Elijah and Rebecca’s geeky napa engagement session
Elijah and Rebecca are ready for a life full of adventures together. Their relationship actually started before Rebecca even knew they were dating. She introduced Elijah to her one true love…Star Wars. They stayed up late together to watch the entire saga over a few nights together. Elijah was in it to win it those nights, and he certainly won Rebecca’s heart. Elijah though, is a true romantic. So much so that their wedding venue was picked out and booked before he even asked Rebecca for her hand in marriage. Where you ask? Villa del Balbianello on Lake Como, Italy. It’s the same place that Anakin and PadmГ© were married in Star Wars: Episode II. Elijah has been more than willing to embrace Rebecca’s other true love in life. Needless to say, we were thrilled at the opportunity to work with them!
Elijah and Rebecca both work with with special needs kids and specialize in working with kids with Autism. They love Elijah so much that some of them call him Superman. That is where this first picture comes from!
Before the session, Rebecca and Elijah worked together to draw the sidewalk artwork and place the fluffy clouds on the ground.
I wonder who this keychain belongs to…
Then we were then off to the grounds of Chandon in Yountville, CA to capture a few beautiful images. It’s one of their favorite places to go together. They have done the Napa Valley wine train, and toured many of the different wineries together on weekends off. They love to go places together!
We could not get enough of the adorable faces these two make at one another. They could not stop laughing and having fun with each other. You could easily see that they were made for each other.
After Chandon, we headed up the road a bit to this beautiful lavender field. It felt very European; a great homage to their future wedding location!
Then it was time to showcase Rebecca’s love for all things Star Wars. They were quick to bring out the light sabers as we walked along the same railroad tracks they had once traveled down, enjoyng Napa’s beautiful vistas. This time though, they had the force with them…
Since Rebecca had the light side Elijah knew that for just once he had to embrace his dark side. Both armed with their light sabers a small battle ensued.
After a quick pause in their dual we stopped for a classic shot.
Since ending the session without photos in a vineyard would have been terrible, we quickly headed into a nearby domaine. With Rebecca all dressed up Elijah chose to bare it all, even in the frigid wind, for a couple photos. These two are adorable and to die for. They made a cold evening a bit…steamy.
Elijah and Rebecca, thank you again for choosing us to be a part of your love story. We could not have been happier to capture a small piece of your amazing adventure together!