On the outskirts of Guerneville is where this charming Monte Rio beach front villa is. Growing up in the bay, summers in Russian river have always been a treat. Tubing or canoeing down the river, drinking local wine & rope swinging. Those summers always reminded me of Dirty Dancing for some reason, ha. This trip was a special one because I got to photograph a beautiful wedding right along the river with both old friends and new. We danced our butts off late into the night with a DJ I haven’t seen since my teens. And I had the best time shooting still lifes with Camden the wedding planner. I’m a happy camper when I get to style still lifes & get creative. Weddings like this one remind me how lucky we are to live near this cozy & beautiful place.

VENUE: Rio villa beach resort

PLANNER/DESIGNER: Camden of Downey Street Events

FLORIST: The Floral Times

DJ: Patrick of Boutique DJ’s

CATERER: Elaine Bell Catering