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Cornerstone Sonoma Wedding

Kaitlyn and Jon held their Cornerstone Sonoma wedding at Cornerstone Winery in Sonoma, California in the Napa Valley, renting out the back barn venue in order to accommodate their small wedding elopement at the venue. With the intent of a small and intimate wedding at Cornerstone Sonoma and then having a casual reception at a nearby bar, they only needed a quick hour and a half photo session in order to photograph the wedding ceremony, group formals, and Couples portraits. Wanting to have a decent amount of time for their couple’s portraits, Kaitlyn and Jon allotted 30 minutes for their portraits in hopes of getting some memorable and unique photographs at this gorgeous winery. The benefit of having a wedding at Cornerstone Sonoma is that it is so large that the normal main area was still open to the public while this back area was being used. I have visited Cornerstone Sonoma as both a photographer and a wine enthusiast, but I had never known that this back area existed.  Cornerstone Sonoma is known for its art displays and unique décor at their main front area, so it was unexpected to see this back area to be more toned down.

With Harrow’s pond serving as a back drop during their wedding ceremony, this simple yet scenic landscape allowed everyone all the guests to concentrate on the Bride and Groom in front of them and focus on the touching vows given by both Kaitlyn and Jon and a couple of their guests. One of the memorable aspects of this wedding was Jon’s surprise song he sang to Kaitlyn once she walked down the aisle which was a complete surprise to everyone except him and the guitarist. Kaitlyn acknowledged in her vows how much she loves his singing and it was a simple yet noticeable way of how Jon shows his love to Kaitlyn.

During the couple’s portraits around the venue, the guests were able to walk around the venue and appreciate the art on display that they are known for. This quiet period with just the three of the us allowed me to get some input on which parts of the venue they appreciated which included the tree bordering the ceremony area as well as incorporating the vineyards into their images for the classic shot. It was so great getting to spend a few short hours with this Couple and I hope to photograph a Cornerstone Sonoma wedding once again the the future!

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