Images By Northern California Based Interiors & Real Estate Photographer Rich Baum
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I recently got a call from a Viaggio Estates Winery to provide them with new photos for their 2015 marketing campaign.
Viaggio Estate & Winery is located in the middle of one of the most famous wine making regions in California, in the “heart” of Lodi’s Wine Country. Conveniently accessible from both Hwy 99 and I-5, Viaggio is a secluded and private estate with classic elegance nestled among beautiful walnut orchards and the serenity of the river. Viaggio‘s stunning and exquisite backdrop of the Mokelumne River offers plush outside grounds and several venues, each with gorgeous picturesque views.
I was recently contacted by a newly engaged couple that was refereed to me by a past client to photograph their wedding in June.
Unfortunately as I was booked that date I let them know I was not available and after hearing of her disappointment we said our good byes. About a month later I got a call back from the bride to be asking if I could shoot their engagement photos.. and of course I said yes and we proceed to make plans.. I mean, how great is it that even after knowing she found another photographer for the wedding she still picked me to shoot her engagement photos.. What an honor..
It was so great to know that even though they found another photographer to shoot their wedding they still wanted me to photograph their engagement session. So we decided to set this photo session at one of my favorite spots in Sacramento, Sialor Bar which has so many great shooting locations and “Looks” all within a 5 minute walk.. From the raging American River, wonderful natural trails and for my newest favorite spot, a secluded nook by the water which happened to have wild Iris flowers in full bloom providing a special backdrop to what was turning out to be a great time for everyone.
To end this Engagement shoot, with the help of Chris’s Dad we had their fully restored 1960’s El Camino to use as our backdrop… so I had them park this vintage beauty under an iconic Oak tree for some fun shots with this couple in love.
This was the perfect opportunity for me to put on my creative “Think Cap” and play around with some poses and to top it off we included a nice bottle of with for toasting their future new lives together.. the beginning of what will be a long journey together..
In the end I feel so lucky to spend such special time with this wonderful couple.. I truly wish I wasn’t booked for their wedding as I am confident it will be a wonderful and very special day..
The Forest House Lodge in beautiful and historic Foresthill California is just 40 minutes East of Sacramento in the Sierra Nevada foothills but you will truly feel worlds away when you choose this wonderful venue for your wedding.
From the grand historic lodge complete with Bridal Salon and “Man Cave” to a beautiful old fashion bar and billiards room, the Forest House will cater to meet your every need.
And a short 5 minute drive up the road is the beautiful and natural ceremony site with a “knock your socks off” view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains as your romantic backdrop. It doesn’t get more “Woodsy” than this…
So if you are looking for a Northern California wedding venue with natural beauty and historic charm, the Forest House Lodge is the place for you.
I will be sure to post the photos from this wedding and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding this or any other Northern California wedding venue.