Napa Valley Wedding Photographer
What started out as a windy but beautiful day, ended with the largest fire in Napa history! Rachel and Sam had such a stunning Napa wedding. The perfect flowers. Incredible friends and families and a gorgeous day! Rachel and Sam are the sweetest couple! I first met up with them for their engagement session at Muir Overlook. I was so thrilled to photograph their wedding in Napa! Early in the afternoon we started to see smoke in the distance. It wasn’t until I was photographing Rachel and Sam cutting their cake, that I noticed the fire raging on the hill behind them. Still the concern from everyone was fairly low. They continued having a great dance party and enjoying the evening. I snagged Rachel and Sam for a photo with the colors from the smoke and fire behind them. Funny enough it ended up in the national news the next day. At that point I thought I was just taking a fun photo. The police came and had everyone evacuate shortly after.
As I drove away from the wedding, my gps took me right through the thick of the fire. I decided to take the long way back, and am grateful I did. This ended up being one of the worst fires in the history of Napa. These two will certainly have memories to talk about for years to come!