Chateau St Jean Marriage Proposal – Matt & Michelle

Marriage proposals are so much fun to photograph. I get to hide out or pose as a tourist so I can capture candid images of the magical moment. I just photographed Matt’s proposal to Michelle at the beautiful Chateau Saint Jean in Kenwood, California – in the heart of wine country.

Matt made an elaborate plan for a trip to St Jean to go wine tasting. He had arranged for a private patio to be staged with flower petals – and a photographer – that’s me!

I was hiding in the shadows so I could photograph the whole thing. Michelle started doing the cutest happy dance when she realized what was happening.

Needless to say, she said YES! And she LOVES the ring 🙂

Chateau St Jean is really a beautiful property so we strolled around and photographed the freshly engaged couple all over the winery.

What an honor to photograph this incredibly sweet couple. Congratulations, guys!!

Chateau St Jean 2015 Cinq CĂ©pages Launch

Chateau St. Jean is one of the most beautiful wineries in California. They have been producing great wines in Sonoma for more than forty years. Cinq CĂ©pages is the flagship wine of Chateau St. Jean. Each year, Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren selects fruit from Bordeaux varietal vineyards to craft a wine that showcases the best of Sonoma County. It combines the strength of the diverse region to create an approachable, well balanced and elegant wine.

On October 6, 2018, Chateau St Jean introduced the 2015 vintage of Cinq CĂ©pages. The following images were captured at this beautiful event.