One of my favorites from this weekend's mini sessions: Valerie, Brent and Josie!

When Maia and Alex approached us at Tinywater about shooting their wedding, they said they loved our personal, intimate approach and vintage wedding photos. We knew that with the ideas and location they had in mind, it would be a match made in heaven! Joining the lovely couple at Ocean Song Farm and Wilderness Center in Occidental, California, we were able to capture vintage wedding photos of the couple atop the “rolling ridgetop grasslands, rugged canyons, oak woodlands, and redwood groves hosting fields of colorful wildflowers” throughout their big wedding day.

The fog began to roll in just as Maia and Alex’s traditional Jewish ceremony came to a close. The fog diffused the light just perfectly as we snapped some of our favorite vintage wedding photos and couple portraits of the day.

Maia looks so lovely in this light! It also helped that she was the epitome of a glowing bride on her wedding day. We had so much fun taking both posed and candid portraits of her throughout the Ocean Song property.

The mix of soft brown grassy fields, lush green forests, and wildflowers throughout the Sonoma landscape allowed us to take a variety of vintage wedding photos all within a walk of each location.

Maia and Alex were great to work with, and we couldn’t wait to play around with some portraits including their bright blue vintage car.

We couldn’t stop giggling with these two, it was more like play taking these couple portraits! The large boulders sprawled across the landscape was a fun texture to play with as a backdrop to these vintage wedding photos.

The best part of being a Napa wedding photographer is capturing real love between two people. It makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

As the fog settled in, so did the chill in the air. After the lovely traditional Jewish wedding ceremony and couple portrait session, we slowly made our way out of the wildflower fields and into the cozy Ocean Song barn for Maia and Alex’s fun vintage reception. We couldn’t have asked for a better couple to spend the day with at one of our favorite locations in Nothern California’s wine country!

We here at Tinywater were so excited to capture all of their fun vintage inspired barn wedding photos at the reception following Maia and Alex’s traditional Jewish ceremony outdoors at Ocean Song Farm and Wilderness Center. “Located in the serene coastal hills of Sonoma County, guests are delighted by the rustic and elegant beauty and magical qualities of this place.”

As soon as we caught a glimpse of the Ocean Song Big Barn we couldn’t wait to get inside for a few peeks at their celebration room and indoor stage! The Sonoma County location really is the best of both indoor and outdoor weddings, with something to please any bride’s preference, and as a wine country photographer, we couldn’t wait to start snapping some of Maia and Alex’s barn wedding photos.

The vintage wildflower inspired floral arrangements were designed by Heather over at Blue Orchid Floral. Heather gathers all of her materials from the San Francisco Flower Market and local growers which really allowed her to create some beautiful centerpieces for Maia and Alex’s reception. We love that they could have been handpicked right outside the barn from the Ocean Song property!

The guest seating cards were simple with an art deco design twist. We love the vintage display created with twine and clothespins created by Maia’s event coordinator, Jubilee with Jubilee Lau Events!

Capturing the couple’s barn wedding photos was so much fun, and everyone had a great time on the big dance floor inside Ocean Song’s Big Barn! Everyone was smiling when the father daughter dance began.

One of our favorite parts of this indoor reception was the lighting – twinkle lights hung from the rafters and the walls were lit up with warm accent lights. The lighting made all of our barn wedding photos so pretty and warm.

Instead of traditional cake stands, Maia and Alex’s wedding cakes stood atop stacks of their favorite vintage books! Details like this paired with the cute bell jars filled with moss and fresh wildflowers are so special and inspiring, we couldn’t help but share!

Isn’t the Ocean Song barn just lovely and so inviting? Next post we’ll show off a few of our favorite couple portraits from Maia and Alex that we captured on their perfectly foggy wedding day.

We can’t wait to share our work as Maia and Alex’s Sonoma wedding photographer at their traditional Ocean Song wedding!

Maia and Alex asked Tinywater to be their Sonoma wedding photographer for their big day at Ocean Song Farm and Wilderness Center. Ocean Song is located in Occidental, California, right in the heart of Sonoma wine country. Their traditional Jewish ceremony was perfectly intimate, with 150 of their closest friends and family there to witness their proclaiming of their love atop of the hillside.

The many details made this whole day so unique to Maia and Alex, from the baby blue vintage car to the homemade Blackberry Jam favors to the traditional meets Art Deco style that the couple loves. One of our favorite perks of being a Sonoma wedding photographer is getting to experience each couple’s personal style – no two weddings are ever the same!

One of our favorite parts of the day as Maia and Alex’s Sonoma wedding photographer was capturing the bride getting ready with her family. We loved that we could feel the anxiousness and extreme happiness in the air as Maia’s bridal party assisted in getting her prepared for her ceremony.

Maia was a truly picture perfect bride, and we couldn’t wait to follow her outside to her hilltop ceremony!

As this lovely couple’s Sonoma wedding photographer, we were lucky enough to be able to capture the groom’s mother helping him get ready as well.

We can’t get enough of these precious moments between Alex and his parents before the ceremony.

Here comes the bride! I loved that both Maia and Alex had both their mother and father walk them down the aisle.

The breathtaking views of the rolling hills of Sonoma County made us feel like we were on top of the world – just another reason we absolutely love being a Sonoma wedding photographer. Maia and Alex’s traditional Jewish ceremony here at Ocean Song Farm and Wilderness Center was so perfect on this sunny Northern California day. We can’t wait to show peeks of the couple portraits and candids from the reception in our next few posts!

Halberg Photographers - beautiful job on a fun Sonoma wedding!!!!

Featured: Jaynel + John on My Sunny Wedding

January 13th, 2012

Jaynel and John’s Wish Upon A Wedding has been featured in the second and current issue of My Sunny Wedding! My Sunny Wedding is an online e-magazine featuring real weddings, inspiration, and ideas for your big day! Click over to My Sunny Wedding or Issuu to check out Jaynel and John’s gorgeous Julia Morgan Ballroom wedding, starting on page 81!

This weekend: The Lab!

January 12th, 2012

Join Tinywater as we head to one of our favorite wedding events, The Lab, this Saturday, January 14 from 5-9 p.m.

What is The Lab? “A not-so-ordinary bridal experience to immerse yourself in creative inspiration to define your wedding style. Couples will experience inspiration boards brought to life, sips and bites from some of the best caterers, sweet and treats from top dessert designers, a vendor library, a non-traditional runway show, and one heck of a party to round out the night.”

We are so excited to gather at Cline Cellars with many fabulous wedding vendors to share our favorite trends and provide inspiration for your big day!

Check out for more information and follow @thelabevent on Twitter for the latest news! We can’t wait to meet you!

Cline Cellars is located at 24737 Arnold Drive in Sonoma, California.

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