When looking back at Clara and Nick's wedding, one aspect of the day that really stands out to us was the ceremony. Clara and Nick had one of the most personal, authentic ceremonies that we have captured. Their beautifully written personal vows, their friends and family speaking about reasons why they SHOULD be married, and their close friends actually marrying them had us smiling the full ceremony.

Their entire day took place on the Chaumette Winery property, which was an amazing backdrop for every part of the day. When we saw one lonely tree outside of Clara's cabin we decided it was the perfect spot for their first look. After that we explored the vineyards and ended the night getting some shots in the woods behind the reception venue.

Oh also, if Clara looks familiar to you, it is maybe because you have seen her singing in a split second shot during another wedding that we filmed. Or it is because Clara is actually a lead singer in the Diamond Empire Band - one of our favorite bands we have had the pleasure of working with in a few weddings. She did not let her talent go to waste during her own reception as she (along with Nick's dad) sang for Nick and his Mom during their dance, and even had a recording of her singing her and Nick's first dance song. She may have sang a song or two after that, but everyone was totally fine with that. Clara can sing!

It was so much fun getting to work with Clara, Nick and their friends. Every person we interacted with during the day made us feel welcome and by the end of the day felt like a close friend - seriously our stomachs hurt from laughing so much.

Congrats Clara + Nick!




ceremony + reception // Chaumette Winery

photography // Jen Thomson

band // Diamond Empire Band

florist // Twisted Willow