I love San Francisco: the diversity, the culture, and the architecture. But most specifically, I love its proximity to Napa Valley. I didn’t realize this for a few years. Sarah and I have been back and forth a few times over the past several years, and I just love it, but we never visited wine country. I knew it was close, but I didn’t realize how much I love Napa. So much so that I sort of want to move there. But alas, we don’t have $4 million to buy land. We spent a day with our friends Patrick and Analy driving around the vineyards, went wine tasting at the Hess Collection, picked up some amazing 2008 sauvignon blanc, and dined at some pretty good restaurants. We fell in love with the valley in a day, and can’t wait to go back. The sunset seemed to last forever, causing a sort of etherial effect to blanket the valley for a glorious amount of time. I’m addicted.
I’ve known for a long time that I want to shoot a wedding at a vineyard. I know they happen all the time, but I’ve just never had the chance. Now that I’ve been to wine country, the desire has grown even stronger. I’m looking forward to the day that someone calls up Sarah and me, and asks us to photograph their Napa Valley vineyard wedding.
We had such a relaxed weekend. Saturday was spent in Napa, and then Sunday we went to Palo Alto to visit Sarah’s good friend Amanda from her time at FIDM(Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising). We had a great time barbecuing, and just catching up with old and new friends. Sarah and Amanda were roommates at 4 different apartments during the year that Sarah lived in SF, and it seemed like time hadn’t changed how well they related to each-other although this was the first time they had seen each-other in about 6 or 7 years.
One of the most memorable parts of the trip was of course the tire blowing out in the first 45 minutes of our trip… THAT was fun. We were supposed to go up to San Luis Obispo to visit my sister and nephew for an hour or so and have a picnic. Unfortunately, the tire set us back quite a bit, and we only had 20 minutes to spend with my sister Amanda and Jackson. But it was still fun and worth it.
Now we’re back home, and I just can’t wait to go again. See you soon San Francisco!