People come from around the world to get married in my proverbial backyard. And I love it. From Baltimore, Stephanie and Derrick thought about either celebrating their intimate wedding either in Barbados or wine country. I, for one, am excited that they chose Sonoma and the fabulous Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant as the perfect place for their destination wedding. Nestled in the Russian River Valley, the Farmhouse staff have mastered the art of designing an intimate wedding. I have had the opportunity to shoot at the Michelin star rated Farmhouse regularly over the course of the last several months, and I have yet to meet a venue staff that does a better job. They take care of every detail a bride can think of, and then several more that she hasn’t, which leaves her beaming throughout her day, and makes my job a wine country breeze. The photographs I took for Stephanie and Derrick are full of laughter, and I easily could have made every picture in this post one of them laughing. But I also wanted to show the intimacy and quiet joy that they carry in each others presence, and of course I love their details. A harp playing while you’re being married under a blue sky surrounded by vineyards in full harvest? Yes please! Enjoy.