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Engagement Photography Session at Rios-Lovell Winery, Livermore, CA

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As a photographer, I have always found it interesting how well you can get to know someone in just a few hours.

Arthi and Rishi were no exception – but their kind nature made it especially easy!  They chose Rios-Lovell winery for their Engagement Party – in the Livermore wine region.  Having shot a wedding there in 2011, I was excited since they have many gorgeous shooting locations – from vineyards, to fountains, a pretty garden area with and adorable bridge… and a little patio area with European flair!

Wisely, they chose to do their engagement portraits in the hours before the party started, while they we dressed and ready for action.
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By the time we finished the engagement portraits, family had arrived. We gathered the families for groups of portraits. This is something we’ve been seeing more of lately – taking time at your engagement party to do some family portraits – and we think is a positive trend!  For those families who don’t get to see one another very often, it’s a great way to be sure to have beautiful memories to hold on to.
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Arthi and Rishi are very talented, ambitious, and inspiring individuals – and I’m not the only one who thinks so! In fact, Rishi was featured in a recent documentary called Urban Fruit – – You can watch it on Amazon Prime. Their commitment to organic farming and sustainability will help us reawaken our connection to the land!