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B&W picture of bride and groom at Mettler Winery

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​.

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