Wedding At Landmark Vineyards In Kenwood, CA | Kim & Ben

Wedding At Landmark Vineyards

KIM & BEN

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Wedding photos at Landmark Vineyards:

It was a dear photographer friend of mine, Michelle, who referred me to Kim and Ben to capture their intimate wedding at Landmark Vineyards in Sonoma County. Kim is Michelle’s sister and was planning to marry her fiance Ben after he proposed to her in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris!

I was honored that they decided to book me online after just a few Skype calls and was excited to finally meet them in person when I flew up to the Bay Area to document their special day. Everything was happening in the one place – at the gorgeous Landmark Vineyards – with my second photographer and myself driving over to this Kenwood wedding venue in the late morning to capture the couple getting ready.

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Kim and Ben kiss at their gorgeous wedding ceremony site at Landmark Vineyards in Sonoma County.

 

Getting ready photos at Landmark Vineyards:

While my second photographer was with Ben and his groomsmen as they made their final preparations, I was with Kim and the girls in their cottage. I photographed them toasting in their “Mean Girls” t-shirts and a special moment between the bride and her flower girl, as well as a playful shot as the bridesmaids blew kisses towards the camera.

After stepping into her stunning wedding dress, I captured some shots of Kim’s mom helping to secure the back of the dress and a candid shot as Michelle (who was the matron-of-honor) assisting with the bride’s earrings. I also grabbed a shot as Kim’s bridesmaids gathered around the bride on the porch of the cottage and documented her emotional reaction at reading a note card from her groom.

It was then time for the father-daughter first look, with Kim walking up behind her dad on the cottage porch. I captured his reaction at seeing his daughter looking so radiant on her wedding day, as well as grabbing some shots as Kim’s mom and sister watched on. We also had time for a few portraits with her parents before some elegant shots of the bride in front of an ornate wooden door.

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Capturing a special moment between Kim and her niece while getting ready for her wedding at Landmark Vineyards.

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Kim and her bridesmaids toast while preparing for her destination wedding at Landmark Vineyards in Sonoma County.

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A playful portrait of Kim and her bridesmaids blowing kisses at the camera with their dresses hanging behind at Landmark Vineyards.

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Kim and her bridesmaids share a special moment in their beautiful dresses while getting ready at Landmark Vineyards.

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A black and white shot of Kim’s mom helping to secure the back of her dress while getting ready in a cottage at Landmark Vineyards.

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A candid photo of Kim’s sister fixing the back of her dress while her bridesmaids wearing red watch on.

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Kim’s mom helps to secure the bride’s earrings while getting ready for her wedding at Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood.

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Kim’s sister, Michelle, helps to secure her earrings as they prepared for her Landmark Vineyards wedding in Sonoma County.

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Capturing a special moment between Kim and her bridesmaids on the porch of their cottage at Landmark Vineyards.

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A candid photo of Kim reading a note card from her groom while getting ready for her wedding at Landmark Vineyards.

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Capturing an emotional moment as Kim wipes away tears after reading a note card from her groom on their wedding day at Landmark Vineyards.

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Kim walks up behind her dad during their first look session on the porch of a cottage at Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood.

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Capturing the reactions of Kim and her dad during their father-daughter first look at Landmark Vineyards in Sonoma County.

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Kim’s mom, sister and niece watch on during the father-daughter first look session at Landmark Vineyards.

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Kim and her dad embrace during their father-daughter first look session at Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood.

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A portrait of Kim with her parents as they prepared for her wedding ceremony at Landmark Vineyards in Sonoma County.

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A portrait of Kim looking radiant on her wedding day at Landmark Vineyards in Sonoma County.

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Kim holding her beautiful bouquet in front of an ornate door at Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at Landmark Vineyards:

Initially Kim and Ben had been against doing a first look but after a little persuasion from me, they changed their minds. They did, however, want to hold it at their ceremony site, with Kim walking down the aisle towards Ben as he stood in front of their beautiful bridal arch. I documented the reactions of both the bride and groom in this special moment before grabbing some portraits as they walked back down the aisle together.

As it was quite a warm, sunny day, we sought some shade in the gardens for a short portrait session of the loved-up couple, with Ben sweetly buttoning up the back of Kim’s dress. I captured shots of them embracing beneath the trees and in front of the cottage before grabbing some creative bridal party portraits.

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One of Kim’s bridesmaids escorts her to her first look session with Ben at their Landmark Vineyards ceremony site.

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Capturing Ben’s reaction during his first look session with Kim at their Landmark Vineyards ceremony site.

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A candid photo of Ben wiping away tears during his emotional first look session at Landmark Vineyards.

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Kim walks down the aisle towards Ben during their first look session at Landmark Vineyards in Sonoma County.

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Kim and Ben embrace in front of a wooden bridal arch during their Landmark Vineyards first look session.

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A candid photo of Kim wiping away tears during her emotional first look session with Ben at Landmark Vineyards.

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Kim and Ben walk down the aisle together during their wedding day portrait session at Landmark Vineyards.

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Capturing a sweet moment as Ben buttons up the back of Kim’s dress during their Landmark Vineyards wedding portrait session.

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Kim and Ben kiss in front of a rustic door during their Landmark Vineyards wedding portrait session.

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A candid photo of Kim and Ben sharing a laugh during their wedding portrait session at Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood.

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Capturing an intimate moment between Kim and Ben while leaning up against a wooden pillar at Landmark Vineyards.

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Kim and Ben embrace during their wedding portrait session at Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood, Sonoma County.

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Kim and Ben look lovingly into one another’s eyes during their portrait session in the gardens of Landmark Vineyards.

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Capturing a tender moment between Kim and Ben in front of an ornate wooden door at Landmark Vineyards.

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A playful portrait of Kim and her bridesmaids hiding behind their bouquets in the gardens of Landmark Vineyards.

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Kim, Ben and their bridal party look towards one of the cute flower girls during their Landmark Vineyards wedding portrait session.

 

Ceremony photos at Landmark Vineyards:

It was then time for the ceremony to get underway, which was being held on the grassy lawns of Landmark Vineyards. I photographed Kim’s niece, Audrey, throwing petals as she led the procession down the aisle, followed by the bride on the arm of her father.

In addition to capturing the reactions of both the bride and groom as they exchanged vows and rings, I also grabbed some wide-angle shots looking across their gorgeous wedding ceremony venue at Landmark Vineyards. After being pronounced “husband and wife”, Kim and Ben made their joyous recessional walk down the aisle, stopping for a spontaneous kiss along the way.

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A candid photo of Audrey throwing petals while walking down the aisle during the Landmark Vineyards wedding ceremony.

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Capturing Ben’s reaction as he watched Kim walk down the aisle during their Landmark Vineyards wedding ceremony.

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Kim’s father escorts her down the aisle during the outdoor wedding ceremony at Landmark Vineyards in Sonoma County.

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The couple are embraced by Kim’s parents at the start of their garden wedding ceremony at Landmark Vineyards.

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Kim and Ben exchange vows during their intimate wedding ceremony at the stunning Landmark Vineyards in Sonoma County.

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Kim reads her vows to Ben during their Kenwood wedding ceremony at Landmark Vineyards.

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A candid photo of Ben laughing while Kim reads her vows during their intimate wedding ceremony at Landmark Vineyards.

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A candid photo of Kim laughing as Ben put a wedding ring on her finger during their intimate ceremony at Landmark Vineyards.

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The newly married couple make their recessional walk down the aisle to be congratulated by family and friends.

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Capturing a spontaneous kiss between Kim and Ben during their recessional walk at Landmark Vineyards.

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Kim’s sister signs the marriage license while the couple watches on following their Sonoma County wedding ceremony.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at Landmark Vineyards:

With the late afternoon light just perfect, we captured some romantic portraits of the newlyweds at their ceremony site and amidst the vines of Landmark Vineyards. I photographed them embracing warmly and looking lovingly into one another’s eyes, then grabbed a shot as they walked hand-in-hand through the vineyards.

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A portrait of Kim and Ben holding their wooden “Thank You” signs at the Landmark Vineyards wedding ceremony site.

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A portrait of Kim and Ben holding hands at their Landmark Vineyards wedding ceremony site, backed by the mountains of Sonoma County.

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A playful portrait of Kim peeking out from behind Ben during their Landmark Vineyards wedding photo session.

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A whimsical portrait of Kim and Ben kissing during their sunset wedding photo session at Landmark Vineyards.

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Ben embraces Kim warmly during their vineyard portrait session in Kenwood, Sonoma County.

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Kim and Ben kiss during their sunset wedding portrait session at Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood.

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The newly married couple walk hand-in-hand through the rows of vines at Landmark Vineyards.

 

Reception photos at Landmark Vineyards:

Kim and Ben’s wedding reception was being held adjacent to the ceremony site at Landmark Vineyards, with the couple kicking off the proceedings with their first dance. This was followed by speeches and toasts from those closest to them before the parental dances took place.

Both young and old then hit the dance floor and I tried to capture all the celebrations as Kim and Ben partied with their family and friends. The couple then performed their cake cutting ceremony at a lavishly decorated dessert table before the bouquet toss beneath the dance floor chandelier. The evening ended with Kim and Ben making a grand reception exit from Landmark Vineyards as their wedding guests waved streamers.

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Kim and Ben make their grand wedding reception entrance at Landmark Vineyards in Sonoma County.

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The newly married couple perform their first dance beneath an ornate chandelier at their Landmark Vineyards reception.

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Ben dips and kisses Kim at the end of their first dance at the Landmark Vineyards outdoor wedding reception.

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A creative photo capturing a spontaneous kiss between the newlyweds during their Landmark Vineyards reception.

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Ben’s best man makes a speech while the couple listens in during their Landmark Vineyards wedding reception.

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Capturing the reactions of Kim and Ben during speeches and toasts at their Landmark Vineyards wedding reception.

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A candid photo of Michelle making a reception speech during the outdoor reception at Landmark Vineyards.

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Kim and Ben share a laugh during the speeches and toasts at their Landmark Vineyards wedding reception.

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A candid photo of Audrey enjoying the reception festivities at Landmark Vineyards in Sonoma County.

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Kim’s father makes a speech during the outdoor wedding reception at Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood.

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A candid photo of Kim wiping away tears during an emotional reception speech at Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood.

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Ben’s dad makes a reception speech during the intimate celebrations at Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood.

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A candid photo of Ben pumping his fist into the air during speeches and toasts at his Landmark Vineyards wedding reception.

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Kim and her dad perform their father-daughter dance during the Landmark Vineyards wedding reception.

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Kim’s mom watches on during the father-daughter dance at the Landmark Vineyards wedding reception.

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A candid photo of Kim laughing during her father-daughter dance at the Landmark Vineyards wedding reception.

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Ben and his mom perform their mother-son dance at the Sonoma County wedding reception.

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Ben’s dad watches on during the mother-son dance at Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood, Sonoma County.

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Ben and his mom embrace at the end of their mother-son dance during the Landmark Vineyards wedding reception.

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The bride and groom dancing with their cute niece during the terrace reception at Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood.

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Ben enjoying the terrace dance floor with his groomsmen during the Landmark Vineyards wedding reception.

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A candid photo of Kim enjoying the dance floor with her girlfriends at Landmark Vineyards in Sonoma County.

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A candid photo of two wedding guests letting loose on the dance floor during Kim and Ben’s wedding reception.

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Ben dancing with his niece during the terrace wedding reception at Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood.

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A playful photo of two wedding guests dancing at Kim and Ben’s Landmark Vineyards wedding reception.

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Michelle and her daughter enjoying the festivities during the Landmark Vineyards wedding reception.

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Kim and Ben perform their cake cutting ceremony at the dessert table during their Sonoma County wedding reception.

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Capturing a special moment between the bride and one of her nieces during the Landmark Vineyards reception.

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An action shot of Kim’s bouquet toss to a group of expectant ladies at the Landmark Vineyards wedding reception.

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A group of women reach for the bouquet beneath a chandelier at the Landmark Vineyards wedding reception.

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A wedding guest does a karate kick on the dance floor during the Landmark Vineyards reception.

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Wedding guests dancing beneath an ornate chandelier during the outdoor reception at Landmark Vineyards.

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Kim’s mom dancing with her niece during the outdoor wedding reception at Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood.

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Kim and Ben enjoying the dance floor, surrounded by their wedding guests at Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood.

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Kim and Ben let loose on the dance floor during their outdoor reception at Landmark Vineyards in Sonoma County.

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Kim and Ben make their grand reception exit at Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood, Sonoma County.

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Capturing a spontaneous kiss between the newlyweds during their grand reception exit at Landmark Vineyards.

 

Wedding photos at Landmark Vineyards:

It really was a wonderful day spent capturing Kim and Ben’s intimate wedding at Landmark Vineyards and I can’t thank Michelle enough for making it happen. I know that they’re off to Costa Rica for their honeymoon and wish them all the happiness in the world as they embark on this new chapter together.

September 20, 2018

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