Olivia + Brandon | Raffaldini Vineyard Wedding
How appropriate is it to end my final client blog post for 2018 with my sister and her big day?! It was a day filled with lots of love, laughter and a few happy tears. I was truly honored when she asked me to capture her special day, and having captured her engagement session, the first day of her son’s birth, her bridal portraits and so many other special moments in between it was only right for me to be able to capture the biggest day of her life.
I’m also thankful to have a tribe of women that know when you need a little help. My friend and fellow photograpHER, Sirena of Aneris Photography immediately offered her services as second shooter because she knew the day would be overwhelming for me being the sister of the bride and she wanted me to enjoy myself and not be tied to a camera the entire evening. And my friend Sierra of Sierra Collins Photography did a phenomenal job capturing all of the wonderful emotions of that day through video.
The intimate ceremony for Olivia and Brandon took place at Raffaldini Vineyards which holds a special place in my family’s heart since it’s a location we visit quite often for wine tastings. My niece was a beautiful flower girl and my nephew couldn’t have been cuter as the ring bearer. The weather was perfect and the wine definitely flowed during the cocktail hour.
After that celebration we made our way via limo to Maggiano’s to enjoy an amazing dinner and dance the night away! It was truly a magical day from start to finish and I’m so glad I was able to end my turn as a wedding photographer with this wedding. I wish Brandon, Olivia and Landon a lifetime of love and happiness and I look forward to capturing many more memories for them!
Photographer : Denise Benson Photography
Second Shooter: Aneris Photography
Videographer : Sierra Collins Photography
Venue : Raffaldini Vineyards
Event Planner : LaQuesha White
Reception : Maggiano’s
Hair: Donna Heath
Makeup: Maranda Williams
Dress: New York Bride & Groom
Cake : Sylvia’s Cakes & Things