on Elizabeth Messina's blog, Kiss the Groom.

Kathryn + Ryan's Picnic Menu

* Frog Hollow Farms fresh peach salad with shaved Cowgirl Creamery Parmigiano-Reggiano and a touch of local organic olive oil

* Yellow and green bean salad with a lemon vinaigrette and chives

* Mini sandwiches on toasted asiago baguettes with Savannah Bee acacia honey, cream cheese and sopressata

* Fresh figs drizzled with local honey

* Perfect Endings mini wedding cake
*Jackson's Ice-cycle lemon- gingersnap ice cream sandwiches

* San Pellegrino Limonata 


  1. Thank you for creating such a beautiful day for us - we are both so thrilled to have you as part of this special time in our lives. xoxo

  2. these two are way cute! saw them on snippet & ink... can't wait to see more of your blog as well.

  3. Love this photo shoot! Beautiful and romantic!

  4. Thanks everyone, it was so much fun, Kathryn, Ryan and Elizabeth Messina are a total pleasure to work with. The wedding is going to be so great we are very excited about all of the details and plans.


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