Family Friday | The Emerics in San Francisco & Sonoma County



As wedding photographers, we sometimes get to travel to photograph a wedding and when this happens it always turns into a little mini vacation for us afterwards 🙂  In June, we photographed Melissa + Mark’s beautiful San Francisco wedding.  If you missed it, you can check it out HERE.  We flew into San Francisco Friday evening.  The next day, we spent our morning and afternoon walking around Fisherman’s Wharf before meeting up with our couple for their rehearsal for their Sunday wedding at the Marines Memorial Club.

Monday morning we rented a car and made our way to Napa Valley.  We started our getaway with a picnic lunch at Alpha Omega winery and it totally set the tone for our relaxing trip.  We then got to visit one of our favorite wine’s winery, Sequoia Grove.  That was just awesome.  Of course, the wine tastings did not disappoint.  Just wish we could have stayed there longer! lol


The next day, we spent touring Sonoma Valley.  We hit up a few wineries and ended the day at Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Farmers Market.  One of my favorite wineries that day was Deerfield Ranch Winery. The tasting room is right inside their wine cave.  They had comfy chairs to sit and really gave you a nice experience.  Our flight was booked for Wednesday night out of San Francisco, so we were able to squeeze in 2 more wineries before it was time to head back.  We visited my favorite winery of the trip on this last day and we became wine club members!  Benzinger Family Winery was just lovely and the wines were delish!  I wish we would have had time to take their tour of the biodynamic vineyard and farm.  I guess we’ll just have to plan a trip back there soon 😉

It was a great trip!  We got some much needed time away from the routine.  Jason and I were able to reconnect and it totally revived my love of traveling and I cannot wait to go on more adventures with my family again soon!

*all photos taken with our trusty Fuji X100s and our iPhone 6s


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