When I first met Matt + Tamara, they had scheduled an engagement shoot to get ready for their June wedding. They were so laid back and relaxed, we really had a great time doing some playful engagement shots. But unfortunately, since their wedding was in California, they had not planned for me to be the photographer. But a month later, I got an email from Tamara, and thus, I found myself on a flight to wine country to photograph an absolutely gorgeous wedding.
I arrived a little while before the bride and couldn’t believe the breathtaking view from the reception tent. Vineyards cascaded down the mountainside, and the whole valley stretched out below. You could see the opposite mountain range, and the soft breeze gave just enough relief from the midday sun for the air to feel almost perfect. It was an incredible setting for a wedding. Not to mention, we were able to get some gorgeous vineyard shots and photos along the tree-lined drive that led up to the vineyards. The photos don’t even really do justice to how breathtaking the views and scenery were. Even though I tried, unfortunately sometimes God’s handiwork just likes you to see it in person.
The wedding was held at the Hahn Winery in the beautiful Santa Lucia Highlands. However, Matt’s family (the McIntyre’s) own a vineyard right down the road from where the wedding was held called the McIntyre Vineyards. They had both Hahn and McIntyre wines at the reception, such a fun personal touch to accent the beautiful vineyard setting.
Matt + Tamara seemed to be made for each other. Their personalities mesh perfectly, if Tamara showed even a hint of stress, Matt would come in like a knight in shining armor. She is calm, thoughtful, and super positive, and Matt is focused, hard working, and down to earth. They are just a wonderful couple to get to know, and I was so blessed to not just photograph their wedding and spend the day with them, but really get to know them. They are definitely the kind of people who make friends easily and unknowingly bless everyone who enters their lives.
Many blessings to Arizona’s gorgeous new couple, Matt + Tamara, who made their love official June 1st! Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day!