Wedding At Opolo Vineyards In Paso Robles, CA | Shanna & Michael

Wedding At Opolo Vineyards

SHANNA & MICHAEL

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Wedding photos at Opolo Vineyards:

After capturing Shanna and Michael’s creative engagement session at The Last Bookstore in Downtown LA earlier in the year, I was thrilled that they asked me back to be their wedding photographer in Paso Robles. They were planning to exchange vows and have their wedding at Opolo Vineyards, and I was more than happy to make the drive north from Los Angeles to capture this special day. I hope that the newly married couple enjoy this selection of Opolo Vineyards wedding photos as much as I enjoyed capturing them.

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The bride and groom walking through the vines at sunset following their Opolo Vineyards wedding in Paso Robles.

 

Getting ready photos at Opolo Vineyards:

I left Long Beach on the Friday evening for the four hour drive north and when I woke early on Saturday morning it was really perfect weather for a wedding. Shanna, her bridesmaids, and flower girls were getting ready in a house on top of a hill overlooking the vineyards, while Michael was just nearby with the boys.

There were lots of beautiful moments to capture as the girls were getting ready, with some special moments between Shanna and her flower girls as she offered them necklaces as gifts. I captured a cute shot of one of the flower girls watching on as Shanna was getting ready, as well as a touching first look with her dad.

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Shanna’s flower girls and bridesmaids help her prepare for her wedding day at the Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles.

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One of Shanna’s flower girls trying on her shoes as they prepared for the wedding day at Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles..

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Capturing a special moment between the bride and her flowergirls at the Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles.

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One of Shanna’s flower girls watches on as she gets ready in a private room at the Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles

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Capturing a tender moment between Shanna and her dad during their first look at the Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles.

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A black and white shot of Shanna with her parents before the start of her wedding ceremony at the Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles.

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A candid shot of Shanna with her bridesmaids and flower girls before the wedding ceremony at the Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles.

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Capturing a playful exchange between Shanna’s flower girls as they waited for the Opolo Vineyards wedding to begin.

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A silhouette shot of Shanna in her bridal gown, overlooking the Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at Opolo Vineyards:

Then Michael came over for a first look session with his bride-to-be, tenderly kissing her on the shoulder as he approached from behind. We used the time available before the ceremony started for an Opolo Vineyards wedding portrait session, with the loved-up couple embracing in the whimsical setting and posing against the rustic wooden exterior of the house. Michael also surprised Shanna with a wedding day gift – a pair of Tiffany earrings that she was thrilled with!

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Michael walking up to Shanna for their first look session at a private apartment within Paso Robles’ Opolo Vineyards.

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Capturing a tender moment as Michael kisses Shanna’s shoulder during their Opolo Vineyards first look session.

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Shanna and Michael look lovingly into each other’s eyes during their Opolo Vineyards first look session.

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The bride and groom embrace joyfully during their first look session at the Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles.

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Michael and Shanna kiss during their first look photo session at the Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles.

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Michael checks his watch as he and Shanna wait for their wedding ceremony to start at the Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles.

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Capturing an intimate moment between the bride and groom during their Opolo Vineyards wedding photo session.

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Michael surprises Shanna with a pair of Tiffany earrings before the start of their wedding ceremony at Paso Robles’ Opolo Vineyards.

 

Ceremony photos at Opolo Vineyards:

Shanna and Michael’s wedding ceremony took place on a hill overlooking the vineyards, with the bride arriving spectacularly on a beautiful white horse. With the grassy green setting and vineyards behind, it really was a magical scene in Paso Robles for a wedding photographer to work with! During the ceremony, I captured candid shots as the couple exchanged vows, as well as a playful moment when Michael jokingly got the ring stuck.

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Shanna’s dad drives her to her wedding ceremony at the Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles.

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Shanna’s flower girls adorn the aisle in petals at the start of the Opolo Vineyards wedding ceremony.

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Shanna arrives on horseback to her wedding ceremony at the Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles.

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Capturing Michael’s reaction as he watches his bride arrive by horseback at Paso Robles’ Opolo Vineyards.

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Shanna’s father gives her away to Michael at the aisle during their Opolo Vineyards wedding ceremony.

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The bride and groom looking into each other’s eyes as they exchanged vows at the Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles.

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Shanna reads her vows to Michael during their wedding ceremony at the Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles..

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A black and white shot of the couple and their officiant during the Opolo Vineyards wedding ceremony.

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Looking back towards Shanna and Michael’s wedding ceremony at the gorgeous Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles.

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Michael playfully fitting Shanna’s wedding ring during their intimate ceremony at the Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles.

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The newly married couple make their recessional walk down the aisle at the Opolo Vineyards.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at Opolo Vineyards:

After the ceremony, I took some portraits of the couple incorporating Shanna’s white horse, as well as capturing a few natural moments as the flower girls met this magnificent animal. As the sunset “golden hour” set in, I grabbed Shanna and Michael for a quick portrait session between the vines, taking advantage of the most atmospheric lighting conditions.

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A portrait of the bride on her white horse within the sprawling vineyards of Paso Robles.

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Capturing a playful moment between the bride and her flower girls following the Opolo Vineyards wedding ceremony.

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Shanna’s flower girls running across the grass at the Opolo Vineyards following the wedding ceremony.

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The bride, groom, and flower girls with their beautiful white horse on one of the grassy lawns at the Opolo Vineyards.

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Shanna’s flower girls come face-to-face with her white horse at the Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles.

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Shanna’s white horse is led around the ceremonial site at the Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles.

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One of Shanna’s flower girls gently pats her white horse following the Opolo Vineyards wedding ceremony.

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Shanna and Michael embrace between the vineyards of Paso Robles during their Opolo Vineyards wedding photo session.

 

Reception photos at Opolo Vineyards:

Their wedding reception was held in the Opolo Vineyard’s Barrel Room, with the party really kicking off after Shanna and Michael’s first dance when everyone hit the dance floor. There were toasts and speeches, as well as some tender moments to photograph during the father-daughter and mother-son dances.

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Capturing the first dance between the couple during their Opolo Vineyards reception.

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The couple’s reactions as speeches and toasts are made at their Opolo Vineyards wedding reception.

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Shanna and her dad during the father-daughter dance at the Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles.

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Capturing the mother-son dance during Michael and Shanna’s Opolo Vineyards reception.

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The couple taste their wedding cake during the Opolo Vineyards wedding reception in Paso Robles.

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Shanna and Michael’s wedding guests enjoying the dance floor at the Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles.

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A couple getting down on the dance floor during Shanna and Michael’s Opolo Vineyards wedding reception.

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Shanna enjoying the dance floor with her girlfriends at the Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles.

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One of the bridesmaids getting down on the dance floor during the Opolo Vineyards wedding reception.

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Shanna’s parents hit the dance floor during the Opolo Vineyards wedding reception in Paso Robles.

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Michael dips Shanna on the dance floor during their fun-filled wedding reception at the Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles.

 

Wedding photos at Opolo Vineyards:

I just loved the relaxed vibe of Shanna and Michael’s Opolo Vineyards wedding and it was a pleasure to share the day with them as their Paso Robles wedding photographer. The couple flew off to Bora Bora for their honeymoon, which I’m sure will be an amazing way to start their married life together.

June 17, 2016

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