The bride and groom held their wedding at Mettler Vineyard in Lodi, California. It was a small, elegant wedding, the ceremony in front of a beautiful pond. We did their portraits in the vineyard. Claire was holding the skirt of her dress, and I told her not to move. I love the sweep of the fabric. She wore a gorgeous blush pink, lace Maggie Sottero wedding gown, which she purchased at Mira Bridal Couture in Modesto, California.
Mettler Vineyard is a small, family-owned winery, so it's a quaint little place tucked away among miles of vines in Lodi, California. It's an outdoor only venue with a very beautiful ceremony spot and reception location. Their wine is also delicious! The food was by Lila & Sage in Murphy's, California.
I like this photo because it's a natural, candid photo of the couple, instead of an overly-posed portrait. It was towards the end of their portrait time and we were on our way towards the reception. They finally had a few moments to breathe and enjoy each other. She'd been dragging her dress all over the vineyard and it was full of sticks and leaves, so we were laughing.
I took this photo with 400iso Ilford black and white xp2 film with a 50mm lens at 1.4.
Location: 7889 E Harney Ln, Lodi, CA 95240.Keywords: Black & White (35), Bride & Groom (29), Lodi (2).